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.
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.
July 1, 2008 |
HOUSTON -- The cavalry may soon be riding to the Dodgers' rescue -- and not a moment too soon since the team's disabled list grew again Monday when an MRI exam revealed outfielder Juan Pierre could be out a month to six weeks because of a sprained left knee. Shortstop Rafael Furcal, sidelined since May 6 by a sore back; third baseman Nomar Garciaparra, out two months because of a strained calf; and outfielder Andruw Jones, who had knee surgery a month ago, all made rehab starts Monday for triple-A Las Vegas, the first steps toward what could be a rapid return to the Dodgers' lineup.
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.