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January 28, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Free-agent pitcher Carl Pavano has often been accused of exaggerating injuries to avoid playing during his career. You can't accuse him of that this time. Pavano's spleen was removed last week after the pitcher was injured when he fell in the snow. The 37-year-old right-hander was hurt in mid-January at his home in Vermont and has been in a Connecticut hospital for nearly two weeks. “He lost a lot of blood. It was very, very serious,” agent David Pepe told the Associated Press on Monday.
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November 4, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
Horses and jockeys were on the move Sunday returning to their home bases after the two-day Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita, but Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez remained at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena after having his spleen removed following a spill Saturday during the Juvenile Fillies. He was listed in serious but stable condition in the critical care unit. Agent Angel Cordero Jr. told the Daily Racing Form that Velazquez is expected to be hospitalized four to five days and won't ride again in 2013.
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May 1, 2008 | From the Associated Press
NEW YORK -- New York Rangers forward Sean Avery, 28, will spend the next few days in the hospital after lacerating his spleen during Tuesday night's loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Avery was injured during the 5-3 loss from a hit, possibly in the first period, but played throughout the game despite worsening pain. Avery was evaluated at the arena and was "never in a life-threatening situation," team spokesman John Rosasco said. He is expected to make a full recovery.
SPORTS
November 2, 2013 | By Bill Dwyre
Saturday's Breeders' Cup started with a thud. Death and pain followed quickly. Thoroughbred horse racing is a thing of beauty. Also, occasionally, a sport of the ugly and nasty. In the first Breeders' Cup race of the final day of this $25 million event, a Bob Baffert -trained horse named Secret Compass, competing in the $2-million Juvenile Fillies, went down hard in the home turn. She was competing near the front of the pack, digging hard. Then came the fractured leg, horrifying in its suddenness.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1996 | FRANK B. WILLIAMS
An 8-year-old boy was in was in serious condition at Childrens Hospital Tuesday after being struck by a van in North Hollywood. The boy, who police said was thrown at least 30 feet through the air, suffered a ruptured spleen, among other injuries. Doctors removed the spleen. Valley Traffic Division Officer James Curry said the boy, whose name was not released, darted into busy traffic at about 8 a.m. Tuesday in the 7000 block of Fulton Street near Hart Street when he was struck by a van.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 1986 | KRISTINE McKENNA
"ALBUM." Public Image Ltd. Elektra. On the evidence of this album, John Lydon has resigned himself to the fact that there's no getting around the traditional musical vocabulary; much as he professed to despise it, he was simply incapable of inventing a new one. Featuring a cast of slick hired guns, this is Lydon's most musical album to date.
FOOD
March 10, 1988 | JOAN DRAKE, Times Staff Writer
Question: I recently purchased a beef melt. Can you give me instructions for basic preparation? Also, I remember my mother forming a pocket and stuffing this cut. Would you have such a recipe? Answer: For those unfamiliar with the cut, beef melt is the steer's spleen. According to information from the National Live Stock & Meat Board, spleen may be cut into small pieces, dredged in seasoned flour and fried with onion in hot oil.
NEWS
November 30, 1989 | DR. NEIL SOLOMON
Question: Why does a person who has had mono have to be careful about taking part in athletics? Wouldn't exercise help speed up his recovery? Yet doctors discourage this. Answer: Patients with infectious mononucleosis have an enlarged spleen, which may be subject to rupture. Therefore, they should not take part in contact sports until the spleen has been returned to normal. For Carleton, Lexington, Ky.: Cocaine use is reported to be associated with the development of migraine-type headaches.
SPORTS
March 22, 1991
Tommy Adams, a former Capistrano Valley High School player, has been dismissed from the Arizona State baseball team for disciplinary reasons, the school has announced. Adams, a junior outfielder who was an all-Six Pac selection last season, had missed 19 games this season after sustaining a bruised kidney and a contusion of the spleen in a Feb. 8 game in Tallahassee, Fla.
SPORTS
May 7, 1989
Sidney Wicks, 39, former UCLA and National Basketball Assn. star, was listed in fair condition at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla after suffering a ruptured spleen when a cement truck ran a red light and crashed into his car Friday morning.
SPORTS
January 28, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Free-agent pitcher Carl Pavano has often been accused of exaggerating injuries to avoid playing during his career. You can't accuse him of that this time. Pavano's spleen was removed last week after the pitcher was injured when he fell in the snow. The 37-year-old right-hander was hurt in mid-January at his home in Vermont and has been in a Connecticut hospital for nearly two weeks. “He lost a lot of blood. It was very, very serious,” agent David Pepe told the Associated Press on Monday.
NATIONAL
February 14, 2009 | David G. Savage and Karen Kaplan
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg went home from the hospital Friday with an encouraging lab report that found no sign her cancer had spread. The 75-year-old had surgery a week ago to remove a tumor on her pancreas. A 1-centimeter pancreatic lesion spotted by CT scan last month proved benign, according to her surgeon.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2008 | Mary McNamara, Times Staff Writer
Though the Oregon sky may be somnolent, nothing else in Chelsea Cain's conjured Portland is. The forces that conspired to make Cain's "Heartsick" a bestselling page-turner last year have reunited in its sequel, "Sweetheart." There's a body come to light on Page 1, half-eaten by dogs and ants, the eyeholes "concave bowls of greasy, soaplike fat." At the scene is Det. Archie Sheridan, barely recovered from the ordeals he suffered at the hands of Gretchen Lowell (a.k.a.
SPORTS
May 1, 2008 | From the Associated Press
NEW YORK -- New York Rangers forward Sean Avery, 28, will spend the next few days in the hospital after lacerating his spleen during Tuesday night's loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Avery was injured during the 5-3 loss from a hit, possibly in the first period, but played throughout the game despite worsening pain. Avery was evaluated at the arena and was "never in a life-threatening situation," team spokesman John Rosasco said. He is expected to make a full recovery.
HEALTH
July 9, 2001 | ROSIE MESTEL
Summer's here--and so are 101 reminders that the season is filled with peril. In the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter, one reads of the stings of jellyfish and Portuguese men-of-war and the itchy eruptions caused by swimsuits filled with sea lice.
SPORTS
May 11, 2001 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Colorado Avalanche center Peter Forsberg will be sidelined the rest of the Stanley Cup playoffs after having emergency surgery Thursday morning to remove his spleen and stem internal bleeding. Forsberg had an assist in the Avalanche's 5-1 victory over the Kings Wednesday in the seventh game of their second-round series, giving him four goals and 14 points in 11 games.
SPORTS
September 19, 1992
It's clear that Jim Murray (Sept. 17) hasn't had a chance to bash Notre Dame after a loss to USC in almost a decade. Vent your spleen now, Mr. Murray, I'm sure you'll write about horse racing again after this year's Notre Dame-USC game. GEORGE WENDT, Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1997
At this moment it would seem the Democratic Party is the one in disarray, having just parted company with its nominal leader, President Clinton, by rebuking him on trade policy. The split reflects a philosophic schism among Democrats going back to Clinton's first election in 1992--on NAFTA, of course, and balanced budgets, taxes and big government--a division that may set the tone for the party's battle for the presidential nomination in 2000.
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