January 11, 2014 |
Nice to see you too Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe , to the media gathering around his locker after a loss to the Toronto Raptors: "You guys are gonna aggravate me tonight, huh?" Parental guidance Cleveland Cavaliers forward Luol Deng , on the difficulties caused by the trade that forced him to leave the Chicago Bulls, the only NBA team he had known: "My mom doesn't really understand being traded. To me, that was one of the hardest things I had to do, explain to her that the organization that I've been with for nine years no longer wanted me there.
January 11, 2014 |
RANKINGS, COMMENTS THROUGH SATURDAY PRESIDENTIAL SUITE AT THE WALDORF ASTORIA 1. INDIANA (29-7) ABC doesn't want Pacers in the Finals even with 141% local TV ratings jump. (2) 2. SAN ANT. (28-8) Spurs lead West but have ground to make up in Texas (0-2 versus Rockets). (5) CORNER ROOM AT THE W 3. MIAMI (27-10) Heat receives anti-flopping warning after losses to Knicks, Nets. (1) 4. OKLA. CITY (28-9) Thunder starting to wear down with Kevin Durant continually going one on five.
January 5, 2014 |
The coldest weather in two decades began to settle over the Midwest on Sunday, prompting officials to warn of "life-threatening" temperatures that sent thermometers plunging and Americans scurrying indoors. Schools canceled Monday classes because of the subzero cold, with parts of Minnesota expecting overnight lows of 30 below zero. That didn't count the wind chill, which makes the cold even more dangerous. The National Weather Service said in a statement that wind chills in some places could reach minus 65 - temperatures at which exposed skin will get frostbitten within 10 minutes.
January 4, 2014 |
If the NBA playoffs started Sunday, they would include one team five games below .500, two other teams with losing records at home and a fourth team that has gone 0-5 in its division. In what kind of an insane realm does this mishmash of mediocrity qualify as success, and where do the Lakers sign up? It's called the Eastern Conference, with membership confined to mostly poor, huddled masses yearning to wheeze free. Eleven of the 15 teams have losing records. Toronto's 16-15 record is good enough to lead the awful Atlantic Division, where the second-place team will probably be high in the draft lottery.
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December 29, 2013 |
Andrew Jacobs Jr., a former longtime Indiana congressman known for turning down pay raises and PAC donations as well as for being an early opponent of the Vietnam War, died Saturday at his Indianapolis home. He was 81. He had been in declining health for some time, said Gary Taylor, a family friend and former campaign manager. A Democrat, Jacobs served in the U.S. House of Represenatives from 1965 until a reelection defeat in 1973. He succeeded in another House election and served again from 1975 until his retirement in 1997.
December 15, 2013
The heartbreak kid Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce , on leaving the Boston Celtics: "I'm a person that's always when it's time to move on, you move on. You can ask any girlfriend I've ever had. " No biggie Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert , on beating the two-time defending champion Miami Heat in their first regular-season meeting: "We're not going to run around chest-bumping and stuff like that. It's not like three years ago, when if we got a win like this it was the highlight of our season.
December 7, 2013 |
MIAMI AT INDIANA When: 4 p.m. PST Tuesday. TV: None. The ever-evolving Paul George has helped the Pacers compile the NBA's best record and stands as a possible threat to LeBron James' winning a fifth most-valuable-player award. The Heat has suffered through some early-season three-peat malaise during recent losses to Detroit and Chicago, both without Dwyane Wade. No matter what happens during the teams' four regular-season meetings, this rivalry is almost assured to be continued in the playoffs.
December 6, 2013 |
Walt Disney Studios has bought the marketing and distribution rights for future movies in the "Indiana Jones" franchise from Paramount Pictures, the companies said Friday. This gives Disney control over the future of the series, adding to the ownership rights it acquired when it bought Lucasfilm in in 2012 and clearing the way for the studio to make more "Indiana Jones" movies if it chooses to do so. Disney declined to comment on the future...
November 30, 2013
Clippers vs. Indiana When: 12:30 p.m. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 12-5; Pacers 15-1. Record vs. Pacers (2012-13): 1-1. Update: The Clippers are second in the NBA in scoring (106.6). But they will face a Pacers team that gives up the fewest points (85.6), assists (15.5) and shooting percentage (38.7%) in the NBA. Indiana also has the league's best record and one of the top players in forward Paul George, who is averaging 23.6 points per game.