September 7, 2013 |
Just when the Galaxy found itself on a roll, four of its best players were absent when the club hosted conference rival Colorado on Saturday night. The Galaxy entered the match against the Rapids at StubHub Center having won its last three games, lifting the Galaxy to a tie with Seattle for second place behind Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer's Western Conference. But Galaxy forwards Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan, along with defenseman Omar Gonzalez and goalkeeper Jaime Penedo, all were away on international duty for World Cup-qualifying matches.
August 29, 2013 |
Crude oil prices began pulling back Thursday as momentum for a U.S. military strike on Syria stalled. The price of light, sweet crude for October deliver fell 80 cents to $109.30 a barrel Thursday from a previous settlement price of $110.10 Wednesday. Brent crude oil fell 67 cents Thursday, retreating to $115.94. Crude oil prices had risen this week after the U.S. and others accused the Syrian government of launching a chemical attack...
August 20, 2013 |
Now that he's won his first IndyCar race, Charlie Kimball sees no reason that he can't do it again Sunday when the series visits Sonoma Raceway. His victory at the Mid-Ohio track Aug. 4 "gives us a lot of confidence as a team that we can keep winning," Kimball, 28, said in an interview. Born in Britain and raised in Camarillo, Kimball is in his third year in the Izod IndyCar Series driving for the powerhouse team of Chip Ganassi Racing, whose other drivers are four-time champion Dario Franchitti and two-time title winner Scott Dixon.
June 16, 2013 |
PITTSBURGH - This can't continue, not if the Dodgers have any intention of playing baseball in October. They can't afford to follow every win with a loss, as was the case yet again Sunday, when Zack Greinke and the offense supporting him stumbled in a 6-3 defeat by the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Whatever momentum the Dodgers had from their victory the previous night vanished, and they went into their day off with a 29-39 record. Every other team in the National League West, even the fourth-place San Diego Padres, has a record better than .500.
June 13, 2013 |
TEHRAN - Millions of Iranians headed to the polls early Friday to choose a new president in balloting that has taken on a competitive edge as a single moderate contender faces off against a splintered array of hard-line hopefuls. Friday's election is the first since the disputed 2009 balloting that gave President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a second term amid allegations of vote-rigging, triggering massive street protests and a police crackdown. Authorities have vowed that the tumultuous scene of four years ago will not be repeated, and security is expected to be tight.
June 10, 2013 |
Phil Mickelson did not get a victory at the St. Jude Classic in Memphis this past weekend, but he achieved something almost as good. Charging up the leaderboard, and falling just two strokes short of winner Harris English, Lefty gained some much-needed confidence going into the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. "It was an encouraging week," he said. "I felt like I progressed and got better each day. " Many top players chose...
June 9, 2013 |
UCLA Coach John Savage was as giddy as his typically stoic demeanor would allow after his team defeated Cal State Fullerton, 3-0, Saturday night to advance to the College World Series. "Whenever you get to Fullerton and win two games, beating what I think is the best team in the country, it says a lot about your character," Savage said. Fans of Vanderbilt, North Carolina and Louisiana State might disagree about Fullerton's being the best team, but Savage's excitement was understandable.
May 31, 2013 |
Four games under .500 entering a four-game series against Houston, it was not a stretch to think the Angels could even their record, a mark that seemed well out of reach two weeks ago, by the time the lowly Astros left town. The Angels had won 10 of 12 games and were so flush with starting pitchers that Manager Mike Scioscia employed a six-man rotation this week. Houston had the worst record in the American League and the second-worst record in baseball. But those sweep dreams were rudely interrupted by the Astros, who seem to bring out the worst in the Angels.
May 26, 2013 |
Not Clayton Kershaw on the mound, nor Matt Kemp on the bench could bring the Dodgers a win Sunday. They fell again, this time 5-3 to the St. Louis Cardinals before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 43,244. They managed 10 hits, but once again their only productive bat belonged to Adrian Gonzalez, who drove in all three of their runs. In a familiar refrain, the Dodgers left 10 men on base and were 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position. A struggling and frustrated Kemp was given the day off by Manager Don Mattingly, not that it probably did a whole lot of good.
May 21, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - When Sen. Orrin G. Hatch took his seat on the dais for the Senate Judiciary Committee's debates on the immigration reform bill, the 79-year-old was not just one of 18 senators. He was the most sought-after vote. A towering but genteel figure, Hatch was seen as the potential Republican domino - the first GOP senator beyond the four in the bipartisan group that crafted the immigration bill to join the effort. A yes from Hatch, the bill's supporters hoped, would heighten the odds of support from the GOP as the bill moved to the full Senate.