October 24, 2012 |
Unlucky number seven? That's how many games the Lakers have lost this preseason - in other words, all of them, the latest a 97-91 defeat by the Clippers at Staples Center on Wednesday. Of course, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard didn't play for the Lakers. But Chris Paul didn't play for the Clippers. The Lakers are 0-7 this preseason, their worst such record ever, and the team wraps up exhibition play Thursday against Sacramento in San Diego. Bryant (strained right foot) is scheduled to miss that game and Howard (just resting )
August 27, 2012 |
Every four years, the Republican and Democratic parties hold conventions to formally nominate their candidates for president of the United States. And every four years the broadcast networks -- CBS, ABC and NBC -- try to present a bare minimum of coverage without getting criticized too much by media watchdogs for failing to serve the public interest, which is a requirement of holding broadcast licenses from the Federal Communications Commission. There was a time when the broadcast networks provided nonstop prime-time coverage of the conventions.
November 9, 2011 |
The first military tribunal of a terrorism suspect at Guantanamo Bay since President Obama was elected is a lose-lose proposition for the accused, a Saudi suspect who has been in U.S. custody for nearly a decade. If convicted of directing the bombing of the U.S. destroyer Cole in October 2000, Abd al Rahim al Nashiri could be sentenced to death. But even if he is acquitted of all charges, he can be held indefinitely as an "enemy combatant. " The unusual proceeding, which opens Wednesday at the prison in Cuba, highlights a continuing legal and ethical dilemma for the Obama administration.
November 25, 2010 |
For years, Michael Josephson, the L.A.-based ethicist who preaches the value of integrity and character, routinely would cite Tiger Woods as a good role model, going so far as to feature the golfer's quotes on his institute's calendars. "We've had to change those calendars," Josephson said. "We've taken those pages out. " One year ago, in the early-morning hours, a minor car accident inside a gated Florida development where Woods lived with his wife, Elin, and their two children triggered a cascade of events that left the sports world stunned.
October 30, 2010 |
Norway and China are at odds over a case that involves blood, passion and a fundamental concern about human rights, but this time it's not about the Nobel Peace Prize. Instead, it is a garden-variety homicide, a young woman ? in this case Norwegian ? killed in Hungary, allegedly by her jilted lover, a Chinese student. When it was learned this month that Chinese officials had freed the suspect, despite an apparent confession, many Norwegians saw the move as a blatant act of retaliation by China for the Oslo-based Nobel committee having awarded its annual peace prize to imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
April 16, 2010 |
You're the manager of a major league ballclub and your team is facing the Dodgers. The game is on the line. Andre Ethier is at the plate with one out, two men on and first base open. Manny Ramirez is on deck. Ethier led the majors with six walk-off hits last season. Ramirez was batting .379 through Thursday. What do you do? "It's pick your poison," said San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy , whose team opened a three-game series at Dodger Stadium on Friday.