January 15, 2015
DAWN ROBERTS is sizzling hot. She's not afraid to show off her buff new body - and she's ready to share how she got it! The 45-year-old West Philadelphia native, co-owner of KD Communications Group, skillfully juggled career, marriage and motherhood for years while always making fitness a priority. She was fit, for sure, but had grown frustrated about her weight. The former long-distance high-school track athlete and former ambassador for Black Girls Run had come to a crossroads: She'd been "running consistently for five years, and I was not getting faster and hadn't lost a pound.
April 24, 2012 |
DEREK JETER had four hits to stretch his hitting streak to 13 games, Alex Rodriguez belted career home run No. 632 and the visiting New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers, 7-4, Monday night, spoiling the retirement ceremony for former Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez. Rodriguez, a 14-time All-Star catcher, ended a 21-season playing career spent mostly in Texas. The Rangers honored him with a pregame ceremony that ended with an unusual first pitch. Rodriguez initially went to the mound while Michael Young, the team's longest-tenured player, set up to receive the pitch.
April 19, 2012 |
The Hall of Fame has asked lefthander Jamie Moyer for some sort of memorabilia to commemorate his record-setting game on Tuesday, when the 49-year-old became the oldest pitcher ever to win a major-league contest. Moyer wasn't sure whether the Hall wanted his glove or maybe his whole Colorado Rockies uniform, but he said he would send something to Cooperstown. "To have your name mentioned with great players of the past or Hall of Fame players, it's pretty special," the former Phillie said after his seven efficient innings beat the San Diego Padres, 5-3. Moyer is 49 years and 150 days old. Jack Quinn of the Brooklyn Dodgers was 49 years and 70 days old on Sept.
April 19, 2012 |
Former Texas Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez will retire on Monday as a member of the team he spent most of his career with, ESPN.com reported. The Rangers declined to comment. Rodriguez, who won the 1999 American League MVP and went to 10 straight All-Star Games with the Rangers, was not able to find a job this spring. The 40-year-old affectionately known as "Pudge" began his major league career with the Rangers in 1991. Rodriguez was also a four-time All-Star with the Detroit Tigers and won a World Series as a member of the 2003 Florida Marlins.
March 17, 2009 |
The Houston Astros and catcher Ivan Rodriguez are closing in on a $1.5 million, 1-year contract, a person familiar with the talks told the Associated Press yesterday. The deal would contain $1.5 million in performance bonuses based on games and plate appearances, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been announced by the team. "There isn't anything certain yet. Right now the only team I have is Puerto Rico," Rodriguez said in Spanish in Miami before meeting Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic.
February 16, 2009 |
Alex Rodriguez will have an audience of Yankees for his news conference tomorrow after he arrives at spring training. Yankees manager Joe Girardi plans to attend to show his support for the three-time AL MVP, who last week admitted using banned substances while playing for Texas from 2001-3. Several Yankees players also have told the team they want to be there. "I think it shows the unity of the club, and I think that's real important," Girardi said yesterday. "I think it's important that teammates back teammates, and they're there for each other, and they know during difficult times they can lean on each other.
September 10, 2008 |
A quarter-million homers Gary Sheffield still needs four home runs to reach 500. But his second homer for Detroit on Monday proved to be a milestone that few knew anything about. The 250,000th homer in major-league history came during the Tigers' 14-8 win over Oakland. "It really probably won't hit me until I get one or two away," Sheffield said of reaching 500. "Really, to me, four isn't close. You have to be at one or two. I can hit two in a game; I've never hit three.
November 3, 2006 |
Detroit's Kenny Rogers, whose smudged left hand created a lot of suspicion during the World Series, won his fourth straight Gold Glove and fifth overall yesterday. Rogers did not have any fielding fumbles - Detroit Tigers pitchers made five errors in the five-game Series - but he did have a brownish smudge on his pitching hand in the first inning of Game 2. Whether it was dirt, pine tar or something else may never be known. St. Louis manager Tony La Russa never urged umpires to check Rogers' hand and instead merely asked them to make sure whatever it was went away.
August 16, 2006 |
Placido Polanco's injury forced Ivan Rodriguez to play an unfamiliar position and left the Detroit Tigers wondering how the loss of their steady second baseman will affect their playoff run. "It's very sad, because we are all feeling so good right now," Polanco said last night after separating his shoulder, then watching Craig Monroe break a ninth-inning tie with a popup single that gave visiting Detroit a 3-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox....
January 24, 2004 |
Ivan Rodriguez rejoined the Marlins for a day, going with the team to the White House to celebrate Florida's World Series title. The 10-time All-Star catcher, who became a free agent after the six-game win over the New York Yankees, rejected a $24 million, 3-year offer from the Marlins. Detroit has offered a $40 million, 4-year deal and his agent, Scott Boras, said he's still considering proposals from several teams. President Bush, the former Rangers owner who was Pudge's boss in Texas, talked about Rodriguez during yesterday's photo opportunity in the East Room.