December 11, 1992 |
Some NHL teams have fierce nicknames, such as the San Jose Sharks. Others, such as the Minnesota North Stars, Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs, offer a more regional flair. Others just sound right: the St. Louis Blues, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Boston Bruins. So what will Orange County's newest team be called? How about the "Anaheim Mighty Ducks?" Perhaps. Walt Disney Co.
October 11, 1987
American cities and states should mount a massive counter-terrorism campaign. They are constantly being held hostage by the magnates of professional sports franchises. If team owners begin to feel neglected or notice a spot of rust here and there in the stadium, all they need to do is to start to whisper about moving. Local officials will start turning handsprings to make the owner happy. Other cities will start their money machines churning to entice the franchise to their town.
June 8, 2001 |
On the day after NBA Commissioner David Stern dampened hope that the league would ever approve a third Southern California franchise at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, city and arena officials declared they would not abandon their quest to attract an NBA team to Orange County. "We're never going to give up," Anaheim City Manager James Ruth said. "That just isn't going to happen. We think NBA basketball in Orange County would absolutely be a winner."
June 1, 1990 |
Fontana officials Thursday announced details of a developer's plan to build a $450-million stadium complex, including a 75,000-seat outdoor facility for football and baseball and a 26,000-seat indoor arena for basketball or other sports, on 250 acres of land northwest of the city. The proposal for the development along Interstate 15 in western San Bernardino County comes from the firm of Kagan Management Services Inc.
February 18, 2013 |
The Golden State Warriors released a statement from former Lakers All-Star and general manager Jerry West regarding Jerry Buss, who died on Monday. “This is an extremely sad day for me," said West. "As I have said many times, I have been blessed to work for Jerry Buss, the most successful owner in basketball history. His incredible commitment and desire to build a championship-caliber team that could sustain success over a long period of time has been unmatched. "With all of his achievements, Jerry was without a doubt one of the most humble men I've ever been around.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1999
Anaheim's precarious status as a sports center seems always poised on the verge of something really exciting or really disappointing. No modest dreams need apply. This is a period of flux in the sports scene for the professional baseball and hockey teams and the proposed Sportstown complex. The city government is committed for a lot of money there, and much more downtown for infrastructure improvements related to the Anaheim Convention Center expansion and the new Walt Disney Co. attraction.
May 27, 2004 |
If all goes according to the NFL's plan and Los Angeles has a franchise by the 2008 season, a Super Bowl might not be far behind. Up for grabs is the Super Bowl after the 2009 season, and L.A. could be a candidate to play host to that game, NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said Wednesday. "That's one of the things we're going to discuss with our advisory committee this fall," Tagliabue said at the conclusion of the league's two-day meetings. "We had discussed that about 15 months ago.
May 18, 1997 |
Fittingly, confirmation that Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is in talks to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers came last week from both Los Angeles and Tokyo, where Murdoch was signing up partners for his Japanese satellite broadcasting service, JSkyB. It was fitting because the future of the Dodgers--as well as of most other baseball teams and franchises in other sports--will involve greater international presence.
November 6, 1997 |
I always regarded Reader's Digest as a handbook for hypochondriacs ("I Was Joe's Pancreas," "Six Diets That Can Save Your Life") or a house organ for the terminally Pollyannaish (Book Condensation: "Happiness Is Good For You") and not very interested in the clangor of the real marketplace. But here comes this venerable old dowager of a publication sticking its quill pen into my racket, the wonderful world of sports.