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.
November 20, 2013 |
MINNEAPOLIS - Clippers backup small forward Matt Barnes didn't make the trip to Minnesota because he has a bruised left eye, the team announced Wednesday. The Clippers said Barnes has some swelling inside his retina, and that he is going to get some tests run soon. For now, the Clippers said Barnes has been told to get rest and that there is no timetable for his return. "We're going to miss him," Coach Doc Rivers said. Barnes was injured during the game against the Grizzlies on Monday night when he was hit by an inadvertent elbow from Memphis forward Zach Randolph.
November 17, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- This trip started in upstate New York, a cold goalie coming off the bench in overtime because of an injury to the starter and then staring down the barrel of a shootout. Fast-forward a few days and Ben Scrivens, the man who came in from the cold when Jonathan Quick was injured in Buffalo, became the hottest goalie in the NHL, winning three starts in four nights, including consecutive shutouts. Scrivens recorded his third shutout with an aggressive and often spectacular showing in the Kings' 1-0 victory against the New York Rangers on Sunday night, facing 37 shots.