April 16, 2013 |
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Several Australians have had chances to win the Masters over the years and fallen short, but Adam Scott thought of only one as he strode up and down the hills of Augusta National Golf Club in the rain and the gathering darkness Sunday. Maybe it was destiny. Maybe it was a "We-Owe-You-One" idea brought into play by the ghost of Bobby Jones. But Scott finally broke through and became the first Australian to win a green jacket thanks to the two biggest clutch putts of his career, the second of which bested Angel Cabrera in a playoff.
April 14, 2013 |
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The subplots were popping up fast and furious Saturday in the third round of the Masters. The world watched to see how Tiger Woods handled his emotions on the course after receiving a 2-stroke penalty several hours before his tee time. A trio of Australian players jockeyed for position striving to become the first from that country to slip on a green jacket. Fred Couples, at 53, tried to ride the constant shouts of "Fred-die!" to the top of the leader board. Meanwhile, Brandt Snedeker, with a mane of blond hair squirting in all directions from under his visor, kept at it over the Augusta National Golf Club waiting for birdie chances and succeeded on three down the stretch to finish the day tied with Angel Cabrera for the 54-hole lead.
April 10, 2013
A question mark coming into the season for the Los Angeles Angels was pitching, but who could have imagined there'd be a problem with No. 1 starter Jered Weaver? The righthander was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a non-displaced fracture of his left synovial hinge (that's what fans without medical degrees call a broken elbow) and is expected to miss at least a month. He left Sunday's game against the Rangers after landing on his arm trying to dodge a line drive. Ex-Phillie Joe Blanton, acquired in the offseason, may have to put down the doughnuts and pick up a few more innings.
April 10, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES Angels righthander Jered Weaver will be out for at least a month after the ace broke a bone in his left elbow. The Angels put Weaver on the 15-day disabled list, and the durable 20-game winner's non-throwing arm was in a blue sling while his teammates took batting practice before their Angel Stadium opener against Oakland. "This is all new to me," Weaver said. "I've never broken anything before, and didn't really know how to take the news. It kind of was a shock at first, and now you've just got to play the waiting game, I guess.
April 3, 2013 |
CINCINNATI - Chris Iannetta hit a solo homer and a bases-loaded single in the 13th inning on Monday, powering the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the majors' first interleague season opener. Both teams emptied their benches and bullpens before Iannetta - who caught all 13 innings - finally provided the breakout hit. The Angels loaded the bases with two outs in the 13th off J.J. Hoover, who walked two and hit Hank Conger, the Angels' final position player.
March 31, 2013 |
La Salle's basketball team enjoyed quite a journey in the NCAA tournament, one that has guaranteed lifelong memories for the players, coaches, administrators, and fans. The 12-day road trip consisted of more than 5,100 air miles; four games; countless news conferences; and, most importantly, three wins before Thursday's season-ending, 72-58 loss to Wichita State in the West Regional Sweet 16 matchup at the Staples Center. La Salle initially had to win a first-round game over Boise State and then kept going with a wild weekend in Kansas City that consisted of two-point wins over Kansas State and Ole Miss.
March 12, 2013 |
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Even a rural festival celebrating the harvest of Georgia's famous sweet onions isn't safe from the federal budget battle 600 miles away, as automatic cuts are threatening to take away the star attraction for the Vidalia Onion Festival's popular air show: the Navy's daredevil fighter pilots, the Blue Angels. The $85 billion in automatic budget cuts that took effect March 1 have thrown planning for the festival's air show into a tailspin, just weeks before the April 20 event that officials agreed to hold a week earlier than usual so they could book the vaunted group.
March 5, 2013 |
Mike Magee had a hat trick as the Los Angeles Galaxy began their post-David Beckham era Sunday with a season-opening 4-0 rout of the Chicago Fire in Carson, Calif. The two-time defending Major League Soccer champions also got a late goal from Robbie Keane. In Portland, Ore., an own goal by New York defender Jamison Olave gave the host Timbers a 3-3 tie with the Red Bulls. In Saturday's late games, the visiting Montreal Impact beat the Seattle Sounders on a goal by Davy Arnaud, while the Columbus Crew got goals from Federico Higuain, Josh Williams, and Dominic Oduro in a 3-0 pasting of Chivas USA in Carson.
March 5, 2013 |
TEMPE, Ariz. - Los Angeles Angels slugger Mike Trout figures that if he continues to produce the way he did during his historic rookie season, he will be in line for a handsome raise soon enough. The Angels renewed the contract of the American League rookie of the year for $510,000 on Saturday, just $20,000 above the major-league minimum, prompting an angry response from Trout's agent. While Craig Landis said the renewal fell "well short of a 'fair' contract," Trout took the high road before a morning workout Sunday at the Angels' spring-training complex.
March 4, 2013 |
Last season, Angels outfielder Mike Trout hit .326 with 30 homers and 83 RBIs, led the majors with 129 runs and 49 steals, was named the American League rookie of the year, and finished second in the AL MVP voting, bested only by Detroit's Miguel Cabrera (you know, the guy with baseball's first triple crown since 1967). What's that worth to Los Angeles? A cool $27,500. (Gee, imagine the extra zero they might have given him for a triple crown!) The Halos, who paid Trout $482,500 in 2012, renewed the Millville Marvel's contract for $510,000 on Saturday.