June 1, 2012 |
Survival was the underlying theme in sweltering conditions on the first day of the 94th annual CIF state track and field championships at Clovis Buchanan High School. The temperature was over 100 degrees when Friday's preliminaries began and athletes were trying to qualify for today's finals without suffering from heat exhaustion in the process. There was no cooling down Sherman Oaks Notre Dame junior Khalfani Muhammad, who bettered his personal best in the boys' 100 meters, winning his heat and placing first overall in 10.44 seconds.
March 25, 2014 |
You know a ball girl or ball boy has done a good job during a tennis match when you don't notice them. Lucky for one ball girl on Sunday, Grigor Dimitrov did notice her. Dimitrov, ranked 16th in the world, was competing in a first-set tiebreaker against Kei Nishikori at the Sony Open in Miami with temperature nearing 100 degrees and heavy humidity. Between points, he asked for a towel, but the ball girl did not respond. He asked again and the ball girl seemed to struggle to get a towel and hand it to him. Sensing she was struggling with the heat, Dimitrov gently escorted her off the court, holding her hand all the while, and made sure she received some medical attention.
June 14, 2013 |
SAN ANTONIO - Embittered by the first three games of the NBA Finals, LeBron James guaranteed he would play better in Game 4. He was right. But who knew Dwyane Wade would practically steal the show with 32 points, ignoring his aching right knee and guaranteeing with his play that the Finals would return to Miami next week? Wade made 14 of 25 shots and had six steals as Miami beat San Antonio on Thursday, 109-93, wrenching back home-court advantage and tying the series at 2-2. BOX SCORE: Miami 109, San Antonio 93 James was there too, taking run after run at the basket with success at the AT&T Center.
January 11, 2013 |
The Lakers, who were favored to reach the NBA Finals before the season began, are in risk of not even making the playoffs. Woe is them? Not exactly, according to LeBron James. “No one will ever be able to compare what we went through,” James said Thursday. “Even though they're not winning and they're losing a lot of games, it's still nowhere near what we went through. “Yeah, right. That level of magnitude was nowhere near where ours was two years ago. Nothing.
July 11, 1988 |
Temperatures soared through the 90s along the Atlantic Coast from Maine to Virginia today and farmers in the Midwest complained that overnight rains were "too little, too late" to save their corn crops. Forecasters in Boston, New York and Washington, D.C., warned of dangerous levels of heat and humidity as temperatures approached 100 degrees. At 1:05 p.m., the mercury hit 98 degrees in New York's Central Park, breaking the record high for the date originally set in 1911.
June 22, 2012
If he needed any further motivation to fix what's wrong with the Lakers, hopefully Jim Buss watched the postgame awards after the Heat victory. It doesn't get much worse for an L.A. sports fan than watching Bill Russell hand the MVP trophy to LeBron James. Jeff Kandel Los Angeles :: Despite my sincere respect and admiration for Dywane Wade, I could not bring myself to celebrate the Heat victory in the NBA Finals. After all, it was LeBron James who reminded me last year that regardless of his success or failure, I must still wake up the next day to my ordinary and inadequate life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1992 |
More than 500,000 people flocked to Southern California beaches Saturday to escape an unseasonal heat wave and eye-stinging smog. Ocean temperatures--up to three degrees above normal--were luring people into the surf in large numbers. Lifeguards from Marina del Rey to Topanga State Beach reported 125 rescues. The temperature reached 93 degrees at the Los Angeles Civic Center, one degree short of the record high set in 1898, said the National Weather Service.
February 24, 1996
I could not help but laugh at all the hoopla surrounding "Ready for L.A. Riot, the Movie?" (Calendar, Feb. 20). Everyone from the film's producers to the executives at Showtime are speaking as though they are tackling incendiary issues that have never been tackled on film before. I would like to invite all of them to watch "Heat Wave," TNT's searing, insightful, award-winning and definitive film about Los Angeles' 1965 Watts riots. It is astonishing how the present-day questions, statements and prognostications about our beleaguered city are almost verbatim of those said by the writer, director and cast of the Turner piece, and this was two years before the 1992 riot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2009 |
An 11-year-old boy died in the intense heat of Death Valley National Park after he and his mother became stranded and survived for several days on bottled water, Pop-Tarts and cheese sandwiches, authorities said Friday. Alicia Sanchez, 28, of Las Vegas was found severely dehydrated and remained hospitalized in that city a day after being found with her dead son, her dog and a Jeep Cherokee buried up to its axles in sand. She told rescuers in San Bernardino County that her son Carlos died Wednesday, days after she fixed a flat tire and continued into Death Valley, relying on directions from a GPS device in the vehicle.
June 5, 2011 |
Reporting from Dallas Sorry, everybody. The Miami Heat couldn't quite pull off another fade in the NBA Finals. Rejoice, South Beach. Cheers, Fort Lauderdale. And before excitedly dropping that mojito on the marble-tile floor, understand that everybody else in the country wanted to see Dallas win Game 3 on Sunday. Nothing personal. But nobody likes to see a team drop down to a stunningly low two players under contract before building back up with a brief live-on- ESPN joint announcement by Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, followed a day later by the "The Decision.