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Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles.’

Power stays as Louisville pitching coach

 

Ted Power (courtesy of Louisville Bats)

Ted Power will remain as the pitching coach for Triple-A Louisville, the Cincinnati Reds announced recently.

The 56-year-old is a former Louisville Redbirds player and is entering his seventh season as pitching coach.

Power played 13 years in the major leagues, including five with the Reds from 1983-87.

Power also played for Los Angeles, Kansas City, Detroit, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Seattle. He amassed 68 wins and 70 saves.

 

Info compiled from Cincinnati Reds & Louisville Bats news

Reports have it that Darryl Sutter to become coach of LA Kings

 

Darryl Sutter at 2006 NHL Awards in Vancouver, BC (photo by Buchanan Hermit via wikipedia commons)

The are reports out of Los Angeles and the internet that former Calgary Flames general manager Darryl Sutter has been hired to take over the Kings hockey team on Tuesday.

The 53-year-old Sutter was last behind the bench with Calgary in 2006. He resigned as the GM last December.

The Kings fired Terry Murray last Monday and made John Stevens the interim head coach.

 

Info compiled from staff, Radio and TV news

Mahdi Abdul-Rahman aka Walt Hazzard dead at 69

 

Walt Hazzard (courtesy of UCLA athletics)

Walt Hazzard, who changed his named at one point due to his conversion to Islam, to Mahdi Abdul Rahman (Rock-man), but changed it back due to professional aspirations, has died at age 69.

UCLA announced that Hazzard died at the school’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles after a lengthy illness.

Hazzard, a former UCLA basketball star under John Wooden and partnered with Gail Goodrich to form a potent backcourt. He played on the Bruins first NCAA championship basketball team in 1964. He later came back to campus to coach the team for four seasons from 1984-85 to 1987-88 compiling a 77-47 record. His first team in ’84-85 won the NIT championship.

His number 42 jersey was retired by UCLA. He earned a gold medal for the U.S. in the 1964 Olympics and was a #1 pick by the LA Lakers in the 1964 NBA Draft.

During his NBA career, Hazzard played for the Lakers, Seattle twice, Atlanta, Buffalo and Golden State.

Hazzard’s youngest child Khalil, is a record producer known in hip-hop circles as DJ Khalil.

 

Info compiled from NBA, UCLA, Radio & TV news

Former goalie Burke named Coyotes head of player development

 

Sean Burke (file photo)

The Phoenix Coyotes have promoted former goaltender Sean Burke to the role of director of player development.

The 6’4, 215-pound Burke spent five seasons with the Coyotes from 1999-2004 during his 18-year career.

The 44-year-old will continue as the team’s goaltending coach.

Burke’s playing career spanned 1987-2007 with New Jersey, Hartford Whalers, Carolina, Vancouver, Philadelphia, Florida, Tampa Bay and Los Angeles.

In 820 games in goal, Burke had 324 wins, 341 losses, 101 ties, 37 overtime losses and 38 shutouts.

 

Info compiled from Phoenix Coyotes news

Hot Rolen key to Reds 7-2 win over LA, 5-2 road trip

 

Scott Rolen (file photo)

If the Cincinnati Reds are to repeat as National League Central Division champions, third baseman Scott Rolen will have to hat a hot bat; his fielding is always there.

The six-time All-Star had three hits and drove in three runs leading the Reds over LA  7-2 on Wednesday afternoon for their first three-game sweep of the Dodgers since 2004.

He had two RBI doubles and a run-scoring single off Ohio native Chad Billingsley.

The Reds were 2-8 on a recent trip to Cleveland, Philadelphia and Atlanta in May. But were able to finish a seven-game trip to San Francisco and Los Angeles at 5-2.

The Reds also were victorious on manager Dusty Baker’s 62nd birthday and he said it had been 10 years since that had happened.

Ryan Hanigan and Fred Lewis both knocked in two runs apiece to support Rolen at the plate.

Travis Wood ups his record to 5-4 as he pitched six innings, allowing one run, five hits and five walks.

Billingsley drops to 5-6 after struggling through four innings. He allowed seven runs, nine  hits and four walks.

 

compiled from staff, Cincinnati Reds & Los Angeles Dodgers news

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