Last mission to repair the Hubble telescope Hubble space telescope discoveries have enriched our understanding of the cosmos. In this special report, you will see facts about the Hubble space telescope, discoveries it has made and what the last mission's goals are.
For their own good
Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. Read the story and see a video and portrait gallery.
Fill out this form to email this article to a friend
Injury might keep Connecticut guard out of WNBA final
UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Connecticut point guard Lindsay Whalen could miss the WNBA championship series after injuring her left knee Saturday in the Eastern Conference final.
By wire services
Published September 13, 2005
Whalen, who averaged 16.5 points through the first two rounds of the playoffs, has a small fracture in her left knee, team officials said Monday. The Sun opens the best-of-five series at home Wednesday against Sacramento.
Whalen was injured during a collision with Indiana guard Tully Bevilaqua in the closing minutes of the first half.
Initial tests didn't show the crack, and she returned for the second half, scoring 13 of her 14 during the half.
But an MRI exam Sunday and exam Monday confirmed the small fracture of the tibial plateau.
"Obviously, this is very disappointing," Connecticut coach Mike Thibault said. "But we have a lot of very good players, and we are capable of winning this series with the players who will suit up."
MORE WNBA: Washington announced coach Richie Adubato will return for the 2006 season. Adubato became the franchise's eighth coach in eight seasons this year, getting the job one week before the start of training camp and leading the team to a 16-18 record. He spent 51/2 seasons with New York, leading it to three conference titles and has coached in the NBA with the Pistons (1979-80), Mavericks (1989-93) and Magic (1996-97).NBA: Atlanta signed forward-center Esteban Batista , who could become the league's first native of Uruguay to play. The 6-foot-10 Batista played in the Americas Championship in August and led the tournament with 15.6 rebounds per game while averaging 18 points. ... Phoenix signed guard Eddie House . He played for Charlotte, Milwaukee and Sacramento last season, averaging 5.8 points.
Hatton vs. Maussa?
IBF junior welterweight champion Ricky Hatton lined up a unification bout against WBA champ Carlos Maussa for Nov.26. Hatton, who took the title from Kostya Tszyu on June4, announced the fight, which will be in Sheffield, England. But Frank Warren , who promoted Hatton for his first 39 fights, contends he has a deal with him for another three bouts. He is seeking an injunction to stop Hatton from fighting for another promoter. Hatton and his camp acknowledge the deal but contend they can work with others.
Defending champ wins
Defending champion Austin Eaton reached the second round of the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship in Chattanooga, Tenn., and qualifying medalist Darin Newhouse was eliminated. Eaton beat Anton Salome 6 and 5; Bryan Hoops beat Newhouse 3 and 2.
U.S. WOMEN'S MID-AMATEUR: Qualifying medalist Kerry Postillion made a 3-foot par on the 22nd hole to beat Beth Cleckler in the first round of match play in Richmond, Texas. Postillion, 42, a former pro who regained her amateur status in 1996, didn't lead until the putt.
BASEBALL: Jeffrey Deardorff and Benjamin Zobrist drove in two runs to help the United States advance to the World Cup quarterfinals 7-3 over the Czech Republic in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Its opponent won't be determined until after its game today game against Taiwan.
GREYHOUNDS: Rambition and Kaias Hogan won qualifiers for the St. Pete Puppy Preview at Derby Lane. Merengue, Seco Chitimacha , Cajun Lincoln , Ivarose, Soda Sipper and Oneco Gingham also qualified for Friday's final.