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July 19, 2001 |
Three weeks ago, Explorer cadet Brandon Ordelheide couldn't seem to learn to march properly. "I could not get it down," said Brandon, 15. Every time Brandon or his fellow cadets in the summer Explorer academy made a misstep, the others had to do push-ups. "Your heart jumps into your throat," he said.
February 3, 1998
Irvine Valley men's basketball Coach Jerry Hernandez is consumed by two things as he walks along his bench. First, Hernandez is instructing his players in the game. But he's also scanning his bench for the combination of players who will perform well enough to keep the Lasers in first place. Irvine Valley is the deepest team in the Orange Empire Conference, but the Lasers are without a standout offensive leader.
June 9, 2004 |
Red Sox star Nomar Garciaparra was sent back to triple A on Tuesday for at least one more game of rehabilitation before Boston decides when he can make his season debut. The All-Star shortstop was 0 for 3 for Pawtucket against Louisville on Tuesday night. The Red Sox said Garciaparra's right Achilles' tendon will be examined today before the team decides whether he can play tonight against San Diego.
November 19, 1998 |
Look for the Bruins to start the season opener against Santa Clara tonight with a lineup similar to the one they used for two exhibition games last week. That could put as many as three freshmen on the court, with Dan Gadzuric at center and Jerome Moiso and JaRon Rush at forward. Sophomore Travis Reed is also in the frontcourt mix. At guard, sophomore Earl Watson sat out practice because of a slight groin injury earlier this week but is expected to be ready.
March 29, 2006 |
Marquis Grissom announced his retirement Tuesday after a 17-year major league career. The 38-year-old outfielder signed a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs in January and had hoped to make the team as a backup. But he batted only .200 in 17 spring training games. Grissom leaves as one of seven players with 2,000 hits, 200 home runs and 400 stolen bases, joining Craig Biggio, Roberto Alomar, Barry Bonds, Rickey Henderson, Paul Molitor and Joe Morgan.
September 23, 2013 |
The Cleveland Browns' highest-rated quarterback of the season? Hint: It's not Brandon Weeden or Brian Hoyer. It's punter Spencer Lanning, who was involved in a couple of pivotal fakes Sunday in the Browns' 31-27 victory over Minnesota, and finished with a 152.1 passer rating. As the holder on a 29-yard field-goal try, he picked up the ball and tossed a pass to a wide-open Jordan Cameron, who scored an 11-yard touchdown. "The only thing I was thinking was not overthrowing him," said Lanning, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.