March 20, 2014 |
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.
March 20, 2014 |
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.
March 18, 2014 |
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.
March 16, 2014 |
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.
March 13, 2014 |
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.
March 11, 2014 |
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.
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.
February 28, 2014 |
It was late Thursday night when UCLA's short-handed basketball team finally succumbed to Oregon in double overtime, 87-83. The Bruins were able to rally from a 14-point second-half deficit without their two best players, Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson , who were suspended one game for violating team rules. "I don't know if I've been more proud than I am of this team," Coach Steve Alford said after UCLA fell to 21-7 overall, 10-5 in Pac-12 Conference play. The suspensions meant a much-longer-than-usual night for freshmen Bryce Alford and Zach LaVine , who replaced Adams and Anderson.
February 27, 2014 |
UCLA's two best players couldn't play. The Bruins' top two scorers couldn't take shots. Their best rebounder wasn't around to rebound. Their best defender wasn't there to defend. Oddly it didn't seem to matter that guards Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson were suspended hours for Thursday's Pac-12 Conference game against Oregon. Sure the Bruins were handed the expected loss. But the Ducks had to extend themselves to the limit before taking an 87-83 victory in double overtime at Pauley Pavilion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2014 |
Los Angeles firefighters on average earned nearly $43,000 in overtime in 2013, up nearly 20% from the year before, 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. Though 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. "The city is a 24-hour operation, so overtime is a part of doing business," Galperin said in a press release.