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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,Sun reporter | March 11, 2007
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. -- Given the choice yesterday, Adam Loewen would have kept his first inning and discarded the second. He'd base the decision on how he threw the ball, not the results. The St. Louis Cardinals scored once off Loewen, the Orioles' left-hander, in the first. They went down quietly in the second, with Loewen striking out Gary Bennett and Jolbert Cabrera. Loewen threw 29 pitches in the first, allowing a single to Tagg Bozied and a run-scoring double to Preston Wilson.
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SPORTS
By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,Sun reporter | March 10, 2007
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. -- Orioles reliever Paul Shuey, attempting to make a comeback after retiring two years ago, strained his right Achilles' tendon yesterday while covering home plate against the Washington Nationals. He'll undergo a magnetic resonance imaging test today to determine the severity. Under the best-case scenario, it appears that Shuey, invited to camp as a nonroster player, will be unable to pitch for the next two weeks, damaging his chances of making the team. "It's not going to help him, obviously," manager Sam Perlozzo said.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
By SANDRA MCKEE and SANDRA MCKEE,SUN REPORTER | March 17, 2006
NEW YORK -- The phone rang and Ted Theos heard the voice of trainer Mike Trombetta. "My friend," Trombetta said, "if you want to win the Gotham, you're going to have to do it from the 10th hole." Theos laughed, recalling the conversation about tomorrow's $200,000, Grade III Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct and Sweetnorthern- saint, the thoroughbred he co-owns with fellow Baltimore resident Joseph Balsamo. "Four months ago, if you would have told me we'd be doing this [competing in a Triple Crown prep race]
SPORTS
By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | December 29, 2004
COLLEGE PARK - The Maryland's women's basketball season received a major setback yesterday when it was learned that 6-foot-4 freshman forward Laura Harper will be lost for the rest of the season with an Achilles' tendon injury in her left ankle. Harper, the Atlantic Coast Conference's leading rebounder (9.8 a game) and the team's third-leading scorer (13.2), suffered the injury in practice Monday night, coach Brenda Frese announced last night. Harper will undergo surgery later this week.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | August 10, 2004
CANTON, Ohio - Joe Gibbs knew it would be tough. The returning Washington Redskins coach told anyone willing to listen not to quickly expect anything evoking the team's glory days, of which he was an integral part. For the first time since 1993, Gibbs coached a real game last night - if preseason can be considered real - and watched his offense sputter as neither of his leading quarterback contenders distinguished himself. Worst of all, the Redskins lost starting right offensive tackle Jon Jansen for the season with a ruptured left Achilles'.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | June 4, 2004
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Courtney Kupets may have torn her Achilles' tendon last summer, but she didn't show weakness in her heel or anywhere else last night at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships. The reigning all-around national champion from Gaithersburg led all 32 competitors, completing her four routines with a total score of 38.225, and winning the balance beam. "I was confident," Kupets said, beaming. "Right now, winning nationals isn't as important as doing all my routines cleanly ... but who wouldn't want it?"
FEATURES
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?"
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | April 18, 2004
Interviewed on the Today show by Katie Couric in February. Named to the honor roll at Rockville's Magruder High School in March. And the subject of her own Sports Illustrated for Kids sports card this month. So, what do you do for an encore, Courtney Kupets? The 17-year-old gymnast grins. "I don't know. It's all pretty cool," she says. Kupets, the 2003 national all-around champion, has been in intense rehabilitation since tearing her Achilles' tendon last August at the world championships.
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