March 25, 2016 |
PATIENCE WASN'T a virtue that Kevin Ferrell had as an infant. Waiting for his meals wasn't an option in his mind. To him, it was anything at any time. It is why his mom, Lydia, gave him the nickname Yogi, like Yogi the Bear, which has stuck since that time. Yogi Ferrell was ranked as the best player in his age group in the fifth grade. He won state championships his junior and senior season at Indianapolis' Park Tudor High School, and lost in the title game as a sophomore. Ranked as high as the No. 2 point guard of his class, he entered Indiana four years ago as highly touted as one can be. Though only 6-feet tall, no one would have been surprised if he left early for the NBA. But Ferrell, not exhibiting the impatience of his youth, entered Indiana with one goal in mind, and it had nothing to do with himself.
January 22, 2015 |
MIKE KRZYZEWSKI'S college basketball teams have won 999 games. His Duke teams have won four national championships, been to 11 Final Fours, won 12 ACC regular-season titles and 13 ACC Tournaments. He was also the head coach for the USA when it won two Olympic gold medals and two world championships. Two years ago, Rick Pitino called him "our John Wooden. " Coach K can get win No. 1,000 as early as Sunday against St. John's. Nobody is ever going to touch Wooden's 10 national titles because the game has changed so much from the 1960s and 1970s.
February 28, 2013
No doubt scouts are still talking about an impressive group of defensive backs who took the field Tuesday as the NFL scouting combine ended in Indianapolis. According to NFL.com, evaluators saw standout performances that enhanced the value of several top prospects at the cornerback position. Dee Milliner of Alabama, the top-rated corner, answered questions about his speed and quickness with a remarkable 4.37-second effort in the 40-yard dash. Tyrann Mathieu of LSU also impressed with a time of 4.5 in the 40. "Me time" for Nnamdi Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha ate lunch in his car during practices instead of eating with his teammates last season, WIP-AM (610)
December 13, 2012 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis wants to become the first major city to replace its entire fleet with electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in a move the mayor says is designed to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign-produced fuels, city officials said Wednesday. Mayor Greg Ballard signed an executive order Wednesday mandating the city to replace its current sedans with electric vehicles. The city will also work with the private sector to phase in snow plows, fire trucks and other heavy vehicles that run on compressed natural gas, and it will ask automakers to develop a plug-in hybrid police car as one doesn't yet exist.
December 5, 2012
NFL National Conference EAST W L T Pct. Pts. Op. N.Y. Giants 7 5 0 .583 321 243 Washington 6 6 0 .500 312 301 Dallas 6 6 0 .500 280 295 EAGLES 3 9 0 .250 217 320 SOUTH y-Atlanta 11 1 0 .917 317 229 Tampa Bay 6 6 0 .500 333 285 ...
May 29, 2012 |
INDIANAPOLIS - IndyCar hit the jackpot with the Indianapolis 500: a record number of lead changes, a thrilling final dash for the trophy, a popular podium finish and 500 miles of racing under a blistering sun. "What a tremendous race. We couldn't have asked for anything better for our marquee event," IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard said Monday. That's the hard sell for the attention-starved series. Despite good racing, strong story lines and colorful characters, IndyCar can't seem to grow its fan base.
May 27, 2012 |
It is High Noon in the Heartland, on the day in May that we set aside for remembering, and also for the worshiping of speed, which accounts for those 33 land missiles disguised as cars lined up in 11 meticulous rows, three across. The grandstands are massive, stretching out to the far, flat Indiana horizon, and the air is heavy and fat with the smell of gasoline and adrenaline and anticipation. There is the singing of "Back Home Again in Indiana," a paean to sycamores and the Wabash, and to little green apples, and then 33 drivers, wiry and small with no nerves and flame-retardant suits, shoehorn themselves into their land missiles and await the word, wait to be waved on their way, wait for this thunderous command, the most recognizable in sports: "Gentlemen and Ladies, start your engines.
May 21, 2012 |
INDIANAPOLIS - The field is set for the Indianapolis 500. And, more importantly, it's full. On an otherwise ho-hum day of qualifying, nine cars made the field on their first attempts, ending any potential last-minute drama and assuring the May 27 race would start with a full field of 33 cars for the 64th consecutive year. Things went almost as smoothly Sunday as race organizers could have expected. For the first time since 2004, there were no bump attempts - taking away the intrigue of last year's enthralling finish when Marco Andretti bumped his way into the race by knocking out teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay on the final four-lap qualifying attempt of the month.
May 20, 2012 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Roger Penske's strategy beat Michael Andretti by inches Saturday - 9.168 inches, to be exact. In the closest pole duel in Indianapolis 500 history, Team Penske sent points leader Will Power onto the track with two minutes left in the Pole Day shootout - a shrewd move that prevented three Andretti drivers from taking one last shot at the pole and preserving it for his own guy, Ryan Briscoe. It was a remarkable finish to a wild afternoon. Briscoe was the surprise winner of his first Indy pole with a four-lap average of 226.484 m.p.h.
April 29, 2012
LeBron James dropped to the floor in Miami, holding the back of his head and then staggering a bit when he reached his feet. A few moments later, he was fine. And a few moments after that, the Miami Heat had complete control of Game 1 against the New York Knicks. James scored 32 points after shooting 10 for 14 from the field, and the Heat rode the strength of what became a 32-2 run to easily beat the Knicks, 100-67, on Saturday, striking first in the series between clubs that waged classic annual battles from 1997 through 2000 and are meeting for the first time since.