September 3, 2013 |
Holding his first news conference since severely breaking his right leg a month ago, three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart said Tuesday it was "definitely the worst injury I've ever had. " Stewart, 42, suffered the injury Aug. 5 in a crash during a sprint-car race in Iowa. He required two surgeries to repair the leg and now faces weeks of physical therapy. "We're focused on being ready for Daytona" in February, Stewart said of the season-opening Daytona 500 next year. "I am feeling a lot better.
September 1, 2013 |
Florida rolled to a 24-6 victory in its season opener against Toledo on Saturday, but Coach Will Muschamp was anything but happy during his postgame news conference. At least he was unhappy with certain media outlets at that news conference. After discussing the game, Muschamp went on a tirade lasting more than two minutes calling out the Gainesville Sun, the Palm Beach Post and Gator Country for incorrectly reporting that freshman defensive linemen Jaynard Bostwick had been suspended for the game.
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August 22, 2013 |
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is expected to discuss a deal he and the City Council have reached with Department of Water and Power workers at a news conference Thursday morning. The deal on a four-year package of salaries and benefits with the Local 18 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers came after Garcetti met privately with the union's top official at a Silver Lake restaurant Wednesday. Garcetti offered no details on what had transpired over the last 24 hours, saying in a brief statement: "I'm pleased that we reached an agreement that pushes forward with DWP reform. I look forward to joining with the council president and the City Council to announce further details tomorrow.
August 6, 2013 |
Poor Alex Rodriguez. The Yankees star was suspended through the 2014 season on Monday by Major League Baseball for his alleged role in the Biogenesis scandal. He has appealed the suspension and is still playing for the Yankees, but he took time out of his day Monday to let us all know one thing: This has been tough on him. "I just want to express to you guys and the fans of baseball that the last seven months has been a nightmare. Probably the worst time of my life, for sure.
June 21, 2013 |
The continuing saga of the talks between the Clippers and Boston Celtics took a strange turn Friday when the Celtics called a news conference with Coach Doc Rivers and Danny Ainge, president of basketball operations, for noon EDT. Speculation immediately mounted that a deal had been worked out sending Rivers to the Clippers. Then the Celtics canceled the news conference, and then they announced that it had been postponed until Monday. So what does all that mean? No one seems to know.
June 11, 2013 |
ARDMORE, Pa. - There were no priests in black robes, no curtained booth to slip into, no screened window to talk through. But Sergio Garcia, star golfer currently suffering the aftereffects of foot-in-the-mouth disease, had it different than those who preceded him Tuesday to pre-U.S. Open news conferences. Sergio's was a confessional. Bless me, everybody, for I have sinned. He didn't have to come in. A U.S. Golf Assn. official confirmed that. But he knew, as did the USGA, that it was the right thing to do. And to his credit, Garcia did not try to brush through it, did not duck questions, nor do the common athlete non-apology apology.
May 25, 2013 |
UCLA football Coach Jim Mora invited me to play in his golf tournament. I suspect your reaction is about the same as the look on Dan Guerrero's face when I showed up Monday. Funny thing too, I got a lot of strange, menacing stares as I walked through a Riviera Country Club ballroom packed with UCLA honks gathered for charity. I just pulled my USC cap down a little tighter on my head and forged forward. For the YouTube crowd, Mora and I last clashed after UCLA's first loss to Stanford.
May 1, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - The Mayweathers are back, and for this fight they have company. More than eight months have passed since Floyd Mayweather Jr. walked out of a Las Vegas jail after serving nearly 90 days for his role in a domestic violence case involving the mother of his three children. Mayweather (43-0, 26 knockouts) returns to the ring Saturday night to defend his World Boxing Council title against Robert Guerrero. Both boxers are trained by their fathers - Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Ruben Guerrero.
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April 15, 2013 |
SAN JOSE - Audrie Pott thought everybody at her high school knew what happened that night. The 15-year-old had been drinking during a Labor Day weekend party at a friend's house in the pricey Silicon Valley suburb of Saratoga. She either fell asleep or passed out. And she woke up to something her family's lawyer described as "unimaginable. " "There were some markings on her body, in some sort of permanent marker, indicating that someone had violated her when she was sleeping," attorney Robert Allard said Monday.
March 26, 2013 |
Ben Howland officially bid farewell to UCLA during a news conference at Pauley Pavilion on Monday, the day after he was fired as coach of the Bruins. Howland, showing grace, character and some emotion, thanked many people, including UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, Athletic Director Dan Guerrero, and his wife and family. It was the closing act on his 10 seasons in Westwood, a tenure he called "a dream come true. " "I'm excited about the next chapter and excited about coaching again," Howland said.