Posted tagged ‘Sports’

British Rugby Player Paul Wood Loses Testicle

October 8, 2012

British rugby league player Paul Wood has lost a testicle after a collision this weekend.

Wood was playing for the Warrington Wolves against Leeds Rhinos in the Super League Grand Final.

One word to describe this: Ouch!

From CNN:

“Ruptured my right testicle, got a knee one minute into the second half, had to have it removed,” tweeted the 30-year-old father of two.

Showing his sense of humor remained intact, he later tweeted: “Just coming out the hospital to go home… Seriously feel like I’ve left something?

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Workers Hurt in Dutch Stadium Roof Collapse

July 7, 2011

At least one person has died and 14 are injured after part of the roof collapsed at the De Grolsch Veste soccer stadium in the Netherlands.

From CNN:

Sniffer dogs are being used to search for any others who may be trapped in the wreckage, Moniek Eberhard in the mayor’s office for the town of Enschede told CNN.

Those injured are thought to be construction workers. It is not known how many people were working in the area when the collapse occurred, at midday local time.

Two people were seriously injured and have been taken to hospital, while three were treated at the scene, Eberhard said.

The club has grown over recent seasons, and was working to expand the seating at its stadium.

Minnesota Twins Legend Harmon Killebrew Dies

May 17, 2011

Minnesota Twins Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew died this morning at the age of 74.

The Major League Baseball legend passed away at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona after a long battle with esophageal cancer.

From ESPN:

“With the continued love and support of my wife, Nita, I have exhausted all options,” Killebrew said in a statement Friday. He added: “I have spent the past decade of my life promoting hospice care and educating people on its benefits. I am very comfortable taking this next step and experiencing the compassionate care that hospice provides.”

Killebrew was receiving treatment at a branch of the Mayo Clinic nearby after his diagnosis in December. He expressed optimism at the time, saying he expected to make a full recovery while acknowledging he was in “perhaps the most difficult battle” of his life.

Actress Jane Russell Dies

March 1, 2011

Actress Jane Russel died yesterday morning at her home in Santa Maria, California at the age of 89.

From CNN:

Daughter-in-law Etta Waterfield said that Russell was a “pillar of health” but caught a bad cold and died of respiratory difficulties.

Russell’s children, Thomas K. Waterfield, Tracy Foundas and Robert “Buck” Waterfield,” were at her side, Etta Waterfield said.

Eccentric philanthropist and movie producer Howard Hughes was the first to put Jane Russell on the silver screen, signing her to a seven-year contract in 1940 and promptly putting her in his production of “The Outlaw,” a film about a torrid romance between Billy the Kid and woman named Rio (Russell).

The film got only limited release — in 1943 — because censors at the time were skittish about the attention given Russell’s figure. Hughes wasn’t satisfied. He pulled the film from release and kept it out of circulation for six more years while he did more reshoots and re-editing.

Vick Cancels Appearance on Oprah

February 17, 2011

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has canceled his upcoming appearance on Oprah which was scheduled to air on Thursday, February 24.

From Entertainment Weekly:

Vick’s rep issued the following statement regarding the cancellation on behalf of the NFL player: “After careful consideration, I will need to postpone the taping of the Oprah Winfrey interview scheduled for February 22. I admire and respect Oprah and hope to be able to participate in an interview in the future.”

 

Brett Favre to Retire

August 3, 2010

Will he or won’t he? It’s been the most famous question since “to be, or not to be?” Now it appears that we have the answer.

According to multiple sources this morning, Brett Favre has told the Minnesota Vikings that he will not play in the 2010 season.

So what do you think? Is this the real deal? Will Brett change his mind next week. I’ll tell you what, with all his flip flopping, he’d make a great politician. I think that’s his next profession once he hangs them up!

From ESPN:

Favre has sent text messages to teammates saying, “This is it,” league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Neither Favre nor the Vikings have confirmed the news but a press release is expected Tuesday, the sources said.

The Associated Press also reported that Favre is saying that he’s not returning this season.

This would be the third retirement for Favre, who also retired after 16 seasons with the Green Bay Packers after the 2007 season and one season with the New York Jets after the 2008 season.

The 40-year-old Favre has been working out at his home in Hattiesburg, Miss., still rehabbing a surgically repaired ankle that was injured in Minnesota’s overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC title game. He has yet to inform the team if he will honor the second year of his contract and come back for another run at the Super Bowl.

Take Me Out To The Ballgame…

June 11, 2010

No Casey Anthony or Joran van der Sloot news here!

See below, some video from the Oakland A’s vs. Detroit Tigers game a couple weeks ago that I took the kids to.

Pay no attention to the awful singing by yours truly 🙂