November 29, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO -- Clippers All-Star point guard Chris Paul didn't play against the Sacramento Kings on Friday night because of a strained right hamstring. Coach Doc Rivers said he told head athletic trainer Jasen Powell they wanted to be "way more conservative" with Paul's injury "than aggressive on it. " Rivers said Paul would play Sunday against the Indiana Pacers at Staples Center if "he's felling better. " "But if he's not, we're not going to take that chance," Rivers said.
November 28, 2013 |
Chris Paul suffered a strained right hamstring late in the third quarter of the Clippers' game against the New York Knicks on Wednesday night. The All-Star point guard didn't return to play in the game after he went to the locker room, but the Clippers went on to a 93-80 victory at Staples Center. The Clippers didn't comment on Paul's status, but he was optimistic. "I told Doc, 'If you need me, I can go,'" Paul said of Coach Doc Rivers. "It's a little tight, but I'll be all right.
November 28, 2013 |
Chris Paul said "I'll be ready" to play Friday night despite a strained right hamstring the Clippers All-Star guard suffered in the third quarter of Wednesday night's game against the New York Knicks. The Clippers play at Sacramento against the Kings on Friday night. After the game Wednesday night, Paul said his hamstring was a "little tight. " "But I'll be all right," Paul said. "I'll be ready Friday. I promise you. I'm OK. " There was no update on Paul's injury because the Clippers didn't practice Thursday, having been given Thanksgiving Day off before they left that night for Sacramento.
November 26, 2013 |
TEHRAN - The website known as Rajanews was less than thrilled with the interim nuclear accord worked out last weekend between envoys of Iran and six global powers. "Only simple-minded people regard the deal as the beginning of the end of an unnecessary crisis," an editorial writer at the politically conservative site declared. "Rather, it is the beginning of a new chapter of crisis. " Moderates here generally lauded the landmark deal, and their enthusiasm seems to be shared on the streets of the Iranian capital, where many beleaguered residents have expressed hope that the era of international sanctions that have battered their nation's economy is coming to an end. "I already heard that Boeing company sold spare parts to Iran," said one merchant here, his expectations clearly outpacing the deliberate and limited scope of sanctions relief afforded in the short-term nuclear agreement.
November 25, 2013 |
Derrick Rose's comeback turned out to be a cameo, and the Chicago Bulls' worst nightmare became a reality again. The Bulls' hopes about contending for a championship this season took a serious hit. Their long-term plans appear to be up in the air too. The team said Rose will miss the remainder of the season after having surgery Monday morning in Chicago to repair a torn medial meniscus in his right knee. For the Bulls and their point guard, it's an all-too-familiar spot. "I felt for him. He is a great person, first and foremost," Coach Tom Thibodeau said before Chicago played at Utah.
November 24, 2013 |
Like a shooting star streaking on a cloudless night, Lonzo Ball of Chino Hills creates the same kind of energy and excitement each time he steps onto the basketball court. Maybe it's the precision passes that somehow find their way into the hands of a startled teammate. Maybe it's the sudden burst of spring in his legs as he elevates for a rebound, then dribbles the length of the court. Maybe it's the unselfishness of a 16-year-old who receives as much joy from an assist as making a three-pointer.
November 23, 2013 |
Clippers players and Coach Doc Rivers were unanimous Saturday in offering their sympathy to Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose , who tore the medial meniscus of his right knee and will require surgery. Rose lives in Los Angeles and spent time here during his rehabilitation from a torn left anterior cruciate ligament. The Bulls, who announced the nature of Rose's injury Saturday, will face the Clippers at Staples Center on Sunday afternoon. "To know how hard he worked to get back, it's the saddest thing ever," Chris Paul said after the Clippers' 103-102 victory over the Sacramento Kings.
November 22, 2013 |
More notable than USC's 73-57 beating of West Alabama on Thursday night at the Galen Center was an announcement before the game. J.T. Terrell, who had led the Trojans with 20 points in their opening loss to Utah State and who led USC last year in Pac-12 Conference scoring, is ineligible for the rest of the fall semester because of academic reasons. USC Coach Andy Enfield said it's possible Terrell, a senior guard, could regain his eligibility as soon as the Long Beach State game Dec. 19, depending on when first-semester grades are posted.
November 22, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - After pushing through one of the most significant rule changes in Senate history, Majority Leader Harry Reid struck a solemn tone: "This is not a time for celebration. " But behind closed doors in a room off the Senate floor, some of the newer Democratic senators couldn't help themselves, gathering for a quick party to congratulate one another. They were the ones largely responsible for pushing the veteran Nevada lawmaker to pull the trigger on ending filibusters against most presidential nominations.