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October 16, 2010 | Grahame L. Jones, On Soccer
The best news to amble down the soccer turnpike in recent days was the announcement that the United States has withdrawn its bid to stage the World Cup in 2018 and that England has pulled out of the race for 2022. This is a welcome development for a couple of reasons. First, it means that a closed-door deal likely has been done and that FIFA is set to do what it had wanted to do all along: give 2018 to England, give 2022 to the U.S., and allow Australia, China, Japan, Qatar and South Korea to sort out 2026 among them.
April 12, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
They paid tribute to his “class and charisma,” and the Kings sent Finnish icon Teemu Selanne of the Ducks off with a whimsical gift in a pregame ceremony honoring Selanne's career. A standup paddleboard. Selanne is not going off into the sunset on his board - where he can presumably hang with buddy and former teammate and avid surfer, Paul Kariya - just yet. BOX SCORE: Ducks 4, Kings 3 (SO) The Staples Center fans may not have seen the last of Selanne, who will be retiring after the season and did not play against the Kings on Saturday.
December 5, 1988 | From Reuters
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir said he will ask Israel's president today to extend his deadline for forming a new government. President Chaim Herzog, who nominated Shamir to form a government after the November election, was virtually certain to grant extra time after a key Jewish religious party reaffirmed its support for Shamir's rightist Likud Party on Sunday. Agudat Israel, a small ultra-Orthodox party, controls five seats in the Knesset, enough to give either party the majority.
February 12, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
There's always one kid in class who gets away with it. You know the one. The teacher says the homework is due Friday and if you don't turn it in, you flunk. But this kid pleads for more time. Just give him the weekend and he promises to get it done. The teacher says OK, then Monday comes and he asks to be given until the end of the week. And then he promises to turn it in at the end of the year. Then he says he can get it done by next April. Promise. Now, how about two years from now?
November 23, 2003 | Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
This is less about overtime than it is about workers' compensation for the Mighty Ducks. The Ducks, and their coach, say they are not working in overtime, so they are not being compensated with victories. The Ducks have gone to overtime in six of their last eight games and have lost four of those games. Their five overtime losses this season are the most in the NHL.
Worried that too many white, wealthy students are "gaming the system" to get extra time on the SAT, a group of University of California regents Wednesday called for an extensive review to make sure that special accommodations on the test are not giving some students an unfair advantage.
January 20, 1989 | ALAN CITRON, Times Staff Writer
Zev Yaroslavsky was warmly received by the Sherman Oaks Homeowners Assn. in one of his first political outings since deciding to seek reelection to the Los Angeles City Council instead of running for mayor. Yaroslavsky, who appeared with his three opponents for the 5th District seat, said he has increased police protection, reduced large development and improved government services.
Two law students who stopped taking the State Bar exam this week in Pasadena to help another test-taker who was suffering an epileptic seizure were denied extra time to finish the test, which was completed by about 500 others who seemingly ignored the stricken man.
November 21, 2010
FC Dallas defender George John's own goal in extra time Sunday at Toronto handed the Colorado Rapids a 2-1 win and their first MLS Cup title. David Ferreira scored for Dallas in the first half before Colorado's Conor Casey tied it in the second half. In the second half of extra time, substitute Macoumba Kandji took a long pass from Casey inside the box and sent the ball across the face of the Dallas goal. His shot spun off John's left thigh and over the head of goalkeeper Kevin Hartman.
What some people won't do to avoid visiting Los Angeles. To the recently growing list of canceled vacations and relocated conventions, add this: A lunging, last-minute, 23-yard goal between three defenders by a player whose team had essentially already won. Sad, but true. Just listen to Nigerian Coach Clemens Westerhof, whose team defeated Greece, 2-0, in the final first-round World Cup match Thursday.
December 18, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
With a week to go before Christmas, retailers are in full battle mode, with many unveiling plans to keep their stores open for marathon stretches to give last-minute gift buyers every opportunity to spend. Toys R Us will throw its doors wide starting at 6 a.m. Dec. 21 - the consumption craze known as Super Saturday - and won't wrap up until 9 p.m. Christmas Eve. During that 87-hour spree, the chain also will tempt customers with price-matching programs, a constant cycle of inventory updates and discounts on hot items such as the Furby Boom toy. In New York's Times Square, the Toys R Us store has been open since 8 a.m. Dec. 1 and will remain operational through 10 p.m. on Dec. 24 in an unprecedented 566-hour run. Then there's Kohl's, whose doors will stay unlocked for more than 100 straight hours for the first time.
November 3, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
Call the mini-break in the Kings' schedule a case of good timing. They practiced Sunday - Kings Coach Darryl Sutter called it a "good aerobic day" - will have Monday off, and do not play until Thursday, giving their wounded centers more time to heal. Jeff Carter (foot) is on injured reserve, retroactive to Wednesday, and Jarret Stoll left the game against Nashville on Saturday in the second period because of an upper-body injury and is day to day, according to Sutter. "It's [been]
October 21, 2013 | By Paige St. John and Chris Megerian
SACRAMENTO - Federal judges on Monday gave Gov. Jerry Brown an additional 28 days to meet their order to reduce prison crowding. Brown, whose administration has been in court-ordered talks with inmates' lawyers in search of a long-term solution to overcrowding, now has until Feb. 24 to remove about 9,600 prisoners from state lockups. The three-judge panel also said Monday that the negotiations must continue. State appellate judge Peter J. Siggins has been mediating those confidential talks, and on Monday he was told to provide another update in mid-November.
August 17, 2013 | By Tricia Bishop
BALTIMORE - Calling "campus violence a reality" to prepare for, a university in Maryland announced last week that it planned to spend $60,000 on the Clark Kent of teacher supplies: an innocuous-looking whiteboard that can stop bullets. The high-tech tablet - which hangs on a hook, measures 18 by 20 inches and comes in pink, blue and green - can be used as a personal shield for professors under attack, according to the company that makes it, and as a portable writing pad in quieter times.
January 18, 2013 | Julie Cart
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing regulations to reduce emissions from the massive Navajo Generating Station by as much as 84%, in a compromise that would give the plant's operators more time to install scrubbers and would ease the economic impact on two Native American tribes. Situated in northern Arizona, less than 20 miles from the Grand Canyon, the generating station is the source of haze viewed by tourists at nearly a dozen parks and wilderness areas in the Southwest.
December 2, 2012 | By Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times
His Clippers teammates constantly encourage Blake Griffin to shoot the basketball when he's open. They know Griffin puts in the extra time working on his jump shot with Clippers shooting coach Bob Thate. They all know that the defense is doing all it can to limit Griffin's dunks and post-ups down low. So when he has that 15-foot jump shot, Griffin's teammates have just one thing to tell the All-Star power forward. "Every game, every practice, before every game, a lot of guys will come up and be like, 'Shoot it. We see you working on it every day. Shoot it,'" Griffin said.
June 3, 2003 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
Martin Brodeur made one of his most spectacular saves Monday night in overtime, sliding across the crease to kick away a point-blank shot by Samuel Pahlsson. Unfortunately for the New Jersey Devil goaltender, the puck popped back out to the right faceoff circle, Steve Thomas of the Mighty Ducks rifled it into the net and the Devils lost, 1-0, in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals. Overtime again had left Brodeur and the Devils overwrought.
The College Board announced Monday that it will stop notifying universities and colleges when disabled students receive extra time or other special accommodations on the SAT college entrance exam. Such flagging of disabled students' results had been decried as discriminatory by advocates for the disabled who sought its end. But with the notification now dropped, some educators and admissions officers are concerned that more test-takers may fraudulently seek designation as disabled.
July 4, 2012 | By Andrew Owens
Michael Farfan's goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time lifted the Philadelphia Union to a 2-1 victory over the Galaxy, a devastating home loss for L.A. in front of a sellout crowd of 27,000 Wednesday night at the Home Depot Center. The Galaxy failed to muster an important point in the standings after what had looked like a game-saving goal by Chad Barrett in the 73rd minute to tie the Union. The reserve forward scored from a few feet in front of the net on a strike from Todd Dunivant.
June 3, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
I want to let you in on a little New York secret: The city that never sleeps slacks off during the summer. Some offices have casual Fridays, others shut down at noon. When I worked there in the mid-'90s, my boss would call from the train to the Hamptons every Friday morning. Essentially, he had a three-day weekend - every weekend. Publishing is one of the businesses that slows down: There are fewer books coming out, fewer authors on tour and fewer emails being sent. Friday is a veritable email wasteland.
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