CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1993 |
When Halina Douglas and her family gathered at a Sizzler's restaurant five years ago to celebrate her certification as a paralegal assistant, it was a poignant measure of how far she had come from the days when she was forced to flee war-torn Ukraine during World War II. But Douglas' moment of victory turned to disaster when a large menu sign fell from the wall and slammed into her head.
July 12, 2011 |
The WNBA season was barely three weeks old, and already two of the league's biggest stars were out because of injuries. Sparks forward Candace Parker, the 2008 league most valuable player, had torn the meniscus in her right knee. Seattle Storm center Lauren Jackson, the reigning MVP, required surgery on her left hip. Parker won't be back for another month or so, and Jackson will be out even longer. Tough luck? No, more like the continuation of a trend. Players, coaches and trainers say injuries consistently plague the league, and they believe they know why: an off-season that really isn't one. Nearly three-quarters of the league's players also compete abroad, supplementing their relatively modest WNBA incomes with what typically are much larger payments from foreign teams that also might pick up their living expenses and shower them with gifts.
October 16, 2013 |
An intriguing story from SFGate.com about injuries rising as young athletes focus on one sport should create lots of debate. There has been discussion about whether specialization was good or bad for young athletes. Now there's growing interest about injuries surfacing from overuse. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
November 10, 2011 |
If you're thinking about giving someone one of those building sets made of mini-magnets this holiday season, proceed with caution. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a health warning about toys and other products that are made up of or contain small magnets. Those little high-powered mini-magnets can kill children if two or more are swallowed, says the safety alert. If swallowed in multiples, or if a magnet is swallowed along with another metal object, they won't necessarily pass through the body.
August 16, 2013 |
At one point this week, nearly two dozen USC players were unavailable for contact drills because of injuries. But USC Coach Lane Kiffin said the Trojans would scrimmage at full speed with tackling Friday at the Coliseum. "We need to remain physical," Kiffin said Thursday. "We need to continue to tackle, we need to make sure that our guys that are healthy are doing it in the setting of the Coliseum. "We expect a really long, physical scrimmage with whoever's out there. " Receivers Marqise Lee, Nelson Agholor and Darreus Rogers as well as tailbacks Silas Redd, Tre Madden and Justin Davis are among the players who have been sidelined or are wearing yellow jerseys to warn defensive players against making contact.
February 2, 2013 |
BOSTON - The Clippers got hit by another injury. This time it was super-sub guard Jamal Crawford suffering a slightly broken nose. Crawford said he was injured in the fourth quarter of the Toronto Raptors' game Friday night when he was hit by Kyle Lowry's elbow. The Clippers are saying that Crawford will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Boston Celtics. After Friday's game, Crawford said he had towel over his face when he saw blood running down. He said he got an MRI Friday night and a CT scan Saturday that revealed a fracture.