November 27, 2011 |
Five things to watch this week in college football: 1: The Pac-12 Conference's nightmare scenario comes true as 6-6 UCLA, coming off a 50-0 loss to USC, plays Oregon on Friday in the league's inaugural championship game. The only good news: Oregon is hosting, which assures a packed house at Autzen Stadium. 2: The Big 12 has scrapped its divisional, title-game format but gets essentially the same thing Saturday when Oklahoma visits Oklahoma State with the conference title at stake.
June 4, 2012 |
James Loney is out of the Dodgers' lineup on Monday, marking the third time in five days he won't start. “The game tells you what to do,” Manager Don Mattingly said. “I'm trying to put a lineup out there that has a chance to win a game.” Loney is batting .248 with two home runs and 16 runs batted in. At this point of his disappointing 2011 season, Loney was hitting .238 with two home runs and 15 RBIs. Mattingly said the Dodgers had to get more production out of the first base position.
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July 18, 2013 |
Members of the California Legislative Black Caucus are calling for a boycott of Florida in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman on murder charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in that state. Assemblywoman Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), chairwoman of the caucus, also called for peaceful protests over the verdict in the killing of the African American teenager. "We can send the Sunshine State a message by refusing to patronize Florida,” Mitchell said in a statement.
March 26, 2013 |
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Angels finalized their trade of Vernon Wells to the New York Yankees on Tuesday after the veteran outfielder passed a physical and the commissioner's office approved the cash being exchanged in the deal. The Angels will pay $28.1 million of the remaining $42 million on Wells' contract, which runs through 2014, meaning the Yankees will pick up $13.9 million of the deal. The Yankees sent a pair of Class-A prospects, pitcher Kramer Sneed and outfielder Exicardo Cayones, to the Angels.
June 30, 2002 |
When President Reagan was shot in an assassination attempt in 1981, he underwent surgery that lasted more than three hours. When President Clinton was injured in a fall at golfer Greg Norman's house in Florida in 1997, he underwent two hours of surgery to repair a tendon. In neither case, however, did the White House invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, as President Bush intends to do while undergoing a colonoscopy today.
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November 29, 1990 |
Question: You have been quoted as saying that "war is a profanity," and in this crisis you have criticized others for their impatience. But in your career you have also been an advocate, when war comes, of bringing overwhelming force to bear against your adversary. Can you reconcile these views? Answer: I don't think they're contradictory at all. As you know, I've been involved in two wars--two tours of Vietnam and then the Grenada thing. I have very vivid memories of the men under my command.
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November 5, 1995
A historic library hundreds of miles from here stands as the nightmare scenario for Northridge earthquake recovery. The library is at Stanford University. Part of it was badly damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Stanford officials finally reached an agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency on rebuilding costs in 1994. The library is not expected to reopen before 1997. It was not that difficult to imagine such a scenario here.
June 21, 2000
It was Phil Jackson's nightmare scenario. Things were normal for a half. Then . . . everything . . . about . . . the Laker offense . . . slowed down . . . then . . . stopped. Cold. It was one devastating third quarter, on the way to a potentially series-altering 106-77 Trail Blazer victory in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals, which evened the series, 1-1.
September 25, 1991 |
As the U.S. military mission to protect Kurds in northern Iraq nears an end, Kurdish leaders claimed Tuesday that the withdrawal may force them to sign a one-sided agreement with Saddam Hussein that will help extend his control throughout Iraq and entrench his dictatorship.