July 31, 2012 |
Team USA faces Tunisia in the opening round of the 2012 London Olympics, beginning Tuesday at 2:15 p.m. PDT. 1. Team USA will never trail in this game. No need for an actual scouting report on this one. Sportsbooks have Team USA as 55-point favorites for good reason. Tunisia is making its first Olympic appearance after participating in the African Championship for a half-century. It never led once in its first game against Nigeria, where it scored only 15 points at halftime.
July 31, 2012 |
1. Team USA underestimated Tunisia. Apparently, Team USA thought it would coast to a 55-point win just because British oddsmakers believed that would happen. But its defensive effort and shooting accuracy went unchecked at baggage claim. So as the game opened, Team USA missed shots, didn't rotate on defense or take Tunisia's outside shooting seriously. The result: Tunisia took the lead four times en route to a 15-12 advantage in the first quarter, which included Makram Ben Romdhane going unguarded for a coast-to-coast dunk as part of his team-high 22 points.
June 22, 1998 |
One is a legendary USC football star seeking another shot at the NFL. Another is a well-connected consultant known for helping developers cut through the red tape at Los Angeles City Hall. A third is an Irvine financial planner on a mission to bring pro football to his hometown. Together, they are trying to pull off a huge upset in what has become a high-stakes political Super Bowl: luring the National Football League back to Southern California. Anthony Davis, Donn F.
June 5, 1998 |
A Los Angeles investment group that includes former USC football star Anthony Davis has promised to raise $500 million for a stadium at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, a longshot bid to bring professional football back to Orange County and perhaps block plans to develop an airport at the base.
November 25, 1988 |
It's USC's centennial season of football, and Saturday's game against Notre Dame at the Coliseum will be the 60th in the storied series. Let the memories roll: In 1925, Gwynn Wilson, a USC graduate manager in athletics and his bride, Marion, were aboard a train bound for Chicago with a mission in mind: to persuade Notre Dame Coach Knute Rockne to agree to a series against USC. Rockne, already a legendary coach, was cool to the proposal, according to Wilson.
February 1, 1996 |
Anthony Davis' music is an aural portrait of 20th century America. Filled with rhythms and melodies seasoned by a melting pot mixture of jazz, classical music and pop, it is music that catches the ear, stimulates the emotions and excites the mind. And, like all music that touches its audience, it is uniquely personal, definable only in its own terms.
November 23, 1997 |
Composer Anthony Davis and librettist-journalist-playwright Thulani Davis ought to be in pictures, or so it seems. They have a nice knack for beating Hollywood to the punch. The cousins' first operatic collaboration, "X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X," landed on stage at New York City Opera a full six years before Spike Lee filmed his version in 1992. This fall, they're doing it again, although this time Hollywood is quicker on the rebound.
October 15, 2012 |
SOCCER/FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND : Pele was paid to tie his shoelaces in the 1970 World Cup Final. Nowadays, the idea of athletes endorsing sneakers is well ingrained in the public consciousness. Seemingly every draft class in the NBA has at least one player sign an endorsement deal with one of the major sneaker companies in the United States (for instance, Anthony Davis, the first pick of the 2012 NBA Draft, has already signed with Nike). However, in the early days of the so-called "sneaker wars" between rival shoe companies Adidas and Puma, athlete endorsements were seen as a much bigger risk.
June 28, 2012 |
A selection-by-selection look at the 2012 NBA draft: No. 1 New Orleans Hornets: Anthony Davis, 6-11, 222, Kentucky, power forward Davis knew he would be the No. 1 pick before it was determined which team would get the selection. He is the centerpiece of New Orleans' attempt to revive the team without Chris Paul. While Davis needs to add muscle and develop in the post, he is a long, athletic wing player who is a very talented rebounder and shot blocker. He can defend multiple positions and is a very tough player.
September 21, 2011
Unless there is a last-minute stay, Troy Anthony Davis will die Wednesday by lethal injection, raising the distinct possibility that the state of Georgia will have executed an innocent man. His is perhaps the highest-profile death penalty case in the country, attracting the attention of such public figures as former President Jimmy Carter, Pope Benedict XVI and former FBI Director William Sessions, all of whom have called for clemency, as...