December 11, 2013 |
It takes quite the sales job to explain why a medically cleared Robert Griffin III won't play for the rest of the season. Embattled Washington Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan realized that and gave it his best shot Wednesday, speaking passionately at times in a 28-minute news conference that included references to the team's "circus atmosphere" and insistences that the move isn't a ploy to get himself fired. The upshot is that Griffin will be the inactive third quarterback for the Redskins' final three games, behind starter Kirk Cousins and backup Rex Grossman.
December 7, 2013 |
UCLA-bound linebacker Cameron Griffin is such a good athlete that View Park Prep uses him all over the field. And that's what he was doing on Saturday in the City Section Division III championship game. He had three touchdown runs and finished with 136 yards rushing in eight carries to lead the Knights (13-0) past Sun Valley Poly, 46-13, at Birmingham High. Four vintage aircraft were practicing maneuvers from above early in the game, and Griffin was the one to stop. He had touchdown runs of 23, 76 and three yards.
December 4, 2013 |
ATLANTA - They were lethargic and out of sorts on defense, the sluggishness of such a poor effort weighing down the Clippers. They gave up more than 100 points again, this time dropping a 107-97 game to the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on Wednesday night. "We were horrible on defense," Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said. "Our overall defense was pretty poor as a team. " GAME SUMMARY: Hawks 107, Clippers 97 They allowed the Hawks to make 51.2% of their shots, 52.2% (12 for 23)
November 30, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Many paths led to the international agreement to temporarily curb Iran's nuclear program: secret meetings in Oman, formal negotiations in Geneva, and a quiet encounter in New York involving two diplomats and an exquisite silver chalice in the shape of a mythical winged creature. The latter session led in September to the return of the chalice to Iran, where officials hailed it as a gesture of friendship by the United States. The move was orchestrated by a mid-level diplomat at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations who devised a way to work around a 30-year absence in formal relations.
November 29, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - It was bad enough the Clippers didn't have All-Star point guard Chris Paul because of a strained right hamstring. But then they lost the rest of their starting backcourt when J.J. Redick suffered a sprained right wrist in the second quarter after a hard fall on the court from a collision with the Sacramento Kings' 270-pound center DeMarcus Cousins. The Clippers then showed some resolve to withstand their injuries and the always tough Kings to pull out a 104-98 overtime victory Friday night at Sleep Train Arena.
November 28, 2013 |
Robert Griffin III has plenty to worry about as a second-year quarterback with the struggling Washington Redskins, including criticism regarding his father's visit to the team's locker room after another loss on Monday night. RG3 let the media know on Wednesday that all was well with his dad paying a visit after the 27-6 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. “Yeah, I was a little shocked that he was there, but he meant no harm,” Griffin told reporters. “And anybody out there that's going after my dad needs to back up. That is my father.
November 27, 2013 |
Blake Griffin said the bursa sac in his swollen right elbow was drained after Sunday's game against the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center. Griffin had the same elbow drained last season. "It's still a little big," Griffin said Tuesday. "But they put some anti-inflammatory fluid in there. It should go down in the next couple of days. " Griffin said he was told that it wouldn't be a good idea to have surgery on the bursa sac right now. "If you do, there's an increased chance of arthritis," Griffin said.
November 26, 2013 |
San Francisco linebacker Ahmad Brooks got a good, close look at Washington's Robert Griffin III on Monday night, delivering two of the 49ers' four sacks of the Redskins quarterback. So Brooks might know what he's talking about when he offers this assessment of the 2012 offensive rookie of the year, via Comcast SportsNet: "He's obviously a man and he makes his own decisions, but I personally don't feel he should be playing right now. " Griffin has been playing on a repaired right knee after ligament damage in playoff loss back in January.
November 21, 2013 |
OKLAHOMA CITY - The challenge for the Clippers on Thursday night was to keep playing when they weren't at their best and to keep playing even though they were facing a tough Oklahoma City team. That turned out to be too tall of an order for the Clippers, who dropped a 105-91 decision to the Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Clippers never led. BOX SCORE: Oklahoma City 105, Clippers 91 They fell behind by 11 points in the first quarter, 13 in the second, 11 in the third and 15 in the fourth.