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May 1, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
Renardo Sidney, the 6-foot-10 McDonald's basketball All-American from L.A. Fairfax High, has signed a letter of intent at Mississippi State, Bulldogs Coach Rick Stansbury announced Thursday. Sidney, considered the No. 2 power forward in the nation by Scout.com, averaged 24.8 points and 11.2 rebounds while helping Fairfax advance to the state tournament, where the Lions upset Santa Ana Mater Dei but were later defeated by state champion Westchester.
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January 25, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
Brendyn Taylor is starting to play like the Brendyn Taylor of old, which means the Western League basketball race is about to get very interesting. Playing in only his seventh game of the season after gaining CIF eligibility, Taylor scored 17 points on Wednesday to help Fairfax upset Westchester, 53-46, at Westchester, pulling the Lions into a first-place tie with Palisades. Fairfax (14-7, 6-1) and Palisades (12-9, 6-1) are a half-game ahead of Westchester (13-5, 5-1). "It's going to come down to a dogfight," Fairfax Coach Harvey Kitani said.
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April 29, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
Renardo Sidney, the basketball All-American from L.A. Fairfax High who had orally committed his intent to accept a scholarship offer from USC, will not play for the Trojans. Sources close to USC's program and the Sidney family say the school and player have ended the recruiting process. Sidney, a 6-foot-11 power forward, visited Mississippi State last weekend and a source close to the family said the Sidneys and USC had agreed upon "a mutual parting of the ways."
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January 3, 2011 | Wire reports
Carlos Gonzalez and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to an $80-million, seven-year contract, pending a physical. Even before the agreement was reached, Fabiola Bohorquez , a publicist for the outfielder, confirmed from Venezuela that the deal was imminent. Gonzalez will soon fly to Denver to sign the contract, she said. A person familiar with the deal, speaking on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made, said Monday evening that terms had been agreed upon.
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February 7, 2009 | Eric Sondheimer
There was a sense of urgency Friday night for Los Angeles Fairfax. "It was a must-win game," 6-foot-11 center Renardo Sidney said. With the Western League title at stake and a possible No. 1 seeding for the City Section Division I playoffs on the line, the Lions came up with their best defensive effort of the season to upset No. 2-ranked Westchester, 49-42, before an overflow crowd at Westchester. Sidney came through with an effort that was nothing short of sensational.
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January 16, 2009 | Ben Bolch
Renardo Sidney emerged from the summer basketball circuit with more red flags than the Atlantic Coast during hurricane season. His focus drifted during games and he often appeared unmotivated. His poor diet resulted in an increasingly doughy appearance. He even had a few run-ins with referees, including a dustup during a Las Vegas tournament in which he was continually admonished for his behavior.
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September 30, 2009 | Lance Pugmire; Grahame L. Jones; Helene Elliott, Staff and Wire Reports
The attorney for former Los Angeles Fairfax High basketball standout Renardo Sidney has asked Congress to investigate what he labeled in a news release Tuesday as "racially selective conduct by the NCAA Enforcement Staff and Eligibility Center." Attorney Donald Jackson said he has turned over "considerable" information to the NCAA in an effort to have the player deemed eligible for his freshman season at Mississippi State, beginning in late November. He said the NCAA has "demanded that Sidney and his family produce several years of bank records, income tax returns for family members [including grandparents]
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June 12, 2009 | David Wharton, Staff and Wire Reports
The UCLA basketball team might see a familiar face in the 2009 John R. Wooden Classic next December. The Bruins confirmed that they will face Mississippi State, the team that signed L.A. Fairfax High star Renardo Sidney after a wild recruiting period. Earlier this year, UCLA and USC backed off recruiting Sidney, who at separate times appeared ready to sign with each school.
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February 20, 2009 | David Wharton
With highly touted Fairfax High big man Renardo Sidney set to announce the college of his choice on Sunday, it appears that UCLA has dropped out of the running, sources said. As recently as a few days ago, the Bruins were thought to be a frontrunner to sign the 6-foot-11 senior, who is widely considered to rank among the 10 top prep players in the nation. There was some question about whether Sidney, who has not taken the SAT, could qualify academically.
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June 5, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
The NCAA has opened its review of star basketball recruit Renardo Sidney, a Mississippi State athletic official said Thursday. Sidney, a 6-foot-10 power forward from Los Angeles Fairfax High, signed a letter of intent with Mississippi State last month after he was dropped as a recruit by UCLA and USC. Sidney had announced his plans to sign with USC. The family has said the split between player and school came by mutual decision.
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December 21, 2010 | Staff and wire reports
Galaxy forward/midfielder Landon Donovan said Tuesday that he will not be going on loan to a team in Europe in January but instead will rest and recuperate for the 2011 Major League Soccer season that starts March 15. At the same time, the Galaxy said that it expects midfielder David Beckham to report to preseason training at the end of January and not to be going on loan, as Beckham had suggested Sunday night that he might try to do....
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March 5, 2010 | By Lance Pugmire
The NCAA on Friday strongly penalized Renardo Sidney, saying the former Fairfax High basketball star accepted improper benefits and lied to the organization during its investigation. The Mississippi State freshman, who has not played while waiting for the NCAA to rule, was declared ineligible for the rest of this season and 30% of next season and fined $11,800 for "benefits received from preferential treatment." Mississippi State announced Friday it would appeal the decision.
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September 30, 2009 | Lance Pugmire; Grahame L. Jones; Helene Elliott, Staff and Wire Reports
The attorney for former Los Angeles Fairfax High basketball standout Renardo Sidney has asked Congress to investigate what he labeled in a news release Tuesday as "racially selective conduct by the NCAA Enforcement Staff and Eligibility Center." Attorney Donald Jackson said he has turned over "considerable" information to the NCAA in an effort to have the player deemed eligible for his freshman season at Mississippi State, beginning in late November. He said the NCAA has "demanded that Sidney and his family produce several years of bank records, income tax returns for family members [including grandparents]
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September 11, 2009 | Lance Pugmire; Jim Peltz, Staff and Wire Reports
NBA referees are prepared to be locked out for the start of the season after negotiations with the league on a new contract broke down this week when Commissioner David Stern ended the latest bargaining session. No further talks are scheduled -- and when they do resume, it'll be without the commissioner. Referees spokesman Lamell McMorris accused Stern of acting childish and not negotiating in good faith, so Stern removed himself from the process. Stern said Thursday he told McMorris that, "In fact, if it was going to get personal -- which apparently he's decided to make it by calling news media and leveling a series of inaccurate allegations -- that I would absent myself from the negotiations, which I have.
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August 22, 2009
Now this really is good news, the announcement by the NCAA that former Fairfax star and UCLA and USC reject Renardo Sidney will be allowed to enroll in classes at Mississippi State. One can only imagine the sigh of relief from the Sidney camp upon learning that Renardo will be able to at least pursue his academic career. Skip Nevell Los Angeles :: Because Memphis has to vacate its 2008 Final Four spoils, is it possible to award UCLA a do-over and have the Bruins play Kansas for the national championship?
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July 16, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
Two months after he signed a letter of intent and just five weeks before classes are set to begin at Mississippi State, Los Angeles Fairfax High basketball star Renardo Sidney still has not been cleared to play in college by the NCAA. Sidney's amateur status is being reviewed by both the school and NCAA, the process stalled because his family has yet to turn over information that has been requested about one of at least two personal loans it took out in recent years, according to sources.
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February 23, 2009 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, ON HIGH SCHOOLS
If ever there was a sign that high school sports has reached a level of hype beyond reality, it happened Sunday afternoon in the gym at Los Angeles Fairfax, not far from where the Oscars were being given out. The announcement by 6-foot-11 center Renardo Sidney of his intention to attend USC was turned into such an elaborate production that it made quarterback Jimmy Clausen showing up to his news conference three years ago in a Hummer limousine to announce Notre Dame look amateurish.
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August 22, 2009
Now this really is good news, the announcement by the NCAA that former Fairfax star and UCLA and USC reject Renardo Sidney will be allowed to enroll in classes at Mississippi State. One can only imagine the sigh of relief from the Sidney camp upon learning that Renardo will be able to at least pursue his academic career. Skip Nevell Los Angeles :: Because Memphis has to vacate its 2008 Final Four spoils, is it possible to award UCLA a do-over and have the Bruins play Kansas for the national championship?
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June 12, 2009 | David Wharton, Staff and Wire Reports
The UCLA basketball team might see a familiar face in the 2009 John R. Wooden Classic next December. The Bruins confirmed that they will face Mississippi State, the team that signed L.A. Fairfax High star Renardo Sidney after a wild recruiting period. Earlier this year, UCLA and USC backed off recruiting Sidney, who at separate times appeared ready to sign with each school.
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June 5, 2009 | Lance Pugmire
The NCAA has opened its review of star basketball recruit Renardo Sidney, a Mississippi State athletic official said Thursday. Sidney, a 6-foot-10 power forward from Los Angeles Fairfax High, signed a letter of intent with Mississippi State last month after he was dropped as a recruit by UCLA and USC. Sidney had announced his plans to sign with USC. The family has said the split between player and school came by mutual decision.
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