January 2, 2013 |
Jodie Meeks hit half of his shots against the Philadelphia 76ers, including a highlight reverse dunk, for a total of seven points. Meeks is a steady part of Coach Mike D'Antoni's rotation which went just eight deep on Tuesday in the Lakers' 103-99 loss to the Sixers. Coach Doug Collins had nothing but positive things to say about Meeks, whom he coached in Philadelphia. "He's one of the best teammates you can ever have," said Collins. "He never puts himself above the team....
January 1, 2013 |
Before the Lakers battled the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night, Coach Doug Collins had high praise for Kobe Bryant "He's a basketball genius," Collins said. "As guys get older, for the guys who are really the savants, the game comes easier. They don't waste energy. When you're younger sometimes, you chase your tail; and you get older and the game slows down," Collins said. "He knows where he wants the ball, how he wants to get it, how he's going to get it and what he's going to do to you once he gets it. " Collins marveled at Bryant's longevity in the league, playing at such a high level.
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January 1, 2013 |
The Soul Giants were a struggling R&B cover band in Pomona in the mid-1960s when lead singer Ray Collins fired the group's guitarist and invited a musical collaborator from Rancho Cucamonga to take his place. His name was Frank Zappa. The band soon began morphing into the Mothers of Invention, the avant-garde novelty rock group that was Zappa's vision. But Collins' "extraordinary pop-operatic vocals best conveyed" the band's "not-so-mock rage," according to the New Rolling Stone Record Guide.
December 8, 2012 |
Quarterback Johnny Manziel, the frenetic playmaker who led Texas A&M to an upset of then-No. 1 Alabama, became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. The 6-foot-1, 200-pounder from Kerrville, Texas, was honored with the coveted award Saturday night at the Best Buy Theater in New York. The only other Texas A&M player to win the Heisman Trophy was running back John David Crow in 1957. Previously, the closest a freshman came to winning the award was Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson in 2004, when he finished second by USC quarterback Matt Leinart.
December 7, 2012
The Heisman Trophy will be presented during a ceremony that is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. PST Saturday at the Best Buy Theater in New York. A look at the finalists: Collin Klein Kansas State Quarterback 6-5, 226 Senior Loveland, Colo. A three-time team captain, Klein has accounted for 37 of the 56 touchdowns generated by the Wildcats' offense. He has passed for 2,490 yards and 15 touchdowns and run for 890 yards and 22 touchdowns - second in the nation in rushing touchdowns among all players and the leader among quarterbacks.
December 3, 2012 |
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein were announced Monday as finalists for the Heisman Trophy. The winner will be announced Saturday in New York. USC receiver Marqise Lee, who caught a nation-leading 112 passes and is third nationally in all-purpose yardage, averaging 215.7 yards a game, was regarded as a contender to earn a trip to the Heisman ceremony. But Lee finished too far behind the top three in balloting that concluded Monday at 5 p.m. EST. Manziel, a redshirt freshman, passed for 3,418 yards and 24 touchdowns, with eight passes intercepted.
November 29, 2012 |
Ever wonder what made Suzanne Collins come up with the idea for "The Hunger Games"? It's a pretty terrifying story: Teenagers are set loose in the woods and forced to fight to the death. Hmm, maybe that year Collins' dad spent in Vietnam has something to do with it. Her next book may shed some light -- although it will be an unusual light. "Year of the Jungle" is an autobiographical book about the year Collins was in first grade and her father was a soldier in Vietnam. But it's a picture book.
November 28, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Two moderate Republican senators joined in criticism of Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, after private meetings with her, in another setback for her hopes to be nominated as secretary of State. Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) met with Rice on Wednesday afternoon at her request to discuss their concern that she had misled the public about the nature of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans.
November 8, 2012 |
November is "Nervous Wreck Month" on the College Channel as highly stressed coaches contemplate the trap doors and trip wires that can turn a sensational season sour. The difference between college football and the pros is that the New York Giants can be 7-7 in December and still win the championship whereas Notre Dame was nearly eliminated from contention last week for having two players wearing uniform No. 2 on the field at the same time. Just because the Bowl Championship Series is dumb doesn't mean it isn't fantastically thrilling.
November 8, 2012 |
For seven years, he was the most famous driver you never saw. And with the next James Bond film 'Skyfall' opening this week, you still won't see him in action. But he's there. Known alternately as the Stig from BBC's "Top Gear," a stunt driver in such films as "The Dark Knight Rises" and "National Treasure 2," and a professional race car driver in Europe and Australia, Ben Collins has made a career of driving fast on camera while his face is completely obscured by a helmet. That trend continues in "Skyfall.