October 16, 1991 |
In an off-season when the Pistons almost became the Clippers--or at least three of Detroit's six centerpiece players did--and the transaction wire heated up with double-digit arrivals and departures, this is the underlying current around the Sports Arena about the summer of the Clippers' content: Two needs were targeted. Two hits. Well, one and a probable, at least. Doc Rivers, when he ends his holdout, will be the point guard, bringing leadership abilities and playoff experience.
January 11, 1990 |
Practicing on the beach proved to be a good way for the top-ranked Kansas Jayhawks to prepare for Wednesday night's game at Miami. Rick Calloway led seven Kansas players in double figures with 16 points as the unbeaten Jayhawks blitzed Miami, 100-73, for their 17th victory of the season. They had worked out on a court drawn in the sand after arriving Tuesday in Miami.
January 16, 1990 |
Connecticut, predicted to finish near the bottom of the Big East Conference, got another surprising victory Monday night, knocking off fifth-ranked Syracuse, 70-59, at Hartford, Conn. Chris Smith and Tate George each scored 17 points as the Huskies (14-3 overall, 4-2 in the conference) won their fourth consecutive conference game. Syracuse (12-2, 3-2) made only 35% of its shots. George's three-pointer put the Huskies ahead near the outset and Connecticut quickly built a 30-14 lead.
December 28, 1990 |
Ohio State, preparing for a difficult Big Ten Conference schedule that begins next week, almost was beaten by a Southern Mississippi team searching for respect. But the No. 6 Buckeyes came back from a three-point halftime deficit to defeat Southern Mississippi, 82-80, Thursday night in the opening round of the Palm Beach tournament at West Palm Beach, Fla. "They've got a good ballclub and they did a good job of taking it to us," Ohio State Coach Randy Ayers said.
July 2, 1991 |
Is that football in the air? Only five more days until Raider rookies report to camp in Oxnard. . . . If Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson signed contracts today, Tyson would open as a 2 1/2-1 favorite. . . . I want Robert Duvall to star in the "Mills Lane Story." . . . Among the few underpaid people in major league baseball are the official scorers, who get $65 a game. . . . The New York Yankees, without George Steinbrenner, have brought baseball excitement back to Yankee Stadium. . . .
December 17, 1988 |
Darrell McLane hit 3 3-pointers and Joe Gregory 2 in the second half to rally Bowling Green to a 56-54 victory over Kentucky in the first round of the Kentucky Invitational basketball tournament Friday night at Lexington, Ky. Bowling Green (5-2) will face Arkansas State (6-1) in tonight's championship game. Arkansas State defeated Marshall, 81-73. Kentucky (3-5), losing in the opening round for only the third time in the 36 years of its tourney, will meet Marshall (2-2) in the consolation game.