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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 13, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Pau Gasol will do one very important thing when July rolls around. He'll listen. He won't make close to the $19.3 million he pulled down this season with the Lakers, but he'll be a popular guy when free agency begins. “It's a great position to be in,” he said Sunday. “It's rare. The first time I will ever be in that position.” It's no secret that he dislikes Coach Mike D'Antoni's offense. It's also no secret that the Lakers will eventually weigh whether D'Antoni returns for the final guaranteed year of his contract.
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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 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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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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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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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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April 2, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
SACRAMENTO -- Pau Gasol will sit out Wednesday's game against the Sacramento Kings because of a severe recurrence of vertigo. He returned to action Tuesday after missing four games because of dizziness and nausea but was relegated to his hotel room Wednesday after feeling similar symptoms. Gasol had nine points and four rebounds in the Lakers' 124-112 loss to Portland. He said afterward he experienced lingering effects of his illness while making turns on the court and said he might have come back too soon.
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April 1, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Pau Gasol has wanted to play next to Chris Kaman for months. It will finally happen Tuesday against Portland. Gasol and Kaman will start together against the Trail Blazers a day after Gasol said he hoped Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni would allow it. "The way Chris is playing right now and the way Pau's playing better, it probably makes sense," D'Antoni said Tuesday. "Why not try it again?" Kaman and Gasol spent time together on the court during exhibition games and briefly at the start of the regular season.
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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 30, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Pau Gasol completed some cardio work in the morning but will not play against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday evening. He will miss his fourth game because of vertigo. "Better, but he looks a little loopy," Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni said Sunday morning after the team's shoot-around. "I don't think he'll be able to play today. " Xavier Henry will miss his second game since his right knee flared up. He missed about two months earlier this season because of a bone bruise and cartilage abnormality in the knee.
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March 26, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers are off on a two-game trip to Milwaukee and Minnesota, but center/forward Pau Gasol remains in Los Angeles, recovering from vertigo. The Lakers will visit the Bucks (13-58) on Thursday and the Timberwolves (34-35) on Friday.  Gasol is certainly out Thursday and, according to a team spokesman, is not expected to travel to Minnesota. Chris Kaman is expected to start in his place. Gasol fell ill Sunday in a win over the Orlando Magic, sitting out the second half and eventually traveling via ambulance for an overnight hospital stay.
ENTERTAINMENT
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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March 31, 2008 | Mark Heisler
Nostalgia . . . who needs it? Welcome to the thrilling days of yesteryear, last year to be exact, when the Lakers came down the stretch like a boulder rolling down a mountain. Last spring at this time, they were giving new dimension to the phrase "dog days." Kobe Bryant reportedly counted the teammates playing as if they cared and came up with something in the low single figures (one actually -- Ronny Turiaf.
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March 25, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Pau Gasol missed the Lakers' shoot-around Tuesday and was considered doubtful for the game against New York. Gasol was feeling better, Coach Mike D'Antoni said, but probably would be replaced by Chris Kaman in the starting lineup. Gasol left Sunday's game against Orlando after feeling dizzy and nauseated in the first half. "Gary said [Gasol] feels a little bit better," Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni said, mentioning longtime team trainer Gary Vitti. Gasol is averaging 17.5 points and 9.8 rebounds.
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March 25, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Chris Kaman started Tuesday's game for one reason. There weren't enough healthy big men for the Lakers against New York. “It's been a long season. I can't wait till it's over,” Kaman said, adding a sigh before officially ending a 10-game sentence at the end of the Lakers' bench. He hasn't enjoyed the month of March. Or, really, this whole season. “The last conversation I've had with Coach [Mike D'Antoni] was in Portland,” three weeks ago, Kaman said. “I didn't really talk to him [Tuesday]
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