October 15, 2013 |
David Letterman gathered 10 legendary athletes at the Ed Sullivan Theatre on Monday to read off the evening's top 10 list on the "Late Show With David Letterman. " The topic was 10 career highlights from Madison Square Garden, and to share their favorites, Letterman was joined on stage by former Knicks players Walt "Clyde" Frazier, Larry Johnson, John Starks, Bill Bradley and Carmelo Anthony; former Rangers players Rod Gilbert, Adam Graves and Henrik Lundqvist; retired boxer Gerry Cooney and a very distraught John McEnroe, ex-tennis champ and world renowned ranter.
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October 13, 2013 |
Santa Monica will regulate the use of its public parks for fitness classes and charge fees to trainers after complaints from some residents that their space has become overrun by athletic enthusiasts. In a 5-1 vote last week, the City Council set restrictions on which parks can be used for training, when they can be used, how many students can participate in a class and what kind of equipment is allowed. The council also established permit fees and an additional flat fee to be paid by trainers, which varies based on the size of their classes.
October 12, 2013 |
The week before he won his first game as USC's interim coach, Ed Orgeron visited only one Friday night high school game to recruit. "Hopefully, in the future, I may be able to get a helicopter and get to about four or five," he joked, "but we're not doing it yet. " He is now. Orgeron, who guided USC to a 38-31 victory over Arizona on Thursday, was scheduled to helicopter over the Southland on Friday night in search of future Trojans....
October 8, 2013 |
After more than a year of intense lobbying by professional sports leagues, California has slammed the door on most athletes looking to file injury claims in the state, including those with serious brain injuries. Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation that significantly limits workers' compensation claims by pro players. It's a significant victory for the National Football League, which has been trying to reduce its financial exposure to concussions and other brain injuries that former players allege are the result of repeated blows to the head.
October 7, 2013 |
Superstar athletes Peyton Manning, LeBron James and Serena Williams led their colleagues with endorsements of food and beverages that are calorie-dense and unhealthful - sending mixed messages about diet and health, researchers said. Of 512 brands endorsed by 100 top athletes, nearly a quarter of them (122) were for food and beverages - 44 different brands in 2010, the year studied by researchers from Yale, Stanford, Duke and Harvard universities. (Some brands appeared more than once on the list.)
October 3, 2013 |
SCHEDULE Game 1: Friday, 6:37 p.m., TBS Detroit (Max Scherzer, 21-3, 2.90) at Oakland (Bartolo Colon, 18-6, 2.65) Game 2: Saturday, 6:07 p.m., TBS Detroit (Justin Verlander, 13-12, 3.46) at Oakland (Sonny Gray, 5-3, 2.67) Game 3: Monday, Time TBA, MLB Network or TBS Oakland (Jarrod Parker, 12-8, 3.97) at Detroit (Anibal Sanchez, 14-8, 2.57) Game 4: Tuesday, Time TBA, TBS* Oakland (Dan Straily, 10-8, 3.96) at Detroit (Doug Fister, 14-9, 3.67)
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October 1, 2013 |
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure Monday expanding protections for student athletes who are believed to have sustained a concussion in school sports and activities. Since 2012, public school districts have been required to immediately remove a student athlete from a game or activity if the student may have suffered a concussion or head injury. The student can return to the activity only after being cleared by a licensed health professional. Now, private and charter schools will be subject to the same rules, under the measure, AB 588, by Assemblyman Steve Fox (D-Palmdale)
October 1, 2013 |
OAKLAND - It's that time of year again, when fans around the country tune into the baseball playoffs, see a bunch of unfamiliar green-and-gold-clad Oakland Athletics playing in a creaky, leaky stadium built for football and think, "What are you guys doing here?" It's OK. The A's, whose talent, grit and World Series aspirations far exceed their small-market limitations, are used to it. Respect them or not, know them or not, they've won two consecutive American League West titles on a shoe-string budget and open a division series against the Detroit Tigers on Friday in Oakland.
October 1, 2013 |
PARK CITY, UTAH - While continuing to steer just wide of the political uproar over Russia's new anti-gay laws, U.S. Olympic officials said Tuesday they would support boosting anti-discrimination language in the Olympic Charter. "We are not an advocacy organization or a human-rights organization," U.S. Olympic Committee chief Scott Blackmun said. "What we can do is advocate for change within our group. " With the 2014 Sochi Winter Games only 128 days away, Blackmun and USOC Chairman Larry Probst faced questions about the issue at a media summit here.
September 30, 2013 |
There was no singular moment. No play call that went awry or ill-advised timeout. No sideline blowup that prompted Athletic Director Pat Haden to fire Lane Kiffin as USC's football coach. Fans had been screaming for the coach's head for weeks and he paid no attention. But when his gut told him the Trojans weren't getting better and it was time to act, Haden didn't hesitate. Early Sunday, less than six hours after a lopsided loss to Arizona State in Tempe, Haden fired Kiffin during a meeting at Los Angeles International Airport.