March 2, 1995 |
Mike Sims riffles through his mental Rolodex in search of words to describe his personal tumult during the first week of spring training. He whips out a photo identification card given to each player because of security concerns. Never had one in three years of pro ball. Everyone correctly assumed the big-league players' strike would complicate matters this spring, but Sims and many minor league mates in the Florida Marlin organization never thought it would affect them directly.
October 21, 1994
Cal State Northridge will hold its annual baseball alumni game Sunday at 1 p.m. at Matador Field. Former Matador standouts expected to play for the alumni include catcher Mike Sims, pitchers Ken Kendrena, John Bushart and Vale Lopez, and infielders Scott Sharts, Mike Solar and Andy Hodgins. All former Northridge players are invited to participate. Information: 818-885-3233.
November 23, 2009
Key: Jacksonville's David Garrard led a game-winning drive for the second week in a row, throwing a touchdown pass to Mike Sims-Walker with 56 seconds remaining. The Jaguars have their first three-game winning streak in nearly two years. Jaguars said: "When I walk into that huddle, you can see it in everybody's eyes. Nobody has that glassy-eyed look. Everybody's focused and ready to roll." -- Garrard Bills said: "All for nothing when you don't get the win. I'm glad for the opportunity to make big plays, what I've always wanted to do. We came up short."
May 25, 1990 |
Two members of the radical environmental group Earth First! have been arrested in connection with a pipe bomb that blew their car apart and injured both of them, police said today. Judi Bari, 40, and Darryl Cherney, 33, were hurt Thursday when the bomb exploded as they drove through Oakland. Cherney was treated for a head injury, but Bari underwent surgery for a fractured pelvis and other injuries and is in serious but stable condition today at Highland Hospital.
December 16, 1993 |
The owner of a pit bull opened fire on police trying to take his dog into quarantine Wednesday, starting a shootout that left him, his father and one officer dead. The dog had bitten at least three people in recent weeks and was overdue for its rabies vaccination, Lt. Mike Sims said. The 21-year-old dog owner repeatedly refused officers' demands to take the animal in for routine tests and would not let authorities take the it from him, Sims said.
December 25, 1991 |
The city has reached a record-breaking 164 homicides this year, three more than last year, after a bloody night of violence left four people dead, police said. The deaths mark the third consecutive year that Oakland has broken a previous year's record, according to Lt. Mike Sims. In 1989, the city had 148 homicides and in 1990 there were 161. Sims said the unrelated homicides on Monday included a teen-ager found shot to death in a car and a suspect shot by a police officer.