March 10, 2013 |
Matt Kemp finally collected a couple of spring hits, Clayton Kershaw did not allow an earned run in five innings, Tony Gwynn Jr. crashed into the center-field wall to make a wonderful catch -- and none of it could take the spotlight away from sluggin' Juan Uribe. Uribe is what normally would be called a “beleaguered” player, except most of his struggles were borne from simple failure. In his two seasons as a Dodger, Uribe has batted .199 with .262 on-base and .289 slugging percentages.
September 3, 2009 |
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has cleared the last legislative hurdle to running for a third term, a prospect that his U.S. allies look upon with ambivalence. By a vote of 85 to 5, the lower house of Congress late Tuesday greenlighted a voter referendum early next year that could pave the way for Uribe to be on the May presidential ballot. The Senate approved the measure last month. If so, it would be the second time Uribe has circumvented a constitutional ban on reelection, a measure many Latin American countries put into law to prevent the ascension of caudillos , or political leaders who have kept themselves in power.
August 7, 2012 |
Is Juan Uribe's time with the Dodgers nearing the end? Uribe said Tuesday there's no point in worrying about that. "Whatever happens, there's nothing I can do about it," Uribe said. "I can't control that. If they want to trade me or do something else, that's something I can't control. The decision is for them to make. I'm here to do whatever they want me to do. " Uribe has barely played since the Dodgers acquired Hanley Ramirez , and the team could decide to part ways with him in the coming days, as a roster spot will have to be cleared when utilityman Adam Kennedy makes his anticipated return from the 15-day disabled list Friday.
June 18, 2011 |
Juan Uribe was dark-haired Thursday, blond Friday and bald Saturday. The inconsistency of Uribe's appearance has been a source of some light-hearted humor in the Dodgers' dugout. His inconsistent presence in the lineup? Not so funny. The Dodgers' $21-million off-season acquisition went into Saturday's game with a .215 average, something Manager Don Mattingly said he blamed on a couple of injuries Uribe suffered. Always considered a streaky hitter, Uribe started to gain momentum in mid-April, when he batted .435 with two home runs over a six-game stretch.
August 13, 2002 |
Colombian Defense Minister Marta Lucia Ramirez announced the resignation of the country's top police officer, whose force was rocked by scandals that include the disappearance of about $2 million in U.S. anti-narcotics aid. Gen. Ernesto Gilibert was widely expected to be removed as chief of the country's National Police under the new government of right-wing President Alvaro Uribe.
November 26, 2007 |
Relations between Venezuela and Colombia took a dramatic turn for the worse Sunday as Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called his Colombian counterpart, Alvaro Uribe, a shameless liar, and Uribe retorted that Chavez was a "legitimizer of terrorists."
August 9, 2007 |
CHICAGO -- Juan Uribe hit a two-run homer off Aaron Fultz in the bottom of the 13th inning Wednesday night and the Chicago White Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians, 6-4. Scott Podsednik singled with one out in the 13th and Uribe lined a ball over the wall in left center, his 12th homer of the season. Fultz (3-2) took the loss and Jose Contreras (6-14), making his first regular-season relief appearance since 2003 while with the Yankees, got the victory by pitching two innings. A.J.
March 8, 1991 |
Valhalla's boys' soccer team had been to the section final twice before, but before Thursday's Division II championship, Coach George Logan told his second-seeded Norsemen that wasn't enough. "You've tied one and you've lost one," Logan said. "You've still got to prove yourself. Play to your potential." Valhalla did just that, defeating top-seeded Sweetwater, 2-0, in front of 1,500 at the University of San Diego.
August 8, 2006 |
Alvaro Uribe took the oath Monday as the first reelected president in Colombian history, vowing to maintain a firm hand with leftist guerrillas but to aggressively pursue what his citizens want above all: an end to four decades of armed conflict. In a speech to Congress, Uribe reviewed what he called his first term's progress in reestablishing security in much of the nation. That in turn has helped democracy rebound and the economy stage a comeback after a decade of near-chaos, he said.
November 29, 2010 |
The Dodgers are on the verge of their fourth significant signing of what has been a surprisingly active off-season after reaching an agreement Monday with infielder Juan Uribe on a three-year, $21-million deal. One of the stars of the San Francisco Giants' run to the World Series title, Uribe is scheduled to undergo a physical examination Tuesday. If he passes, that would make the contract official, according to baseball sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal wasn't finalized.