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Tue
27
Nov
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Deb Vangellow: THE LEFT HEEL QUESTION: TO DETACH OR NOT TO DETACH?

 

Most of the right handed golfers I teach ask me about their left heel at the top of the backswing.  Should it stay on the ground or is it okay to allow it to detach?  I usually respond by allowing them to do either, as long as it is not a conscious thought either way and that proper transfer and torque in the swing is created without possibility of injury.

I tend to believe that the more supple you are, the less likely it will be that your left heel will detach.  However, the more backswing coil you are trying to produce will make it more likely to detach.  Thus, it could be likely that you will get some heel “lift” on your tee shots where you are striving for distance and perhaps less heel “lift” on your shorter iron shots for accuracy.

Tue
27
Nov
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Suh Not Suspended By League Officials

 

Ndamukong Suh held a Q&A with some of his 307,861 Twitter followers a couple of days ago. The good news is he didn’t kick any of them in groin.

The bad news is he avoided questions about his latest misstep. Though if you’re wondering why he keeps making them, the answer has become obvious.

Suh plays for the Lions. He needs to get out of Detroit, or get the Detroit out of him. If he doesn’t, nothing will stop one of the most amazing falls in NFL history.

Think about it. Two years ago, Suh was an All-Pro rookie and a Madison Avenue darling. Nike, Chrysler, Subway and Dick’s Sporting Goods wanted him to peddle their goods.

Now Suh would be lucky if Al’s Pest Control wanted to film him stomping cockroaches. His peers voted him the NFL’s dirtiest player in a Sporting News survey. Fans named him the league’s least-liked player in an E-Poll Market Research poll.

Mon
26
Nov
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Rockets + McHale Family Mourns

 

Alexandra "Sasha" McHale, the daughter of Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale, died Saturday. She was 23.

The team disclosed no other details Sunday.

Kevin McHale has been on leave since Nov. 10 to deal with what the team called a personal family matter. Kelvin Sampson has been the interim coach during McHale's absence.

Team owner Leslie Alexander issued a statement and extended his "deepest condolences" over the loss of the McHales' "beautiful daughter." He called Kevin and wife Lynn "loving and dedicated parents who will need our continued support throughout this very difficult time." Alexander said the "entire organization is mourning."

Rockets players also expressed their support for McHale.

James Harden tweeted: "Praying for coach McHale and his family." Chandler Parsons added on Twitter: "R.I.P. Sasha."

Sun
25
Nov
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Deb Vangellow:+DON’T “FINISH” AT THE TARGET!!!

 

We have all heard it.  When getting information about aim and alignment, we often hear to “finish facing your target”.  Don’t do it…you will likely hit a shot that will not end up on line!

Sat
24
Nov
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Rockets Upset Knicks

 

Jeremy Lin doesn't know if he'll ever perform as well as he did during his charmed February with the New York Knicks last season.

For now he's content to be a key contributor on his new team.

James Harden scored 33 points and Chandler Parsons had a career-high 31 to help the Houston Rockets coast to a 131-103 victory over the Knicks on Friday night. Lin added 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists in his first game against his previous team.

The Rockets carried a 12-point lead into the third, and scored 10 straight points later in the quarter to extend their lead to 21.

Carmelo Anthony scored a season-high 37 for New York, which has dropped consecutive games for the first time this season.

Thu
22
Nov
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Rockets Corral Bulls 93 - 89

 

James Harden peeked at the television in the Houston Rockets' locker room after their 93-89 victory over the Chicago Bulls and saw Jeremy Lin featured in a car commercial.

Lin was noticeably absent from the spotlight at the end of the actual game, following another poor shooting night.

Harden scored 28 points, Patrick Patterson added 20 and the Rockets snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Bulls on Wednesday night.

"Defensively, we played pretty well," Harden said. "That's what kept us in the game. Offensively, at times, we struggled, but our defense really locked in at key moments down the stretch."

Toney Douglas, who replaced Lin late in the game, swished a 3-pointer and sank two free throws in the final 1:11 as Houston won for the 33rd consecutive time when holding its opponent below 90 points, the NBA's longest current streak.

Wed
21
Nov
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D'Antoni's First Game A Close One

 

As Lakers’ sideshows go, the much-debated debut of Coach Mike D’Antoni Tuesday night wasn’t quite the re-opening of Showtime that anyone might have hoped for. A 95-90 victory over the Nets isn’t going to make Magic Johnson feel any better about the spurning of the guru, Phil Jackson. It isn’t going to make anyone forget the Clippers are the far more entertaining team in Los Angeles right now. And it isn’t healing D’Antoni’s surgically replaced knee any faster.

Wed
21
Nov
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Hector Camacho Shot In Puerto Rico In Critical Condition

 

Former world boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho was in critical condition Wednesday after being shot in his native Puerto Rico, with doctors and his family expected to wrestle with whether to take him off life support after his condition worsened.

"He's battling minute to minute. This is the most important fight of his life," Torres told The Associated Press outside the hospital in the Puerto Rican capital.Doctors had said Camacho was expected to survive after he was shot in the face while sitting in a car Tuesday night in his hometown of Bayamon. But his condition worsened overnight and his heart stopped at one point, said Dr. Ernesto Torres, director of the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan.

Tue
20
Nov
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David Beckham Hangs Up the Cleats

 

David Beckham has announced that the 2012 MLS Cup Final on December 1st will be his final game for LA Galaxy, but the 37-year-old had insisted he is not ready to hang up his boots just yet.

Beckham has been heavily linked with a number of European, South American and Australian clubs recently, with his management set to look for a new deal following the LA Galaxy's final against Houston Dynamo next week.

The 37-year-old will part ways with the Galaxy after five years in America, although he is still eager to remain involved with the MLS.

"I've had an incredibly special time playing for the LA Galaxy, however, I wanted to experience one last challenge before the end of my playing career," Beckham said. "I don't see this as the end of my relationship with the league as my ambition is to be part of the ownership structure in the future.

Sun
18
Nov
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Texans Will an OT Win vs. Jaguars

 

 Tied in overtime with one of the NFL's worst teams, the Houston Texans turned to their superstar to pull out the victory.

 

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