May 20, 2005 |
Former world champion sprinter Michelle Collins accepted a four-year suspension for a doping violation, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday. Collins, who forfeits her titles in the 200 meters from the 2003 indoor world and U.S. championships, was suspended for eight years but appealed. USADA reduced it to four years, and she agreed to drop her appeal. An arbitration panel found that Collins, 34, used banned substances provided by BALCO, the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative.
June 8, 2013 |
When the tires on their Dodge Caravan had worn so thin that the steel belts were showing through, Don and Florence Cherry couldn't afford to buy a new set. So they decided to rent instead. The Rich Square, N.C., couple last September agreed to pay Rent-N-Roll $54.60 a month for 18 months in exchange for four basic Hankook tires. Over the life of the deal, that works out to $982, almost triple what the radials would have cost at Wal-Mart. "I know you have to pay a lot more this way," said Florence Cherry, a 57-year-old nurse who drives the 15-year-old van when her husband, a Vietnam veteran, isn't using it to get to his job as a prison guard.
June 19, 1993 |
On a day dominated by Olympians, Janet Evans swam like her teen-age self, winning the 400-meter freestyle at the Swim Meet of Champions in Mission Viejo in four minutes 11.69 seconds, her fastest unrested and unshaved time in years. In the absence of competition--with the exception of the 400 freestyle at the Barcelona Olympic Games, she has not lost a distance freestyle race since 1987--Evans, 21, has been forced to measure herself against her younger self.
March 15, 2003 |
Relying on an 85-mph fastball, USC-bound Ian Kennedy of Westminster La Quinta struck out 15, walked one and gave up three hits in the Aztecs' 2-0 victory over Valencia Friday in the championship game of the North Orange County baseball tournament. La Quinta (5-0), ranked No. 1 by The Times, scored its runs in the third inning on two singles, a throwing error and a run-scoring double by Cole Garner.
July 12, 1993 |
Determined to redeem himself after an uncharacteristic seventh-place finish in another event, Greg Burgess scorched the 200-meter individual medley field Sunday in the Janet Evans Invitational at USC. Burgess, the 1992 Olympic silver medalist in the 200 IM, touched at 2 minutes 4.59 seconds, breaking the meet record by 2.5 seconds, defeating runner-up Eric Burton by 4.6 seconds and swimming an unshaved personal best. "I wanted to show myself that I could still swim real fast," Burgess said.
May 13, 2010
The Early Show Cate Blanchett. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Michael Douglas; Shia LaBeouf; Carey Mulligan; Josh Brolin; Frank Langella; Oliver Stone. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America The Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato; author Jane Buckingham. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Teri Hatcher. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View LL Cool J; James Pickens Jr.; Vanessa Williams and Barbara Cook. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors The color-coded system doctors and nurses use to assess healthy healing from diseases.