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SPORTS
November 21, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
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.
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SPORTS
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.
BUSINESS
July 29, 2010 | By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
Saying he didn't want to damage California's agricultural economy, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday vetoed a first-in-the-nation bill that would have given farmworkers the same rights to overtime pay enjoyed by all other hourly workers in California. Applying the eight-hour day to agriculture would be burdensome to business and reverse longstanding labor practices, Schwarzenegger wrote in a veto message. As recently as 1999, state lawmakers approved a bill that specifically exempted farmworkers from the eight-hour day, he said, "recognizing that agricultural work is different from other industries: it is seasonal, subject to unpredictability of Mother Nature and requires the harvesting of perishable goods."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 2010 | By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
Nearly 200 Los Angeles County employees earned more than a quarter of a million dollars in 2009, according to a list of the county's top earners released late Monday in response to a Public Records Act request from The Times. The highest earners list was dominated by physicians and other medical personnel, but also included county firefighters and a handful of top sheriff's employees. Some of the best-known names on the list belong to elected officials ? although none of the five county supervisors, who make $178,789 a year, qualified.
SPORTS
October 3, 2009 | Mark Medina; Ben Bolch, Staff Reports
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)
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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
OPINION
August 3, 2010 | By Harold Meyerson
It's not really news when a bill fails to become a law in Sacramento. In this age of partisan gridlock, plenty of good ideas are never enacted. Still, one bill that made it to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk last week, only to be killed by his veto, is worth looking at for what it tells us about how hard it is to clean out even antiquated moral rot, so long as powerful interests profit from it. The bill, written by San Joaquin Valley Democratic...
SPORTS
March 5, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 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.
SPORTS
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.
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