June 2, 2014
The Italians love playing with colors - especially in their wines. First, they started the modern "orange wine" trend by vinting white grapes on their skins like red wines. Now comes Alter Ego, a dry "white" made by Andrea Occhipinti from Aleatico, a Muscat-scented grape usually made into a sweet red. Occhipinti ( not Sicilian superstar Arianna Occhipinti), is an academic who settled on the volcanic slopes of Lake Bolsena in Lazio (a region that includes Rome) and melds indigenous grapes with innovative techniques.
September 28, 2012
Chicago Fire at Sporting Kansas City 8:30 p.m. Friday (NBC Sports Network) Sporting Kansas City needs to win this game to keep up its pursuit of the top overall seed in the Major League Soccer playoffs. U.S. under-17 women vs. North Korea 7:45 a.m. Saturday (ESPN3) The United States needs a win in its final group-stage game at the FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup in order to advance to the knockout round. Chelsea at Arsenal 7:30 a.m. Saturday (ESPN2)
April 2, 2012 |
TOP-RANKED Novak Djokovic won his third Sony Ericsson Open title Sunday, holding every service game to beat Andy Murray, 6-1, 7-6 (5), in Key Biscayne, Fla. Djokovic also won in 2007 and last year. Only six-time champion Pete Sampras won more men's titles. The lone break point Djokovic faced came in the fifth game, and he erased that. In the tiebreaker, he lost only one service point, went ahead to stay when Murray double-faulted to make it 3-2, and closed out the victory when the Scotsman sailed his final forehand long.
April 2, 2012
Playing in Sendai, Japan, Alex Morgan scored in the 72d minute on Sunday to give the visiting United States women a 1-1 draw in an exhibition with Japan, the team that beat them in the final of the Women's World Cup last year. Until the World Cup, the U.S. women had never lost to Japan - and the Americans haven't beaten Japan since. Japan won the last encounter, 1-0, in Portugal in March. Former Italy, Lazio, and New York Cosmos star Giorgio Chinaglia died of complications from a heart attack at age 65 at his home in Naples, Fla., according to Charlie Stillitano , Chinaglia's cohost on The Football Show on satellite radio.
July 26, 2006 |
Shawn Marion, Adam Morrison and Luke Ridnour were not among the players selected for the U.S. national basketball team's 15-man traveling roster when coach Mike Krzyzewski announced it yesterday. Led by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony, the club will travel west in 10 days on a quest to put USA Basketball back on top of the world. "I wasn't sweating, but it makes basketball a lot more fun when you're with a great team, and when you're around guys you know," James said.
January 25, 2002 |
Steve Flesch ran off four consecutive birdies en route to a 7-under-par 64 yesterday for a one-shot lead over Duffy Waldorf after one round of the Phoenix Open. The PGA Tour's youngest rookie, 17-year-old Ty Tryon, shot a 6-over 77, second-worst score of the day. "The more bad shots I hit, the more nervous I got," he said. Vijay Singh had a 66 in his first round of the year and was joined by Matt Kuchar, Skip Kendall and Tom Lehman. In a related matter, David Duval, the No. 3 player in the world, withdrew from the tournament for personal reasons.
November 3, 2000 |
One day late last week, when the New York Senate campaign was fizzing about a campaign contribution to Hillary Clinton from a Muslim American group that allegedly supported terrorism, a French television reporter trudged out to Elmhurst, Queens, with a question for the candidate. Before any other reporter could ask Clinton about the money, the Frenchman posed a query that has dogged her throughout this long, long race. Why, he asked, does she use only her first name in her campaign - "like a rock star"?
September 15, 2000 |
Watching the first debate of the New York Senate election the other night reminded me what makes such an event so compelling and so dangerous. A debate offers the less-familiar candidate in a race the chance to come across as the equal of a better-known, more experienced opponent. A debate can be a great leveler, providing ample opportunity to address any gap in gravitas, assuming the alleged lesser light can manage to seem articulate, serious and informed. Participating in a debate might even provide a reversal of fortune for the current governor of Texas, who could use one. But for now, let's stick to the case of Rick Lazio, the Republican candidate in the New York contest universally referred to as "the most-watched Senate race in the nation.
September 3, 2000 |
Turn on any television in northern New Jersey and it's hard to miss the barrage of commercials drawing attention to a nationally watched U.S. Senate race - in New York. After a summer-long run of ads, vast numbers of New Jersey voters have been captivated by the high-profile campaign featuring Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rep. Rick A. Lazio. So much so, in fact, that the home-state contest between Democrat Jon S. Corzine and Republican Robert Franks, at least for now, registers barely a mention at dinner tables and cocktail parties north of Trenton.
September 2, 2000 |
If there were any doubts that Rep. Rick Lazio could compete in the campaign money game against Hillary Rodham Clinton in the New York Senate race, they were put to rest yesterday. Lazio amassed an impressive $10.7 million from July 1 to Aug. 23, according to the latest campaign reports. Clinton raised $3.3 million over the same period. The infusion of money leaves the Long Island Republican legislator with more cash on hand - $10.2 million to Democrat Clinton's $7.1 million - heading toward the Sept.