November 16, 2012 |
In the name of good sportsmanship, what's going on around here? I don't know the gladiator or whatever USC calls the brute with the sword, but I believe he's a college kid. And if you're a college kid like every other college kid and someone tells you not to do something, what do you do? You do it. If there is one thing we've always been able to count on from our younger generation it's defiance. The whole college experience is pretty much built on it: protests, sit-ins, marches or whatever.
September 12, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Arnie's Army, at least the congressional battalion, turned out at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday for presentation of the Congressional Gold Medal to golfing legend Arnold Palmer. "I'm particularly proud of anything that the House and Senate agree on," Palmer, 83, joked to a crowd that included a number of golfing lawmakers. In 2009, Congress approved -- and President Obama signed -- legislation by Rep. Joe Baca (D-Rialto), an avid golfer, awarding Congress' highest civilian honor to Palmer. At the presentation Wednesday in the Capitol Rotunda, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)
February 15, 2011 |
Raul Gonzalez showed class and Gennaro Gattuso showed none. That, in 10 words or less, was the story of Tuesday's two European Champions League round-of-16 soccer games played in Spain and Italy, respectively. Tottenham Hotspur, ignoring as best it could the outrageous and disgraceful behavior of AC Milan and Italian national team midfielder Gattuso, defeated the seven-time European champions, 1-0, in Milan on a sublime fastbreak goal set up by winger Aaron Lennon and scored by striker Peter Crouch.
November 19, 2010 |
By the end of the second quarter, Venice's biggest challenge was not reaching the end zone but staying out of it. With a 45-point lead over Los Angeles Locke in a City Section Division I first-round playoff game Friday night, the host Gondoliers took a knee deep in Saints territory on the final play of the first half. Venice made several more displays of good sportsmanship in the second half of its 66-0 victory. The Gondoliers used scores of junior varsity players who had been promoted for the playoffs and received an assist from officials who mandated a running clock.
November 7, 2010 |
It would go down as perhaps the greatest act of sportsmanship in college football history, but Lou Conti and his Cornell teammates wanted no part of it. Seventy years ago this month, the Big Red scored a last-second touchdown to secure a controversial 7-3 victory over Dartmouth, extending its winning streak to 19 games and keeping alive its dream of winning a national championship. But then the muckety-mucks decided to give it away. Here's why: A review of game films revealed that, because of an officiating error, Cornell was mistakenly awarded an extra play, scoring its winning points on fifth down.
February 5, 2010 |
It is one of the stranger side effects of the Saints' march to glory: As this city prepares for a crucial election to replace its Katrina-era mayor, the joy over its football team's upcoming Super Bowl debut may be quelling the local penchant for smash-mouth politics. C. Ray Nagin, New Orleans' mayor, is leaving office because of term limits after a fractious post-hurricane tenure marked by racial discord and frustration over the pace of rebuilding. On Saturday, six major candidates will compete to replace him. Many expected the contenders to be slinging bayou mud by the catapult-load by now. But this political season is like no other.