January 8, 2014
Maybe the Boston Bruins thought they had Jonas Hiller out of position and vulnerable Tuesday night. Actually, he had them right where he wanted them. Hiller, en route to his 12th consecutive win in the Ducks' 5-2 victory over the Atlantic Division-leading Bruins at Honda Center, opted to add the extra flair of a glove flip in snaring a first-period blast by Bruins forward Brad Marchand. Box score: Ducks 5, Bruins 2 Marchand was stunned he didn't score. "Those saves, you don't make every night," Hiller said of his extra theatrics.
January 8, 2014 |
The cinematographers of "12 Years a Slave," "Captain Phillips," "The Grandmaster" and "Gravity" were among seven nominees announced Wednesday morning for the 27th American Society of Cinematographers Awards. "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Nebraska" and "Prisoners" also saw their cinematographers nominated. The ASC usually chooses five feature film nominees, but this year a three-way tie expanded the list to seven. All but two are previous ASC nominees. "Prisoners" marks the 12th nomination for Roger Deakins, who won the ASC Award last year for "Skyfall," and previously for "The Man Who Wasn't There" (2001)
January 8, 2014 |
Tiger Woods might be stuck in a major drought -- winless in golf's biggest tournaments since 2008 -- but you can bet he's crying all the way to the bank. The world's top-ranked golfer earned more than $83 million last season, raising his career total to an unprecedented $1.3 billion, according to an article in Golf Digest . His 2013 paycheck included a reported $12 million in money from playing and $71 million in off-the-course earnings. Next year's haul could take a hit after Woods ended a lucrative video-game contract with EA Sports.
January 3, 2014 |
Former Galaxy forward Mike Magee will be returning to StubHub Center on Monday after earning an invitation to the U.S. national team's winter training camp. Magee, who won Major League Soccer's MVP award last season after tying for the league lead with 21 goals, will be joined in the monthlong camp by former Galaxy teammates Landon Donovan and Omar Gonzalez. The camp, the longest and most extensive ahead of June's World Cup in Brazil, will be split across two continents. After six days in Carson, the roster will be trimmed to 23 players and the team will decamp for the U.S. team's summer training base in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for 12 days of twice-daily sessions.
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January 2, 2014 |
When Juanita Moore became only the third African American nominated for a supporting-actress Oscar, she made headlines and history - but that's about it. For a year after her 1960 nomination, she didn't work. She never again appeared in a movie as big as "Imitation of Life," or had a role as big as that of Annie Johnson, a black maid whose light-skinned daughter abandons her and renounces her black roots. The nomination made Moore's name long before Oscar-caliber black actresses were given many challenging roles.
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December 28, 2013 |
Paul Blair, the eight-time Gold Glove center fielder who helped the Baltimore Orioles win a pair of World Series titles while gliding to make marvelous catches, has died. He was 69. Blair died Thursday night at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. His wife, Gloria, told the Baltimore Sun that Blair played a round of golf with friends Thursday morning and later lost consciousness at a celebrity bowling tournament in Pikesville, Md. A member of the Orioles Hall of Fame, the popular Blair patrolled the outfield from 1964 to '76, playing key parts when Baltimore won its first two World Series crowns in 1966 and 1970 under Manager Earl Weaver.
December 26, 2013 |
Rookie forward Ryan Kelly has found a way into the Lakers' rotation, playing a career-high 17 minutes on Wednesday in the Lakers' 101-95 loss to the Miami Heat. "He knows how to play, defensively and offensively," said Coach Mike D'Antoni after practice on Thursday. "Defensively he's the first one to get to the right spot. I think that going forward, he can keep earning more time. I'm pretty excited about him. " The Lakers drafted Kelly with the 48th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft.
December 22, 2013 |
There's little doubt that 10 years from now, when high school football fans and experts look back and debate how good Bellflower St. John Bosco's team was in 2013, the verdict will be near unanimous: the best in Southern California history. Even before Saturday night's 20-14 victory over Concord De La Salle in the CIF state championship Open Division bowl game, the Braves (16-0) were receiving rave reviews. Outgoing Santa Margarita Coach Harry Welch said the Braves were the best team he'd seen since he started coaching in 1965.
December 19, 2013 |
Honda, Subaru and Volvo are making strides protecting the occupants of their cars, while big manufacturers such as General Motors are lagging behind, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety said Thursday as it gave 22 vehicles its top safety rating. Between its Honda and Acura lines, Honda landed six of the top spots. To earn the “Top Safety Pick Plus” endorsement, vehicles had to rate as good on four crash tests and have good or acceptable performance on a small overlap crash -- where the front corner of a car hits an object.