February 17, 1993
Notre Dame High senior Monte Marcaccini learned a lesson about Bob Knight: There are few tricks the Indiana basketball coach won't try. Marcaccini, who has signed to play for Knight, asked the coach's son, Tim, about reports that the Hoosiers had signed a 6-foot-8 player named Ivan Renko from the former Yugoslavia. Turns out, to the surprise of few, it was a hoax. "They made it up to take some pressure off Indiana being No. 1 in the country," Marcaccini said, relaying what Tim Knight told him.
July 11, 2013 |
Dodger rookie Yasiel Puig hasn't had many problems with opposing pitchers since being called up to the major leagues six weeks ago. Dealing with the media, however, has proved another issue. Puig joined teammate Juan Uribe in a heated confrontation with an ESPN reporter Thursday that eventually became so loud, Hanley Ramirez turned the clubhouse stereo all the way up in an effort to keep Spanish-speaking reporters from understanding what the three men were arguing about.
October 20, 2008 |
New York City Comptroller William Thompson said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was strong-arming City Council members to support his bid to change city laws so he could run for a third term. Some members had been threatened with losing committee chairmanships or funding for programs in their districts. Bloomberg spokesman Stu Loeser said no inappropriate pressure was applied. The mayor announced this month that he would aim to modify the city charter so he could seek a third term.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1987
As a teen-ager growing up in the 1980s, I have some insight into the problem of drugs and youth. Everywhere I turn there is alcohol and drugs being pushed toward me. The authority figures tell me to simply turn around and walk the other way, but I just bump into more drugs. I think the problem is more serious than they realize. My peers have pushed me out of the group because I continue to try and get them to walk with me. I am beginning to wonder if there is something special about these drugs that I don't see. I know that I can become dependent on, or even die from the first consumption.
September 6, 2009 |
Pressure, pressure everywhere, nor any time to think. With apologies to Samuel Taylor Coleridge and all that, but sometimes the game can get to you. It certainly did in at least a couple of cases recently. Take, for example, what happened to Rene Simoes, the Groucho Marx look-alike who is best remembered as coach of Jamaica's 1998 World Cup team and later as the coach who led Brazil's women to the silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Until just the other day, Simoes, 56, was coaching Portuguesa in the Brazilian second division, and things were not going well.
August 29, 2013 |
NEW YORK---Top seed and defending champion Serena Williams took a hard fall in her second-round match but had no other troubles in beating Galina Voskoboeva 6-3, 6-0 at the U.S. Open. Fourth-seeded Sara Errani of Italy wasn't so lucky. Errani lost to fellow Italian Flavia Pennetta 6-3, 6-0, and afterward seemed distraught and in tears, speaking about the pressure of being so highly seeded and expected to reach the semifinals. "The worst for me is to find the way, because sometimes there are difficult things because you never have been at this place.
August 3, 1997
We have just returned from a trip to England, during which we paid a visit to Harrods department store, one of the remaining jewels of Britain. Unfortunately, we arrived there with full bladders, only to find that it costs 1 pound--approximately $1.67--to use their "luxury restrooms." Apparently they hope the pressure in one's bladder will help reduce the pressure on their profits. DAVE STEINER San Clemente
July 11, 1987
I don't believe sports are the only way out of using drugs or joining street gangs that sell drugs. I think there's a lot of pressure to do drugs among athletes as well. Everywhere you go, there's going to be pressure to do drugs. A person needs to be brought up with strong values in his or her life to know the difference between right and wrong. If a sport is part of your future, then fine. But don't use sports as just an excuse for kids to get away from drugs. SYLVIA ROMAIN San Diego