July 5, 1988
A Detroit reporter did a double take when Doyle Alexander said: "I like the guys on this team. There's a good feeling in the clubhouse." Does that mean that the much-traveled pitcher, who has a reputation as a clubhouse grouch, wants to play out his career with the Tigers? Don't get carried away. "I was happy in Toronto," he said. "They had a great bunch of guys when I was with the Blue Jays.
April 2, 1999 |
Art Thiel of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on last Sunday's game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Cuban All-Stars: "Sitting side by side at the game in Havana were Fidel Castro, who hijacked a nation in 1959, and baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, the used-car salesman who hijacked the Seattle Pilots in 1970. "Have there ever been two men who have ascended so dubiously, accomplished so little and stayed in power so long?" (Note: the Pilots are now the Milwaukee Brewers.
December 11, 2003 |
The feats of Wilt Chamberlain are amazing. Only four NBA players have scored at least 70 points in a game, and he did it five times, including his record 100-point game. He had an NBA-record 55 rebounds against Bill Russell and the Boston Celtics in a game in 1960 as a Philadelphia Warrior. And he had a double triple-double -- 22 points, 25 rebounds and 21 assists against Detroit in 1968 as a Philadelphia 76er before the NBA kept track of such things.
April 2, 1988
Year Site Result 1939 Evanston, Ill. Oregon 46, Ohio St. 34 1940 Kansas City Indiana 60, Kansas 42 1941 Kansas City Wisconsin 39, Washington St. 34 1942 Kansas City Stanford 53, Dartmouth 38 1943 New York Wyoming 46, Georgetown 34 1944 New York Utah 42, Dartmouth 40, OT 1945 New York Oklahoma St. 49, NYU 45 1946 New York Oklahoma St. 43, N. Carolina 40 1947 New York Holy Cross 58, Oklahoma 47 1948 New York Kentucky 58, Baylor 42 1949 Seattle Kentucky 46, Oklahoma St.
April 17, 2002 |
Looking back, it seems like a slam dunk. The Lakers had the No. 2 pick in the 1960 draft and Jerry West of West Virginia was available. But the Lakers nearly blew their shot at the Hall of Famer, according to Arlee Pollard, widow of Jim Pollard, who was finishing an interim term as Laker coach at the time. "Everybody said Jerry West was the guy the Lakers should pick," recalled Arlee last week at Staples Center where her late husband was among the Minneapolis Lakers honored with a banner.
July 7, 2004 |
Working for an NFL team would be a dream, right? Not necessarily. Nick Warnock, a finalist on NBC's "The Apprentice" before being fired by Donald Trump, was offered a job by Amy Trask, the chief executive of the Oakland Raiders. Michelle Smith of the San Francisco Chronicle reported that Warnock had agreed to work for the team, with details to be determined. But two days later, Warnock said he was pursuing other opportunities in Los Angeles. He must have met Al Davis.
April 3, 2001
IN THE TOURNAMENT * East Regional, first round Duke 95, Monmouth 52 21 points, 10 rebounds Battier--a 6-foot-8, 220-pound senior from Birmingham, Mich.--had five of the Blue Devils' school-record 18 three-point baskets. He had two three-point baskets and a layup in a 57-second span in Duke's 62-point first half.
April 21, 1995 |
Janet Buster understood things would somehow never be the same for her son after that night last fall at the Universal Amphitheatre. She and 9-year-old Brody had been given backstage passes to a concert by blues guitar master B. B. King, and the two found a spot at the side of the stage, hoping for a chance to say hello again to King when the show ended. That's when King saw the boy, raised his hand to stop the concert, and directed the spotlight to suddenly fall on young Brody.
February 28, 1996 |
The Los Angeles-area businessman who may be the reason St. Louis had a landing place for Wayne Gretzky greeted Tuesday's night's news of the trade for the Great One with mixed feelings. "I'm a hockey fan, and I want the Kings to do well," said Harry Ornest, the Beverly Hills resident who owned the St. Louis Blues from 1983-86. "But St. Louis is a great hockey town, and if anybody's going to give them their money's worth, it's Wayne Gretzky."