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January 20, 1995 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After tonight, only the memories will remain, so many of them bad, so many of them of both the coldest and hottest days in Laker history. OK, the rats, too. No more telephone booth that passes as the visitors' locker room. No more exposed bolts holding down the parquet floor that fits together like a jigsaw puzzle with a few pieces missing. No more jungle-like heat--or arctic cold. No more smell. Parting is such sweet sorrow. "Will I miss the Boston Garden?"
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January 20, 1995 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After tonight, only the memories will remain, so many of them bad, so many of them of both the coldest and hottest days in Laker history. OK, the rats, too. No more telephone booth that passes as the visitors' locker room. No more exposed bolts holding down the parquet floor that fits together like a jigsaw puzzle with a few pieces missing. No more jungle-like heat--or arctic cold. No more smell. Parting is such sweet sorrow. "Will I miss the Boston Garden?"
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June 2, 1993 | MAL FLORENCE
Columnist Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe rejects the name, Shawmut Center, as the Boston Celtics' new home. "The Shawmut Center. Please. Give us a break. For years, we've been pleading for a new Boston Garden, and now that they've broken ground, they sell the name to a bank. "It reminds me of when Mr. Potter, the mean old banker, changed the name of Bedford Falls to Pottersville in 'It's a Wonderful Life.' " Trivia time: What does Pat Riley have in common with Vlade Divac?
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February 23, 1995 | MAL FLORENCE
Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on replacement players in baseball: "So the baseball owners, in their benevolence, will be giving the people what they apparently want: vacuum-cleaner salesmen, forklift operators, and rusted Mexican League heroes dressed in baseball costumes, masquerading as major league players. "How could anyone want to pay to watch scabaseball? If the ticket prices are reduced, so what?
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June 29, 2008 | Dave Zirin
Last week, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission announced that it would auction off the name of the Coliseum, home of the USC Trojans, to help raise money for renovations. Although selling naming rights for college football stadiums is rare, the names and logos of corporate sponsors adorn the vast majority of professional sports venues. Dodger Stadium is one of the few exceptions. But along with the millions of dollars can come name instability. Here are some examples. -- Team: San Francisco Giants Previous home: Candlestick Park Current home: AT&T Park Naming rights price: $50 million over 24 years Name changes: When the team moved to the new ballpark in 2000, it was known as Pacific Bell Park.
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August 18, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Linford Christie of Britain beat top U.S. sprinters and won the 100-meter dash Wednesday in a rain-soaked Weltklasse Grand Prix track meet at Zurich, Switzerland. Americans, however, finished 1-2-3 in the men's 400, with Derek Mills the winner at 44.93 seconds, followed by Quincy Watts at 45.03 and Steve Lewis at 45.12. Michael Johnson of the United States won the 200 in 20.33 seconds after fighting a strong head wind, followed by Daniel Effiong of Nigeria at 20.
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