March 19, 2006 |
When the Oakland Athletics open their season at home against the New York Yankees next month, the entire upper deck will be covered by green tarpaulins, making the Coliseum the midget of the major leagues. It may seem counterintuitive, but the A's -- who have struggled for years with low attendance -- hope that by permanently closing off about 10,000 of the stadium's most undesirable seats they will make more money by boosting demand and renewing fan loyalty.
November 28, 1990 |
His parents are serious Laker fans, his brother plays basketball at high-scoring U.S. International, and Cornelius Banks is ecstatic to be an Anteater. "I love it," he said. "I was sort of raised on the fast-paced game." Eyebrows were what he raised Friday--not to mention expectations--with a remarkable debut against UCLA in his first game for UC Irvine. A 6-foot-5 forward, Banks came off the bench and scored 20 points, making five of 12 three-point basket attempts.
July 6, 2003 |
The television in Al Coates' office -- just steps from the Mighty Ducks' dressing room at the Arrowhead Pond -- replayed the morning's news: Paul Kariya had signed with Colorado. "Yeah, today for sure, my job got harder," said Coates, the Ducks' senior vice president of business operations, hired April 7 to, among other duties, bolster season-ticket sales. "I totally understand that people will be angry.
December 18, 2009 |
Bill Cosby, comedian, actor and former Temple football player, can sum up in one word what he remembers about his days as an Owls running back. "Fumbling," Cosby said. That may have been the case for his two-year career at Temple. But Cosby is not dropping the ball for Temple these days. In fact, he has been carrying it. Cosby has given the Owls a clear advantage over UCLA in the area of former-player-turned-Hollywood-personality with the EagleBank Bowl looming Dec. 29 in Washington.
July 25, 2012 |
Once again, the Dodgers have turned their clubhouse into a sanctuary for a supremely talented but mercurial player no longer wanted by his longtime employer. The centerpiece of a multi-player trade with the Miami Marlins late Tuesday, three-time All-Star Hanley Ramirez joins the Dodgers with a reputation similar to that of another Ramirez who was acquired in a high-profile trade in recent years. As was the case with Manny Ramirez in 2008, Hanley Ramirez is considered one of the top talents of his generation.
July 4, 1990 |
Top Fund-Raiser: Sunwest Bank in Tustin was recently named the top fund-raiser in Orange County's 1990 March of Dimes "WalkAmerica" event. The bank's employees collected $55,000, nearly $25,000 more than the second-place team, the bank said. WalkAmerica is an annual event designed to raise money for the prevention of birth defects.