August 17, 2012 |
Having lived most of his life in a housing project in Watts, 16-year-old Marquis Ware of L.A. Salesian has encountered experiences he wishes never happened. The sounds of gunshots at night. The sight of black water flowing into a tub. The stress of deciding which is the safest path to walk. It's a peek into what motivates Ware each time he steps onto the football field or opens a book in a classroom. He's a 6-foot-2, 215-pound junior defensive end who had 14 sacks and 79 tackles as a sophomore.
August 1, 2012 |
This is the 21st post in a series focusing on this year's free-agent class. Player: Marquis Daniels Former team: Boston Celtics Type of free agent: Unrestricted Positives: The swingman helped Boston become a defensively disciplined team during his three-year tenure there. the giving up only .775 points per play (81st percentile, according to Synergy Sports Technology). Given Mike Brown's hope that the Lakers remain a fundamentally sound defensive team, Daniels would become the perfect fit. As a backup shooting guard, he could help relieve Kobe Bryant's responsibilities both in minutes played and on defensive assignments.
March 21, 2012 |
Few players have benefited more from the state basketball playoffs than Marquis Salmon, a 6-foot-7 senior at Sun Valley Village Christian. When the Crusaders' season was extended by an at-large berth to the Division V playoffs, Salmon got a second chance to impress college recruiters. "He's been phenomenal these last four weeks," Coach Jon Shaw said. "He's impacted the team at both ends of the floor. " In a Southern California Regional semifinal upset, the Crusaders knocked off top-seeded Playa del Rey St. Bernard, 75-65, behind Salmon's 29 points.
February 9, 2011 |
LAKERS TONIGHT AT BOSTON Time: 5 PST. On the air: TV: TNT; Radio: 710; 1330. Where: TD Garden. Records: Lakers 36-16; Celtics 38-13. Record vs. Celtics: 0-1. Update: The Lakers had only 10 assists, their lowest at home in 51 years, in a 109-96 loss to Boston on Jan. 30. The Celtics are banged up for the rematch: Shaquille O'Neal (sore Achilles' tendon), key reserve Marquis Daniels (bruised spinal cord) and backup center Semih Erden (strained leg muscle)
April 24, 2010 |
Sir Richard Branson has taken time off from helming his global Virgin brand to help promote the fourth year of BritWeek, which highlights all manner of British connections with California. An impressive array of events in the Southland (and for the first time in San Francisco as well) can be found at http://www.britweek.org. And although the celebratory "week" began Saturday, not to fear — it actually runs through mid-May. Meanwhile, here's Sir Richard's L.A. Days & knights We like to stay at the Sunset Marquis.
September 5, 2009 |
In a breathless, entertaining, white knuckler for a Zero Week high school football opener, Los Angeles Crenshaw fought back in the fourth quarter Friday night behind unflappable junior quarterback Marquis Thompson to pull out a 28-27 victory over Lakewood. Thompson should have had his head down feeling sorry for himself after an interception and fumble had cost his team dearly. But there he was in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter firing clutch pass after clutch pass during a 70-yard drive that culminated with an eight-yard touchdown pass to Geno Hall to put the Cougars on top by a single point with 2:33 left.