Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 27, 1993 · Page 8
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A-8 —SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 1993 Gretzky files $6 million lawsuit against Nike -THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- TV Sports Lifting* * For the week of June 27-July 3, 1993 LOS ANGELES (AP)—Wayne Gretzky wants $6 million from Nike Inc. because the athletic equipment company allegedly reneged on a deal for him to endorse a denim clothing line. The Los Angeles Kings star alleges in the lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court that his deal "obligated Nike, among other things, to make Gretzky an integral part of its denim apparel marketing." In exchange, Gretzky was to receive 2 percent of the net wholesale profits of Nike denim clothing under an agreement sealed in 1988, according to the lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court. But "Nike has stonewalled; Nike has refused to acknowledge its promises and obligations under the agreements," the lawsuit said. Gretzky's contract with the Beaverton, Ore.-based company expired at the end of 1992 and Nike chose not to renew it, Nike spokeswoman Liz Dolan said Saturday. "Prior to entering into the last contract, there were discussions about a possible denim product line that he would endorse," Dolan said, "but there was nothing in his contract that either called for us to produce the line or pay him royalties." Nike never did produce the denim clothing line. The lawsuit alleges that Nike backed out of the deal when Gretk- zy was sidelined with a back injury. In the lawsuit, Nike denies that the agreement ever existed. "Nike made its promises at a time when Gretzky was at the peak of his athletic performance, popularity and fame, and then in a callous and despicable manner refused to honor its promises at a time when Gretzky was severely injured and unable to perform as a consequence," the lawsuit said. Gretzky, the NHL's career scoring leader who led the Kings to a berth in the Stanley Cup finals, missed the first 39 games of the season with a herniated disk. He said he was considering retiring after the Kings lost to the Montreal Canadiens in five games. He has yet to announce his plans for next season. Telephone calls to Gretzky's attorney, David De Jute, went unanswered Saturday. Gretzky claims he refused other endorsement offers, including one for a competing line of denim wear, and modeled the Nike clothes for advertising photos because of the contract. Gretzky seeks $1 million in compensatory and $5 million in exemplary damages. Surgery scheduled for Warriors' Billy Owens OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)—Golden State Warriors center Billy Owens was expected to undergo arthroscopic surgery Monday to repair torn cartilage in his right knee. Owens on Friday underwent a magnetic resonance imaging test which revealed the damage to the cartilage. Monday's procedure will determine the extent of the injury, the San Francisco Examiner reported Saturday. The 6-foot-9 Owens appeared in just 37 games with the Warriors this past season because of trouble with his knees. He averaged 16.5 points per game. Apparently, his right knee bothered him early in the season, but he had a more 1 'serious injury ' ' ,"' >- -~i~.w,;—'.ti*™;,-^.-,.- with a tear to his left knee Dec. S. That injury forced Owens out for IS games, and he returned Jan. 12 only to miss the next 25 games after surgery. He sat out five of the Warriors' last eight games with tendini- tis in his knee. Owens apparently complained of the latest soreness after a workout at the College of Alameda. The surgery was set to be performed by Dr. Ken Caldwell and Dr. Gerry Goldman at The Surgery Center in Oakland. Because of the surgery, Owens will likely not play as planned on the Warriors' summer league team in Utah. It was hoped he would recover in time for the Warriors' preseason camp in October. SUNDAY 10:05 A.M. CM) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves. From Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. (Live) (3:00) 11:00 A.M. O CD HORSE RACING International Handicap. From Atlantic City, N.J. (Live) (1:00) 1:00 P.M. (T) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants. From Candlestick Park. (Live) (3:00) m O PGA GOLF Greater Hartford Open. Final round from the Tournament Players Club in Cromwell, Conn. (Live) n (2:00) CEsW) AUTO RACING IndyCar - Budweiser/G.I. Joe's 200. From Portland International Raceway, Ore. (Live) (2:30) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL go Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers. From Dodger Stadium. (Live) (3:00) 5:00 P.M. CD MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers. From Arlington Stadium. (Live) g (3:00) (ESPN) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians. From Cleveland Stadium. (Live) (3:00) MONDAY 5:30 P.M. (ESPN) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Teams to Be Announced. (Live) (3:00) 7:00 P.M. CwGNl MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Chicago Cubs at San Diego Padres. From San Diego/Jack Murphy Stadium. (Live) (2:40) 7:30 P.M. (D MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers. From Dodger Stadium. (Live) (2:30) TUESDAY 4:35 P.M. (res) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves. From Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. (Live) (3:00) 7:00 P.M. fESPNl MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Teams to Be Announced. (Live) (3:00) (WON! MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Chicago Cubs at San Diego Padres. From San Diego/Jack Murphy Stadium. (Live) (2:40) 7'30 P M CD MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers. From Dodger Stadium. (Live) (2:30) WEDNESDAY 1:00 P.M. (WGN) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Chicago Cubs at San Diego Padres. From San Diego/Jack Murphy Stadium. (Live) (3:00) 4:30 P.M. CUD NBA BASKETBALL DRAFT From the Palace at Auburn Hills in Detroit. (Live) (4:00) 5:30 P.M. (ESPN) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL .Teams io'.Be"Announced. (Live) (3:00) DOWN DELIVERS Upon approval of credit 1993 PONTIAC TRANS SPORT The Trans Sport SE offers a bold aerodynamic styling theme. The dramatic monotone exterior styling features spaceframe, construction with composite body panels that resists diji^s, dents and rust. The interior features Metrix cloth-trimmed front bucket seats with a second-row 3- person bench seat. Modular seating for seven. 3.8 liter 3800 V6 with 4-speed automatic. Additional standard features include: 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, monotone paint thewr, revised heating and ventilation controls, power rack-and-pinion steering, sliding right-hand door for easy access even in tight spaces, an easy-open rear gate with cargo lamps, tinted glass with heat-repelling solar-coated windshield, analog instrumentation with tachometer and gauges, 4-way manual seat adjuster, integrated room antenna, fold-and-stow rearview mirrors, lockable under-dash storage and new standard "Quiet" package with acoustical Improvements. 1993 PONTIAC GRAND AM Air conditioning, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, AM/FM stereo cassette, power steering, anti-lock brakes and lots morel m 2150 N. State St., Ukiah • 468-0101 * 1.800-287.0107 THURSDAY 4:30 P.M. PBA BOWLING Wyoming Valley Senior Open. From Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (Live) (1:30) 4:35 P.M. (res) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves. From Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. (Live) (3:00) 5:00 P.M. (WON! MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Baltimore Orioles at Chicago White Sox. From Comlskey Park. (Live) (3:00) 6:00 P.M. BOXING (Live) (2:00) FRIDAY 1:00 P.M. CESPFD SENIOR PGA GOLF Kroger Senior Classic. First round from Jack Nicklaus Sports Center, Kings Island, Ohio. (Live) (2:00) 4:30 P.M. (D MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL San Francisco Giants at New York Mets. From Shea Stadium. (Live) (3:00) dspfT) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Teams to Be Announced. (Live) (3:00) 4:35 P.M. fTBD MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Florida Marlins at Atlanta Braves. From Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. (Live) (3:00) 6:00 P.M. fwefn MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Chicago Cubs at Colorado Rockies. From Mile High Stadium. (Live) (3:00) 7:30 P.M. ' fESRp MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Teams to Be Announced. (Live) (3:00) SATURDAY 8:00 A.M. fESpiD AUTO RACING NASCAR Winston Cup -- Pepsi 400. From Daytona International Speedway, Fla. (Live) (3:00) 1:00 P.M. CD O PGA GOLF Western Open. Third round from Cog Hill Country Club in Lemont, III. (Live) g (2:00) fjgpFD HORSE RACING Hollywood Gold Cup. From Inglewood, Calif. (Live) (1:30) 2:30 P.M. rEspFD SENIOR PGA GOLF Kroger Senior Classic. Second round from Jack Nicklaus Sports Center, Kings Island, Ohio. (Live) (1:30) 4:00 P.M. © MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL San Francisco Giants at New York Mets. From Shea Stadium. (Live) (3:00) 4:05 P.M. CUP MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Florida Marlins at Atlanta Braves. From Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. (Live) (3:00) 6:00 P.M. (ESPN) AUTO RACING USAC Midgets. From Winchester, Ind. (Live) (2:00) fig-pin MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Chicago Cubs at Colorado Rockies. From Mile High Stadium. (Live) (3:00) flspfT) AUTO RACING'FIA Formula One -Trench Grand Prix. From Magny Cours, France. (Live) (2:10) Hell Freezes Over Man Cleans Out Garage It was discovered that Hell had indeed froze over and Jim Fiddledee's wife was seen buying a new dress with the money Jim made from going to Great Goods Trading Company. Not only did Jim make money but he saved money on the tools he was looking to buy. So clean out your garages and storage sheds and head down to Great Goods Trading Company for a good time was had by all. 2191 S. State Street Ukiah 463-3557 Across From The Skate Rink BUY CONSIGN SELL Tools, Sporting Goods, Jewlery, Housewares Garden Equipment, Fishing, Water Sports and Soooooooo Much More!!!!! Look for ON THE MARKET Fridays in the Journal RUBBER VALVE STEMS BALANCING REPLACEMENT ROAD HAZARD COVERAGE* WITH BIG 0 BRAND TIRES THERE ARE M0 ADD ONS! •Wonulbi ouiiil lailyn dw l» wotkaMiikip or nuliridi ROAP HMUBT II Miff (Kiwi total lk« Wi «l tk« I (inn IP 2/llmli rtuUu li«J), tb lira wi k riplwid FREE II in itlwi llu ItM lira lo ywi 111 0 Tin Hwt. 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