April 12, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- Sometimes, in the hubbub of Washington, it takes a personal story to grab government officials' attention. Enter Patrick Ivison, an 18-year-old USC freshman who was left a quadriplegic as a toddler when a neighbor accidentally backed a car over him. He was at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, telling his story in an effort to persuade federal regulators to complete work on a requirement for back-up cameras in new cars. He was joined at a news conference by parents who held up pictures of their children killed in back-over accidents.
April 6, 2013 |
The Dodgers parted with one of their surplus starting pitchers Saturday, trading Aaron Harang to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for prospective backup catcher Ramon Hernandez. With former starter Chris Capuano left as the team's lone long reliever, the Dodgers now have a more traditional-looking seven-man bullpen. Harang, who was moved to a relief role against his wishes, will have the opportunity to be a starter again. "At the end of the day, this has a chance to help us and to help him," Manager Don Mattingly said.
April 5, 2013 |
UCLA does have a quarterback competition this spring practice. It's just going on behind starter Brett Hundley . Kevin Prince and Richard Brehaut have graduated, leaving the Bruins without an experienced backup quarterback. T.J. Millweard and Jerry Neuheisel are competing to fill that role. "It's like how we were last year trying to find a starter, the same song and dance," offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone said. "I would like to see someone emerge this spring. " Neuheisel, though he lacks college game experience, has been in the program two years.
March 31, 2013 |
Lakers fans were well aware that Steve Nash missed a ton of time when the season began. And Pau Gasol was sidelined by a variety of injuries. And more recently, Metta World Peace wouldn't be back until the Western Conference semifinals, as if the Lakers - or their followers - were thinking that far ahead. But Coach Mike D'Antoni often points out the least-analyzed injury of the Lakers' season - Steve Blake missing 37 games because of abdominal surgery and subsequent groin soreness.
March 27, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS - On a night when the Clippers were still smarting and weary from an overtime loss to Dallas, they received the lift it needed from their reserves. Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes, Ryan Hollins, Lamar Odom and Eric Bledsoe won this game with their play in the fourth quarter, helping the Clippers carve out a 105-91 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night at the New Orleans Arena. Because those five played so well, it allowed Chris Paul to play just 33 minutes 44 seconds against the Hornets, one night after he played 39:27 against the Mavericks on Tuesday night.
March 27, 2013 |
ST. LOUIS — Jake Allen , Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott … How about the Kings countering with Jonathan Quick , Jonathan Bernier … and Bill Ranford ? "Hey, St. Louis is carrying three goalies. We are too," Kings Coach Darryl Sutter said, joking. Ranford, the 46-year-old Kings assistant coach, was pressed into goalie duty during the Kings' practice at Scottrade Center on Wednesday because of backup goalie Bernier's absence. Bernier has been home in Canada following the death of his grandmother.