November 1, 2005 |
You never know who might get fired next, so I rushed to Dodger Stadium on Monday to pick up the check Tom Lasorda still owed Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA. Lasorda had predicted a division title for the Dodgers but promised a $500 donation to the pediatric cancer ward if the Dodgers finished fourth. A month had gone by, but no check. There was some speculation he'd have to print up some checks before writing one to Mattel, but it turns out that wasn't correct.
September 3, 2005 |
For a moment, Nan Wooden Muehlhausen says, her father lost his temper last March. John Wooden -- at 94 a man still sought out for his views on matters of basketball, sports and ethics, education and good manners, man-to-man defense and foul shooting, good behavior and bad -- was in a room full of lawyers and agents, family and old friends. "My dad stood up and said, 'I want my name back. I want to be able to use my name.'
August 27, 2005 |
The prestigious John R. Wooden Award, which honors college basketball's best male and female players, apparently won't be given out by Coach John R. Wooden next spring. Wooden, who won 10 national championships as UCLA's coach and who will turn 95 in October, said Friday he was withdrawing his support from the award that is sponsored by the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
November 11, 2002 |
For nearly 60 years Wafe Risner has been making his four-day-a-week trek to the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday the 90-year-old Pasadena retired aircraft industry executive hits the sauna, the handball courts, and does a lap on the indoor track. He ends the day with a beer he keeps in the refrigerator in a private dressing area. Priya Sopori, a 29-year-old corporate lawyer, has a rather different workout regime at the downtown club.
October 11, 2002 |
The Los Angeles Athletic Club has selected Kansas basketball Coach Roy Williams as recipient of this year's John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching award. The announcement was made at an annual basketball tipoff luncheon Thursday at the club's downtown headquarters. In a short note read to the crowd, Williams praised Wooden and said that he was "flattered, humbled, yet ecstatic" to be honored.
June 24, 2002 |
The invitation furnished simple directions. Head west on newly paved Beverly Boulevard, dubbed "America's finest four-lane highway." When nearing the "countryside," turn left on Capri Drive and proceed one block. Ample parking is available for your Model T coupes and roadsters. Follow signs to the first tee, and please excuse the clubhouse construction.