Names In The News
Retired NHL Kings broadcaster BOB MILLER will be the "latest local icon to have a statue outside Staples Center." The statue will be unveiled before a Jan. 13 Kings game against the Ducks. Miller will be the third person from the Kings to have a "statue in the plaza outside the arena," following Kings President LUC ROBITAILLE and WAYNE GRETZKY (L.A. TIMES, 10/12).
THE LONGEST YARD: Former NFLers SANTANA MOSS and HERSCHEL WALKER last night played in the Congressional Football Game for Charity in DC on the Mean Machine team -- “made up of a bipartisan group of congressman and congresswomen," plus former NFLers. The Guards -- the U.S. Capitol Police team -- won the game 7-0. Former NFLers KEN HARVEY and JOHN BOOTY helped coach the Mean Machine (ROLLCALL.com, 10/11).
NAMES: The Raiders have joined the Bay Area's other professional sports teams -- the 49ers, Giants, A's, Warriors, Sharks and Earthquakes -- to "donate $450,000 to support" relief efforts for those affected by the wildfires in Northern California (ESPN.com, 10/11)....Former MLBer JONNY GOMES is "shipping his 2 1/2-ton M35 military truck" to his hometown of Petaluma, Calif., in the wake of the region's wildfires. He said that he will be "driving it around to help move burned out vehicles and clear roadways." He is also "planning to help keep a watch out for looters in evacuated neighborhoods" (S.F. CHRONICLE, 10/12)....The Rays have "donated another $50,000" to St. Petersburg Mayor RICK KRISEMAN's re-election campaign, raising the total the team has donated to at least $81,500 (TAMPA BAY TIMES, 10/12).