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.
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.
August 24, 2009 |
Eric Bruntlett became the second player in major league history to end a game with an unassisted triple play, accomplishing the feat Sunday to preserve the Philadelphia Phillies' 9-7 win over the Mets. "I didn't know how to react. I didn't know what to do," Bruntlett said. It was a stunning end to a crazy game that included an inside-the-park homer after the ball got stuck under the outfield wall. The amazing final sequence made a winner of Pedro Martinez in his return to New York.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
April 28, 1988 |
Italy's three-day scare over the suspected injection of poison into grapefruit imported from Israel ended today with scientists saying the bright blue liquid found in the fruit was a harmless substance used in making dyes.
September 20, 2001
* Pop Music: On Friday, Sade, left, ends her national tour at the Great Western Forum, 3900 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, (310) 419-3100. 7:30 p.m. $45.25-$65.25. * Theater: The Padua Playwrights production of "Mrs. Feuerstein," Murray Mednick's drama about the nature of evil, ends its run Sunday at 2100 Square Feet Theater, 5615 San Vicente Blvd., L.A., (323) 692-2652. Today-Sunday, 8 p.m. $20.
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?"
July 6, 1998 |
Exploding cannon fire and screeching rebel yells on a 300-acre farm outside Gettysburg signaled the beginning of the end for what was billed as the largest reenactment ever of a Civil War battle. About 15,000 "soldiers" re-created the bloody charge directed in 1863 by Confederate Gen. George Pickett, the final confrontation in a three-day battle that became a turning point in the war. The reenactment has been performed annually for about 75 years.
September 6, 2010 |
Darrelle Revis and the New York Jets agreed to a new contract, ending the All-Pro cornerback's holdout a week before the team's season opener. The team announced the agreement in principle early Monday but released no contract terms. Revis' holdout began Aug. 1, when the team reported for training camp in Cortland, N.Y. He was scheduled to make $1 million in the fourth year of his six-year rookie deal, but has said he wants to become the league's highest-paid cornerback.