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November 1, 2000
Quarterback Keith Smith, formerly of Newbury Park High and Arizona, and kicker Jose Cortez, formerly of Van Nuys High, Valley College and Oregon State, were selected by the L.A. Xtreme on the final day of the XFL draft Monday. Smith, who played one year of professional baseball, passed for 5,972 yards at Arizona, third-highest in school history. He signed with Saskatchewan of the CFL in the summer but retired before the season began.
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September 10, 2001 | From Associated Press
Garrison Hearst was solid, and Michael Vick was exciting. Still, the San Francisco 49er receivers stole the show. Jose Cortez kicked a 24-yard field goal with 10:56 left in overtime as the 49ers rallied to beat the Atlanta Falcons, 16-13, Sunday in a game featuring the limited debut of Vick and the return of Hearst. Terrell Owens, J.J.
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January 28, 2001 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose Cortez was cooped up in a Las Vegas hotel room, killing time between morning practice with the Los Angeles Xtreme of the fledging XFL and evening team meetings, and staying clear of the casino's one-armed bandits. "You can't gamble money you don't have yet," Cortez said. "When I get bored, I just go for a walk."
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January 28, 2001 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose Cortez was cooped up in a Las Vegas hotel room, killing time between morning practice with the Los Angeles Xtreme of the fledging XFL and evening team meetings, and staying clear of the casino's one-armed bandits. "You can't gamble money you don't have yet," Cortez said. "When I get bored, I just go for a walk."
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September 10, 2001 | From Associated Press
Garrison Hearst was solid, and Michael Vick was exciting. Still, the San Francisco 49er receivers stole the show. Jose Cortez kicked a 24-yard field goal with 10:56 left in overtime as the 49ers rallied to beat the Atlanta Falcons, 16-13, Sunday in a game featuring the limited debut of Vick and the return of Hearst. Terrell Owens, J.J.
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October 13, 1998
Oregon State kicker Jose Cortez was named Pacific 10 Conference player of the week for his role in a 30-23 victory over Stanford on Saturday. The Van Nuys High and Valley College alumnus kicked field goals of 42, 22 and 52 yards to help the Beavers snap a 14-game conference losing streak. It was a good week for another kicker from the region, Tim Wolleck, who helped California upset USC, 32-31.
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September 17, 1998 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Something was lacking the first time Jose Cortez stepped onto the practice field at Oregon State. Specifically, a shoe. His kicking foot, the one that earned Cortez a scholarship out of Valley College, was clothed only in a sock. "You can't kick barefoot," a coach told him. "You have to put on a shoe." "Uh-uh," he replied. "Can't do that." A year later, the senior remains steadfastly short of a pair. He also ranks among the better kickers in the Pac-10 and his coaches are won over.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 1998 | ERNESTO LECHNER
Ten years after its inception, one of the most hyperkinetic salsa bands in the world is looking for new directions, with hit-and-miss results. Originally, it was such songs as "La Expresiva" and "Los Sitios Entero" that made the Cuban group superstars, through the explosive combination of a menacing brass section known as los metales del terror and a take-no-prisoners approach to rhythm. Now, the former fighters appear somewhat disoriented and, unfortunately, quite harmless.
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November 13, 1993 | GREG ANAPOL
Van Nuys 35, Monroe 6--Quarterback Chris Byfield completed six of 10 for 90 yards and two touchdowns to lead host Van Nuys (8-2, 6-1). Jose Cortez caught three passes for 41 yards and one touchdown. Van Nuys running back Larry Reed suffered a neck injury in the second quarter. X-rays proved negative, and he is expected back for the Wolves' playoff opener next week. Monroe (2-8, 1-6) scored its touchdown with five seconds left in the first half on a nine-yard run by quarterback Aaron Arnold.
SPORTS
November 1, 2000
Quarterback Keith Smith, formerly of Newbury Park High and Arizona, and kicker Jose Cortez, formerly of Van Nuys High, Valley College and Oregon State, were selected by the L.A. Xtreme on the final day of the XFL draft Monday. Smith, who played one year of professional baseball, passed for 5,972 yards at Arizona, third-highest in school history. He signed with Saskatchewan of the CFL in the summer but retired before the season began.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 1998 | ERNESTO LECHNER
Ten years after its inception, one of the most hyperkinetic salsa bands in the world is looking for new directions, with hit-and-miss results. Originally, it was such songs as "La Expresiva" and "Los Sitios Entero" that made the Cuban group superstars, through the explosive combination of a menacing brass section known as los metales del terror and a take-no-prisoners approach to rhythm. Now, the former fighters appear somewhat disoriented and, unfortunately, quite harmless.
SPORTS
October 13, 1998
Oregon State kicker Jose Cortez was named Pacific 10 Conference player of the week for his role in a 30-23 victory over Stanford on Saturday. The Van Nuys High and Valley College alumnus kicked field goals of 42, 22 and 52 yards to help the Beavers snap a 14-game conference losing streak. It was a good week for another kicker from the region, Tim Wolleck, who helped California upset USC, 32-31.
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September 17, 1998 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Something was lacking the first time Jose Cortez stepped onto the practice field at Oregon State. Specifically, a shoe. His kicking foot, the one that earned Cortez a scholarship out of Valley College, was clothed only in a sock. "You can't kick barefoot," a coach told him. "You have to put on a shoe." "Uh-uh," he replied. "Can't do that." A year later, the senior remains steadfastly short of a pair. He also ranks among the better kickers in the Pac-10 and his coaches are won over.
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February 25, 2001 | LARRY STEWART
vs. Memphis Maniax 4 p.m., Channel 13 * Site--Coliseum. * Radio--KLSX-FM (97.1). * Records--Xtreme 2-1, Maniax 1-2. * Update--All three of the Xtreme's games have ended on the final play. Jose Cortez, a barefoot kicker from El Salvador, kicked four field goals in the Xtreme's 12-9 victory at Las Vegas on Feb. 17. He was 0 for 2 against Chicago at the Coliseum when he had to wear shoes because of a wet field. The Xtreme's Tommy Maddox ranks second in the XFL with 742 yards passing.
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February 18, 2001 | From Associated Press
Jose Cortez kicked a 48-yard field goal as time expired to give the Xtreme a 12-9 victory over the Las Vegas Outlaws in XFL play before 26,135 at Las Vegas Saturday night. Cortez also connected from 45, 44 and 36 yards for the Xtreme. Las Vegas, which yielded only three points in its first two games, dropped to 2-1. Xtreme safety Tinker Keck intercepted Mike Cawley's pass and returned it to the Las Vegas 41-yard line with 1:11 left to set up the winning field goal.
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