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April 4, 1991 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The announcement was made two weeks ago that the 1991 U.S. Olympic Festival, the one awarded to Los Angeles, will open with the ice hockey competition on June 18 in St. Cloud, Minn. Twenty-four days later, and roughly 1,800 miles to the west, the official opening ceremony will be held at Dodger Stadium.
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September 25, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
There are five new Division I basketball coaches in Southern California this year, and of them three are well-known names. Coming to UCLA to try to live up to John Wooden standards is Steve Alford, who once played high school basketball in the same gym where Wooden played prep ball in Indiana. Coming to USC is Andy Enfield, who was teased about his former model wife Wednesday at the Los Angeles Athletic Club Wooden Award Tipoff luncheon. But possibly the most well-known newcomer is former Nevada Las Vegas and NBA star Reggie Theus, who pointed out he had scored more than 19,000 points in the NBA but was willing to take over the woebegone Cal State Northridge program that was 14-17 and 5-13 in the Big West last season under longtime coach Bobby Braswell.
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July 10, 1991 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
DAVE JOHNSON Track and Field Although he didn't participate in organized sports until his senior year in high school, Dave Johnson stayed fairly active as a teen-ager in Missoula, Mont. His favorite activities? Throwing rocks at cars, breaking into homes and running from the law. "Basic training for the decathlon," Johnson said. But after he and his family moved to Corvallis, Ore., just before his senior year, Johnson found sports more to his liking.
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August 24, 2012 | Chris Erskine
1. Kobe Bryant, Lakers: An easy No. 1 based on his Lakers reign and strength of personality. 2. Matt Barkley, USC football: Sports Illustrated cover boy poised to be the top player in America's top sport. 3. Dwight Howard, Lakers: With Steve Nash, brings the Lakers a Dream Team aura. 4. David Beckham, Galaxy: Defines star power; in most cities, he's probably No. 1. 5. Matt Kemp, Dodgers: Immense talent in a hip-hoppy package; bonus points for celebrity dating. 6. Albert Pujols, Angels: One of the greatest to ever play the game; but is he big enough for L.A.?
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October 14, 1987 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
Tucked away on the bottom of a page in the sports section of The Times on April 8, 1910, was this item: "Indianapolis is to have automobile races May 27-28 and 30 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Fast cars and leading drivers are to appear." Auto racing was nothing new to Angelenos, though. Los Angeles, in fact, was the center of automobile racing when Indianapolis was just getting into the game.
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July 28, 1994 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten years ago today, a spirit of joyous expectancy pervaded Los Angeles as the 1984 Olympic Games got under way. From the time the torch relay had arrived the week before, it was evident enthusiasm about the Games was high and that many of the fears so widely expressed during seven years of preparation were fading. The man in charge of that effort, Peter Ueberroth, said Wednesday that he felt, on balance, relaxed 10 years ago this morning. "Something could go wrong, but it was working," he said.
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June 28, 1991 | PATT MORRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Had to be L.A. Had to be. Here is Michael Corrin, reverently running the Olympic flame up a Santa Monica hill on Thursday--the same hill where O.J. Simpson carried the flame seven years ago on its way to the Coliseum and the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. And some guy driving downhill in a station wagon thinks traffic is too slow, hangs a U-turn on the hill and nearly takes out Corrin, forcing him and the flame up on the sidewalk. The Rodney Dangerfield torch relay: no respect.
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November 13, 1998 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Edward P. Roski Jr., who is bidding to land a National Football League expansion for a refurbished Los Angeles Coliseum, owns a casino in Las Vegas--an apparent conflict under league rules. Roski operates the Silverton Hotel Casino and RV Park, which he opened about 18 months ago when the previous casino went bust. Roski--who owns the property--had been leasing the site to operators of the Boomtown casino.
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July 13, 1991 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For at least one night, U.S. Olympic Festival organizers tried to put their financial woes on hold and celebrate the beginning of the largest multi-day, multi-sport competition in Los Angeles since the 1984 Summer Games with an impressive opening ceremony at Dodger Stadium. Befitting the smaller scale of the event, one which involves more than 3,000 athletes in 36 sports over 10 days, the ceremony was not as grand or extravagant as the one for the Olympics seven summers ago at the Coliseum.
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April 28, 1998
Amajor NASCAR auto race will be held on the streets of Los Angeles for the first time this Labor Day weekend, it was announced Monday. The Ford/NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series L.A. Street Race will take place on a 1.4-mile, six-turn course bordering the Sports Arena, the Coliseum, USC and the new California Science Center. The course will be built using more than 10 million pounds of concrete embankments and 3 1/2 miles of chain-link fence.
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August 27, 2001 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As they did with the first seven cities on their itinerary, members of the U.S. Olympic Committee's Site Evaluation Team declared Los Angeles to be a can-do city with nice weather, impressive venues and many virtues that would make it a fine site for the 2012 Games. What the task force didn't say Sunday after wrapping up its four-day visit is whether Los Angeles stands above its rivals because it has proven not only that it can do the Olympics, but has done so twice with great success.
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July 17, 2001 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A match ending under suspicious circumstances? Indifferent explanations? Strange days on the tennis circuit have not been limited to the modern era. In 1935, spectators at the Pacific Southwest championships were left dazed and confused at the Los Angeles Tennis Club when the players left the court after the third set and never returned. Nineteen-year-old Don Budge recovered from a first-set blowout and won the second and third sets against Roderick Menzel of Czechoslovakia in their final.
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July 16, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Philip Anschutz owns the Kings. He built Staples Center, and he is the landlord there for the Lakers, Clippers, Sparks and Avengers. He owns four Major League Soccer teams, among them the Galaxy, and he is building the Galaxy its own stadium in Carson, the centerpiece of a sports complex that will include a tennis stadium and numerous recreational facilities. Anschutz arguably is the most powerful man on the Southern California sports scene.
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June 7, 2001 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mixing civic pride with a dash of boosterism and the savvy gained from staging dozens of world-class events, the 16-page summary of the Los Angeles 2012 Bid Committee's application to host the Summer Olympics emphasizes the area's cultural, athletic and technological resources and organizers' know-how in an effort to persuade the U.S. Olympic Committee to select Los Angeles as a host for the third time.
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May 22, 2001 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A failure in the courtroom, this latest round of Raiders vs. the NFL was a rousing success as a nostalgia tour, reminding us all of what we've been missing these last half-dozen years. A flawed offense that couldn't break down the opposition defense. People in the seats losing interest, nodding off, bored to tears for weeks on end. Al Davis talking the talk, Los Angeles advising him to walk. Raiders gearing up for the big one and losing, 9-3. Funny how adjudication imitates real life.
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May 22, 2001 | J.A. ADANDE
It was the backup coach's call. He stayed with the backup power forward. Every decision, every action seems to be working for the Lakers right now. We already knew they went two-deep in the superstar category. In their 88-81 throat-slit of a victory against San Antonio in Game 2 Monday, they showed they also are deep on the sidelines and in the trenches. Phil Jackson was ejected with four minutes left in the third quarter of the Lakers' most important game to date, and it didn't matter at all. They went from Zen to Cleam and from Horace to Horry, as assistant Jim Cleamons slid over to the head coach's seat and guided the Lakers home while Robert Horry did the dirty work on defense.
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May 23, 1999 | T.J. SIMERS and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Entertainment mogul Michael Ovitz has produced a razzle-dazzle design for revamping the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and placing much of Exposition Park atop three- to five-story parking garages. The National Football League is expected to endorse the plan this week in Atlanta, although Ovitz and his rival for an expansion franchise, Eli Broad, won't make formal presentations to the league until Monday night--an indication that Broad and his partners are struggling to win a team.
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May 11, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sports in Southern California has grown into a billion-dollar industry, thriving despite the absence of professional football, according to a recent study.
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