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July 3, 2013 | By Mike Hiserman
John Savage will remain UCLA's baseball coach, with a raise and a long contract extension, after USC tried to pry him away. UCLA has offered to extend the national championship-winning coach's contract through 2025, pending approval by the university's board of regents, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. Savage did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment, but the person said USC had come after the coach "very hard" and with a "spectacular offer.
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September 15, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Servite linebacker Jack Savage is the son of UCLA baseball Coach John Savage, who has several players on his national championship roster who graduated from high schools that don't like losing to Servite in football. The friendly wagers could be quite entertaining this season between coach and players. Sidearm-throwing relief pitcher David Berg (Bishop Amat) could bet Savage that if the Lancers beat Servite, he will get to start one game. And if Servite beats Bishop Amat, Berg would have to throw overhand for one game.
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BUSINESS
February 6, 1990 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amwest Insurance Group, ending any speculation about who will eventually succeed its 70-year-old chairman, Richard H. Savage, replaced its president and chief operating officer with Savage's son, John E. Savage. John Savage, 37, replaced Gary R. Peterson, 55, who had been Amwest's president since 1984. Peterson is now executive vice president overseeing Amwest's marketing efforts and branch offices, and he remains president of Amwest Surety, one of the company's main subsidiaries.
SPORTS
July 3, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
First baseman Mark Trumbo's superb backhand, diving stop of David Freese's one-hop smash with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning Tuesday night was not only a game saver but a possible perception changer. Trumbo, who scrambled to his feet and fired to second base to start an inning-ending double play in the Angels' 5-1 victory over the Cardinals, has always been known more for his power -- he leads the Angels with 18 home runs -- than his defense at first base and in the outfield.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 1997 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dan Adams' "The Mouse" is a warm, affectionate boxing movie about an actual prizefighter, Bruce "The Mouse" Strauss, whose claim to fame is that he's been knocked out more than any other boxer in history. Indeed, when we meet him, his fondest dream is to be knocked out in every continent in the world. Mouse is played beautifully by John Savage, who physically resembles the real-life Strauss.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 1988 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
You know you're in trouble when, at the beginning of "The Beat" (at the Westside Pavilion), a kid on an inner-city rooftop peers down at some other kids in the street below and pronounces, "Mutant angels singing around dancing fires."
SPORTS
July 3, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
First baseman Mark Trumbo's superb backhand, diving stop of David Freese's one-hop smash with the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning Tuesday night was not only a game saver but a possible perception changer. Trumbo, who scrambled to his feet and fired to second base to start an inning-ending double play in the Angels' 5-1 victory over the Cardinals, has always been known more for his power -- he leads the Angels with 18 home runs -- than his defense at first base and in the outfield.
SPORTS
July 6, 2000 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Confident that he can build UC Irvine into one of the nation's best baseball programs in a hurry, John Savage was introduced Wednesday as the Anteaters' newest coach. "I think we can be a national power within two to three years," he said at a press conference at the campus recreation center. "If you get the right players and you have the right mentality in players, you can go a long way."
SPORTS
September 15, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Servite linebacker Jack Savage is the son of UCLA baseball Coach John Savage, who has several players on his national championship roster who graduated from high schools that don't like losing to Servite in football. The friendly wagers could be quite entertaining this season between coach and players. Sidearm-throwing relief pitcher David Berg (Bishop Amat) could bet Savage that if the Lancers beat Servite, he will get to start one game. And if Servite beats Bishop Amat, Berg would have to throw overhand for one game.
SPORTS
July 3, 2013 | By Mike Hiserman
John Savage will remain UCLA's baseball coach, with a raise and a long contract extension, after USC tried to pry him away. UCLA has offered to extend the national championship-winning coach's contract through 2025, pending approval by the university's board of regents, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. Savage did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment, but the person said USC had come after the coach "very hard" and with a "spectacular offer.
SPORTS
June 26, 2013 | By Mike Hiserman
John Savage, UCLA's baseball coach, speaks fondly of USC - at least about his time there. In one of his career steps before taking over UCLA's program in 2005, Savage was USC's pitching coach. And there are plenty of people around USC who would like to see him back in cardinal and gold - this time as coach of the Trojans. USC Athletic Director Pat Haden is said to be one of them. Haden hasn't publicly revealed who he favors to hire, but Savage is thought to be at the top of the list.
SPORTS
June 24, 2010 | By Shandel Richardson
Reporting from Omaha — Matt Purke wears black eyeglasses and his baseball cap sits tilted on his head, as those worn by many left-handed pitchers seem to do. He's a bit quirky, too — another trait shared by lefties in baseball lore — and his Texas Christian teammates have nicknamed him " Harry Potter." You could say he also has some other wizard-like qualities. Purke, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound freshman with a fastball that tops out at about 97 mph, has a record of 15-0 in 17 starts.
SPORTS
June 23, 2010 | By Shandel Richardson
Reporting from Omaha — UCLA catcher Steve Rodriguez is in the position where at times it helps to be a little corny. When he visits the mound to speak with one of the Bruins' talented pitchers during tense moments, he usually calms them with a joke. The lamer, the better. "I always have a joke of the day set up," he says. Rodriguez is the oft-ignored component of the Bruins' dynamic pitching, but he has been important in the success of Trevor Bauer, Gerrit Cole and Rob Rasmussen.
SPORTS
June 20, 2010 | By Shandel Richardson
Reporting from Omaha — The fact that it worked means UCLA Coach John Savage can admit it was a gamble. Savage decided to use No. 2 pitcher Trevor Bauer in the opening game of the College World Series against Florida. Bauer struck out 11 in seven innings Saturday in the Bruins' 11-3 victory. Now, a program that entered without a CWS victory has to be feeling pretty confident with sophomore ace Gerrit Cole on the mound Monday against first-time participant Texas Christian.
SPORTS
June 10, 2010 | By Chris Foster
Numbers don't lie. UCLA's baseball team has been little more than a speed bump for Cal State Fullerton. All you have to do is go to the big box score. In 2007, the Bruins toddled off to Fullerton for a super regional. They were sent right back home after being outscored, 14-3, in two losses to the Titans. In 2008, the Bruins returned to Fullerton, beat the Titans in one game and needed only one more victory to advance. UCLA pitchers gave up 16 runs in two losses to Fullerton.
SPORTS
July 2, 2004 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero thought John Savage did a good job as UC Irvine's baseball coach. So he hired him -- again. Savage was introduced as the Bruins' new coach Thursday, succeeding Gary Adams, who retired last month after 30 seasons. After being tabbed by Guerrero to guide the resurrected Irvine program four years ago, he rejoins his old boss a month after leading the Anteaters to their first postseason appearance in Division I.
SPORTS
June 26, 2013 | By Mike Hiserman
John Savage, UCLA's baseball coach, speaks fondly of USC - at least about his time there. In one of his career steps before taking over UCLA's program in 2005, Savage was USC's pitching coach. And there are plenty of people around USC who would like to see him back in cardinal and gold - this time as coach of the Trojans. USC Athletic Director Pat Haden is said to be one of them. Haden hasn't publicly revealed who he favors to hire, but Savage is thought to be at the top of the list.
SPORTS
July 2, 2004 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero thought John Savage did a good job as UC Irvine's baseball coach. So he hired him -- again. Savage was introduced as the Bruins' new coach Thursday, succeeding Gary Adams, who retired last month after 30 seasons. After being tabbed by Guerrero to guide the resurrected Irvine program four years ago, he rejoins his old boss a month after leading the Anteaters to their first postseason appearance in Division I.
SPORTS
July 6, 2000 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Confident that he can build UC Irvine into one of the nation's best baseball programs in a hurry, John Savage was introduced Wednesday as the Anteaters' newest coach. "I think we can be a national power within two to three years," he said at a press conference at the campus recreation center. "If you get the right players and you have the right mentality in players, you can go a long way."
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