March 5, 2013 |
A small knife -- think of the pocket-sized, fold-up, Boy Scout variety -- is a limited weapon. So even though the term “box cutter” still sends chills down our spines, it shouldn't frighten us too much to contemplate the Transportation Security Administration's announcement that it will permit knives with blades shorter than 6 centimeters -- about 2.4 inches. The top reasons given by the TSA aren't thrilling: This puts our rules in line with those of other nations and will speed up security lines.
August 3, 2012 |
Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee South African "Blade Runner," is set for an unprecedented Olympic debut Saturday in the 400-meter qualifying heats. When the starter's gun goes off, it will be a shot heard throughout the sports world and a watershed event for legions of disabled athletes. To get there, he ran a tortuous course of legal proceedings with the International Assn. of Athletic Federations. Pistorius, a multiple Paralympic gold medalist, was forced to challenge a recent IAAF rule that forbids lower-extremity "spring" assist units.
July 20, 2012 |
AURORA, Colo. - Jessica Ghawi narrowly escaped a murderous rampage at a shopping center in Toronto last month, deciding to leave a food court where, moments later, a gunman killed two people and wounded six others. The incident, and her narrow escape, deeply moved her. "I was shown how fragile life was on Saturday," Ghawi wrote on her blog. "I saw the terror on bystanders' faces. I saw the victims of a senseless crime. I saw lives change. I was reminded that we don't know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath.
October 22, 2011 |
In other circumstances, San Clemente would be having a season to cherish. The Tritons are 8-0, jogging memories as to the last time the program enjoyed this kind of start. "I believe 1978, some people say 1976," interim Coach Jon Hamro , who played for San Clemente in 1979 and 1980, said Saturday. Actually, a check of the records shows it was 1975, when the Tritons went unbeaten and untied before losing to La Habra Sonora in the second round of the playoffs. The interim tag attached to Hamro's title hints at the trouble that rocked the Tritons less than three weeks before their season opener.
October 19, 2011 |
As scientists confirm that football and other high-impact sports can leave lasting brain damage, companies are marketing "anti-concussion" equipment to coaches, parents and children that, neurologists say, probably does not work. "I wish there was such a product on the market," Jeffrey Kutcher, chairman of the American Academy of Neurology's sports section, said at a Senate hearing Wednesday. "The simple truth is that no current helmet, mouth guard, headband or other piece of equipment can significantly prevent concussions from occurring.
January 12, 2010 |
Van Nuys sporting equipment maker Easton-Bell Sports Inc. has acquired lacrosse goods manufacturer Talon Lacrosse for an undisclosed amount, the companies said Monday. The deal will result in a new Easton Lacrosse division, to be based in Scotts Valley, Calif. The more than 2,000 employees at Easton-Bell produce equipment for sports including baseball, ice hockey, cycling and football. Talon founders Doug Appleton, Cort Kim and Blake Kim, who launched the private firm in San Carlos, Calif.