July 6, 2013 |
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano, who was a budding superstar before his career was sidetracked by an elbow injury, made an amazing no-look, between-the-legs catch of a hard one-hop grounder on Friday. Liriano, who was the American League's rookie of the year in 2006 when he went 12-3 with a 2.16 earned-run average, improved to 8-3 this season by pitching a complete game in a 6-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The great stop by Liriano came when the Cubs' Dioner Navarro led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a hard grounder up the middle.
July 3, 2013 |
These days, Greta Van Susteren isn't just covering the news, she's making it. Speculation is rampant that Van Susteren may be getting ready to walk away from her 10 p.m. Fox News Channel show and head back to CNN, where she rose to prominence in the 1990s as a legal analyst. One catalyst behind such a possible move? This week's announcement that hard-hitting anchor Megyn Kelly will get a prime-time slot after she returns from maternity leave later this year. Word is that Kelly could get the 10 p.m. real estate, which might leave Van Susteren with no home in prime time, between 8 and 11 p.m. PHOTOS: Cable versus broadcast ratings Meanwhile, CNN is in the middle of yet another reinvention, this one overseen by former NBC Universal boss Jeff Zucker.
June 26, 2013 |
There is no guarantee that Tiger Woods' strained left elbow will be 100% for the upcoming British Open, but the world's top-ranked golfer insists it will be "good enough. " Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Woods reiterated he plans to compete at Muirfield in mid-July. In the meantime, he won't have a chance to defend his title at the AT&T National this week at Congressional Country Club, where he is a two-time winner. "Obviously, I'm disappointed about not being able to play," he said.
June 19, 2013 |
Tiger Woods won't be on hand to defend his title at the AT&T National next week, but he plans on being ready in July to continue his quest for his first major championship since 2008. The world's No. 1-ranked golfer announced on his website Wednesday that he will not compete in the National, which benefits his foundation, at Congressional Country Club due to a left elbow strain doctors found after his return from last weekend's U.S. Open. "I have been advised to take a few weeks off, rest and undergo treatment," Woods said on his website.
June 19, 2013 |
In little more than a month, Tiger Woods went from being tough to beat to having a tough time even playing. Woods, a four-time winner this year, said Wednesday that soreness in his left elbow would keep him from defending his title next week in the AT&T National at Congressional, and that he would not compete again until the British Open next month at Muirfield. This is the sixth straight year that injury has kept him from either playing a tournament or finishing one. His injury is a blow to the AT&T National, which benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation.
June 11, 2013 |
BALTIMORE - The news was bad for reliever Sean Burnett on Tuesday, but it could have been much worse. The Angels left-hander came away from a second visit to orthopedic surgeon James Andrews in five weeks not needing elbow surgery, but he was ordered not to pick up a ball for a month, which will push his return to August at the earliest. "I was crushed, man," Burnett said. "I came here to help this team, and it's been disappointing. I haven't been able to do much, if anything.
June 11, 2013 |
After RSVPing for an upcoming Band of Outsiders-hosted dinner in honor of fashion journalist, canning wunderkind and Grand Central Market consultant Kevin West, The Times' fashion critic and I decamped to the 97-year-old downtown landmark -- where we promptly ran into West himself. The author of "Saving the Season: A Cook's Guide to Home Canning, Pickling and Preserving" (set to be published by Knopf on June 25) was tucking into a Cobb salad at the lunch counter of Valerie, a stall recently opened by the Valerie Confections folks and one of the market's newest tenants (opening for business just 11 days ago)
June 10, 2013 |
BALTIMORE - When reliever Sean Burnett went on the disabled list May 28 because of an elbow impingement, he thought he would be back with the Angels and pitching by Monday, the day he was eligible to be activated. Instead, Burnett, who has made little progress in his recovery, traveled to Birmingham, Ala., on Monday to be examined by Dr. James Andrews, the noted orthopedic surgeon who removed bone spurs from Burnett's throwing elbow last October. “We just want to make sure he's moving in the right direction,” Manager Mike Scioscia said before the Angels' game against the Baltimore Orioles in Camden Yards.
June 6, 2013 |
The Chicago Blackhawks need some space, if you don't mind. They've been feeling a bit suffocated of late and would not mind one bit if the Kings stepped back and gave them room to breathe in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night. "They're a great defensive team," winger Marian Hossa said. "You're not going to find too much open area. " Chicago found enough to win the first and second games of the series, but the Kings responded with more energy in Game 3 at Staples Center on Tuesday night.
June 5, 2013 |
Less than a week after expressing doubt whether he would ever pitch again, Josh Beckett said Wednesday that he was confident he would one day stand on a major league mound again. But Beckett acknowledged he didn't know if that day would come this season or next, as he said he could undergo a season-ending operation if rehabilitation doesn't rid him of numbness in his pitching hand. Beckett visited specialists in the Dallas area for the last three days, after which he and the Dodgers decided he wouldn't throw for the next four weeks as he underwent a rigorous rehabilitation program.