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September 17, 2010
Rockets center Yao Ming will be limited to playing no more than 24 minutes in each game next season as he returns from a foot injury, the team's athletic trainer said Thursday. Keith Jones told the Houston Chronicle the time limit would be applied strictly and the 7-foot-6 Yao would skip a lot of practice sessions to limit the impact on his left foot. "Twenty-four is his number all year," Jones said. "Playoffs come, things could change. We're trying to get him through April.
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By Mary Johnson and For The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
Colonial Players is not only launching its new season with its current production of "Rocket Man" but has also flipped the switch on impressive new staging technology that gives this show a distinctive touch of flash. The show by Steven Dietz relates the adventures of a protagonist in his mid-40s who transcends oppressive boundaries for a second chance at a better life. But the audience, too, blasts off into a season that celebrates Colonial's improved facilities, including a new lighting grid and instruments producing spectacular new effects.
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SPORTS
December 30, 2009
The Rockets acknowledged they are trying to trade Tracy McGrady after the two-time scoring champion's representatives asked the team to deal him. McGrady was unhappy with his playing time in six games (46 minutes) since returning from offseason knee surgery and left the team before two road games over the weekend. Houston coach Rick Adelman said before Tuesday's game against New Orleans that McGrady never progressed to the point where he was ready to increase his minutes.
NEWS
August 17, 2014
Commentator Caroline Poplin claims that Israel will have to make concessions to Hamas to prevent a resumption of the rockets ( "A costly victory for Israel," Aug. 7). However, anyone knowledgeable about Hamas knows that won't work. Hamas is implacably dedicated to the annihilation of Israel and will continue its attacks despite temporary interruptions. The only way to "prevent resumption of the rockets" is to get rid of Hamas - or at least remove it from power in Gaza and replace it with a government that will live peacefully with Israel.
SPORTS
November 24, 2009
Tracy McGrady returned to practice Monday for the first time since undergoing microfracture surgery on his left knee in February, but the seven-time All-Star doesn't know when he will play for the Rockets. McGrady said he's "ready to play basketball," but the Rockets aren't so certain. McGrady said the difference of opinion is not a problem, but he's upset people have faulted him for wanting to return now. "Everybody wants to make a big deal that I'm this diva. ... It's crazy," McGrady said.
SPORTS
December 29, 2009
A person with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press that representatives of Tracy McGrady asked the Rockets to trade him. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday night because neither side has made an official comment. The seven-time All-Star has been asking for more playing time as he tries to come back from offseason microfracture surgery on his left knee. He left the team and returned to Houston over the weekend. •Benched Knicks guard Nate Robinson was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Monday after his agent made a trade request.
NEWS
By Scott Dance | March 27, 2012
NASA successfully launched five rockets early this morning after nearly two weeks of delays, and here's what it looked like in case you missed it. The rockets released chemical tracers that allow scientists to study patterns of the jet stream. The launch took place at 4:58 a.m. from the Wallops Flight Facility on the Virginia portion of the Delmarva. To see more images of the launch, visit the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's page on Flickr .
NEWS
August 28, 2011
I read with dismay that the Russian spacecraft that was to supply provisions for the International Space Station, where two American astronauts are housed, burnt up in the atmosphere while our own shuttle program at NASA was recently mothballed. I heard with concern on a news program on WYPR that we don't make crucial medications in this country anymore, and thus depend on China, India and others to do it for us. The same program also mentioned that there are crucial shortages of these lifesaving medications.
SPORTS
By Jerry Bembry and Jerry Bembry,Sun Staff Writer | June 20, 1994
HOUSTON -- For a brief second, there was an opening. And with his team down two points and the clock winding down, New York Knicks guard John Starks -- who to that point had stepped up for 16 fourth-quarter points -- saw from behind the three-point line an opportunity to bring his team an NBA title.But Hakeem Olajuwon, the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year, would have none of that. With his team's season on the line, Olajuwon partially blocked Starks' three-point attempt with two seconds left, preserving Houston's 86-84 win in Game 6 of the NBA Finals last night.
NEWS
By Scott Dance | March 13, 2012
Eastern Shore readers -- and anyone with a computer -- can watch five rockets being launched 65 miles into the atmosphere Wednesday night into Thursday morning. NASA is planning to hold a launch between midnight and 1:30 a.m. at the Wallops Island facility in Virginia, just south of the Maryland line. The visitors center there will open at 10 p.m. Wednesday for spectators. The rockets are being used to study the winds of the jet stream. Once the rockets reach the intended height, they will release milky white clouds that scientists will be able to see from space.
NEWS
August 8, 2014
Commentator Adil E. Shamoo overlooks two crucial points necessary to understanding the current Israel-Hamas conflict ( "Israel's unjust war," Aug. 1). First, Hamas under its charter and by the statements of its leaders is committed to Israel's destruction. Given those circumstances, Israel has the right under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter to defend itself. Second, while Mr. Shamoo correctly bemoans the civilians killed in the current war between Israel and Hamas, there is a moral issue he overlooks: Who bears the greater moral responsibility - Hamas, which places its rockets and fighters in heavily populated Palestinian areas, or Israel, which responds to the rockets fired from those heavily populated areas?
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
Mount St. Joseph running back Nevone McCrimmon, who led the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference in rushing as a sophomore but was hampered by injuries last season, has committed orally to play football at Toledo. McCrimmon chose the Rockets, a Football Bowl Subdivision program picked by the media to win the Mid-American Conference West Division, over offers from Wake Forest, Boston College, Connecticut and Monmouth. "I picked Toledo because I want to build a new dynasty at Toledo.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2014
A local high school graduate who joined the Israel Defense Forces last year has been wounded in Gaza, his father said Monday. Jordan Low, a 19-year-old sharpshooter in Israel's Golani Brigade, was one of 15 soldiers investigating what they believed was a Hamas weapons cache in northern Gaza on Sunday when two rockets struck the building, according to Jeffrey Low of Pikesville. Jordan Low suffered injuries consistent with smoke inhalation, his father said. He was recovering Monday in the intensive care unit at Rabin Medical Center in Tel Aviv.
NEWS
July 19, 2014
Letter writer Bruce Knauff, though well-intentioned, misses the point of terror ( "Conflict over Gaza is one-sided," July 16). Although Hamas has been thwarted in killing and maiming more Israelis, that is not their intent. On the contrary, as they themselves have said repeatedly in many ways, their intent is to do as much harm as possible. So when Mr. Knauff and his family or some Israeli and his family are running for cover while rockets are heading their way and sirens are wailing, the terror is real.
NEWS
July 17, 2014
The five-hour cease fire between Hamas and Israel in the Gaza Strip was the calm before the storm. Hamas rockets began raining down on Israel at the moment the United Nations-requested lull ended on Thursday afternoon. Israel waited a bit longer - three hours or so - before resuming air strikes but then followed with a long-anticipated ground offensive aimed at eliminating so-called "terror tunnels" that allow militants access to Israeli territory. For the moment, Egyptian efforts to broker a truce appear to have amounted to nothing, and the prospects for a more permanent peace appear dim, indeed.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2013
UPDATE: The mission has been postponed because of repairs needed to a pump on the International Space Station, according to NASA. Crew members aboard the space station are slated to take space walks Dec. 21, 23 and 25 to replace the pump, used to keep equipment cool. Original post: A launch to restock the International Space Station with provisions and scientific equipment is expected to be visible across Maryland on Thursday, though it could be delayed. NASA and Orbital Sciences Corp.
SPORTS
January 18, 2003
The Rockets' Yao Ming (left) guards the Lakers' Shaquille O'Neal in the first quarter last night in Houston in the big men's much-anticipated first meeting. O'Neal scored 31 points to Yao's 10, but the Rockets prevailed in overtime, 108-104. (Article, 4c) Shaquille O'Neal 31 points 13 rebounds Yao Ming 10 points 10 rebounds ...........................Assists....Field....Blocks......Minutes ........................................goals O'Neal (Lakers).......4........13-26......0.
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By Joe Burlas and Joe Burlas,Special to The Carroll County Sun | August 14, 1991
The dreams of a national championship for the Westminster Rockets crumbled quickly in the first two rounds of the Amateur Softball Association Girls 18-and-under National Slow-pitch Championship at Al Bishop Softball Complex here over the weekend.The Rockets faced the Blue Angels of Chattanooga, Tenn., on Thursday, the first day of the four-day, 58-team event.A case of first-game jitters did not help the Rockets as they committed several errors against the hard-hitting Blue Angels squad. TheTennessee team dropped the Westminster squad into the losers' bracket, 21-6.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2013
A rocket streaked through the sky Tuesday night in Maryland and for hundreds of miles across the eastern U.S. as NASA launched a mission from the Delmarva peninsula. An Air Force Minotaur I rocket lifted off at 8:15 p.m. from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The launch is performing various tests as part of the Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space Office's ORS-3 mission deploying satellites in space. The launch timing, scheduled for between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., was dependent upon weather and atmospheric conditions.
ENTERTAINMENT
Lori Sears and The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
I'll admit it from the get-go: I'm an Elton John nut. I love the man, his music, his melodies, his voice. So let me start not at the beginning, but at the end of last night's concert at the packed Verizon Center in Washington. When the show was over, I started replaying the highlights of the concert in my head. And I began thinking of the songs that he didn't play. I wasn't dwelling out of regret or disappointment, but rather out of amazement. He could have played another three-hour concert of the songs that he didn't perform.
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