February 22, 2014 |
Sweden wasn't about to allow the loss of several top players to keep it from its quest for the gold medal. The top-seeded Swedes got one step closer when they defeated Finland, 2-1, in the semifinals of the men's hockey tournament Friday. Sweden will face Canada in the gold-medal game on Sunday. After losing Henrik Sedin and Johan Franzen before the Olympics started and captain Henrik Zetterberg during the Games because of injuries, Sweden hasn't missed a beat. "Even though we lost some players, we had some other players step in and do a really good job," said defenseman Erik Karlsson, who scored the game-winner in the second period.
February 18, 2014 |
Both teams had five days off for the All-Star break, but clearly the Clippers didn't bring their game back with them and the San Antonio Spurs did. The Spurs were the more energized and efficient team, the Clippers the team that lacked focus and was flat at times. That was a big reason why the Clippers dropped a 113-103 game to the Spurs on Tuesday night at Staples Center. The Spurs had five players score in double figures, led by reserve Patty Mills' 25 points. "I thought they were more ready for the game than we were," Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said.
January 28, 2014 |
GLENDALE, Ariz. - The combination of an exhausting trip, a dubious call and the pressure of a road deficit left the Kings yearning to get home and have a chance to right their ways. The overhaul will date to Tuesday night, when the Phoenix Coyotes jumped on their fatigued division rivals, 3-0, at Jobing.com Arena, meaning the Kings have scored one goal in the last 11 periods, losing for the sixth time in seven games. "This homestand's huge for us; look at the Pacific Division standings," Kings center Dustin Brown said.
January 18, 2014 |
SEATTLE - Two brothers from western Washington share a unique perspective on the greatest quarterback rivalry in NFL history. Damon Huard was Tom Brady's backup in New England from 2001-03. His younger brother, Brock Huard, was Peyton Manning's backup in Indianapolis in 2002 and '03. So the AFC championship game in Denver on Sunday - the 15th meeting between Manning and Brady - has special meaning to the Huards, who grew up in Puyallup, Wash., a half-hour south of Seattle. The brothers will watch with great interest as Manning continues his quest for his second Super Bowl ring, and Brady tries to tie Joe Montana by winning a fourth.
December 16, 2013 |
ATLANTA - Chris Kaman is not angry. He says he makes too much money for that to be the case. He's not happy, though. The reserve center continues to find himself at the end of the bench during Lakers games. No playing time, no stat line, nothing. It's not what he envisioned when he signed a one-year, $3.2-million free-agent deal with the Lakers in July. "I'm just going to take the high road and do the right thing, but it's definitely not what I was told coming in here," he told The Times on Monday.
December 14, 2013 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - In times like these, with the Lakers down to no healthy point guards, it's tempting to ask "What if?" What if Ramon Sessions hadn't opted out of the final year of his contract, a move setting in motion a chain of events that led to the Lakers acquiring Steve Nash and then Dwight Howard ? What if, indeed. Sessions is finishing a two-year, $10-million deal he signed with the Charlotte Bobcats after declining a one-year, $4.55-million player option that would have kept him with the Lakers for the 2012-13 season.