August 20, 2000 |
Aggressiveness and fan support were topics of the day Saturday at the Lakers' training facility at El Segundo, where the Sparks and the Houston Comets had their final practices before this afternoon's WNBA Western Conference playoff game at the Great Western Forum. Spark Coach Michael Cooper stressed that his team must do a better job defending Sheryl Swoopes, who scored 22 points Thursday in the Comets' 77-56 victory at Houston, giving the Comets a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series.
January 29, 1993 |
Like the Buffalo Bills, losers of the past two Super Bowls, the Loyola Marymount basketball team is looking for redemption this week. The Lions, whose season has been characterized by dramatic ups and downs, hit a low-water mark in the Bay Area last weekend, losing back-to-back West Coast Conference games against St. Mary's, 93-74, and the University of San Francisco, 94-72. "No one has beaten us that convincingly all year," Loyola Coach John Olive said.
October 6, 2006 |
Looking back over two days -- two wins, Carlos Delgado's Game 1, Tom Glavine's Game 2, a handful of incidental events gone well, no one missing Pedro Martinez or Orlando Hernandez yet -- New York Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano would draw but one conclusion. "They're about to go to sleep, I think," he said of the Dodgers. "We're excited and motivated. We're going to try to come back a winner to New York." It was Thursday night in a New York October already gone chilly.
April 30, 1996 |
Dodger right fielder Raul Mondesi listened to the taunts and boos from the crowd. He sensed panic in the clubhouse. He watched exasperation from his teammates. Mondesi merely shrugged, kept trying to tell everyone there's no reason to be worried, and on Monday night, proved to all that everything will be just fine.
February 12, 2005 |
Bruce Bowen and the San Antonio Spurs couldn't get Vince Carter off his game, so they did the next best thing -- they got him kicked out. Tony Parker scored 17 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, and the Spurs took over after Bowen got Carter so angry that he picked up a second technical foul with 9 minutes 45 seconds to go in San Antonio's 101-91 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Friday night at East Rutherford, N.J.
October 23, 1986 |
This is how Jeff Hipp remembers the day he has gone to great and dangerous lengths to try to forget--the day his father died: "He just went to go get his hair cut one day and never came back." James Hipp died of a heart attack that day, nearly two years ago. So it was that Jeff Hipp became acquainted with the facts of death. Death doesn't make appointments. It pops in whenever it pleases, showing little concern for the pain and anguish it brings. It is unannounced and uninvited.