CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2012 |
Gene Bartow, the successor to John Wooden as UCLA basketball coach who became the architect of a new and successful athletics program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, died Tuesday evening. He was 81. Bartow, who was diagnosed with stomach cancer two years ago, died at his Birmingham home, according to a university spokesman. Despite starting the athletics program at Alabama Birmingham and establishing the basketball program as nationally competitive, Bartow probably will be most remembered in Los Angeles as the man who replaced arguably the best coach in college basketball history and unarguably the most beloved and respected coach in this city's sports history when in 1975 he took over UCLA's program after Wooden's retirement.
November 19, 2007 |
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- UCLA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was one of eight men inducted Sunday into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. "Our young people today don't get an idea of how good the college experience is," Abdul-Jabbar said. "Kids go straight from high school to the NBA and aren't going to college and enriching their lives in ways they can't imagine. It's a loss for our kids personally and our nation as a whole.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2009 |
Wayman Tisdale, a three-time All-American at Oklahoma who played 12 seasons in the NBA and later became a leading contemporary jazz musician, died Friday. He was 44. Tisdale died at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa after a two-year battle with cancer, hospital spokeswoman Joy McGill said. After three years at Oklahoma, Tisdale played in the NBA with the Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns.
February 28, 2011 |
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker is expected to sit out two to four weeks after straining his left calf muscle in a win over Memphis. The Spurs announced Monday that their star point guard won't accompany them to Memphis and Cleveland this week. It will also leave the NBA-best Spurs without Parker for their first game against the Miami Heat on Friday. Parker left Sunday's game in the second quarter when he collided with Grizzlies guard Mike Conley . He did not return.
November 21, 2010
FC Dallas defender George John's own goal in extra time Sunday at Toronto handed the Colorado Rapids a 2-1 win and their first MLS Cup title. David Ferreira scored for Dallas in the first half before Colorado's Conor Casey tied it in the second half. In the second half of extra time, substitute Macoumba Kandji took a long pass from Casey inside the box and sent the ball across the face of the Dallas goal. His shot spun off John's left thigh and over the head of goalkeeper Kevin Hartman.
April 16, 2009 |
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew signed a five-year, $31-million contract Wednesday with the Jacksonville Jaguars that includes $17.5 million guaranteed. "It really was a matter of wanting more Maurice," Jaguars Coach Jack Del Rio said. "We want Maurice on the field more often. We believe he's a feature guy and it's his time. We're excited about that." Jones-Drew, a second-round draft pick from UCLA in 2006, has 6,003 all-purpose yards and 40 touchdowns in three seasons.