April 22, 2010 |
Reporting from Cincinnati Manny Ramirez, who overcame a drug scandal to reestablish himself as an offensive force, might have encountered the one obstacle that he can't conquer. Age. The 37-year-old Ramirez pulled up as he ran down the first base line, reaching his destination but immediately removing himself from the game with what was later described by the Dodgers as a strained right calf muscle. The end result of Ramirez's sixth-inning single was one of many problems for the Dodgers that led to their 8-5 defeat to the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night at Great American Ball Park.
May 10, 2004 |
This exercise, done regularly, will help strengthen your calf muscles for everyday activities, such as walking briskly or climbing stairs. Using exercise tubing will increase the resistance to make this move more effective and provide a convenient variation to other calf exercises. * 1 Sit on a mat, holding the handle of the exercise tubing in each hand. Bend your right leg, placing your right foot flat on the floor.
February 2, 2004 |
If you do this exercise regularly, you'll probably notice that everyday activities, such as walking briskly or climbing stairs, will become easier as your calf muscles become stronger. Exercise tubing increases the resistance to make this move more effective. Karen Voight * 1 Sit on a mat and hold the handle of the exercise tubing in each hand. Bend your right leg, placing your right foot flat on the floor.
November 24, 2003 |
Shaquille O'Neal sat out Sunday night, leaving the Memphis Grizzlies to Horace Grant and Slava Medvedenko and the rest of the Lakers, and they won by 32 points, going away, of course, in a season that almost never has been what it seemed. "They looked good," O'Neal said as he met his family near his car, him shuffling a bit on a bad calf muscle and none too happy about it.
June 20, 2003 |
Hobbled by aching knees and an inflamed right calf, America's First Runner has been all but sidelined from his favorite exercise and says his woes serve up a good lesson to all sports-minded baby boomers. "Listen to your body. I tried to run through the pain and it didn't work," President Bush said in remarks relayed to the Los Angeles Times on Thursday by White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer.
October 8, 2002 |
If it hadn't been for Jim Holt ... Who knows what would have happened if Nolan Ryan hadn't struck out the right fielder Holt of the Minnesota Twins on Sept. 26, 1973, at Anaheim Stadium? Ryan may not have eclipsed Sandy Koufax's season strikeout record of 382. The other option would have been trying to pitch the last game of the season on two days' rest. "It was going to be my last start," Ryan said of the legendary game against the Twins in a 1989 interview with The Times.