September 26, 2013 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto addressed a wide range of topics before Thursday night's 6-5 walk-off loss to the Texas Rangers, but he wouldn't touch the one that is foremost on everyone's mind: his job status. "I'm not going to get into it," said Dipoto, the subject of heavy speculation since early August when the Angels, who opened the season with World Series aspirations, fell out of playoff contention. "I don't want to have this conversation.
September 25, 2013 |
It was barely a week ago that Oracle Team USA, the defending champion in the America's Cup, looked all but finished. The American boat trailed Emirates Team New Zealand by eight races to one on the scoreboard, just one defeat short of losing the Cup. "It's a funny thing, but you need to face the barrel of the gun to come together as a team," Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill said. "You can either get wobbly in the knees or you can look straight down the barrel and smile. " Spithill was smiling Tuesday after his crew won twice to even the score at 8-8 and force a winner-take-all finale Wednesday afternoon.
September 21, 2013 |
As the calendar turned to September, with the Oakland Athletics in the heat of a pennant race, their general manager was half a world away. Billy Beane was in Prague, and not on a scouting trip. Baseball's most unconventional operation has done it again. The A's will be crowned champions of the American League West for the second consecutive year, perhaps Sunday. Beane has run the A's for 16 years. Oakland is about to win the AL West for the sixth time in his tenure. The Angels have won five times in that span, the Texas Rangers four times, the Seattle Mariners once.
August 16, 2013 |
As the Philadelphia Phillies fired the longest-tenured manager in the National League, the longest-tenured manager in the American League said he wants to remain with the Angels. "This is where I want to be," Mike Scioscia said Friday. "This is what I am committed to. " No major league manager has served his current team longer than Scioscia, who is in his 14th season with the Angels. However, after winning the American League West five times in the first six full seasons under owner Arte Moreno, the Angels are on the verge of missing the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.
July 2, 2013 |
Legendary racer and IndyCar team owner A.J. Foyt is recovering in a Houston hospital from hip-replacement surgery on his left hip, Foyt's team said Tuesday. The 78-year-old Foyt had the operation Monday after falling while working on his Texas ranch in early June. He's expected to remain in the hospital for several days and will miss the next Izod IndyCar Series race Sunday at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, but he's expected to make a full recovery, his team said. "I'm sore but nothing like I was before the surgery," Foyt said in a statement.
June 18, 2013 |
In 2009 the Phoenix Coyotes were bound for Canada. The owner of the Coyotes had agreed to sell the team for $212.5 million , but the NHL intervened and said no team could move without league approval. In court papers, Major League Baseball supported the NHL . The U.S. Bankruptcy Court agreed, ruling that the right of a team owner to sell to the highest bidder did not trump the right of the league to determine where its teams would play. That is at the heart of the lawsuit the city of San Jose filed against MLB on Tuesday.