September 8, 2003 |
Anabolic steroids have long been chemicals of choice for bodybuilders wanting to bulk up. But the substances can cause men's breasts to grow, their hair to fall out and their testicles to shrink. The steroids also show up in blood tests. Insulin, however, does none of these things, which makes it especially appealing for bodybuilders who want help achieving a desired look.
February 22, 2006 |
I'm sitting at the Olympic ice dancing original program Sunday night because I'm all about the prescribed Latin combination now. You know: the cha cha, the mambo, the salsa, the rumba, the samba. This will not be a screed on why ice dancing belongs in Las Vegas rather than Turin.
June 20, 2012 |
Some day Nathan Eovaldi will win a game again. Of course, some day just for a change of pace, the Dodgers might actually provide him some offensive support. As it is, the 22-year-old continues to pitch well, just not well enough to actually walk off as a winner. His latest dash with frustration came Wednesday in Oakland, where the suddenly anemic offense of the Dodgers failed to do much with left-hander Tommy Milone as the A's downed the Dodgers, 4-1. Making his fifth start in place of sore-shouldered Ted Lilly, Eovaldi went six innings, allowing three runs, seven hits and three walks.
May 26, 2011 |
You get one chance to make a first impression, and Russell Branyan came within a few feet of a feat that would have endeared him to his new teammates and 33,412 fans in Angel Stadium on Thursday. On the first pitch of his first at-bat in his first game with his new team, Branyan, a veteran slugger who signed with the Angels on Thursday morning, sent a drive to deep center field that had the look of a score-tying home run. But he didn't get all of it. The ball carried to the wall, where Oakland outfielder Coco Crisp hauled it in to close the Athletics' 4-3 victory over the Angels, who made a game of it on Mark Trumbo's three-run homer in the ninth.
May 12, 2012 |
Of all the indignities visited upon Frank McCourt over the last couple years - fan boycotts, pickets outside Dodger Stadium, "Frankrupt" T-shirts - McCourt never had to pick up a copy of the Los Angeles Times and stare at a full-page advertisement in which fans demanded he mind his manners or sell the Dodgers. But, hundreds of miles to the north, another fed-up fan base had its say last week. In a full-page ad in the Oakland Tribune, under the headline "An Open Letter to John Fisher, Majority Owner of theOakland A's," Fisher was urged to commit to a new stadium in Oakland or sell the team to someone who would.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 1999 |
It's summer sports camp season, and kids everywhere are at weeklong sessions tuning up their skills at everything from baseball to swimming to soccer. At Cal State Northridge, young wheelchair athletes attended a camp this week where they participated in archery, hockey, basketball and other sports. Friday was family day, and the athletes on wheels, ages 7 through 21, rolled in ready to show their stuff. Gatorade on ice? Check. Name tags in place? Check.
November 19, 1987 |
Ever envy the guy getting a million or so bucks a year bouncing a basketball up and down a hardwood court? Wish you could have been a wide receiver for the Bears at 600 thou a year? Hanker to be a point guard, clean-up hitter, top-seeded at Wimbledon? Yearn to be middleweight champion of the world? Don't. It is the view of Willie Naulls, who has been there, that the view from the top is not all that great. It may be a hoax. At least, a vacuum.
June 18, 2007 |
Getting a good night's sleep has its rewards, such as reduced fatigue and better concentration. For athletes, the benefits may be even bigger -- faster speed and improved performance. Those are the findings from a recent, albeit small study in which college basketball players fared better on sprints and free throws after sleeping more than they normally did.
July 16, 2001 |
The top-ranking woman in a USC study of the most influential sports business figures in Southern California never participated in competitive sports. Ellen Oppenheim, general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, is among an emerging class of female executives bringing a business sense, rather than a competitive athletic background, to the male-dominated world of sports administration.
December 15, 1985 |
Although women's college sports are on the rise, only 18% of high school girls surveyed say they want to be remembered as athletes, a study shows. Illinois State University's Joel Thirer surveyed 600 high school students at 10 high schools in eight locations across the country to study the relationship between female sports and high school popularity.