June 22, 2013
Staring at a seven-run deficit with the Mariners' Felix Hernandez on the mound Thursday night, the Angels could have been excused for starting to think about the weekend. Instead, they chipped away at the lead and eventually eked out a stunning, 10-9 comeback win. "It's a great effort from our club," said manager Mike Scioscia. "You're very rarely going to get down that much to a pitcher of Felix's caliber and come back. " Just about everyone contributed. Mike Trout matched his season high with four hits for the Angels, who trailed, 8-1, after four innings.
May 26, 2013 |
EPHRATAH, N.Y. - Divers searched a large pond while investigators combed nearby woods Saturday for any sign of the pilot of a volunteer Angel Flight that crashed in Upstate New York, killing two passengers. The plane's passengers were found dead Friday night near where the small plane crashed in Ephratah, about an hour west of Albany, Fulton County Sheriff Thomas Lorey said. The bulk of the plane was found submerged in a pond, he said. Angel Flight is a nonprofit group that, with volunteer pilots, arranges free air transportation for sick patients.
May 20, 2013
In Stores Tuesday Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa, Seesaw ; Audra McDonald, Go Back Home ; Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes, Baby Caught the Bus ; John Zorn and Pat Metheny, Tap: The Book of Angels, Vol. 20
May 16, 2013
Before Wednesday night's home game against the Royals, the high-spending Angels were sporting the AL's worst record (15-24, second to the awful Astros). But that's not bothering owner Arte Moreno enough to want to dump manager Mike Scioscia. In an interview Wednesday with FoxSports.com, Moreno said his skipper was safe. "Mike has zero problems, OK?" he said. "This is his 14th year. . . . He's a good person in the community, a very good baseball guy. " The Angels' problems are about performance, Moreno said.
April 26, 2013 |
ABARREL of whisky would usually spell doom for the working-class blokes who always find their way into Ken Loach films. But it is redemption the director and his longtime creative collaborator, writer Paul Laverty, have in mind in the unexpectedly warm, hopeful and humorous brew of "The Angels' Share. " It is a mess of a life the filmmakers have given Robbie (excellent newcomer Paul Brannigan). He's a lad from Glasgow, Scotland well on his way to repeating the sins of his father.
April 22, 2013 |
"Several people have been killed on the lower Youghiogheny River," champion kayaker Eli Loiben told us. "But nobody's drowned on the middle Yough, where you want to paddle. " From a distance, the middle Youghiogheny looks innocent enough as it winds through wooded hills and deep valleys between the small towns of Confluence and Ohiopyle in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands, 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. At the Riversport School of Paddling in Confluence, where Eli works, several people assured us that the rapids are mostly Class I and II. "Even people new to paddling," they said, "have run its 11 miles with no trouble.
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.