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Eighty-six-year-old Johanna Quaas, the oldest active gymnast in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records attends the annual review show ‘Menschen 2012’ (People of 2012) aired on the public television broadcasting station ZDF in Munich, on Dec. 2. Below, Quaas at a recent training session. (Photo:MARC MUELLER/AFP/Getty Images)
The students, known as the Painted Posse, attend every home game painted in the school’s purple and gold colors. Taking away the cross was like taking away part of him, Cooke told an NBC affiliate in Baton Rouge, NBC33TV.
The university’s spokesman, Herb Vincent, acknowledged that the crosses had been removed and said the university was within its rights to doctor the photo. “LSU Athletics attempts not to imply any particular religious or political message in any of its correspondence with fans,” Vincent told Campus Reform.
Babe Ruth never did it. Neither did Hank Aaron or Willie Mays. Joe DiMaggio came close, once.
Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has accomplished what some of the greatest players in baseball history could not: He has won the triple crown.
Cabrera topped the American League in batting average (.330), home runs (44) and runs batted in (139) for the season — a statistical trifecta last achieved by Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. The regular season wrapped up last night; Cabrera’s Tigers start the playoffs Saturday.
Only 14 players in baseball history have pulled off the triple crown, the first being Paul Aloysius Hines for the Providence Grays in 1878. Since then, even the greatest players have swung and missed.
The NFL and the referees union have reached a tentative contract agreement, ending an impasse that began in June when the lague locked out the officials and used replacements instead.
The NFL said it planned to have regular refs work tonight’s Cleveland-Baltimore game.
With Commissioner Roger Goodell at the table, the sides concluded two days of talks late last night with the announcement of a tentative eight-year deal, which must be ratified by the union’s 121 members. The vote is expected tomorrow.
Belichick OMG! Following his team’s 30-31 loss last night to the Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots head coach attempted to grab an official and express his anger at the way the game was called. At the post-game press conference, Belichick said he doesn’t expect to be fined for the incident. The NFL is investigating the confrontation.
[Source: Washington Post]
You know longboards, those overgrown skateboards that teenagers love riding around? They’re raising safety concerns after an increasing tally of deaths and head injuries.
“He was just two blocks away, rolling down the street,” Terri Stanton said of her son Joseph, who suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling off his longboard near the family’s Kingwood, Texas, home in June 2010. “The best we can tell, he turned the corner and the wheels stopped once he hit the cobblestone, but he didn’t.” Stanton survived, barely, but was unresponsive for weeks. His recovery over the past two years has been painstaking. “He communicates with blinks. One blink for yes and lots of blinks for no,” his mother said. “It’s not consistent but 60-70 percent of the time we get good blinks out of him.”
On August 2, 2011, 16-year-old D.J. Searcy collapsed and died after enduring a grueling three-a-day practice in 109-degree weather. Now, Searcy’s death is a catalyst for new high school safety guidelines.
Coaches are now required to use a wet bulb globe that measures humidity and other factors as part of the temperature. Outdoor practice must be canceled if the temperature rises beyond 92 degrees. Ice baths have to be available in case a player becomes dangerously overheated. Water breaks must be provided more often. And the grueling, three-a-day practices that Searcy endured in the 24 hours before he died are banned.