April 10, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO -- The right-field wall at Petco Park is 11 feet closer to the plate than it was last season. Asked if that made the opposite field look any more inviting, Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp laughed. "When I'm on, can't no ballpark hold me," he said. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 4, Padres 3 He's probably right. But for the majority of other players, the renovations to one of baseball's most pitcher-friendly parks could make a difference.
March 9, 2013 |
GOLDMEMBER 1. MIAMI (46-14) Like Dr. Evil, Magic Johnson must boost $1-million offer to LeBron James. (1) NUMBER 2 2. SAN ANTONIO (48-15) Spurs' success despite injuries means only Gregg Popovich is indispensable. (2) 3. OKLAHOMA CITY (46-16) Protective cup sales “Serge” nationwide after low blow to Blake Griffin. (3) 4. DENVER (42-22) Kosta Koufos dunk around Blake Griffin is payback for Timofey Mozgov. (5) 5. CLIPPERS (44-20) Hey, Charles Barkley: Matt Barnes is as soft as industrial-grade carpet.
February 15, 2013 |
“The Canyons,” a collaboration between screenwriter and author Bret Easton Ellis and filmmaker Paul Schrader billed as “American Psycho” meets “American Gigolo,” has been picked up for distribution by IFC Films. Starring troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen in his first major non-adult film role, the picture has already lived a vibrant life in the media as a flashpoint of controversy and something of a contemporary elaboration of the old adage that there is no such thing as bad publicity.
February 8, 2013 |
BELMONT, Mass. - Communities along the East Coast hunkered down as a potentially historic snowstorm swept through the region, grounding flights, knocking out power and forcing many to stay inside and wait. By late Friday night, more than a foot of snow had fallen in parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts, although meteorologists were still predicting up to 3 feet. Wind gusts up to 70 mph swept through New England, knocking out power for hundreds of thousands. The storm stretched down the eastern corridor to New York City, which experienced less snow, although lightning and heavy winds were reported off the coast of Long Island.
February 6, 2013 |
So far, so good for UCLA in the early reviews on the Bruins' football recruiting haul. Scout.com has UCLA ranked No. 4, behind Ohio State, Michigan and Notre Dame. USC is No. 16. Rivals.com has UCLA No. 9, with Alabama No. 1. USC is No. 13. Final rankings won't be tabulated until late Wednesday, particularly after elite defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes from Placer High School in Northern California announces his decision. ALSO: UCLA recruiters hit the road, and it's paying well National signing day:UCLA lands defensive end Kylie Fitts National signing day: UCLA gets Sean Covington, Caleb Benenoch
February 1, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - Losing sometimes takes you to a different place. Frankie Edgar moved down to featherweight only because he was twice beaten by his replacement as the Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion, Benson Henderson. Yet, Edgar, the 31-year-old New Jersey fighter, says the comfort he feels at 145 pounds should lead him to perhaps his strongest effort in the octagon yet when he meets gifted Brazilian Jose Aldo for the lightweight title in the UFC 156 main event Saturday night at Mandalay Bay. "Fighting at 145 has made me focus like never before on what I put into my body," Edgar said this week at a luncheon in Burbank, where he munched lightly on a steak salad with vinaigrette dressing on the side.