September 26, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Andre Ethier might not be available for the start of the playoffs next week, Manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday after the outfielder returned to Los Angeles to visit the Dodgers' physician. Before the Dodgers' game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park, Mattingly shook his head and said, "It keeps getting worked out for me. " All season, Mattingly has been asked how he will divide playing time in the outfield when Ethier, Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford are all healthy.
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September 23, 2013 |
A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after his vehicle allegedly rammed into the back of a double-parked car and caused a woman to lose her leg, authorities said. The incident occurred at about 10 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of 50th Street and Vermont Avenue in Vermont Square, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Anthony Cabriales. The woman had double-parked and was getting out of her car with her child when the man's vehicle crashed into the back of her car, Cabrielas said.
September 20, 2013 |
The burpee exercise done with a medicine ball is a wonder in efficiency, working several muscle groups at once, while raising your heart rate to burn fat, says Dr. Levi Harrison, orthopedic surgeon and developer of the Art of Fitness Cardio Core Workout. What it does This explosive move works the muscles of your legs, chest, arms and shoulders. What to do Start by standing with legs more than hip-width apart, clutching a medicine ball of 2 to 10 pounds at your chest with both hands.
September 18, 2013 |
Microraptor , a small dinosaur that lived in northeast China about 120 million years ago, had feathers on its wings, hind legs and tail. But in all likelihood, it didn't fly like a bird. Instead, it glided from trees and cruised over “medium distances” - but not very often, according to a study published online Wednesday in Nature Communications. This picture of Microraptor , whose fossils were discovered only 15 years ago, is the result of wind tunnel experiments conducted at the University of Southampton in England.
September 14, 2013 |
Gears may seem like a purely human invention. And yet the basic interlocking mechanism found inside grandfather clocks and car steering systems has now turned up in the remarkably powerful legs of young planthopper insects. The discovery, published in Friday's edition of the journal Science, provides the first known example of working gears that evolved in a living being. "It's a wonderful example of the clever solutions that nature comes up with," said Robert Full, a biomechanist at UC Berkeley who was not involved in the study.
September 9, 2013 |
A hard-hitting, $54-million public health campaign designed to scare smokers into quitting appears to have prompted 100,000 people to give up cigarettes, according to a new report. That works out to a cost of $540 per quitter. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign featured real-life stories of people who suffered serious health problems as a result of tobacco use. In one, a man named Brandon shows off his prosthetic legs after his own legs were amputated.
September 8, 2013 |
The NFL isn't one quarter of one game old, and already there are notable injuries to two key players. Pittsburgh Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey was carted off the field against Tennessee, after a teammate accidentally dived into his knee. That could be a huge setback for the Steelers. The other injury, to the thumb of Detroit running back Reggie Bush, looked far less serious but painful nonetheless. Bush dropped a pass on third down, then motioned to his gloved left hand.
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September 6, 2013 |
An attorney for a man captured on video being repeatedly Tasered and hit with a baton by Long Beach police said officers broke the man's arm and leg and left him with a gash in the head consistent with a baton blow. Attorney Brian Dunn said the officers' blow broke a bone in Porfirio Santos-Lopez's arm and a bone in his lower leg. Dunn said Santos-Lopez also has a large gash "consistent with a baton strike" above his hair line. In addition, Dunn said his client suffered an injury to his lung from the impact of the altercation with police officers.
August 28, 2013 |
Think playing in the NFL is a dream job? Check out this gut-wrenching story on former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Reggie Williams, who has undergone 24 surgeries on his butchered right knee. Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer paints an amazing picture of how the brutality of pro football has left a former Ivy League standout and two-time Super Bowl starter battling to save his leg. Writes Daugherty: He was never meant to be ordinary. Not as a hearing-impaired youth growing tough in Flint, Mich., not as an African American Ivy Leaguer at pale-white Dartmouth, not as arguably the most proficient linebacker in the 45-year history of the local NFL franchise.
August 27, 2013 |
Traveling across America on Kindness One, my bright-yellow Chang Jiang motorcycle with the 750cc BMW engine, has not been easy. But a journey around the world - I left Los Angeles on Aug. 10 on this yellow lightning bolt - isn't going to be easy by any stretch of the imagination, especially because it's sustained by the kindness of strangers. I'm carrying no money, have no place to stay, no food, no nothing, just the kindness of strangers. And the unkindness of a 1978 motorcycle that hates mornings and sometimes won't even get out of bed (that's code for "will not start")