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By SARAH KICKLER KELBER | April 7, 2007
It's starting to look like the Jerry Springer on this season of Dancing With the Stars is going to be Clyde Drexler. He seems like a wonderfully nice person, and he is smooth as silk on the basketball court (hence his name "Clyde the Glide"), but on the dance floor, it's just not working. But his fans are keeping him around, voting for him enough to counter a huge deficit in judges' points. I like watching interviews with Drexler, but not so much the footage of him dancing. If he really is this season's Springer, he'll be around at least a couple of more weeks, though.
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By SARAH KICKLER KELBER | April 7, 2007
It's starting to look like the Jerry Springer on this season of Dancing With the Stars is going to be Clyde Drexler. He seems like a wonderfully nice person, and he is smooth as silk on the basketball court (hence his name "Clyde the Glide"), but on the dance floor, it's just not working. But his fans are keeping him around, voting for him enough to counter a huge deficit in judges' points. I like watching interviews with Drexler, but not so much the footage of him dancing. If he really is this season's Springer, he'll be around at least a couple of more weeks, though.
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December 31, 1992
Basketball Detroit Pistons -- Signed C Jeff Ruland.Phoenix Suns -- Activated C Oliver Miller. Placed C Tim Kempton (tendinitis in Achilles' tendon) on the injured list.Portland Trail Blazers -- Placed G Clyde Drexler (sore right knee) on the injured list.CollegesColgate -- Named Edward Sweeney football coach.Tennessee-Martin -- Announced that defensive coordinator Larry Shanks and passing-game coordinator Morgan Hout will not be retained.FootballNFL Properties -- Named Brian Hughes vice president for corporate sponsorships.
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By Lori Riley and Lori Riley,THE HARTFORD COURANT | September 11, 2004
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The story of Michael Jordan getting cut from his high school team as a sophomore has been well documented. Not so many know the same thing happened to Clyde Drexler. "They threw me out of the gym," Drexler said yesterday at the Basketball Hall of Fame. "I was terrible. It was a wake-up call. It let me know that only the best players are going to make the team." Drexler did make the team the next year. Clyde "The Glide" went on to play for the University of Houston's high-flying Phi Slamma Jamma team with Hakeem Olajuwon, then for 15 years in the NBA with the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets.
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May 28, 1991
The top individual scoring, rebounding and assist performances in the 1991 NBA playoffs (through May 27):PointsPlayer .. .. .. Opponents .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .Date .. .. .. PointsMichael Jordan .. Chicago at Philadelphia .. .. May 10 .. .. .. . 46Magic Johnson .. .L.A Lakers vs. Golden State ..May 8 .. .. .. .. 44Chris Mullin .. ..Golfen State at L.A. Lakers ..May 8 .. .. .. .. 41Karl Malone .. .. Utah at Portland. .. .. .. .. May 9 .. .. .. .. 40Clyde Drexler .. .Portland vs. Seattle .. .. .. April 26 .. .. .. 39Chuck Person .. ..Indiana at Boston .. .. .. .. April 28 .. .. .. 39Willie Anderson ..San Antonio vs. Golden State.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Correspondent | April 5, 1991
LANDOVER -- The Portland Trail Blazers have not needed much help in compiling the National Basketball Association's best record this season, but the Washington Bullets might say Portland got a big assist from the officials last night in its 105-96 victory.The Bullets, before 12,289, had complained loudly over the number of fouls that the Blazers (40-11) shot. It led to the fourth-quarter ejections of starters Darrell Walker and Pervis Ellison, with Bullets head coach Wes Unseld soon following them to the dressing room.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Staff Writer | July 2, 1992
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team keeps waiting on Larry Bird, but it now appears the Boston Celtics forward might miss the rest of the Tournament of the Americas.Bird, approaching his 36th birthday, did not play last night for the third straight game, and is considering returning to Boston to receive treatment on his chronic sore back."It's not that big a deal here. We're not even getting pushed," Bird said after the Dream Team's 128-87 victory over Argentina. "If I can't play in Barcelona, that's a big deal."
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March 25, 1998
Bucks: A Milwaukee fan missed a shot from three-quarters court for $1 million. He also missed from half court for $100,000, a three-pointer for $10,000, a free throw for $1,000 and a layup for $100. Already without their three best players in Glenn Robinson (leg), Terrell Brandon (ankle) and Tyrone Hill (back), Milwaukee lost forward Michael Curry to a sprained right ankle midway through the second quarter.Rockets: Houston did not take Clyde Drexler (groin) or Charles Barkley (shoulder) on the trip.
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By Jerry Bembry | June 7, 1995
CenterHakeem Olajuwon vs. Shaquille O'Neal: On paper, this is one of the best center matchups in the NBA Finals in recent memory. Olajuwon has an array of moves that grounded league MVP David Robinson in the Western Conference finals. Doing the same against O'Neal will prove be tougher. The key for O'Neal will be to keep out of foul trouble. Edge: Olajuwon, slightlyPower forwardRobert Horry vs. Horace Grant: When the Rockets traded Otis Thorpe, the question was whether the team could win without a power forward.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | January 26, 1996
LANDOVER -- It appeared to be a tough way to end the first half of the season for the Washington Bullets, already approaching the midway point with a limp -- no Chris Webber, no Mark Price, and going against the two-time champion Houston Rockets.So who could have expected Hakeem Olajuwon to be totally neutralized by Gheorghe Muresan? Or Clyde Drexler to look totally defenseless against a gimpy Calbert Cheaney? Or the Rockets to trail by as many as 39 points on the way to a 120-85 loss to the Bullets last night before a sellout crowd of 18,756 at USAir Arena?
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March 25, 1998
Bucks: A Milwaukee fan missed a shot from three-quarters court for $1 million. He also missed from half court for $100,000, a three-pointer for $10,000, a free throw for $1,000 and a layup for $100. Already without their three best players in Glenn Robinson (leg), Terrell Brandon (ankle) and Tyrone Hill (back), Milwaukee lost forward Michael Curry to a sprained right ankle midway through the second quarter.Rockets: Houston did not take Clyde Drexler (groin) or Charles Barkley (shoulder) on the trip.
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February 7, 1997
BaseballAthletics: Agreed to one-year, $3.3 million contract with OF Geronimo Berroa, avoiding arbitration and nearly tripling his 1996 deal.Blue Jays: Agreed to contracts with P Mark Sievert, IF Tom Evans, IF Ryan Jones, IF Jeff Patzke and OF Anthony Sanders.Cubs: Agreed to one-year contract with P Steve Trachsel worth reported $2.1 million, avoiding arbitration.Mariners: Agreed to terms with OF Jay Buhner on $13 million, two-year extension through 1999 with club option for 2000.Padres: Named former Orioles P Rick Sutcliffe to TV broadcast team.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | January 31, 1996
BOWIE -- Despite his achievements as a collegian, despite his being selected with the fourth pick in the draft, there were a few questions about Juwan Howard when he entered the NBA. Could he get his shot off? Could he carry a team? Could he be a star?Those doubts long have been dispelled, and yesterday Howard added a little exclamation point to his career by being named to the 1996 All-Star Game, to be played Feb. 11 in San Antonio. Howard will be a reserve forward with the Eastern Conference.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,SUN STAFF | January 26, 1996
LANDOVER -- It appeared to be a tough way to end the first half of the season for the Washington Bullets, already approaching the midway point with a limp -- no Chris Webber, no Mark Price, and going against the two-time champion Houston Rockets.So who could have expected Hakeem Olajuwon to be totally neutralized by Gheorghe Muresan? Or Clyde Drexler to look totally defenseless against a gimpy Calbert Cheaney? Or the Rockets to trail by as many as 39 points on the way to a 120-85 loss to the Bullets last night before a sellout crowd of 18,756 at USAir Arena?
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Writer | June 13, 1995
HOUSTON -- It was a trade that brought him home, but there wasn't exactly a welcoming committee that greeted Clyde Drexler when he was traded to the Houston Rockets in February.There was this little matter of going to battle without a power forward, and in acquiring the all-star forward the Rockets had to give up Otis Thorpe, who played a pivotal part in the team's championship run last season."Everyone was uncomfortable at first because we knew we won a championship with Otis," guard Kenny Smith said yesterday.
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By Ira Winderman and Ira Winderman,Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | June 8, 1995
ORLANDO, Fla. -- To understand just how far Clyde Drexler has come this season in terms of respect, consider that in late September the Heat was debating whether it was worth acquiring the veteran guard for Harold Miner.To comprehend just how much Drexler has had to overcome this season, consider the way the Houston Rockets were vilified at midseason when they traded workhorse power forward Otis Thorpe to Portland for Drexler.But perhaps the best way to appreciate Drexler's value is to consider that he still is playing well into June, while Miner hasn't -- been heard from since the Slam Dunk Championship on All-Star Saturday and Thorpe hasn't been seen since the first round of the playoffs.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Writer | February 18, 1995
LANDOVER -- There's a date at the White House this morning for the Houston Rockets, who will be recognized by President Clinton for winning last year's NBA championship. But there will be no sign of Clyde Drexler at the ceremony."I wasn't on that team," Drexler said. "Those guys deserved it. Hopefully, I'll be going this summer."Drexler wasn't so hopeful when the week began, playing for a struggling Portland Trail Blazers team. His season-long wish for a trade came true Tuesday, when the Rockets shipped Otis Thorpe and the rights to 1993 second-round pick Marcelo Nicola to Portland in exchange for Drexler and Tracy Murray.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Writer | June 13, 1995
HOUSTON -- It was a trade that brought him home, but there wasn't exactly a welcoming committee that greeted Clyde Drexler when he was traded to the Houston Rockets in February.There was this little matter of going to battle without a power forward, and in acquiring the all-star forward the Rockets had to give up Otis Thorpe, who played a pivotal part in the team's championship run last season."Everyone was uncomfortable at first because we knew we won a championship with Otis," guard Kenny Smith said yesterday.
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By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Writer | June 8, 1995
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Hakeem Olajuwon tapped in Clyde Drexler's missed shot with three-tenths of a second remaining in overtime to lift the Houston Rockets to a 120-118 win over the Orlando Magic in Game 1 of the NBA Finals last night.Game 2 of the series is tomorrow night.Kenny Smith's three-pointer with 1.6 seconds remaining in regulation, his seventh of the game, sent the game into overtime tied 110-110.Smith faked Anfernee Hardaway off his feet and sank the three-pointer from straightaway after Orlando's Nick Anderson missed four foul shots that could have sealed the victory for the Magic.
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By Jerry Bembry | June 7, 1995
CenterHakeem Olajuwon vs. Shaquille O'Neal: On paper, this is one of the best center matchups in the NBA Finals in recent memory. Olajuwon has an array of moves that grounded league MVP David Robinson in the Western Conference finals. Doing the same against O'Neal will prove be tougher. The key for O'Neal will be to keep out of foul trouble. Edge: Olajuwon, slightlyPower forwardRobert Horry vs. Horace Grant: When the Rockets traded Otis Thorpe, the question was whether the team could win without a power forward.
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