Archive for the ‘ Sports ’ Category

Los Angeles Times: Can L.A. support two NFL teams? It’s a challenge

Nathan Fenno
January 14, 2017

When Dan Reeves moved the Rams from Cleveland to Los Angeles in 1946, the owner made a prediction about his new home.

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A San Diego Chargers fan holds up a sign in front of Chargers headquarters after the team announced that it will move to Los Angeles. (Denis Poroy / AP)

Natalie Kitroeff and Daniel Miller
January 13, 2017

The Chargers’ dramatic split from the city of San Diego may be a sign that California is officially done spending public money on sports franchises.

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Morongo Casino

The sun sets on the Morongo Casino Resort Spa in Cabazon, Calif., in 2005. The leader of the wealthy Riverside County tribe has raised concerns about fantasy sports legislation. (Glenn Koenig/AP)

Capitol Alert
By Jim Miller
jmiller@sacbee.com
February 10, 2016 – 3:33 PM

  • The Morongo and San Manuel bands question the legislation’s fairness
  • Tribes suggest daily fantasy sports games are illegal
  • Assembly Bill 1437 swept through the Assembly last month

The daily fantasy sports industry’s string of easy wins in the California Legislature may be about to end.

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The San Francisco Chronicle: Rams, not Raiders, approved for move to Los Angeles

Rams

By Aaron Wilson and Rachel Swan
January 12, 2016
Updated: January 13, 2016 – 7:22am

HOUSTON — Oakland, the city with no stadium plans and a halfhearted effort to hang on to the Raiders, gets to keep the team anyway — for now.

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Roger Goodell

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, addressing the media on Dec. 2, has cleared the way for a vote on possible relocation to Los Angeles. (Brandon Wade / Associated Press)

Sam Farmer and Nathan Fenno
December 9, 2015

The current stadiums in Oakland, St. Louis and San Diego are “unsatisfactory and inadequate,” and the proposed solutions are not viable to keep the Raiders, Rams and Chargers in their home markets, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a report distributed Saturday to all 32 teams.

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NFL

Los Angeles has had several sites proposed for an NFL stadium over the years, yet the nation’s second-largest city is still without a team.

Sam Farmer and Nathan Fenno
January 5, 2016

In an aggressive move Monday to end the NFL’s two-decade absence from Los Angeles, three franchises — the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams — submitted relocation applications to the league on the first day they were eligible to do so.

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Jarrod Burguan

The Los Angeles Kings honored the victims of December 2 terrorist attack in San Bernardino by recognizing a Hero from the shooting, US Navy Master Chief Tina LaTendresse. Standing with her are San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan, SWAT Team Leader Sgt. Brian Harris, Homicide Detective Marco Granado and San Bernardino Mayor Carey Davis. (John McCoy – Staff Photographer)

By Elliott Teaford, Daily Breeze
Posted: 12/22/15 – 10:34 PM PST |

San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan has been to plenty of Kings games over the seasons at Staples Center, but none were quite like the one he attended with SWAT team leader Brian Harris, homicide detective Marco Granado and Mayor Carey Davis.

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Los Angeles Times: Here’s where we stand on the NFL returning to Los Angeles

NFL

Los Angeles has had several sites proposed for an NFL stadium over the years, yet the nation’s second-largest city is still without a team.

Sam Farmer
November 19, 2015

The clock is winding down on the likelihood of the NFL’s return to Los Angeles by the 2016 season, and the situation is as murky as ever.

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Lou Desmond

Monday, October 19, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

The Lou Desmond and Company Show is broadcasting from the Toyota of San Bernardino Recording Studios!

On the show today Lou is joined by Estimable Economist Jay Prag. They discuss sports and its ability to unite the American people. Also, how will the end of the Michigan vs. Michigan State game be remembered?

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Jerry Jones+NFL

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talks to reporters during a post-game interview after a loss to the Saints. (Jonathan Bachman / Associated Press)

Sam Farmer
October 6, 2015

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones emerged from NFL headquarters Tuesday with an unmistakable message.

He’s ready to get Los Angeles done.

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Lou Desmond

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

The Lou Desmond and Company Show is broadcasting from the Toyota of San Bernardino Recording Studios!

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NFL

By Matt Wilhalme
September 18, 2015

The brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, believed to be caused by repeated head trauma, has been found in 87 of 91 deceased former NFL players tested, according to researchers.

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Lou Desmond

Friday, September 18, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

The Lou Desmond and Company Show is broadcasting from the Toyota of San Bernardino Recording Studios!

Lou is joined by Ken White, founder of Brothers of America. They discuss Draft Kings. How did sports betting become legal for them? Turns out, a powerful lobby created an exemption for them.

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Lou Desmond

Monday, September 14, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

The Lou Desmond and Company Show is broadcasting from the Toyota of San Bernardino Recording Studios!

Lou is joined by Estimable Economist Jay Prag to discuss several local news topics and interest stories. First, they recap the weekend in football. After that, they turn to the City of San Bernardino. Are things looking up there? Or are people just overly optimistic?

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The Lou Desmond & Company Show: San Bernardino Fire Department and the NFL Kickoff

Lou Desmond

Thursday, September 10, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

The Lou Desmond and Company Show is broadcasting from the Toyota of San Bernardino Recording Studios!

On the show, Lou is joined by Cliff Cummings, owner of Toyota of San Bernardino. They discuss the rather confusing decision by San Bernardino officials to outsource the fire department. The move will cost taxpayers more, and the city will give up all fire assets.

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Los Angeles Times: Roger Goodell: NFL will consider all L.A. possibilities

NFL

Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL team owners met in Illinois on Tuesday to review the presentations of the competing L.A.-area stadium plans.

By Sam Farmer
August 11, 2015

Relocation-minded NFL teams made their pitches Tuesday, but it will take months to know how well they performed.

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Los Angeles Olympics

The Olympics last came to Los Angeles in 1984, when the city refused to sign a guarantee that it would cover financial overruns. (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)

By Peter Jamison
August 11, 2015

Los Angeles is close to reaching an agreement with the U.S. Olympic Committee to be America’s candidate for the 2024 Summer Games, pledging to host the event at a projected cost of approximately $4 billion and offering a guarantee that the city would cover any financial overruns, officials involved with the bid said Monday.

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Lou Desmond

Friday, May 29, 2015 – 03:00 p.m.

Coming to you from the Toyota of San Bernardino Studios, Lou is joined by Ed Hoffman, proprietor of Wholesale Capital Corporation. They talk about Francis Pusok, who was charged with 11 felonies yesterday.

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NFL

By Scott M. Reid, Staff Writer
April 24, 2015 – Updated 7:37 p.m.

NEW YORK – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, after months of expressing caution about the league’s possible return to Los Angeles, characterized stadium projects in Inglewood and Carson on Friday as “viable” with the potential for long term success.

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NFL- Carson

A rendering of the new football stadium proposed for Carson by the owners of the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders. (Manica Architecture)

By Sam Farmer, Nathan Fenno and Tim Logan
April 16, 2015

Representatives of proposed stadium projects in Carson and Inglewood met with NFL executives Thursday as the competition to return the league to the Los Angeles area continued.

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Monday, April 13, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

Tonight on the show, Lou is joined by Estimable Economist Jay Prag. The two briefly discuss the Masters and the story of Jordan Spieth’s caddy. Then, they talk about Hillary Clinton’s announcement. Apparently she has spent her career fighting families.

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Lou Desmond

Monday, April 6, 2015 – 04:30 p.m.

Tonight Jay Prag, estimable economist, joins Lou, on the Lou Desmond and Company Show. They talk about the NCAA championship game and a few cultural aspects of it. Then they discuss good and evil in light of the recent holiday and the resurgence of biblical themes in media.

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Los Angeles Times: Los Angeles is looking better and better to NFL owners

NFL

By Sam Farmer
March 23, 2015

Even though no teams have announced plans to relocate, and there have been no formal stadium presentations, several influential NFL owners believe a Los Angeles solution is within reach.

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AEG

By Sam Farmer and Nathan Fenno
March 10, 2015

After investing five years and $50 million in an attempt to bring an NFL team back to Los Angeles, AEG is abandoning plans for its Farmers Field football stadium downtown.

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LATimes: Chargers, Raiders will jointly pursue an NFL stadium in Carson

NFL

The new NFL football stadium proposed by the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders would be built on a 168-acre site at the southwest quadrant of the intersection of the 405 Freeway and Del Amo Boulevard.

By Sam Farmer
February 19, 2015

On the field, the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have had as bitter a rivalry as any in the NFL but in a sense, they’re now partners.

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InlandPolitics: A little Super Bowl XLIX humor

Rob Lowe+Pete carroll

Monday, February 2, 2015 – 09:30 p.m.

Most people could have called the winning play (Running Play) to give the Seattle Seahawks the victory.

But then again!