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.
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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.
October 1, 1989 |
October once again, the maddest month in sports with baseball's league playoffs, the World Series and the National Football League combining to provide a harvest of televised attractions. But who's watching? Fact is, the ratings are down for football, according to Nielsen Media Research, whether for the games played on CBS and NBC on Sunday or for Monday Night Football on ABC.
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November 13, 1998 |
Edward P. Roski Jr., who is bidding to land a National Football League expansion for a refurbished Los Angeles Coliseum, owns a casino in Las Vegas--an apparent conflict under league rules. Roski operates the Silverton Hotel Casino and RV Park, which he opened about 18 months ago when the previous casino went bust. Roski--who owns the property--had been leasing the site to operators of the Boomtown casino.
May 25, 1992 |
Raj Bhathal is living the American dream in more ways than one. As owner of a pro football team, the Newport Beach resident finds himself in one of the most select and sought-after clubs in the nation. Bhathal's team is the World League's Orlando Thunder. "It's really exciting," Bhathal said. "I've been in business for 26 years and have been very successful and this new venture is great." But Bhathal is no wealthy neophyte meddling in the team's day-to-day operations.
May 19, 1995 |
The Walt Disney Co. took another major step into professional sports Thursday, announcing that it has agreed to buy a 25% interest in the California Angels baseball team, with an option to buy the rest later. The deal will eventually give Disney controlling interest in the two major sports franchises in Orange County. Gene and Jackie Autry have said that majority interest in the team will not be sold until after the death of Gene Autry, 87.