November 13, 2011 |
Reporting from Las Vegas -- This was not the look of victory; it was the despair of lost mystique. Yes, Las Vegas judges Glenn Trowbridge and Dave Moretti delivered Manny Pacquiao a crowd-stunning majority-decision victory over Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena. But Pacquiao's reactions spoke of something different. Defeat. PHOTOS: Pacquiao vs. Marquez While Marquez, 38, briefly basked in the celebration of an apparent triumph after the 12th round, lifting his right fist to the air as if to forever puncture the cloud of close-call shortcomings versus Pacquiao, the Filipino superstar retreated to his corner to kneel and pray.
August 13, 2011 |
Abner Mares' hard road to a world championship reached its destination Saturday, with a huge 11th-round push to the finish line by referee Russell Mora. Mares defeated champion Joseph Agbeko by majority decision in a thrilling clash for the International Boxing Federation bantamweight title at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Judges Oren Shellenberger and Adalaide Byrd each scored the bout 115-111 for Mares, and C.J. Ross had it 113-113. The scoring was spoiled by Mora's decisions, with the worst gaffe being his 11th-round decision to award Mares (22-0-1)
June 27, 2011 |
Carl Edwards left California still firmly in the lead of this year's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings — and with doubts still firmly in place about whether he can stay there. That's mainly because Edwards is now mulling whether he'll re-sign with his team, Roush Fenway Racing, for next season or jump to another team. Edwards said he planned to decide before the Sept. 18 start of the Cup series' championship playoff, the 10-race Chase for the Cup. But if Edwards opts to drive elsewhere in 2012, there were questions about whether his lame-duck status at Roush Fenway would hurt his ability to win the Chase and end Jimmie Johnson's record streak of five consecutive Cup titles.
June 4, 2011 |
With a legend sitting ringside, signature red head-band accenting his tuxedo, his son kept alive his hopes of adding another to the family. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., the son of Mexico's famed Julio Sr., and a boxer entering his 44th fight with questions remaining about his heart and desire, answered many of those Saturday night at Staples Center. Chavez Jr. (43-0-1) won a slugfest and his first title, the World Boxing Council middleweight world title, beating the incumbent, Sebastian Zbik of Germany, in a majority decision.
April 5, 2011 |
As co-founder Larry Page retook command of Google Inc. as chief executive Monday, the Internet search giant announced a significant resignation from its senior management ranks. Jonathan Rosenberg, senior vice president of product management, plans to step down in the coming months, the Mountain View, Calif., company said. Page had asked his senior executives to make long-term commitments to remain at the company. Rosenberg, 49, a member of the powerful executive committee that makes major strategic decisions for Google, had planned to step down in 2013 when his children reached college age, so he thought he owed it to Page to be clear that he could not stay that long, a Google spokesman said.
HOME & GARDEN
July 10, 2010 |
If you want to plant a garden, cook what you grow, find a husband, be a better husband, get a baby to sleep, get along with a teenager, get that teenager into college, get a divorce or lose 20 pounds, you don't have to go it alone. There's a coach to help you find your way just about anywhere you'd like to go. Muddling through on our own doesn't seem to be much of an option today. The urge to do things perfectly — or as close as possible — and the fear that we're not up to the task has opened the field of coaching in myriad subjects, from coaching high-level executives in time management to coaching parents about how to communicate with their nannies.