Recent Posts by evixir

May 22, 2013

49ers Michael Crabtree tears Achilles' tendon in practice: Crabtree had surgery on the tendon today after injuring it Tuesday. 49ers are optimistic he'll play sometime in 2013.

posted by evixir to football at 09:24 PM - 1 comment

September 29, 2008

Milwaukee Brewers return to the postseason after a 26 year absence.: The Milwaukee Brewers are headed to the postseason for the first time in 26 years after clinching the NL Wild Card spot yesterday.

posted by evixir to baseball at 12:51 PM - 17 comments

February 05, 2008

New leash on life: Raiders' Cooper dedicates himself to care of abused and mean dogs at animal shelter.: A heartwarming story about an undeniably dedicated volunteer.

posted by evixir to football at 05:45 PM - 6 comments

January 11, 2008

Skating champion Christopher Bowman found dead in an L.A. hotel.: Bowman had a history of drug problems and run-ins with the law; the authorities suspect a drug overdose.

posted by evixir to other at 08:24 AM - 4 comments

November 01, 2007

Martina Hingis reveals she tested positive for cocaine at Wimbledon, announces retirement immediately thereafter.: Is there any possible reason why she'd retire immediately after this announcement hit the news? I'm just trying to give her the benefit of the doubt, I guess... whether or not it's warranted at this point.

posted by evixir to other at 01:27 PM - 35 comments

June 28, 2006

Promises kept. : Matt LaChappa hasn't thrown a pitch professionally in 10 years. He is confined to a wheelchair, and constrained by the physical fallout from back-to-back heart attacks. Yet the San Diego Padres continue to pay him as if he were an active player. It might be the noblest thing they do. (courtesy of the mlb LJ community)

posted by evixir to baseball at 06:24 PM - 35 comments

December 23, 2003

Brett Favre has the game of his life after losing his father the night before.: In his 205th consecutive start, Favre had a personal-best first half of 311 passing yards and lobbed four beautiful TD passes to cap the Raiders 41-7 in an extremely emotional game Monday night.

"I knew that my dad would have wanted me to play," Favre said. "I love him so much, and I love this game. It's meant a great deal to me, to my dad, to my family, and I didn't expect this kind of performance. But I know he was watching tonight."

posted by evixir to football at 02:59 AM - 9 comments

April 19, 2002

Brewers fire manager Davey Lopes, record win over division leaders the same day.: I know they're in the cellar, and noone really pays attention to the Brewers anyway, and the firing wasn't a surprise considering their abysmal start to the season, but I still hate it when this happens. Call me a big ole softy. This softened the blow a bit, though.

posted by evixir to baseball at 12:25 AM - 2 comments

February 12, 2002

The Russian Pairs Skating Dynasty lives on in 2002.: The decision proved to be a controversial one, as a flawless performance by Sale and Pelletier seemed to lock a gold medal win for Canada when compared to a couple bobbles by Russians Berezhnaya and Sikharulidze. But they ended up with the silver after a tiebreaker by the Chinese judge.

posted by evixir to other at 12:19 AM - 34 comments