October 15, 1988 |
Only Leslie O'Neal knows if the physical pain caused by a major knee injury was greater than the mental anguish of not knowing whether the knee would ever heal properly. "I had a lot of doubts," O'Neal said Friday. "Sometimes you just couldn't see progress on a day-to-day basis. Or even a week-to-week basis. But then I started focusing on progress on a month-to-month basis. And that helped my head." Sunday afternoon in Miami, O'Neal will play football for the first time in 22 months.
January 3, 1998 |
Most of the gang showed for the big homecoming bash Friday night--Nick Van Exel and his 22 points and 13 assists, Eddie Jones with 23 points, Rick Fox accompanied by eight points, six rebounds, six assists, four blocks and two steals. What Shaquille O'Neal had been missing, he quickly became part of again. In a return to action and close enough to a return to form, O'Neal rejoined the party after 20 games and six weeks away because of a strained abdominal muscle.
March 29, 1999 |
There were bruises, taunts and several near-brawls. There was a basketball game too, between two high-profile, low-chemistry basketball teams and the Lakers and New York Knicks took out all their frustrations on each other for four slug-it-out quarters. The Lakers won, 99-91, before 17,505 on Sunday at the Great Western Forum, ending a two-game home losing streak and raising their record to 20-11.
March 20, 2005 |
The smart money says it'll be a San Antonio-Miami matchup in the NBA Finals, and it's hard to argue otherwise -- at least with the Eastern Conference half of that presumption. The Heat entered the weekend with an NBA-high 51 victories, an 11-game winning streak and record of 35-6 -- that's a victory percentage of .853 -- in games against Eastern Conference opponents. Even Shaquille O'Neal is surprised. "I did not know that we would get to 50 wins this fast.
July 8, 2012 |
Old notions of advertising are being scrambled on the Westside, inside boutique agencies with names like Blitz, Ignited and Omelet. The hot shops are pushing big-brand clients beyond the familiar confines of radio, television, magazines and newspapers and onto the Internet, smartphones, game consoles and tablets. With more than 42% of the country's TV homes equipped with digital video recorders, which allow users to fast-forward through commercials, and some younger viewers leaving TV altogether, advertisers are rushing to build Internet infrastructures, create Web videos and funnel content to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
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January 16, 2004 |
Ron O'Neal, a stage and film actor who rode the wave of blaxploitation movies in the early 1970s starring as the sartorially resplendent Harlem drug dealer in the 1972 hit "Superfly," has died. He was 66. O'Neal, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2000, died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said his wife, Audrey Pool O'Neal. "Superfly," director Gordon Park Jr.'