February 20, 2014 |
HE NEWS coming out of the New York Post 's Page Six yesterday not only seems par for the course, but also begs the question: When is R. Kelly not headed to court? Our gossip colleagues report that the R&B singer has fallen behind on child-support payments, failing to pay $20,833 a month that he owes his former wife, Andrea Kelly , and could potentially face the Big House. This, after he fell behind by $100,000 in payments last year to his ex, star of VH1's "Hollywood Exes.
July 26, 2013 |
BARCELONA, Spain - With a nod to Marilyn Monroe, Svetlana Romashina won her third gold medal of the swimming world championships with a victory in the synchronized solo yesterday. Romashina easily took the top spot with 97.340 points, increasing her career haul to 13 world championship golds dating to 2005. China's Huang Xuechen won silver with 95.720, while Spain's Ona Carbonell took bronze before the home crowd at the Palau Sant Jordi arena with 94.290. Romashina, 23, said she got the idea to perform a Monroe-inspired routine, accompanied by music from the 1959 comedy "Some Like It Hot," from the daughter of her coach, Tatiana Dachenko.
April 17, 2013 |
Sports is where we're supposed to be able to go to get away from all this. After September 2001 came October 2001. Baseball playoff games in New York City were transformed into cathartic events - places to gather and share the pain while defiantly showing that our way of life was not going to be changed. Not by terrorists, not by bombs, not ever. Even Monday's Boston Marathon was supposed to help heal a still-open wound. Organizers scheduled 26 seconds of silence before the start in honor of the 26 victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
August 13, 2012 |
LONDON - It's hard to make history in the city of Henry VIII, William Shakespeare, Queen Victoria, and Winston Churchill. It is hard to leave a mark on a place that has endured through the centuries, from the War of the Roses to the German rocket attacks of World War II. The 2012 Olympics managed to do all of that, with London serving as a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable performances and countless triumphs and disappointments. There were days here when, within a few hundred yards of each other, Usain Bolt was running, Michael Phelps was swimming, LeBron James was dunking.
August 8, 2012
EDITH BOSCH of the Netherlands won a bronze medal in the 70-kg division of women's judo last Wednesday, but she's gaining her place in 2012 Olympic lore for what she did Monday night as a spectator. Bosch just happened to be standing near Ashley Gill-Webb, who was arrested for throwing a bottle onto the track moments before the start of the men's 100-meter final. Enraged by what she saw, the 32-year-old Bosch called stadium security but not before she delivered a little Olympic justice of her own. "Een dronken gast voor mij gooit flesje op de baan!
July 29, 2012 |
Ryan Harrison left Wimbledon and the Olympics with a mangled racket as a souvenir. Donald Young departed with his losing streak intact. Christina McHale bid farewell after receiving a sympathetic hug from Michelle Obama. It was a difficult day for first-time Olympians in U.S. tennis. Among the rookies, only John Isner managed a victory Saturday, beating Olivier Rochus of Belgium, 7-6 (1), 6-4. Harrison lost his cool and the match against Santiago Giraldo of Colombia, 7-5, 6-3. Young remained winless since February when he was eliminated by Andreas Seppi of Italy, 6-4, 6-4. McHale was beaten by former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic, 6-4, 7-5, then afterward met the first lady.
July 16, 2012 |
LONDON - With the opening ceremony less than two weeks away, there's a mad dash to the finish line at the Olympics, and it has nothing to do with sprinters. Hundreds of construction workers are toiling away inside the Olympic Park, laying cables, installing seats, and adding the last layers of sparkle and polish to the venues. There's plenty to do. "It's looking a bit industrial, isn't it?" said Chris Allen, a Londoner who came to the edge of the park to have a look.
July 6, 2012 |
LONDON - British police used smoke grenades and a stun gun in an early-morning swoop Thursday on a home close to London's Olympic Park, as six terror suspects were rounded up in a series of raids across the city. Officers said the five men and one woman were detained following an operation to monitor their activities and insisted their alleged plans to stage attacks had no link to London's Summer Games, which begin on July 27. Police didn't identify the suspects, who range in age from 18 to 30. However, Mizanur Rahman, who is involved with a Muslim activist group, said all those arrested were British Muslims.
May 6, 2012
An Ohio State recruit from Berks County has told the Buckeyes he will not attend the university, according to several published reports, amid concern that a convicted sex offender had interactions with players and recruits associated with the program. Alex Anzalone, one of the nation's top linebacker recruits, committed to Ohio State last month in what was turning out to be a stellar class for new coach Urban Meyer. But Anzalone, from the Reading suburb of Wyomissing, will reopen his recruiting process, after being contacted by Charles Eric Waugh, 31, of Ashland, Ky. In 2008, Waugh pleaded guilty to five counts of possession of underage sexual content.