September 17, 1988 |
Two of the five members of the United States equestrian show jumping squad for the 1988 Olympics are West Coast natives, Anne Kursinski of Pasadena and Lisa Jacquin of Rancho Palos Verdes. That's a bit of an upset, considering the many competitive international show jumping riders that America's East Coast traditionally produces. But Jacquin and Kursinski have one more step to climb before their participation in the events is guaranteed. They have to prove to the U.S.
August 8, 1985 |
Todd Crosby has seen the world since leaving Woodland Hills two years ago, and the world has seen him. The world likes what it sees. Crosby, the starting second baseman at the University of Hawaii, is currently playing for the United States national baseball team--which was known last summer as the U.S. Olympic team. He has started 28 of the 29 games the team has played over the past six weeks in Japan, Korea and the U.S.
August 30, 1992 |
Every man has his price. What's yours? --Jimmy Hoffa If Danny DeVito were a rubber band, he'd be ready to snap. For two days, the director has been trying to shoot a complicated sequence in "Hoffa," which stars Jack Nicholson as Jimmy Hoffa, dark prince of the American labor movement. Nothing is going right. The sound is garbled. Extras knock over chairs. A flock of pigeons flies across the sound stage's cavernous rafters, making a racket.
July 24, 2009 |
. -- Goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc made three saves Thursday to preserve a 0-0 tie for the Sol against FC Gold Pride. More important, the tie clinched the regular-season title for L.A. in the inaugural season of Women's Professional Soccer. It also means the Sol has a spot in the league's championship game Aug. 22 at the Home Depot Center. The Sol improved its league-best record to 11-2-5 (38 points) with two regular-season games left.
March 30, 2010
CHICAGO — Jason Richardson scored 27 points and Channing Frye made a clutch three-pointer with 41.6 seconds to go Tuesday night and the Phoenix Suns clinched a playoff berth by beating the Chicago Bulls, 111-105, for their eighth straight win. Steve Nash scored seven of his 22 points in the final two minutes and had 10 assists. Amare Stoudemire had 21 points for the Suns, 13 in the first quarter. Flip Murray and Derrick Rose, who kept Chicago close down the stretch with 10 points in the final period, had 23 points each.
October 1, 2009 |
Todd Helton, Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki hit two-run homers, and the Colorado Rockies moved closer to a playoff spot with a 10-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night. The Rockies extended their NL wild-card lead to four games over Atlanta with four to play. Colorado also is within 2 1/2 games of the Dodgers in the NL West. The Rockies play one more against the Brewers today, then finish the season with three games at Dodger Stadium. Yorvit Torrealba had three hits for the Rockies, including an RBI single.
September 20, 1987 |
Where did we ever get the idea Berthe Morisot was a lightweight? For that matter, where did we get the idea that lightweight nimbleness, subtlety and flex are bad things? Think about Sugar Ray Leonard gliding over the ring or Fred Astaire dancing on the ceiling. Think about Stephane Mallarme evoking deep boredom with a line as simple as "Flesh is sad, alas, and I've read all the books."
February 6, 1995
The California Thunder earned a berth in the national tournament by winning the Amateur Athletic Union 14-and-under state baseball title Sunday at Home Run Alley Park in San Jacinto. The Thunder, from Huntington Beach, beat the Fontana Strike, 16-1. The game was called after five innings because of the mercy rule. The Thunder batted .475 in the 17-team tournament, and the pitching staff gave up 17 hits and had 35 strikeouts in 24 innings. The Thunder advances to the national tournament, Aug.