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February 25, 2014 | By Jack Dolan
The average Los Angeles firefighter earned nearly $43,000 in overtime in 2013, up nearly 20% from the previous year, according to data released Tuesday by City Controller Ron Galperin. With overtime and bonuses factored in, the average firefighter was paid more than $142,000 last year, the data show. While firefighters got the biggest share, overtime was up substantially across city departments, climbing more than $70 million to a total of $378 million in 2013, the data show.
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April 9, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
CALGARY, Canada - After 80 regular-season games, it is official: The Kings will be making their way to San Jose. That's where they will open the first round of the playoffs with many signs pointing to a Game 1 possibly Wednesday at San Jose. The drama in Anaheim with the Ducks beating the Sharks paved the way and set up the playoff matchups. At the same time, there was an uneven game going on at the Scotiabank Saddledome as the Calgary Flames won, 4-3, needing a shootout after the Kings rallied from a three-goal deficit.
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SPORTS
November 19, 2012
This week's Monday edition of our NFL Google+ hangout -- "NFL Slam with Mark and Sam," starring Times NFL columnist Sam Farmer and Mark Thompson of "Mark and Brian" radio fame -- will start at 11:30 a.m. and cover a host of topics. One sure topic are the games from Week 11. As Farmer wrote earlier, "The Texans and Cowboys squeaked by in overtime. The Falcons overcame five Matt Ryan interceptions, and played from behind for 31/2 quarters before edging the woeful Cardinals , 23-19.
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March 29, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
They were two teams too close for comfort. Each other's. The width of a slip of paper separated Arizona and Wisconsin in Saturday night's NCAA West Regional final. And in the end, when Wisconsin won an overtime thriller of thrillers, it was the kind of game they will remember in NCAA basketball tournament lore forever. The final score, before 17,814 in Anaheim's Honda Center, was 64-63, and few will remember that. Margin of victory is all that mattered. Those who were there, or were watching on TV, will remember it as the kind of game where every screen was contested, every shot, even every referee's call.
SPORTS
November 30, 2009
at Wyoming 86, Pepperdine 82 (OT): A.J. Davis scored 20 points as the Cowboys edged the Waves in the World Vision Basketball Challenge. The Cowboys (3-4) lost a 13-point second-half lead but outscored the Waves, 7-3, in overtime for their only victory of the tournament. Tournament most valuable player Keion Bell scored 28 points for Pepperdine (3-4), which won the event with victories over Hampton and Monmouth. Junior forward Jonathan Dupre scored 16 points for the Waves. -- associated press TODAY'S SCHEDULE Cal State Bakersfield at Cal State Northridge.
SPORTS
February 27, 2010
Dallas 111, at Atlanta 103 (OT): Dirk Nowitzki scored 37 points and Jason Kidd had a triple-double (19 points, 17 assists and 16 rebounds) in the Mavericks' sixth win in row. Cleveland 126, at Toronto 118 (OT): Mo Williams made back-to-back three-pointers in overtime. at New Orleans 100, Orlando 93: David West scored 40 points and the Hornets outscored the Magic in the fourth quarter, 28-13. Charlotte 93, at Memphis 89: Stephen Jackson scored 32 points and had a season-high 11 rebounds.
BUSINESS
July 3, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Chances are, during Wednesday's holiday, you'll still be working. Even off the clock, when the country's laborers are supposed to be kicking back, catching up with the family and watching some TV, a new study concludes that 80% of them are putting in voluntary overtime. Outside of the office, 80% of Americans still continue to work, according to enterprise mobility company Good Technology, which surveyed 1,000 U.S. workers. On average, they put in an extra hour per day - stacking up to about an additional day of work each week.
SPORTS
November 9, 2009 | Associated Press
Brian Ching scored six minutes into overtime and the Houston Dynamo advanced to the Western Conference final for the third time in four years with a 1-0 win against the Seattle Sounders on Sunday. The teams dueled to a scoreless tie in the first leg of their two-game semifinal on Oct. 29, setting up the winner-take-all match in Houston. Fittingly, the league's top two defensive teams during the regular season played 90 more minutes without a goal before Ching's game-winner. The Dynamo advance to the single-game Western final.
SPORTS
January 21, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Stanford's basketball team defeated USC, 79-71, in overtime Sunday at the Galen Center. The Cardinal held a three-point lead with 2:46 left in the five-minute overtime when Stanford's John Gage sank a three-point shot to effectively put the game away. It was Gage's third three-pointer of the day, and he finished with 12 points overall. Stanford was led by Chasson Randle with 17 points and Josh Huestis with 16 points. USC was led by Byron Wesley with 18 points, while Pe'Shon Howard and J.T. Terrell each scored 13 points.
SPORTS
January 30, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
USC put a roadblock in UCLA's Pac-12 Conference title hopes by upsetting the Bruins, 75-71, in overtime, on Wednesday night at Pauley Pavilion. Jio Fontan, who had a key three-pointer in overtime, iced the game by making one of two free throws with four seconds left for the margin of victory. Ari Stewart had made two free throws with 11 seconds left to give USC a 74-71 lead. Byron Wesley had two layups in overtime for the Trojans. Fontan and reserve Aaron Fuller led USC (9-13, 4-5 in Pac-12 play)
SPORTS
March 29, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
Arizona got the last look, but Wisconsin definitely won the last gasp. In a West Regional title game that will go down as a real Saturday night special, Wisconsin overcame all sorts of setbacks, including a last-second replay review, to defeat Arizona in overtime. The final score was 64-63 before a crowd of 17,814 at Honda Center. The final seconds will be cherished but, thankfully, not further reviewed. Wisconsin (30-7) advances to next week's Final Four in Texas, the Badgers' first visit to basketball's last weekend since 2000.
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | By James Barragan
In arena football, the Orlando Predators handed the KISS its first loss of the season Friday, 69-63, in overtime. The KISS (1-1) jumped out to an early 21-point lead in the first quarter, but Orlando (2-0) closed the gap to trail 42-34 at halftime. Orlando took a 63-56 lead with 43 seconds left in regulation but the KISS responded in the waning seconds to take the game into overtime tied at 63. In overtime, quarterback Jason Boltus won it for the Predators with a one-yard touchdown run.
SPORTS
March 20, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
SPOKANE, Wash. - San Diego State had, by far, the scariest time slot in Spokane. The Aztecs played the last Thursday night game on what had to seem like the longest day of the year. Boy was it ever. Spokane Arena, by the time the Aztecs tipped off, had been the scene of high-major carnage. The upset ghosts were already wafting in the woodwork and catacombs. Two No. 12-seeded schools, Harvard from the East region and North Dakota State from the West, had already sent home a pair of fives - Cincinnati and Oklahoma.
SPORTS
March 20, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
SPOKANE, Wash. -- This Pacific Northwest pod has turned into a “snub hub.” North Dakota State became the second No. 12 to take down a No. 5 at the Spokane Arena on Thursday when the Bison upset Oklahoma, 80-75, in overtime. North Dakota State (26-6) advances to Saturday's West regional game against the winner of San Diego State and New Mexico State. 2014 NCAA tournament Bracket Earlier in the day, on the same court, No. 12 Harvard defeated No. 5 Cincinnati in a second-round East regional game.
SPORTS
March 18, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Santa Ana Mater Dei is going to the Southern California Regional Open Division final after pulling out a 67-64 double overtime victory over Etiwanda on Tuesday night. Jordan McLaughlin kept rallying the Eagles, making a three-pointer with nine seconds left in the second overtime to pull Etiwanda to within 65-64. Stanley Johnson made two free throws with 4.2 seconds left. Johnson finished with 38 points and 14 rebounds. McLaughlin had 21 points. Mater Dei is 33-0.  Elijah Stewart scored 30 points in Westchester's 76-67 victory over Redondo.
OPINION
March 16, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
Last week President Obama ordered the Department of Labor to revise regulations determining which workers qualify for federal overtime protections, a move that was presented as a way to increase income for some lower-wage workers. It's not. In reality, it's a matter of basic fairness. The issue begins with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, which established the national minimum wage for most workers and guaranteed overtime pay for more than 40 hours of work a week. But the law also allowed overtime exemptions to be set by the Labor Department.
SPORTS
March 3, 2011 | Jerry Crowe
A 24-hour extension in labor negotiations is an overtime period that even the most pessimistic NFL fan can embrace. ? Is there a John Elway -type out there who can pull this out? ? Or a Franco Harris ? ? The Lakers' struggles against the Charlotte Bobcats probably can be summed up in one word: Indifference. ? A year from now, the Clippers should be in the playoff hunt. ? Former USC forward Brian Scalabrine of the Chicago Bulls, in a Sports Illustrated interview, says of unassuming teammate Derrick Rose , "I'm way cockier than he is and I never play.
SPORTS
November 5, 2009 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, ON THE LAKERS
The Lakers won another game but might have lost another big man. Pau Gasol is a little closer to returning, but Andrew Bynum was injured toward the end of the Lakers' 103-102 overtime victory Wednesday over the Houston Rockets. Bynum was fouled hard across his right arm while going up for a shot and sustained a sprained elbow with 24.7 seconds left in overtime. He will be re-evaluated today in Los Angeles. "I can't even lift my arm right now," Bynum said. "They just took a shot at me. That's that, I guess.
NEWS
March 13, 2014 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON -- Saying it's “just fair” for more Americans to earn overtime pay, President Obama on Thursday directed the Labor Department to come up with new rules to expand the number of workers eligible. Before sitting down to sign a presidential memorandum to “modernize” work rules, Obama told a crowd gathered at the White House that the current standards are no longer adequate. Many workers in the U.S. earn roughly an hourly wage but don't qualify for overtime because they're designated as management.
SPORTS
March 11, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
NHL general managers, meeting Tuesday in Florida, agreed to formally recommend three minor changes to the league's competition committee for consideration at its next meeting, in June. Although the general managers couldn't reach agreement on changing the length or general format of regular-season overtime - or on expanding the use of video replay - they decided to recommend three tweaks to existing rules. First, they will recommend that the hash marks on the faceoff circle be separated by two more feet, or from three feet to five feet, to create more separation between players on the wings.
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