April 18, 2013 |
Tom Garfinkel, president and chief executive of the San Diego Padres, has been welcomed to the world of texts, tweets, Facebook and smartphone recordings. And Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke has an apology to show for it. In a meeting with season-ticket holders at Petco Park the day after the Greinke-Carlos Quentin brawl in San Diego, Garfinkel accused the Dodgers right-hander of hitting Quentin intentionally, blamed Greinke's broken collarbone on his decision to lower his shoulder protecting himself, and appeared to mock Greinke's social anxiety disorder by implying he has autism.
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December 19, 2010
Dick Hoerner Fullback was part of L.A. Rams' 'Bull Elephant' backfield Dick Hoerner, 88, a Los Angeles Rams fullback who was a member of the 1951 NFL Championship team, died Saturday at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton after a stroke, said his wife, Kathy. Hoerner, 6 feet 4 and 220 pounds, played for the Rams from 1947 to 1951 and was part of the team's famous "Bull Elephant" backfield that also featured "Deacon" Dan Towler and Paul "Tank" Younger.
March 24, 2009 |
In the words of too many announcers this past football season, Georgia's Matt Stafford separated himself from the rest of the quarterback field in one key test of potential NFL draftees -- the Wonderlic intelligence test. Out of a possible score of 50, Stafford scored 38 -- 10 points better than Mark Sanchez's 28 and 11 better than Kansas State's Josh Freeman. Stafford's score was also better than some current pros of note.
March 24, 2009
Re "In Oakland, tracing the bloody chain of events," March 23 What am I missing here? In his first 26 years, Lovelle Shawn Mixon racked up a string of juvenile violations and convictions for drug possession, auto theft, assault with a deadly weapon, identity theft, forgery and grand theft. You would think someone would have noticed this guy was a bad actor. And yet we get him back on our streets after only nine months in prison. It's time to rethink this idea of parole.
October 11, 2007 |
Here's a score for you: Stanford 24, USC 23. Last week, Stanford's football team was the English at Agincourt, the U.S. hockey team at Lake Placid. It was Gandhi besting the British, Truman beating Dewey, the tortoise edging the hare. Here's another score: Stanford 1,540, USC 1,460. Those are the schools' upper-range scores on two out of three SAT tests, as reported in U.S. News & World Report's online 2008 college rankings.