February 26, 2010 |
For Patrick and Tanner Gudauskas, the dream will be realized surrealistically as they catch their first waves during the Quiksilver Pro at Snapper Rocks on Australia's Gold Coast. Thousands of fans in a natural amphitheater will cheer every surfer's slashing top-turn, cutback and aerial. Giant TV screens will enable even the athletes to glimpse replays as they sprint up the beach to paddle back out after each long ride. "It's pretty much a dream come true; you can't really say anything more than that," Patrick Gudauskas, 24, said of his long-anticipated arrival onto the sport's highest plateau.
November 5, 2009 |
He is younger and sports close-cropped hair and a gold stud in his left earlobe, but the slim build, the loping gait and the high-set cheekbones give him a striking resemblance to his more famous half brother, President Obama. Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo, a 43-year-old businessman and musician, has lived in southern China for seven years, the last one assiduously attempting to avoid publicity. But he broke his silence Wednesday, making a public appearance to publicize an autobiographical novel.
October 10, 2009 |
Beat L.A.? No one has. Not yet, not this October. Beat the Weavers? No one has, not in this wild and wonderful October. The Dodgers and Angels each are one win away from filling half the spots in baseball's final four, for the first time. The Dodgers have two victories, one from Jeff Weaver. The Angels have two victories, one from Jered Weaver. Simi Valley, thank you very much. The hometown kids have done the hometown teams proud. Mom and Dad, who watched the boys pitch against each other at Angel Stadium in June, beamed with pride from the box seats Friday night.
August 19, 2009 |
A month after Zac Sunderland, at 17, became the youngest person to sail around the world by himself, his younger sister has announced plans to try to break that record. Abby Sunderland, who will turn 16 in October, is hoping to embark on a nonstop, unassisted voyage in November aboard a 40-foot cruising vessel, and complete the trip in about six months. First, however, she will have to land a sponsor to help cover the $350,000 cost of the odyssey. "I've been wanting to do this since I was 13, and when I was 13 there was nobody doing this," she told the Associated Press.
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February 9, 2009 |
One day in spring of 2007, the phone rang in the little Buddhist center in Long Beach that has been the focus of the Venerable Tenzin Kacho's life since she was ordained a nun by the Dalai Lama. On the other end of the line was her brother, Robert Kiyosaki, a combat helicopter pilot in Vietnam who crashed three times and went on to become a globe-trotting entrepreneur and author of a bestselling book on personal finance, "Rich Dad, Poor Dad."
January 11, 2009 |
He still talks to her. He touches his reddened eyes, smiles softly, shakes his head, of course he still talks to her. Late at night, driving home from the gym, traveling from recruit to recruit, the coach of the nation's top-ranked college basketball team still talks to his younger sister. She was also a basketball coach, remember? She once took a team to the NCAA tournament in the same year he did, remember? There's a lot they can still share. There's a lot he can still learn.
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November 1, 2008 |
Mark Gold, the esteemed marine scientist and president of Heal the Bay, knew it was only a matter of time before his older brother, Jonathan Gold, the equally esteemed Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic, would pick up a set of chopsticks and commit the ultimate act of fraternal betrayal. "From his perspective, if you've already eaten Jamaican goat penis, what's wrong with whale?" Mark asked.
June 16, 2008 |
CINCINNATI -- Thirty-five minutes after workouts are finished -- and the vast majority of his teammates have departed the Cincinnati Bengals practice field -- Carson Palmer continues throwing to his young receivers. They're rookies, so, at times, Palmer actually must coach them. Here's how you run a route, he might say. Here's how you catch the pass I'm throwing. Here's how we do things in Cincinnati. Across the field, Jordan Palmer is working just as hard.
February 28, 2008 |
Joe Shipp is speaking almost 15,000 miles from his home in Los Angeles and about as far from the Pacific 10 Conference basketball drama as a man can get. Shipp, 27, is playing for the Perth Wildcats in Australia's National Basketball League. He is playing so far from home because of his love of basketball more than for the money and the pace of his voice quickens and his low tone suddenly resonates when he speaks of a game that will take place tonight in Tempe, Ariz.