Advertisement
 
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsRick Benner
IN THE NEWS

Rick Benner

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
December 26, 1989 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
The surprise-o-meter went tilt last week. Even the rats, among Boston Garden's most durable tenants, couldn't have been ready for this one. Larry Bird a cancer to the Celtics? Selfish? Boston barely made the playoffs when he was out most of 1988-89. With Bird this season, the team is back to respectability--14-11 heading into tonight's game against the Clippers at the Sports Arena--but he is taking too many shots?
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
December 26, 1989 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
The surprise-o-meter went tilt last week. Even the rats, among Boston Garden's most durable tenants, couldn't have been ready for this one. Larry Bird a cancer to the Celtics? Selfish? Boston barely made the playoffs when he was out most of 1988-89. With Bird this season, the team is back to respectability--14-11 heading into tonight's game against the Clippers at the Sports Arena--but he is taking too many shots?
Advertisement
SPORTS
December 20, 1989
Former Boston Celtic star Bill Russell was fired Tuesday as vice president of the Sacramento Kings, and Coach Jerry Reynolds became director of player personnel. "It was in the best interest of the organization," Gregg Lukenbill, the Kings' managing general partner, said in a statement. "It has become evident that our franchise was not moving in a positive direction." The Kings (6-14) are in last place in the Pacific Division. There was no comment from Russell.
SPORTS
April 5, 1990 | From United Press International
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.
SPORTS
April 1, 2000 | LISA DILLMAN
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.
SPORTS
December 19, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
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."
SPORTS
December 25, 1991 | From Associated Press
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.
BUSINESS
December 30, 2010 | By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
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.
SPORTS
November 14, 1990 | MARTIN McNEAL, MCCLATCHY NEWS SERVICE
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.
SPORTS
March 15, 1992 | MARK HEISLER
The case for tranquilizer darts: Two years ago, Charles Barkley made a run at most valuable player, denying all the while he had matured. When he's right, he's right. Last week, our hero served himself up like a roast pig with an apple in its mouth. He attributed criticism for his ripping teammates, bar fighting and shot selection to racism. In truth, racism does exist, his teammates aren't very good and he didn't start the fights. But shot selection? That's not his best issue.
BUSINESS
April 4, 1993 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the Walt Disney Co. agreed to bring a hockey team called the Mighty Ducks to the Anaheim Arena, the move was viewed by some as almost an act of charity by a duty-bound neighbor. After all, here was a major corporation sparing the city from the embarrassment of seeing its new $103-million sports emporium going empty. In the process, Disney's move saved the city $1 million of the $2.5 million a year that it was obligated to pay Anaheim Arena's manager if no major sports teams were landed.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|