Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSports Center
IN THE NEWS

Sports Center

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
The Department of Water and Power has reached a tentative agreement with a developer to lease up to 16 acres of land next to the Golden State Freeway for use as a multipurpose sports center.
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
April 1, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers are planning to build a more modern training facility that they hope will also attract future free agents, The Times has learned. They will stay in El Segundo because they like the area and its proximity to LAX, but will no longer share a building with the Kings and a skating rink often open for public use. The Lakers have been at the place currently known as Toyota Sports Center since 2000, which was built for about $24 million by...
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1996 | LESLEY WRIGHT
Operators of a Super Sports facility on Canal Street have promised neighbors that complaints about noise, bright lights, errant golf balls and late-night merriment are being heard. Kent Hawkins, director of Super Sports Golf & Recreation Center, told the City Council this week that he will rein in sports enthusiasts as best he can, calling the police for assistance if necessary. The promises came after petitions from at least 50 angry residents were turned in to city officials in recent weeks.
SPORTS
February 12, 2014 | By David Whitley
ESPN bills itself as the Worldwide Leader in Sports. Based on that, women's basketball is bigger worldwide than the Winter Olympics. Nothing against the Connecticut Huskies, but do they really warrant more airtime than Bode Miller, the U.S. women's hockey team, 3,000 Olympians from 88 countries and Bob Costas' valiant battle with pinkeye? If a Martian just landed anywhere in America that has cable, it would sure think so. Then it would fly to Sochi to have dinner with Jeremy Schaap, who must be feeling pretty lonely.
NEWS
June 20, 1993
The city's first indoor sports complex is expected to be completed by July 1, according to city officials. The Sen. Bill Greene Sports Complex at 4835 Clara St. will include a gym with two courts that can be used for basketball or volleyball, a scoreboard, and a multipurpose room with a stage and dressing rooms.
NEWS
October 5, 1989
Norwalk officials learned earlier this week that the city will receive $1 million from the state to help build a $3.3-million sports center at Norwalk Park, City Manager Richard R. Powers said. State Sen. Cecil N. Green (D-Norwalk) and Assemblyman Bob Epple (D-Norwalk) backed legislation that helped the city secure the funding, Powers said. The City Council on Tuesday chose the Huntington Beach firm of Anthony & Langford Architects to design the 30,000-square-foot sports center.
BUSINESS
July 26, 2000 | Leslie Earnest, Leslie Earnest covers retail businesses for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7832 and at leslie.earnest@latimes.com
Despite repeated delays, Gotcha Glacier backers say that the proposed $130-million indoor sports center is still on track and that groundbreaking should begin "within the next few months." "We are just finalizing a few minor details prior to construction," said Brad Kinney, chief executive of Glacier of Anaheim LLC. "Our [building] permits are almost ready to pull." "Almost" has become a key word for Glacier backers, whose plans have been stalled by design and financing snags.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1989 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
Burbank city officials have put plans for an $8-million sports and tennis center on hold, saying the hillside complex may cause traffic and noise problems in nearby residential neighborhoods. Richard R. Inga, the city's Parks and Recreation director, said a master plan for the area should be completed to determine the impact of the Stough Park Family Sports Center and other planned recreational facilities in the Verdugo Mountains. "There is nothing wrong with the concept," Inga said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
An Oxnard man who donated $2 million last year to help Cal Lutheran University build a new athletic complex on its north campus has raised his pledge by $1 million. John B. Gilbert, founder of the TOLD Corp. construction firm, offered to match up to $1 million in additional donations toward the Thousand Oaks university's "Now is the Time" fund-raising campaign, which is about $12 million short of its $80-million goal.
SPORTS
February 12, 2014 | By David Whitley
ESPN bills itself as the Worldwide Leader in Sports. Based on that, women's basketball is bigger worldwide than the Winter Olympics. Nothing against the Connecticut Huskies, but do they really warrant more airtime than Bode Miller, the U.S. women's hockey team, 3,000 Olympians from 88 countries and Bob Costas' valiant battle with pinkeye? If a Martian just landed anywhere in America that has cable, it would sure think so. Then it would fly to Sochi to have dinner with Jeremy Schaap, who must be feeling pretty lonely.
SPORTS
November 13, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The trick play pulled off by the Woodland Hills El Camino Real junior varsity football team last week against Reseda Cleveland has hooked its audience on the web and on television. The YouTube video has surpassed 2.2 million views. The video has been shown on ESPN's SportsCenter, the Jimmy Kimmel Show and Fred Roggin's The Challenge, among others. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2013 | By Joe Flint
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Even the face of the NFL Network occasionally gets stopped at the line of scrimmage. Sportscaster Rich Eisen is trying to get across the field at the University of Phoenix Stadium, where he's supposed to host his network's coverage of the Arizona Cardinals vs. the Seattle Seahawks. On the field are current and former NFL stars, including Hall of Famer Warren Moon, who treat Eisen like royalty. But the security guard who stands between Eisen and the stage at the other end of the stadium apparently doesn't recognize the man NFL Network President Steve Bornstein simply calls "the franchise.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2013 | By Mary McNamara
Keith Olbermann's back and he knows you missed him during all those long months since he quit his Current TV gig (or years since he left MSNBC), even if you didn't know it yourself. And so on Monday night he returned to to ESPN where, he will be happy to remind you every eight minutes or so, he helped found ESPN2 and perfect "SportsCenter. " He named this ESPN2 show "Olbermann," as if he were an iconic motor company or a beer, and opened it in classic Olbermann-ic style. "As I was saying," he greeted the camera, that careful quirk of a smile punctuating a pickup line so smugly flirtatious that it could have been lifted from Season 1 of "The Newsroom," which Olbermann claims to have inspired (though not Season 2, which is slightly less smug, certainly less flirtatious and better.)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Keith Olbermann has been known in the last several years for his fiery political views and for battling with his bosses. But he'll leave that behind when he starts up his new weeknight talk show next month on ESPN2. During a press tour session to promote "Olbermann," the host said the focus would be solidly on sports. "I've done and enjoyed and own the work that I've done, but that's not what this is," Olbermann said. He said his most recent stints at MSNBC and Current TV "took a lot out of me, and were not that much fun. " He is returning to a network where he also clashed with bosses during the 1990s when he hosted "SportsCenter.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Maybe you can go home again. Keith Olbermann is headed back to ESPN. The famously scrappy host is returning to the sports broadcasting empire more than 15 years after leaving the fold in a cloud of controversy and bad feelings -- and more than a year after being fired from his last regular TV gig at Al Gore's Current network (since sold to Al Jazeera).  Olbermann, 54, will host a self-titled 11 p.m. weeknight show on ESPN2 starting Aug. 26.  PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times "The program will focus on the day's relevant sports topics through a mix of perspective and commentary, interviews, contributors, panel discussions and highlights," the network wrote in a statement Wednesday.  Olbermann achieved national fame as the host of a nightly political talk show that helped revive MSNBC as a bastion of liberal opinion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2009 | Catherine Saillant
Adecade ago, Lindsay was the Central Valley town that the middle class had abandoned. Its farm economy was in tatters and its downtown looked tired and deserted. An influx of immigrant farm laborers, combined with white flight, made it one of the poorest cities in Tulare County. But the forgotten city of 10,500, located off state Highway 65 southeast of Visalia, is undergoing something of a rebirth. A large downtown plaza has been redesigned and lushly landscaped, drawing 5,000 people for a Friday night farmers market.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1992 | MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The most heavily used city park in the San Fernando Valley will soon have a new gym-recreation building. Workers are putting the finishing touches on the 17,000-square-foot facility to serve the 80-acre Balboa Sports Center in Encino. But the $2.5-million building is not expected to open until spring because a city hiring freeze has made it difficult to staff, according to the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department.
SPORTS
November 13, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The trick play pulled off by the Woodland Hills El Camino Real junior varsity football team last week against Reseda Cleveland has hooked its audience on the web and on television. The YouTube video has surpassed 2.2 million views. The video has been shown on ESPN's SportsCenter, the Jimmy Kimmel Show and Fred Roggin's The Challenge, among others. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 2009 | CHRIS ERSKINE
President Obama seemed just like the rest of us the other night when he confessed that he likes to end a day with a beer and some alone time watching "SportsCenter." The ESPN show is a nirvana many men already know -- a "speedball of the day's sports news," as one buddy puts it. That seems a fitting narcotic reference. Our fathers might've ended their day with a cold martini. We have "SportsCenter." OK, let's go right to the highlights. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2009 | Claire Noland
James H. Warsaw, a Newport Beach entrepreneur who helped change the perception of sports from games with bats and balls to a business of dollars and cents, has died. He was 61. Warsaw died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of complications from infections, his brother Robert said Saturday. He also suffered from Parkinson's disease.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|