June 17, 2010 |
The fire burned in Pau Gasol's eyes with an unquenchable heat Thursday, its intensity too high for him to contain it. He had just hit a short turnaround jumper to give the Lakers their first points of the fourth quarter, and in the middle of the din at Staples Center he screamed a scream that was primal, profound and instinctively understood by everyone in the jam-packed building. He would not be denied. Not in this Game 7 against the Boston Celtics. Not while he had spring in his legs and strength in his broad shoulders and that fire in his eyes.
August 13, 2009 |
Mixing speeds and pitches and keeping hitters guessing, Pedro Martinez made a successful return to the majors Wednesday night. The Philadelphia Phillies gave their 37-year-old newcomer plenty of support, battering the Cubs, 12-5. Shane Victorino, Jimmy Rollins and Raul Ibanez homered as the World Series champions sent Chicago to its fourth consecutive loss. Martinez (1-0) gave up seven hits and three runs with a walk and five strikeouts during a five-inning stint that saw him throw 99 pitches.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2009
November 4, 2009 |
at Dallas 96, Utah 85: Dirk Nowitzki scored a club-record 29 of his 40 points during a frantic fourth-quarter comeback to lead the Mavericks. Nowitzki broke the franchise record of 24 points in any quarter set by Mark Aguirre against Denver on March 24, 1984. at Cleveland 102, Washington 90: LeBron James scored 27 points, Shaquille O'Neal had a season-high 21. Cleveland trailed by 18 in the second quarter. Cleveland has won six in a row over Washington at home. Boston 105, at Philadelphia 74: Paul Pierce scored 21 points, Rasheed Wallace had 20 and the Celtics improved to 5-0 even without standout efforts from Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1995
Re "Right Thing to Do--Lift and Strike in Bosnia," editorial, Aug. 4: The Serbs, no matter where they dwell, do remember the murderous years of the Nazi occupation of Yugoslavia. Jewish and Serbian communities were slaughtered by the Croats and Bosnian Muslims, intentionally, deliberately and thoroughly. The Serbs do not want to be slaughtered again. Look at today's Croatia, a fascist, nationalistic state. Look at the Muslim government of Bosnia, at the corruption of its military leadership, at its pro-Iranian stand.
September 23, 2004 |
When Neil Armstrong stepped on the lunar surface and announced, "We came in peace for all mankind," it marked a fundamental break with the long history of human exploration. From the great Age of Discovery forward, men had claimed territories previously unknown for their guilds, companies and nations. The race to the moon was born of the brutal competition between the United States and the Soviet Union for preeminence in every field of endeavor, but the moment of victory transformed America's vision of its heroic triumph.