June 8, 2004 |
Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra will test his ailing right Achilles' tendon today before the team decides if he can make his 2004 debut against the San Diego Padres. General Manager Theo Epstein said Monday that he was not ready to activate the All-Star shortstop from the disabled list. "He worked out today and everything went fine. We have nothing to announce at this time," Epstein said. "We're very, very close. But we're not there yet." * Edgar Renteria of the St.
November 22, 1985 |
The Raiders learned Thursday that defensive end Lyle Alzado, who was thought to have a bruised calf, instead has a torn left Achilles' tendon and will be lost for the rest of season. Alzado, 36, will undergo surgery today at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. "The future depends on me and my body," a subdued Alzado said Thursday. "What I do in rehabilitation. "I found out yesterday (Wednesday). It didn't make me too happy. I was pretty upset. But there's nothing I can do about it. "I'm a little down.
March 13, 2013 |
Tapeworms are among humanity's oldest parasites, and were even studied by the ancient Greeks, yet a safe, effective cure to "bladder-worm" infection remains elusive. Part of the difficulty, scientists say, is that an adult tapeworm can live relatively harmlessly in a host's gut, but its larvae will spread through the host's body, like cancer, forming cysts in organs and other tissue. In some hosts, which include dogs, pigs and sheep, infection can lead to blindness, epilepsy or death.
May 8, 1986 |
The owners of the cruise liner Achille Lauro, hijacked last year by Palestinian guerrillas, are changing the ship's route because of recent events in the Mediterranean, a company spokesman said Wednesday. The spokesman said the new route, to be introduced at the end of this month, will take the Italian liner farther west than before, to the Spanish ports of Barcelona, Malaga and Cadiz, Lisbon in Portugal and Tangier in Morocco before returning to Genoa, Italy.
June 29, 1986 |
The judge in the trial of Palestinians accused of hijacking the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro Saturday accepted the resignation from the jury of a Communist Party provincial legislator who, prosecutors said, could be subject to political pressure. The juror, Silvio Ferrari, a member of the Genoa province legislature, had sent a letter to Judge Lino Monteverde requesting to be dropped from the jury after prosecutors had suggested to him that he could be open to influence by a party official.
March 10, 2011 |
The Pentagon currently spends more than $50 billion ? about 10% of its base budget ? on healthcare, an almost 300% increase over the last decade. These costs are projected to jump to $65 billion by fiscal year 2015. To put this in perspective, the department will spend more on healthcare this fiscal year than on the war in Iraq and will probably spend more on healthcare in 2015 than on the conflict in Afghanistan. It is not surprising that Pentagon leaders have complained that healthcare costs are "eating the Defense Department alive.
August 21, 1994 |
Vice President Al Gore underwent surgery Saturday night to repair an Achilles' tendon he injured playing basketball with former colleagues in the House of Representatives, a spokeswoman said. Gore, 46, tore his left tendon, which runs along the back of the lower leg, during a game in the House gymnasium. After being examined by a doctor at his home at the U.S.
October 29, 1994 |
Clipper center Stanley Roberts, who suffered a season-ending injury to his left Achilles' tendon in Wednesday night's 101-98 exhibition victory over the Atlanta Hawks, underwent surgery Friday at Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital. Gene Osher, who performed the surgery, said Roberts will be sidelined six to nine months. Roberts ballooned to more than 345 pounds after rupturing his right Achilles' tendon last December and was out of shape when he reported to training camp this season.
June 30, 2013 |
Kobe Bryant still has a long rehab ahead after tearing his Achilles' tendon, but he's rapidly improving over the off-season. "It's feeling really strong," said Bryant on Friday in a video interview with Mike Trudell of Lakers.com . "I can walk without a limp ... I can go up the stairs and just stand on my toe, which shows a lot of strength in the tendon. " Bryant was injured on April 12 in a win over the Golden State Warriors. He had surgery the following day, sidelining him for approximately six to nine months.
November 3, 1988 |
Breaking a three-month silence, officials of the J. Paul Getty Museum have revealed that a marble "Head of Achilles"--once prized as a 4th-Century B.C. work by Greek sculptor Skopas but recently declared a fake--is probably an early 20th-Century creation. The unknown artist, possibly a gifted student working from a plaster cast, appears to have faithfully copied a Skopas head on display at the National Archeological Museum in Athens, according to Marion True, Getty curator of antiquities.