February 26, 2014 |
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Welcome to the Lakers. Enjoy the crossfire. Newcomers Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks went all of six days before the latest Lakers drama unfolded, indirectly bringing them into the battle of words between Pau Gasol and Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni . Bazemore's take since being traded to the Lakers? Whoa. "It's been a long season, especially for them," he said. "They've been probably doing this all year. I don't get caught up in that stuff.
February 26, 2014 |
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Another loss was swallowed up by the theatrics surrounding it, a common theme nowadays for the Lakers. Coach Mike D'Antoni didn't necessarily disagree with Pau Gasol's dour thoughts on the Lakers' offense. Yes, there had been too much one-on-one action. But D'Antoni definitely didn't like Gasol sharing his opinion publicly. "The thing I just don't appreciate, and I think every coach [too], you just keep it in house," D'Antoni said Wednesday before the Lakers lost to Memphis, 108-103.
February 24, 2014 |
Question: I flew with Delta from L.A. to India twice just for the mileage. When I earned enough to go to the country I wanted to visit, they told me that they are sorry, but they doubled the mileage required for the particular flight. I was so angry and stopped flying with Delta. What's a person to do in a situation like this? Edith Gelbard Los Angeles Answer: Scream and then go on. You're in good company among those of us who are now looking at awards miles and saying "arrgh.
February 22, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia - While Teemu Selanne pumped his fists in joy, members of the U.S. men's hockey team hung their heads in embarrassment. Selanne and his Finnish teammates lingered to pose for photographs with their Olympic bronze medals as the U.S. players hurried out of the Bolshoy Ice Dome on Saturday after their 5-0 loss and fourth-place finish, fleeing a nightmare of their own making. One day after the Finns' semifinal loss to Sweden - a few hours before the U.S. was defeated by Canada - Selanne responded the right way to Olympic-sized disappointment.
February 21, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia - Teemu Selanne's dream of winning an Olympic gold medal will not come true. The Ducks' right wing, a six-time Olympian at 43 and the oldest player ever to score a goal in the men's Olympic hockey tournament, lost his shot at the elusive gold medal when he and Finland lost to Sweden, 2-1, in the first of two semifinal games Friday at the Bolshoy Ice Dome. Sweden will advance to the championship game on Sunday against the winner of the Canada-U.S. semifinal, to be played later Friday.
February 19, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia -- Before the Olympic hockey tournament began, Russian superstar Alexander Ovechkin joked that if his country were to prevail at the sport it once dominated internationally, “it means gold only costs $50 billion,” the price tag for the Sochi Games. Apparently, $50 billion doesn't buy what it used to. Despite assembling a powerfully talented lineup with immense scoring potential, Team Russia was eliminated from the hockey tournament Wednesday when it fell to Finland, 3-1, in a quarterfinal game at the Bolshoy Ice Dome.