February 12, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - Facing one of the toughest campaigns of any Republican congressman in the country, Rep. Gary Miller announced Wednesday that he would not seek reelection to his Inland Empire seat, increasing prospects for a Democratic pickup. "While there is still a lot of work to be done, it is now time for me to pass the baton. I will not seek reelection to Congress at the end of this term," Miller said in a statement. Miller, elected to the House in 1998, was among the Democrats' top targets this year and regarded as among the nation's most vulnerable Republicans - if not the most.
February 8, 2014 |
In the horse-racing world, it is still a lifetime until the May 3 Kentucky Derby. The top horses get hurt. They get ill. They suddenly, for no apparent reason, start turning in the training times of a plow horse. The favorites of mid-February become the forgottens of Triple Crown season. So when Gary Stevens rode Candy Boy to an impressive victory Saturday at Santa Anita, in the $200,000 Grade II Robert B. Lewis Stakes, both Stevens and trainer John Sadler did their best to couch their enthusiasm.
February 7, 2014 |
Santa Ana Mater Dei Coach Gary McKnight has been selected winner of the 2014 Morgan Wootten Award for Lifetime Achievement in Coaching High School Basketball by the Naismth Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. McKnight is California's winningest coach. He's in his 32nd season. Eric.email@example.com
January 5, 2014 |
Florida State will try to end the Southeastern Conference's seven-year run of dominance in Bowl Championship Series title games. Staff writers Gary Klein and Chris Dufresne examine some of the story lines of the last game of the BCS era: Heisman watch Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston won the Heisman Trophy, a status that does not guarantee a victory in the BCS championship game. Heisman winners are 3-6 in title games in the seasons they were recognized as college football's most outstanding player.
January 5, 2014 |
Auburn run game vs. Florida State run defense Auburn is the top rushing team in major college football, averaging 335.7 yards a game. Tre Mason was a Heisman Trophy finalist after rushing for 1,621 yards and 22 touchdowns behind a line led by center Reese Dismukes. Mason, a junior, ran for 304 yards and four touchdowns in 46 carries against Missouri in the Southeastern Conference title game. Quarterback Nick Marshall has gained 1,023 yards and run for 11 touchdowns. Running backs Corey Grant and Cameron Artis-Payne each rushed for more than 600 yards.
January 2, 2014 |
I don't speak a word of Russian. But I've come to believe some sort of strange symbiosis exists between the language of Tolstoy and the language of Shakespeare. Russia gave birth to that master of English-language prose named Vladimir Nabokov. Half a century later, another writer who grew up with Cyrillic characters is gleefully writing American English as vivid, original and funny as any that contemporary U.S. literature has to offer. That writer is Gary Shteyngart, who wrote three excellent novels propelled by his ecstatic voice.