January 2, 1994 |
Remembering . . . " Cancer can take away all my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart and it cannot touch my soul. And those three things are going to carry on forever. " --JIM VALVANO In some way, that spirit applies for some of the sports people who died in 1993, either in their prime or still at the height of their influence and popularity: --Davey Allison, 32, NASCAR driver, of injuries sustained in a helicopter crash July 13.
December 31, 2006
* Kirby Puckett: Baseball Hall of Famer, 45, stroke. * Floyd Patterson: Heavyweight boxing champion, 71, Alzheimer's disease and prostate cancer. * Curt Gowdy: Preeminent sportscaster, 86, leukemia. * Steve Howe: Former Dodgers reliever, 48, car accident. * Byron Nelson: Golfing legend, 94, natural causes. * Red Auerbach: Longtime Boston Celtics coach, general manager, 89, heart failure. * Bo Schembechler: Former Michigan football coach, 77, heart attack.
December 31, 1994 |
It was a day made for the madmen of surfing--20-foot walls of water rising into the clear skies and then collapsing with the power and speed of a locomotive. By the time Mark Foo had slipped into his wet suit and started stroking into the cold water, a crowd had gathered beneath the rocky bluffs that tower over Maverick's Beach.
March 1, 2003 |
In 1996, the Food and Drug Administration warned against using products containing ephedra -- a message that failed to resonate with much of the public. Then, in 2001, football players Rashidi Wheeler, Korey Stringer, Devaughn Darling and Curt Jones collapsed and died. Ephedra has been under scrutiny ever since. When Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Bechler died Feb.
December 13, 2009
Pop & Jazz Previews by August Brown Million Dollar Revival Jackson Browne, Olivia Newton-John, Whispertown 2000 and the Bird & the Bee are some of the eclectic artists from L.A.'s top shelf of pop on offer at this round-robin of music and comedy at the revitalized downtown theater. Million Dollar Theatre, 307 S. Broadway, L.A. Today, 6 p.m. $30-$100. (213) 473-0720. Aimee Mann's Christmas Variety Show The singer-songwriter's annual tongue-in-cheek music-and-comedy fest is as warm-hearted and goofy as a reindeer sweater.
January 7, 2013 |
What is it Lance Armstrong wants from us? News reports are saying that the fallen hero of cycling and of cancer patients may be about to confess to doping over the course of his extraordinary cycling career. I hope he's heard the adage about keeping your mouth shut and being thought a fool instead of opening it and removing all doubt. PHOTOS: Lance Armstrong through the years A confession would remove all doubt, but it couldn't be a wink-and-nod confession just to get back into the cycling game, the charity game, the headlines.