June 26, 2005
THE KEY TO getting into this year's postseason may be found in the most foreign of places for baseball success: Tampa Bay. Really. The Devil Rays have lost 90 or more games in each of their first seven seasons and are on pace for their third 100-loss season. But they may decide which teams make the playoffs, and not just because they have befuddled the New York Yankees this year. As the July 31 trading deadline nears, this much is certain: The 2005 trade market is filled with more buyers than sellers.
May 16, 2004
Dani Mazzilli is talking on the phone and the melodic b-l-i-i-n-n-g-g in the background betrays the fact that she is also online, instant-messaging someone else. Suddenly, her cell phone rings, adding to the chorus, and she interrupts two conversations to begin a third with one of her three teen-aged children. Yes, she will bring the equipment bag to school that the child left at home that morning. She will be at school anyway, she says, working on the '70s dance. "Now where were we?"
January 23, 2004
Dani Kell never thought much about playing any basketball position other than guard. Even as the Roland Park senior grew to be 6 feet tall, she spent almost all of her time in the backcourt through her recreation years. That experience turned Kell into a strong ballhandler who could drive to the hoop or hit from the perimeter, in addition to rebounding and posting up against smaller guards. Today, Kell plays the same kind of game as an All-Metro guard for the No. 2 Reds (13-2), who play No. 12 IND tonight at 8:30 at Villa Julie College.
June 10, 2001
"Out at the Movies," a monthly series showcasing films with gay themes, makes its debut Tuesday at the Charles Theater with "Dani and Nico," director Cesc Gay's look at two teens figuring out their sexual identities over a summer at the beach. The film, in Spanish with English subtitles, stars Fernando Ramallo and Jordi Vilches as Nico and Dani, best friends who until now have had the majority of their sexual experiences with each other -- an arrangement that sits fine with Dani, but not so well with Nico, who clearly wants to experience some of that guy-girl sex he's been hearing so much about.
May 31, 1995
Nobody could stop this 6-foot powerhouse one-on-one near the crease. The Mount Hebron senior attack also played on all four state title teams, proved as valuable to the Vikings on attack as McGinnis did in the midfield. An imposing third home with a great shot, Vissers used her height and her long arms to catch just about anything and set up a good angle for her shot. She finished second in scoring in the county for the second straight year, contributing 75 goals and 24 assists for the Class 3A/4A champions.