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October 3, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. Olympic Committee is turning to state lotteries as a source of funding, one that could generate as much as $25 million by 1996, the New York Times reported. Scientific Games, the USOC's partner in the new deal, already has signed 15 states that have agreed to buy 378-million tickets for the instant-win scratch-off game, the newspaper reported.
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October 8, 2013 | By Ken Bensinger and Marc Lifsher
After more than a year of intense lobbying by professional sports leagues, California has slammed the door on most athletes looking to file injury claims in the state, including those with serious brain injuries. Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation that significantly limits workers' compensation claims by pro players. It's a significant victory for the National Football League, which has been trying to reduce its financial exposure to concussions and other brain injuries that former players allege are the result of repeated blows to the head.
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SPORTS
June 3, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Senate gave lopsided approval Tuesday to a bill, backed by the sports Establishment, that would ban state-sponsored gambling on sports. The 88-5 vote sent the bill to the House, where similar legislation is pending. The Bush administration has some technical problems with the measure, but is not opposing it. The ban would not apply to gambling already authorized and conducted in Nevada, Montana, Delaware, Oregon and North Dakota.
BUSINESS
September 6, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher and Ken Bensinger
SACRAMENTO - An effort by the National Football League and owners of other professional sports teams to limit workers' compensation claims by out-of-state athletes is close to final passage in the California Legislature. The measure cleared the state Senate on Friday on a 34-2 vote. In May, it passed the Assembly, 61-4. The latest version of the bill is expected to win final passage next week in the Assembly and be on the governor's desk shortly after the scheduled Sept. 13 legislative recess.
SPORTS
February 14, 2001
Biola 80, Hope International 45--Host Biola (20-5, 10-5) shot 69% from the floor in the second half to outscore the Royals, 49-23. Abiodun Medupin had 19 points, making nine of 13 shots and Nate Strong made seven of his 12 shots and finished with 15 points for the Eagles. Axel Margaritha led Hope International (10-19, 2-13) with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Westmont 75, Vanguard 61--Visiting Vanguard (7-19, 3-12) trailed by only one at halftime, but was outscored, 45-32, in the second half.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2012 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO — The executive officer of the California State Athletic Commission has resigned, two weeks after being censured for mishandling the finances of the agency that regulates boxing and mixed martial arts in the state, officials said Tuesday. Executive Officer George Dodd notified the board that he would step down effective July 31. His agency has been in turmoil for overspending its budget and is facing a state audit. Last month, the commission censured Dodd "for not adequately informing the commission about the insolvency of the Athletic Commission fund.
NEWS
April 25, 1989
Former Cal State Chico football star Steven Crittenden was convicted by an Auburn jury of torturing and murdering a prominent Chico couple while robbing them. Crittenden showed no emotion as the jurors found him guilty in the deaths of Dr. William Chiapella, 68, and his wife, Katherine, 67, who were bound, gagged, stabbed and beaten in their home in January, 1987. Crittenden, 20, faces a possible death sentence because he was convicted of three special circumstances, including multiple murders, torture and murder in the commission of a robbery.
SPORTS
August 18, 2010 | By Lance Pugmire
4:52 p.m.: Antonio Margarito's camp was disappointed by the California State Athletic Commission's decision to not re-issue a license to the boxer. "We're very disappointed in the decision," Margarito attorney Daniel Petrocelli said. Margarito promoter Bob Arum said his office will file an application to gain a license in Texas on Thursday morning. Greg Sirb of the national Assn. Of Boxing Commissions said Margarito is free to apply in any other state to fight later this year, and will likely be viewed in a more favorable light elsewhere because he has followed the ABC request to first return to California before trying to get licensed elsewhere.
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April 30, 1990 | From Associated Press
Dutch Baughman, former head of the athletic departments at Furman and Virginia Tech, was named athletic director at Oregon State today. Baughman, 41, succeeds Lynn Snyder, whose contract was not renewed. Baughman had been senior associate athletic director at Oregon State since October. He is also former associate commissioner of the Southwest Athletic Conference. Baughman said one of his biggest jobs will be dealing with the athletic department's $2.5-million deficit.
SPORTS
June 23, 2002 | From staff reports
Swimming world-record holder Aaron Peirsol of Newport Harbor High and three-sport standout Julie Pitts of North Torrance have been chosen the boys' and girls' athletes of the year in the state by CalHi Sports. Peirsol, who swam in the 2000 Olympic Games, set a short-course world record in the 200 backstroke this spring, helped set a world record in the 400-meter medley relay and led Newport Harbor to the Southern Section Division I title with two individual titles and two relay victories.
BUSINESS
May 3, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - Controversial legislation that would restrict most professional athletes from out-of-state teams from filing claims in California workers' compensation courts won overwhelming approval Thursday in the state Assembly. Despite aggressive lobbying by professional football players and other athletes, the bill, AB 1309, passed 61 to 4. The measure now goes to the state Senate. "Our workers' compensation system has been increasingly exploited by out-of-state professional players at the expense of California teams and all California businesses," said the bill's author, Assemblyman Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno)
SPORTS
February 28, 2013 | Wire reports
The Nevada State Athletic Commission fined and suspended boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Thursday over a failed drug test last year before a Mexican Independence Day fight in Las Vegas. The popular 27-year-old fighter, who's the son of a famous boxer by the same name, tested positive for marijuana in September after his first professional loss. Chavez (46-1-1) was suspended for nine months from the date of the fight and fined $900,000, which amounts to 30% of his $3-million purse for the bout against Sergio Martinez . Chavez, who spoke by phone from Mexico, said through an interpreter that he was sorry for his actions and had taken the drug to curb his stress eight or nine days before the much-anticipated fight.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2012 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO — The executive officer of the California State Athletic Commission has resigned, two weeks after being censured for mishandling the finances of the agency that regulates boxing and mixed martial arts in the state, officials said Tuesday. Executive Officer George Dodd notified the board that he would step down effective July 31. His agency has been in turmoil for overspending its budget and is facing a state audit. Last month, the commission censured Dodd "for not adequately informing the commission about the insolvency of the Athletic Commission fund.
SPORTS
April 4, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight title contender Alistair Overeem tested positive for elevated testosterone levels at a surprise test conducted by the Nevada State Athletic Commission at a UFC news conference. The repercussions are the jeopardizing of a heavyweight title fight between Overeem and champion Junior Dos Santos on May 26 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and a mandatory appearance before the commission in the near future at which the fate of his fighting license will be determined.
SPORTS
November 22, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
The New York State Athletic Commission capped a turbulent episode Tuesday by granting a boxing license to world super-welterweight title challenger Antonio Margarito of Tijuana. Margarito is now free to fight Puerto Rico's Miguel Cotto in a rematch Dec. 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Margarito's fate was unclear following invasive surgery on his right eye to remove a large cataract that developed after Manny Pacquiao broke Margarito's orbital bone in their November 2010 bout.
SPORTS
November 18, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
The New York State Athletic Commission on Friday ordered a commission-authorized eye doctor to examine Antonio Margarito's right eye, raising doubts about whether the Tijuana fighter would be issued a boxing license for his scheduled rematch against Miguel Cotto on Dec. 3 at Madison Square Garden. Margarito, who is training in Mexico for his bout against world super-welterweight champion Cotto, will appear for the exam, his promoter, Bob Arum, said. "We don't know when yet," Arum said Friday, shortly after the decision was announced by commission Chairwoman Melvina Lathan.
SPORTS
August 18, 2010 | By Lance Pugmire
4:52 p.m.: Antonio Margarito's camp was disappointed by the California State Athletic Commission's decision to not re-issue a license to the boxer. "We're very disappointed in the decision," Margarito attorney Daniel Petrocelli said. Margarito promoter Bob Arum said his office will file an application to gain a license in Texas on Thursday morning. Greg Sirb of the national Assn. Of Boxing Commissions said Margarito is free to apply in any other state to fight later this year, and will likely be viewed in a more favorable light elsewhere because he has followed the ABC request to first return to California before trying to get licensed elsewhere.
SPORTS
July 24, 2010 | By Lance Pugmire
The decision whether to reinstate Antonio Margarito to boxing in the U.S. becomes a much more interesting issue now that Manny Pacquiao has decided to fight him. "There are a number of states who'd license Margarito," the fighters' promoter, Bob Arum, said Saturday, after determining with Pacquiao's management Friday that Margarito would be the alternate foe Nov. 13 to a failed bid to stage the sport's super-fight, Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather Jr....
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