April 29, 2012 |
Andrew Bynum recently said he wanted 10 assists in a game, a funny notion for a 7-footer who fantasized about someday getting a triple-double. He got one Sunday, and it had nothing to do with passing. Bynum represented the Lakers' complete command of the Denver Nuggets in a playoff opener, getting the Lakers' first postseason triple-double since Magic Johnson in the 1991 NBA Finals. Bynum had 10 points and 13 rebounds, and tied an NBA playoff record with 10 blocked shots as the Lakers cruised past Denver, 103-88, at Staples Center.
August 11, 2005 |
At 6 feet 9, 332 pounds, UCLA tackle Ed Blanton has been a fixture on the Bruin offensive line the last three years. But what Blanton hasn't been is a dominant force. When he's on top of his game, Blanton is difficult to deal with because of his size. However, when he struggles, he isn't a factor and that is something the fifth-year senior hopes to change.
September 28, 2012 |
In an era when teams that win championships usually have a transfer or two on their roster, Lake Forest El Toro is trying to succeed the old-fashioned way - with kids who played together at the same park, the same cul-de-sac, even the same middle school. "It's a true family atmosphere," Coach Rob Frith said. "We are not a select all-star team. We are El Toro kids who grew up together, and it's satisfying. " Passing records are being obliterated by teenagers who've known each other since fourth grade.
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July 20, 2008 |
Damu Barnes, 32, bounced his 1-year-old daughter on his knee Saturday while keeping one eye on his son playing in the courtyard of Nickerson Gardens. Nearby, hundreds of hot dogs grilled on oversized barbecues, a gospel choir prepared to sing and about 200 of Barnes' neighbors gathered amid colorful balloons for the first Nickerson Gardens Community Family Block Party at the largest public housing project west of the Mississippi.
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September 3, 1997 |
If you live in midtown Ventura, throw some chairs, blankets and a picnic lunch in the car and head over to the Midtown Super Block Party on Sept. 13. MacMillan Street, which runs in front of the old Washington School, will be blocked off between Main and San Nicholas streets until 4 p.m. for the neighborhood block party.
September 17, 1996
A daylong entertainment event billed as "the largest gay and lesbian block party in L.A. history" on Oct. 5 will feature eclectic musical acts, stand-up comics and a crafts fair, as well as a giant yard sale and farmers' market. The free Gay & Lesbian Block Party, which will cover one square block in Hollywood, is being sponsored by Stadtlanders Pharmacy, a nationwide provider of pharmaceuticals for people with HIV.