Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki in favor of NBA playing a shorter season

...MVP will be out.The 40-year-old Nash was able to play in just 15 games last season while struggling with nerve root irritation. HEAT: Everyone around the team knew that getting ready for this season would be different, since LeBron James has changed...

Kemp's HR lifts Dodgers over Cards

...Los Angeles Angels.Dodgers: Ryu (14-7, 3.38) hasn't pitched since Sept. 12 while rehabbing from left shoulder irritation, but Mattingly isn't worried. "He seems to be able to not throw a whole lot and be pretty sharp," the manager said...

Kirby: Smartphone isn't living up to its name

...didn't answer me."I assured her I had not called."It was the smartphone," I said somewhere between embarrassment and irritation. "Maybe it wants to ask you something because I tell people you know everything."I hung up, but then a reporter walked...

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw out to avenge playoff loss to Cardinals

...Monday in St. Louis. It will be the first game he's pitched since coming out early on Sept. 9 because of left shoulder irritation, and his first career road playoff start.Ryu will be on an estimated pitch count of 100-110."That, obviously, would...

A number of stinging caterpillars can be found in our area

...skin; in others, toxins spill out on the surface of the skin.Reactions to contact vary and include: slight to intense irritation, stinging, itching or burning sensations; development of dermatitis, rash lesions or pustules; inflammation, swelling...

Nerve weakness in shoulder sidelines Cardinals' Carpenter

Chris Carpenter has nerve irritation that has caused weakness in his pitching shoulder and the St. Louis Cardinals' ace will be sidelined indefinitely.The Cardinals...

Jackets' coach eager to prove skeptics wrong

Will it work? The question is an endless source of both amusement and irritation for Paul Johnson. In the soundtrack of the new Georgia Tech football coach's life, it is the refrain that simply won't stop...

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Mayweather not around to find out he's no longer star of his own card

LAS VEGAS -- Much to the irritation of his promoter, Floyd Mayweather Jr. didn't show up at a press conference to promote his lightweight title fight Saturday...

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Haunted house parking plan gets initial OK

...on Monday approved a 200-car parking area behind the Plantation Blood haunted house in south Augusta, to the continued irritation of some neighbors who turned out to protest the decision.Visitors have been parking at the 2.69-acre Wallie Drive tract...

Pettitte is back in action

...pitches during a bullpen session Friday, two days after he was scratched from his scheduled start because of minor muscle irritation on the outside of his throwing elbow. The left-hander is scheduled to start Monday against Boston. He had a long-toss...