March 25, 2014 |
Tre Madden is growing accustomed to spring restarts. In 2012, he moved from linebacker to tailback during spring practice but suffered a season-ending knee injury. Last year, he tested the knee during spring while readying for a breakout fall performance. Madden rushed for more than 100 yards in four of USC's first five games before a hamstring injury slowed or sidelined him in the final nine. On Tuesday, the junior from Aliso Viejo continued to show that the problems are behind him. He shared most of the first-team reps with Javorius Allen as the Trojans returned from a one-week break and went through another 120-play workout in Coach Steve Sarkisian's fast-paced, no-huddle offense.
March 22, 2014 |
Earlier this month, as the Ducks unpacked in a Calgary dressing room, some players began chiding rookie defenseman Hampus Lindholm about shirking his "duties" as equipment bag unloader. The good-natured Swede smiled and tried in vain to explain he'd done his best to assist equipment manager Doug "Sluggo" Shearer, but had to get skating. The instant defined Lindholm, who two months after turning 20 has made himself one of the NHL's top rookies by simply knowing his place. "He's fortunate to have that mental makeup, because bad things happen out there on the ice," said Scott Niedermayer, the Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman and Ducks assistant coach who counsels Lindholm.
March 22, 2014 |
Xavier Henry suffered a torn ligament in his left wrist in Friday's game, an MRI exam revealed Saturday. He will see a specialist to determine the severity of the injury. Henry might have been injured when he made a layup and stopped himself using the basket support. He played only eight games after missing more than two months because of a bone bruise and cartilage abnormality in his right knee. He is averaging 10.1 points this season. Lottery battle The 2009 NBA Finals weren't that long ago, were they?
March 20, 2014 |
Nick Young said he expects to play Friday night when the Lakers (22-45) host the Washington Wizards (35-22). "I'm feeling good," Nick Young said. "Ain't too much Swaggy can't do out there. " Young, who gave himself the nickname "Swaggy P," fractured his left patella (kneecap) on Feb. 5 in a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. After returning Feb. 23, playing 19½ minutes against the Brooklyn Nets, Young went back to the sideline after feeling discomfort in the knee. "I'm just going to be out there, doing my thing, smiling," said Young, who will play against the team that drafted him with the 16th overall pick in 2007.
March 11, 2014 |
A daily glucosamine drink supplement failed to prevent deterioration of knee cartilage, reduce bone bruises or ease knee pain, according to a recent short-term study of the popular, if controversial, dietary product. In a paper published Tuesday in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology , authors studied the effects of glucosamine hydrochloride on a group of 201 adults for six months. "Our study found no evidence that drinking glucosamine supplement reduced knee cartilage damage, relieved pain or improved function in individuals with chronic knee pain," said the study's lead author, Dr. C. Kent Kwoh, professor of medicine and medical imaging at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
March 6, 2014 |
"The Activist" is an earnest but largely melodramatic thriller placed against the 1973 standoff between federal authorities and members of the American Indian Movement in the South Dakota village of Wounded Knee. Writer-director Cyril Morin (who also composed the score) combines real-life and fictional situations and characters to tell this uneven tale of two Native American activists, Marvin (Chadwick E. Brown) and Bud (Michael Spears), who are dubiously arrested and locked up while the Nixon administration attempts to manipulate events - and further a secret political agenda - around the famed occupation.