February 15, 2014 |
NEW ORLEANS - It was hard to tell what shocked fans more, the NBA's new dunk contest rules or a performance by Vanilla Ice. Maybe contest organizers should think twice, twice baby. Washington's John Wall was declared the winner in fan voting Saturday night at the Smoothie King Center … even though he didn't get a chance to compete against fellow champions Paul George and Terrence Ross. The trio swept head-to-head competitions against counterparts from the Western Conference as part of a “battle round” that left fans and other NBA players fighting mad on social media.
February 9, 2014 |
You might think your dog is talented because she sits on command, rolls over, and makes it to the vet without throwing up in the back seat. You might think again, if you were watching the Masters of Agility Championship of the Westminster Kennel Club. Consider Elf, a border collie, who jumped, dashed and zigzagged through 18 obstacles in just over 24 seconds. Or Sparkle, a pint-sized papillon, who covered the same territory in a quick 25.82 seconds. Both were vying for canine glory as the prestigious Westminster club, which holds its 138th Annual Dog Show competition Monday and Tuesday, hosted its first agility competition for 225 dogs.
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February 4, 2014 |
A Doritos commercial starring and cowritten by a Burbank resident was a cowinner of an annual contest sponsored by the snack company and it aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday. The ad follows a boy who has created a time machine as he tricks a neighbor, played by Burbank resident Daved Wilkins, into entering the contraption in a ploy to steal his Doritos. When the machine "takes off" using simple maneuvers created by the boy, Wilkins believe he's being transported into the future, the Burbank Leader reported . Wilkins worked on the 30-second spot with two longtime friends Ryan Thomas Andersen and Raj Suri, both of whom live in Phoenix.
February 4, 2014 |
Doodle 4 Google, the contest for kids that puts one young artist's work on the Google homepage for a day, kicked off on Tuesday. It's the seventh year for the doodle contest for artists in kindergarten through 12th grade. Grand prize is a $30,000 college scholarship and $50,000 to the winner's school to create a technology lab. And for this year's contest there's a new twist. The Google Doodles, if you're not familiar, are those works that incorporate the Google logo and pop up frequently at Google.com.
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February 1, 2014 |
Three fast-paced academic contests featuring some of the region's best and most talented students will be staged Saturday afternoon, with one focused exclusively on science and two others drilling down on topics dealing with World War I. At USC, the Los Angeles County Office of Education will stage a game-show style Super Quiz before a live audience, part of a two-day Academic Decathlon featuring teams from 42 high schools. Not far away, the Los Angeles Unified School District is conducting its own regional decathlon at the Roybal Learning Center, with 59 teams of up to nine students battling it out in their own Super Quiz format.
January 31, 2014 |
Musical sports highlights may become the next big thing online. AVbyte, a YouTube Channel headed by brothers Vijay and Antonius Nazareth, won a contest held by Fox Sports, YouTube and Ford to develop a new online show. The entry featured two sports anchors singing highlights. Musical numbers are what AVbyte specializes in on its channel . AVbyte will get a six-month development deal with Fox Sports and a promotional package across Fox Sports' media channels that is valued at $1 million.