October 12, 2013 |
ST. LOUIS - Michael Wacha wasn't supposed to be in the major leagues this season. Nor were Carlos Martinez or Kevin Siegrist. Trevor Rosenthal was only supposed to be on the mound in the ninth inning if the St. Louis Cardinals were way ahead or way behind. But you know how kids are these days; they never seem to know their place. Which is how those four twentysomething Cardinals pitchers found themselves combining to get 26 of the 27 outs in Saturday's five-hit shutout of the Dodgers in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series.
October 7, 2013 |
Halle Berry and actor Olivier Martinez have welcomed their first child together, a baby boy! The tot, whose name and other details have not been revealed, was born Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to E! News . He's little brother to 5-year-old Nahla, Berry's daughter with model Gabriel Aubry. "Nahla visited her baby brother earlier today," a source told People on Saturday. "This has been the biggest surprise of my life, to tell you the truth," the 47-year-old "X-Men" star told CNN in April, shortly after her pregnancy went public.
September 10, 2013 |
Preparation for a football game against Nebraska starts with a look at Taylor Martinez , the Cornhuskers' senior quarterback. UCLA, which travels to Lincoln on Saturday, is well acquainted with his play. A year ago, UCLA escaped with a 36-30 victory even though Martinez threw for 179 yards and ran for 112. The No. 16-ranked Bruins now get another dose. "He's a dynamic player," UCLA Coach Jim Mora said. "You have to be sound in your assignments and stay in your gaps.
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September 2, 2013 |
Frank Martinez laid his shaking hands on the surface of the blank canvas. As before every painting, he said a prayer. Then the artist began his work. He applied acrylic paint and, with a rag, wiped it away. Shapes began to form and colors blended into one another. He used a piece of wood to draw straight lines, a task complicated by Parkinson's disease. Slowly, the mural took form, a layered portrait of early 18th century life, mission-building and Catholic faith in California.
August 18, 2013 |
Brenda Martinez of Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday became the first American woman to win a medal in the 800 at the world track and field championships, using a late kick to finish third at the Luzhniki Stadium track in Moscow on the final day of competition. According to USA Track and Field, the UC Riverside alumna was eighth at 200 meters and seventh at 400 meters but managed to find her way through traffic to make another of her late pushes toward the finish line. Martinez, who trains in Big Bear and is coached by Joe Vigil, finished in a personal-best 1 minute, 57.91 seconds, behind Eunice Sum of Kenya (1:57.38)
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July 24, 2013 |
Former school board member Nury Martinez's upset election victory over heavily favored Cindy Montañez in the San Fernando Valley's Council District 6 race can be attributed to a shake-up of her political team after a second-place finish in the May primary, well-timed attack ads and the candidate's dogged campaigning, according to analysts and campaign officials on both sides of the contest. Big factors, according to interviews, were the timing of the election and low turnout, which amplified the effects of shifts Martinez made in campaign strategy during the runoff.