April 5, 1990 |
Sacramento Kings' center Ralph Sampson threatened to beat up a newspaper reporter, apparently over a column that called the former All-Star one of basketball's "great disappointments." Sampson interrupted an interview Sacramento Bee reporter R.E. Graswich was holding with Kings' player personnel director Jerry Reynolds before Tuesday's 114-105 loss to the Clippers. "If you ever write something about me without talking to me again, I'll punch you in the nose," the Bee quoted Sampson as saying.
April 1, 2000 |
So, the world record will have to wait. Sixteen-year-old Megan Quann of nearby Puyallup settled for breaking her U.S. record twice Friday, once in the morning preliminaries and later at night in the finals before her family and friends at the King County Aquatic Center in the National Swimming Championships. She won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1 minute 7.54 seconds, defeating 1998 World Champion Kristy Kowal of Athens, Ga., who had a personal best of 1:07.85.
December 19, 1989 |
Basketball legend Bill Russell has been fired as vice president of the Sacramento Kings, and Coach Jerry Reynolds has been named director of player personnel, the team said today. The Kings said a search would begin immediately to find a replacement for Reynolds. Kings Managing General Partner Gregg Lukenbill said the shake-up was "in the best interest of the organization. It has become evident that our franchise was not moving in a positive direction."
December 25, 1991 |
Dick Motta never got to quit. A day after he said he would retire as Sacramento's coach at the end of the season, the Kings fired him and made assistant Rex Hughes the interim replacement. "In light of Dick's plans to step down at the end of the year, we feel it is important to address our future now," team President Rick Benner said Tuesday.
December 30, 2010 |
One more good reason to drive safely in California: If you cause an accident, you may be on the hook to pay the police and firefighters who show up to help. At least 50 cities in the state have adopted so-called crash-tax laws allowing local governments to seek reimbursement from insurance companies for the costs of sending public emergency crews to accident scenes. The fees can amount to hundreds or even thousands of dollars. If insurers don't pay, cities can hire collection agents to seek payment from the motorists involved.
November 14, 1990 |
Ralph Sampson reports to Arco Arena every day with the same hope. "I've just been waiting," the Sacramento Kings' center said. "Every day I come in here and hope (player personnel director) Jerry Reynolds will come up to me and say, 'We traded you somewhere.' I just wish that could happen." Sampson, 30, says his desire to leave the Kings has nothing to do with ill feelings toward the team or the city of Sacramento. He just wants to play and sees little chance of that happening with the Kings.