CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2009
April 17, 2010 |
If you've ever deluded yourself that betting on sports was really investing, have we got a hedge fund for you. Starting on Saturday, the new Centaur Galileo fund in London will be making investments not in the traditional financial playing fields of stocks, oil futures or real estate, but in the actual playing fields of soccer, tennis and horse racing. Galileo is probably the first hedge fund to make bets on sports events, experts say. "We put numbers against those things that you and me and everyone in pubs have casual discussions about," said Tony Woodhams, the managing director at Centaur Group, which operates the fund.
June 16, 2010 |
"June 17, 1994" is Brett Morgen's tone-poem documentary about a day in the life of American sports and heroes of sport. It was the day that Arnold Palmer played his final, fraught round at a U.S. Open, the day the World Cup began in Chicago, that the New York Rangers got a ticker-tape parade for winning the Stanley Cup, that the Knicks and the Rockets played the fifth game of the NBA finals. Most famously, it was the day that, with former teammate Al Cowlings at the wheel, O.J. Simpson, charged with the murder of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman, took his slow ride around the freeways of Southern California in a white Ford Bronco, holding a gun to his head.
July 16, 2012 |
He was the face of the Los Angeles Police Department, and forever frozen in a where-were-you moment, grimly stepping up in front of a media throng on that June afternoon in 1994. That's when LAPD Cmdr. David Gascon braced himself and announced that O.J. Simpson was a fugitive and that the department was "very unhappy" with the activities surrounding Simpson's failure to surrender. He pledged that the LAPD would find Simpson, and by nightfall, Simpson was taken into custody, which, of course, is the shorthand version of one of the wilder days in Los Angeles.
April 24, 1986
Jordan Resigns--Russ Jordan, 49, who has been athletic director at Long Beach City College for eight years, has resigned. He has asked for reassignment to the college's counseling department. Swimming Stars--Six Whittier High School senior swimmers, who lettered as freshmen, have gone through four seasons without losing a Whitmont League meet. They are Ramona Linderoth, Christie Borak, Laurie Hohne, Stacey Albanese, Stacey Munatones and Amy Hall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1996
Regarding fan violence ("Snowballs in Hell," editorial, Dec. 28): It is just a reflection of the greedy athletes they came out to see. I grew up a N.Y. Giant fan, and as a kid even had season seats at Yankee Stadium. I paid $35 for the seven home games, the tickets were in the bleachers behind the end zone. But come blizzard, rainstorm or whatever nature threw at us, we went. Loyal Giant fans, not like today. Today's athletes no longer have the team spirit, the respect for tradition and most of all no respect for the people who made them what they have become, the new breed of fan. A player scores and rather than hand the ball to the referee, he has to do a 10-minute dance routine that the networks show.