May 10, 1994 |
News item: Georgia Frontiere says she is willing to sell part of the Rams to facilitate a move. Reaction: Great, but I was hoping she would sell her entire interest to someone who would improve the product and keep it in Anaheim. . . . With their robust hitting and dismal pitching, no lead is too safe for the Dodgers and no deficit too severe. . . . The danger exists that reliever Darren Dreifort, who appeared in 16 of the Dodgers' first 31 games, will be overworked during his rookie season. . .
May 9, 1994 |
Kevin Eastman, who was 59-53 in four seasons as basketball coach at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, has agreed in principle to a five-year contract worth more than $1 million to coach at Washington State. Eastman told Seahawk players of his decision Sunday before leaving for Pullman, Wash., where a news conference was scheduled today to announce the hiring.
May 13, 1998 |
Marion Jones became the second-fastest woman Tuesday when she ran the fifth-fastest 100 meters, winning a race in a blazing 10.71 seconds in Chengu, China. Jones, of Thousand Oaks, focused on basketball rather than track in college at North Carolina and only now is approaching her track potential. Former U.S. star Florence Griffith Joyner set the world record of 10.49 in 1988 in Indianapolis, and also has times of 10.61, 10.62 and 10.70.
April 24, 1985
The United States defeated West Germany, 4-3, Tuesday at the World Ice Hockey Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia, to stay close to the undefeated Soviet Union. In the day's other games, Canada tied Czechoslovakia, 4-4; the Soviet Union overpowered Sweden, 6-2, and East Germany tied Finland, 4-4.
May 4, 1998 |
Andre Agassi's surge back toward the top of the tennis rankings was slowed Sunday when he was defeated on clay in three sets by Thomas Enqvist in the BMW Open final at Munich, Germany. Enqvist, also on a comeback after a series of injuries, won 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 in a match that easily could have gone Agassi's way. "I've never played so well on clay before," Enqvist said.
May 4, 1996 |
Lawrence Taylor, one of the greatest linebackers in NFL history, was arrested Friday night in Myrtle Beach, S.C., when he tried to buy $100 worth of crack cocaine from undercover agents. Taylor, 37, was arrested along with 17 others in a reverse drug sting, said Hugh Munn, spokesman for the State Law Enforcement Division. Taylor paid a surety bond of $5,000 and was released after an hour in custody, Munn said.
May 2, 1996 |
Soon All-American guard Allen Iverson will be able to pay for that $130,000 car he is driving. On Wednesday in Washington, Iverson, a sophomore, said he would leave Georgetown and try his lot with the NBA. He also announced that he is the father of a 1-year-old girl and that he wants to get a specialist for his younger sister, whom he said was suffering from seizures. He is the first player to leave Georgetown early in Coach John Thompson's 24 years there.
April 25, 1985
Bernie Kosar said Wednesday, that, as expected, he will pass up the regular National Football League draft next Tuesday and instead make himself available in the supplemental draft this summer. Using that strategy, Kosar will end up with the Cleveland Browns, his favorite team, instead of the Minnesota Vikings. Kosar, the top quarterback in the history of the University of Miami, is from Boardman, Ohio, 60 miles from Cleveland. Kosar, whose grade-point average is about 3.
April 25, 1996 |
On a Wednesday in which upsets were the norm, Thomas Muster was the exception. But on clay Muster usually is exceptional. Muster won his 31st consecutive clay-court match and opened defense of his Monte Carlo Open championship with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Tomas Carbonell. Jim Courier and Michael Chang were among eight seeded players eliminated in second-round losses.
April 24, 1996 |
With all of the changes being made by the Miami Dolphins, one thing will stay the same, and nobody is happier about it than the biggest change of all: new Coach Jimmy Johnson. On Tuesday, the Dolphins re-signed the most prolific passer in NFL history, Dan Marino, to a three-year contract reportedly worth $17.72 million. "As important a contract as this is for Dan and the Dolphins, it's just as important for me," Johnson said.