December 19, 2013 |
The rash of injuries to Lakers point guards that has afflicted starters, backups and fill-ins alike struck Kobe Bryant on Thursday, the All-Star learning he will miss about six weeks with a broken bone in his left knee. Bryant initially shrugged off the injury he suffered Tuesday in the third quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies as a hyperextended knee, but an MRI exam showed he had broken the lateral tibial plateau. He stayed in the game after conversing with trainer Gary Vitti.
December 16, 2013 |
Archaeologists in China have unearthed the first clear evidence of cats living among humans as semi-domesticated mousers about 5,300 years ago, a heretofore missing link in the history of the world's most popular pet, experts say. The evidence, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, supports the long-held view that cats began their symbiotic relationship with people following the advent of agriculture, many thousands...
December 12, 2013 |
George Thorogood is m-m-m-m-mad. The '80s rocker filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles against Michaels Stores Inc., accusing the retailer of selling T-shirts that infringed on the trademark he holds for "Bad to the Bone," the title of his 1982 smash hit. Michaels, which operates a chain of arts-and-crafts stores, sells products to make a "Bad to the Bone tee" on its website. Officials with the Texas-based retailer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
December 4, 2013 |
A 400,000-year-old thigh bone from an early European human is causing confusion among genetic anthropologists who say its genetic material is related to another mysterious species believed to have lived only in East Asia. The femur was pulled from Spain's Sima de los Huesos, or "pit of bones," a cold, damp tunnel 90 feet below the surface of the earth in the Sierra de Atapuerco in northern Spain. The pit is said to contain the fossilized remains of 28 individuals. In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature, researchers said they believed the relic belonged to an extinct species of hominin known as Homo heidelbergensis , a direct ancestor of Neanderthals.
December 1, 2013 |
Shooting guard J.J. Redick is expected to be sidelined six to eight weeks because of a broken bone in his right hand and a torn ligament in the side of his right wrist, the Clippers announced Sunday before their game against Indiana at Staples Center. The team said Redick, injured during Friday's game against Sacramento, will be reevaluated Monday by Dr. Steve Shin , a hand specialist, to determine whether he'll need surgery. "The ligament looks intact," Redick said.
November 12, 2013 |
All the amenities of modern medicine are available at a new West Los Angeles hospital. There's 24-hour emergency care, a team of surgeons, psychology and physical therapy units, MRI and CT machines, one of the top oncologists in the country. Medical assistants busily roam the halls, soothing patients' fears with smiles, kind words or gentle touches. But they have to watch out: The patients can bite. They're dogs, cats and other pets being treated at the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, which at 42,000 square feet is the largest pet hospital west of the Mississippi River.
November 5, 2013 |
Jordan Hill sat out practice Monday because of a sore right knee. As the Lakers flew to Dallas to play the Mavericks on Tuesday, Hill remained behind for an MRI exam that revealed a bone bruise. Hill was scheduled to travel to Dallas on Monday night and was still available to play against the Mavericks. The athletic forward-center has been a difference maker for the Lakers in their two victories. "He's had a huge impact," Pau Gasol said. "Even though it might not be perfect for the system and the spacing, his energy and effort makes up for a lot of things.
November 3, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 3 - 9, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES How I Met Your Mother Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) is caught in the middle when the conflict between Robin and Loretta (Cobie Smulders, Frances Conroy) intensifies in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS The Voice The live shows begin. 8 p.m. NBC Hart of Dixie Zoe and Joel (Rachel Bilson and Josh Cooke)
October 27, 2013 |
Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg underwent arthroscopic surgery in Los Angeles to remove bone chips from his right elbow. The team said outfielder Bryce Harper and first baseman Adam LaRoche also had operations last week. Harper had the bursa in his left knee repaired after it had hampered him last season. LaRoche had his left, throwing elbow cleaned up. All three are expected to be ready by spring training. Strasburg, whose procedure was performed by Dodgers team physician Neal ElAttrache, is scheduled to resume his off-season throwing program in four to six weeks, the Washington Post reported.
October 12, 2013 |
When Clippers forward Blake Griffin went down clutching his left knee in a scrimmage Wednesday night, he said he "absolutely" feared the worst because he's had experience with knee injuries before. But an MRI exam revealed that Griffin had a bone bruise and no structural damage. After team doctors spent time working on his knee, the Clippers' star realized the injury was "not even really that bad," Griffin said Friday. The team said Griffin participated in the full practice Friday after missing practice the day before.