October 2, 2012 |
it really hasn't been that difficult for 6-foot-3 Clippers guard Chauncey Billups to temper his excitement in training camp. He has been excited to join Chris Paul in the backcourt with the starting team at practice during some drills and offensive sets. However, Billups has been low-key about this because he knows he isn't ready for full contact because he's not fully recovered from left Achilles' tendon surgery. "I think if I was younger it would be tougher," said the 36-year-old Billups.
September 29, 2012 |
After the first of the Clippers' two practices Saturday, Chris Paul unraveled the tape on his right thumb, on which he had surgery to repair a torn ligament. Although Paul has been limited in what he can do in practice while the thumb continues to heal, he made sure to stay involved. He stayed away from any contract Saturday, even though Paul said he can dribble and shoot the basketball. When Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro had the players work through a few offensive sets and drills, Paul and Chauncey Billups , who is limited in what he can do in practice while he recovers from a torn left Achilles' tendon surgery, joined the first-team unit.
May 20, 2012 |
He is the well-dressed player sitting on the Clippers' bench, the sage veteran offering advice and encouragement during this playoff push for his teammates and coaching staff. But make no mistake, Chauncey Billups said, it has been killing him not to be dressed in a uniform and playing and helping the Clippers with his skills on the court. Billups hasn't played in a game since suffering a season-ending left Achilles' tendon injury Feb. 6 at Orlando. The 14-year veteran guard now says it was easier for him to not play when "I didn't travel.
May 19, 2012 |
Facebook Inc.'s initial public offering isn't just a flop on Wall Street. It's also not making waves in social gaming land. Facebook, whose popularity among its nearly 1 billion users has been partly fueled by social games published by Zynga Inc., Electronic Arts Inc. and others, may be facing a collapse of its gaming ecosystem, according to a book released this week by P.J. McNealy, a media analyst with Digital World Research. "Early Days: The Social Gaming Market and Facebook's Achilles' Heel" argues that developers are no longer making as many Facebook games because it has become impossible for them to make money.
May 11, 2012 |
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Designated hitter Kendrys Morales, who missed a year and a half because of a broken left ankle, is experiencing soreness in his left Achilles' tendon and is not in the lineup for Friday night's game against the Texas Rangers at the Ballpark in Arlington. Morales, who played in one of the team's previous three games, said the Achilles' tendon has bothered him for three or four days. He grew so concerned about it Friday that he placed a call to Colorado to speak to Dr. Thomas Clanton, who performed the second surgery on his ankle in May 2011.
April 12, 2012 |
Hall of Fame trainer Neil Drysdale has produced his share of outstanding turf horses through the years, and he has a developing 3-year-old turf specialist named Achilles, who improved to two for two in his brief career Thursday with a one-length victory as a 3-5 favorite in a mile optional claiming race on the Santa Anita turf course. A son of Smart Strike out of a dam, Solvig, who was a graded stakes winner on the turf, Achilles cost $140,000 at the 2010 Keeneland September yearling sale.
February 7, 2012 |
Reporting from Cleveland — Clippers guard Chauncey Billups realized his worst fears Tuesday when an MRI exam revealed he has a torn left Achilles' tendon that will end his first season with the team. But the 35-year-old Billups doesn't plan on retiring. "No, sir. There is no way I'm going to crawl out of the league," Billups said Tuesday. "I'm going to be back. Trust me. " Billups was examined at the Cleveland Clinic and he will return to Los Angeles on Thursday for further evaluation.
November 2, 2011 |
The Greek drama is heightening by the day. Last week, Europe's leaders came up with a $180-billion rescue package for its most troubled member, Greece. Like previous efforts, the plan combines bailout funds with demands for continued austerity in an attempt to isolate Greece and leave the rest of Europe economically intact. This week, in response, a call by Greece's prime minister for a national referendum on the proposal surprised the world. The referendum may accelerate the inevitable fall of the Greek government.
October 8, 2011 |
The Philadelphia Phillies said Ryan Howard has a torn Achilles' tendon, and it is uncertain if he will be ready for spring training. The first baseman was injured on the final play of Philadelphia's season-ending loss to St. Louis in Game 5 of the National League division series Friday night, falling as he ran out of the batter's box on his grounder. The team said an MRI exam Saturday revealed a rupture of the left Achilles' tendon and that Howard will need surgery once the swelling goes down.