June 18, 2013
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES UCLA vs. NORTH CAROLINA STATE Where: TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha. When: Tuesday, 5 p.m. PDT. Records: UCLA 45-17, North Carolina State 50-14. TV: ESPN2. Update: North Carolina State has rotation questions after ace Carlos Rodon, who threw eight scoreless innings in an 8-1 victory over North Carolina on Sunday. The Wolfpack has mixed and matched in the No. 2 starting spot, with Ethan Ogburn, Logan Jernigan and Brad Stone the likeliest candidates to pitch Tuesday.
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May 14, 2013 |
An upside-down American flag is considered a signal of distress. And that's the feeling Robert Rosebrock had when he looked up and noticed the red, white and blue street-lamp banners outside the Department of Veterans Affairs' West Los Angeles Medical Center were in disarray - tattered, tangled around the poles or flapping upside-down in the breeze. "It was disgraceful," said Rosebrock, a 71-year-old U.S. Army veteran who arranged for the flags' installation 11 months ago using $12,000 donated by Metabolic Studio, a charitable arm of the Annenberg Foundation.
April 5, 2013 |
Ask Louisville Coach Rick Pitino or Syracuse's Jim Boeheim about Madison Square Garden or Big East Conference founder Dave Gavitt. Even the tight-lipped Boeheim becomes sentimental and is apt to weave a story about a Big East classic. "I would have been happy if someone said, 'Coach, you're going to coach Syracuse and be in this league 10 years,'" Boeheim said. "'We'll give you 10 pretty good years, but that's it.' I'd have said, 'OK, I'll take it,' right then. It just has been unbelievable.
March 20, 2013 |
President Obama correctly picked the winner of the NCAA men's basketball tournament just once during his first four years as president, choosing North Carolina to win it all in 2009. He predicted a better track record in his second term, starting with his choice of Indiana to win it all this year as he revealed his bracket to ESPN on Tuesday. “I think this is Indiana's year,” Obama said. The president chose the Hoosiers, the top-seeded team in the East bracket, to defeat Louisville, the No. 1 seed out of the Midwest, in the championship game.
March 20, 2013
Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss likely upsets from Thursday's NCAA men's basketball tournament. Feel free to join the discussion with a comment of your own. Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times There is plenty of potential for busting Thursday's bracket in the 12 versus 5 games, starting in the Midwest with Oregon against Oklahoma State. In fact, I wouldn't even consider this an upset. The Ducks, as Pac-12 Conference tournament champions, should be miffed they garnered so little respect from a selection committee that did not factor how much better they are with freshman guard Dominic Artis back in the lineup.
March 20, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- If the world's major economies had a competition like the NCAA basketball tournament, the U.S. would enter as the No. 1 seed -- but a leading business group said the nation's corporate tax policies would get it bounced in the first round. The Business Roundtable is using the start of March Madness this week to push Washington to reduce corporate tax rates. The group has created an interactive, 16-nation bracket to compare the countries' corporate tax policies. Despite being seeded No. 1 because of the size of its economy, the U.S. gets upset by No. 16 Norway.