May 8, 2012 |
After the Clippers' 101-97 overtime win Monday against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 4 of their NBA Western Conference first-round series, Nick Young put on a celebration outfit. He wore a yellow, blue and white patterned shirt and Christian Louboutin shoes with gold spikes around the edges. Young's teammates were so amused by his ensemble that they took photos in the locker room after the victory.
April 27, 2012 |
Kurt Masur, former music director of the New York Philharmonic, was hospitalized after an onstage injury at Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris. The 84-year-old conductor fell from the podium into the front row of the audience while conducting the National Orchestra of France on Thursday night. Masur was taken to Georges Pompidou hospital in Paris, where reports say he didn't sustain serious injuries and will soon be released. No audience members were injured during the incident.
March 24, 2012 |
Reporting from Mammoth Lakes -- It's been more than two years since Morgan Uceny's first visit to the high altitude of Mammoth Lakes. But that impression still lingers. "Just walking up the stairs was really tiring," remembers Uceny, who immediately began questioning her fitness and her sanity. But she stuck it out and was rewarded last summer with one of the best seasons by a U.S. middle-distance runner in nearly three decades, setting lifetime bests of 4:00.06 at 1,500 meters — best in the world in 2011 and making her the sixth-fastest American of all-time — and 1:58.37 at 800 meters.
February 6, 2012 |
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors oversees a vast operation: It incarcerates thousands of inmates; it cares for children whose parents have abused or neglected them; it runs hospitals, clinics, beaches, harbors, parks and a welfare system. So it's no surprise that the board's meetings draw animated commentary. What is surprising is what those commenters want to talk about. At a recent meeting of the board, the first member of the public to comment was Eric Preven, who calls himself "The County Resident from District 3. " He used his allotted time to raise questions about the county's legal bills and to complain that a report about those bills had been delayed.
December 29, 2011 |
American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin used two attacking and error-free runs to became the youngest female on a World Cup slalom podium since Tamara McKinney in 1978. The 16-year-old Shiffrin finish third Thursday in Lienz, Austria, behind winner Marlies Schild of Austria and Tina Maze of Slovenia. Schild, one of Shiffrin's idols, won her fourth straight slalom race this season. "I have learned something from so many racers," Shiffrin said. "From Marlies, getting her 31st win here.
August 21, 2011 |
A heart attack on the podium in Rotterdam, an ouster from the Metropolitan Opera, a six-month strike by his Detroit Symphony Orchestra, a diagnosis of breast cancer for his fiancee. Call it Leonard Slatkin's most turbulent two years. "Well, that's life," says the native Angeleno, who seems to be a master at deflecting or absorbing adversity, while at the same time serving up heaping doses of candor. "Look," he says softly, of the Met scandal last year -- when management asked him to resign from its run of "La Traviata," based on his bad press notices.