January 26, 2010 |
All along, we have assumed that John Wooden's 10 national collegiate basketball titles as UCLA's coach represent his most amazing achievement in sports. All along, we assumed wrong. Those 10 titles are the most defining, not most amazing. Which brings us to the Bob Hope Classic golf tournament that ended Monday in La Quinta, and to one of its players, Carl Pettersson, the Swede who played for North Carolina State and who has won more than $2 million in three of his seven full seasons on the PGA Tour.
September 18, 2009 |
Conclusive proof that controversy sells: During the five-month period from April 1 to Aug. 28, Brett Favre's jersey was the top-seller on the NFL's merchandise website, followed by Jay Cutler at No. 2 and Michael Vick at No. 4. It is also further evidence that wherever he plays, Favre sells. "It is normal for sales of a player's jersey to jump significantly when he changes teams," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the Associated Press. "However, we're witnessing the Favre Factor.
August 12, 2006 |
The best part of Patrick Sheehan's day was playing with Ian Leggatt and Chris Riley through the tall pines, thin air and steep hills of the Rocky Mountains -- before the rains came. "When you got two guys that you really like ... it was a good group for me because everybody talks to each other and you're telling jokes," Sheehan said Friday. "We all played pretty well [Thursday] and it just continued today. Everybody's in a good mood. A guy makes a couple birdies and you just follow him up."
August 26, 2005 |
The U.S. Mint has seized 10 Double Eagle gold coins from 1933, among the rarest and most valuable coins in the world, that a jeweler says she turned in to determine their authenticity. Joan S. Langbord will file a lawsuit to try to recover them, her lawyer, Barry H. Berke, said Wednesday. Langbord found the coins among the possessions of her late father, longtime jeweler Israel Switt. She operates her father's business.
February 13, 2005 |
Gold fever has struck at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, which is to open an exhibit Friday on the precious mineral. "Gold! Natural Treasure, Cultural Obsession" will continue through Aug. 7. More than 1,000 glittering items will be shown in eight sections covering, among other aspects, the history, culture and geology of gold.
July 22, 2001
I was perplexed and appalled by John Corrigan's article ("Hooked on June Lake," June 17) about his trip to June Lake, which was really a superficial discussion of food and massage. He treats the outdoors as if it's a misery to be avoided. He goes on to grumble that, before the Double Eagle's arrival, June Lake's "public accommodations were wanting." Why does he even bother driving the 300 miles to June Lake? Palm Springs is 200 miles closer and will accommodate his preference for resorts and distaste for nature's chill just fine.