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February 25, 2014 |
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.
November 21, 2012 |
OKLAHOMA CITY - They all sat inside a quiet Clippers locker room with ice bags on their knees, all lamenting a 117-111 overtime loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. No one seemed more upset about losing for the first time in seven games than Chris Paul. Paul has carried the Clippers to victory many times since he arrived last season, but he couldn't deliver this time at Chesapeake Energy Arena. He had just nine points. He missed 12 of his 14 shots. He turned the ball over four times.
March 3, 2012
MEN at UC Riverside 72, UC Irvine 69 (OT): Three players scored in double figures as the Highlanders won an overtime thriller. The Highlanders (14-16, 7-9) led by 10 points at halftime, but the Anteaters (11-19, 6-10) tied the score with seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime. In the extra period, UC Riverside built a seven point lead but Irvine closed to within a point, 70-69, with one second left. The Highlanders' Phil Martin was fouled on the inbounds pass, made both free throws to make it 72-69, and the Anteaters missed on a desperation heave at the buzzer.
October 3, 2009 |
As soon as the kick left his foot, La Puente Bishop Amat kicker Alexander Ragsdale said he knew the extra-point attempt was going through the uprights. And when it did, the Lancers swarmed the field Friday at Kiefer Stadium. The extra point secured a 24-23 overtime victory over No. 4 St. Bonaventure, a feat Coach Steve Hagerty had said earlier in the week would compare to the "Miracle on Ice." The win ends St. Bonaventure's (4-1) 14-game winning streak that extends to last season and gives the Lancers (4-0)
January 27, 2010
Stephen Jackson scored 30 points and the Charlotte Bobcats scored nine of the first 11 points in overtime on their way to a 114-109 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. Jackson, who tied the score at 98 on a three-pointer with 19.9 seconds remaining, hit a 20-foot jump shot on the Bobcats' first possession of overtime to give Charlotte only its second lead of the game. Raymond Felton had six of his 17 points in overtime as the Bobcats broke out to a six-point lead.
December 9, 2009
Mike Conley drove past Shaquille O'Neal for a layup with three seconds left to give the Memphis Grizzlies a 111-109 overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. LeBron James, who had 43 points and 13 rebounds, took the last shot, but his 30-footer over Rudy Gay hit the front of the rim, ending the Cavaliers' four-game winning streak. James also had a chance to win the game at the end of regulation, but his desperation jumper was short. Zach Randolph led Memphis with 32 points and O.J. Mayo scored 28. -- associated press
March 5, 2014 |
For pure entertainment value, few games will top Wednesday night's City Section Division II state play-in game between Granada Hills and Sun Valley Poly. It went three overtimes before Granada Hills prevailed, 91-80. Jacob Lilley scored 29 points, Brandon Dozier had 23 points and Michael Kalu 20 for Granada Hills. Mario Castaneda scored 21 points and Cesar Reyes 18 for Poly. In a Division I game, Palisades defeated Dorsey, 77-67. Aaron Johnson scored 31 points. In girls' Division II, Bell defeated Westchester, 50-47.
November 23, 2009
Boston 107, at New York 105 (OT): Kevin Garnett made a jumper to beat the overtime buzzer, giving the Celtics a victory over the Knicks. Paul Pierce scored a season-high 33 points, and had all of Boston's points in overtime until the final shot. Two Knicks followed Pierce on the final play, leaving Garnett wide open from the top of the key for his 19-footer. at Miami 102, New Orleans 101: Dwyane Wade had 31 points, and Udonis Haslem hit a jumper with 15.4 seconds left to lift the Heat past the Hornets.
September 26, 2009 |
In a game that featured six lead changes and four ties, No. 3 Ventura St. Bonaventure prevailed, 42-41, in overtime against No. 17 Encino Crespi -- an outcome that wasn't decided until the last kick. Seraphs quarterback Logan Meyer rolled to the far side of the field for a two-yard touchdown run to tie it up at 41-41. Sophomore kicker Mason Kirk clinched the victory with the extra point. On the previous possession, Crespi running back Rhasheed Johnson ran in for a one-yard touchdown, but Patrick McDonough 's extra-point attempt sailed wide left.
September 11, 2009 |
The knee of Troy Polamalu folded the wrong way, and the normally sure hands of Hines Ward lost their grip. But the Pittsburgh Steelers were not without options Thursday in the NFL opener. They still had the poise of Ben Roethlisberger and the foot of Jeff Reed. After Roethlisberger drove the Steelers into position, Reed clinched a 13-10 victory over the Tennessee Titans with a 33-yard field goal with 10 minutes 28 seconds remaining in overtime. In a bruising and often sloppy debut -- one that could cost the Steelers star safety Polamalu for three weeks or longer -- Pittsburgh's quarterback showed flashes of the composure he displayed in last season's Super Bowl.