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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | May 14, 2004
At the start of Troy, King Agamemnon (Brian Cox), unifier of the Greeks, must cajole Brad Pitt's Achilles out of his tent to engage in single-warrior combat against a giant Thessalian. I kept thinking not of Homer, but how difficult it was to get Marilyn Monroe out of her trailer on the desert locations of The Misfits. This handsome and occasionally exciting movie flounders because it confuses Tinseltown glamour with legendary heroism and beauty. Brad Pitt creates an amazing smudge-free image but no mystery - except, perhaps, "What is his workout regimen?"
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By Ariel Dorfman | September 19, 1997
A FEW DAYS ago, I was drawn, for a reason I did not immediately understand, to read Homer's ''Iliad'' again. As I reached the ending, where Achilles, having heaped abuse on the body of his fallen enemy, Hector, slowly finds the humanity in himself to give the corpse back to Priam, Hector's grieving father, I was deeply moved.Those words written thousands of years ago brought to life that warrior who was able to repress his rage and recognize the pain of others, those parents finally able to touch the white bones of their child and honor his existence and his passing away.
SPORTS
By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Staff Writer | April 14, 1992
Rex Chapman's debut as a Washington Bullet was put on hold again yesterday when the team doctor said the veteran guard obtained in a Feb. 19 trade with Charlotte, was suffering from tendinitis in his left Achilles.Chapman, who had hoped to play in New York against the Knicks tonight, aggravated his Achilles' tendon while working out strenuously three times last weekend to test the sore left heel that has kept him sidelined since January.Chapman and the Bullets were trying to determine whether the heel had recovered sufficiently to avoid corrective surgery.
SPORTS
August 10, 1998
Brewers: Jim Lefebvre will join the team today in Houston as the new hitting coach.Expos: Many of the crowd of 21,804 were accompanied by their canine companions for the team's Dog Day promotion, which TC drew a total of 757 dogs and featured a pre-game parade of the dogs and their owners on the field.Mets: Todd Hundley ended a streak of six consecutive strikeouts with a sacrifice fly in the third. Mike Piazza completed a 6-for-12 series in Denver.Padres: Tony Gwynn ran before the game but isn't quite ready to return from his strained left Achilles' tendon.
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December 11, 1995
BasketballNBA: Suspended Pacers G Ricky Pierce one game without pay and fined him $5,000 for pushing referee during altercation in Dec. 8 game against Nets.Bullets: Waived G Jeff Webster.Grizzlies: Activated F Ashraf Amaya from injured list. Placed F Antonio Harvey on injured list with strained hip flexor.Kings: Activated F Corliss Williamson from injured list. Placed F Byron Houston on injured list with Achilles' tendinitis.CollegeButkus Award: Honor for best linebacker went to Illinois senior Kevin Hardy, who had 11 sacks and 105 tackles (64 solo)
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Kevin Cowherd | June 6, 2012
As much as the Ravens want it to go away, the Terrell Suggs injury is the story that won't die. It took all of about 90 seconds for the subject to come up in John Harbaugh's press conference after OTAs at the Castle on Wednesday. "How are you responding to these reports about Terrell Suggs playing basketball?" a radio guy asked. "Has he talked to you and told you the truth?" Harbaugh's reaction was curious: he seemed to smile and wince at the same time. The smile seemed kind of strained, like the smile you'd give someone who just pointed out you've put on a few pounds.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | June 15, 1991
TORONTO -- Baltimore Orioles right fielder Dwight Evans didn't like the idea of spending 15 days on the disabled list, but he had to admit that it was the right move for the club."
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By Jeannine Stein and Jeannine Stein,Los Angeles Times | January 19, 2007
From the pickup basketball player to the motivated marathoner, all who exercise can suffer the agony of the feet. Here are the most common injuries: Plantar fasciitis Any activity that involves jumping, plus sudden stops and starts, can lead to plantar fasciitis. This overstretching of the ligament that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot, straight through the arch, affects about 14 percent of men and women ages 18 to 60, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,Sun reporter | May 18, 2008
After receiving only one at-bat since being recalled from Triple-A Norfolk last Sunday, Alex Cintron made his first start at shortstop for the Orioles last night. He celebrated by going 4-for-4 from the ninth spot in the order. Cintron, who singled in all four trips to the plate, signed a minor league deal with the Orioles on Opening Day, after the Chicago Cubs released him, and batted .288 in 16 games with the Tides. "It's tough decisions you have to make in life," he said. "I think it was good to go down there [Norfolk]
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