June 20, 2012 |
MIAMI--LeBron James said the leg cramps that twice forced him out of the Game 4 of the NBA Finals had subsided Wednesday, though the Miami Heat star reported some soreness. "I'm still a little sore because of the muscles just kind of being at an intense level, very tight," said James, who scored 26 points and made the go-ahead three-pointer during Miami's 104-98 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday that gave the Heat a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. James participated in the Heat's light practice Wednesday and pronounced himself ready for Game 5 on Thursday night at American Airlines Arena.
August 15, 1991
The Executive Committee of Homenetmen Glendale "Ararat" Chapter extends its sincere gratitude and appreciation for the superb job your paper has done to covering the 16th Annual Navasartian games July 4 to 7 at Glendale High School. We hope your newspaper's commitment in covering such events will continue in the future. Armen Abrahamian Chairman
April 16, 2012 |
They touch down at another NBA city and check their smartphones to help them adjust to a new time zone while their own bodies struggle. They arrive with bags under their eyes and often depart that city a day later sleepless, jet-lagged, stowing sore joints and heavy legs. During this lockout-shortened NBA season, it's been a grueling routine: 66 games played in 124 days, a pace of one per 1.88 days, or 8.5% faster than a usual season. Every team has played back-to-back-to-back sets and stretches such as nine games in 12 days; the Clippers played 20 games in 31 days in March, a marathon that has not been on the NBA schedule in 45 years.
July 9, 2009 |
The Sol blew an opportunity Wednesday to secure its bid to play host to the first Women's Professional Soccer championship game, losing to the St. Louis Athletica, 1-0, in front of an announced crowd of 4,841 at Home Depot Center. The Sol lost its first home game, meaning it will need a victory and a tie in its next three games -- all on the road -- to secure the only guaranteed spot in the Aug. 22 title game. St.
December 22, 1989 |
Many parents bought computer games this Christmas, some just because they have a home computer and want their child to learn something while fooling around. It would certainly get the kids away from the TV or the Nintendo. It involves some reading, if only of the manual. And there are great-looking games now, with dungeons, warlords, space travel, mazes and mysteries--obviously pure fun. But these aren't video games, and computers aren't television sets.
April 21, 1987 |
Les Crane was ABC's hope in 1964 to topple Johnny Carson. At 26, the critics called him "the bad boy of late-night television." Seated on a revolving stool in the middle of an arena-like stage, nicknamed the "bear pit" by his crew, Crane grilled guests five nights a week before a live studio audience.
August 15, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH — The tight battle between the Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants for a postseason berth took an unexpected turn Wednesday. Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, one of the National League's best hitters, was suspended for 50 games without pay Wednesday after testing positive for testosterone, one of baseball's banned performance-enhancing substances. With fewer than 50 games left in the regular season, the suspension effectively ends his season — and provided an immediate lift to the Dodgers.
March 19, 2013 |
Despite all the Lakers' imponderables in a season full of them, another floated to the surface and bobbed with the uncertain current after another ridiculous loss. The Lakers have never gone an entire season without winning games on consecutive days. It might happen now. Even the 1957-58 Minneapolis Lakers, the worst team in franchise history, managed to win a mid-February game in Detroit and then against Philadelphia a day later, a glorious triumph in an otherwise dour 19-53 campaign.
January 23, 2013 |
After the Clippers lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night with Chris Paul sitting out because of a bruised right kneecap, Coach Vinny Del Negro didn't offer encouragement about his All-Star point guard. "Chris is going to be out," Del Negro said. "Hopefully we get him back soon, but other guys have got to step up. " That most likely means that Paul won't play against the Suns in Phoenix on Thursday night or against the Trail Blazers in Portland on Saturday night.
September 22, 2012 |
Win out. That's pretty much what's left for the Dodgers after they fell 6-0 to the Reds and Mat Latos on Saturday. The Dodgers now trail the Cardinals, who won Saturday, by three games for the final wild-card spot. And the Dodgers have only 10 games left in their regular season. They could win out and still not make it, but winning every single game has to be their objective now. It will take a season-best effort to even pull that off. Their longest winning streak of the year is only six games, last accomplished in May. Back then, of course, they had the best record in baseball.