January 16, 2014 |
Lakers swingman Nick Young was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA after his altercation with Phoenix Suns players in a 121-114 loss on Wednesday. Young, the Lakers' leading scorer this season at 16.4 points a game, will miss the team's game against the Celtics on Friday in Boston. The NBA fined Alex Len $15,000 for his flagrant foul that sent Young into a rage. Marcus Morris, who received a technical for shoving Young during the scuffle, was fined $25,000. The incident occurred with 7:33 left in the second quarter and the Suns leading by one point, 36-35.
January 13, 2014 |
Tens of thousands of people donated money to the One Fund, the charity created by officials after the Boston Marathon bombings . Victims received get-well cards from around the country, as well as flowers and notes of encouragement from total strangers. Overwhelmed by the outpouring of support, some of the victims have focused their attention on creating new charities -- not for themselves, but for others who have faced similar obstacles, out of the spotlight. Jarrod Clowery, who was pierced by shrapnel during the bombings, says that in his darkest days after the bombings, he'd go into the bathroom of his hospital room, take off his bandages, and start picking at the pieces of jeans embedded in his skin until he bled.
January 12, 2014 |
She'd raised five children by herself, and Liz Norden was ready for the empty nest. Two of her daughters, 24 and 26, still lived with her, but they were barely home and busy with their own lives, so Norden, 51, talkative and cheery, was beginning to have days and nights to do what she liked: spend time with friends, play poker, maybe just relax. But then a bomb tore through the Boston Marathon, sending torrents of shrapnel through a crowd. Norden's phone rang that day, and she heard her son Paul say, "Ma, I'm hurt real bad. " Paul hovered on the edge of death for days, and the family could not immediately locate another son, J.P., who had just one pint of blood left in his body when he arrived at a hospital.
January 10, 2014 |
It was a nice family scene shortly before the start of the Kings-Bruins game. The Kings were honoring Coach Darryl Sutter for having coached his 1,000th regular-season game. That, in fact, happened on Saturday night but the Kings had a ceremony on Thursday for Sutter; his wife, Wanda; and son, Christopher. On hand were Kings executives Luc Robitaille and Dean Lombardi. They presented Sutter with cowboy boots and a trip for his family to an exclusive resort in Colorado Springs, Colo.
January 8, 2014 |
KINGS TONIGHT VS. BOSTON When: 7:30. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150. Update: The Kings have won once in their last seven games, and the curious slump of center Mike Richards extends beyond that stretch. Richards has one assist in the last 12 games and has not scored since Nov. 25 at Vancouver, a 19-game drought. Forward Milan Lucic of the Bruins, who missed the loss at Anaheim on Tuesday because of illness, practiced Wednesday and is expected to play against the Kings.
January 8, 2014 |
He probably won't shed tears this time, but for Clippers Coach Doc Rivers, it'll still be good for him to face his former Boston Celtics team again Wednesday night at Staples Center. When the Clippers played at Boston on Dec. 11, the Celtics had small ceremony for Rivers, thanking him for the nine years he spent with the team and for the 2008 NBA championship. It was an emotional night for Rivers, who cried during the ceremony. But Rivers doesn't expect to shed tears Wednesday.
January 8, 2014 |
Her first name describes the refinement and polish figure skater Grace Elizabeth Gold embodies at her best, enhancing her huge, difficult jumps and the luminous smile she outlines with her trademark red lipstick. Her last name says what she's pursuing this week in Boston at the U.S. figure skating championships: her first senior-level national title and a place on the U.S. Olympic team at the Sochi Games. The women's competition will begin Thursday with the short program and will end Saturday.
January 3, 2014 |
NEW YORK - A storm that was blamed for at least 11 deaths in the eastern half of the country moved out to sea Friday, but the icy winds and record-low temperatures left in its wake were prolonging the misery of cities digging out from snowdrifts nearly 2 feet deep. "Mother Nature has moved on somewhat," said Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, where at least three people died after the storm blew in Thursday night. "That doesn't mean we're out of the woods yet in terms of dangerous weather.
December 30, 2013 |
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