December 11, 2012 |
There are a lot of things you can buy with $192 million in Arizona, but anonymity isn't one of them. As the Times reported Monday , Matthew Good of Fountain Hills, Ariz., purchased one of the two winning Powerball tickets for the record-setting $587.5-million jackpot two weeks ago. Though Good wanted to remain anonymous, he bought his ticket in his home state, so he didn't have a choice. Because lotteries like Powerball, which is played in 43 (including California starting in April)
August 1, 2012 |
LONDON — The congratulatory telegram is so last century, the congratulatory phone call so last decade. When Michael Phelps awoke on Wednesday, he scrolled through his Twitter feed and discovered a congratulatory tweet from President Obama . "Congrats to Michael Phelps for breaking the all-time Olympic medal record," Obama tweeted. "You've made your country proud. -bo" Phelps tweeted back: "Thank you Mr. President!! It's an honor representing the #USA !! The best country in the world!
January 9, 2012 |
From New Orleans -- Alabama's Crimson Tide football team had been hearing the song all week, at every rally and on every street corner of this LSU hyped-up city. Hold that Tiger. Hold that Tiger. And so it did. The Crimson Tide's 21-0 victory, the first-ever shutout in a national title game, got Alabama the $30,000 crystal bowl with the Bowl Championship Series' initials on it, and the final No. 1 ranking too. It will get the Tide little more, certainly not any sort of national groundswell of support as a team of legendary greatness.
November 7, 2008 |
Italy's famously impolitic Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi described U.S. President-elect Barack Obama on Thursday as "young, handsome and even tanned." Berlusconi appeared to be joking about America's first black president at a news conference after talks with Russia's president. It wasn't the only perhaps unwelcome comment about Obama's victory. In a rare conciliatory gesture, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad issued a letter of congratulations.
April 1, 2006 |
Of the 10 horses scheduled to run in the $100,000 Tokyo City Handicap today at Santa Anita, Romeo Plus is coming off the most impressive race. Making only his second start on the dirt in the U.S., the 6-year-old Argentine-bred won an optional claimer by 2 1/2 lengths on March 1. He won at the Tokyo City distance of 1 1/8 miles in his second start for trainer Paddy Gallagher.
August 20, 2005 |
When trainer Richard Mandella upset Cigar with Dare And Go in the 1996 Pacific Classic, the winner paid $81.20. But Mandella also has won the Classic twice with favorites -- Pleasantly Perfect last year and Gentlemen in 1997. This time, on Sunday, he's back with another longshot in Congrats, who's 10-1 on the morning line.