January 12, 2013 |
Jamal Crawford missed a three-point shot with 2.3 seconds left as the Clippers had a franchise-record 13-game home winning streak end with a 104-101 loss to the Orlando Magic on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center. The defeat ended a three-game winning streak overall and left the Clippers 18-3 at home this season. Orlando snapped a 10-game losing streak. Crawford had given the Clippers an eight-point lead, 95-87, with five minutes left in the fourth quarter, but the Magic scored eight unanswered points in less than two minutes to tie the score and turn momentum in its favor.
March 23, 2010 |
Reporting from Minneapolis The first stretch without a field goal for the UCLA women's basketball team lasted 6 1/2 minutes. The next drought saw 5:40 vanish from the clock without a basket. And capping it off were 10 consecutive offensive possessions early in the second half that didn't produce a field goal. Throw in a technical foul for having six players on the court and allowing a team to shoot 55% from the field and the Bruins saw their season end with an 83-70 loss to top-seeded Nebraska in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
March 26, 1998
Theater Moises Kaufman's "Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde," chronicling the writer's sensational 19th century prosecution for homosexuality, ends Sunday at the Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. Today-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2:30 p.m. $29-$37. (213) 628-2772. Comedy Comedian Bruce Smirnoff's one-man show of entertainment industry horror stories, "Other Than My Health I Have Nothing . . .
December 29, 2012 |
Richard Worne and his wife, Tassanee, had something extra to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. The couple was vacationing on Phuket, an island off the southwest coast of Thailand, and stayed in a hotel near Patong Bay. One evening, Worne walked out to his patio and was awe-struck by this view. "It was one of the most spectacular sunsets I have ever seen," he said. The Simi Valley resident used a Nikon D80. To submit your photos, visit our reader photo gallery . When you upload your photos, tell us where they were taken and when.
August 21, 2012 |
It seems like yesterday Diana Nyad was doing swimmingly. It was yesterday. But Tuesday morning, the sexagenarian swimmer was pulled from the waters of the Florida Straits, about 50 miles short of success. Just over a year ago, Nyad was halting another attempt to swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. Last year, ocean swells, shoulder pain and asthma did her in. This year, it was storm squalls and jellyfish that foiled the veteran long-distance swimmer's fourth attempt at the 103-mile swim.
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March 15, 2013 |
Former pop singer Pat Boone appeared on Fox Business News and called President Obama a Marxist -- and he didn't mean it as a compliment. Now 78, Boone was the second-biggest chart-topper of the 1950s, behind Elvis Presley. Since then, he's been a vocal conservative, often speaking up about politics. Which is what he did Wednesday night, voicing his ideas about Obama's views. "He is following his playbook, which is Saul Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals,' " Boone said . "This is the guy that trained him to be a community organizer, a Marxist, a socialist, a progressive, who wrote the rules for doing what Mr. Obama is doing.
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September 13, 2009 |
As the gavel banged an end to the 2009 legislative year in California's Capitol, shell-shocked lawmakers had little to show for it except discontent, partisan dysfunction and a colleague's personal disgrace. "This was the year that wasn't," lamented Assemblyman Mike Villines (R-Clovis), until recently the lower-house minority leader. Amid a crumbling economy and a canyon of government debt, state lawmakers seemed to spin their wheels through much of the year -- and the final days were little different.
October 3, 2012 |
SEATTLE - In what was probably Dan Haren's last game in an Angels uniform, the right-hander gave up five runs - three earned - and seven hits and struck out eight in six innings of a 6-1 loss to Seattle in Safeco Field on Tuesday night. Haren, slowed by lower-back tightness in the first half, finished with a 12-13 record and 4.33 earned-run average, and the Angels, mindful of his high mileage and decreased velocity, are not expected to pick up his $15.5-million option for 2013. "One last time?"