April 23, 2013 |
NEW YORK--Nearly all sports documentaries follow a rise and fall pattern, sometimes changing up the sequence but rarely the elements. The good ones, though, manage to follow the formula with style and depth. It's easy to make the case that the Tribeca Film Festival world premiere "McConkey," a new documentary from a group of directors working for Red Bull's media arm, falls in the latter category. The profile of the extreme-sports pioneer Shane McConkey is both remarkable to look at and, at a screening I attended, didn't leave a dry eye in the house.
March 10, 2006 |
Denver billionaire Philip F. Anschutz on Thursday recouped at least some of the money he has invested in Major League Soccer by selling the MetroStars to Austrian businessman Dietrich "Didi" Mateschitz in a deal worth an estimated $50 million. In announcing the purchase, Mateschitz said the team would be renamed Red Bull New York, after the energy drink company he founded, which has sales of more than $1.5 billion a year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2009 |
On the cover of the daily "Incident Action Plan" for the Station fire is an unusual warning: "No energy drinks." Even though firefighters expend a tremendous amount of energy, officials said high levels of caffeine in many energy drinks can be dangerous. "It's been a concern," said Nathan Judy of the U.S. Forest Service. "When they drink those things, it dehydrates them." Judy said that during a previous fire some years back, a firefighter consumed four cans of Red Bull in one day and went into diabetic shock.
February 14, 2011 |
Parents might start hearing more about Red Bull during pediatrician visits. Researchers at the University of Miami have reviewed the literature on energy drinks -- caffeinated beverages such as Red Bull, which sometimes also contain herbal supplements -- and their effects on children. It's no great surprise that they found that the products, many of which have three times the caffeine of a cola and some of which have five times more, might be quite harmful to kids. Their results were released by the journal Pediatrics on Monday.
October 23, 2008 |
Brian France has his share of critics, but it was hard to dispute NASCAR's chairman when he once observed that cheating in stock car racing has "been going on forever. It will go on forever." Even though France and other NASCAR officials have tried to stamp out cheating with tougher penalties -- especially with the Car of Tomorrow now being driven in the top-tier Sprint Cup Series -- the rules violations just keep on coming. The latest: the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota driven by Brian Vickers.
April 14, 2013 |
The Formula One championship race became more crowded atop the standings when Ferrari driver Fernando Alsonso claimed victory in the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on Sunday. Reigning series champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull finished fourth to remain atop the standings, but he's only three points ahead of Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen, who finished second in Shanghai. Alonso is now third in the series standings while Sunday pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, who took third, is in fourth place.
November 4, 2009 |
Shaun White used to battle with his older brother Jesse for control over the family's PlayStation game console while the two grew up near San Diego. Now, at 23, the Olympic gold medalist in men's halfpipe stars in his second video game, Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage, set to hit shelves Sunday. Developed by Ubisoft Entertainment, the game is a sequel to White's first title, which sold more than 3 million copies since its release last November. White may not be a household name, but neither was Tony Hawk when he came out with his first video game 10 years ago, Tony Hawk Pro Skater.
HOME & GARDEN
February 7, 2008 |
DO your kids enjoy the box more than the toy that came in it? Then they might appreciate the possibilities of a new drink bottle conceived by noted industrial designer Yves Behar. Chubby knobs make it easy for little hands to hold the new Y Water. After the vitamin-infused beverage is consumed (or spilled), the 9-ounce plastic bottles can be refilled, recycled or, better yet, played with.
September 25, 2011 |
Europe won the Solheim Cup for the first time since 2003 on Sunday, finishing powerfully to beat the United States, 15-13, at Killeen Castle in Dunsany, Ireland. Norway's Suzann Pettersen turned the momentum Europe's way when she recovered from 1 down with birdies on the last three holes to beat Michelle Wie by one hole. Her win left Europe needing only one point from the last two singles to win the trophy, but the side captained by Alison Nicholas did even better.