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October 12, 2013 | By Robert Hilburn
Johnny Cash's life in the 1960s is mostly remembered as a time of glorious achievement - from the landmark prison albums at Folsom and San Quentin to the launch of the ABC-TV series featuring such guests as Bob Dylan and the Doors that led to his becoming a giant figure in popular culture, a symbol to millions, no less, of the best of American social values. But Cash also experienced excruciatingly dark times in the decade, fueled by drugs and guilt over the breakup of his marriage.
April 13, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
Controversy usually unfolds AFTER a playoff series starts. But it's already there, riding shotgun with the Kings and Sharks, who will be meeting for the third time in the postseason in the last four years. This all has to do with the knee-on-knee collision between Kings captain Dustin Brown and the Sharks' dynamic rookie Tomas Hertl on Dec. 19. Hertl, who required knee surgery, returned to action last week. Sharks fans haven't forgotten. Nor has Hertl, who told Bay Area reporters: "Playoff time, it's more important, because it's L.A. I not much like L.A. this season.
December 10, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum is still feeling pain in his left knee, according to an Associated Press report. The Lakers made the blockbuster trade over the off-season to acquire Dwight Howard in exchange for arguably the league's second-best center in Bynum.  Howard has been a positive for the Lakers, returning early from back surgery. Bynum has yet to make his debut for the Sixers. "Worst-case scenario, it's another month," said Bynum in the report.  "Best-case scenario, I can ramp it up. " Bynum is technically out with "bilateral bone bruises" but he acknowledged that "it's arthritis in the knees.
April 11, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Xavier Henry underwent successful knee and wrist surgeries Friday, according to the Lakers. Henry was originally injured Dec. 29 in a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, suffering a bruised right knee that resulted in a cartilage abnormality. After a lengthy rehabilitation, Henry was able to return on March 3, but a few weeks later, he tore a ligament in his left wrist in a loss to the Washington Wizards. Henry's knee surgery was performed by Dr. Stephen J. Lombardo; his wrist was repaired by Dr. Steven Shin -- both at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic.
May 5, 2003 | Dianne Partie Lange, Special to The Times
Arthritis sufferers are often advised to strengthen their quadriceps, the muscles at the front of the thigh, to ease knee pain and prevent arthritis from becoming worse. But for some people, such efforts may do more harm than good. As part of a Northwestern University study, more than 200 senior citizens had knee X-rays, measurements of quadricep strength, and knee alignment assessments. Eighteen months later, the procedures were repeated.
September 26, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Pau Gasol has returned to Los Angeles after spending the summer in his native Spain. The veteran forward/center has been sidelined since May, recovering from procedures to alleviate tendinosis in both knees. Just recently he resumed basketball activities after a lengthy period just on the treadmill, in the weight room or pool. Gasol visited with Dr. Steve Yoon of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic on Thursday for a checkup.   Good morning from LA! This morning I will visit Dr. Yoon and he will check how my patellar tendons are. I will update you later!
August 29, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
After procedures on both knees in May, Pau Gasol is finally progressing to running -- albeit on grass. This evening I'm going to continue getting better. Weight room workout and then running on grass. Every day one more step forward. - Pau Gasol (@paugasol) August 29, 2013 Gasol underwent "FAST technique" procedures May 9 after struggling with knee pain throughout the season.  He also received stem cell injections to help stimulate the regeneration of tissue in his knees.
May 31, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Pau Gasol has shed his crutches after undergoing "FAST technique" procedures on both knees on May 9. Today it's been 3 weeks since the procedure done to knees. I'm finally off the crutches!! #lookingahead - Pau Gasol (@paugasol) May 30, 2013 The procedure involved inserting a probe into Gasol's knees while using directed ultrasound waves to remove degenerated tissue in his patellar tendons. The Lakers forward/center struggled with knee pain throughout the season.
October 15, 2007 | Janet Cromley, Times Staff Writer
Americans with osteoarthritis of the knee may need to wait a little longer for proof that three common approaches actually work. In a review of 42 randomized controlled trials on hyaluronic acid injections, 21 studies on the supplements glucosamine and chondroitin and 23 articles on arthroscopy, researchers at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Assn.
December 4, 2012 | Ben Bolch
HOUSTON - With the tendinitis in his knees that has bothered him since the preseason showing no signs of abating, Pau Gasol has decided to sit out for an undisclosed number of games. It doesn't sound as though it will be a short sabbatical for the Lakers power forward. “The day [to] day [terminology] is pretty funny, but we'll see,” Gasol said before the Lakers played the Houston Rockets on Tuesday at Toyota Center. “I'm not guessing that it's going to be two days and the knees are going to feel wonderful all of a sudden.
April 9, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
The knee that A.J. Ellis injured planting while rounding third base Saturday? Turns out it had been bothering him for some time. “My left knee has been barking since the beginning of spring training,” Ellis said. “We thought it was something we could manage and had been doing a pretty good job of it. But that one play, that one trauma kinda tilted it to the point where something major happened.” Ellis had arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to clean up cartilage in his left knee.
April 8, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Catcher A.J. Ellis had his scheduled knee surgery Tuesday, with the Dodgers reporting things went well in the cleanup procedure. And now get ready for a lot of Drew Butera and, presumably, Tim Federowicz. The Dodgers said Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed a 20-minute arthroscopic procedure to debride the medial meniscus of his left knee. Ellis is expected to be out four to six weeks. Ellis also had arthroscopic surgery to clean up the medial and lateral meniscus in the same knee following the 2012 season.
April 7, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers are expected to be without catcher A.J. Ellis for at least the next month. Ellis will have an arthroscopic procedure Tuesday for torn cartilage in his left knee. Provided the damage to the knee isn't more extensive than the Dodgers believe it to be, Ellis could return in four to six weeks, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity. The person said Ellis was injured Saturday when he planted his left leg rounding third base in the seventh-inning of the Dodgers' 7-2 defeat to the San Francisco Giants.
April 4, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers closed the book on another player this season, one of many who couldn't quite get over their injury problems. Xavier Henry made it through a total of 43 games before the Lakers officially shut him down Friday because of wrist and knee injuries. He showed an appetite for driving to the basket and averaged 10 points in 21.1 minutes, almost all as a reserve. "My body is going to continually hurt as long as I keep pounding it and pounding it," Henry said Friday.
March 31, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: + Boston's Jarome Iginla had a big day Saturday. The classy veteran reached the 30-goal level for the 12th time in his career and tied Guy Lafleur for 24th on the career goal-scoring list with No. 560. It was a good day for the Bruins, who clinched the Atlantic Division title. On Sunday they extended their points streak to 15-0-1 and finished the month of March 15-1-1. + Montreal Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon, who was placed in a medically induced coma while being treated for meningitis, was released from a Saskatoon hospital last week.
March 27, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Georges St-Pierre, who vacated the UFC welterweight title after a controversial win over Johny Hendricks in November, has torn the anterior-cruciate ligament in his left knee during a training session. The former mixed martial arts champion from Montreal tweeted about the injury. He also said that he'd return to training when he's recovered from surgery. No word yet on when he plans to return to the octagon. Tore my left ACL in training. Surgery in a few days. Rehab, pain, hard work, no shortcuts- I'll soon be back at 100%.
March 18, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
PHOENIX - Andrew Bynum spent all last season showing he was an All-Star talent and done with the durability questions that plagued him throughout his Lakers career. On Monday, the Philadelphia 76ers announced he would undergo surgery to clean out loose cartilage in both knees. It was described as season-ending surgery, though Bynum never played a minute for the 76ers this season. Bynum, 25, is getting $16.1 million in the last year of his contract. He becomes a free agent in July.
December 6, 1987 | United Press International
Chambermaids "stood up" and will no longer have to get down on their hands and knees to scrub the marble floors of the Copley Plaza Hotel. They regained their mops. "It was nice to see that they came to their senses," hotel workers union President Domenic Bozzotto said Friday of the posh hotel's decision to scrap an order directing maids to clean the floors with hand rags. "It was a dignity issue," Bozzotto said. "They wanted to move the clock back 30 years. It reeked of arrogance.
March 25, 2014 | By Gary Klein
  Tre Madden is growing accustomed to spring restarts. In 2012, he moved from linebacker to tailback during spring practice but suffered a season-ending knee injury. Last year, he tested the knee during spring while readying for a breakout fall performance. Madden rushed for more than 100 yards in four of USC's first five games before a hamstring injury slowed or sidelined him in the final nine. On Tuesday, the junior from Aliso Viejo continued to show that the problems are behind him. He shared most of the first-team reps with Javorius Allen as the Trojans returned from a one-week break and went through another 120-play workout in Coach Steve Sarkisian's fast-paced, no-huddle offense.
March 22, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Xavier Henry suffered a torn ligament in his left wrist in Friday's game, an MRI exam revealed Saturday. He will see a specialist to determine the severity of the injury. Henry might have been injured when he made a layup and stopped himself using the basket support. He played only eight games after missing more than two months because of a bone bruise and cartilage abnormality in his right knee. He is averaging 10.1 points this season. Lottery battle The 2009 NBA Finals weren't that long ago, were they?
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