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March 11, 1989 | SEAN WATERS
Rick Davis of Cal State Dominguez Hills pitched only one inning last season. If Cal State Northridge had its way, the senior right-hander would never pitch again. Davis was dominant in a 4-0 victory over the Matadors on Friday, allowing only one hit in the California Collegiate Athletic Conference game at Dominguez Hills. Davis had a no-hitter until Denny Vigo singled in the eighth.
September 8, 1999 | From Associated Press
Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield made a winning return to the starting rotation Tuesday night as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Oakland Athletics, 5-3, at Oakland and opened a four-game lead over the A's in the American League wild-card race. It's the biggest lead since July 29 for Boston, which has opened a critical 12-game trip with victories in four of its first five games.
September 21, 2006 | Mitchell Landsberg, Times Staff Writer
Most high school juniors in California are probably not ready for college courses, and need to hone their skills in their senior year, according to results of a voluntary statewide test released Wednesday. The test, developed by the California State University system, showed that more 11th-graders could handle college-level math than English. But full English results were delayed because of a glitch.
April 20, 2003 | Bill Plaschke
This year, a teacup ... this year, a tightrope ... this year, if they do not win the NBA championship, it would only figure. In April 2001, in a playoff preview column, I wrote those words about the Lakers. They were fragile. They were fighting. They were vulnerable. I was a knucklehead. The Lakers rolled up the prediction, slipped a rubber band around it, slid a plastic bag over it, and beat the rest of the NBA over the head with it. They won 11 consecutive playoff games. They lost one.
May 22, 2000 | Rosie Mestel
I've moved to a different desk, so a new set of colleagues gets to witness my two cool party tricks: No. 1, bending my thumbs back till they touch the wrists, and No. 2, bending the last joints of my fingers forward while keeping the rest of the fingers straight--until the second joint finally buckles with a nasty clunking sound. (My new neighbors don't seem overly impressed.
March 27, 1994 | Associated Press
Holy white knuckler! There's a new roller coaster--Batman the Ride. Based on the two "Batman" movies, the two-minute ride is enough to make even the Caped Crusader queasy. Riders at Six Flags Magic Mountain are strapped in from above, with their feet dangling, and taken on a dizzying, 2,700-foot journey at speeds up to 50 m.p.h. Five times during the ride, they're flipped upside-down and hurtled through loops and corkscrews. The ride is the centerpiece of a 6.
A gleaming pair of brass knuckles seized during a late-night traffic stop led to the arrest of the "Butterfingers Bandit," believed responsible for two dozen bank robberies in Los Angeles and the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys, authorities said Monday. Christopher Harris Wright, 32, of Los Angeles was being held at the federal detention center in downtown Los Angeles without bail after his arrest Thursday on suspicion of robbery. He is scheduled to appear in court March 11.
Chili Davis said it was like playing Wiffle ball. Tim Salmon compared it to pepper. The end result Friday night was a home-run derby, with the Angels outdistancing the Boston Red Sox, 6-3, in a rare matchup of knuckleball pitchers in Fenway Park.
May 18, 1985 | MIKE PENNER, Times Staff Writer
A slew of knucklers by Phil Niekro and a few white knucklers by the Angels' defense combined to give the New York Yankees a peculiar 6-0 victory Friday night before an Anaheim Stadium crowd of 61,066. How peculiar was it? Well, the Angels' Mike Witt had a one-hitter through seven innings and allowed just three singles in 7 innings and yet left the game six runs behind. Niekro, of course, contributed to that, yielding only a pair of singles to Gary Pettis through his 7 innings of work.
July 12, 1991 | DAN HAFNER
Before the Toronto Blue Jays obtained Tom Candiotti last month in a trade with Cleveland, they had already forged in front in the American League East. The veteran knuckleball pitcher may be what they need to make a runaway of the division. In his second consecutive strong effort, Candiotti held the Texas Rangers to five hits and struck out 10 in eight innings Thursday night at Toronto and the Blue Jays won, 2-0. Candiotti, a loser in his debut for Toronto June 28, has been flawless since.
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