February 16, 2013 |
Robbie Rogers stepped away from soccer Friday because the physical and emotional toll of performing on the field while living in the closet had become too much to bear. Landon Donovan stepped away from soccer 21/2 months ago because, he said, the physical and emotional toll of performing at a world-class level every week over the last 12 years had become too much to bear. Rogers may never return. Donovan, the Galaxy says, will be back - exactly when, the team will announce in the next few days.
November 19, 2012 |
CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Wis. - Where County Highway A crests a knoll, Ken Schmitt pulls up to the edge of a farm and idles the car. Above a cornfield yellowed and brittle from a killing frost is a 100-foot hill with a wide section cut away, revealing bands of stone, clay and sand neat as a layer cake. In time, 800 acres of farmland will be mined to feed an energy boom sweeping the United States. No one is drilling for oil or gas amid the gently rolling farmland and wooded ridges of western Wisconsin.
September 14, 2012 |
Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White said the second season of “The Ultimate Fighter” on FX will feature a return to more household personal drama. White's relationship with coach and UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson is part of the tension. “Roy and I don't get along,” White said. “I think as part of this people will want to see me fight Roy … everything that comes out of his mouth bothers me, and the thing about Roy Nelson is he's the ultimate underachiever.
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August 8, 2012 |
After they were forced out of City Hall park last year, some members of Occupy L.A. made their stand half a mile away on a sidewalk on Towne Avenue that became known as "Occupy Skid Row. " The encampment, which included homeless people and activists from around the region, took on more political significance in recent months as Occupy made the issue of homeless rights and downtown gentrification its new rallying cry. But this summer, the Los...
June 18, 2012 |
Bud Selig belatedly wanted the truth on baseball's steroid era. He said so, six years ago. His investigators spent more than 20 months on the case, and more than $20 million. They delivered some trophy names, most prominent among them Roger Clemens. On Monday, a federal jury rendered this verdict on the Clemens evidence in that report: unbelievable, on all counts. The steroid era will haunt Selig for the rest of his days. The truth will remain forever murky. The bill will come due every year, when fans and voters debate whether to divide the Hall of Fame ballot into cheaters and non-cheaters.
April 8, 2012 |
Joe Biel seems quite at ease on a recent Saturday morning, sitting for a conversation in his Chinatown live-work studio, sipping iced coffee. He faces a panoramic drawing of 1,124 tiny televisions aligned in towering stacks, each set with a meticulously rendered and often recognizable image on-screen. Biel, 45, has been working on the piece for two years and expects it will take him an additional year to complete. As eloquent and enthusiastic as he is about the work's sources and his process, "Veil," he admits, also makes him uncomfortable.