January 17, 2014 |
Cristiano Ronaldo cried when he accepted the Ballon d'Or, soccer's most prestigious individual prize, earlier this week. But now it's the athletic training staff with his club team, Real Madrid, that is feeling a bit overwhelmed. That's because Ronaldo said he'll soon make good on a promise to buy each of the five trainers a new car of their choice. Ronaldo unseated Lionel Messi, a four-time winner, as FIFA's player of the year largely because Messi was sidelined during part of 2013 because of an injury.
December 6, 1991 |
Gail Weldon, a pioneer in athletic training for women who was chief trainer and director of physical therapy for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, has died. She was 40. Ms. Weldon died Wednesday at UCLA Medical Center after a long struggle with liver cancer, her close friend and publicist Sydney Weisman said Thursday. In 1975, Ms. Weldon became the first woman hired by the Amateur Basketball Assn.
January 28, 1988 |
Women athletes who seek to become lighter and faster by dieting may merely jeopardize their competitive chances, according to a nutrition consultant to the U.S. Olympic swimming team. "Dieting during intensive training does nothing but starve a hard-working machine. Instead of losing weight, the body defensively conserves fat and burns the muscle tissue athletes need to perform," said Jackie Berning, a registered dietitian.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1996 |
Despite a series of rival proposals, plans for a multiuse sports complex here are moving ahead as the Planning Commission will decide tonight whether to pursue zoning changes to accommodate the center. Commissioners are expected to approve a resolution that permits developer Tim L. Wood to proceed with Sportsplex, a sprawling ice-skating and athletic training center he wants to build near Camarillo Airport.
July 9, 1997 |
Heeding a patriotic call to duty, with the prospect of a little fun along the way, can spur even the weariest college basketball player into momentous action. Or at least convince him to give up his summer break. Which explains why 14 players, some of the game's best and brightest, were at Southern California College on Tuesday. Not that SCC isn't a fine place to be, but you don't typically find future NBA types hanging around. But there they were, practicing--hard--for the U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1998 |
Football players, track stars, actors, jazz musicians and a homecoming princess are among key members of high school teams preparing for Ventura County's annual Academic Decathlon beginning this month. Over its 16 years, the event has taught many students and teachers that being smart doesn't necessarily mean being a card-carrying geek.