September 7, 2012 |
If Sunn O))) was a run-of-the-mill black-metal band, there'd be lots of commentary here about devil horns, thrashing chords, and hollering vocalists, and we'd be done. Thankfully, America's stateliest, loudest, and most compositionally provocative avant-garde doom band is anything but commonplace. The Pacific Northwest-based Sunn O))) - named for an amplifier company and worship of the drone-metal band Earth - reestablishes its unique role in doom metal with every recording, to say nothing of live shows such as Wednesday's gig at Union Transfer.
May 23, 2011
OK, SO THE RAPTURE didn't happen. But that doesn't mean there aren't signs of a pending apocalypse. Consider this: Greg Anderson, the personal trainer accused of supplying and injecting Barry Bonds with performance-enhancing drugs, is an assistant coach in a youth baseball league in Burlingame, Calif. According to a story in the New York Times, Anderson, a convicted felon, helps coach the 11- and 12-year-old team his son Cole pitches for. Doesn't the league do background checks?
April 8, 2011 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Making a final appeal to jurors before they decide whether Barry Bonds lied about taking steroids, defense attorney Allen Ruby offered a simple explanation Thursday for why the government has spent years pursuing the home run king: "He was Barry. " Bonds is charged with lying to a grand jury during a Dec. 4, 2003, session when he denied knowingly taking performance-enhancing drugs and said no one but his doctors gave him any injections. Ruby told the jury during his closing argument that two prosecutors attempted to "intimidate" Bonds during that 2003 court appearance.
March 31, 2011 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Former New York Yankee Randy Velarde testified Wednesday that he purchased human growth hormone from Barry Bonds' personal trainer throughout the 2002 season, making him the fourth major-leaguer to admit drug use during Bonds' perjury trial. Velarde said that the HGH gave him more "endurance and strength" and that personal trainer Greg Anderson would help him inject the performance-enhancing drug. The 48-year-old Velarde was the latest athlete to testify about his desire to work with Anderson because of his connection to Bonds.
March 30, 2011 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Colorado Rockies first baseman Jason Giambi and his brother testified Tuesday that Barry Bonds' personal trainer supplied them with performance-enhancing drugs. The two were the first athletes called to testify at the Bonds perjury trial, which is in its second week. Appearing calm, Jason Giambi testified that he met trainer Greg Anderson after the 2002 season while both were traveling through Japan with a U.S. all-star team. When they returned to the states, Anderson had Giambi's blood tested and it turned up positive for a steroid that Major League Baseball was planning to test for during the 2003 season.
March 29, 2011 |
Kimberly Bell, her voice cracking, looked out at the court room and talked about the final stretch of her 9-year relationship with Barry Bonds. The greatest hitter of his era threatened "to cut my head off and leave me in a ditch," she said. "More than once. " She said Bonds told her "he would cut out my breast implants because he paid for them. " As for the Arizona house he had helped pay for, "he told me he would burn it down. " Bonds' federal trial resumed yesterday in San Francisco with nearly daylong testimony from his former mistress, who said the slugger attributed a 1999 elbow injury to steroids use. She also discussed how Bonds became verbally abusive and said that his physique changed, offering a lurid description of his shrinking testicles, back acne, scalp hair that fell out and chest hair that turned gray.
March 24, 2011 |
SAN FRANCISCO - A key government witness in the Barry Bonds perjury trial testified Wednesday that he saw the home run king's personal trainer leave Bonds' bedroom at spring training with a syringe in 2000. Steve Hoskins said that when he saw Bonds and his personal trainer, Greg Anderson, coming out of the master bedroom he assumed Anderson had injected the star player with steroids. He testified that he saw the two disappear into that room "once or twice" at each spring training over three consecutive years beginning in 2000.
March 24, 2011 |
A key government witness in the Barry Bonds perjury trial testified yesterday that he saw the home run king's personal trainer leave Bonds' bedroom at spring training with a syringe in 2000. Steve Hoskins said that when he saw Bonds and his personal trainer, Greg Anderson, coming out of the master bedroom he assumed Anderson had injected the star player with steroids. He testified he saw the two disappear into that room "once or twice" at each spring training over 3 consecutive years beginning in 2000.
June 2, 2009 |
Andy LaRoche had three RBI and the Pittsburgh Pirates scored five runs in eighth inning to beat the visiting New York Mets, 8-5, last night. Adam LaRoche and Jack Wilson had three hits apiece for Pittsburgh, which came back from a 5-0 deficit to win for only the second time in six games. Wilson Valdez had two hits and a career-high three RBI for the Mets, who fell to 22-2 when leading after seven innings. Carlos Beltran missed his second straight game for the Mets with a stomach virus.
February 25, 2009 |
Barry Bonds' personal trainer is likely to tell a federal judge on Friday that he has no plans to testify at the home run king's perjury trial. Greg Anderson had been scheduled to appear before U.S. District Judge Susan Illston today to tell her whether he would break his silence. The hearing was postponed until Friday at the request of Anderson's lawyer, Mark Geragos, who is busy with another trial. The judge in San Francisco granted the request yesterday. "Greg and I will be there and I don't expect anything has changed," Geragos said.