February 22, 2012 |
Another day, another drama for the Lakers. Which seems to be just the way they like it. Their emotions seemed to have steadied after an insistent Kobe Bryant on Sunday demanded that management clarify its trade intentions regarding Pau Gasol. Bryant and Fisher led a locker room discussion after the Lakers routed Portland on Monday and everyone seemed settled. "Relatively speaking," Fisher said, knowing that might be as settled as they get. Then on Wednesday, before the Lakers' first visit to American Airlines Center since the Dallas Mavericks mercilessly swept them out of the playoffs last spring, Magic Johnson stirred the emotional pot. No longer an owner of the Lakers but still a vice president — and influential enough for his biography to precede General Manager Mitch Kupchak's in the team's media guide — Johnson told reporters during a conference call that Kupchak doesn't run things and that the real decision maker is Jim Buss.
December 1, 2011 |
This should be one heck of an exciting final weekend because it says on Page 5 of the Bowl Championship Series media guide "The BCS delivers the most meaningful regular season in sports. " The manual reiterates, "The BCS plays an important role in preserving and enhancing college football's unique regular season where every game counts. " Except every game this weekend doesn't count. In fact, if you listen to the pundits, none of the games count. "You've got to be kidding me," BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock shot back Wednesday.
July 21, 2010 |
While the lobby of USC's athletic department now lacks one very prominent Heisman Trophy, the media guide for next season's football team will include something extra. Asterisks. Lots of them. The university must qualify every winning score, every statistic and every mention of former tailback Reggie Bush that pertain to the two-year period covered by recent NCAA sanctions. All those asterisks will be followed by some form of the phrase "later vacated due to NCAA penalty."
March 11, 2010 |
Who's the face of the Dodgers? Manny Ramirez? He was signed to a two-year, $45-million contact last spring to be a headlining act in a star-driven city — only to be exposed as a drug cheat, slump miserably and return four months later promptly predicting that this season would be his last with the Dodgers. So who's on deck? Before Ramirez put himself under a gag order this spring, he encouraged reporters to spend less time talking to him and more time talking to the players he considered the cornerstones of the franchise: Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp.
April 3, 2004 |
Twenty-six species of rare plant life dot the rolling hills around Duke University. The question is: What could unusual flora possibly have to do with dunks, rebounds and the Final Four? The answer is nothing. But that did not stop Duke from including this fact amid statistics and player bios in the basketball team's media guide.
May 24, 1999
On the Internet http://www.diegorivera.com A bilingual, comprehensive, interactive Web museum that includes extensive biographical information, a gallery of paintings and murals, interactive/3-D view of some murals and a small sampling of film stills of Rivera at work in Detroit. http://www.diamondial.org The Detroit Institute of Arts' photographic archive of Rivera at work on 1930s Detroit frescoes commissioned by Edsel Ford. Images of Rivera are paired with a photo of the completed fresco.