November 28, 2010 |
Plenty has happened in the 11-year history of Staples Center, be it a bevy of championship Lakers teams, an armful of losing Clippers teams and, for the music enthusiasts, a host of memorable concerts, from Bruce Springsteen to U2. Then there was the latest piece of history, or infamy from the point of view of a Lakers fan. The Pacers had never beaten the Lakers at Staples Center until Sunday, when they won, 95-92, to break an 0-14 skid that...
April 13, 2013
Double trouble Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert , tweeting about the State Farm commercial depicting Clippers star Chris Paul being separated at birth from his fictional twin brother, Cliff Paul: "Wouldn't Chris Paul's mom realize that 1 of her identical twins is missing? What r the chances his last name is Paul as well? #StateFarmprobs. " Relax, everybody New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony , on breathless media speculation about Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose's return from a knee injury: "I wish y'all would stop rushing Derrick back.
October 15, 2013 |
Austin Croshere, a standout forward at Providence College and analyst for Fox Sports Indiana, has been named a studio analyst for Fox Sports' college basketball coverage on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2. A first-team All-Big East selection as a senior, Croshere led the Friars in scoring his junior and senior seasons, finishing his college career with over 1,500 points. He set school and conference records with 57 straight made free throws and led Providence to an Elite Eight appearance as a senior, scoring a career-high 39 points against Marquette in the tournament's opening round.
December 14, 2010 |
Lakers tonight AT INDIANA Time: 4 PST. On the air: TV: Channel 9; Radio: 710; 1330. Where: Conseco Fieldhouse. Records: Lakers 18-7; Pacers 11-12. Record vs. Pacers: 0-1. Update: Roy Hibbert thoroughly outplayed Pau Gasol in the Pacers' 95-92 victory last month that ended their 0-14 record at Staples Center. Hibbert had 24 points to Gasol's 13 on five-for-15 shooting.
November 18, 2010
CLIPPERS TONIGHT At Indiana When: 4 p.m. Where: Conseco Fieldhouse. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket, ESPN. Radio: 980. Records: Clippers 1-11, Pacers 4-5. Record vs. Pacers (2009-10 season): 1-1. Update: It won't be quite like rolling out the red carpet, but it's always a major local occasion when Eric Gordon returns home to Indiana. Gordon, playing limited minutes, had six points off the bench against the Pacers when he came back to Indiana last season, in November, but he had been out for eight games because of a groin injury.
August 25, 1986 |
Every sport demands a legend; harness racing had Bill Haughton. In 35 years as a driver, he won more than $40 million in purses, nearly 5,000 races and led the nation in victories 12 times. His reputation grew until, like all legends, he became part fact, part fiction. Babe Ruth, Red Grange and Jack Armstrong rolled into one bespectacled package sitting pretty behind a trotter, holding the reins ever so sweetly.
October 13, 1985 |
World champion Nihilator came from the second tier Saturday night to win the inaugural running of the $225,000 Walt Whitman for 3-year-old pacers at Garden State Park by 2 3/4 lengths. Driver William O'Donnell maneuvered Nihilator to the outside and remained there throughout the mile. The son of Niatross worked his way to third passing the half mile and gained the lead from Pershing Square entering the stretch.
June 12, 2000 |
The bald, goateed, man who sits behind Larry Bird during Pacer games is Joe Qatato. "Quirky," the Pacers call him, because Bird does, and has for more than two decades. Qatato met Bird in 1979. He was a student at Emerson College in Boston and a public relations intern with the Boston Celtics. Bird had just left Indiana State and in many circles was a basketball legend already.
October 27, 1985 |
The Chicago Bulls, under new Coach Stan Albeck, have already developed a new fighting spirit. In a game Saturday night at Chicago in which Albeck was ejected after getting into a shoving match with Detroit Coach Chuck Daly, Michael Jordan led the Bulls to a 121-118 victory over the Pistons, their second straight win in the new season.