Archive For May 2009

Rose, Mayo unanimous All-Rookie picks

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Rookie of the Year Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls and Memphis guard O.J. Mayo are unanimous selections to the All-Rookie team.

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Heisman winners Brown, Torretta in new Hall class

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Tim Brown played on a high school football team that won four games in three seasons and he went to Notre Dame thinking about a career as a computer scientist.

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Swine flu outbreak prompts sports cancellations

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The swine flu outbreak has forced the cancellation or postponement of sporting events across the country, affecting everything from prep contests in Texas and Alabama to a college baseball road trip in Delaware.

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Rondo throws elbow at Hinrich, stays in

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Already embroiled in controversy, Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo threw an elbow at the Chicago Bulls’ Kirk Hinrich late in the first quarter Thursday but was not ejected from the first-round playoff game.

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A-Rod hits homer, mum on allegations

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A new, unflattering biography of Alex Rodriguez reportedly says he may have used steroids as early as high school and even after he joined the New York Yankees.

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Miss California appears in anti-gay marriage ad

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After failing to stop recent gay marriage approvals in several states, opponents have found an attractive, telegenic poster woman in Miss California, a move reminiscent of beauty queen Anita Bryant’s 1970s crusade against gay rights.

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Hitler back in Berlin-on stage in Mel Brooks farce

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Adolf Hitler is coming back to Berlin. More than six decades after the Nazi dictator killed himself in his Berlin bunker, a character parodying Hitler will feature in the first production in Germany of the award-winning Broadway musical comedy by Mel Brooks, “The Producers.”

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Redmond O’Neal avoids jail, gets drug court program

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Redmond O’Neal, the son of actors Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O’Neal, was admitted to a drug court program on Thursday that should keep him out of jail while his mother struggles with her second bout of cancer.

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New film recalls magic of New York punk mecca CBGB

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CBGB always made a powerful first impression, even before the intended country music club in a derelict section of Manhattan became a world renowned rock ‘n’ roll mecca.

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Studios delay several big films in Mexico for flu

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Several major Hollywood studios are delaying the release of big-budget summer movies in Mexico due to the influenza outbreak in that country, a key market for U.S. films, the distributors said on Thursday.

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