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.
May 24, 2008 |
HOUSTON -- Jonathan Horton, an Olympic medal contender himself, says he is eagerly awaiting one matchup more than any other at the 2008 Beijing Games. "If they're both at their best it will be really cool to see Yang Wei and Paul Hamm go against each other," Horton said at the Visa National Championships men's gymnastics competition, which continues today. But there will be no Paul Hamm here today.
March 31, 2008 |
As the 2008 professional baseball season begins, pitchers will stand atop regulation-height, 10-inch mounds to wind up. Then they'll stride, cock their arms, accelerate, decelerate and follow through to release a ball that can reach speeds of 100 mph. Now, a motion analysis study of 20 elite pitchers from the major leagues and NCAA Division I-A college teams suggests that a 10-inch mound, also standard for college and high school baseball, might contribute to injuries.
February 1, 2008 |
PHOENIX -- Eight o'clock on a desert morning, the rising sun casts an unsettling glow on the two deep, disparate shades of the NFL. In one corner of town are the stars. In the other corner are the scars. Outside a flowery suburban resort, the New England Patriots are walking into tents with hundreds of reporters to talk about the Super Bowl. Inside a sterile downtown convention center, four dozen NFL stars are limping into a half-empty ballroom to talk about what happens next.
January 15, 2008 |
There went the kneecap felt 'round Lakerdom. Here's a test for Lakers fans who are limping around today in sympathy with Andrew Bynum: What does his knee injury mean for the team's chances? A) There goes first place in the West. B) There goes first place in the Pacific. C) There goes home-court advantage in the first round. D) There goes the season. E) There goes the franchise. F) All of the above. The answer is, all of the above.