July 22, 2013 |
The world's most endangered feline species may become extinct in the wild within 50 years, researchers say, a victim of climate change. A new report projects that Iberian lynx could become the first cat species in at least 2,000 years to become extinct, researchers found, largely because of the decline of the European rabbit, which makes up 80% of the cat's diet. The report, published Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change, warns that current efforts to boost population of the distinctive tufted-eared cat will only “buy a few decades” for the animal that was once abundant in parts of Spain, Portugal and France.
July 1, 2013 |
SPARKS TONIGHT VS. MINNESOTA When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: Time Warner Cable Sportsnet. Records: Sparks 5-4, Lynx 7-2. Record vs. Lynx: 1-1. Update: After two straight road losses, the Sparks begin a three-game homestand. The Sparks beat the Lynx, 87-59, at home on June 21, and lost, 88-64, at Minnesota on Friday. The Sparks are in third place in the Western Conference, two games behind first-place Minnesota.
June 22, 2013 |
The Sparks knocked the Western Conference-leading Minnesota Lynx out of their comfort zone Friday night with a 87-59 victory at Staples Center. Kristi Toliver and Nneka Ogwumike led the Sparks (4-2), who shot 60% in the first half for a 50-24 halftime lead. The Sparks also took command on defense, limiting Minnesota (5-2), which had averaged 86.5 points in their first six games, to 35% shooting overall. The Lynx, who took out all their starters in the second half, got only two points on one-for-six shooting from team leader Maya Moore.
June 13, 2013
"The Wall" is a remarkably involving film, especially given its brave, self-imposed limitations. Writer-director Julian Roman Pölser, working with the superb Martina Gedeck ("The Lives of Others") - in effect, the movie's sole actor - has crafted a gripping tale of survival, loss, fate and other big themes, all wrapped up in a deceptively basic story. Gedeck's unnamed character, let's call her "the woman," finds herself alone in the scenic Austrian mountains after Hugo and Luise, the older couple she's traveled there with, set off for a walk into the village and never return.
April 24, 2013 |
Scientists have uncovered a Canadian lynx specimen that briefly roamed the British countryside, at least until it killed two dogs and was dispatched by a gun-wielding farmer in southwestern England. The discovery probably will cause fanatics of the British Big Cat Theory to smile like a Cheshire Cat. They've been trying to convince skeptics that people who've reported seeing a large black panther and any number of smaller feral felids are not crazy. This lynx, however, is long dead.
October 20, 2012 |
The second makeover of the Dallas Mavericks in as many seasons just got tougher. Star forward Dirk Nowitzki had arthroscopic surgery on his ailing right knee Friday and the 11-time All-Star isn't expected to resume on-court activities for about six weeks. Dallas opens the regular season Oct. 30 against the Lakers at Staples Center. The 34-year-old Nowitzki has experienced swelling in the knee most of the preseason, twice having the knee drained since training camp started Sept.