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December 28, 2011 | Chris Erskine
Museum: a word that produces its own dust. The institutions are not without importance, of course, but who are we kidding? Many museums can also be interminable — like Ashton Kutcher movies, or Patti LaBelle renditions of the national anthem. Oddly, one of L.A.'s most fetching museums is a dirty little secret, in an industrial area east of the Coliseum, the kind of place God hides the things he flubbed. The Sports Museum of Los Angeles opened in 2008, closed in 2009 and now is open only for special tours or charity events.
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July 8, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
A pair of Kobe Bryant's 2000 NBA championship rings and two of the Lakers star's high school uniforms will be among the auction items on display Tuesday through Friday at the Newport Sports Museum in Newport Beach. Bryant's 2000 NBA All-Star game ring and his 1996 Magic Roundball Classic All-Star medallion and ribbon will also be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the museum located at 100 Newport Center Drive. Admission is free to the public. As of Monday, there had been a bid for more than $55,000 for one of the championship rings and more than $20,000 for the high school uniforms, according to Doug Drotman of Goldin Auctions, which is conducting the auction that runs through July 19. Half of the proceeds from the high school jerseys, the All-Star game ring and the All-Star medallion and ribbon will benefit the BULLY Project, an anti-bullying campaign that seeks to foster a culture of empathy.
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December 24, 1987 | PETE THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
Willrich R. (Bill) Schroeder, founder and managing director of the sports museum and library originally known as the Helms Athletic Foundation, died Wednesday morning after a lengthy illness. He was 83.
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October 27, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
- Jackie Robinson's daughter said Saturday she has agreed to join the Dodgers' board of directors, strengthening the bond between the team and its most historically significant alumnus. Sharon Robinson said she would represent her family and the Jackie Robinson Foundation on the Dodgers' board. In return, she said, the Dodgers' new owners would select a representative to serve on the board of the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Sharon Robinson appeared at Yankee Stadium last April 15, on the anniversary of the day her father broke the major league color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
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October 27, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
- Jackie Robinson's daughter said Saturday she has agreed to join the Dodgers' board of directors, strengthening the bond between the team and its most historically significant alumnus. Sharon Robinson said she would represent her family and the Jackie Robinson Foundation on the Dodgers' board. In return, she said, the Dodgers' new owners would select a representative to serve on the board of the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Sharon Robinson appeared at Yankee Stadium last April 15, on the anniversary of the day her father broke the major league color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
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July 19, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
The Joe Paterno statue may or may not remain standing outside Beaver Stadium at Penn State, but for now a small group of students have dedicated themselves to protecting it from vandals. Seniors Mike Elliott and Kevin Berkon organized an all-night gathering Tuesday, pitching a tent and putting up a sign that read, “Protect the Paterno statue,” at around 10:30 p.m. According to Berkon, they were "extremely angry" about a plane that flew over the campus earlier in the day with with a banner that read, "Take the statue down or we will.
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June 15, 2008 | Melissa Murphy, Associated Press
NEW YORK -- Billie Jean King is far from slowing down. The 64-year-old tennis great recently presided over the grand opening of her Women's Sports Center in the new Sports Museum of America in lower Manhattan. Her coed World Team Tennis league starts its 33rd season in July with a new franchise in Washington featuring Serena Williams. And King's new book, "Pressure is a Privilege, Lessons I've Learned from Life and the Battle of the Sexes," will be released in August to commemorate the 35th anniversary of her match with Bobby Riggs.
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September 11, 2003 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Writing about odd names in college football, Jeff Miller offered the Miami Herald's All-Typo team: Linebacker Dwright Jackson of Florida, tight end Redgie Arden of Ohio State, cornerback Jhermaine McAroy of Florida State, linebacker Jamahl Cochran of Maryland and defensive end Alax Carrier of Kansas State. Added Miller: "Can we just admit the obvious? Maybe Mom or Dad messed up? These aren't first names, these are first drafts.
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June 1, 2012 | By David Davis, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Over the past 25 years, super collector Gary Cypres has amassed so much sports memorabilia that he opened an eponymous, 30,000-square-foot museum in downtown Los Angeles. The breadth of his collection - from 18th century tennis rackets to 21st century sports-movie posters - sets Cypres apart from one-sport or one-era specialists. The national pastime is Cypres' passion, and the Bronx-born businessman has curated a new exhibit of hardball holdings titled "Baseball: The All-American Game" at the Craft and Folk Art Museum.
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July 26, 1998 | LINDA WHITMORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If there's any doubt the jerseys displayed at the Newport Sports Collection Foundation are authentic, take a whiff. The most recent addition, that of the Mighty Ducks' Dave Karpa, still smells as if he has just stepped off the ice after handing out bone-jarring checks. Across the room, the complete uniform of former King Dave Taylor, now the team's general manager, is displayed on a mannequin.
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July 19, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
The Joe Paterno statue may or may not remain standing outside Beaver Stadium at Penn State, but for now a small group of students have dedicated themselves to protecting it from vandals. Seniors Mike Elliott and Kevin Berkon organized an all-night gathering Tuesday, pitching a tent and putting up a sign that read, “Protect the Paterno statue,” at around 10:30 p.m. According to Berkon, they were "extremely angry" about a plane that flew over the campus earlier in the day with with a banner that read, "Take the statue down or we will.
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June 1, 2012 | By David Davis, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Over the past 25 years, super collector Gary Cypres has amassed so much sports memorabilia that he opened an eponymous, 30,000-square-foot museum in downtown Los Angeles. The breadth of his collection - from 18th century tennis rackets to 21st century sports-movie posters - sets Cypres apart from one-sport or one-era specialists. The national pastime is Cypres' passion, and the Bronx-born businessman has curated a new exhibit of hardball holdings titled "Baseball: The All-American Game" at the Craft and Folk Art Museum.
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December 28, 2011 | Chris Erskine
Museum: a word that produces its own dust. The institutions are not without importance, of course, but who are we kidding? Many museums can also be interminable — like Ashton Kutcher movies, or Patti LaBelle renditions of the national anthem. Oddly, one of L.A.'s most fetching museums is a dirty little secret, in an industrial area east of the Coliseum, the kind of place God hides the things he flubbed. The Sports Museum of Los Angeles opened in 2008, closed in 2009 and now is open only for special tours or charity events.
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November 18, 2008 | Greg Johnson, Greg Johnson is a Times staff writer.
A delivery driver drops a stack of packages in the lobby of the Los Angeles Sports Museum. What's in them? "I don't know," said Gary Cypres, founder and curator of the downtown museum that will open to the public on Nov. 28. "Let's find out." And, with boyish delight, he tears open the top package. It is a baseball for the 65-year-old businessman's already substantial Joe DiMaggio collection.
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June 15, 2008 | Melissa Murphy, Associated Press
NEW YORK -- Billie Jean King is far from slowing down. The 64-year-old tennis great recently presided over the grand opening of her Women's Sports Center in the new Sports Museum of America in lower Manhattan. Her coed World Team Tennis league starts its 33rd season in July with a new franchise in Washington featuring Serena Williams. And King's new book, "Pressure is a Privilege, Lessons I've Learned from Life and the Battle of the Sexes," will be released in August to commemorate the 35th anniversary of her match with Bobby Riggs.
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September 11, 2003 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Writing about odd names in college football, Jeff Miller offered the Miami Herald's All-Typo team: Linebacker Dwright Jackson of Florida, tight end Redgie Arden of Ohio State, cornerback Jhermaine McAroy of Florida State, linebacker Jamahl Cochran of Maryland and defensive end Alax Carrier of Kansas State. Added Miller: "Can we just admit the obvious? Maybe Mom or Dad messed up? These aren't first names, these are first drafts.
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September 13, 1987 | KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International
Sports is a hands-on activity and so is a visit to the New England Sports Museum, an ambitious young repository for the region's rich athletic history. --Take a picture of your companion, wearing one of Carlton Fisk's old Red Sox shirts and swinging one of Carl Yastrzemski's bats. --Push the screen on its video jukebox to call up any one of 10 highlights of great sporting moments. And what choices.
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July 8, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
A pair of Kobe Bryant's 2000 NBA championship rings and two of the Lakers star's high school uniforms will be among the auction items on display Tuesday through Friday at the Newport Sports Museum in Newport Beach. Bryant's 2000 NBA All-Star game ring and his 1996 Magic Roundball Classic All-Star medallion and ribbon will also be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the museum located at 100 Newport Center Drive. Admission is free to the public. As of Monday, there had been a bid for more than $55,000 for one of the championship rings and more than $20,000 for the high school uniforms, according to Doug Drotman of Goldin Auctions, which is conducting the auction that runs through July 19. Half of the proceeds from the high school jerseys, the All-Star game ring and the All-Star medallion and ribbon will benefit the BULLY Project, an anti-bullying campaign that seeks to foster a culture of empathy.
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July 26, 1998 | LINDA WHITMORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If there's any doubt the jerseys displayed at the Newport Sports Collection Foundation are authentic, take a whiff. The most recent addition, that of the Mighty Ducks' Dave Karpa, still smells as if he has just stepped off the ice after handing out bone-jarring checks. Across the room, the complete uniform of former King Dave Taylor, now the team's general manager, is displayed on a mannequin.
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