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December 10, 1987 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Basketball Coach Dean Smith of North Carolina thinks the Clippers got a bargain in former Tar Heel forward Joe Wolf. Wolf signed a reported $1.2-million, three-year contract with the Clippers last October. Smith said he had advised Wolf to ask for a one-year contract because his value would rise dramatically after his first season in the National Basketball Assn. It's too early to evaluate Wolf, but Smith just might have been right.
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February 7, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Monday night's Clippers victory over the Orlando Magic was marred by an Achilles' tendon injury to Chauncey Billups, who is a big reason the Clippers are 15-7 and in second place in the Western Conference. On Tuesday, the Internet was abuzz with fans pointing to Billups' injury as another example of the "Clippers Curse. " One problem. There is no Clippers Curse. To be sure, there have been times when players have been injured: Blake Griffin missed his first season because of a knee injury.
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March 14, 1987
Joe Wolf, North Carolina's second-leading scorer and rebounder, suffered a sprained right ankle in practice Friday and is "very doubtful" for the Tar Heels' game against Michigan today in the second round of the East Regional, a team spokesman said.
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March 5, 1997 | From Associated Press
Dennis Rodman, banished for 11 games less than a month ago, was suspended Tuesday for the third time this season, a one-game ban for "deliberately striking" Milwaukee's Joe Wolf in the groin. It is Rodman's fourth suspension--totaling 20 games--since joining the Chicago Bulls before last season. The NBA said the flamboyant forward will miss tonight's home game against San Antonio and will be fined $7,500. "We understand why the league did it.
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June 23, 1990
An Orange County man died Thursday afternoon when his car struck a Caltrans maintenance truck parked on an Interstate 5 median in San Diego, officials said. Jon Alan Shaw, 30, of Orange, died instantly in the accident near the Clairemont Drive exit about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, said Joe Wolf, a California Highway Patrol spokesman. "The driver was just going down the shoulder and he ran into the truck," Wolf said. George Scangos, the driver of the truck, had minor injuries, Wolf said.
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October 13, 1987 | CHRIS BAKER
Forward-center Joe Wolf of North Carolina, the 13th player picked in the 1987 National Basketball Assn. draft last June, has reached a verbal agreement on a three-year contract with the Clippers, club officials announced Monday. "I just want to come in and be consistent and help the team," Wolf said by phone from his home in Kohler, Wis. Wolf is expected to sign his contract and report to training camp at Cal Poly Pomona today.
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December 11, 1987 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
The Seattle SuperSonics probably thought they'd rout the Clippers Thursday night when they learned before the game that Joe Wolf, the Clippers' star rookie forward, was out with a knee injury. But losing Wolf seemed to motivate the Clippers as guard Mike Woodson scored 27 points as the Clippers beat the SuperSonics, 113-96, at the Sports Arena to end a two-game losing streak.
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July 14, 1985
Police charged 11 people with simple assault in a fight that broke out Saturday at Three Rivers Stadium during the game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Francisco Giants when guards tried to eject a group of rowdy fans. Two security guards and three fans were treated for minor injuries at Allegheny General Hospital, police said. The 11 were also charged with defiant trespass and disorderly conduct.
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September 21, 1990 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Denver Nuggets signed free agent Joe Wolf to an offer sheet Thursday, giving the Clippers 15 days to match the deal, worth more than $2 million for the next two years, or lose their former first-round draft choice without compensation. The package is believed to guarantee Wolf about $1.8 million over two seasons, including a signing bonus. There also are $200,000 in incentive clauses and an option year is worth $1 million. Those numbers, set against 39.
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January 23, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Iowa Coach Tom Davis keeps shuffling the deck and dealing winning hands. Substituting freely, as usual, Davis watched his top-ranked Hawkeyes wear down third-ranked Indiana, 101-88, in a Big Ten Conference game Thursday night at Iowa City, Iowa. "I think we're probably the deepest club in the league, one of the deepest in the country," Davis said. "The way we press and run, we need to go eight guys deep."
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September 21, 1990 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Denver Nuggets signed free agent Joe Wolf to an offer sheet Thursday, giving the Clippers 15 days to match the deal, worth more than $2 million for the next two years, or lose their former first-round draft choice without compensation. The package is believed to guarantee Wolf about $1.8 million over two seasons, including a signing bonus. There also are $200,000 in incentive clauses and an option year is worth $1 million. Those numbers, set against 39.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1990
An Orange County man died Thursday afternoon when his car struck a Caltrans maintenance truck parked on an Interstate 5 median in San Diego, officials said. Jon Alan Shaw, 30, of Orange, died instantly in the accident near the Clairemont Drive exit about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, said Joe Wolf, a California Highway Patrol spokesman. "The driver was just going down the shoulder and he ran into the truck," Wolf said. George Scangos, the driver of the truck, had minor injuries, Wolf said.
SPORTS
December 2, 1989 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Benoit Benjamin, team player, will not allow himself to be lured into a controversy about whether he should be the Clippers' starting center. He'll just play and let Don Casey take care of assignments. "Whatever Casey feels," Benjamin said. "He's the coach. I'm not complaining." He paused. "But something has to give sooner or later." Sooner came Friday night. Benjamin was one of the few bright spots in a 111-90 loss to the Phoenix Suns before 13,240 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
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October 26, 1988 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, Times Staff Writer
Out of the spotlight, thanks to Danny Manning et al, and thankful that they are no longer rookies, the players from the Clippers' draft class of 1987 are ready to go. Last season's rookies were the great future before Manning, Charles Smith and Gary Grant came along. Now, Reggie Williams, Joe Wolf and Ken Norman have become part of what the Clippers hope is the great foundation.
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February 26, 1988 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
The New York Knicks ended a club-record, 18-game road losing streak with a 106-96 win over the short-handed Clippers Thursday night before 12,129 fans at the Sports Arena. It was the Knicks' first road win since Nov. 25, when they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 104-101, in Richfield, Ohio. The Knicks are 2-23 on the road this season, but they are 19-8 at home.
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December 12, 1987 | CHRIS BAKER
Forward Joe Wolf of the Clippers is expected to be out for three weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to remove torn cartilage from his right knee Friday. "It was what I'd hoped for. It was a minor cartilage tear," said Dr. Tony Daly. who performed the 20-minute operation. "He went home after the operation and he's going to begin rehabilitation right away. He should be back in three weeks." Coach Gene Shue said the Clippers may bring in a player from the Continental Basketball Assn.
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October 30, 1987 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Clipper General Manager Elgin Baylor signed a new contract with the team Thursday. Baylor, 53, whose one-year contract expired last summer, reportedly got a three-year deal worth more than $100,000 a year. Sources within the club said the move was owner Donald Sterling's way of rewarding Baylor for the trades he has made in an attempt to rebuild the Clippers, who finished with the third-worst record in NBA history last season, 12-70.
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February 7, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Monday night's Clippers victory over the Orlando Magic was marred by an Achilles' tendon injury to Chauncey Billups, who is a big reason the Clippers are 15-7 and in second place in the Western Conference. On Tuesday, the Internet was abuzz with fans pointing to Billups' injury as another example of the "Clippers Curse. " One problem. There is no Clippers Curse. To be sure, there have been times when players have been injured: Blake Griffin missed his first season because of a knee injury.
SPORTS
December 11, 1987 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
The Seattle SuperSonics probably thought they'd rout the Clippers Thursday night when they learned before the game that Joe Wolf, the Clippers' star rookie forward, was out with a knee injury. But losing Wolf seemed to motivate the Clippers as guard Mike Woodson scored 27 points as the Clippers beat the SuperSonics, 113-96, at the Sports Arena to end a two-game losing streak.
SPORTS
December 10, 1987 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Basketball Coach Dean Smith of North Carolina thinks the Clippers got a bargain in former Tar Heel forward Joe Wolf. Wolf signed a reported $1.2-million, three-year contract with the Clippers last October. Smith said he had advised Wolf to ask for a one-year contract because his value would rise dramatically after his first season in the National Basketball Assn. It's too early to evaluate Wolf, but Smith just might have been right.
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