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December 23, 1989
Jim Murray did not have to go so far back in history to dig up examples of football coaches pouring it on. All he had to do was compare the gentlemanly Terry Donahue to the unsportsmanlike Larry Smith. WAYNE TAVETIAN, Los Angeles
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January 24, 2011 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers aren't the only team experiencing technical difficulties this season. Technical fouls for unsportsmanlike player behavior have increased 34% across the league from this time a year ago, part of a concerted effort by the NBA to crack down on animated on-court reactions. An even bigger jump can be found in rescinded technical fouls, which have increased more than 300% from a year ago. Referees have been busy, but the NBA office in New York has been even busier.
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SPORTS
September 22, 2001
"Maybe our hits looked unsportsmanlike to them, but that's the way we play." Banning Coach Ed Lalau after the Sept. 7 game against Newhall Hart. Let me clue this idiot in. It's apparent that they maybe looked a bit unsportsmanlike to the officials as well. If the school administration condones this type of behavior, then perhaps it should be disciplined as well. This coach needs to be suspended for several games and perhaps the league should monitor his future games. That was gang warfare, not sports.
HEALTH
May 23, 2005
Re "Sporting Behavior" [May 16]: Perhaps the overemphasis on organized sports grows out of society's failure to fund public education and the lack of meaningful physical education programs, which combined with all the news on childhood obesity puts added stress on how crucial it is to play soccer after school when you're only 5 years old. (If you haven't signed up already, your kid will be on a waiting list.) And for the parent who just wants to let the kids cruise the neighborhood on a bike, there's the list of convicted child molesters living in the area to put the lid on that idea.
SPORTS
December 29, 1986 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Is it possible an entire football team can agree on why it lost? The Rams seemed to, in their RFK Stadium locker room Sunday. Conversations with nearly a dozen of them after the Redskins' 19-7 playoff victory produced only slight variations of the same themes: "We had six turnovers, they had none . . . We never got any breaks . . . We beat ourselves with penalties and turnovers . . . No, they didn't surprise us with anything . . . No, the crowd wasn't a factor . . .
SPORTS
February 21, 1985 | STEVE DOLAN, Times Staff Writer
Once and for all, it was established that Juli Veee is no longer a member of the Sockers. That was made quite evident by a sellout crowd of 12,948 fans in the Sports Arena Wednesday night. They booed Veee each time he touched the ball after head-butting Steve Zungul in the back in the fourth period. Veee later admitted his act was out of frustration. He was feeling that way for two reasons--his team had an 11-game winning streak snapped by the Sockers, 7-5, and he was personally shut out.
SPORTS
November 16, 1986 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, Times Staff Writer
The long and storied tradition of Carson vs. Banning, the best high school football rivalry in the Southland, added a rare twist Saturday night when the teams met for the 31st time. A blowout. It came as Banning, with two touchdowns by quarterback Ed Kapu and two by running back Ricky Moore, reinforced its No. 1 ranking in the City and state by beating Carson, 37-10, for the Pacific League title before an estimated crowd of 21,500 at East Los Angeles College.
SPORTS
February 19, 1987 | LISA DILLMAN
Boris Becker felt he was under more scrutiny than usual Wednesday and frankly, it felt unsettling. The reason for the added attention here at the Pilot Pen tennis tournament was Becker's behavior in his last match, at the Australian Open in late January. During his fourth-round loss to Wally Masur, the 19-year-old Becker did his best imitation of a 3-year-old throwing a temper tantrum.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 1994
Re Howard Rosenberg on Jim Rome/Jim Everett ("Can't Put Down C-SPAN's 'Booknotes,' " April 8): As a former coach and teacher, I'm amazed at what has happened to "sportsmanship" in recent years. The trend is on "in-your-face bravado" and "trash" or "smack" talk. Rome, in his recent clash with Everett, is an example. Rome's reputation seems to be built on encouraging the movement away from any form of sportsmanship. He rewards the outlandish; he is outlandish. He is the unquestionable ambassador of "smack" talk.
SPORTS
April 25, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jim Courier was disqualified from his doubles match at the Monte Carlo Open on Thursday after twice using an audible obscenity and then, after losing a point because of that, kicking the umpire's chair. ATP Tour officials said the disqualification will cost Courier his prize money. Courier and partner Marc Rosset of Switzerland were losing, 4-1, in the third set to Luis Lobo of Argentina and Javier Sanchez of Spain in the second round of the doubles.
SPORTS
September 22, 2001
"Maybe our hits looked unsportsmanlike to them, but that's the way we play." Banning Coach Ed Lalau after the Sept. 7 game against Newhall Hart. Let me clue this idiot in. It's apparent that they maybe looked a bit unsportsmanlike to the officials as well. If the school administration condones this type of behavior, then perhaps it should be disciplined as well. This coach needs to be suspended for several games and perhaps the league should monitor his future games. That was gang warfare, not sports.
SPORTS
September 11, 2001 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
The NFL's Raiders, in their nastiest days, couldn't have gotten away with what Wilmington Banning High players tried last Friday night in a disheartening display of unsportsmanlike conduct during a game against Newhall Hart. The Pilots were called for eight personal fouls, including four late hits on Hart quarterback Matt Moore. Three Banning players were ejected in the 34-0 defeat. Most disturbing of all, Banning coaches didn't seem to think their players did anything wrong.
NEWS
December 17, 2000 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the gauzy dimness before dawn, two hunters picked their way along the muddy, raised trail slicing through the flooded rice fields. A dense fog cut their vision to almost nothing, but the two men had hiked the path many times and walked with the sure-footedness of outdoorsmen. Their shotguns were crooked in their arms, and a black Labrador named Rice raced eagerly up and down the trail, knowing what the morning would bring.
SPORTS
October 3, 1999 | MIKE TERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not often that one team overwhelms another and both coaches walk off the field unhappy. But that describes the mood of coaches Eric Johnson and Larry Toner Saturday after Fountain Valley thrashed No. 3 Servite, 41-0, before an estimated 1,000 fans at Cal State Fullerton. Certainly Johnson had more reasons to be pleased. His Barons ran over and away from the Friars all afternoon. Saturday's total was one point more than Fountain Valley had scored in its first three games combined.
SPORTS
April 25, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jim Courier was disqualified from his doubles match at the Monte Carlo Open on Thursday after twice using an audible obscenity and then, after losing a point because of that, kicking the umpire's chair. ATP Tour officials said the disqualification will cost Courier his prize money.
SPORTS
July 4, 1995 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Murphy Jensen, the quieter half of a colorful men's doubles team of brothers, failed to show up for a mixed doubles match with Brenda Schultz-McCarthy Monday and had not turned up by midnight. Jensen and Schultz-McCarthy were scheduled to play Kelly Jones and Katrina Adams, but when the singles match on Court 3 finished sooner than anticipated and the mixed doubles teams were called to the court, Jensen was not there. He and his partner were defaulted and he was fined $1,000.
SPORTS
December 12, 1994 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chuck Knox said he was looking for a spark, but instead of getting an electrifying performance from quarterback Chris Chandler, the Rams' stoic head coach watched in disbelief as his taunting, late-hitting linebacking corps ignited the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On three of the four plays following offsetting penalties and a warning from game officials to stop misbehaving, Ram linebackers were penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct.
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