February 23, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia - Team Canada's journey to its second straight Olympic hockey title began six months ago not with intense strategizing, but with a game of ball hockey. Seeking a way to get players to bond when insurance costs prevented them from skating at an Olympic orientation camp, Coach Mike Babcock told them to wear sneakers and improvise a game on land. It seemed silly at the time but it was the memory Ryan Getzlaf invoked Sunday as Canada prepared for the third period of its gold-medal game against Sweden at the Bolshoy Ice Dome.
February 20, 2014 |
It's hard to say what's more impressive. The lights, the all-weather grass surface, the comfortable stadium seating, the view from above the dugouts or the classy name plates for the people who donated money. Pick your favorite part of the new $3 million Sherman Oaks Notre Dame baseball stadium that will be unveiled on Saturday at 10 a.m. for the alumni game. They'll be able to try out the new public address system, because Neil Diamond is coming to sing Sweet Caroline. The new lights were turned on Thursday night for the first time, and they work.
December 19, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before seeing how "Anchorman 2" fared on day one. The Skinny: Caught the first episode of HBO's "True Detective. " Might as well hand Matthew McConaughey the Emmy now and save everyone else some time and money. I'm saving the other episodes for next week. Headlines today include analysis of the WME-IMG deal. Also, the FCC wants to get rid of its sports blackout rules and "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson has been benched from the A&E reality show for his comments about gays. Daily Dose: The consolidation in local television shows no signs of slowing down.
September 9, 2013 |
Tim Tebow's NFL career might have hit a wall, but there's still a place for him where football has walls. The Arena Football League's LA KISS -- yes, the rock band KISS bought an arena team -- is offering Tebow a three-year deal. The offer "will encompass a three-year contract with the possibility for Tebow to earn millions," the team said in a news release Monday. "As a former NFL player, the LA KISS will offer intense training and unwavered commitment to the former New England Patriots player, with the hopes to take him to the next level, the release said.
August 29, 2013 |
Planetary scientists have detected a Trojan -- an asteroid-like object that shares a planet's orbit -- circling the sun ahead of Uranus. The discovery of 2011 QF 99 , the first of its kind for the ice giant planet, was reported Thursday in the journal Science . According to first author Mike Alexandersen, a doctoral student in astronomy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, it happened almost by accident....
May 17, 2013 |
The Hamilton boys — Gary, Jordan, Isaac and Daniel — fell in love with the same girl, according to their mother, Karen. "Spalding," she said. Yes, basketball has become their ticket to college and success. Last week, junior Daniel Hamilton of Bellflower St. John Bosco became the fourth brother to accept a basketball scholarship when he committed to Connecticut. He joins Isaac, a McDonald's All-American who will graduate next month from St. John Bosco and head to Texas El Paso; Jordan, who played for Texas and was a first-round draft pick of the Denver Nuggets in 2011; and Gary, who played at Miami and has been a pro player overseas.