April 1, 2013 |
DALLAS - It didn't take an advanced course in hockey metrics to explain how the Ducks ended their power-play drought and general offensive struggles in a 4-0 silencing of the Stars at American Airlines Center on Monday, their first shutout at Dallas in 60 regular-season and playoff games. "We shot," winger Corey Perry said. "You shoot the puck, you're going to get chances. We've been shooting but we haven't been getting those second chances and opportunities. That's what makes the difference.
March 21, 2013 |
Bobby Brown has taken the turnstile approach to jail, serving his 55-day sentence with only eight hours behind bars Wednesday. Just when he thought he was in, they pulled him back out again - or something like that? The R&B singer will now spend eight days wearing an electronic ankle bracelet, according to L.A. Now , which reported that county probation officials decided to go the monitoring route. Prior to that, the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department had said Brown was likely to serve only nine days max because of overcrowding and time off for good behavior and the like.
March 20, 2013 |
Bobby Brown reported to court Wednesday and headed off to county jail, where he'll be serving a 55-day sentence after pleading no contest in February to DUI and driving with a suspended license. The October DUI arrest occurred when the R&B singer was already on probation for the same offense earlier in 2012. He got 10 days for drunk driving, another 10 days for driving on a suspended license and 35 days for violating his probation. Nonetheless, in L.A. County, "55 days" is code for "less than two weeks.
March 19, 2013 |
Bobby Braswell, the basketball coach at Cal State Northridge since 1996, is out as coach. The school announced that it would not renew his contract. Brandon Martin, the school's new athletic director, said in a statement Tuesday afternoon, "I want to thank Coach Braswell for his 17 years of service and contributions to our men's basketball program and the university community at large. I wish Coach Braswell and his family all the best moving forward. " Braswell, a Northridge graduate, had been the coach for 17 seasons, compiling a 251-258 record.
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March 19, 2013
Bobbie Smith Original member of Spinners R&B group Bobbie Smith, 76, a singer with the Spinners soul music group since the 1950s, died Saturday in Orlando, Fla., of complications from pneumonia and influenza. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer in November, according to a statement from the band's manager. Along with Henry Fambrough, Smith was one of two remaining original members still performing with the R&B group. His tenor voice was out front on a number of the Spinners' biggest Atlantic Records hits in the 1970s, including "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love," "I'll Be Around," "Games People Play" and the 1974 Dionne Warwick duet "Then Came You. " Originally calling themselves the Domingoes and then the Detroit Spinners, Smith and Fambrough formed the vocal group in their native Detroit in 1957 with high school classmates Pervis Jackson, George W. Dixon and Billy Henderson.
March 18, 2013 |
Singer Bobbie Smith of the Detroit soul group the Spinners died Saturday in Orlando. He was 76. Smith, according to a statement released today by the band's manager and reported by Associated Press, died of complications from pneumonia and influenza. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer in November. Along with Henry Fambrough, Smith was one of the group's two remaining original members still performing with the band. His tenor voice was out in front on a number of the Spinners' biggest Atlantic Records hits in the '70s, including "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love," "I'll Be Around," "Games People Play" and the 1974 Dionne Warwick duet "Then Came You. " PHOTOS: The scene at SXSW 2013 Originally calling themselves the Domingoes, Smith and Fambrough formed the group in 1957 with high school classmates Pervis Jackson, George W. Dixon and Billy Henderson.
March 11, 2013 |
Mardy Fish gets a dispensation. He is seeded 32nd in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells and, by the numbers, was expected to beat fellow American Bobby Reynolds, 30, a qualifier, who if he has gained any stardom, it has come from anchoring the Washington Kastles during the World Team Tennis season. But Fish has been tentative and emotional since discovering last summer that he has an uneven heartbeat. He had a procedure done on that most vital organ and didn't play in the Olympics.
March 4, 2013 |
PHOENIX - The Ducks' charter flight was scheduled to leave the Arizona desert just before midnight Monday - or about three days too late for Coach Bruce Boudreau's liking. Because when the Ducks landed here last week, they had not lost consecutive games in more than 11 months, had given up more than three goals in regulation only once in three weeks and had not lost a game all season in which they scored more than twice. All three of those streaks had ended before the team boarded the bus for the airport after a second straight 5-4 shootout loss to the Phoenix Coyotes.
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March 4, 2013
Bobby Rogers, an original member of the Motown group the Miracles, who collaborated with lead vocalist and songwriter Smokey Robinson and kept the musical franchise going after its biggest name left, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73. His death was confirmed by Motown Museum board member Allen Rawls. The cause of death was not disclosed, but Rogers had been in poor health for several years. The group known for such hits as "Shop Around," "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" and "The Tracks of My Tears" was formed in 1956 by Rogers, Robinson, Claudette Rogers, Pete Moore and Ronnie White.