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December 2, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Clippers tonight AT DENVER When: 6 p.m. PST. Where: Pepsi Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket. Radio: 980. Records: Clippers 4-15, Nuggets 11-6. Record vs. Nuggets: 0-1. Update: The Clippers have lost all eight of their road games this season, the closest call coming in the double-overtime loss at Utah on Nov. 6. Still here on Denver's roster, incredibly, is Carmelo Anthony; the Nuggets' star has been the subject of countless trade rumors.
October 10, 2010 | By John Cherwa
If you're Clint Bowyer, being, shall we say, overly suspicious doesn't necessarily mean people aren't out to get you. You see, things haven't been going so well for the 31-year-old racer for the Richard Childress team. Sunday he thought he had the race won with 17 laps remaining in the Pepsi Max 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. In fact, he was starting to pull away from the field when NASCAR threw a caution flag, citing debris on the track. Bowyer followed that up with an angry exchange to his pit crew -- not directed at them but the sport bosses -- wondering where the debris was located.
October 10, 2010 | By Jim Peltz
A glance at NASCAR's Chase for the Cup after Sunday's race, in which Jimmie Johnson slightly widened his lead in the playoff, might suggest it was another ho-hum affair at a track often chided for lackluster racing. It was just the opposite. In perhaps the most exciting race at Auto Club Speedway in years, Tony Stewart held off Clint Bowyer and Johnson in a two-lap shootout at the finish to win the Pepsi Max 400, the fourth race in the 10-race Chase. And Stewart's win, the two-time champion's first at the two-mile oval in Fontana, came after several of the other 12 Chase drivers found disaster that badly damaged their hopes of winning the Sprint Cup Series championship.
October 9, 2010 | By Jim Peltz
The playoff to win NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series championship boils down to the same question asked when the season started: Can anyone dethrone Jimmie Johnson? It's true that after three races in the 10-race playoff, NASCAR's Chase for the Cup is the closest yet, with the top eight of the 12 Chase drivers within 85 points of one another. But as stock-car racing's top series holds its fourth Chase race, the Pepsi Max 400, on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Johnson again leads the standings in his quest to win an unprecedented fifth consecutive title.
October 6, 2010 | By Jim Peltz
Now this is a chase. NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff this year is the closest ever after three races, although Jimmie Johnson is a favorite to widen his current slim lead in the standings as the Sprint Cup Series returns to Southern California. Seven of the 12 Chase drivers are within 85 points of Johnson, and three others are within 150 points as NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series holds the fourth of the 10 Chase races, the Pepsi Max 400 on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.
July 22, 2010 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
Shortly after Mike White took over as chief executive of DirecTV, the former longtime PepsiCo executive discovered that the satellite broadcaster's human resources department had carted away all the Coke machines from the company's El Segundo headquarters. "They pulled the machines without asking me, and I got complaints about it," White laughingly recalled. "I said, 'Put the Coke machines back.' " Just as DirecTV went out of its way to make White feel welcome, he made a point of getting to know the people at his new employer.
May 30, 2010 | Times Wire Services
Michael H. Jordan, a skilled troubleshooter who held leadership roles at CBS, PepsiCo and Westinghouse, died Tuesday in New York from complications related to cancer, CBS Corp. announced. He was 73. Jordan was instrumental in crafting the media conglomerate that became the CBS of today as its chairman and chief executive. As the top executive at Westinghouse Electric Corp., he engineered the acquisition of CBS in 1995. He later shed Westinghouse's industrial businesses and kept the media business.
May 11, 2010 | By Chris Kraul and Mery Mogollon, Los Angeles Times
Workers are holding overnight vigils this week at a Pepsi-Cola warehouse in central Venezuela in an attempt to block President Hugo Chavez's plans to seize the site, the latest in a series of nationalizations that have divided the nation. The site of warehouse, along with other buildings in the city of Barquisimeto's industrial zone, has been targeted for new housing development by Chavez. The facility is owned by Polar, a food services conglomerate with which Chavez has often been at odds.
January 14, 2010 | By Jim Peltz
Auto Club Speedway, hoping to boost excitement for the Fontana track's title-contending NASCAR Sprint Cup race this fall, said Wednesday it would shorten the race to 400 miles from 500. The race, which had been called the Pepsi 500, will now be the Pepsi Max 400, reflecting both the shorter distance and a different soft drink marketed by title sponsor Pepsi. Set to run Oct. 10, the race is the fourth of 10 races in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup late-season championship playoff.
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