February 17, 2014 |
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 37-18, Spurs 38-15. Record vs. Spurs: 1-1. Update: The Spurs' Manu Ginobili has been out since Jan. 28 because of a left hamstring strain but is probable for Tuesday's game. Center Tiago Splitter has sat out three games because of a bruised right calf, but he will probably start against the Clippers.
February 6, 2014 |
Long Beach Poly, a 19-time Southern Section champion, introduced former NFL player Antonio Pierce as its new football coach on Thursday. Let's just say there's skeptics whether Pierce, who has no coaching experience, was the best choice for a program that's considered almost every season to be one of the teams to beat in the Pac-5 Division. For one, Pierce is going to continue as an ESPN analyst, which will take him to Bristol, Conn., on occasion. He's supposed to have assistant coaches run the program when he's gone.
January 25, 2014 |
Welcome back? San Antonio Coach Gregg Popovich , on returning Sunday to AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, where his team lost Games 6 and 7 of the Finals last season: "Uh, it'll be a horrible memory walking in that gym. If I said anything different, I'd be the biggest liar that ever lived. How could I say, 'Yeah, no problem, well, it was a tough night.' That's … We all know that. " The biggest loser Hall of Fame point guard Gary Payton , addressing top draft pick Anthony Bennett , who is averaging 2.4 points and shooting 25.9% while barely playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers: "You came in overweight.
January 25, 2014 |
SAN ANTONIO AT MIAMI: Sunday, 10 a.m. PST. TV: Channel 7. The Spurs return to the scene of their self-inflicted crime, an indelible implosion in the final 28 seconds of Game 6 of the Finals that cost them a championship. Deflated, they returned two days later and lost Game 7. San Antonio Coach Gregg Popovich has conceded that he remains haunted by that collapse. His team won't be anywhere close to full strength in the rematch, with Kawhi Leonard (finger), Danny Green (finger)
January 11, 2014 |
RANKINGS, COMMENTS THROUGH SATURDAY PRESIDENTIAL SUITE AT THE WALDORF ASTORIA 1. INDIANA (29-7) ABC doesn't want Pacers in the Finals even with 141% local TV ratings jump. (2) 2. SAN ANT. (28-8) Spurs lead West but have ground to make up in Texas (0-2 versus Rockets). (5) CORNER ROOM AT THE W 3. MIAMI (27-10) Heat receives anti-flopping warning after losses to Knicks, Nets. (1) 4. OKLA. CITY (28-9) Thunder starting to wear down with Kevin Durant continually going one on five.
January 7, 2014 |
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has joined Spanish-language broadcaster Estrella TV as a senior advisor to help the 4-year-old television network gain traction. The network, based in Burbank, is banking on Villaraigosa to give it greater visibility and pull in additional advertising dollars to better compete with established giants, including Univision Communications and NBCUniversal's Telemundo. Estrella TV becomes the latest employer of Villaraigosa since he departed City Hall last summer.