November 9, 1991 |
Magic Johnson's tragedy might shock professional athletes into changing their sexual behavior while teaching the general public an overdue lesson about AIDS, Orange County athletes said Friday. "It has been a major topic of conversation in the locker room," Ram free safety Pat Terrell said after Friday's practice. "Many guys have said they are going to change their ways or at least re-think their ways." Sports agent Leigh Steinberg agreed.
April 25, 2000 |
Greg Maddux lay on an operating table last July as an Atlanta eye surgeon leaned over the Braves pitcher and used an instrument called a microkeratome to slice a thin flap on the cornea of the four-time Cy Young Award winner's eye. With Maddux awake but immune to pain because of numbing eyedrops, Dr. Alan Kozarsky peeled back a sliver of the cornea, the transparent tissue that covers the iris and pupil.
May 14, 1997 |
In a new role as a Capitol lobbyist, football great Joe Montana on Tuesday handed team owners a first-half beating in their attempt to restrict or eliminate workers' compensation to injured pro players. The popular retired superstar quarterback was mobbed for autographs by squealing schoolchildren, tourists and members of the Capitol air-conditioning crew as he set out to kill a bill sponsored by the NFL owners.
February 23, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - In his seven-year career with the Denver Broncos, running back Terrell Davis, a former Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, dazzled fans with his speed and elusiveness. At the end of his rookie year in 1995, he signed a $6.8-million, five-year contract. Off the field he endorsed Campbell's soup. And when he hung up his cleats, he reported for the National Football League Network and appeared in movies and TV shows. So it may surprise Californians to find out that in 2011, Davis got a $199,000 injury settlement from a California workers' compensation court for injuries related to football.
March 21, 2012 |
OLYMPIC URBAN LEGEND : Athletes during the Ancient Greek Olympic Games were amateurs. Until the 1970s, competition in the Olympic Games was reserved for amateur athletes, which in this sense is defined strictly as "athletes who do not get paid to perform their sport. " Slowly but surely various Olympic sports relaxed their rules to allow for professionals to compete in the Olympics and today, there are few Olympic events that only allow amateurs to compete in them (boxing is a notable exception)
August 23, 2004 |
The popular image of the Olympics is one of deafening crowds, cheering their athletes to victory. But this month, after a lifetime of training, squads of archers, fencers, gymnasts, weight lifters, swimmers and pole vaulters have flocked to Athens only to find -- well -- not very many fans. Some people might shrug off the empty seats as simply an unfortunate detail.