May 27, 2001 |
Matt Harrington of Palmdale High made his professional debut for the independent St. Paul Saints on Friday night. Harrington's fastball was clocked between 86 and 92 mph in a two-inning stint before a sellout crowd that included 12 major league scouts who hope he will be available for the June 5 draft. The Colorado Rockies, who made him the seventh pick last season, retain his rights until Wednesday.
December 16, 2002 |
Detroit Lion rookie quarterback Joey Harrington left Sunday's game against Tampa Bay at Pontiac, Mich., because of an irregular heartbeat and was taken to the hospital for tests and observation. He was to stay overnight at Henry Ford Hospital as a precaution. "Joey Harrington is doing fine right now," said internist Keith Burch, a Lion team physician.
June 12, 2002 |
The Colorado Rockies' No. 1 pick in the 2000 draft is suing his former agent for negligence in California State Superior Court. Pitcher Matt Harrington, selected seventh overall out of Palmdale High, alleges that agent Tommy Tanzer advised him to hold out for a $4.95-million bonus because the Rockies would never withdraw their original offer of $4 million. When the Rockies removed their offer, Harrington re-entered the draft in 2001. After turning down $1.
March 30, 2003 |
Never mind that Jay Haas is one year away from joining the Champions Tour. All that matters now is that he's one round away from winning the Players Championship against the most talented field in golf. Haas, 49, shot a five-under-par 67 -- the best score of the day Saturday on the TPC at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. -- and has a share of the lead with Padraig Harrington going into a final round that might be just as unpredictable as his position on the leaderboard.
August 30, 2000
Matt Harrington, former Palmdale High pitcher who is at an impasse in contract negotiations with the Colorado Rockies, missed the Monday deadline to enroll at Arizona State, effectively passing up a scholarship offer to the school. Harrington, drafted No. 7 overall in the amateur draft last June, might enter Pierce College if a deal with the Rockies is not reached by Tuesday, the day classes begin at the two-year school.
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March 25, 2003 |
A businessman was sentenced Monday to a pair of life terms after he admitted murdering two El Segundo police officers in 1957 and offered a teary-eyed apology to the families of his victims. "I do not understand why I did this," said Gerald F. Mason, 69, who was caught when an old fingerprint from the crime scene matched his in a new FBI national database. "I detest these crimes.... I still do not want to remember what happened."
April 10, 2009 |
Padraig Harrington has joked that the "Paddy Slam" sounds more like a wrestling move than a golf accomplishment. Whatever the case, it certainly sounds more impressive than a half Nelson. And the good news for Harrington is that his personal Grand Slam remains within reach after shooting a three-under-par 69 in the opening round of the Masters. Harrington was stuck at one under before birdies on Nos. 12 and 13.
April 12, 2009 |
The "Paddy Slam" got buried on Augusta National's second hole Saturday. Padraig Harrington did the digging himself after taking a quadruple-bogey nine. After Harrington pulled his drive into the woods, he punished his ball with another shot that hit nothing but tree. "You live and learn," he said. By the time Harrington successfully blasted out, his hopes for a third consecutive major title were all but gone. In one hole, Harrington went from two under par to two over.
August 7, 2009 |
Padraig Harrington feels good enough about his swing to concentrate on his results, and it finally paid off Thursday in the Bridgestone Invitational with a six-under-par 64 for a two-shot lead at Akron, Ohio. Harrington has not won a sanctioned tournament since last year at the PGA Championship, when he became the first European in history to win successive majors in the same season. The Irishman has a two-shot lead over Scott Verplank, Tim Clark and Prayad Marksaeng.
February 14, 2001 |
The Colorado Rockies did not alter their offer to Matt Harrington by the Tuesday deadline set by the pitcher, probably ending negotiations between the team and the former Palmdale High star. Harrington, selected seventh in the amateur draft last year, asked the Rockies to amend their most recent offer, a $4 million, seven-year deal that included a $1.5 million signing bonus. Harrington is seeking $4 million over four years with a $2.4 million bonus.