April 11, 2013 |
After making "Route Irish," a dark 2010 drama about private security contractors who had been in Iraq, British filmmaker Ken Loach and his partner, Scottish screenwriter Paul Laverty, were searching for their next project. "Paul will go away and start writing a few characters down, and we will decide if we want to do it," explained Loach, 76, best known for his uncompromising political and sociological dramas such as 1998's "My Name Is Joe" and 2006's "The Wind That Shakes the Barley.
March 15, 2013 |
The school with the funny nickname is 40 minutes from becoming no joke. UC Irvine had a great coach once in Bill Mulligan. The school has produced a roster of star players that includes Kevin Magee, Ben McDonald and Scott Brooks. The mighty Anteaters, however, have never needled their noses into an NCAA field. Irvine is now on that special brink after Friday night's 67-60 win over top-seeded Long Beach State at the Honda Center. The victory put the Anteaters into Saturday's Big West Tournament championship game against Pacific.
February 25, 2013 |
Horse meat in Ikea's meatballs? Sorry, Charlie (wait, that's tuna), but apparently the Swedish furniture giant is jockeying for position with Burger King, Nestle and Tesco in the tainted-meat derby. My colleague Tiffany Hsu reported Monday that inspectors in the Czech Republic had “found equine evidence in the chain's frozen meatballs. The affected product was sold as a packaged beef and pork item in more than a dozen European countries but not in the U.S.” Nay, you say?
February 22, 2013 |
I hate it when this happens to me, but at least I'm not alone. Shanteona Keys, a guard on Georgia College's women's basketball team, was fouled during a game against Columbus State last weekend. Normally, this isn't a problem. Keys is an 81.5% free-throw shooter for the season, so it looked like two easy points at the foul line. But then something unexpected happened. Keys' first attempt landed about 12 feet short of the rim. It's hard to miss a free throw that badly, so what exactly happened?
February 2, 2013 |
BOSTON - The Clippers' Jamal Crawford suffered a broken nose in the fourth quarter of Friday night's game against the Toronto Raptors and has been listed as a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Boston Celtics. Crawford said that he was hit with Kyle Lowry's elbow and was bleeding after the game. Crawford got an MRI on Friday night after the game and a CT Scan on Saturday that revealed the fracture. The Clippers were trying to find a mask for Crawford to wear in the game against the Celtics.
February 2, 2013 |
BOSTON - The Clippers got hit by another injury. This time it was super-sub guard Jamal Crawford suffering a slightly broken nose. Crawford said he was injured in the fourth quarter of the Toronto Raptors' game Friday night when he was hit by Kyle Lowry's elbow. The Clippers are saying that Crawford will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Boston Celtics. After Friday's game, Crawford said he had towel over his face when he saw blood running down. He said he got an MRI Friday night and a CT scan Saturday that revealed a fracture.