July 16, 1991 |
Padre starter Ed Whitson, who might have been traded to the Montreal Expos if he had remained healthy, underwent arthroscopic surgery Monday night in Birmingham, Ala., to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews, who earlier in the day did an arthrogram that confirmed the presence of a bone spur. Whitson, who likely will miss the remainder of the season, will remain in Birmingham until Thursday, when he begins his rehabiliation process.
October 1, 1989 |
As the agent for Chris Antley, Drew Mollica felt as close to the jockey as if he were a brother, and worried about him as if he were a father. He had attended counseling sessions when the rider was undergoing treatment for cocaine addiction last winter. He understood the magnitude of the danger that drugs posed for the 23-year-old. So Mollica immediately feared the worst when Antley didn't show up at Belmont Park Saturday morning.
March 23, 1986 |
Even if it opens up a hornets' nest, the owner of the San Jose Bees is giving another crack at professional baseball to four ex-major leaguers whose problems with drug addiction ruined their careers. The baseball careers of pitchers Steve Howe and Mike Norris, infielder Ken Reitz and infielder-outfielder Derrel Thomas may yet be saved by Harry Steve, owner of the San Jose club of the Class A California League.
March 30, 2012 |
Saints Coach Sean Payton is appealing his season-long suspension from the NFL for his role in New Orleans' bounty system. And he's not the only one looking for a little relief from the penalties handed down by Commissioner Roger Goodell . General Manager Mickey Loomis , assistant coach Joe Vitt and the Saints organization each decided to appeal on Friday. Payton will also ask NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for his guidance on the parameters of the suspension, which runs through next year's Super Bowl, a person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press.
August 13, 1997 |
Otis Nixon played in the first inning of Tuesday night's Minnesota-Toronto game. When the Blue Jays took the field in the second inning, however, Nixon was missing. He had been yanked out of the lineup and dropped into the middle of a division race. The Dodgers, anxious to put more men on base, more speed in their lineup and more experience on the roster, acquired Nixon from the Blue Jays on Tuesday for minor league catcher Bobby Cripps.
September 26, 1990 |
Bob Gebhard, vice president/player personnel of the Minnesota Twins, has been established as one of the leading candidates to fill the Padres' vacant general manager position, sources said Tuesday. Gebhard, 46, is being interviewed a second time by the Padres in San Francisco, and was in attendance Tuesday night during the Padres' 3-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants at Candlestick Park.