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July 18, 2002
Highlights from the 10th stage Stage: A 91.14-mile, mostly flat stretch from Bazas to Pau at the foot of the Pyrenees mountains. Winner: Patrice Halgand of France, in 3 hours, 15 seconds. How others fared: Three-time defending champion Lance Armstrong finished with the main pack, nearly four minutes behind. Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano of Spain retained the overall lead, 26 seconds ahead of second-place Armstrong in the overall standings. Quote of the day: "It's a tragedy.
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April 3, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Pau Gasol might have played his last game in a Lakers uniform. The team is leaning toward sitting him for its final seven games while he recovers from a severe recurrence of vertigo. He won't play Friday against Dallas after dizziness kept him confined at the team hotel Wednesday while the Lakers played Sacramento. He flew back on the team charter that night after missing a fifth game because of the illness. INTERACTIVE: The Lakers ever-changing lineup It was the latest downturn in a rough season for Gasol.
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December 16, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
ATLANTA -  Chris Kaman is not angry. He says he makes too much money for that to be the case. He's not happy, though. The reserve center continues to find himself at the end of the bench during Lakers games. No playing time, no stat line, nothing. It's not what he envisioned when he signed a one-year, $3.2-million free-agent deal with the Lakers in July. "I'm just going to take the high road and do the right thing, but it's definitely not what I was told coming in here," he told The Times on Monday.
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April 2, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
SACRAMENTO - Pau Gasol's vertigo came back with a vengeance and Chris Kaman's right calf wouldn't cooperate. It was almost time for assistant coaches Kurt Rambis and Mark Madsen to suit up for the Lakers. "Only if they let me wear the short shorts," Rambis said beforehand and, yeah, that wasn't really possible. So the Lakers plowed ahead with nine players and lost to the equally awful Sacramento Kings, 107-102, on Wednesday at Sleep Train Arena. The Lakers (25-50)
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November 20, 2009 | Bill Plaschke
The World's Tallest Actor With Bed Hair And Braces returned to his day job Thursday, back to the Lakers and the season's most pressing question. What is it going to take for people to finally appreciate Pau Gasol? Making his season's first appearance after sitting out the first 11 games because of a hamstring injury, Gasol took the Staples Center floor against the Chicago Bulls to an ovation that was less than standing. Folks cheered, but only slightly louder than if he'd been here all along.
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March 8, 2011 | By Mike Bresnahan
Reporting from Atlanta ? Funny thing about Lakers Coach Phil Jackson . Even when he doesn't want to talk about something, he can't help himself and talks about it. The Lakers have another impact game Thursday against the quickly crumbling Miami Heat, a franchise so confused that its coach implicated players by saying they cried in the locker room after losing to Chicago. The Lakers have been the anti-Miami in recent weeks, their midseason doldrums replaced by smiles and high fives as they destroy team after team.
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September 30, 2008 | Mike Bresnahan and Broderick Turner, Times Staff Writers
What an understatement it is to say what a difference a year makes, a simple observation that would fail miserably in recapping everything the Lakers faced when last season's training camp began in Hawaii 362 days ago. Andrew Bynum was drifting far outside the NBA ring of relevancy, Phil Jackson was hobbling around with a cane, and Kobe Bryant was circling awkwardly above it all, neither he nor his teammates knowing what would unfold the rest...
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March 16, 2011 | By Broderick Turner
Two days after his 18-rebound, four-blocked-shot performance against Orlando's Dwight Howard , considered by many the best center in the NBA, the Lakers' Andrew Bynum was still all the rage. He has been a towering presence since the All-Star break, a force that has helped the Lakers produce the best record in the NBA at 10-1 since Feb. 22. Bynum has dominated the backboards and been an intimidator on defense with his 7-foot, 285-pound frame. "That's where he can really impact the game a lot on this team," Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said.
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February 9, 2008
The Lakers got Pau Gasol in return for Kwame Brown? What next, are the Lakers going to trade Luke Walton for Tim Duncan? Mitch Kupchak doesn't deserve the executive-of-the-year award for this, he deserves to have the trophy named after him. Craig P. Fagan San Diego -- Dear Mitch Kupchak, Just heard the news about the trade for Gasol. All is forgiven. You the man. Harvey Hirsch Sherman Oaks -- The Lakers make one of the best and timeliest deals in the franchise's storied history and Mark Heisler's column sees the downside.
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December 25, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
Perhaps the key question this year for the Lakers is whether or not Pau Gasol can fit into Coach Mike D'Antoni's system and play alongside fellow big man Dwight Howard. Gasol's best years were alongside Lamar Odom but Gasol has gradually been pushed further and further from the basket with the emergence of Andrew Bynum (and now Howard). In the Lakers' 118-115 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, the first game under D'Antoni with Steve Nash in the lineup, the team went often to Gasol in the high post.  The forward/center would watch for cutting players, looking first for the pass and then the shot (six assists total)
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April 1, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
The two towers approach delivered a single, familiar result. Another Lakers loss. Pau Gasol got his wish, the chance to play next to fellow 7-footer Chris Kaman, but nothing really changed Tuesday in a 124-112 victory by the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center. Gasol and Kaman didn't show much chemistry together, but was that surprising at all this season? BOX SCORE: Portland 124, Lakers 112 Also in the predictable file: Steve Nash left in the second quarter because of a sprained left ankle.
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March 23, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
The surreal state of the Lakers - they lose even when they win. They beat the Orlando Magic, 103-94, Sunday at Staples Center and ended a four-game losing streak with a career-high 28 points from Jordan Hill. But Pau Gasol couldn't finish the game, staying in the locker room at halftime after feeling dizzy and nauseated. He received three liters of IV solution, a sizable amount, and was to spend the night at a hospital for precautionary reasons. Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni theorized it was an illness or influenza though admitted he did not know what caused Gasol's discomfort.
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March 17, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Don't feel sorry for Pau Gasol. He doesn't feel bad for himself. Kobe Bryant played only six games this season and Steve Nash barely made it through 10, but Gasol will appear in his 57th game Wednesday against San Antonio, the same team that blasted the Lakers by 34 on Friday. The Lakers had never lost by that many to the Spurs. They'd played 76 games against each other since 1976. "It's weird," Gasol said. "I'm sure it feels weird to them as well to see the team that we have out there and what we had in recent years.
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March 13, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
OKLAHOMA CITY - Pau Gasol heard about Kobe Bryant's front-office rant. He understood it. "I respect a guy that speaks his mind and I respect a guy that wants to win," Gasol told The Times on Friday. "And that's what Kobe's trying to do, to make sure everybody's doing the best they can for him to be in a position to be able to win. " A day earlier, Bryant challenged Lakers upper management to bury any differences, singling out team executives and siblings Jim Buss and Jeanie Buss.
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March 2, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Kobe Bryant has played only six games this season, taking away a strong-willed and sometimes critical voice of the Lakers. But Pau Gasol has played more than six years with Bryant, long enough to pick up some of his behavior. Several days after criticizing some of his teammates' selfish play and Coach Mike D'Antoni's small-ball approach, Gasol was no longer angry. It's not as if his words directly led to a victory Friday against the Sacramento Kings. But he felt the need to crack the whip regardless.
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February 26, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
MEMPHIS -- Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni didn't necessarily disagree with Pau Gasol. Yes, the Lakers' offense had too much one-on-one action Tuesday against Indiana. But D'Antoni definitely didn't like Gasol's sharing his opinion with reporters after the Lakers' 118-98 loss to the Pacers. "I think it's a product of people getting frustrated and losing and everybody on one-year contracts. The thing I just don't appreciate, and I think every coach [too], you just keep it in house," D'Antoni said Wednesday.
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November 8, 2004 | Elena Conis
The impressive pau d'arco tree of the Central and South American rain forests grows to well over 100 feet tall, with a trunk that can reach 6 feet wide. Known by the scientific names Tabebuia avellanedae and Tabebuia impetiginosa, it was named pau d'arco, or bow stick, by Portuguese colonists centuries ago in Brazil. The Inca used the bark to make healing tonics, and natives of the Brazilian rainforest have used the hardwood to make boats and weapons.
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August 2, 1987
Band: T'Pau. Personnel: Carol Decker, vocals; Ronnie Rogers, guitar; Dean Howard, guitar; Mick Chetwood, keyboards; Paul Jackson, bass; Tim Burgess, drums. History: Decker and Rogers had been writing songs and performing together in their native Shrewsbury, England, for several years before forming T'Pau (the name comes from an alien princess in a "Star Trek" episode) with four local friends two years ago.
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February 26, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Welcome to the Lakers. Enjoy the crossfire. Newcomers Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks went all of six days before the latest Lakers drama unfolded, indirectly bringing them into the battle of words between Pau Gasol and Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni . Bazemore's take since being traded to the Lakers? Whoa. "It's been a long season, especially for them," he said. "They've been probably doing this all year. I don't get caught up in that stuff.
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February 26, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Another loss was swallowed up by the theatrics surrounding it, a common theme nowadays for the Lakers. Coach Mike D'Antoni didn't necessarily disagree with Pau Gasol's dour thoughts on the Lakers' offense. Yes, there had been too much one-on-one action. But D'Antoni definitely didn't like Gasol sharing his opinion publicly. "The thing I just don't appreciate, and I think every coach [too], you just keep it in house," D'Antoni said Wednesday before the Lakers lost to Memphis, 108-103.
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