August 27, 2001 |
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.
July 17, 2001 |
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.
July 16, 2001 |
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.
June 28, 2001 |
Jeff Trepagnier is heading to Cleveland. Earl Watson is bound for Seattle. For everybody else, it's New Jersey or bust. At least that's the way it seemed Wednesday in the NBA draft as three players with Southern California ties--Stanford's Jason Collins, Pepperdine's Brandon Armstrong and USC's Brian Scalabrine--wound up with the Nets.
June 16, 2001
1971-72 LAKERS Defeated New York, 4-1 Jerry West finally gets that elusive NBA title he always wanted. 1979-80 LAKERS Defeated Philadelphia, 4-2 Rookie Magic Johnson leads team past 76ers. Lakers play Game 6 without Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who missed game because of a sprained ankle. 1981-82 LAKERS Defeated Philadelphia, 4-2 Remember Jamaal Wilkes and Norm Nixon? They were key players on this team.
June 7, 2001 |
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.