July 10, 2011 |
Spain's David Ferrer beat American Mardy Fish , 7-5, 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-6 (5), clinching a victory for Spain against the United States in a Davis Cup quarterfinal Sunday at Austin, Texas. Ferrer, who beat Andy Roddick on Friday night, fell backward when Fish's final shot sailed wide, then jumped into the arms of Spain captain Albert Costa . The win gave Spain an insurmountable 3-1 lead. Playing without world No. 2 Rafael Nadal , Spain went 3-0 in singles. Spain will host France in a semifinal Sept.
June 5, 2011 |
Stan Musial An American Life George Vecsey Ballantine/ESPN Books: 397 pp., $26.00 Here is a theory I have: There are three kinds of baseball players — the Good, the Great and the Gods. In the first category is everybody who made it to the major leagues; no one less than good ever got that far. Category two is for the exceptional. Category three, well, that is the best of the best. A few are clear-cut; a few are close calls. A hard-core hardball fan will often buzz a point-blank question by the ear of someone who has a say-so in baseball's yearly election to its Hall of Fame.
May 19, 2011
EVENTS Garage gearheads and would-be speed demons once again take to the streets of downtown L.A. for the Red Bull Soapbox Race. In their imaginative vessels, powered only by people and gravity, racers will take turns bombing down Grand Avenue and hanging a sharp left onto Fifth Street while trying to score a few style points. Pit row is at Grand Avenue. and Third Street. Concessions and beer garden at Fifth and Olive streets. 11 a.m. Sat. Free. http://www.redbullsoapboxusa.com .
May 7, 2011
GALAXY TONIGHT VS. NEW YORK When: 8. Where: Home Depot Center. On the air: TV: ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes; Radio: 1150, 1220 and 1330. Records: Galaxy 4-2-3; Red Bulls 4-1-2. Record vs. Red Bulls (2010): 1-1. Update: The Galaxy announced Friday that it will play Real Madrid in a friendly match at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on the evening of July 16. Before that, however, the Galaxy has one dozen MLS games to sort out whether it will be a legitimate contender for the league championship this season or just an also-ran.
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.
December 19, 2010 |
This time of year ? pretty much from Halloween through New Year's Day ? we're tempted at every turn by rich, sugary high-calorie foods, from candy corn to candy canes, with plenty of pumpkin pie, fruit cake and chocolate decadence in between. The same is true for seasonal drinks, such as eggnog, brandy Alexanders, hot toddies and glögg. These holiday cocktails don't just wreak havoc on the waistline, they do a number on the skin too. And what's surprising is that some of the alcoholic beverages that you'd least suspect are those that can be the most damaging when it comes to your complexion.
November 6, 2010 |
If the Galaxy needs a cautionary tale heading into Sunday's decisive Western Conference playoff game with the Seattle Sounders, it must look no further than last week's Eastern Conference semifinal between the New York Red Bulls and San Jose Earthquakes. The Red Bulls, like the Galaxy, won their conference. Like the Galaxy they entered the playoffs top-seeded and, like the Galaxy, they took the first match of the two-game semifinal 1-0 on the road. Then New York came home needing just a tie to advance, only to see its season ended when it was blown out, 3-1. "If you don't show up to play, then yeah, it can happen," said Galaxy captain Landon Donovan.
September 24, 2010 |
With $16-million worth of Major League Soccer salary on the field in the shape of only four players on Friday night, it figured that one of the quartet would make the difference. But the Galaxy's David Beckham ($6.5-million) and Landon Donovan ($2.1-million) and the New York Red Bulls' Juan Pablo Angel ($1.9-million) and Rafael Marquez ($5.5-million) did not play a leading role. Millionaires are not always the money players. Instead, it was the fastest man on the Home Depot Center field, New York's Dane Richards ($146,500)
September 24, 2010 |
With $16 million worth of Major League Soccer salary on the field in the shape of only four players on Friday night, it figured that one of the quartet would make the difference. But the Galaxy's David Beckham ($6.5 million) and Landon Donovan ($2.1 million) and the New York Red Bulls' Juan Pablo Angel ($1.9 million) and Rafael Marquez ($5.5 million) did not play a leading role. Instead, it was the fastest man on the Home Depot Center field, New York's Dane Richards ($146,500)