November 13, 2013 |
The UCLA basketball team's biggest improvement in the early season involves one of its biggest players. Center Tony Parker had a career night against Oakland on Tuesday, scoring 21 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in 34 minutes. Compare that to the season opener against Drexel when, hampered by early fouls, he finished with six points and five rebounds in only 20 minutes. "It felt great," Parker said of Tuesday's game. "Coach [Steve Alford] was really on me about keeping out of foul trouble.
November 12, 2013 |
Candace Parker, who plays for the L.A. Sparks, and her husband, pro basketball player Shelden Williams, have listed their home in Playa Vista at $1.499 million. The Mediterranean-style three-story house, built in 2007, features a den/office, a bar, four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and two powder rooms. There are 3,766 square feet of living space. The pair reworked the master bedroom shower to accommodate their height and personalized it by adding their first initials in tile.
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November 6, 2013
Clarence 'Ace' Parker Oldest living Football Hall of Fame member Clarence "Ace" Parker, 101, a star of New York City football in the 1940s who was the oldest member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died Wednesday, the Canton, Ohio-based Hall of Fame announced. He had been hospitalized with a pulmonary condition since late last month, the Virginian-Pilot newspaper reported. Born May 17, 1912, in Portsmouth, Va., Parker was an all-around athlete who played football, basketball and baseball at Duke University, earning All-America honors as a tailback in football.
November 6, 2013 |
HOUSTON--Houston Mayor Annise Parker staged what may seem like a political coup Tuesday, winning a third term in a red state during a year in which female candidates lost mayoral bids in Los Angeles and New York. To top it off, Parker, 57, is a Democrat - and openly gay. Parker won 57% of the vote election night compared with Republican challenger Ben Hall's 27%. That's after Hall, an African American former city attorney, spent millions on his campaign in an effort to win over conservative and African American voters dissatisfied with Parker.
November 4, 2013 |
About this time a year ago Tony Parker, then a freshman center for UCLA, was on Twitter suggesting he was going home to Atlanta. He didn't. And Monday night against Cal State San Marcos, in UCLA's 109-79 exhibition win in front of a crowd listed as 4,023, Parker had 17 points, 16 rebounds and the biggest smile on the Pauley Pavilion court. Parker, who lost about 20 pounds this summer, gave all the credit to trainer Wes Long, who persuaded him to ride an exercise bike a lot and to give up the high-sugar fruit juices Parker loved.
October 25, 2013 |
Elphaba may have worked some magic to sell her Hollywood Hills-area home for exactly its listing price of $1.847 million. Known off the “Wicked” stage as Nicole Parker, the actress and her husband, Brett Parker, bought the 1926 Spanish-style home in 2006 for $1.75 million. Features include interior archways, beamed ceilings and French doors. There are three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 3,000 square feet of living space. The grounds include fountains, courtyards and a swimming pool as well as a separate gym/office.
October 17, 2013 |
Missy Franklin is going to need a larger trophy case. The 18-year-old swimmer who took the 2012 London Olympics by storm and won a record six gold medals at the recent world championships has been named sportswoman of the year by the Women's Sports Foundation. Franklin beat out tennis star Serena Williams and two women expected to compete at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, figure skater Mao Asada and wheelchair athlete Tatyana McFadden. "I don't even know what to say," the always ebullient Franklin told ESPN.
October 7, 2013 |
Tony Parker didn't take the midnight train to Georgia. The UCLA basketball player who seemed the most likely to bid adieu to Westwood remained in town. Now he is looking to make last season an anomaly. “I feel like last year was perfect for me," said Parker, a 6-foot-9 sophomore from Lithonia (Ga.) Miller Grove High. “I feel like I needed a reality thing.” Realities don't come any starker. Parker was part of a recruiting class that was ranked first or second nationally, depending on which recruiting service was doing the ranking.
September 20, 2013 |
At least Thursday began as a good day for Sparks forward Candace Parker. The WNBA announced that she won the most-valuable-player award in the early evening. It was downhill from there, as the Sparks lost, 86-75, to the Phoenix Mercury in Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs at Staples Center later that night. So much for a celebration. "We let it slip away," Parker said after scoring a team-high 28 points and grabbing eight rebounds. In front of an announced crowd of 8,500, including boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Lakers guard Jodie Meeks, the Sparks fell apart in the third quarter.