January 15, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - The Air Force said Wednesday that as many as 34 officers responsible for firing nuclear-tipped missiles may have cheated on a proficiency test, the latest and potentially most serious misconduct scandal involving the military's most destructive weapons. Some officers are under investigation on suspicion of sharing text messages last fall with answers to the test and others for knowing about the cheating and doing nothing, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, the Air Force chief of staff, said at a Pentagon news conference.
November 19, 2013 |
Thomas Welsh, a rapidly improving 7-foot center at Los Angeles Loyola, has committed to UCLA. Welsh also considered Stanford and California. His decision is an important recruiting victory for UCLA Coach Steve Alford in landing a top player from Southern California. Welsh averaged 12.6 points and 10.9 rebounds as a junior. His development over the summer resulted in an intense recruiting campaign from Pac-12 schools. Eric.email@example.com
October 17, 2013 |
A grandfather's faith in his infant grandson's athletic talent paid off big this week when Harry Wilson became the youngest man to play for the Welsh national soccer team, earning his grandfather a payout big enough to retire on. Shortly after Harry was born 16 years his grandfather, Peter Wilson, laid down less than $80 -- at 2,500-1 odds -- that the boy would play for Wales in an international match. And that landed him more than $200,000 when Harry Wilson came on in the 87th minute of a 1-1 draw with Belguim on Tuesday in a World Cup qualifier.
June 23, 2013 |
It's a new era in college football recruiting. Sometimes it takes showing up at a camp to convince a school to offer a scholarship. That's what happened Friday at UCLA, where receiver Jordan Lasley of Gardena Serra said he ran a 4.4 40-yard dash and made such a positive impression that he received a scholarship offer from the Bruins. On Saturday, he accepted the offer. "It meant a lot," Lasley said. "I think of it as testament to my hard work. I was really appreciative. " There are risks in going to college camps, because the coaches get to see you up close and personal, and measurements and speed times might not match previous expectations.
January 8, 2013 |
Point guards are plentiful in the Mission League, but two of the best were missing in action Monday night at West Hills Chaminade, and the absence of the Eagles' Jaron Martin (strep throat) and Loyola's Parker Jackson-Cartwright (ankle injury) created opportunity for the understudies. In the end, Max Hazzard of Loyola came through at a decisive time, getting the ball to 7-footer Thomas Welsh deep into the key for an easy basket with 1 minute 19 seconds left to give the Cubs (12-2, 2-0)
July 22, 2012 |
CARDIFF, Wales — The rest of the world may think the Olympics begin in London on Friday, but Gerry Toms knows better. The first event of the Summer Games, a women's soccer match between Britain and New Zealand, actually takes place Wednesday afternoon, two days before the official opening ceremony. And it won't happen in England but rather here in the Welsh capital, 130 miles from London. Toms is manager of the enormous Millennium Stadium that will host the debut match and 10 others over the course of the Olympics.