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.
March 28, 2013 |
MILWAUKEE - The older, slower, stumbling Lakers were playing on the second night of a back-to-back, so the outcome was practically predetermined. What were not expected were dual injuries to their aging backcourt, Steve Nash unable to finish the game and Kobe Bryant limping through the locker room after a 113-103 loss Thursday to the Milwaukee Bucks. Bryant was bothered by a bone spur in his left foot, Nash sidelined by what he called a hip spasm. BOX SCORE: Bucks 113, Lakers 103 Bryant 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.
March 6, 2013 |
It hardly needs to be said that there's a long evolutionary distance between Banana Joe and wolves. The Affenpinscher that took best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in February is at least 16,000 years removed from the days of roaming the wild in hunt of prey. But how old is the domesticated dog? A close look at a 33,000-year-old dog skull from Siberia may unlock the secret of when the domesticated canid branched away from its wolf ancestors, a team of scientists has found.
March 5, 2013 |
OKLAHOMA CITY - Had the Lakers somehow beaten the Oklahoma City Thunder, you could easily imagine Kobe Bryant's postgame tweet. Ulnar-nerve contusion THAT. Something fairly important intervened to prevent it. Reality. Bryant had 30 points but the Lakers lost to the Thunder, 122-105, Tuesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, falling to 2-13 against the top five teams in the Western Conference. It wasn't the best of games, and it wasn't the worst, but it accurately described a team that slipped a notch below .500 after fighting hard just to get there.
February 9, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- With Nemo wreaking rush-hour havoc outside, Rag & Bone designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright kept the crowd happy and warm inside, serving beer, mulled wine and pretzels before their fall-winter 2013 runway show Friday night during New York Fashion Week. The look: Sixties inspired, with a little punk and grunge thrown in for good measure. A new, menswear-inspired proportion with boxy jumper dresses and quilted leather or tweed jackets worn with cropped utility pants or miniskirts.
February 4, 2013 |
After centuries, it seems, the once-lost body of King Richard III of England has been identified. At a news conference Monday, a team from the University of Leicester reported that a skeleton unearthed last fall was "beyond reasonable doubt" that of the last Plantagenet monarch, who died in 1485 during the Battle of Bosworth Field. Citing DNA evidence collected from the remains, the team reported that some of the skeleton's genetic information matched that of two living relatives of the king.
February 4, 2013 |
In America, we paved paradise and put up a parking lot. In Britain, they put up a parking lot and paved over a king. As my colleague Henry Chu reported : More than 500 years after his death in battle, scientists announced Monday that they had definitively identified a skeleton unearthed in northern England last summer as that of Richard III, the medieval king portrayed by William Shakespeare as a homicidal tyrant who killed his two...