January 7, 2014 |
For three uncertain, unsettled seasons he has operated as the manager. Now, finally, Don Mattingly is the boss. In a move that will certify his credibility in the clubhouse and presence in the dugout, the Dodgers have smartly given Mattingly a two-year contract extension through 2016 in a move that works for everyone. A combustible team equally capable of championship and circus now has one less major distraction, while a solid guy who has led this team with a feather duster has finally been given a hammer.
December 14, 2013 |
Clay Helton led USC players through an agility drill this week, hustling and high-stepping over a series of large rectangular bags as other assistants barked encouragement. Afterward, players gathered tightly around their latest interim coach. "Remember this," Helton shouted. "How you react to adversity defines you!" Trojans players endured a tumultuous season: the firing of coach Lane Kiffin, the emotional departure of interim coach Ed Orgeron and the arrival of new Coach Steve Sarkisian.
December 13, 2013 |
Javorius Allen, who emerged as USC's top tailback midway through the season, was announced as the Trojans' most valuable player at the annual football awards banquet Friday night. Allen, a third-year sophomore, rushed for 699 yards and scored 13 touchdowns. Senior linebacker Devon Kennard won the most inspirational player award. Among other award winners: Center Marcus Martin (offensive lineman); tackle Leonard Williams (defensive lineman); Allen and receiver Nelson Agholor (offensive perimeter)
December 12, 2013 |
Apparently two wins over the surging Los Angeles Kings wasn't enough to prevent a management shakeup in Calgary. On a serious note, Jay Feaster's footing and job security in Calgary had been uncertain long before the season started and well in advance of Brian Burke's arrival on Sept. 5 as the team's new president of hockey operations. It took Burke a little more than three months to make the call and he dismissed the team's general manager, Feaster, and assistant GM John Weisbrod on Thursday morning.
December 10, 2013 |
Young workers care more about job security than their elders do, according to a new survey comparing what millennials, Generation Xers and baby boomers value in a job. The new survey, part of a larger report on millennials, gender and the workplace released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center, defies popular perceptions of millennials as born entrepreneurs who shun the security of a steady job. Pew found that 40% of millennials (ages 18 to 32)...
December 4, 2013
Re "CEOs want you - to fix the debt," Opinion, Dec. 1 Consider my modest proposal on the matter of the CEOs at the Business Roundtable advocating the reduction of Social Security benefits and raising the retirement age to the highest in the developed world, while they have benefits averaging about $86,000 a month: All income from any source, including stock warrants and options, in excess of $400,000 a year will be taxed at the rate for Social...