August 14, 2013 |
A day after he defended Geno Smith against criticism from the rookie quarterback's former West Virginia teammates, New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan had some criticism for Smith himself. Only it wasn't a personal attack like the ones from the Mountaineers who questioned their ex-quarterback's leadership abilities. Ryan was simply giving an honest assessment of Smith's performance at Jets practice Wednesday. “It was brutal," Ryan said . "It was Geno's worst day. " Ryan probably isn't going to get an argument from anyone, even Smith, who threw four interceptions, including three during 11-on-11 team drills.
July 15, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Barry Bonds was here. His is the name that evokes all that went right, and so very wrong, for baseball during the steroid era. His spirit was here Monday, the day before the All-Star game, when baseball's premier slugger declared Bonds' single-season-record 73 home runs null and void. "In my opinion, 61 is the record," Chris Davis said, "and I think most fans agree with me on that. " Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961. Bonds bettered that once, Mark McGwire twice, Sammy Sosa three times.
June 17, 2013 |
The Supreme Court struck a blow for consumers Monday in a closely watched patent case, ruling that manufacturers of brand-name drugs don't have the right to buy off generic-drug makers by giving them a share of their monopoly profits. The 5-3 ruling was messier than the elegantly simple results advocated by the Federal Trade Commission on the one side and the pharmaceutical industry on the other. But it should deter drug companies from holding off competitors by gouging consumers.
June 2, 2013 |
Midnight was fast approaching when Tom Wilhelmsen and his girlfriend stumbled into Venice. The backpackers were tired and hungry and, truth be told, a little smelly. This was another new city on a trip full of them. They found a cheap room in a seedy hotel, a couple of slices of pizza and a bottle of wine. Then they crashed. "And then we woke up on the canal," he said. "You put your head out the window and, sure enough, there are all the gondolas and the clothes drying, just like in all the pictures.
June 1, 2013 |
CHICAGO - If there was a bright note for the Kings on an otherwise rough Saturday at the United Center, it was the return of Jarret Stoll , who had missed more than two weeks with a concussion. Playing short shifts during a 2-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, the veteran center contributed 15 minutes and won 53% of his draws in the faceoff circle, where his team had struggled. The game marked his first attempt at full contact since May 14, when he absorbed a high check that got San Jose Sharks left wing Raffi Torres suspended for the remainder of the second round.
May 30, 2013 |
The Dodgers started the day by placing Matt Kemp on the disabled list and shelving A.J. Ellis with a sore side amid growing concern over nerve problems in the pitching hand of Josh Beckett. Nowhere to go but up? Come on, these are your 2013 Dodgers. They went and lost to the Angels, 3-2, despite a nice start by Ted Lilly and because of a somewhat bizarre sixth inning that produced the winning run. BOX SCORE: Angels 3, Dodgers 2 The Dodgers actually jumped in front of the Angels with a run in the first inning after Carl Crawford led off the game with a triple into the right-field corner and scored on an Adrian Gonzalez sacrifice fly. The Angels tied the score in the second inning when Chris Iannetta had a run-scoring double and took the lead in the fourth when Howie Kendrick tripled and scored on Alberto Callaspo's single.