January 23, 2013 |
Apple investors will soon find out whether their fears are founded, as the tech juggernaut is set to report its fiscal first-quarter earnings Wednesday afternoon. [For the Record, 7:32 a.m. Jan. 23: An earlier version of this post stated that Apple was due to report its fourth-quarter earnings. It is to report its fiscal first-quarter earnings. ] Apple's stock has fallen nearly 30% since September, in a sell-off fueled by reports of waning iPhone 5 sales and questions over whether Tim Cook can lead the company through the post-Steve Jobs era. Investors also worry that Apple could be losing market share to rivals, or that profits could suffer if it makes cheaper phones and tablets. Apple won't report its earnings until after the closing bell on Wall Street.
December 20, 2012 |
It was a night of history for the Cal State Northridge women's basketball program. The Matadors beat No. 12 UCLA, 77-72, on Thursday night at Pauley Pavilion, the first time they've defeated a ranked team in their Division I history. And it was their first victory against UCLA, having lost nine previous times to the Bruins. In fact, it was the Matadors' first victory against a Pac-12 conference team since 1996. "We knew this was going to be like a Super Bowl to them," UCLA Coach Cori Close said.
November 21, 2012 |
It's 8 a.m. Sunday and John Palyok, general manager of a Best Buy store in Burbank, is brandishing a $19.99 Dynex HDMI cable like a battle standard. A group of 50 employees, mostly in their 20s, gather around him, gulping coffee and nodding slowly. "It's about speed, velocity and execution," bellowed Palyok, his voice echoing through the store's cavernous, 45,000-square-foot interior. "They, need, need this HDMI cable," Palyok said, slicing the thin blue box through the air like a battle-ax.
October 8, 2012 |
It had been 10 years since a man from anywhere but Kenya had won the Chicago Marathon -- and even longer for a runner from Ethiopia to have the fastest finish in the event. Infinitely longer. Tsegaye Kebede ended all of that Sunday when he became the first Ethiopian runner in the 35-year history of the race to win the men's event -- and he did so in record fashion. His time of 2 hours, 4 minutes, 38 seconds eclipsed both the previous course record of 2:05:37 set by Kenya's Moses Mosop last year and his own prior personal best time of 2:05:18.
August 9, 2012 |
Allyson Felix's running style is so elegant, it's easy for her to lapse into floating like a butterfly when she should sting like a bee. "It's a gift and a curse because it looks very fluid," she said. "It's nice, but sometimes you have to get into an aggressive mode. " It took the Los Angeles native until her third Olympics to develop that edge, an odyssey that included silver medals in the 200 meters at Athens and Beijing and a fifth-place finish in the 100 meters last week. When it all clicked in her mind Wednesday, she hunted down her dream instead of gliding toward it and finally realized her golden vision.
July 21, 2012 |
NEW YORK — Juan Uribe received a one-day pardon from his tortured existence on Saturday. Uribe's ninth-inning, two-run home run against knuckleballer R.A. Dickey capped a memorable day for the long-slumping third baseman and secured the Dodgers' third consecutive victory, an 8-5 win over the New York Mets at Citi Field. Uribe also doubled and drew two walks. He drove in four runs and scored three, both seasons highs. "Today, I had a good day, a beautiful day," Uribe said.