February 19, 2002 |
Faced with the reality they would lose him one way or another, the Oakland Raiders traded Coach Jon Gruden to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday for four draft picks--two first-rounders and two second-rounders--and $8 million. "You never try to get too surprised in this business, but this certainly was surprising," Gruden told The Times in a phone interview from his Pleasanton, Calif., home.
July 4, 2006 |
Chris Pronger owed his employer, the Edmonton Oilers, his undivided attention every minute he was on the ice. He gave it to them for an average of 27 minutes 59 seconds during the regular season and a staggering 30:57 during an unexpected playoff run that ended with a loss in the seventh game of the Stanley Cup finals, a grueling two-month stretch during which he was consistently their best player.
July 1, 1992 |
A complicated tale of three teams and two countries, the Eric Lindros case was resolved Tuesday when arbitrator Larry Bertuzzi ruled that the Philadelphia Flyers had the rights to the 19-year-old center from Canada. At issue was whether the Flyers or the New York Rangers had secured the services of Lindros, the most promising player in hockey, from the Quebec Nordiques on June 20.
February 10, 1999 |
Yeah, he said it. As a joke, Nick Van Exel insists. To get the guys laughing at a tough time. And he was misunderstood, he says now, not for the first, but for the worst and last time as a Laker. Van Exel said and did a lot of dead-serious things as a Laker, some wild, suspension-provoking things, and this is what he's going to be remembered for? "1-2-3 . . . Cancun!" It was a cold, cold time for the Lakers.
August 10, 1988 |
Oh, Canada wondered, how could the Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky? Why not just send the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, too? "Wayne Gretzky is a national symbol like the beaver . . ., " Democratic Party House leader Nelson Riis said at the capital in Ottawa. "How can we allow the sale of our national symbols? The Edmonton Oilers without Wayne Gretzky is like apple pie without ice cream, like winter without snow, like the 'Wheel of Fortune' without Vanna White--it's quite simply unthinkable."
September 21, 2000
TO LAKERS HORACE GRANT, 6-10, 245 * 1999-2000: 8.1 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 2.5 APG * Career: 12.1, 8.6, 2.4 CHUCK PERSON, 6-8, 241 * 1999-2000: 2.8 PPG, 1.4 RPG, 0.6 APG * Career: 14.7 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 2.8 APG GREG FOSTER, 6-11, 250 * 1999-2000: 3.4 PPG, 1.8 RPG, 0.7 APG * Career: 4.1 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 0.5 APG EMANUAL DAVIS, 6-5, 195 * 1999-2000: 4.0 PPG, 1.9 RPG, 1.3 APG * Career: 4.2 PPG, 1.5 RPG, 1.4 APG TO NEW YORK GLEN RICE, 6-8, 220 * 1999-2000: 15.9 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 2.2 APG * Career: 20.2 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 2.