October 1, 2012 |
The wait's finally over. Lakers' media day, marking the start of training camp, is today. That means Lakers fans will finally have something substantive to talk about regarding the 2012-13 season. Below are the top five storylines as Lakers' training camp opens on Tuesday. 1. How will Dwight Howard's back rehab go? The Lakers don't expect this to be a long-term issue. They've reported no setbacks on his surgically repaired back. And indicative of his on-court workouts last week and a bit of dancing on "Ellen," it appears Howard has come a long way since going under the knife five months ago. Still, Laker fans never like to wait.
July 15, 2013 |
Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel wasn't fulfilling some of his obligations as a counselor and coach at the Manning family football camp over the weekend and subsequently left a day early. The words " partying " and " hangover " are being tossed around quite a bit on the Internet in relation to the Texas A&M quarterback's early departure, but the camp run in New Orleans by former Saints quarterback Archie Manning and his two NFL QB sons, Peyton and Eli, used a much less controversial word in its official explanation: illness.
December 18, 2012 |
BEIRUT - Thousands of residents were fleeing a densely populated Palestinian district outside Damascus Monday amid rumors that Syrian government forces were massing and poised to attack. Syrian authorities say cadres of "terrorists" - the government's designation for the country's rebels - have infiltrated the Yarmouk camp, a sprawling urban enclave on the southern fringes of the capital. Yarmouk is home to about 300,000 people, half of them of Palestinian origin. Opposition activists said Syrian warplanes attacked the camp Sunday, killing at least eight people, including several outside a mosque.
November 24, 2012 |
BEIRUT - When clashes between Syrian rebels and government forces spilled into his Palestinian neighborhood outside Damascus, Amir knew where to go: Shatila, a teeming Palestinian camp in Lebanon notorious as the site of a massacre during Lebanon's civil war. "Most of us have relatives here and friends in these camps, so we feel that they will break bread with us," Amir said as he sat down for breakfast with friends in a cramped storefront in...
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August 19, 2013 |
Carter Paysinger, the principal of Beverly Hills High School, said Monday that he welcomes an independent review called by the Beverly Hills Unified School District into the for-profit summer sports camp he owns. The review was in response to an article in The Times last week that reported that the Beverly Hills Sports Academy, held on campus, is owned by Paysinger and operated by two school employees. Parents say they were led to believe that the academy was a mandatory school-sanctioned camp for athletes and that fees would help fund sports teams.
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August 2, 2013 |
Hundreds of mourners on Thursday remembered 13-year-old Natalie Giorgi, who died after eating a peanut-coated snack at a camp in Sacramento. "Natalie was such a vibrant young lady who loved being around family and friends … who just had a zest for living,” said her uncle Tim McGuire, a general in the U.S. Army. Natalie accidentally bit into peanut-coated snack at the camp. She was highly allergic to peanuts. One teacher remembers a child who wasn't the best athlete but had the best attitude.
July 24, 2012 |
Defensive end Ellis McCarthy, considered the jewel of UCLA's freshman class, underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. McCarthy, ranked the No. 2 defensive tackle by Scout.com last year, will miss the first part of training camp. UCLA also has had three players take medical retirements -- linebacker Mike Orloff (knee), safety Alex Mascarenas (concussion) and guard Wade Yandall (concussion). Linebacker Jordan Zumwalt, who missed spring practice with a bruised kidney, has been cleared to practice.
March 28, 2010 |
For the second consecutive spring, Ronald Belisario reported to camp late because of visa problems — and this spring, he was five weeks late. Belisario refused to speak to reporters when he arrived from his native Venezuela at the Dodgers' spring training complex Saturday, saying he would wait until Sunday morning to do so. "I'm hungry," he said. "I'm tired." Anticipating the arrival of their hard-throwing reliever, the Dodgers placed him on the restricted list Friday, meaning they can leave him in extended spring training for as many as 30 days and remove him from the 40-man roster without the risk of losing him on waivers.
October 10, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS -- Steve Nash left the Lakers' exhibition game against the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night in the first quarter after failing to get his left ankle loose. He can only hope it's not a season-long issue. The veteran point guard disclosed after the Lakers' 104-86 defeat at MGM Grand Garden Arena that his ankle has bothered him since about a week before the start of training camp. “Tonight was just one of those nights that for whatever reason it just wasn't moving freely and I couldn't get it to loosen up and it started to get worse,” said Nash, who went scoreless with two assists in only eight minutes.
August 5, 2012 |
Eagles Coach Andy Reid's eldest son, Garrett Reid, has been found dead in his room at the team's training camp at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. Reid's son, who had a history of personal problems including drug addiction, had been working as a member of the team's training and conditioning staff. Lehigh University police said a 911 call was made at 7:20 a.m., and that when police found him, there were no unusual or suspicious circumstances at the dormitory. No cause of death has been given.