May 9, 2004 |
You'd have to be pretty heartless to begrudge the blessings of fertility treatment after reading Michael Ryan's new book. But what about the way medical technology drives eager couples to obsess every step of the way? "Baby B" follows the 13 weeks during which Ryan and his wife, Doreen Gildroy, conceive through in vitro fertilization and endure the roller-coaster beginning of a pregnancy. With the help of their larger-than-life fertility specialist, Dr. Lawrence B.
March 30, 2010
Angels 1, Milwaukee 1 (10 innings) AT THE PLATE: Brandon Wood drew walks in his first two plate appearances and dropped a sacrifice bunt to advance two runners in the seventh inning. That set up a score-tying, sacrifice fly by Michael Ryan. The Angels had only seven hits, including Juan Rivera's fourth-inning double. ON THE MOUND: Scott Kazmir, scratched from his last start because of tightness in his shoulder, looked sound during a five-inning stint in which he allowed one run and four hits, struck out two and walked none, and threw 71 pitches.
August 20, 2010 |
Whether it was the night sparkling with consistent 1-2 finishes for the United States or victories in both swim relays, it was an emphatic statement for the future. Not only for next year at the World Championships but for that meet known as the Olympics, looming in 2012. "Every race has been a dogfight," Michael Phelps said. "We're having new guys step up and race, having the veterans step up and show some strength and put up some good times. Going into next year, we could very well have one of the strongest World Championship teams we've ever had. " Where to start on Friday night at the Pan Pacific Championships in Irvine?
July 28, 2012 |
LONDON - The United States swim team has 49 members, three of them household names. To the flag-waving audience back home, the American swimmers to watch are Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin. Phelps and Lochte are portrayed as bitter rivals, Franklin as the impossibly sunny kid whose every swim turns to gold. In both cases, the truth falls short of the hype. The Olympic swimming competition starts Saturday - a coronation for the retiring Phelps, a push toward the throne for Lochte, a coming-out party for Franklin.
July 29, 2012 |
As swimmers go for the gold at the London Olympics, swimwear companies are ready to sell the latest Olympic-themed swimsuits back home. Recreational and competitive swimmers alike can benefit from the same technologies swimsuit manufacturers are using to help the likes of Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Natalie Coughlin (all sporting Speedos), and Matt Grevers, Nick Thoman, Ricky Berens, Ariana Kukors and Amanda Weir (all in Tyr). The controversial suits of the 2008 Olympics, which prompted accusations of "technological doping," are no longer allowed.
March 26, 2014 |
Northwestern University football players have the right to form a union, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday, setting the stage for potential dramatic change to the college sports landscape. Peter Sung Ohr, in Chicago, ruled that "players receiving scholarships from the employer are 'employees'" and ordered that an election be conducted to determine whether Northwestern players wanted representation by the College Athletes Players Assn. for the purposes of collective bargaining.
August 21, 1987 |
The death toll rose to 16 today with the deaths of two more victims of the shooting rampage in this English country town where a gunman calmly walked through streets spraying bullets everywhere before taking his own life. Myrtle Gibbs, 63, and Ian Playle, 34, died of gunshot wounds and were the latest fatal victims of mass murderer Michael Ryan, Thames Valley police said. Thirteen other shooting victims remained hospitalized.