May 9, 2012 |
MINNEAPOLIS - Peter Bourjos' game-changing speed and Gold Glove-caliber defense aren't doing the Angels much good on the bench, but that's where those tools will be again for Wednesday night's series finale against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The center fielder was not in the lineup for the ninth time in 11 games, his playing time greatly affected by the April 27 promotion of outfielder and leadoff batter Mike Trout, but his attitude remains upbeat and optimistic.
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.
February 15, 2008 |
The "choking game," a type of asphyxiation practiced by children and adolescents seeking a euphoric rush, has killed at least 82 children since 1995, according to the first U.S. government study to quantify the deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scoured news reports to tally deaths from the game -- also known as the "pass-out game" or "space monkey" -- because no official, nationwide records exist. The first report came in 1995, with three or fewer deaths annually until 2004.
January 5, 1985
UCLA Coach Terry Donahue has said: "The games they remember are played in November." Coach, we Bruin fans remember the games played in January. Thanks for three in a row. TOM COX Torrance
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.
March 23, 2013 |
Willie Green understands his role with the Clippers. It is to start at shooting guard when Chauncey Billups is out with an injury. It is to support his teammates when Billups is playing. It is to be a professional when he doesn't play at all. Green has been in the NBA for 10 years and he's not about to cause any problems, because he is a team-first player. "It helps from the standpoint that I can see the bigger picture," Green said. "And the bigger picture is not me moaning and complaining about a couple of games I don't play in. The bigger is picture is that everybody was brought here with the knowledge that we want to go far in the playoffs.
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.
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
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.