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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2013 | By Alicia Banks and Carla Rivera
The family of a UC Santa Barbara lacrosse player whose feet had to be amputated after he came down with meningitis last month says that they have been overwhelmed by the public's support. Aaron Loy is one of four student meningitis cases confirmed on campus last month. Two other men and one woman have since returned to class or are recovering. Loy's infection, however, has been marked by bouts of kidney failure, blood poisoning, tissue wounds, and, eventually, amputation. His parents, Mike and Kristen, track their son's daily progress on the Caring Bridge website.
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SPORTS
April 22, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Lots of parents have viewed lacrosse as a safe alternative to playing football, but it remains a contact sport. In fact, Max Schneider, a lacrosse player from Santa Ana Mater Dei, broke his collarbone and was unconscious for a brief period after a late hit last month. That experience has caused his father, Greg, to question the rules and whether athletes are being adequately protected from late hits because the only penalty assessed was a three-minute penalty. There was no ejection.
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SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Senior JK Torres of West Ranch scored 12 goals on Monday night in a 22-6 lacrosse victory over Simi Valley. Torres is one of the top scorers in California. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Senior JK Torres of West Ranch scored 12 goals on Monday night in a 22-6 lacrosse victory over Simi Valley. Torres is one of the top scorers in California. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
October 21, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
For the first time, the City Section will hold championships for boys' and girls' lacrosse after the minimum six schools competing was reached. The City Section Board of Managers approved the championships on Monday at their monthly meeting. There will be a four-team semifinal played in the morning, followed by a championship in the evening. Schools had been competing in the Southern Section lacrosse competition. Palisades is expected to become a heavy favorite to win the City Section boys' title, with Birmingham the favorite in girls' lacrosse.
SPORTS
March 14, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Lacrosse fans and supporters are growing in Southern California, but the sport remains short of the number of teams needed to gain an official championship in the Southern Section. To have an official championship in the Southern Section, 20% of the member schools must be playing the sport. That means the magic number to be reached is 113, according to the Southern Section office. About 63 schools are playing boys' lacrosse and about 54 schools are playing girls' lacrosse. Lacrosse has been a sport in the Southern Section since 2005.
BUSINESS
August 4, 2003 | Michael Hiltzik
The limitless capacity of human beings to watch other human beings engage each other in tests of athletic prowess has made pantsfuls of money for people like Rupert Murdoch, who provides his customers with broadcasts of everything from Major League Baseball to Australian Rules Football on his Fox Sports Net, depending on the hour. So it's not surprising that entrepreneurs keep trying to probe the extent of the sports audience's attention span.
SPORTS
July 27, 1995 | ETHAN SKOLNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The year was 1889, and English writer Rudyard Kipling thought the future grim: "East is East and West is West and never the 'twain shall meet." Until now. On an overcast Sunday, eastern transplants and western neophytes meet on tattered grass at Westchester High to partake in America's oldest sport and newest rage: lacrosse. As fellow summer leaguers scrimmage on, Chris Zessau pauses to brush sod off his stick shaft. "This is the greatest sport of my life," he shouts over the roar of jets above.
SPORTS
March 10, 2007 | David Wharton, Times Staff Writer
The Duke lacrosse players clamber off their bus, upbeat, joking, spilling into the chilly evening for a late practice. Television crews record their arrival, cameras tracking each shoe that gets laced, each helmet strapped on. Only a few players notice -- the constant scrutiny feels normal. "As normal as it's going to get," senior Casey Carroll said. "There's always that extra aura surrounding our games."
NEWS
July 2, 1990 | DAVID TREADWELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Donna Bucktooth's home is typical of those on this 7,300-acre reservation in the rolling, thickly wooded hills of central New York, just south of Syracuse. A forest of lacrosse sticks sprout from a container near the kitchen. Dozens of glittering lacrosse trophies fill a showcase in the sunny family room. In the backyard, a small practice field is laid out with a net-draped goalie cage at either end. "Lacrosse is a way of life with the Iroquois," the bright-eyed grandmother said proudly.
SPORTS
March 14, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Lacrosse fans and supporters are growing in Southern California, but the sport remains short of the number of teams needed to gain an official championship in the Southern Section. To have an official championship in the Southern Section, 20% of the member schools must be playing the sport. That means the magic number to be reached is 113, according to the Southern Section office. About 63 schools are playing boys' lacrosse and about 54 schools are playing girls' lacrosse. Lacrosse has been a sport in the Southern Section since 2005.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2014 | By Robert W. Welkos
As a reporter covering Hollywood for the New York Times, Bernard Weinraub was amused whenever producers or studio executives were unable to remember the names of the screenwriters of their latest films. "They would actually say, 'I'm not sure,' or 'A couple of people.' Very few of them actually knew who wrote the movie," Weinraub said. "It always cracked me up. It's such a collaborative process. Obviously, that never happens in the theater. " So when Weinraub retired from journalism in 2005 and began a second career as a playwright, he thought he would wield more clout than Hollywood screenwriters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2013 | By Alicia Banks and Carla Rivera
The family of a UC Santa Barbara lacrosse player whose feet had to be amputated after he came down with meningitis last month says that they have been overwhelmed by the public's support. Aaron Loy is one of four student meningitis cases confirmed on campus last month. Two other men and one woman have since returned to class or are recovering. Loy's infection, however, has been marked by bouts of kidney failure, blood poisoning, tissue wounds, and, eventually, amputation. His parents, Mike and Kristen, track their son's daily progress on the Caring Bridge website.
NATIONAL
November 23, 2013 | By Soumya Karlamangla
The woman who incited a national scandal in 2006 when she accused Duke University lacrosse players of rape has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of her boyfriend. A North Carolina judge sentenced Crystal Mangum, 34, to between 14 and 18 years in prison on Friday. In 2011, Mangum stabbed her boyfriend, 46-year-old Reginald Daye, who died of complications 10 days later.  In 2006, Mangum acussed three Duke lacrosse players of raping her after she went to their house working as a stripper.
SPORTS
October 21, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
For the first time, the City Section will hold championships for boys' and girls' lacrosse after the minimum six schools competing was reached. The City Section Board of Managers approved the championships on Monday at their monthly meeting. There will be a four-team semifinal played in the morning, followed by a championship in the evening. Schools had been competing in the Southern Section lacrosse competition. Palisades is expected to become a heavy favorite to win the City Section boys' title, with Birmingham the favorite in girls' lacrosse.
SPORTS
May 30, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
DeAndre Jordan is extremely athletic on the basketball court -- but apparently his skills don't necessarily translate well to other sports. In a Youtube video by RockinRefuel, last season's Major League Lacrosse MVP, Brendan Mundorf, attempts to teach the Clippers center the basics of the sport. When Mundorf demonstrates how to shoot, he lobs the ball through the net at a scorching 98 miles per hour. When Jordan tries, he clocks in at 17 miles per hour.  Here's to hoping there's a follow-up video where Jordan takes Mundorf onto the basketball court and teaches him the art of dunking.  ALSO: College athlete violates NCAA rules by washing car on campus Dennis Rodman got North Korea gig after Michael Jordan declined Jallen Messersmith comes out as gay, a first for men's college basketball
NEWS
February 4, 1993 | KENT JANCARIK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Kent Jancarik is a senior at Mission Viejo High School, where he is managing editor of Diablo Dispatch, the student newspaper, and a four-year tennis player
In recent years, Orange County has been witness to a sports revival, of sorts. Lacrosse, first played by North American Indians in preparation for battle, has become increasingly popular. The game was a precursor of some of today's more popular sports. "Lacrosse is an exciting, fast-paced sport that combines all the skills of basketball, football, soccer and hockey," said Kevin Brennan, a senior at Mission Viejo High School and a co-captain of a local team.
SPORTS
April 6, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Duke's lacrosse coach resigned Wednesday and the university canceled the rest of the season amid a burgeoning scandal involving allegations that three players on the highly ranked team raped a stripper at an off-campus party. Mike Pressler spent 16 seasons at Duke and won three Atlantic Coast Conference championships. Last year, his team appeared in the national championship game.
AUTOS
March 20, 2013 | By Ronald D. White
General Motors is recalling 26,582 model year 2013 Cadillac SRX crossovers and Buick LaCrosse sedans to fix a software problem that could allow the vehicles' transmissions to slip suddenly from manual to automatic mode. Information posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website said that the software problem may cause the transmissions to inadvertently shift to sport mode, removing any transmission-related engine braking effect. The NHTSA said that the risks of a crash are increased if engine braking is unexpectedly removed.
NATIONAL
March 16, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
The Seton Hill University community in Greensburg, Pa., was in mourning Saturday after a bus carrying the women's lacrosse team crashed, killing a pregnant coach and the bus driver. The team was on its way to an afternoon match at a school about three and a half hours away when the bus went off the road and slammed into a tree. The bus driver, Anthony M. Guaetta, 61, was pronounced dead at the scene. Coach Kristina Quigley, 30, was airlifted to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.
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