April 18, 2014 |
Joakim Noah was excused from Chicago Bulls practice Friday for personal reasons. Coach Tom Thibodeau said that Noah was in New York for bereavement. The Bulls are hopeful Noah will be back Saturday and that he will play Sunday in Game 1 of the Bulls' first-round series against the Washington Wizards. The All-Star center has been granted an open-ended absence to deal with the personal matter. The Chicago Tribune reported that sources emphasized that Noah isn't experiencing any physical setbacks and that the personal matter is an off-the-court situation.
April 17, 2014 |
It's springtime in Los Angeles, otherwise known as the season when the Clippers march merrily into the playoffs and the Lakers conduct exit interviews. OK, so maybe this isn't exactly an annual occurrence. The Lakers haven't missed the playoffs during a season in which the Clippers qualified since 1975-76, when the Clippers were located in Buffalo and the Lakers somehow finished two games below .500 with a roster that included Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Gail Goodrich.
April 16, 2014 |
Right about the time the Clippers tip off tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers, they'll probably know if they have a chance at moving up in the Western Conference standings. The Clippers are scheduled to start their game at 7:30 p.m., PST and Oklahoma City is scheduled to starts its game against the Detroit Pistons at 5 p.m., PST. That means the Thunder game could be concluded right the time when Los Angeles is ready to play its regular-season finale in Portland. If the Thunder lose to the Pistons, all the Clippers would have to do is beat the Trail Blazers to become the second seed in the West and push Oklahoma City to the third seed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2014 |
Authorities said they are potentially looking at more victims after arresting two men in connection with the slayings of at least four women in Orange County. Police in Orange County have been reaching out to law enforcement agencies elsewhere in California looking at possible links to other killings, officials said Saturday. Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 45, who were described as transients, were arrested on East La Palma Avenue about an hour apart Friday evening, Anaheim police Lt. Bob Dunn said. Dunn said the two men were being booked on suspicion of murder in the deaths of Kianna Jackson, 20; Monique Vargas, 34; Martha Anaya, 28; and Jarrae Estepp, 21. Jackson, Vargas and Anaya were last seen in Santa Ana in October and November of last year; Estepp's naked body was found at the Anaheim trash center on March 14. Photos: California's most notorious killers Estepp's mother told The Times on Saturday night that she could finally breathe after police told her that there had been an arrest in her daughter's death.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2014 |
Two men have been arrested in connection with the slayings of at least four women in Orange County, including one whose body was found at an Anaheim trash center and three others who disappeared from Santa Ana . Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 45, who were described as transients, were arrested on East La Palma Avenue about an hour apart Friday evening, Anaheim police Lt. Bob Dunn said. Dunn said the two men were being booked...
April 9, 2014 |
The word on Blake Griffin has changed. All he does is debunk. Lest anyone is still clinging to the ridiculous belief that he is just a dunking marvel, the Clippers forward offered another retort Wednesday night at Staples Center. He led fastbreaks. He made midrange jumpers. He flung smart passes to open teammates. Problem was, not enough of those teammates showed up during the Clippers' too-little, too-late 107-101 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Griffin and Chris Paul came to play, but they aren't going to take the Clippers anywhere playing two on five.