May 6, 2012 |
The Angels' Albert Pujols ended his career-long home-run drought Sunday, cracking a two-run home run into the Angels bullpen in left field in the fifth inning of Sunday's game with the Toronto Blue Jays at Angel Stadium. The home run came on a 2-2 pitch from Toronto right-hander Drew Hutchison. The crowd, which had booed Pujols when he struck out an inning earlier, came to its feet and gave the slugger a long, loud ovation, but Pujols did not acknowledge that with a curtain call.
January 27, 2012 |
The genre known as the Chinese New Year movie generally gives off a whiff of the family-friendly, the silly and sentimental, and the Hong Kong import "All's Well, Ends Well 2012" is no exception. This latest installment in a series of goofy romantic comedies - with only a title to bind them and a year to differentiate them - proves that antic dippiness isn't strictly the province of American comedies. Using the connective meet-cute tissue of a website that acts as a platonic matchmaker for women who need chivalrous men to help them out, the film whips up four ridiculous tales of role-playing, including a blind ballerina (Lynn Xiong)
June 20, 2012 |
Matt Groening has put an end to his Life in Hell comic strip, the weekly comic that he's been drawing for 35 years. In an email to the website Poynter.org , Groening explained: "I've had great fun, in a Sisyphean kind of way, but the time has come to let Binky and Sheba and Bongo and Akbar and Jeff take some time off. " The strip, which initially described the young cartoonist's life after his move from Portland, Ore., to Los Angeles in...
July 19, 2010 |
U.S. stocks ended higher on Monday, spurred by optimism over forthcoming technology earnings and in the wake of strong orders from Dow component Boeing. Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 56.53 points, or 0.56 percent, at 10,154.43. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 6.39 points, or 0.60 percent, at 1,071.27. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 19.18 points, or 0.88 percent, at 2,198.23.
January 10, 2010
J.J. Redick scored 17 points in place of an injured Vince Carter, and the Orlando Magic ended a losing streak at four games with a 113-81 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night. Matt Barnes had 18 points for the Southeast Division-leading Magic, which built a 38-point lead. Orlando is 1 1/2 games ahead of Atlanta and has won the two regular-season meetings against its division rival. -- associated press
August 26, 2012 |
The 25th time is the charm for Chris Volstad, who had gone 24 starts without a win before Sunday's 5-0 rain-shortened Chicago Cubs victory over the Colorado Rockies. Volstad's winless streak dated back to July 17 of last year, when he was a member of the then-Florida Marlins. He was 0-14 with an earned-run average of 5.27 during that stretch. His streak will end four starts short of the major league record of 28 consecutive winless starts. Jo-Jo Reyes tied the record last May and now shares it with Matt Keough and Cliff Curtis.