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.
June 8, 2004 |
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.
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June 5, 2009 |
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.
June 16, 2001 |
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.
December 20, 1991 |
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.
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.