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SPORTS
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.
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SPORTS
March 17, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
The way Tijuana Coach Cesar Farias sees it, his team may be behind but it still has the advantage going into the second leg of its CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal with the Galaxy on Tuesday. The Mexican club lost last week's opener of the two-game series, 1-0, and was outplayed by the Galaxy for long stretches of the match in Carson. But Tuesday's return leg (Fox Sports 2, 7 p.m.) will be played on the artificial turf of Estadio Caliente, where Farias' Xolos are nearly unbeatable.
WORLD
March 16, 2014 | Kate Linthicum
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip - When I first met Abdullah Alathamna four years ago, he was laid up at a children's hospital in Los Angeles, his right leg bound in a cast. He was pale, and grouchy from the pain pills. He was not at all interested in answering questions from a reporter. He was an 11-year-old kid, injured and without his family, more than 7,000 miles from his home in the northern Gaza Strip. The Palestinian youngster lost a foot in 2006 when the Israeli military accidentally shelled his house and several others while targeting militants who had launched rockets into Israel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
Federal biologists clad in waders and armed with long-handled nets this week moved hundreds of red-legged frog eggs from a San Fernando Valley stream to carefully selected wetlands 10 miles away in the first attempt to expand the threatened species' range in Southern California. Five hundred eggs transported from the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve to the Santa Monica Mountains are expected to hatch any day. When they do, they will reintroduce red-legged frog tadpoles to historic haunts that are free of predatory fish, snails and crayfish that could tear them apart.
WORLD
March 12, 2014 | By Robyn Dixon
PRETORIA, South Africa -- A broken, bullet-pierced bathroom door was introduced as evidence Wednesday in the murder trial of South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius -- the same door Pistorius shot through when he killed his girlfriend last year. There were four bullet holes visible and a long crack with a missing section next to the handle, where a cricket bat broke open the otherwise largely intact door. Police forensic expert  Lt. Col. Gerhard Vermeulen told Pretoria's High Court that, according to his analysis, Pistorius was not wearing his prosthetic legs when he hit the door with the bat. Pistorius, a double amputee who made history competing in the Olympics in London in 2012, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year.
SPORTS
March 11, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
GALAXY VS. CLUB TIJUANA CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE When: 7. Where: StubHub Center. On the air: TV: Fox Soccer Plus; Radio: 1220 (Spanish). Update: This is the first leg of a two-game quarterfinal series between the teams in the CONCACAF Champions League tournament. The second game is scheduled for Tuesday in Tijuana and the winner will be decided by aggregate goals over the two games. The Galaxy advanced to the quarterfinals by compiling a 3-1-0 record in the initial group-stage play against Isidro Metapan of El Salvador and CS Cartagines of Costa Rica.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2014 | By John F. Morrison
William Guarnere didn't have to go to war. At the time of the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941, he was building tanks at the old Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, a job considered crucial to the war effort and good for an exemption from military service. But Guarnere didn't take it. He enlisted in the Army paratroops on Aug. 31, 1942, and went to battle. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article incorrectly included William Guarnere's late wife, the former Frances Peca, in a list of surviving family members.
HEALTH
February 28, 2014 | By Melinda Fulmer
Forget crunches. The V-up takes your abdominal workout to the next level. Orthopedist and fitness trainer Dr. Levi Harrison, who produced a DVD, "The Art of Fitness Cardio Core Workout," shows how to work up to this advanced move in stages so you don't strain your lower back. What it does This intense move challenges all of the muscles in your core - front to back. What to do Start by lying down flat with your legs long, abdominals tucked in and back pressed into the floor.
SPORTS
February 23, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Tony Stewart 's attempt to win his first Daytona 500 fell short Sunday as the three-time NASCAR champion drove his first race since suffering a broken right leg in August. After starting 21st, Stewart's No. 14 Chevrolet developed a mechanical problem near the halfway point of the race that forced him to the garage. He returned after repairs but finished 35th and more than 20 laps behind the leaders. Stewart also co-owns his team, Stewart-Haas Racing, and another of his drivers, Danica Patrick , finished 40th after being collected ¿in a multi-car crash on Lap 146. "I felt like everything was going pretty well, so it's just upsetting," Patrick said.
SPORTS
February 15, 2014 | By Jared S. Hopkins and John Cherwa
SOCHI, Russia - Short-track speedskater Emily Scott was knocked down in the women's 1,500-meter final Saturday as U.S. skaters again fell short of the podium. Scott, 24, took an early lead, but about halfway through the race Korea's Kim Alang wiped out and sent the Springfield, Mo., native into the pads at Iceberg Skating Palace. Scott finished in fifth. "I saw her out of the corner of my eye going down so there was nothing I could do at that point," Scott said. Scott had advanced to the final after Korea's Cho Ha-Ri was penalized in the semifinal.
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