April 19, 2013 |
When: 6 p.m. PDT. Where: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah. On the air: TV: None; Radio: 690. Records: Chivas USA 3-2-1; Real Salt Lake 2-3-2. Record vs Real Salt Lake (2012): 1-2-0 Update: Chivas USA, second in Major League Soccer's Western Conference behind FC Dallas, is without starting defensive midfielders Oswaldo Minda and Daniel Antunez, who are both sidelined because of leg injuries. Chivas USA is coming off a 1-0 loss last Saturday in which it failed to score despite 11 attempts on goal against the Colorado Rapids.
April 16, 2013 |
Kevin and Celeste Corcoran had already survived one trauma two years ago when a car struck their daughter, Sydney, and left her with a fractured skull. Sydney, now an 18-year-old senior at Lowell High School in Lowell, Mass., fought hard to recover, and was bound for Middlesex Community College this fall. On Monday, Sydney and her parents were standing near the finish line at the Boston Marathon when two explosions ripped through the street, said Paul Corcoran, her great-uncle.
April 16, 2013 |
BOSTON - When the call came for trauma surgeons to report to the ER at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. George Velmahos was uniquely prepared to deal with the crisis. Velmahos, 51, a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and a leader of the trauma team at Mass General, trained in South Africa treating blast victims and later worked for a decade treating trauma patients at L.A. County-USC Medical Center until 2004. On Sunday, he had just pulled a shift in the ER treating victims of a stabbing, a shooting and a car crash.
April 14, 2013 |
It's so easy to make fun of the 1980s. Ray-Bans, glam-rock hair, acid-washed jeans, the yuppie and Reaganomics, and all those regrettable images of women in power suits and tennis shoes. It seemed even as it was occurring an age of Culture Lite, a consumer-driven wasteland after the socially and politically transformative '60s and '70s. Even the title of National Geographic's new six-hour, three-part documentary "The '80s: The Decade That Made Us" seems, at first glance, a bit of a joke.
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April 11, 2013 |
A body that was found in the Angeles National Forest was hidden under a 20-foot tarp and decomposing, authorities said Thursday afternoon. The Los Angeles County coroner has yet to identify the body, which was found Wednesday near San Francisquito Canyon Road five miles south of Spunky Canyon Road in Santa Clarita. Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employees were working in the area when they noticed a “foul” odor and found the tarp 20 feet off the road, the sheriff's department said in a statement.
April 10, 2013 |
PORTLAND, Ore. - If you had to trace the arc of Steve Nash's season of disappointment, you would start here. His tenure as a Laker wasn't even a game and a half old when Portland's Damian Lillard kneed the veteran point guard in the left leg on Halloween night, giving Nash's teammates a major scare. Nash was expected to miss only about a week because of a small fracture in his left leg but in fact sat out nearly two months after developing nerve damage. It was emblematic of a season of unforeseen complications that preceded Nash's return to the Rose Garden on Wednesday night.
April 9, 2013 |
GALAXY AT MONTERREY CONCACAF Champions League When: 7 PDT. Where: Estadio Tecnologico, Monterrey, Mexico. On the air: TV: Fox Soccer, Galavision; Radio: None. Update: This is the second game of the two-leg CONCACAF Champions League semifinals. The winner is determined by aggregate score. Monterrey won the first game, 2-1, at the Home Depot Center last Wednesday. Landon Donovan might make his first start of 2013 after returning to the Galaxy from a self-imposed sabbatical.
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April 9, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO - Marine Staff Sgt. Mark Zambon was in Afghanistan, on his fourth combat deployment as an explosive ordnance disposal technician, when he took a step and heard the ominous click. "I remember flying through the air and coming down on my shoulder," he said. "My eyes were shut, and the radio was blaring that I needed medevac. " His legs were severed above his knees. His arm was shattered. Two years have passed since that day in Helmand province when Zambon became a victim of a buried bomb.
April 8, 2013 |
The odds of picking a perfect bracket are something like a quintillion to one but this Rick Pitino horse story is almost more of a long shot. It was blogged earlier that a horse Pitino has a stake in, Goldencents, won the Santa Anita Derby on Saturday. It was blogged the winning horse in the race after the Derby was named Points Offthebench. How bizarre was that? Louisville needed 34 points off the bench Saturday night to hold off Wichita State at the Georgia Dome. But wait, there's more.
April 6, 2013 |
Ryan Getzlaf is having an MVP-caliber season for the Ducks, his 13 goals and 30 assists the most tangible strengths of a captain whose leadership, toughness and wisdom have been treasured in this run to a 25-8-5 record. Getzlaf's value has increased from the moment he left Wednesday night's 5-2 victory over Dallas following his third-period goal, suffering right leg pain that also caused him to miss Friday's 3-1 loss to the Stars. Getzlaf didn't practice at Saturday's optional workout at Honda Center, Coach Bruce Boudreau repeating that his star is day to day with the defending Stanley Cup-champion Kings coming to Honda Center for a 6 p.m. game Sunday.