December 19, 2010 |
Newt Gingrich has been here before, very publicly dangling the prospect of a run for president. In the past, he's yanked it away in the end, like Lucy and her football in the "Peanuts" comic stip. But this time could be different. Gingrich has said he's more inclined to run than not, and some longtime associates think he might. If so, he would bring an oversized personality and biting tongue to a crowded GOP debate stage. It would also be further evidence that party professionals aren't just spouting platitudes when they describe the 2012 Republican race as unusually wide open.
October 17, 2010 |
For professional football players, no other athletic achievement could possibly compare to winning a Super Bowl. Or could it? Former NFL running back Roger Craig says he's found one that's close: running a marathon. A four-time Pro Bowl player and three-time Super Bowl winner with the Joe Montana-era San Francisco 49ers, Craig has run five marathons and says the wave of euphoria that envelops him at the 26.2-mile mark is virtually second to none. "It's the most enjoyable feeling on the planet because it's something I did by myself," he says.
April 3, 2009 |
The deal Thursday that sent quarterback Jay Cutler from Denver to Chicago for a Brinks truck full of draft picks wasn't just a tale of two cities. It will reverberate throughout the NFL. It's also good news for Georgia's Matt Stafford, USC's Mark Sanchez and the fast-rising Josh Freeman of Kansas State, because it could trigger a run on quarterbacks at the top of the draft. Consider this: Had Cutler gone to Detroit instead of Chicago, that would have satisfied the Lions' need for a quarterback.
February 15, 2006 |
Longshot candidate Jim Panyard dropped out of the Republican gubernatorial race Tuesday, clearing the way for former Pittsburgh Steeler star Lynn Swann. Panyard cited a lack of money and little media interest. "I'll get buried," the former Pennsylvania Manufacturers Assn. executive said. By staying in the race, he said, "I'll just put my supporters and family through three months of a pipe dream." Democratic Gov.
December 30, 2005 |
Welcome to USC football practice, where the team is preparing for the biggest game in school history by ... Look out! Chasing a Matt Leinart pass down the sideline, Dwayne Jarrett nearly wipes out a businessman holding a souvenir bag, a grandfather in a Trojan sweatshirt, and two moms in lawn chairs. "This is wild," Jarrett says. Welcome to USC football practice, where the Trojans are hunkering down for the most important Rose Bowl in ... Heads up!
February 6, 2004 |
One man's misfortune could be another man's Olympic ticket at the U.S. marathon trials Saturday in Birmingham, Ala. Khalid Khannouchi, who holds the U.S. record of 2 hours 5 minutes 38 seconds and has run the three fastest U.S. marathon times, won't compete because of chronic foot and knee injuries. A hamstring injury kept him out of the 2000 Olympic marathon trials.