August 24, 2012 |
BEIJING -- Don't ask UCLA basketball players about the opponent they will face Saturday night. They haven't seen any videotape. They don't have a scouting report. And they don't really care. As junior Travis Wear put it: "We're just looking forward to getting out there and playing a game. " The Bruins will be facing a team from Tsinghua University in the first of three exhibitions scheduled during a weeklong visit to China. Tsinghua ranks among the most prestigious academic institutions in this country, the campus situated in a former Qing Dynasty imperial garden.
July 2, 2012 |
In 1999, Lamar Odom was drafted by the Clippers, a 19-year-old player out of Rhode Island by way of Queens, N.Y. In 2012, Odom has found his way back to the Clippers, returning after he was acquired from the Dallas Mavericks on Friday in a four-team trade that sent Mo Williams to the Utah Jazz. “It feels great to be back in L.A.,” Odom said Monday at his news conference at the Clippers' facility in Playa Vista. “It feels great to be back in a Clippers uniform. It's like déjà vu all over again.
May 31, 2012 |
Sirius XM Radio will announce Thursday that it has hired former UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel to be an analyst on its college sports channel, 91. Neuheisel will make his debut Monday on “College Football Playbook,” which airs from 9 a.m. to noon PDT. He will also co-host “College Sports Today” weekdays from 6 to 9 a.m. The Pac-12Network this month announced Neuheisel as one of its first three broadcasting hires, joining...
May 17, 2012 |
SAN ANTONIO -- With the Clippers and Kings having playoff games on Sunday at Staples Center, a scheduling conflict could arise. The Kings are scheduled to play the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 4 of the NHL Western Conference finals at noon and the Clippers are scheduled to play the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals at 7:30 p.m. If the Kings go past one overtime period, the start of the Clippers' game could be...
May 16, 2012 |
Timothy Bradley has questions to answer about his ability to maintain his speed with seven more pounds on, along with how he will fare under the hot lights of a pay-per-view main event in Las Vegas. The unbeaten Cathedral City boxer readying for his June 9 world welterweight title bout against Manny Pacquiao shrugged off that scrutiny, instead expressing the advantages he'll have over the Filipino superstar who labored to a victory over Juan Manuel Marquez in November. "I can box, I can brawl, I'm well-conditioned -- no one is more conditioned than me," Bradley, 28, said.
April 4, 2012 |
Mohammad El-Akkari, a guard for the Mouttahed basketball team of Tripoli, scored 113 points in his team's 173-141 win over Bejjeh in a Lebanese Division A pro league game Tuesday night in Beirut, according to FIBAasia.net . If that's not amazing enough, El-Akkari came into the game averaging just 7.6 points. But according to the website, he made 40 of 69 shots, including 32 of 59 from three-point territory. All of this brings up the question: Does April Fool's Day fall on April 3 in the Lebanese pro basketball league?
March 22, 2012 |
Max Guercy's journey in high school basketball ends Saturday in the Division III state championship game in Sacramento. What an appropriate setting for a senior point guard from Mission Hills Alemany whose resilience and perseverance have helped turn skeptics into believers. "From the beginning of the season, I played with a chip on my shoulder," he said. "This year, I've been able to win. The schools that have offered me scholarships, they're seeing that size doesn't matter and know I can play.
January 6, 2012 |
What lockout? AEG, the owner of Staples Center, said that in the first four months of this year, the arena will make up for most of the events lost in the previous four months, when contract disputes between the National Basketball Assn. and its players left many venues, including Staples, dark for much of the fall. Now that the NBA is back in full swing, the 20,000-seat arena in downtown Los Angeles is booked nearly to capacity with games and concerts through April 26, the end of the NBA's season.
November 27, 2011 |
St. Louis plays noisy basketball. Shoes squeak because the Billikens are always moving their feet, whether on offense or defense. Players shout. They chatter to each other, call out defenses, bark out what play has been called, warn each other away from screens. The 2,637 who came Sunday to the Anaheim Convention Center for the 76 Classic were rewarded hearing the sounds of a basketball team that has a good plan. St. Louis (6-0) won the championship with an 83-63 win over Oklahoma (4-1)
July 28, 2011 |
The creation of the Pac-12 Networks was announced Wednesday, with details about a television network covering schools in the West coming from league Commissioner Larry Scott in New York. Beginning in August 2012, the Pacific 12 Conference will offer one primary national channel and six regional channels matching up teams paired in the same area (USC and UCLA, for example) that will televise 350 events annually on the main channel and 500 more regionally. So far the Pac-12 has signed cable providers Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Cox and Bright House to distribute the seven network channels.