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April 21, 2014 | By Gary Klein
A celebration of life gathering for Lonnie White, a former USC football player and Los Angeles Times sportswriter, will be held Saturday at noon in the Founder's Room of USC's Galen Center. White died March 29 . He was 49. White played receiver and also was a special-teams player at USC from 1982 to 1986. His 716 yards in kick-off return yardage was a school season record that stood until 2010. White worked for The Times from 1987 to 2008. He covered the Clippers, Kings, NFL, UCLA football, USC basketball and high school sports and was a general-assignment reporter.
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April 21, 2014 | By Gary Klein
A celebration of life gathering for Lonnie White, a former USC football player and Los Angeles Times sportswriter, will be held Saturday at noon in the Founder's Room of USC's Galen Center. White died March 29 . He was 49. White played receiver and also was a special-teams player at USC from 1982 to 1986. His 716 yards in kick-off return yardage was a school season record that stood until 2010. White worked for The Times from 1987 to 2008. He covered the Clippers, Kings, NFL, UCLA football, USC basketball and high school sports and was a general-assignment reporter.
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May 24, 2008 | Lonnie White, Times Staff Writer
Staff writer Lonnie White breaks down keys to Game 2 and looks forward to Game 3: Three keys from Game 2 No defense--Spurs still searching for answers against Lakers' versatility. Setting the table--Kobe Bryant's offense established tempo of the game. All alone--Duncan's dominant rebounding kept Spurs close in the first half. Three keys for Game 3 Where's Manu?--Spurs can't win without getting more production from Ginobili. True test--Lakers need to maintain defensive aggressiveness on the road.
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March 30, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Lonnie White, a former USC football player who worked for two decades as a Los Angeles Times sportswriter, has died. He was 49. White, who had a number of health problems over the last several years, died Saturday at Glendale Memorial Hospital, his sister Terri said. White worked for The Times from 1987 to 2008. He covered the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Kings, the NFL, UCLA football, USC basketball, high school sports and was a general-assignment reporter. His work was recognized several times in the Associated Press Sports Editors annual writing contest and he wrote the book "UCLA vs. USC: 75 years of the Greatest Rivalry in Sports.
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March 30, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Lonnie White, a former USC football player who worked for two decades as a Los Angeles Times sportswriter, has died. He was 49. White, who had a number of health problems over the last several years, died Saturday at Glendale Memorial Hospital, his sister Terri said. White worked for The Times from 1987 to 2008. He covered the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Kings, the NFL, UCLA football, USC basketball, high school sports and was a general-assignment reporter. His work was recognized several times in the Associated Press Sports Editors annual writing contest and he wrote the book "UCLA vs. USC: 75 years of the Greatest Rivalry in Sports.
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February 2, 2010 | By Lonnie White
Lonnie White was a wide receiver/kick returner for USC from 1982-86, which included appearances in the Rose, Aloha and Citrus bowls. In 1986, White established a single-season school record for kickoff return yardage (716 in 29 returns), a record that still stands. A former sportswriter with The Times, he made the New Orleans Saints roster in the strike-shortened 1987 season. Garrett Hartley's game-winning field goal to give the New Orleans Saints a 31-28 overtime victory over Minnesota in last week's NFC championship game was still in the air when the phone rang.
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June 16, 2008 | Lonnie White
Three keys from Game 5 Big steal: Kobe Bryant's late steal and dunk seals victory for Lakers. No Perkins: Boston struggles inside without injured center Kendrick Perkins. Point guard: Lakers receive strong play from Derek Fisher and Jordan Farmar. Three keys to Tuesday's Game 6 Garden mystique: Celtics will try to clinch first NBA championship playing at TD Banknorth Garden and not the Boston Garden.
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June 22, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
Former USC football player Lonnie White has admitted to accepting $14,000 in illegal payments during his four years at the school in the 1980s. White, who worked as a sportswriter at the Los Angeles Times from 1987 to 2008, made the confession Wednesday in a first-person story for the Daily, saying most of the money came from selling the four season tickets provided to every scholarship player. Those tickets are not to be sold. "To this day, it's something I'm ashamed about," White wrote.
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October 9, 2004
I was at the Rose Bowl on Saturday and watched the Bruins' offense hang 33 points on the scoreboard. The much-maligned defense held San Diego State to 10 points. The Bruins' domination had Aztec fans fleeing for the parking lots early. Yet, on Sunday, Lonnie White began his moronic recap with, "If UCLA was looking to make a statement with an impressive performance ... it didn't happen." What game was he looking at? I wish The Times would provide its readers with an authentic writer who isn't an ex-Trojan incapable of filing a factual report.
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May 12, 1990
Lonnie White, is this your first year of watching prep volleyball? Did you consider the Dodgers of 1988 the "best ever?" You gave that title to Mira Costa (May 8, but) I call to your attention to Laguna Beach High's string of 69 wins, zero losses and three CIF titles in a row from 1981-83. These teams sent over half a dozen players to major college powers. PAUL B. CLARK, Santa Barbara
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June 22, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
Former USC football player Lonnie White has admitted to accepting $14,000 in illegal payments during his four years at the school in the 1980s. White, who worked as a sportswriter at the Los Angeles Times from 1987 to 2008, made the confession Wednesday in a first-person story for the Daily, saying most of the money came from selling the four season tickets provided to every scholarship player. Those tickets are not to be sold. "To this day, it's something I'm ashamed about," White wrote.
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February 2, 2010 | By Lonnie White
Lonnie White was a wide receiver/kick returner for USC from 1982-86, which included appearances in the Rose, Aloha and Citrus bowls. In 1986, White established a single-season school record for kickoff return yardage (716 in 29 returns), a record that still stands. A former sportswriter with The Times, he made the New Orleans Saints roster in the strike-shortened 1987 season. Garrett Hartley's game-winning field goal to give the New Orleans Saints a 31-28 overtime victory over Minnesota in last week's NFC championship game was still in the air when the phone rang.
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June 16, 2008 | Lonnie White
Three keys from Game 5 Big steal: Kobe Bryant's late steal and dunk seals victory for Lakers. No Perkins: Boston struggles inside without injured center Kendrick Perkins. Point guard: Lakers receive strong play from Derek Fisher and Jordan Farmar. Three keys to Tuesday's Game 6 Garden mystique: Celtics will try to clinch first NBA championship playing at TD Banknorth Garden and not the Boston Garden.
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June 4, 2008
Matchup decisions made by coaches in the NBA Finals have a long history of determining the league championship. In 1975, Washington's K.C. Jones made the wrong move when he assigned Mike Riordan to defend Golden State's Rick Barry, who averaged 40.8 points a game and was named Finals MVP after leading the Warriors to a 4-0 sweep.
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December 16, 2000
With the shot clock winding down and the Phoenix Suns hot on the comeback trail, Clipper point guard Jeff McInnis knew what he had to do. After being passive on offense in the first half, McInnis was the Clippers' top scorer after halftime and he wasn't going to stop shooting at a key moment in the fourth quarter.
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