October 14, 2009 |
In honor of John Wooden's 99th birthday, here are 99 things you may, or may not, know about the legendary former UCLA basketball coach: 1 . He was born in Martinsville, Ind., on Oct. 14, 1910. 2. Wooden led Martinsville High to the Indiana state title in 1927 and runner-up finishes in 1926 and 1928. 3. As a boy, one of his role models was Fuzzy Vandivier of the Franklin Wonder Five, a basketball team that dominated Indiana high school basketball from 1919 to 1922.
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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.
April 7, 2008 |
SAN ANTONIO -- Kansas guard Rodrick Stewart can't play in the NCAA title game tonight after breaking a kneecap during the team's public shoot-around Friday, but he will be on the bench in his warmups. "You prepare your whole life for this situation," the transfer from USC said. "It was tough yesterday. Right with about one minute left in the game, I wanted to be on the court for just one second. "The fans started chanting my name, wanting me out there.