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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.
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December 4, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Mike Tomlin called it a “blunder” and said he would “never do such a thing” intentionally. Nonetheless the NFL fined the Pittsburgh Steelers coach $100,000 on Wednesday for stepping onto the field during a Thanksgiving game and disrupting the kickoff return of Baltimore's Jacoby Jones, a stern rebuke of a coach who, the NFL's head of officiating concedes, should have been flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct on the play. That did not happen. The Ravens wound up winning the game, 22-20.
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July 27, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Overlooking Japan while looking for a third consecutive gold medal, the U.S. men's volleyball team almost was on the wrong side of a stunning upset Sunday in the opening game of the Summer Olympics. But although Bob Samuelson lost his head and almost cost his team the match, Jeff Stork used his as the United States survived five games and improved its record over the last three Olympics to 13-1.
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September 26, 2012
Some of the controversial calls and non-calls from Week 3 of the NFL season: MONDAY NIGHT • On the last play of the Green Bay-Seattle game, Seahawks receiver Golden Tate should have been called for offensive pass interference before he made the controversial game-winning touchdown catch. He clearly shoved aside a Packers defender before jumping for the ball. • On the previous Seattle possession, the Seahawks were the beneficiaries of two bad calls. A Green Bay interception was overturned for a roughing-the-passer penalty that shouldn't have been called because quarterback Russ Wilson had scrambled outside the pocket, meaning he should be treated as a runner.
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October 30, 1985
As an avid reader of The Times' sports page, I'd like to compliment your staff on its thorough coverage of Valley area sports this season. At the same time, let me express my disappointment in Mike Hiserman's Oct. 20 column, which included his "Down in the Valley" poll, listing 10 Valley high school football teams struggling through poor seasons. This kind of poll serves no useful purpose. How ironic that at the beginning of the very same column, Mr. Hiserman chided coaches in the Valley for allowing their players to taunt opponents.
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November 3, 1999 | STEVE HENSON
Van Nuys has protested the ejection of middle linebacker Jose Zapata from Friday's 32-27 loss to San Fernando. A ruling by the City Section is expected later this week. Zapata was ejected during the third quarter after being charged with his second unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. "Jose was unfairly singled out," Coach Mark Pomerantz said. "In our opinion, the incident was initiated by the official. He goaded Jose into a flag and I don't see how he can do that."
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September 4, 1989 | THOMAS BONK
Yannick Noah of France and Amos Mansdorf of Israel were fined $500 each Sunday for their part in an incident after their third-round match. Noah, who came from two sets down to win the rain-delayed match completed Saturday, was fined by the Men's Tennis Council for an audible obscenity. Mansdorf was fined for unsportsmanlike conduct. The incident occurred when Noah refused to shake hands with Mansdorf after their match.
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July 4, 1995 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Tarango of Manhattan Beach, who walked off the court in protest of the officiating during his third-round match on Saturday, was fined $15,500 Monday. It was the biggest fine ever imposed at Wimbledon. The fines were $10,000 for verbal abuse of the chair umpire, Bruno Rebeuh of France; $5,000 for failing to complete the match, and $500 for unsportsmanlike conduct, shouting "Oh, shut up!" to the crowd.
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June 18, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Argentine tennis player David Nalbandian was disqualified from the Queen's Club final Sunday after he kicked an advertising board in anger and bloodied the leg of a line judge. London police are investigating the incident, during which Nalbandian lost his temper after missing a running forehand and kicked a board under the chair of line judge Andrew McDougall. The board shattered and a piece of it gave McDougall an inch-long gash on his left shin. "We are aware of an incident at the Aegon Championships," police said in a statement Monday.
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June 18, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Argentine tennis player David Nalbandian was disqualified from the Queen's Club final Sunday after he kicked an advertising board in anger and bloodied the leg of a line judge. London police are investigating the incident, during which Nalbandian lost his temper after missing a running forehand and kicked a board under the chair of line judge Andrew McDougall. The board shattered and a piece of it gave McDougall an inch-long gash on his left shin. "We are aware of an incident at the Aegon Championships," police said in a statement Monday.
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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.
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November 3, 1999 | STEVE HENSON
Van Nuys has protested the ejection of middle linebacker Jose Zapata from Friday's 32-27 loss to San Fernando. A ruling by the City Section is expected later this week. Zapata was ejected during the third quarter after being charged with his second unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. "Jose was unfairly singled out," Coach Mark Pomerantz said. "In our opinion, the incident was initiated by the official. He goaded Jose into a flag and I don't see how he can do that."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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July 4, 1989 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
John McEnroe won a match Monday but he might have lost a friend. John Fitzgerald of Australia took a few verbal shots at McEnroe after their fourth-round match, which McEnroe won in four sets. "If I said what I really felt, I'd get into trouble," said Fitzgerald, who was angry about an incident in the first set. Fitzgerald was serving at 3-4 and had just broken McEnroe's serve a second time.
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December 4, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Mike Tomlin called it a “blunder” and said he would “never do such a thing” intentionally. Nonetheless the NFL fined the Pittsburgh Steelers coach $100,000 on Wednesday for stepping onto the field during a Thanksgiving game and disrupting the kickoff return of Baltimore's Jacoby Jones, a stern rebuke of a coach who, the NFL's head of officiating concedes, should have been flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct on the play. That did not happen. The Ravens wound up winning the game, 22-20.
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July 4, 1995 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Tarango of Manhattan Beach, who walked off the court in protest of the officiating during his third-round match on Saturday, was fined $15,500 Monday. It was the biggest fine ever imposed at Wimbledon. The fines were $10,000 for verbal abuse of the chair umpire, Bruno Rebeuh of France; $5,000 for failing to complete the match, and $500 for unsportsmanlike conduct, shouting "Oh, shut up!" to the crowd.
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