January 12, 1989 |
Cherif Zein stands in front of the St. Francis High soccer goal and touts his players as they scrimmage on a field sparsely peppered with tufts of grass. He speaks with the enthusiasm of a used car salesman trying to unload his fleet. "That's Peter Morales. Check out the size of his legs," boasts Zein, who was born in Egypt and speaks with a thick accent. "He's playing soft now but he just runs over guys in games."
December 20, 2012 |
Two governors, a congressman, various state legislators and a host of conservative commentators joined the chief executive of the Gun Owners of America this week in suggesting that the country needs more guns, in the right hands, to prevent mass murders like the one at a Connecticut elementary school. Such opinions strike many blue-state Americans as absurd. Gun control advocates often cite studies showing higher rates of suicide and homicide in firearms-permissive cultures, with strikingly lower rates in nations with strict controls on weapons.
May 2, 1988 |
Margaret Groos, a former University of Virginia All-American who all but gave up competitive running a couple years ago because of medical problems, sprinted to victory Sunday in the U.S. Women's Olympic Marathon Trial in the best time run by an American woman in 2 1/2 years. With five miles left in the Pittsburgh Marathon, Groos, from Nashville, pulled away from Nancy Ditz to win in 2:29:50. Ditz, of Woodside, Calif., came along 24 seconds later.
November 28, 1993 |
I DON'T KNOW HOW TO START, BUT PERHAPS THAT'S NO matter. I am only 35 years old, and the land is more than a billion; how can I be expected to know what to say beyond "Please" and "Thank you" and "Ma'am"? The language of the hill country of Texas, or of any sacred place, is not the language of pen on paper or even of the human voice.
July 30, 2011 |
The government will require new cars and trucks to meet a fleetwide average fuel economy standard of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. Fat chance. Many motorists know they can't expect to get the mileage they see on the window sticker if they drive too fast or don't keep the car in optimal condition. But what most of them don't know is even if they do drive like highway saints, they still won't get the Environmental Protection Agency-rated results. Under rules announced Friday, tough new mileage standards will be phased in starting in 2017.
August 26, 2007 |
Was this football practice? Or Zen? At USC the other day, Coach Pete Carroll played catch with his receivers. He threw a spiral. Right there, did it feel heavier in your hands there? Where was your awareness? Carroll caught the ball. What is this about? he said. It's about trusting yourself. He caught the ball again, talking the entire time. Relax the shoulders . . . don't force it. . . soften . . . flow. . . He and the receivers worked on technique, certainly.
December 17, 2006 |
Isiah's Knicks are a little too ready to rumble So much for the good old days when the biggest problem was the basketball. Saturday night's brawl in Madison Square Garden was too reminiscent of the 2004 Auburn Hills riot for comfort. This involved only Knicks and Nuggets players, but Commissioner David Stern may hit the $10-million mark in fines and suspensions anyway. If it takes two to rumble, it's not surprising one was the Knicks.
August 18, 1986 |
Moose Stubing, Angel third base coach, is as big as his name implies. At 6-feet 3-inches and 250 pounds, Stubing doesn't so much flash signs as he does billboards. Sunday, in the first inning of the Angels' game against the Oakland A's in Anaheim Stadium, Stubing held up his arms and screamed with enough power to stop a truck. Brian Downing was barreling toward Stubing after a one-out double by Reggie Jackson.