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.
January 30, 2013 |
Jurassic 5 called it quits in 2007, and if the hip-hop act's catalog isn't exactly old enough to be found encased in amber, there's been little noise on the group since its breakup. It's OK, for instance, to have been completely surprised to see Jurassic 5 near the top of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival lineup released last week. The reunion -- or "rebirth" as DJ Nu-Mark is calling it -- is so new that Jurassic 5 has yet to even rehearse for its dates in the desert city of Indio.
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 20, 2013 |
Almost 1 in 3 American adults is believed to have high blood pressure, which increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, dementia and such non-life-threatening problems such as erectile dysfunction. In principle, the condition is easy to diagnose, and physicians have a highly effective and growing arsenal of medications available to drive blood pressure down. But hypertensive patients still go undiagnosed. And even when they are diagnosed, physicians often struggle to get patients to do what they must to control their high blood pressure.
March 24, 2013 |
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Vernon Wells era - or error, as most Angels fans would call it - is coming to an end. Wells confirmed he is being traded to the New York Yankees, the Angels outfielder saying Sunday that he was "excited" about going to the Bronx and that he had already said his goodbyes in the Angels' clubhouse. Though the trade wasn't officially announced Sunday, Wells, several hours after leaving Tempe Diablo Stadium with two packed equipment bags, wrote on his Twitter account: "Thankful and Blessed.
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
June 28, 2013 |
With the Dodgers on a winning streak and most of their key players healthy, General Manager Ned Colletti sounded upbeat when addressing the state of his team. “It's good to see us get guys back,” Colletti said in an interview Friday. “We went through a long stretch where we were really banged up in a lot of key areas.” Left fielder Carl Crawford remains sidelined with a strained hamstring, but is expected back before the All-Star break. Even with Crawford out, the Dodgers figure to be able to field an All-Star-caliber outfield, as Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier will be stating most games.
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