September 20, 2010
It's her money to spend Re "Record set in gov.'s race," Sept. 16 New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg "bought" his election, spending "$109 million on his 2009 reelection bid. " He is so successful that two years ago he persuaded the City Council to change its term-limits rules. Yet Meg Whitman is criticized for "self-funding" her campaign. Both of these people are putting their money where their mouths are. They owe no one, and can take the credit or the blame for what happens.
August 7, 2010 |
Former Chicago Cubs ace Mark Prior has heard the stories from players who gave up too soon and wished they had one final shot at returning to the major leagues. He didn't want that to be his story. On Tuesday, Prior, 29, pitched a scoreless inning in relief for the Orange County Flyers of the independent Golden Baseball League. Goodwin Field in Fullerton is a long way from the hallowed confines of Wrigley Field. "It's not the problem of reinventing myself," Prior said Friday after practice.
February 20, 2010 |
It might be over-the-top dramatic -- like the launching-pad jump on the women's course known as "Hot Air" -- to suggest that Saturday's super-giant slalom at Whistler Creek will be Lindsey Vonn's last appearance of the Olympics. It would be conjecture to think that Vonn, once considered a five-medal threat, will bow out after the super-G, perhaps with her second gold, forgoing next week's giant slalom and slalom. The thinking: Why endure more excruciating pain from her bruised right shin in the two events in which see is least likely to win a medal?
September 7, 2009 |
As the kids head back to school they'll also head back to team sports. So brace yourselves, moms and dads, for the injuries that can come with that. A new study sheds some light on which sports are more likely to produce severe injuries, derailing athletic participation for weeks. Injury data on nine sports were collected during the academic year from 2005 through 2007 in 100 high schools nationwide by researchers from the Ohio State University College of Medicine and the Center for Injury Research and Policy in the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, both in Columbus.
July 7, 2009 |
Josh Hamilton smiled and pointed his index and middle fingers at his eyes, the universal sign for "watch closely." "Watch batting practice. Watch the game tonight," he said when asked about his readiness to play the outfield after collisions with the wall put him on the disabled list twice this season. "Actions speak louder than words." The Texas Rangers activated Hamilton from the DL for Monday's game against the Angels, his first since May 31.
June 4, 2009 |
Jameer Nelson apparently is ready to play. Whether that means the dynamic Orlando Magic point guard will be on the floor in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Lakers tonight in Staples Center is another issue. He had surgery on his right shoulder Feb. 19 and hasn't played in a game since Feb. 2. "I think he is ready to play right now," Magic Coach Stan Van Gundy said Wednesday afternoon. "How much he can do, I don't know. I don't really think our guys need an emotional boost.
January 25, 2009 |
Mother Nature chose a rotten time to deliver to the Rockies a much-needed dumping: the busiest day of Winter X Games 13. And she delivered the worst kind of snow on an unseasonably balmy Saturday: wet and lumpy, mixed with rain, making fans sponge-like and causing generally fearless extreme athletes to worry about getting down Buttermilk Mountain safely. Conditions were hazardous to poor, and weather was at least partially responsible for sending two competitors to Aspen Valley Hospital.
August 27, 2008 |
Pop! Philip Daniels goes down. Pop! Then Alex Buzbee. Alvin Bowen, Oren O'Neal, Drew Carter, Mark Setterstrom, Daniel Sepulveda. Pop! Pop! Pop! Pop! Pop! All of them are NFL players, with tendons and ligaments snapping apart, brittle as bone-dry rubber bands. All done for the season. And there's the pop heard 'round the league: Osi Umenyiora, the most dynamic defensive player for the Super Bowl champion New York Giants, was carted off the field during an exhibition game Saturday against the New York Jets after his left knee "locked up" with what later was found to be a torn lateral meniscus.