March 24, 2014 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Eleven days ago, before starting at shortstop in a game in Disney World, where the Atlanta Braves call spring training home, Freddy Galvis rolled up his left pant leg and showed off a nasty cut. It wasn't an uncommon injury for a baseball player, as they slide hard into the ground routinely when trying to get to a base on offense or field a hard-to-reach grounder on defense. Galvis got this particular wound after sliding into third base one day. It was the reason he had briefly ditched his normal high-sock look.
October 13, 2013 |
The Eagles have been in communication with the NFL league office after a third Tampa Bay Buccaneers player contracted MRSA, a drug-resistant staph infection. There is no change to the Eagles' travel plans and they intend to play Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. The Eagles have their own injuries to worry about, too. Quarterback Michael Vick was officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game with a left hamstring injury, although a source close to the situation told The Inquirer that Vick is "doubtful" to play.
May 13, 2013
Authorities said that former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been arrested in California for the third time in a week. Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Joe Balicki said the 23-year-old Young was arrested late Friday in San Clemente for allegedly breaking into a home. Balicki said Young fought with deputies after a foot chase. He has been charged with attempted burglary, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. He was in custody Sunday on $75,000 bail.
May 12, 2013
At the Madrid Open, Rafael Nadal reached his seventh consecutive final since returning from a knee injury, brushing aside Pablo Andujar , 6-0, 6-4. Nadal will play Stanislas Wawrinka in Sunday's final. Wawrinka recovered late to defeat Tomas Berdych , 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, in the other semifinal. Also Sunday, top-ranked Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will meet in the final with the No. 1 ranking on the line. Williams will have a chance to win her 50th title after downing Sara Errani , 7-5, 6-2. No. 2 Sharapova beat Ana Ivanovic , 6-4, 6-3. NFL: George Sauer Jr ., 69, who had a huge day in the biggest game in New York Jets history and then surprisingly walked away from football a few years later, died Tuesday in Westerville, Ohio, of Alzheimer's disease.
October 12, 2012 |
THE YANKEES' team bus was on the Henry Hudson Parkway last Saturday when Joe Girardi's phone rang. After deteriorating from Alzheimer's disease since the 1990s, his father had died in Illinois. "I had tears in my eyes on the bus, so I put some sunglasses on," the manager said Thursday, struggling not to cry, "and [did] probably what a lot of men do when they go through difficult and sad times, we try to stay busy. That's what we do. And I tried to focus. " For 5 days, Girardi did not disclose dad's death to his players, preferring not to talk about it and not wanting to distract his team.
December 28, 2011 |
JAMES NEAL had a goal and an assist, and Pittsburgh fired a barrage of shots at visiting Carolina goalie Justin Peters before finally breaking him in a 4-2 victory over the Hurricanes last night, stretching the Penguins' winning streak to four games. Neal scored his 21st goal, one off the NHL lead. He has scored in every game of the Penguins' winning streak and has 14 goals in 16 home games. Pittsburgh outshot Carolina 52-18, giving Peters a difficult test in his season debut.
December 6, 2011 |
FORMER NHL forward Matthew Barnaby was fired by ESPN as the cable network's hockey analyst yesterday, a day after being charged with drunken driving for being found behind the wheel of an SUV that was missing its front tire. In an email sent to the Associated Press, ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz wrote the network informed Barnaby that his contract was terminated "effective immediately. " The decision was made a day after Erie County sheriff's office said Barnaby was driving a Porsche Cayenne with front-end damage and a sparking rim in the Buffalo suburb of Clarence, where he lives.
March 18, 2011
WRESTLERS DO get hurt. They're just programmed to continue on through the pain. So you can only imagine how difficult it was for Nebraska's Jordan Burroughs and Michigan's Kellen Russell to be at the top of their game during the 2008-09 seasons and then to have wrestling snatched away from them in 2009-10. During the 2009 NCAA Division I Championships, Burroughs and Russell earned All-America status; Burroughs was crowned as an NCAA champion. Each had high expectations for 2009-10.
July 23, 2010
Dez Bryant agreed to terms of a contract with the Dallas Cowboys, making the receiver the first of this year's first-round NFL draft picks with a deal. The contract, announced Thursday, is for $11.8 million over five years, with at least $8.3 million guaranteed. The Cowboys had traded up three spots to get the former Oklahoma State all-American at No. 24. Former Cleveland center LeCharles Bentley sued the Browns over a career-ending staph infection he says he contracted at the team's training facility.
April 8, 2010 |
A patient at Pennsylvania Hospital has a rare form of staph infection that is believed to stem from the overuse of antibiotics. The patient - a woman on kidney dialysis - had been transferred from Delaware and did not catch the bacterial infection at the University of Pennsylvania-owned hospital, Penn officials said. Experts say the rare case of so-called vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or VRSA underscores the importance of surveillance and frequent hand-washing in hospitals to prevent the spread of such infections.