April 26, 1993 |
In a pregame telephone call on Saturday from Boston's Children's Hospital to the Red Sox clubhouse, Jason Leader, an 11-year-old cancer patient, asked his favorite player--Mo Vaughn--to hit a homer. Vaughn promised Jason he would, and did so during the seventh inning against Patterson.
May 31, 2012 |
Hines Ward didn't stay retired for long. And, not suprisingly, the former football great's new career is in television. Ward, one of the all-time most popular players for the Pittsburgh Steelers as well as a champion on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," is the newest analyst for NBC's "Football Night in America," the network announced Thursday. In addition, he will serve as a studio analyst for college football and appear on "NBC SportsTalk" on NBC Sports Network. "I am really excited.
November 14, 1987
Friday night's game between Brea-Olinda and Savanna high schools included such oddities as a pregame shooting incident that delayed kickoff by 45 minutes, a rainstorm, a Rebel touchdown and a Wildcat team that turned over the ball five times but still won by 29 points. Brea scored five touchdowns in the game's first 27 minutes and breezed to a 35-6 victory over the winless Rebels at Handel Stadium. The game almost wasn't played at all. At 6:40 p.m.
April 27, 1993 |
In the book "Unfinished Business," author Jack McCallum quotes this exchange between Boston Celtic Coach Chris Ford and Kevin McHale: "What are you doing?" Ford asked McHale as the coach prepared to convene the pregame meeting. "I'm brushing my teeth," McHale said. "What's it look like?" "We've got a game, you know," Ford said. "Well, 10 years from now nobody will know who won this game," McHale said. "But I'll know if I have cavities."
November 28, 1986 |
Kerry Reed dislikes zucchini, but you can bet there'll be a huge helping of the vegetable, along with a generous portion of fish, on the Orange High School senior's plate for this afternoon's pregame meal. Reed, who plays defensive back, running back and returns punts for the Panthers' football team, needs all the protein he can get--even if it means he must consume the dreaded zucchini. "I just hold my breath, put the zucchini in my mouth and swallow it," Reed said.
October 21, 1992 |
Two days after their flag was displayed upside-down at Game 2 of the World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays, thousands of Canadians loudly responded Tuesday night before Game 3. They stood and sang the U.S. national anthem. They sang it louder than it was sung in Atlanta last weekend, and when Jon Secada sang "land of the free," they erupted in cheers.