February 20, 2013 |
Saying he was “very sorry for my behavior,” former Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) has revealed that he secretly fathered a son more than 30 years ago with the daughter of former Sen. Paul Laxalt (R-Nev.). “More than 30 years ago, I fathered a child outside of my marriage,” the 80-year-old Domenici said in a statement to the Albuquerque Journal . “The mother of that child made me pledge that we would never reveal that parenthood, and I have tried to honor that pledge and so has she,” said Domenici, who served six terms in the Senate.
February 20, 2013 |
Revealing a 30-year-old family secret, retired U.S. Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-N.M.) acknowledged that he fathered a son outside his marriage with the daughter of former U.S. Sen. and Nevada Gov. Paul Laxalt. In a story published Wednesday in the Albuquerque Journal, the 80-year-old Domenici said he and onetime Republican lobbyist Michelle Laxalt of Alexandria, Va., are the parents of Las Vegas attorney Adam Paul Laxalt. Both said they decided to announce their secret because they believed someone else was about to make the news public.
February 14, 2013 |
Pete Rose is one of the most polarizing figures in baseball. Just the mention of his name can spark a huge debate on whether or not baseball's all-time hits leader deserves his lifetime ban from the sport for allegedly betting on games. Topps baseball cards has joined the debate -- without even mentioning Rose's name. In fact, the company has joined the debate by not mentioning his name. Rob Harris of the Chicagoside website wrote that Rose -- and apparently only Rose -- is left out of a new feature on the back of the 2013 cards.
January 28, 2013 |
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Four of the key bands from the 1960s British Invasion were represented Friday in Anaheim when the Who's lead guitarist and main songwriter, Pete Townshend, was given the Les Paul Award at the annual TEC Awards ceremony, part of the annual NAMM music products convention . Townshend was serenaded by Eric Burdon of the Animals, who sang “The Seeker,” while ex-Beatle Paul McCartney...
January 18, 2013 |
As Atlanta's left tackle and a former four-year starter at USC, Sam Baker catches a lot of good-natured grief around Falcons headquarters about his unwavering admiration of Pete Carroll. That was ramped up last week as the Falcons prepared to play Carroll's Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round of the playoffs. So Baker playfully fired back at teammates and coaches by carrying around a copy of Carroll's book and making reference to it, whether the reference was legitimate or not. Dirk Koetter, Falcons offensive coordinator, wanted to put in a new wrinkle?
January 18, 2013 |
I'm thinking Lance Armstrong needs a reality show. Maybe a wife, a couple kids, then just have some cameras follow him around as he attempts to lead a normal life, living strong and all that. After all, if his confessional with Oprah doesn't work out, what's a guy with a recognizable face, a notoriously prickly demeanor and no apparent work skills to do? PHOTOS: Lance Armstrong through the years So far it looks like Armstrong is attempting to following the Pete Rose path to redemption -- the road the disgraced all-time Major League Baseball hits leader took when he was caught gambling on his sport and his own team as a manager.
January 16, 2013 |
Baseball legend Pete Rose was such a relentless competitor on the field that he earned the nickname "Charlie Hustle. " Now the former star is hustling into a whole new ballgame - the reality show. Rose, the all-time hits leader who has been banned from baseball and, so far, the baseball Hall of Fame for gambling on games while a major league manager, is hoping TLC's "Pete Rose: Hits and Mrs. " will help clean up his tarnished image. The six-part series, which premiered to a small audience over the weekend, is centered on the 71-year-old's engagement to former Playboy model Kiana Kim, who is about four decades younger than Rose.
January 14, 2013 |
If you watched the thrilling Seattle-Atlanta playoff game Sunday, which ended with the Falcons kicking a game-winning field goal to salvage a 30-28 victory over the Seahawks, you probably wondered what Seattle Coach Pete Carroll was so mad about after his team called a timeout to ice the kicker. TV replays showed him yelling at the official standing next to him, with TV commentators speculating that he was saying no one called timeout. Turns out he was mad about something else. Even though the whistle was blowing for the time-out, the Falcons center still snapped the ball, allowing Matt Bryant a free kick, which he missed wide right.
January 10, 2013 |
No living players will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, a decision that baseball great Pete Rose said is "kind of sad. " In an interview with Fox News, Rose lamented the first shutout since 1996. "There's a lot of great players that were on the ballot. And Craig Biggio, the first player on the first ballot since 1945 with 3,000 hits not to make the Hall of Fame. Of course, I believe that Mike Piazza is probably the greatest offensive catcher in the history of baseball, only got over 50%. Johnny Bench is the best catcher in the history of baseball, but Piazza has all the record for catchers as far as offensively.
January 10, 2013 |
The day after the rejection of several players into the Baseball Hall of Fame , Pete Rose -- not surprisingly -- had plenty to say. Rose, the major league's all-time leader in hits who has been banned from baseball and the Hall of Fame for betting on games, said he was not surprised that the Baseball Writers' Assn. of America declined to select a player for baseball's highest honor. The snubs were being attributed to the game's steroid era. "I knew last week that it was going to happen," said Rose about the snubbing of several top players, including Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens . "They're all friends of mine.