October 17, 2013
Re Editorial cartoon by David Horsey, Opinion, Oct. 15 David Horsey's implication that Ayn Rand's philosophy and work were oppressive to the poor continues the glib and reflexive tradition of disparaging Rand while remaining ignorant of her ideas. In fact, Rand's life and work were dedicated to eradicating poverty of every kind. She fought for freedom, opportunity and the creation of wealth that was not hindered by race, social class, religion, gender or government manipulation.
March 26, 2012 |
The emphasis Lakers Coach Mike Brown stressed on defense comes in many shapes and forms. There are DVDs. Brown wowed the Lakers' front office with these during his job interview so much that he quickly became the favored candidate. He then distributed them to all his players before the lockout so they'd get a head-start on learning and executing his defensive concepts. There are terms. The main one Brown reiterates involves "shrinking the floor," which entails closing off baseline drives.
January 23, 2010 |
Defense is USC's bread and butter, its faithful standby. If shots aren't falling, if calls go against them, if the hardwood cracks in two and a chasm appears, suspending play indefinitely -- it's cool, no worries, don't sweat it. The Trojans can still rely on their rock-solid defense, which is built on players being aggressive, knowing if they get beat, a teammate has their back. But against Washington State on Thursday, that defense, which was ranked first nationally in scoring defense (54.7)
November 7, 2009 |
As stumbling blocks go, it wasn't exactly Mt. Everest. Los Angeles Crenshaw's football team continued its pursuit of history Friday night with an easier-than-expected 44-7 victory over archrival Dorsey in a Coliseum League game played at Crenshaw. The top-ranked Cougars are bidding to become the first L.A. City Section team to secure an invitation to a CIF state championship bowl game, and they unveiled a championship-caliber defense against the Dons. Crenshaw forced two turnovers, pestered a quarterback into throwing away the ball in the end zone for a safety and held Dorsey to 18 total yards.
October 20, 2013 |
On Sunday, the Lakers did their best to play through their first practice since returning from a preseason trip to China as part of the NBA's 2013 Global Games. Stepping away from training camp to fly halfway around the world can be disruptive, given that the Lakers have nine new faces currently on the roster. With Kobe Bryant still sidelined as he recovers from Achilles' tendon surgery, the Lakers need time throughout the preseason to establish an identity. "We're trying to get more disciplined and our offense, trying to get in your spots and the same on defense -- trying to get back on transition and get our bigs up on pick and rolls and trap a little bit better," Coach Mike D'Antoni said. "We still have nine days of work and we have to get ready for the opening game.
September 22, 2013 |
The defensive players from Sherman Oaks Notre Dame won't have any problem putting together a highlight video if they continue to succeed against top quarterbacks. Notre Dame has begun a cycle where it's facing three college-bound quarterbacks over a four-week period. It started with Gardena Serra and Boise State-bound Jalen Greene. The Knights held Serra scoreless for three quarters before losing in double overtime. On Friday, Colorado-bound Cade Apsay of Canyon Country Canyon faces Notre Dame.