next Image 1 of 3 Josh Sweeney playing in the USA v Italy game at the Harborcenter in Buffalo, NY on April 29, 2015 as part of the 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool. (Bill Wippert) prev next Image 2 of 3 The U.S. National Sled Hockey Team at the World Championships in April 2015. (Joe Cascio Photography 2015) prev Image 3 of 3 The USA v Canada gold medal game at the Harborcenter in Buffalo, NY as part of the 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool. (Bill Wippert) When Josh Sweeney stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) in Afghanistan in October 2009, the Marine Corps Sergeant lost both legs above the knee. Now, the Purple Heart recipient is an accomplished athlete- scoring the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team’s game-winning goal to earn its third gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games and receiving the inaugural Pat Tillman Award for Service at the 2014 ESPYS. … [Read more...] about Paralyzed Marine turns to growing sport of sled hockey for rehabilitation, community
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A jogger travels along Fairgrounds Road past a pumpjack and the downtown skyline on Nov. 21, 2017. James Durbin/Reporter-Telegram A jogger travels along Fairgrounds Road past a pumpjack and the downtown skyline on Nov. 21, 2017. James Durbin/Reporter-Telegram Photo: James Durbin Photo: James Durbin Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A jogger travels along Fairgrounds Road past a pumpjack and the downtown skyline on Nov. 21, 2017. James Durbin/Reporter-Telegram A jogger travels along Fairgrounds Road past a pumpjack and the downtown skyline on Nov. 21, 2017. James Durbin/Reporter-Telegram Photo: James Durbin Salaries growing faster in oil-rich Texas than New York 1 / 1 Back to Gallery … [Read more...] about Salaries growing faster in oil-rich Texas than New York
Photo: Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times/Redux My past is littered with the bones of men who were foolish enough to think I was someone they could sleep on. Man, what a quote that is. Wouldn’t it feel fantastic to be enough of a badass to say that with a straight face? The person who actually did? An incredible woman named Michele Roberts, a longtime attorney called, by Washingtonian magazine, “the finest pure trial lawyer in Washington.” Now she is setting her sights on the insular, complacent, owner-friendly world of sports as the new head of the National Basketball Players Association. If you’re looking for the one person most likely to alter the world of sports most dramatically over the next decade, it’s not LeBron James or Roger Goodell. It’s this 58-year-old woman sitting in her office in Harlem, ready to watch the sports world burn. We’re more than three years away from the earliest point the current NBA … [Read more...] about Michele Roberts vs. the NBA: Why the New Head of the Players Union Is a Hero for Progressive Sports Fans
After completing 25 of 29 passes against the Bengals on Sunday - at 86.2 percent, the second-most efficient game of his career - Raiders quarterback Derek Carr wasn’t satisfied with his own play. “We could have had more,” Carr said. “I get our stat book and I looked at it and I was like, they look pretty, but I could have played better.” Rookie running back Josh Jacobs - who rushed for 112 yards to become the first Raiders rookie with four 100-plus rushing games - struck a similar postgame tone. “I missed a couple of holes,” Jacobs said. “It was not a great game for me.” And head coach Jon Gruden, whose team had won its third straight game to improve to 6-4? “We made some tragic mistakes (on offense) - jumping offsides, fumbling the ball in the red zone,” Gruden said. “It could’ve been a different story today.” Safe to say, the Raiders had no problem critiquing their offense’s performance in a … [Read more...] about Raiders’ offense sees room to grow after latest win
Hello and welcome to another edition of the L.A. Times soccer newsletter. I’m Kevin Baxter, the Times’ soccer writer. With the MLS season over, we’ll start this week with the U.S. national team which, depending on your point of view, either 1) pulled out of its tailspin with last week’s win over Canada or 2) accomplished nothing since the Americans were outplayed for long stretches by a team they have typically dominated.It’s likely a bit of both.On the positive side, the U.S. did what it had to do, avenging an October loss to Canada – its first to that country since 1985 – by scoring three goals in the first 34 minutes, then cruising to a 4-1 win.Canada hadn’t allowed four goals in a game since October 2016. And with those scores the U.S. erased Canada’s lead in goal differential in the CONCACAF Nations League group standings, leaving the Americans in position to advance to the tournament semifinals with a win over Cuba today in … [Read more...] about Soccer! What did the U.S. men’s team accomplish by beating Canada?