February 16, 2013 |
On opening day of the shortened 48-game NHL season, the visiting Chicago Blackhawks spoiled the Kings' party. It was banner-raising day, a last chance to remember the magical playoff run of last June. The Blackhawks showed up, won the game, 5-2, and have been winning ever since. Chicago is the last remaining NHL team undefeated in regulation (11-0-3), which means now the Kings can return the favor Sunday. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter has deep Blackhawks roots, having played his entire 406-game NHL career in Chicago and then breaking into the coaching ranks with them.
January 25, 2013 |
After Daniel Winnik was cast off by the San Jose Sharks, the Ducks signed the center to a two-year, $3.6-million contract, primarily to assist in their penalty-killing efforts. Winnik, the Ducks' third-line center, scored a club-record four goals in the first two games of the season, which is more than the Stanley Cup-champion Kings scored in their two games. "What's Gretzky's record again?" Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau cracked after practice Thursday with the team finalizing preparations for Friday's home opener against the Vancouver Canucks.
January 5, 2013 |
Looks like the Clippers had more than enough energy to play the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. Then again, this was all about payback on every level for the Clippers, about exacting revenge for the spanking the Warriors put on L.A. on Wednesday night in Oakland. With that in mind, the Clippers had seven players score in double figures, including all five starters, in a 115-89 romp over the Warriors at Staples Center. Energy wasn't a problem for Chris Paul, who had 27 points on 10-for-12 shooting, including five for six on three-pointers.
November 2, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's endorsement of President Obama on the same day that Washington pledged to pay the full cost of providing emergency power and public transportation to the storm-battered city is drawing charges of "political payback" from a Kansas congressman. "It smacks of cronyism that within hours of being granted a special level of federal reimbursement in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Bloomberg announces his endorsement of President Barack Obama," Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a Republican, said in a statement posted on his website.
October 27, 2012
Re "Scrutiny not new for drug chain," Oct. 24 I for one am elated that CVS may be overbilling my health insurance company, Anthem Blue Cross. I was happy with Walgreens, which provided better service for my family's prescription needs. But Anthem forced me to go with CVS, the only other pharmacy near my home. Since my complaints to Anthem fell on deaf ears, I find some satisfaction knowing that Anthem might be taking it in the shorts because of CVS and its questionable practices.
October 17, 2012 |
ST. LOUIS - The suspense comes early Wednesday. As the home team comes to bat in the first inning, all eyes will be on Matt Holliday. Just how comfortable should he get in the batter's box? When the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals last met, on Monday, Holliday injured San Francisco second baseman Marco Scutaro with a slide so rough that Giants Manager Bruce Bochy called it "illegal. " Scutaro hopes to play in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday, despite soreness in his left hip and left knee.