September 6, 2013 |
In a 14-0 loss to Huntington Beach Edison on Thursday, Los Angeles Garfield earned the respect of Edison Coach Dave White. "That's the best Garfield team we've played," White said. "They are athletic. They're very young. That's scary. " It was the third time Edison and Garfield have played, and the two schools will meet again next season. Garfield has been competitive with two top Southern Section teams _ Edison and Ventura St. Bonaventure despite being 0-2. "I think we're representing the City well," Garfield Coach Lorenzo Hernandez said.
September 6, 2013 |
Sergio C. Garcia was brought to the United States illegally by his parents when he was a minor. Since then, he has earned a college degree and worked his way through law school. He's met all the requirements necessary to become a lawyer, passing the bar exam and receiving a positive moral character determination from the Committee of Bar Examiners. The only thing Garcia lacks is a law license. The State Bar of California, which normally determines who should receive a law license, has recommended he be given one, and Atty.
September 3, 2013 |
After leading the NHL into three lockouts, Commissioner Gary Bettman won't win any popularity contests among hockey fans. But his bosses - team owners - continue to compensate him well. According to the Sports Business Journal , Bettman earned more than $8 million in salary and benefits for the 2011-12 season, up slightly from the previous year and a considerable chunk of change by any standard. Bettman, who a few months later would impose the third lockout during his 20-year tenure, earned $8.3 million for the 2011-12 season, according to figures obtained by SBJ through the NHL's tax filings.
September 2, 2013 |
DENVER - Clayton Kershaw and Yasiel Puig didn't last six innings Monday, but both insisted they were fine after the Dodgers' 10-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Kershaw was credited with his 14th win but had what was his worst start of the season, as he was charged with a season-high five earned runs and a career-high 11 hits in five innings. He said he wasn't fatigued, even though this was his second rough start in a row. "I haven't hit a wall before," Kershaw said.
September 1, 2013 |
Pitching wins. Especially in the playoffs. That's one of those baseball adages, like the infield fly rule, that everyone simply accepts but no one has really proved. "There's no question pitching's at a premium because every team in the postseason has a stud at the top of their rotation, and a two and a three and a four that are very good. It's just a common theme because you can't really get there without it," says Dodgers President Stan Kasten. "Pitching is king," agrees General Manager Ned Colletti.
August 31, 2013 |
The team Juergen Klinsmann called up for the next round of World Cup qualifiers is arguably among the best in U.S. national team history. And if things break right for the Americans on Friday in Costa Rica, the U.S. team could make history of another sort by earning a World Cup invitation with three qualifying matches left to play. That hardly seemed likely 10 months ago, when the U.S. was a loss away from elimination in an earlier round of qualifying. But with a victory in Costa Rica, combined with a tie between Mexico and Honduras and a Jamaican win or draw at Panama, the U.S. would become the sixth nation to guarantee itself a berth for next summer's World Cup in Brazil.
August 29, 2013 |
Tribune Co., the parent of the Los Angeles Times, reported that earnings tumbled in the second quarter as revenue dropped sharply in its broadcast division and advertising continued to decline at its newspapers. The media giant reported net income of $66.3 million in the three months that ended June 30, a 61.2% plunge from $170.8 million in the year-earlier period. Revenue slid 10.5% to $730.2 million, while pretax income skidded 39.7% to $110.4 million. Tribune continued to reduce costs, with operating expenses dropping $50 million to $640.6 million.
August 28, 2013 |
Long snappers are considered slightly less quirky than kickers - who are to football what left-handed pitchers are to baseball - but their makeup perfectly fits the task at hand. Take the personality of Tanner Carew, a La Verne Damien senior who has committed to Oregon and who long-snapping guru Chris Rubio believes is the best in the nation at what he does. "I would say Tanner is definitely quirky," Rubio said. "He's laid back. The first time I met him, he was telling me how he wanted to ride a wake board from Long Beach to Catalina.
August 28, 2013 |
Madonna is 2013's top-earning celebrity, according to Forbes. The "MDNA" rock star is said to have earned an estimated $125 million between June 2012 and June 2013, the mag said. Sales for her last album, "MDNA," were poor, but "MDNA's" corresponding tour , which happened to coincide with her powerhouse halftime-show performance at the 2012 Super Bowl, bolstered her earnings big time. The tour grossed $305 million, according to the mag, thanks to fans who shelled out "upwards of $100 a ticket" to hear the Material Girl's classic hits like "Vogue" and "Like a Virgin.
August 27, 2013 |
Element 115, scientists are on to you. Physicists at Lund University in Sweden announced Tuesday that they have new evidence that you exist. Here's what they said they know: - You are “super-heavy.” But with 115 protons in your atomic nucleus, how could you not be? - You are unstable. When they made you in a German research facility, you began to decay in a fraction of a second. - You have secrets to tell about the “structure and properties” of the nucleus at the center of atoms of super-heavy elements like you. Details will be revealed shortly in a paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters . Element 115 - which has a temporary name of ununpentium - was first created in 2003 in Russia by scientists from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna and collaborators from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California.