April 3, 2009
The front covers of men's lacrosse media guides are usually reserved for the returning leading scorer, the impenetrable goalie or the physically imposing defenseman. Geoff Leone and Bobby Lennon don't necessarily fit the bill, but that didn't prevent Navy from putting the two on the cover of this season's guide alongside senior defenseman and team captain Andy Tormey. It's an illustration of the respect the Midshipmen coaches and players have for two seniors who play a defensive midfielder position that rarely attracts much attention.
April 2, 2009
Long before helicopters started falling on doctors and chemical spills were threatening to wipe out Chicago, ER was a show where two guys could disappear in a game of basketball and talk about life or about nothing at all. (For more, go to baltimoresun.com/toydept)
January 7, 2009
Archbishop Spalding's Jordan Cohill knew history was at stake when he lined up against Tyler Tippett in the final match of yesterday's dual meet against top-ranked Mount St. Joseph. The fifth-ranked Cavaliers trailed the Gaels by two, and if Cohill prevailed, Spalding would have its first victory over the area's No. 1 team in wrestling. Cohill won the hard-fought bout at 160 pounds by a point, and the Cavaliers won, 28-27. "Everybody was telling me the pressure was on me," Cohill said.
April 19, 2008
A day after the retirement of Steve McNair, the Ravens took the practice field not knowing who their starting quarterback is going to be. Will it be the more experienced Kyle Boller? Will it be intriguing prospect Troy Smith? Or will it be someone not even on the roster right now? Ravens coach John Harbaugh praised the work of Boller and Smith at this week's minicamp, but he didn't rule out the possibility of a rookie draft pick starting at quarterback this season. "It'll be tough for anybody to come in and win a job against [Boller and Smith]
May 6, 2007
People in big cities around the world are walking 10 percent faster than they did a decade ago, according to a study by an English psychologist that came out last week. Singaporeans were at the top of a list of 32 cities surveyed, but the pace has been picking up everywhere. The study's author, Richard Wiseman, attributes this to anxiety, a general sort of Type A impatience, and the urge toward instantaneousness let loose by the cell phone. New York was the only American city included, and it came in an unexciting eighth, just ahead of Utrecht, in the Netherlands.
August 31, 2006
overheardinnewyork.com What's the point? -- Admit it - when you're on a crowded city sidewalk, you can't help but catch snippets of other people's conversations. And some of the things you pick up along the way can be pretty hilarious. The folks at this Web site do all the legwork for you, posting short exchanges they overheard from random people on the streets of New York City. What to look for --No one, from the lady on the bus to two guys in suits to a kid selling lemonade, is safe.