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May 11, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
The headlights aren't working right. It's making a kind of clunking noise. Those cryptic, common customer complaints and a vast knowledge of cars were all the North Hollywood duo of Robert Pugh and Roberto Carlos had to work from Friday morning at the 1996 Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills National Quality Care Challenge, held at the Fairplex in Pomona.
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February 15, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
NEW ORLEANS - It was hard to tell what shocked fans more, the NBA's new dunk contest rules or a performance by Vanilla Ice. Maybe contest organizers should think twice, twice baby. Washington's John Wall was declared the winner in fan voting Saturday night at the Smoothie King Center … even though he didn't get a chance to compete against fellow champions Paul George and Terrence Ross. The trio swept head-to-head competitions against counterparts from the Western Conference as part of a “battle round” that left fans and other NBA players fighting mad on social media.
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November 5, 1995 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paul Kariya figures to be the Mighty Ducks' representative to the NHL All-Star game in January, but defenseman Milos Holan was the star of the team's skills competition Saturday at The Pond. It wasn't much of a surprise that Holan won the hardest shot competition with a 94.5-m.p.h. slap shot, but he also won the shooting accuracy contest, needing only only five shots to break four targets placed in the corners of the net.
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February 7, 2014 | By Melissa Rohlin
Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard will become the first player to compete in five events during All-Star weekend in New Orleans. Lillard, the reigning Rookie of the Year, will do the slam dunk contest, the Rising Stars Challenge, the Skills Challenge, the three-point contest and he made the Western Conference All-Star team as a reserve. "A lot of people don't get the opportunity," Lillard told USA TODAY. "So I just felt like it was something that had never been done, and I'm capable of doing all the things that need to be done in all the competitions, so I figured why not go out and be the first one to do everything and get that experience.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1999
Youngsters will have a chance to show off their baseball skills Saturday when they compete against youths from Laguna Niguel and Yorba Linda. The following youngsters won their age divisions in the Fleer Major League Baseball Diamond Skills Competition: Julius Aiono, Andrew Tenorio, Edwin Cabrito, Anthony Ledesma, Jeremy Turner, Michael Aiono, Anthony Tzan, Bobby Jackson, Alex Lee and Joon Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2000 | Andre Briscoe, (714) 966-5848
The Recreation and Community Services Department will host a Major League Baseball diamond skills competition Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. at Central Park, 7821 Walker St. Boys and girls ages 7 to 14 will be given the opportunity to show their batting, throwing and fielding skills. Winners in each age group will advance to the sectional competition. Registration is required. The competition is free. Information: (714) 690-3390.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1994 | LYNN FRANEY
Motorcycle police officers make riding look easy, deftly guiding 700-pound machines between cars and then zooming off toward an accident or crime scene. But, as was evident Wednesday at an Orange County Traffic Officers Assn. skills competition in Santa Ana, agility and command on a police motorcycle come from hours of practice at precision maneuvers.
SPORTS
February 7, 2014 | By Melissa Rohlin
Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard will become the first player to compete in five events during All-Star weekend in New Orleans. Lillard, the reigning Rookie of the Year, will do the slam dunk contest, the Rising Stars Challenge, the Skills Challenge, the three-point contest and he made the Western Conference All-Star team as a reserve. "A lot of people don't get the opportunity," Lillard told USA TODAY. "So I just felt like it was something that had never been done, and I'm capable of doing all the things that need to be done in all the competitions, so I figured why not go out and be the first one to do everything and get that experience.
SPORTS
February 16, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
HOUSTON - If at first you don't succeed, then you would fit right in at the NBA's dunk contest. The first two rounds of the competition Saturday night at Toyota Center involved more do-overs than actual dunks. New York's James White missed five attempts in the allotted 90 seconds in the second round. Given another untimed attempt, he missed that one too. "I'm glad everybody try-tried again," said Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe, who missed four attempts in the first round before simplifying his approach and making a spinning dunk after touching the ball against the backboard.
SPORTS
February 15, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
NEW ORLEANS - It was hard to tell what shocked fans more, the NBA's new dunk contest rules or a performance by Vanilla Ice. Maybe contest organizers should think twice, twice baby. Washington's John Wall was declared the winner in fan voting Saturday night at the Smoothie King Center … even though he didn't get a chance to compete against fellow champions Paul George and Terrence Ross. The trio swept head-to-head competitions against counterparts from the Western Conference as part of a “battle round” that left fans and other NBA players fighting mad on social media.
SPORTS
February 16, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
HOUSTON - If at first you don't succeed, then you would fit right in at the NBA's dunk contest. The first two rounds of the competition Saturday night at Toyota Center involved more do-overs than actual dunks. New York's James White missed five attempts in the allotted 90 seconds in the second round. Given another untimed attempt, he missed that one too. "I'm glad everybody try-tried again," said Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe, who missed four attempts in the first round before simplifying his approach and making a spinning dunk after touching the ball against the backboard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2000 | Andre Briscoe, (714) 966-5848
The Recreation and Community Services Department will host a Major League Baseball diamond skills competition Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. at Central Park, 7821 Walker St. Boys and girls ages 7 to 14 will be given the opportunity to show their batting, throwing and fielding skills. Winners in each age group will advance to the sectional competition. Registration is required. The competition is free. Information: (714) 690-3390.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1999
Youngsters will have a chance to show off their baseball skills Saturday when they compete against youths from Laguna Niguel and Yorba Linda. The following youngsters won their age divisions in the Fleer Major League Baseball Diamond Skills Competition: Julius Aiono, Andrew Tenorio, Edwin Cabrito, Anthony Ledesma, Jeremy Turner, Michael Aiono, Anthony Tzan, Bobby Jackson, Alex Lee and Joon Park.
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December 31, 1997 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ryan Leaf versus Charles Woodson is a battle of wills. That is, Washington State wishes Leaf wouldn't throw the ball in Woodson's direction, but everyone knows he will. "I'd like to have him never throw a ball at him," Washington State Coach Mike Price said. "I know Ryan will. I just accept that. It's one of those things. "I'm not saying you should never throw it there. It's got to be the right route, the right coverage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
The headlights aren't working right. It's making a kind of clunking noise. Those cryptic, common customer complaints and a vast knowledge of cars were all the North Hollywood duo of Robert Pugh and Roberto Carlos had to work from Friday morning at the 1996 Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills National Quality Care Challenge, held at the Fairplex in Pomona.
SPORTS
November 5, 1995 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paul Kariya figures to be the Mighty Ducks' representative to the NHL All-Star game in January, but defenseman Milos Holan was the star of the team's skills competition Saturday at The Pond. It wasn't much of a surprise that Holan won the hardest shot competition with a 94.5-m.p.h. slap shot, but he also won the shooting accuracy contest, needing only only five shots to break four targets placed in the corners of the net.
SPORTS
December 31, 1997 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ryan Leaf versus Charles Woodson is a battle of wills. That is, Washington State wishes Leaf wouldn't throw the ball in Woodson's direction, but everyone knows he will. "I'd like to have him never throw a ball at him," Washington State Coach Mike Price said. "I know Ryan will. I just accept that. It's one of those things. "I'm not saying you should never throw it there. It's got to be the right route, the right coverage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1994 | LYNN FRANEY
Motorcycle police officers make riding look easy, deftly guiding 700-pound machines between cars and then zooming off toward an accident or crime scene. But, as was evident Wednesday at an Orange County Traffic Officers Assn. skills competition in Santa Ana, agility and command on a police motorcycle come from hours of practice at precision maneuvers.
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