April 23, 2013 |
Microraptor probably was as big as a hawk, had teeth like a crocodile and could spear fish like a kingfisher -- when the diminutive, four-winged dinosaur wasn't busy plucking squirrel-like animals and other birds from trees. That's the conclusion drawn by scientists who found fish remains preserved in the stomach of a Microraptor gui fossil in the Jehol area of northeastern China, known as the Pompeii of the Cretaceous period. Their work was published this week in the journal Evolution.
April 10, 2013 |
Just two weeks after Shelby American introduced a supercharged Ford Raptor at the 2013 New York Auto Show, Ford itself announced a special edition package for its meanest truck on the lot. The F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition makes no mechanical changes to the base Raptor that Highway 1 tested in 2011 , but instead focuses on the pretty stuff. A ruby red metallic paint joins the color palette, accented by unique graphics on the truck's bed. Inside, the Special Edition gets uniquely trimmed seats and other accents.
March 28, 2013 |
Shelby American, the brand behind fire-breathing Ford Mustang models like the Super Snake and the GT350, announced Thursday at the 2013 New York Auto Show a 1,200-horsepower Shelby 1000 S/C. The company also announced it's getting into the truck business. Or, rather, back into the truck business. The Nevada-based company unveiled the Shelby Raptor, a supercharged version of the already-mean Ford F-150 SVT Raptor that Highway 1 tested in 2011 . This isn't the first time a truck has been sold with the Shelby name on it; the company sold a 175-horsepower Shelby Dakota truck in 1989.
March 20, 2013 |
Time Warner Cable SportsNet will give a behind the scenes look at the Lakers' recent 118-116 overtime victory over the Toronto Raptors. Premiering Wednesday at 5:00 p.m., "Backstage: Lakers" will show exclusive footage including video from the coaches' morning meeting and from the team's locker room after the grueling victory. A big game by Kobe Bryant -- 41 points, 12 assists and multiple three-pointers -- helped the Lakers climb out of a near-impossible position against the Raptors.
March 8, 2013 |
The Lakers (31-31) return home after a two-game road trip to face the Toronto Raptors (24-38) on Friday night at Staples Center. With a victory, the Lakers can climb above .500 for the first time since they were 6-5 early in the season. Two of the three teams they're chasing play each other Friday (Houston and Golden State), which means a Lakers' win would make up one full game in the standings against one of the two. The Raptors initially flourished after the Rudy Gay trade but have since stumbled. They're 7-1/2 games behind the eighth-place Milwaukee Bucks. Toronto still has playoff hopes but they're thin.
March 8, 2013 |
If the Lakers ever need incentive for whatever awaits them, it will be Tom Bialaszewski's job to make it happen. All the Lakers' video coordinator needs to do is forward to the final seconds of Friday's game against the Toronto Raptors and show everybody how Kobe Bryant went one on five. And succeeded. Bryant's dunk with 10.6 seconds left in overtime pushed the Lakers to an improbable 118-116 victory at Staples Center. Bryant had 41 points and 12 assists, and the Lakers (32-31)