May 27, 2013 |
The San Francisco Zoo's 3-month-old Sumatran tiger cub finally has a name: Jillian. Born Feb. 10, the cub now eats solid food and weighs almost 30 pounds. On May 11, at Zoofest, the nonprofit zoo's annual fundraiser, comedian Robin Williams assisted in auctioning off naming rights to the cub. Literary agent Jillian Manus won the naming rights to the cub with a $47,000 donation to the zoo. “I was going to donate a certain amount of money anyway and my kids started texting me: 'Get the baby tiger,'” says Jillian Manus.
May 23, 2013 |
LONDON -- Minutes after a British soldier was hacked to death in an apparent terrorist attack on a London street, a former teacher and Cub Scout leader stepped off a passing bus to offer assistance at what she thought was the scene of an accident. Ingrid Loyau-Kennett's matter-of-fact account of how she tried to reason Wednesday with the two suspects, who were clutching knives, a pistol and a meat cleaver in blood-soaked hands, caught the attention of the media and earned her a tribute from British Prime Minister David Cameron.
May 18, 2013
Staff writer Tim Hubbard looks at two first basemen who have been surprising through the season's first quarter, and another who is off to a dreadful start. ON THE UPSWING Mark Reynolds, Cleveland Despite averaging more than 27 home runs per season, Reynolds is known for his ability to not hit the ball. After all, he did strike out more than 200 times three times. But in the last three years, it has been Reynolds' batting average that has kept fantasy owners at arm's length.
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May 2, 2013 |
We're pretty sure Meatball the bear wasn't trying to make a great escape. Maybe it was his alter ego? A bear cub had to be rescued Wednesday evening after somehow managing to get stuck in an unlocked truck in Truckee, a town outside north Lake Tahoe, Fox 40 Sacramento reported. Truckee police say it somehow got inside and the door shut behind it. Officers were able to quickly release the bear -- but not before it did some damage. They found the passenger door panel mangled.
April 12, 2013 |
It was a strange day at Wrigley Field on Wednesday. An unidentified man driving a white van pulled up to a security entrance, parked, got out and wordlessly dropped off a package addressed to Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts before leaving. Security personnel opened the box and discovered a goat's severed head. Cubs personnel called the police, who are seeking the man who left the package. "Obviously, it's just an unfortunate fan doing something pretty stupid," Cubs Manager Dale Sveum said.
April 12, 2013 |
An 8-week-old female Sumatran tiger cub makes her debut Friday (today) at the San Francisco Zoo . Visitors are encouraged to “walk softly” (without a big stick) because the cub might hide if she hears a loud noise. The cub, born Feb. 10, now weighs almost 14 pounds. Her birth and 9 1/2-year-old Leanne's pregnancy was closely watched . The cub's naming rights will be auctioned at a May 11 zoo fundraiser. I asked Corinne MacDonald, the zoo's curator of carnivores and primates, whether Leanne was different with her girl cub. Leanne had three male cubs in 2008.
March 23, 2013
Angels 5, Milwaukee 1; Chicago Cubs 7, Angels 6 AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout singled and scored on a passed ball in the first inning and walked in the third against the Brewers. The leadoff batter is hitting .395 (17 for 43) with a team-leading 18 runs. Howie Kendrick, who is batting .481 (26 for 54), hit a run-scoring triple in the first, and Peter Bourjos doubled in a run in the seventh. ON THE MOUND: Joe Blanton pitched well against the Cubs, giving up two earned runs and seven hits in six innings, striking out five and walking none to lower his earned-run average to 3.46.
March 21, 2013 |
Dodgers 5, Chicago Cubs 4. AT THE PLATE: A.J. Ellis was two for three and raised his spring average to .393. Alex Castellanos hit his fourth home run of the exhibition season. Matt Kemp, who is recovering from shoulder surgery, is starting to look like his old self. He tripled to right in the fifth inning. ON THE MOUND: Stephen Fife, whom Manager Don Mattingly has described as the most-improved player in camp, made another solid start. Fife held the Cubs to three runs (two earned)
March 14, 2013 |
Chris Capuano was charged with five runs and six hits in 4 1/3 innings Thursday as the Dodgers fell to the Chicago Cubs, 8-1, at Camelback Ranch. “I had a little trouble with the fastball command early in the game today,” Capuano said. Capuano served up a three-run triple to Welington Castillo in the first inning. He gave up three hits and hit a batter in a two-run third inning for the Cubs. Capuano said he felt his command improve as the game progressed. He pitched a perfect fourth inning and retired the only batter he faced in the fifth.