November 25, 1994 |
Ask "Poison" Ivy Rorschach to describe the Cramps, and she'll tell you. "We're America's premier show band. We play blues and rock and roll. " It wasn't always so. When guitarist Rorschach first met singer Lux Interior in Sacramento, Calif., they were two twentysomething kids with a passion for rockabilly - the weirder the better. That was more than 15 years ago. "We were record collectors before we had a band," she says from her Boston hotel room. "We have a lot of rockabilly on really obscure labels.
October 8, 1991 |
Eagles safety Andre Waters was released yesterday from a Tampa, Fla., hospital after recovering from a concussion and a scary episode of body cramps. Waters was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa on Sunday night after suffering what his teammates believed were seizures as the team's airplane was being loaded with equipment at Tampa International Airport. Waters was kept at the hospital overnight, and coach Rich Kotite said a magnetic resonance imaging test was performed on Waters yesterday morning.
September 9, 1989 |
The Graf Machine is human, after all. Steffi Graf, the defending U.S. Open women's singles champion, has won 10 of the 12 tournaments she has entered this year. In the other two tourneys, she reached the finals. Graf is the player to beat in women's tennis. Yesterday, Graf won again, defeating No. 3 seed Gabriela Sabatini, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in an Open semifinal. But the question after the match was whether the 20-year-old West German will be well enough to face No. 2 seed Martina Navratilova in today's final.
October 3, 1998 |
Top-ranked Martina Hingis, bothered by cramps, retired in the third set against Patty Schnyder in the semifinals of the Grand Slam Cup yesterday in Munich, Germany. "I haven't had enough time to recover since the U.S. Open, but I also have to work on my fitness," Hingis said. "I have to get into better shape. " Hingis also cramped in the finals of the recent Fed Cup against Spain's Arantxa Sanchez Vicario. Hingis had won the first set, 7-5, and Schnyder took the second, also 7-5, in the first meeting between the Swiss teenagers.
November 6, 1995 |
Clarence Weatherspoon started to go up to block a shot in Saturday night's 119-108 loss in Charlotte but he never got there. "I thought he had a cramp," coach John Lucas said. Worse. Weatherspoon, who had been off to a terrific start in the Sixers' first two games, has a small tear in his right quadriceps and is expected to miss about a week to 10 days. That means he will not be available for tomorrow night's game against the Sacramento Kings at the CoreStates Spectrum.
November 20, 1991 |
Q: I've had a fungus infection of the large toes for at least 14 years. All efforts, topical and internal, have failed to kill it. My doctor says he can only slow the infection down, but cannot cure it. Any advice? A: Try griseofulvin (Fulvicin), a prescription oral anti-fungus remedy. You would have to take it for several months to eradicate the yeast, particularly in the nailbed. As an alternative, buy herbal La-Pacho tea (in health food stores or supermarkets), steep it and soak your feet in it twice a day. Q: What cause nocturnal leg cramps, and what can be done for them?
June 5, 1988 |
There's no doubt about it - muscle cramps can really crimp an athlete's style. They are so common that if you haven't experienced one yourself, you surely have seen someone else in teeth-clenching agony with one. Muscle cramps know no limits - they can strike pros and weekend warriors alike - so all athletes, regardless of their talent or abilities, need to guard against them. The precise cause of muscle cramps is unknown, except in the case of injuries, in which they act as a reflexive protective mechanism.
July 13, 1988 |
Food poisoning is a real danger during these hot summer days, because while the sun beats down on you, bacteria may be having a picnic in your potato salad. High-protein foods are often targeted by the bacteria staphylococcus aureus, a common cause of food poisoning, said Dr. Annette Reboli, an infectious disease specialist at Hahnemann University Hospital. Food preparation requires extra care in the summer, since bacteria tend to incubate more rapidly during warm, humid weather.
July 25, 1989 |
What would an opening day of training camp be without steamy, 90-degree weather, snapping head coaches and woozy, heat-drunk players? It wouldn't be right. So yesterday, the Eagles got what they always get in West Chester at this time of year. Just ask linebacker Paul Butcher, who probably isn't quite used to all of this. Butcher, a free-agent signee from the Lions, had to be taken off the field after the first practice yesterday. And coach Buddy Ryan noticed. Yes, he did. "Butcher, he's in terrible shape," Ryan barked.
August 7, 1986 |
It has been 16 days since the Eagles' Kevin Allen, victimized by cramps and dehydration, slept through a pair of training camp practices to move to the top of Buddy Ryan's verbal hit list. But as Allen said here yesterday, in an interview that broke his silence, which also started on July 21, his dehydration problem may be greater than anyone, including Ryan, realizes. And as the 23-year-old tackle also asserted, it already has caused him far more mental and physical pain than has been generated by such Ryanesque put- downs as,"No.