February 28, 2006
I AM A FAN of the Winter Olympics, and I was shocked, saddened and disgusted to hear the sarcasm, disdain and borderline racial comments in the voice of U.S. Olympic speed skater Chad Hedrick, whose discontent with teammate Shani Davis was blatantly obvious during his interview with the press. It appears that, since Davis didn't participate in aiding Hedrick in his quest to match or break former U.S. speed skater Eric Heiden's record of five gold medals, he was disloyal and undeserving of being a teammate.
March 1, 2006
RE PAUL Hagen's Feb. 21 article "Outta Here": The only thing that seems consistent from year to year with the Phillies is the broadcast booth. So, Mr. Montgomery, please leave the broadcast team alone and put the new guy at the end of the line. Not Larry Anderson. And while you are at it why not give Harry Kalas the life time contract he deserves and be done with it. If you mess around with the broadcast booth there might just be a lot of fans OUTTA HERE!!!! Gerald Jackson Philadelphia Shani's shame Shani Davis did everything but distinguish himself at the Olympic Games.
February 21, 2006
THE 2006 WINTER OLYMPICS have been one big belly-flop here in the good old U.S. of A. NBC and the rest of the news media across the country have done their best to drum up interest in the snow sports. But we the audience just don't seem to be cooperating. And neither are members of our too-frequently disappointing Olympic team. Television viewership is down 36 percent compared to the Salt Lake City games in 2002 - although it could get a significant bounce tonight as the women's figure skating competition begins.
March 23, 2012 |
CHARLIE WI felt a lot better walking off the golf course compared with his last round. Coming off a final round at Innisbrook in which he made a 13 on one hole, Wi hit an 8-iron over the water to 6 feet for birdie on the 18th for a 6-under 66, giving him a share of the lead with Jason Dufner on Thursday in the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Fla. Tiger Woods, a six-time champion at Bay Hill, shot a 69. In another tournament:...
March 12, 2012 |
ARIES MERRITT stunned Chinese great Liu Xiang in the 60-meter hurdles and the United States cemented a record gold-medal haul at the world indoor championships in Istanbul. "We psyched up everybody, including myself," said U.S. captain Bernard Lagat, who won his own gold in the 3,000. "We came together as a team. " The Americans' 10 golds were two better than the previous record. And several times, the toughest competition an American faced was another American. No other country had more than two golds.
November 28, 2005 |
Fred Funk went from wearing a pink skirt on the third hole to walking away with nearly all the money in the Skins Game yesterday in La Quinta, Calif. "Wow," Funk said in disbelief on the 18th green, where he won the final $550,000 and six skins, for a total of $925,000 and 15 skins in his first try. Funk had a two-putt birdie on the par-5 18th, then clinched the record-setting victory when Tiger Woods missed an 8-foot birdie putt. Funk, 49, became the oldest Skins Game winner, and took all $700,000 available yesterday.
October 24, 2010
Alicia Sacramone of the United States came out of retirement to win the gold medal in the vault at the world gymnastics championships Saturday, edging all-around champion Aliya Mustafina in Rotterdam, Netherlands. BASEBALL: Former Astros all-star Jeff Bagwell will not return as Houston's hitting coach next season. GOLF: More than 100 members of the First Tee of Philadelphia, ages 6 to 18, will participate with student-athletes and coaches from La Salle, Penn, Temple, Villanova, Cabrini, Philadelphia University, and Rutgers-Camden during an event Sunday at Walnut Lane Golf Club.
February 12, 2010 |
Sounds like 2006 all over again. Shani Davis stirred up another dispute with U.S. Speedskating over team pursuit just 2 days before the start of the Winter Olympics, saying he decided not to enter the event because he felt pressured to be part of the national program. Davis skates on his own without any financial support from the U.S. governing body, largely because of a testy relationship that seemed to be getting better. "I don't have any obligations to U.S. Speedskating.
January 11, 2002 |
Todd skipped the quad, yet soared to his sixth U.S. Figure Skating Championships title. Making it even sweeter, Todd Eldredge is headed for his third Olympics, hoping to grab the medal that has eluded him. Despite not attempting the quadruple jump that has been the bane of his otherwise brilliant career, Eldredge used surpassing artistry to beat defending champion Tim Goebel in Los Angeles last night. They were tied after the short program, but Eldredge won the free skate with his spins, footwork and just enough guts to pull off eight triple jumps.
December 20, 2004 |
Shani Davis and Maria Lamb won individual titles at the U.S. Long Track Allround Speedskating Championships yesterday in West Allis, Wis. Davis, who captured the title for the third straight year, won the 1,500 meters in 1 minute, 47.73 seconds, a Pettit National Ice Center record. Davis broke the old mark of 1:47.85 set by Norway's Adne Sondral in a World Cup meet in 2000. Chad Hedrick won the 10,000 in 13:43.28. But Davis, who finished second, edged him in points for the title.