May 22, 2013 |
Jered Weaver could rejoin the Angels' starting rotation next week, Manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday. Weaver is set to pitch in an extended spring game Wednesday in Arizona, with Joe Blanton scheduled to start Thursday for the Angels. That could line up Weaver to replace Blanton when that turn comes up again Tuesday, against the Dodgers. Weaver, the Angels' ace, has not pitched since April 7 because of a fractured left elbow. Blanton is 0-7 with a 6.62 earned-run average, the most losses and highest ERA of any starter in the American League.
May 18, 2013 |
Ruling out foul play, federal investigators were looking at a fractured rail as the possible cause of the Connecticut train crash that left dozens of commuters injured and is expected to disrupt travel in and out of New York City for weeks to come. Earl Weener, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, said in a media briefing that investigators had discovered that a section of the eastbound track was fractured at the rail joint. A portion of that track will be sent to a lab for analysis, Weener said.
May 17, 2013 |
Hydraulic fracturing, the process that involves shooting millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals underground to crack shale formations and unlock oil and gas, would become more difficult under new rules proposed by the Interior Department. As The Times reported , the government on Thursday proposed new rules to regulate “fracking” on federal land. The process has been criticized for being environmentally unsafe; critics want to know what chemicals are being injected, and they want to ensure that air and water supplies are protected.
May 14, 2013 |
The Dodgers are sending Zack Greinke back to the mound Wednesday night, more than three weeks ahead of his scheduled return from a fractured left clavicle. But the right-hander said he'll be pitching with some restrictions. "I know they don't want me running into people," Greinke said. "But it's not a common thing that you run into someone. " The Dodgers' caution is understandable given that they signed Greinke to a $147-million free-agent contract in the off-season, then watched him go on the disabled list after his second start when he was knocked hard to the turf by the San Diego Padres' Carlos Quentin during a bench-clearing brawl.
April 11, 2013 |
Against the crummy San Diego Padres, in just the second week of the season, the Dodgers' title hopes took a difficult blow Thursday. Zack Greinke, the Dodgers' new $147-million starting pitcher, fractured his left collarbone in a sixth-inning brawl. After Greinke hit the Padres' Carlos Quentin with a pitch -- on a full count in a game the Dodgers were leading by a run - the outfielder took umbrage and charged the mound. The two rammed into each other with their shoulders.
March 25, 2013 |
NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin suffered a compression fracture in his lower back in the last-lap crash in Fontana, his team said Monday. Hamlin, who already had a history of back problems, damaged his L1 vertebra after slamming head-on into the inside wall at Auto Club Speedway during Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Hamlin, 32, hoped to be released from a nearby hospital Monday to fly home to North Carolina, his team Joe Gibbs Racing said. The Cup series doesn't race again until April 7, at Martinsville (Va.)