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March 28, 1998 | From Associated Press
The largest crowd in NBA history included 8,000 people who couldn't even see the court. Too bad. They missed quite a show by Michael Jordan. Making what might have been his final appearance in Atlanta, Jordan scored 34 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to their eighth straight victory, an 89-74 rout of the Hawks before 62,046 at the Georgia Dome. The turnout broke the previous NBA record of 61,983, set Jan. 29, 1988, for a game between Boston and Detroit at the Pontiac Silverdome.
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December 23, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The assignment - rank the top 10 sports records that will never be broken - seemed straightforward enough until you dig into the research and realize you could easily fill the list with records from Major League Baseball alone. To diversify the field, filters were added to eliminate marks set long ago in sports that have undergone such drastic change that those records will never be approached, let alone broken. For instance, who could touch Cy Young's 511 career wins and 749 complete games from 1890 to 1911, and Old Hoss Radbourn's 59 wins in 1894?
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SPORTS
June 4, 2000 | TIM DERMODY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Records continued to fall in the Speedo Grand Challenge as standards were set in all eight events Saturday at Heritage Park Aquatics Complex in Irvine. Two-time Olympic gold-medal winner Jenny Thompson won two consecutive events, and Lenny Krayzelburg, Bela Szabados and Kristine Quance-Julian visited the victory stand for the second straight day in the three-day meet. In the finals, seven of the eight record-setters broke marks they had established in Saturday morning's preliminaries.
SPORTS
March 23, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
The wins kept coming. So did the games. Three in a row. Five in six days. It didn't matter that the rest of the NBA, and the calendar, conspired against the Lakers 41 seasons ago. Logistics couldn't bother them in a season when they didn't seem to grasp the meaning of Ls. The team that would win 33 consecutive games, still the longest streak for a major U.S. professional team, often arrived in a city on a midday flight and played a...
SPORTS
December 23, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The assignment - rank the top 10 sports records that will never be broken - seemed straightforward enough until you dig into the research and realize you could easily fill the list with records from Major League Baseball alone. To diversify the field, filters were added to eliminate marks set long ago in sports that have undergone such drastic change that those records will never be approached, let alone broken. For instance, who could touch Cy Young's 511 career wins and 749 complete games from 1890 to 1911, and Old Hoss Radbourn's 59 wins in 1894?
NEWS
February 5, 1987
John Brown, Whitney High School--Now an assistant basketball coach at the college prep school, Brown led the CIF Southern Section in scoring in 1983, the only season he played basketball for Whitney. His mark of 712 points was accomplished in only 23 games. Senior guard Alex Ahn is bearing down on Brown's record, but it has taken him three seasons and 59 games on the varsity to total 686 points. BASKETBALL Darrick Martin, St.
BUSINESS
June 8, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
The sporting events industry contributed $2.7 billion to the Southland economy in 2003, the highest one-year total ever, according to a study released by the Los Angeles Sports Council and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Sporting events -- including professional and college teams, horse tracks and annual events such as the L.A. Marathon -- generated $1.4 billion in direct revenue and $2.7 billion overall, according to the study, conducted by the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2009 | Gale Holland
Jackie Robinson played four sports at what was then Pasadena Junior College on his way to breaking major league baseball's color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Fifty years later, pitcher Barry Zito spent a year at Pierce College before transferring to USC, then joined the Oakland A's, where he won the Cy Young award in 2002.
NEWS
June 16, 2001 | LONNIE WHITE and DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Lakers, cementing a new reign as the best team in basketball, claimed their second straight National Basketball Assn. championship Friday night with a decisive Game 5 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. At First Union Center in Philadelphia, the team capped an often tumultuous season by defeating the 76ers, 108-96.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 1991 | MICHAEL ARKUSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Baseball has been real good to Harvey Kubernik. His childhood memories will always reserve a special shrine to the game he loves, to Koufax and Drysdale, Wills and Gilliam and, of course, Dodger Dogs. Fast forward to adulthood, where the business of baseball--contract disputes, salary arbitration, television overexposure--has taken the game off his pedestal. Joe DiMaggio is long gone, indeed.
OPINION
July 30, 2009
Back when Nike was a goddess and not something to put on your feet, Olympic runners raced barefoot. What a difference a few millenniums make. Today's runners, with the rare exception of, say, a Zola Budd, wear shoes hyper-designed to cushion heel strike, improve toe-off and minimize flex, all in ultra-lightweight materials. That's not to mention the training regimens, physical therapists and bouncier tracks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2009 | Gale Holland
Jackie Robinson played four sports at what was then Pasadena Junior College on his way to breaking major league baseball's color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Fifty years later, pitcher Barry Zito spent a year at Pierce College before transferring to USC, then joined the Oakland A's, where he won the Cy Young award in 2002.
BUSINESS
June 8, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
The sporting events industry contributed $2.7 billion to the Southland economy in 2003, the highest one-year total ever, according to a study released by the Los Angeles Sports Council and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Sporting events -- including professional and college teams, horse tracks and annual events such as the L.A. Marathon -- generated $1.4 billion in direct revenue and $2.7 billion overall, according to the study, conducted by the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
NEWS
June 16, 2001 | LONNIE WHITE and DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Lakers, cementing a new reign as the best team in basketball, claimed their second straight National Basketball Assn. championship Friday night with a decisive Game 5 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. At First Union Center in Philadelphia, the team capped an often tumultuous season by defeating the 76ers, 108-96.
NEWS
October 15, 2000 | JOSEPH B. VERRENGIA, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Sprinters faster than a thoroughbred horse. Female swimmers with the shoulders and swagger of linebackers. Weightlifters generating enough energy in a single clean-and-jerk to illuminate your house--and your neighbor's. World records fell in bunches at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. The athletes' performances were the product of superb genes, hard work and, increasingly, science.
SPORTS
June 4, 2000 | TIM DERMODY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Records continued to fall in the Speedo Grand Challenge as standards were set in all eight events Saturday at Heritage Park Aquatics Complex in Irvine. Two-time Olympic gold-medal winner Jenny Thompson won two consecutive events, and Lenny Krayzelburg, Bela Szabados and Kristine Quance-Julian visited the victory stand for the second straight day in the three-day meet. In the finals, seven of the eight record-setters broke marks they had established in Saturday morning's preliminaries.
OPINION
July 30, 2009
Back when Nike was a goddess and not something to put on your feet, Olympic runners raced barefoot. What a difference a few millenniums make. Today's runners, with the rare exception of, say, a Zola Budd, wear shoes hyper-designed to cushion heel strike, improve toe-off and minimize flex, all in ultra-lightweight materials. That's not to mention the training regimens, physical therapists and bouncier tracks.
SPORTS
January 1, 1985 | MIKE PENNER, Times Staff Writer
Take your pick. The Orange County sports story of the year could easily be: The Rams' Eric Dickerson running past O.J. Simpson for a record 2,105 rushing yards in one season. Or . . . The Angels' Reggie Jackson becoming the 13th man in major-league history to hit 500 home runs. Or . . . Cal State Fullerton winning its second NCAA baseball championship. Or . . . The Titans going 12-0 in football, despite all the obstacles that have so burdened the program in previous years.
SPORTS
March 28, 1998 | From Associated Press
The largest crowd in NBA history included 8,000 people who couldn't even see the court. Too bad. They missed quite a show by Michael Jordan. Making what might have been his final appearance in Atlanta, Jordan scored 34 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to their eighth straight victory, an 89-74 rout of the Hawks before 62,046 at the Georgia Dome. The turnout broke the previous NBA record of 61,983, set Jan. 29, 1988, for a game between Boston and Detroit at the Pontiac Silverdome.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 1991 | MICHAEL ARKUSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Baseball has been real good to Harvey Kubernik. His childhood memories will always reserve a special shrine to the game he loves, to Koufax and Drysdale, Wills and Gilliam and, of course, Dodger Dogs. Fast forward to adulthood, where the business of baseball--contract disputes, salary arbitration, television overexposure--has taken the game off his pedestal. Joe DiMaggio is long gone, indeed.
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