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.
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.
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.
August 18, 1997 |
America Online's decision to eliminate a popular game last week prompted an unusually public spat between the giant online service and one of its longtime content providers--and underscored the acrimony accompanying AOL's efforts to renegotiate many of its content deals. Starting last Wednesday, subscribers searching for the MetaSquares game--a checkers-like board game--were greeted with an electronic farewell banner: "On Sept.
October 14, 2007 |
Geocachers, instead of bushwhacking in the wilderness looking for buried treasure, turn your sights to advance science. Today is the beginning of Earth Science Week, started by the Geological Society of America, and GPS enthusiasts can participate by "Earthcaching." Register and choose a place to visit at www.earthcache.org. Then GPS your way to the spot, and do the task specified on the website.
November 16, 1995 |
The first time I walked into Virtual World in Costa Mesa, I was overwhelmed--sensory overload. I couldn't get out soon enough. Lured back for a second visit by the imaginative design elements and vaguely intellectual atmosphere, I was determined to play at least one virtual-reality game. Keep in mind: The thought of PacMan gives me a vague headache resembling TV static. My idea of computer entertainment is WordPerfect 5.1. Could I find happiness with a joystick?
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November 20, 1989 |
The British Medical Assn. has approved a game for schoolchildren with cards depicting condoms and sperm donation to teach children 11 to 18 about the dangers of AIDS. The game released last week consists of 28 cards depicting a range of social and sexual activities that children are asked to define as either safe or as posing a risk of transmitting acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Among the safe behaviors are shaking hands, kissing, sharing food, donating blood and coughing and sneezing.
November 8, 2012 |
Westlake Village Oaks Christian (8-2) at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame (7-3), 7 p.m. Oaks Christian is making its Pac-5 Division playoff debut. The Lions opened a 21-0 lead over top-seeded Ventura St. Bonaventure last week before losing in the Marmonte League championship game, so it's clear they have the ability to play against the best,. They're led by quarterback Brandon Dawkins and linebacker Cameron Judge. Notre Dame's offense has reached peak form in Week 11, led by standout running back Khalfani Muhammad and improving quarterback Kelly Hilinski.
March 23, 2013 |
The wins kept coming. So did the games. Three in a row. Five in six days. It didn't matter that the rest of the NBA, and the calendar, conspired against the Lakers 41 seasons ago. Logistics couldn't bother them in a season when they didn't seem to grasp the meaning of Ls. The team that would win 33 consecutive games, still the longest streak for a major U.S. professional team, often arrived in a city on a midday flight and played a...
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July 10, 1988
Los Angeles police seized more than 130 allegedly rigged "Original Hollywood Crane" arcade games Saturday in a series of raids on the machine's manufacturer in Sun Valley and at convenience stores, coin laundries and bars. More than 60 vice detectives served warrants at Hollywood Crane Merchandising Inc. on Lankershim Boulevard and at most of the locations where the firm has placed about 160 of the machines, said Detective John Lindsay.