March 14, 2014 |
Manny Pacquiao's workouts have brought in some heavyweights of life. MGM billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, a slew of major Hollywood actors, famed singers and others have stopped by gritty Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood to watch the famed Filipino boxer train. Thursday, Pacquiao's publicist said “the most extraordinary thing I've ever seen with Pacquiao” happened when legendary musician Bob Dylan came by. Dylan, a boxing fan who co-wrote the 1975 song “Hurricane,” protesting the imprisonment on a murder case of boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, and formerly worked out with former boxer Bruce Strauss and at the new Wild Card gym in Santa Monica, watched Pacquiao's entire workout, which included eight rounds of sparring.
February 4, 2005 |
The Lakers' Kobe Bryant earned his seventh All-Star appearance Thursday with his selection as a Western Conference starter for the Feb. 20 game in Denver. Bryant received 1,815,952 votes in fan balloting. Bryant's status for the game, however, is uncertain since he has been sidelined since Jan. 13 because of a severely sprained right ankle. Houston's Yao Ming received a record 2,558,278 votes and will start at center for the third year in a row for the West.
April 21, 2001 |
SCHEDULE Today at Philadelphia, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. April 28 at Indiana, 9:30 a.m. May 2 at Indiana, TBD* May 4 at Philadelphia, TBD* * if necessary; TBD--to be determined THE BREAKDOWN * Team records (seeds): (1) Philadelphia 56-26, (8) Indiana 41-41. * Season series: 76ers, 3-0; Jan. 28--Philadelphia 86, at Indiana 81; April 1--at Philadelphia 104, Indiana 93; April 17--Philadelphia 111, at Indiana 105 (OT).
March 13, 2014 |
Dion Bailey has gone through physical and psychological testing for the NFL draft. But the former USC safety said his pro opportunity in May should come down to the tale of the tape. His game tape. “A lot of people get all hyped about the testing and things like that,” Bailey said Tuesday after USC's pro day workout on campus. “We play football. Just let my tape speak for me.” Bailey started for two seasons at linebacker and one at safety before declaring for the draft with a season of eligibility remaining.
January 5, 2005 |
Jermaine O'Neal scored a career-high and NBA season-high 55 points and had 11 rebounds to carry the Indiana Pacers to a 116-99 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night at Indianapolis. O'Neal's 55 bested Allen Iverson's 54 points on Dec. 18, also against the Bucks. His previous career high was 39, set on Nov. 12. He made 18 of 28 shots from the field and 19 of a franchise-record 25 free throws, just missing George McInnis' team record of 58 points, set in 1972.
April 26, 2005 |
Reggie Miller still has some big shots left in his 39-year-old body. Miller made a 13-footer for Indiana's last basket, capping his 28-point game and leading the Pacers to an 82-79 victory over the Boston Celtics that tied their best-of-seven Eastern Conference series at 1-1 Monday and gave his team home-court advantage. It was quite a comeback for the Pacers and Miller, who made only one of seven shots and scored seven points in Boston's 102-82 Game 1 win Saturday.
August 3, 1999 |
The Portland Trail Blazers re-signed 20-year-old Jermaine O'Neal, signed forward Detlef Schrempf away from Seattle and sent two players to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for veteran guard Steve Smith and guard Ed Gray. In a trade rumored for a couple of weeks, the Hawks will take on shooting guards Isaiah Rider and Jim Jackson. O'Neal, the youngest among the league's 156 free agents, signed a four-year contract.
November 1, 2001 |
Trailing Cleveland by double digits and struggling to spark the offense, Charlotte's Baron Davis decided to do something about it. Davis scored 21 of his career-high 33 points in the fourth quarter, lifting the Hornets to a 100-94 season-opening victory over the Cavaliers on Wednesday night at Charlotte, N.C. "As a point guard, you have to be able to get the guys going and you have to find ways to do it," Davis said.
February 9, 2005 |
Dwyane Wade, Manu Ginobili, Gilbert Arenas and Rashard Lewis are first-time NBA All-Stars. Jason Kidd and Steve Francis were not chosen at all -- nor were any Sacramento Kings. Six first-timers were among the selections Tuesday, when the NBA announced the reserves for the Feb. 20 game in Denver. Amare Stoudemire of Phoenix and Antawn Jamison of Washington were the other two. The league's coaches chose the reserves.
April 9, 2005 |
Grant Hill's comeback season is over, cut short by a sore left shin. The Orlando Magic forward has experienced pain on and off since being kicked almost six weeks ago, and Hill's stride recently has been thrown off balance. Hill and team officials worry that if he favors the leg, he could re-injure the left ankle that sidelined him for most of the previous four seasons. Hill averaged 19.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.45 steals this season.