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April 19, 2002
The Columbia Clippers Swim Team, a competitive swim club, will hold its annual Swim-a-Thon from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Columbia Swim Center in Wilde Lake Village Center. The team, which has about 350 members ages 6 to 18, expects to swim a total of 817 miles - the equivalent of the distance to Bermuda, said Eileen Clegg. The event is a fund-raiser for five awards to be given to graduating swim team members in memory of Clegg's late husband, John C. Clegg, a volunteer "swim dad" for the Clippers and the Columbia Neighborhood Swim League.
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SPORTS
By Ron Rapoport and Ron Rapoport,Los Angeles Daily News | April 29, 1992
LOS ANGELES -- All right, you people, everybody who predicted last summer that the Los Angeles Clippers would be the last Los Angeles sporting franchise eliminated from this years' playoffs, front and center. Don't shove, there's room up here for both of you.Yes, friends, the Los Angeles Kings are dead, the Los Angeles Lakers will consider themselves blessed when a merciful curtain is drawn over their star-crossed season tonight, but the Clippers -- the lowly Clippers -- live to fight another day.Their 98-88 win over the Utah Jazz at the Sports Arena in Game 3 of their best-of-five series last night was a thing of beauty and a joy forever.
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By Ron Rapoport and Ron Rapoport,Los Angeles Daily News | July 23, 1993
Since all of the good jokes about the Los Angeles Clippers seem to be taken, I guess I will have to be satisfied with making the serious point that they made a big mistake in not hiring Magic Johnson as coach.I know this is easier said than done, but it certainly wouldn't have been any more complicated than the Clippers' recent journey into the unknown that started with Larry Brown, continued through Lenny Wilkens, Rick Pitino and Hubie Brown and ended up this week with Bob Weiss.Probably, a deal making Johnson the Clippers coach would have had to include an ownership stake in the team, but since Donald Sterling was prepared to offer Hubie Brown a million dollars a year (a million dollars a year for HUBIE BROWN?
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By DON MARKUS and DON MARKUS,SUN REPORTER | December 12, 2005
Los Angeles -- The Staples Center was packed on a recent Saturday night, all the way up to the skyboxes. LeBron James was in town, the Hollywood types were in their courtside seats and the home team was one of the hottest in the NBA, leading the Pacific Division and already talking about the playoffs. But their uniforms sure looked funny. They read "Clippers" across the front. In a town where you're only as good as your last performance, the Los Angeles Clippers have become the league's biggest turnaround story this season.
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By Eric Shepard and Eric Shepard,Special to The Sun | January 17, 1991
LOS ANGELES -- Ledell Eackles provided the Washington Bullets with just what they needed last night -- some new scoring punch in a 101-99 victory.The guard came off the bench in the first period of a game against the Los Angeles Clippers and put some life in a listless Bullets team. His 14 first-half points sparked Washington to a 56-51 halftime lead.Eackles, 6 feet 5, finished with 18 points as the Bullets held off Los Angeles before 11,485 at the Sports Arena. The victory was the Bullets' sixth in a row at the Sports Arena.
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By Mark Heisler and Mark Heisler,Los Angeles Times | December 26, 1991
LOS ANGELES -- Clippers stockings were hung by the chimney with care, but the Lakers had a Christmas surprise for them.Rated underdogs for the first time in the cross-town Los Angeles rivalry, threatened with falling to 0-2 in the city series, the Lakers arose from a three-game losing streak, ran up a 22-point lead and defeated the Clippers 85-75 yesterday at the Sports Arena.With a national television audience waiting to confirm the changing of the guard, the Lakers served notice: That guard can stay right where it is."
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Staff Writer | December 23, 1993
LOS ANGELES -- Know this about the Los Angeles Clippers: Going into last night's game the team had a three-game losing streak, with two of those losses coming against the Milwaukee Bucks and the Minnesota Timberwolves.Safe to say, the Washington Bullets were not going up against an NBA powerhouse.So what happened last night to a team that was looking to steer in the right direction was inexplicable. The Bullets, in perhaps their most lackluster effort, were beaten by the Clippers, 109-92, before 9,119 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | December 22, 1992
Heated rivalries have long been the lifeblood of professional sports.Baseball thrives on such classic feuds as the Dodgers and Giants, with the bad blood surviving a coast-to-coast transformation. And NFL fans salivate whenever the Redskins and Cowboys lock horns.But pro basketball, because of a schedule that limits east-west conference matchups to only twice a year, lacks the passionate rivalries of the early NBA days, when teams would meet as many as 10 times a season and supporters knew a player's every move and grimace.
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By Bill Tanton | February 18, 1993
"Terry Reardon is the toughest guy I ever knew," said Frank Mathers.That's quite a statement coming from Mathers, who has spent most of his 68 years in professional hockey, a sport that is known to have had a few tough guys.Reardon, who died of heart failure here this week at 73, was the general manager of the American Hockey League Baltimore Clippers from 1962 until the team was disbanded in 1975. At times, he also coached.And for most of that time Terry's chief adversary was Frank Mathers, who did in Hershey, Pa., what Reardon did here.
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By Milton Kent | March 9, 2003
It would be tempting to think of new Los Angeles Clippers coach Dennis Johnson as the human punch line to the joke about the guy who wanted to coach in the worst way and is getting his wish. But Johnson, who inherited the Clippers' mess this week from the fired Alvin Gentry, says things aren't as bad as people think. "Over the last two years, we've changed the thinking of the culture outside," Johnson said. "It may be going backward right now. A year ago, when you had a team such as we had with so much praise and promise, you heard that we should be going to the playoffs.
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