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May 6, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
After the Clippers beat the Memphis Grizzlies, 87-86, in Game 3 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series, Chris Paul's son sat in his father's lap as the All-Star point guard was interviewed by reporters. Paul was asked about a fourth-quarter sequence in which he dished the ball to Blake Griffin, who made a huge slam dunk with less than two minutes remaining to put the Clippers up by four, 84-80. "I just know I got into the lane," Paul said. "I saw the two guys looking at me and I saw Blake [Griffin]
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WORLD
January 16, 2014 | By Carol J. Williams
As the Lunar New Year and annual U.S.-South Korea war games approach, North Korea's erratic leader has issued both an appeal for a moratorium on "slander" between the Korean governments and a warning that the military exercises could provoke "unimaginable holocaust. " North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last year threatened to wage nuclear war against the South and its U.S. backers over the exercises, sharpening tensions in the region with a declaration that Pyongyang was no longer bound by the 60-year-old truce that ended fighting in the Korean War. Though Kim's government never followed through on its threats to target the U.S. mainland with nuclear missiles, Washington and its East Asian allies remain concerned and vigilant regarding North Korea.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 7, 1997 | Steve Hochman
Just when MTV is pulling back a bit on non-music-video programming (both "Beavis and Butt-head" and "Singled Out" are ending), sister channel VH1 is moving ahead in that area. In January, VH1 will start production of its first game show. Called "My Generation," the show will revolve around rock and pop trivia, pitting a baby boom team against a pair of Generation X'ers.
SPORTS
July 19, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Dylan McCue-Masone, 18, may face some harsh penalties for running onto Citi Field during Tuesday's All-Star game. McCue-Masone could face up to a year in jail and $6,000 in fines after he was arraigned on charges of interrupting a professional sporting event. He pleaded not guilty Wednesday and is scheduled to be back in court Sept. 11. McCue-Masone apparently regrets the stunt, according to a tweet he wrote Friday morning.   Biggest mistake I have ever made, I regret what happened to the fullest extent.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - Robert De Niro constructs a highly memorable sports-fan character in David O. Russell's new dramedy "Silver Linings Playbook," playing a Philadelphia Eagles supporter so superstitious he believes the positioning of the remote can affect a game's outcome. The real-life De Niro? He's not exactly a team colors face-painter. VIDEO: Trailers to upcoming films   "People can watch certain football players and get genuinely excited about it, and I just don't understand it," he said.
SPORTS
August 13, 2009 | Mark Medina
Even if Michael Vick's future in the NFL remains unclear, there has been a decision on his appearance in "Madden NFL 10." EA Sports' game designer Donny Moore tweeted: "It's official . . . Michael Vick NOT in Madden NFL 10 Roster Update #1. . . . Once he signs with a team, we will work to get him in there ASAP." The exclusion, even from the game's free-agency pool, confuses the Sporting News' Chris Littmann because Plaxico Burress is still in the video game. Writes Littmann: "Perhaps there is a hesitancy on EA Sports' part to put together Vick's ratings because in fairness to them, absolutely no one has any idea what kind of football shape he's in, so how would you even go about assessing his cyber value?"
SPORTS
October 28, 2006 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
USC arrived at Reser Stadium on Friday afternoon for the walk-through the Trojans do before away games, but the mood was different as players and coaches made their way down a walkway and onto the field. Absent, at least initially, was the usual jocular banter. The Trojans quietly, and determinedly, crossed the artificial surface before breaking into position groups.
SPORTS
October 5, 1993 | JOHN WEYLER
Lori Muzzonigro has a nice smile and twinkle in her eye, but you don't want to see her game face. Once on the soccer field, her dark side takes over. "I'm very intense and aggressive, and physical," she said, "but off the field, I'm pretty relaxed, actually a very calm individual. "Girls on the team who get to know me off the field say, 'Gee, you're really nice.' Like it was big surprise. And friends who come to see me play for the first time are saying, 'Who is that out there?'
NATIONAL
January 19, 2008 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
On the last day of campaigning in the Palmetto State eight years ago, "we pretty well knew we weren't going to win," John McCain admitted Friday. Hecklers infiltrated his rope lines spewing vicious attacks, the crowds were dwindling and the candidate's huge lead over George W. Bush after McCain's New Hampshire win had evaporated. "I had my game face on," the Arizona senator told reporters on his campaign bus. "But I can sense a crowd." What a difference eight years makes.
SPORTS
August 29, 2001 | SAM FARMER, LOS ANGELES TIMES
Facing the first work stoppage by its game officials, the NFL hired replacement crews Tuesday to work this week's exhibition finales and possibly into the regular season. Asked how that will affect events on the field, former NFL referee Jim Tunney answered with a question: "You know how to spell ugly?" The league is more optimistic about the lockout, however, and has 120 replacement officials in place from college football, the Arena League and NFL Europe.
SPORTS
May 26, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
SAN JOSE - Their journeys through Vancouver, St. Louis, Phoenix and New Jersey last season were the epitome of relentless efficiency. Never did the Kings face the ultimate high-wire challenge of a nerve-racking Game 7 in their run to the Stanley Cup. That winner-take-all test: Go forward . . . or go fishing. They had a chance to send the San Jose Sharks off to The Lake in an elimination game Sunday night. But the battle between the Sharks' survival skills and the Kings' flickering killer instinct resulted in a 2-1 victory by San Jose in Game 6 of their Western Conference semifinal series at HP Pavilion.
SPORTS
March 5, 2013
When: 5 PST. Where: New Orleans Arena. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 30-30 before Tuesday night's game; Hornets 21-40. Record vs. Hornets: 2-0. Update: The Hornets are 11-19 at home, worst in the Western Conference. The Lakers have won nine consecutive games against the Hornets, including their last five in New Orleans. The Lakers had little trouble with New Orleans in a 103-87 victory there in December, though Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard had words early in the game when Bryant's failure to switch on defense led to two easy Robin Lopez baskets.
HEALTH
November 9, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Most little kids would be shy in a locker room filled with huge basketball players and clamoring reporters. Not Chris Paul's son. After games, the 3-year-old whirls around the locker room charming his father's teammates and being irresistibly adorable. When the Clippers beat the Lakers last week, Paul's son, Chris, went up to his father and said, "The Lakers! And then you guys win!" Paul then asked his son who plays for the Lakers. Little Chris immediately named Kobe Bryant but then struggled a bit when his father tried to play the jersey game with him. "Who wears number 16," Paul asked.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - Robert De Niro constructs a highly memorable sports-fan character in David O. Russell's new dramedy "Silver Linings Playbook," playing a Philadelphia Eagles supporter so superstitious he believes the positioning of the remote can affect a game's outcome. The real-life De Niro? He's not exactly a team colors face-painter. VIDEO: Trailers to upcoming films   "People can watch certain football players and get genuinely excited about it, and I just don't understand it," he said.
SPORTS
October 18, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
On the court, Blake Griffin is a terror who runs through opponents with the power of a freight train then stuffs the ball down their throats. Off the court, he's just a normal guy who can relate to a 3-year-old boy. Chris Paul's son, Chris, found Griffin in the locker room amid the sea of reporters after Wednesday's preseason game. Little Chris wanted to tell his buddy all about where he likes to keep his toys and how he has to wear a floatation device when he swims. Griffin, who had just scored 23 points, listened intently.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2012 | By Robert Abele
While "The Master" grabs this week's prestige-movie hype, that other Paul Anderson - middle initials: W.S.; occupying aesthetic: hyperviolent sci-fi - had a film released too. It's the fifth in the "Resident Evil" franchise of loud, metallic commercials for firing/jumping/throwing prowess and zombie slaughter, aimed at that segment of moviegoers ostensibly on a break from doing the same via their game consoles. The other sequel titles - "Apocalypse," "Extinction," "Afterlife" - tantalizingly implied nowhere more to go. But here we are with "Retribution," which finds poster gal for disaster survival Alice (Milla Jovovich)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2012 | By Robert Abele
While "The Master" grabs this week's prestige-movie hype, that other Paul Anderson - middle initials: W.S.; occupying aesthetic: hyperviolent sci-fi - had a film released too. It's the fifth in the "Resident Evil" franchise of loud, metallic commercials for firing/jumping/throwing prowess and zombie slaughter, aimed at that segment of moviegoers ostensibly on a break from doing the same via their game consoles. The other sequel titles - "Apocalypse," "Extinction," "Afterlife" - tantalizingly implied nowhere more to go. But here we are with "Retribution," which finds poster gal for disaster survival Alice (Milla Jovovich)
SPORTS
September 11, 2012 | T.J. Simers
PHOENIX - It was the perfect start to a day, breakfast with the granddaughter twins, one of them even letting me sit next to her. The other is apparently still not buying my "I love UCLA" routine. Then it was off to Target to spoil them, one getting a Barbie and the other a talking baby. They chose the most expensive toys, so there's no doubt they're my daughter's children. Now as they stood there posing for a picture with G.P., gifts in hands, a big smile from the one who likes me and a smirk from the other, it was a feeling of complete joy. There's no way the Dodgers were going to ruin this day. Before leaving for the ballpark, I caught the HBO special on the Yankees/Diamondbacks World Series that took place a few weeks after 9/11.
SPORTS
August 31, 2012 | By Gary Klein
USC, which is bowl eligible for the first time in three years, begins the season ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press media poll and No. 3 in the coaches' poll. Staff writer Gary Klein looks at the matchups and story lines for the Trojans' game against Hawaii: Sunny disposition Silas Redd has been at USC for only a month since transferring from Penn State, but he already appreciates one major difference between Los Angeles and State College, Pa. "I've never had this many consecutive sunny days," Redd said, smiling.
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