July 27, 2013 |
OAKLAND -- A successful return to the rotation by Angels right-hander Garrett Richards on Saturday was marred by a rare meltdown by reliever Scott Downs, who gave up a pinch-hit, two-run home run to Derek Norris in the seventh inning of a 3-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum. Richards gave up three hits in five scoreless innings and left with a 1-0 lead, but a bullpen that suffered its second blown save in five games couldn't hold on, and the Angels fell 12 games behind the American League West Division-leading A's, matching their largest deficit of the season.
June 20, 1996
Colorado scored on all four of its shootout attempts, and Chris Woods allowed only one goal in the tiebreaker as the Rapids defeated the Columbus Crew, 3-2, on Wednesday. Before 13,093 at Ohio Stadium, Marcelo Carrera scored for Columbus to tie the score, 2-2. Then in the shootout, Chris Henderson, Scott Benedetti, Shaun Bartlett and Richard Sharpe all scored.
May 24, 1989 |
The Soviet Union, in an apparent bid for a propaganda coup, may soon challenge the West by scrapping up to 100 aging submarines and warships lying idle in its ports, according to the authoritative defense review "Jane's Fighting Ships." The editor, Richard Sharpe, told reporters that Western navies do not have the same reserves of obsolete ships and could not easily answer such an initiative. He wrote in the foreword to the 1989-90 edition, published Tuesday: "Because of their traditional reluctance to throw anything away, the Soviet navy has thousands of tons of ancient ships and submarines that it could unilaterally scrap with minimal effect on its overall effectiveness.
September 11, 1992 |
The average sperm count in healthy men worldwide has dropped by half in the last 50 years, according to a Danish review of 61 studies including 14,947 men. Experts say the study, directed by Dr. Niels E. Skakkebaek of the University of Copenhagen, lends credence to speculation that environmental pollutants may damage production of sperm cells. Conflicting results have emerged from previous studies. Skakkebaek, whose findings are published in the Sept.
September 4, 1986
The Redevelopment Agency on Monday unanimously approved the condemnation of two parcels in downtown Culver City after an attorney for the owner said that the price offered by the agency was too low. The agency acquired parcels at 9049 Washington Blvd. and 9036 Culver Blvd. from owner Jack K. Meyers for $1.3 million, a price set by agency appraisers. The agency staff reported that it was unable to settle with Meyers after three months of negotiations. Richard W.
September 3, 1994
We're not about to rank the BBC Horizon production "Assault on the Male" up there with Rachel Carson's and Murray Bookchin's prophetic examinations of chemical contamination of the environment. But writer-producer Deborah Cadbury's film is an extremely important document on how scientists have discovered a partial cause for sex mutations and declining sperm counts in male humans and animals. The key scientist-detective here is Dr. Richard Sharpe of Edinburgh's Reproductive Biology Unit.