August 15, 2016 |
Americans won't like it, but the world in 2016 is a cynical place, and much of it will suspect doping in the spectacular success of the U.S. Olympic swim team. Like the polluted smog that shrouded Beijing in 2008, the cloud of illegal drug use hangs over Rio and every Olympic Games. Through half a century and constant advancements in detection technology, the cheaters have persisted in outpacing the authorities. And when nothing is certain, everything is suspicious. So when we watch these Rio Games and see Nathan Adrian's V-shaped physique or Katie Ledecky's oddly receding hairline or a performance that far exceeds expectations, it's only natural to wonder: Did they or didn't they?
December 13, 2012 |
Police in Los Angeles were called Wednesday after Penn State great Franco Harris and filmmaker John Ziegler confronted NCAA president Mark Emmert about Joe Paterno's firing during the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. During a question-and-answer session, Harris asked Emmert, who had been addressing the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce about academics in the student-athlete model, about Paterno's treatment. Ziegler said right away NCAA officials asked him to stop recording, and police were called.
March 11, 1992 |
The NHL Players Association, a step closer to its first strike, went back to its membership yesterday before deciding its next step. One thing seemed clear: If the players strike, they will do so reluctantly. "I haven't thought about a strike yet," said Wayne Gretzky of the Los Angeles Kings. "We have no idea what's going to happen now. Obviously, it's going to hurt the league image, with the economy the way it is. People won't be thrilled about this. " No new talks were scheduled following Monday's nine-hour session, which left both sides more pessimistic than ever about averting a strike.
June 1, 1992 |
Flyers owner Ed Snider has been named to a five-member panel of NHL governors that is scheduled to meet this week with John Ziegler and discuss if, when and how Ziegler will step down as league president. Serving on the panel with Snider will be Marcel Arbut of Quebec, Bruce McNall of Los Angeles, Richard Patrick of Washington and Michael Ilitch of Detroit. Bill Wilkerson, a public relations consultant to Ziegler, said the president would meet with the panel to discuss the process of succession for the office, and for Ziegler in particular.
December 5, 2014 |
THE MUCKETY-MUCKS at Penn State must be cringing. Someone forgot to make sure convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky was taken off the list of fans who receive letters from head football coach James Franklin asking for support. Onwardstate.com said it obtained a copy of the letter from filmmaker John Ziegler, who wrote the book "The Framing of Joe Paterno," and who operates the website FramingPaterno.com. "I got it from someone at the Sandusky home when the letter was received," Ziegler told the Daily News in a email yesterday.
March 10, 1992 |
NHL owners and representatives of the players' association met in New York yesterday to try to work out a collective-bargaining agreement that would end the threat of the first players' strike in the 75-year history of the league. When the two sides broke for dinner last night, neither reported any progress and the only point of agreement was that the talks would continue. "It looks like we'll be here a while," said Serve Savard, general manager of the Montreal Canadiens. Yesterday's meeting, the first since Feb. 24, marked the eighth time since June that management and the players had tried to iron out differences.
March 27, 2013 |
Former coach Mike McQueary, who testified that he witnessed Jerry Sandusky raping a child in a Pennsylvania State University locker-room shower, might have been unduly influenced by overzealous investigators, Sandusky said in an interview broadcast on Today on Monday. "His story changed a lot," said Sandusky, 69, who is serving a 30- to 60-year jail term for his conviction last year on sexual-abuse charges. "I don't understand how anybody would have walked into that locker room from where he was and heard sounds, associated that was sex going on," he said before pausing to laugh.
November 9, 2012 |
A conservative filmmaker has released a preview of a film that criticizes the media for the way they depicted former Penn State coach Joe Paterno in reporting the events that followed the indictment and arrest of Jerry Sandusky on child sexual-abuse charges a year ago. John Ziegler, whose prior productions include a focus on the media treatment of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin when she ran for vice president on the Republican ticket in 2008, said...
January 15, 1989 |
"I'm from Detroit, where Henry Ford used to say, 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it.' " - John Ziegler, NHL president From John Ziegler's view, the NHL definitely ain't broke. The 21-team league is a stable organization basking in record profits and attendance. Player salaries, by the standards of other sports, are rock bottom. Television money is way up, although, for the time being, almost no one can watch the nationally broadcast games. But the public perception of hockey - outside of its hard-core fans - is not so healthy.
June 14, 1992 |
Come on, admit it. The official announcement of John Ziegler's departure is anticlimactic. In fact, you probably thought Ziegler, who has not appeared in public for weeks, had resigned as president of the NHL years ago. More than anything else, Ziegler's failure to be of any value to the league led to his official ouster Thursday. It wasn't that Ziegler purposely tried to hurt the NHL. It was that he didn't do anything for it. He didn't market it. He didn't get it on television.