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SPORTS
January 27, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
VS. INDIANA When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 16-29; Pacers 34-9. Record vs. Pacers (2012-13): 1-1. Update: The Pacers easily lead the league in fewest points allowed, surrendering a minuscule 90.2 a game. There's only one thing that could make this matchup worse - if the game were at Indiana. The Pacers have the NBA's best record, though they're somewhat more susceptible on the road (13-8)
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SPORTS
January 18, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
INDIANAPOLIS - The Clippers knew that facing one of the elite teams in the NBA in the Indiana Pacers would require them to execute at all costs. The Clippers failed to execute far too often, leading to a 106-92 defeat to the Pacers on Saturday night. Against a Pacers team that has the best record in the NBA at 32-7 and now has a 21-1 home record, the Clippers couldn't afford to play a lesser brand of basketball. But they did. They shot 39.8% from the field, 25% (five for 20)
NATIONAL
January 16, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Indiana police said Thursday that they had not yet determined a motive for the gunman who shot and killed a store employee and shopper at Martin's Super Market in Elkhart before he was killed by officers. The gunman, identified as 22-year-old Shawn Walter Bair , "may have had some type of relationship with the victims or the store" but they are still investigating, State Police Sgt. Trent Smith told the Los Angeles Times. Video surveillance shows Bair entering the store about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, wandering the aisles and peering at his cellphone before opening fire about 10:05 p.m., Smith said.
SPORTS
January 11, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
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.
SPORTS
January 11, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
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.
NATIONAL
January 5, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
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.
SPORTS
January 4, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 2013 | By Times staff and wire services
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.
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