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April 11, 2013 |
Surgeons managed to save the arms of a man who walked into a West Covina Home Depot and sawed them to the bone, police said. The man, who West Covina police described as being in his 50s, was in critical condition Thursday at a hospital, said Cpl. Rudy Lopez. Detectives have spoken with the man's family but have not talked to him themselves because he lost a lot of blood and has not recovered enough to talk, Lopez said. West Covina police say the man calmly and quietly walked into Home Depot before 1 p.m. Wednesday and headed to the hardware section where the saws were.
April 10, 2013 |
Scientists have discovered some of the oldest dinosaur embryos ever found - a rare collection of delicate fossils that offer an unprecedented look into the remarkably speedy early development of these enormous animals. The bed of Lufengosaurus bones and smashed eggshell, described in Thursday's edition of the journal Nature , may also provide some insight into the growth of birds and other dinosaur relatives. “There's nothing like this that has been discovered before,” said Luis Chiappe, a dinosaur paleontologist at the Natural History Museum of L.A. County, who was not involved in the study.
April 9, 2013 |
Garrett Richards didn't care whether he pitched out of the rotation or bullpen; he just hoped the Angels would commit to one or the other so he wouldn't have to go back and forth like he did last season, transitions that can tax the arm as well as the psyche. Richards, the organization's top starting pitching prospect, opened this season in the bullpen and emerged as a primary setup man, giving up one earned run and three hits in 41/3 innings in his first four appearances. But when Jered Weaver was put on the disabled list Tuesday because of a broken bone in his left elbow, an injury that will sideline the Angels ace for four to six weeks, the right-handed Richards was moved to the rotation and tabbed to start Saturday against the Houston Astros.
March 30, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO -- It almost had to happen this way. The cowbells were long gone and Phil Jackson hadn't zinged the local folks up here in years, but the Lakers reached way back into their rivalry with the Sacramento Kings and rode away with a 103-98 victory Saturday. It might have been the last time they ever meet here, the Kings possibly ticketed for Seattle, and if so, the Lakers grabbed the final edge again. Kobe Bryant played almost all 48 minutes, sitting out only 23 seconds at the end of the third quarter.
March 29, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - It's a statistic invented for hockey, where sticks, flying pucks and big guys on skates lead to a lot of injuries. But the Lakers would rival some hockey teams with their "man-games lost to injury" this season - 146 and counting after their 113-103 loss Thursday against the Milwaukee Bucks. Athletic trainer Gary Vitti recently said this was the most injury-filled season he'd experienced in 29 years with the Lakers. That was before Metta World Peace went down Monday because of torn cartilage in his left knee, sidelining him at least six weeks.
March 28, 2013 |
MILWAUKEE -- Just what the Lakers needed, more injuries to their aging backcourt. Kobe Bryant was seen limping badly in the Lakers' locker room after yet another loss, bothered by a bone spur in his left foot. He will be evaluated by doctors in Sacramento when the Lakers arrive there Friday, a day before they play the Kings to complete a four-game trip. Bryant was icing the foot on the bench in the fourth quarter of the Lakers' 113-103 loss Thursday to the Milwaukee Bucks. He re-entered the game with 6 minutes 47 seconds to play and finished with 30 points on six-for-17 shooting.