October 14, 2010 |
The Dallas Cowboys were recently voted America's favorite pro football team. With their 1-3 record, they're certainly popular with their opponents. Next up, though, they meet another cupcake ? the Minnehaha Vikings (1-3). Call it the Stupor Bowl. The Dallas Morning News pointed out that since 1933 just 8% of teams that started 1-3 have made the playoffs. (You may recall that 1933, coincidentally enough, was Brett Favre's rookie season in the NFL.) But the Cowboys and Vikes are in better shape for a run at the Bottom Ten title.
November 29, 2012 |
Coach Gregg Popovich was up to his usual antics Thursday night as the Spurs prepared to go up against the reigning NBA champion Heat in Miami in the second set of back-to-back games in five nights. He sent his Big 3 and another starter back to San Antonio to rest up for a weekend game against division rival Memphis. Pity the poor Heat fans who paid good money to see stars Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker play for San Antonio. Or what about Spurs fans who happened to purchase tickets to the game in Miami?
October 28, 2009 |
Brett Favre will get the press. Aaron Rodgers will get the pressure. That's how it's looking for Sunday's game, when Minnesota plays at Green Bay and Favre makes his first return to Lambeau Field. When these teams played at the Metrodome in Week 4, Favre played brilliantly, throwing for 271 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Vikings to a 30-23 victory. Although Rodgers also looked exceptional, throwing for 384 yards and two touchdowns, he was harassed all night.
January 5, 2010
at Miami 92, Atlanta 75: Dwyane Wade had 28 points and eight rebounds, Michael Beasley scored 20 of his 22 points in the first half and the Heat took control in the opening minutes and never let go. Miami snapped a losing streak at three games and moved to within 3 1/2 games of Atlanta for fourth place in the Eastern Conference. The Heat held Atlanta, which came in averaging 104.9 points, to a season-low scoring total, and outrebounded the Hawks, 52-30. New Orleans 91, at Utah 87: Chris Paul stole the ball and drove for a layup with 27 seconds left to help the Hornets end a late threat for their first victory in Salt Lake City in almost four years.
October 18, 2012 |
CVS Caremark is feeling more heat. Join me at 3:15 p.m. PDT for a Google+ Hangout video chat about my latest column on CVS being investigated for allegedly refilling prescriptions and submitting claims to insurers without patients' approval. Another federal investigation has begun. I'll have information on that. Also, we've gotten our hands on more internal documents highlighting instructions given to CVS pharmacists about enrolling people in the company's automatic-refill program.
June 7, 2013 |
We have finally found someone who can play Curly Neal if they ever make another movie about the Harlem Globetrotters: Tony Parker. Near the end of Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Heat on Thursday night, Parker's Spurs had a two-point lead and the ball. Parker then delivered one of the more remarkable plays in playoff history. Parker dribbled around what seemed like about 12 Heat defenders. He stumbled and fell to a knee as the Heat's LeBron James closed in, but kept his dribble.
March 14, 2013 |
The Miami Heat have won a season-high 20-straight games. At 49-14, the Heat have eclipsed the San Antonio Spurs with the best record in the NBA. Can they catch the all-time number of 33-straight wins set by the 1971-72 Lakers? "I'd say this is the most serious challenge we've had to our streak," Hall-of-Fame guard Gail Goodrich said to Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida . "I think they'll make a very, very, very serious run at our record. They might even break it. They're head and shoulders over the rest of the NBA. Who's going to beat them?
January 12, 2013 |
MIAMI AT LAKERS Thursday, 7:30 p.m. PST. TV: TNT, TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes. Better get a look at this matchup now because it won't be reprising itself in June. What was expected to be a possible NBA Finals preview has devolved into nothing more than just another midseason game. Miami has struggled recently and the Lakers have hit one low after another, the latest coming Friday when productive backup forward Jordan Hill was lost for the season because of a hip injury.
March 4, 2012 |
The Lakers' first signature victory of the season, a 93-83 victory over the Miami Heat, had Kobe Bryant's imprint all over it. The masked Bryant scored 33 points, including several fourth-quarter jumpers that kept the Miami Heat from making the game uncomfortably close on Sunday at Staples Center. Making his performance all the more impressive was that it came against one of the NBA's top teams, albeit one missing power forward Chris Bosh for the entire game and Dwyane Wade for the final 5 minutes 14 seconds after the All-Star guard fouled out following a flurry of four fouls in rapid-fire succession.
June 26, 2012 |
The North American jet stream that flows from west to east across the continent is a major contributor to weather, bringing cold air down from the north or sealing off southern regions from winter temperatures. It also provides an assist to eastbound aircraft. This jet stream and others on the Earth's surface are driven by atmospheric heating by the sun, and astronomers had assumed that similar jet streams on Saturn had the same origin. But new data compiled from imaging by NASA's Cassini probe, which has been orbiting the planet since July 1, 2004, show that Jupiter's jet streams have a different power source -- the planet's own internal heat.