Brand ready for rehab after cast is removed

first_imgBrand was injured Aug. 3 during his daily workout in El Segundo, and Morgan performed the surgery four days later. Brand was examined and had his cast removed at the hospital in Wilmington. ETC.: Guard Royal Ivey signed a one-year contract with the Bucks one day after Milwaukee backup point guard Charlie Bell signed an offer sheet with the Miami Heat. The Bucks have a week to match Bell’s five-year, $18.5 million offer. Jurisprudence Months after berating her in an expletive-filled tirade, New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas moved from cursing to courting a fellow executive now suing the basketball Hall of Famer for sexual harassment, a former team employee testified. Jeffrey Nix, a 15-year employee of the NBA team, took the stand in U.S. District Court to recount a series of conversations he had with his friend and co-worker, plaintiff Anucha Browne Sanders, throughout 2004. From news services Clippers forward Elton Brand had the cast removed from his left leg and was fitted for a removable walking boot Tuesday, six weeks after he had surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles’ tendon. The Clippers said Brand will begin a rehabilitation program under the supervision of their training and medical staff. The program includes local therapy, cardiovascular work and a flexibility and strengthening program. Brand is expected to wear the walking boot for six weeks before being reevaluated by Dr. Craig Morgan at Christiana Care’s Wilmington Hospital in Wilmington, Del. ETC.: A company that distributed human growth hormone to “well known athletes and entertainers” has agreed to pay a $10.5 million penalty and cooperate with law enforcement in ongoing investigations, federal prosecutors said. Under the terms of the agreement, Specialty Distribution Services Inc., a subsidiary of Express Scripts Inc., will not face prosecution for three years if it fully complies with terms of the agreement. Tennis Vania King of Long Beach upset top-seeded Marion Bartoli of France, 6-1, 7-5, in the first round of the Sunfeast Open in Calcutta, India. ETC.: Martina Hingis advanced to the second round of the China Open, beating Sun Tiantian of China, 6-2, 6-3, in Beijing. … Second-seeded Sybille Bammer beat Yvonne Meusburger, 6-2, 6-1, in an all-Austrian match to reach the second round of the Slovenia Open in Portoroz. Cycling Colombia’s Leonardo Duque won the 16th stage of the Spanish Vuelta and Denis Menchov of Russia remained the overall leader. Duque, riding for the Cofidis team, beat Alexander Kolobnev of CSC to win the 100.4-mile stage from Jaen to Puertollano in 4 hours, 39 seconds. Joan Horrach of Spain was third. Motorsports Except for one race, the IRL’s IndyCar schedule next season will be identical to this year. The series will not return to Michigan International Speedway because the IRL and track officials could not agree on a new contract. The 2-mile oval track in Brooklyn, Mich., had hosted open-wheel racing since 1968. ETC.: Kasey Kahne is the new beer man, picking up Budweiser as the primary sponsor for his No. 9 Dodge. The sponsorship was announced at Gillett Evernham Motorspots, where Kahne entered the event on the famed Budweiser Clydesdales. Boxing After 82 years, Madison Square Garden will retire its storied boxing ring and donate it to the International Boxing Hall of Fame at Canastota, N.Y., where it will go on display this fall. Hockey Nine-time NHL All-Star defenseman Brian Leetch, U.S. Olympic gold and silver medalist Cammi Granato, writer and broadcaster Stan Fischler, and longtime communications executive John Halligan will be this year’s recipients of the Lester Patrick Award for outstanding service to hockey in the United States. Olympic sports Russian Olympic champion Alexey Mishin won his first World Wrestling Championship gold medal in the Greco-Roman division, defeating American Brad Vering, 5-0, 4-0, in the 84-kilogram class at Baku, Azerbaijan. Deaths Garrard “Buster” Ramsey, the first coach of the Buffalo Bills, has died. He was 87. Nephew Knox Wagner Ramsey Jr. said Ramsey died of pneumonia Sunday at a retirement center near Chattanooga, Tenn., where he had been living. ETC.: Louis J. Willie Jr., a black businessman who helped defuse a racial dispute surrounding the 1990 PGA Championship by becoming an honorary member at the all-white Shoal Creek club in Birmingham, Ala., has died. He was 84. Volleyball Reid Priddy registered eight of his 16 kills in the second game and had two aces and a block to lead the U.S. to a 25-19, 27-25, 25-18 over Puerto Rico in the NORCECA championships at the Anaheim Convention Center. Clay Stanley added 10 kills and two aces for the Americans (3-0), who finished unbeaten in Group play and drew a bye into Thursday night’s semifinals.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Mexican trip is now convenient

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“Not only that,” Catalan added, “but it is a very affordable place and now only two hours from Los Angeles.” A one-bedroom condo on the beach will run you about $160 a day, according to Rafael Venezuela from Rocky point reservations. “That includes use of kayaks, a great gym, as well as access to a variety of sporting activities and more all with a stunning view of the Sea of Cortez,” she said. There are no billfish in this part of the Sea of Cortez. Anglers usually fish from seven to 15 miles offshore and focus mostly on bottom fish. “It is not unusual to catch 50 to 100 fish per angler on many trips,” said Barbara Olszewski from Rocky Point Boat Charters. “April through June is a great time to catch grouper in the 80- to 125-pound class as well as pinto bass from 20 to 35 pounds and many other species. We have very few trips where our anglers don’t catch anything and we catch fish year-round.” Other species caught in Puerto Penasco include flounder, red snapper, rock bass, sierras, triggerfish and at times, good yellowtail fishing. You can charter an entire boat for 6 anglers for as little as $360 for a day on the water. There is also spectacular clamming available for $10 a trip. “We go out about one hour before low tide from the middle of September to the end of June,” Olszewski said. An added bonus about Puerto Penasco is that there is so much to do for those traveling who may not like to fish. “The coldest water temperatures here are the same as the warmest water temperatures in Southern California,” said Edna Gonzalez Bertheau, director of Aditurpp in Puerto Penasco. “There are great spas for the ladies, wonderful weather in the winter, huge tidal flows, scuba diving, snorkeling, seafood cuisine, ecotourism, all at a price that is far less than Cabo San Lucas.” “With Aero Mexico now flying from Los Angeles to Puerto Penasco, our hope is that more Californians will try this as a fishing, vacation or stress-relieving destination,” Catalan added. You can contact Phil Friedman via e-mail at [email protected] Send “Catch of the Week” photos to [email protected] or mail them to Daily Breeze Sports Department, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, 90503-4077.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Aero Mexico announced on Wednesday that beginning October 30th, it would offer direct flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Puerto Penasco in the Mexican state of Sonora. The cost will be $260 plus tax for roundtrip airfare and will take approximately two hours from Los Angeles. Direct flights will depart LAX on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Puerto Penasco, also know as Rocky Point, was first established as a fishing village along the sandy beaches of the Sea of Cortez in the 1930’s. As the blue shrimp population declined, Puerto Penasco started its transformation from a small fishing village to a popular vacation destination. In 2006, Puerto Penasco attracted 2.1 million visitors. “Puerto Penasco has so much to offer,” said Veronica Catalan, liaison from the Mexico Tourism Board in Los Angeles. “It is a family-oriented place with beautiful sandy beaches, warm Sea of Cortez waters, golf, Bird Island (Isla San Jorge) where you can swim with sea lions and see a vast variety of different birds. There are fantastic natural wonders like El Pinacate Volcanic Reserve with over 600 craters and great sportfishing.” last_img read more

WATER PROTESTS TAKE PLACE ACROSS DONEGAL AS PEOPLE URGED TO MARCH IN DUBLIN

first_imgThe crowd at today’s anti-water charge’s protest at Letterkenny’s Market Square. Pic Donegal Daily.A crowd of more than 500 people gathered at Letterkenny’s Market Square today for a continuation of the protests against water charges.Demonstrators decided not to march up the town’s Main Street out of respect for traders so as not to disrupt business.The writing is on the wall for the Government according to this protestor. Pic Donegal Daily.The march was one of five across Donegal today including Castlefin, Gaoth Dobhair, Carndonagh, Twin Towns and Letterkenny aimed at maintaining a stance against the Government’s plan to introduce water charges. Organiser Michael Mooney told Donegal Daily that he was more than pleased with the turn-out.“I thought there would be around five hundred people here and I think there’s slightly more than that.“We did not want to disrupt traders during the Christmas period and that is why we have not marched up the town.“The main aim of today’s gathering is to keep up the momentum against Irish Water and to gather names for the major rally which takes place in Dublin on December 10th next,” he said. Many carried placards calling for Enda Kenny’s resignation throughout the gathering.A number of people addressed the crowd including local councillors Gerry McMonagle and John O’Donnell.Other councillors present included Ciaran Brogan, James Pat McDaid and Mick Quinn.  WATER PROTESTS TAKE PLACE ACROSS DONEGAL AS PEOPLE URGED TO MARCH IN DUBLIN was last modified: November 30th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalmarcheswater chargeslast_img read more

GLENSWILLY GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe lotto numbers for this week were 5,10,16,22 and the match 3 winner was Eileen Quinn. Next weeks jackpot is €1,780. Sellers this week are Charlie Gallagher and Eunan McBride.The reserves play in Glenfinn on St Patricks day @ 1pm and seniors play in Glencolmcille @ 2pm on march 20th in the Gaeltacht.Thanks to everyone who attended the poker classic in Wilkins on Sunday night and those who organised it. The next monthly meeting will be on the 11th of April.Operation Transformation is being run in the club from next Wednesday night, 8pm weigh-in at the clubhouse all people are welcome.EndsGLENSWILLY GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 15th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more