November 6, 2013 |
USC linebacker Morgan Breslin, who began the season as a candidate for several postseason awards, will have hip surgery that will sideline him the rest of the regular season, interim Coach Ed Orgeron announced Wednesday. "There is a chance he may be back if there is a later game down the road," Orgeron said. Orgeron made the announcement on a day when defensive end Leonard Williams was absent for the second consecutive practice. Williams, the team leader in tackles and tackles for losses, is nursing a shoulder injury and is questionable for Saturday's Pac-12 Conference game at California, Orgeron said.
November 5, 2013 |
Janelle Monáe has postponed a handful of shows, including Tuesday's gig at the House of Blues in Anaheim. The electric soul-funk singer took to her website Tuesday to inform fans that she was on strict doctor's order for vocal rest. PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times “Unfortunately, this diagnosis means I will have to postpone my coming concerts in Anaheim, San Diego and Phoenix, a fact which truly leaves me heartsick and shaken because I live for this: connecting with you and giving you a one of a kind concert experience,” she wrote . “But alas, apparently even the most expertly designed android breaks down sometimes and must recharge...” She was scheuled to play San Diego on Wednesday and Phoenix on Thursday.
November 1, 2013 |
POTSDAM, Germany - Biting cold and a blue, blue April sky marked the day as perfect for a foot race. On the back lot of Babelsberg Film Studio here outside of the German capital, young actors Sophie Nélisse and Nico Liersch took their marks, got set and dashed off through the cobblestoned snow, laughter bouncing and blond heads glinting in the sun. Their characters - best friends Liesel Meminger and Rudy Steiner - are bright lights in a...
October 31, 2013 |
"Trust" is a word Clippers Coach Doc Rivers uses a lot. It's something he thinks every team needs and his team still is trying to build. Rivers wants his players to trust in each other. He wants his players to trust in the system. He wants his players to trust in the offense and the defense. "When a team does get it on either end, you can see them play better," Rivers said. "They are free now. They don't have a lot of thought anymore. And that's what we're trying to get on both ends.
October 30, 2013 |
OAKLAND - The Lakers began their "Rest Nash" plan, but the whole team could have sat this one out. Looking nothing like the frantically energized bunch that stunned the Clippers on opening night, the Lakers allowed Golden State within whispering distance of its largest victory ever against them. Klay Thompson had a career-high 38 points and the Warriors pummeled the Lakers, 125-94, Wednesday at Oracle Arena. The lead was as large as 35 before the Warriors' starters sat for good, sparing the Lakers the possibility of experiencing their biggest blowout here (132-93 in 1966)
October 24, 2013 |
There's been more movement on the upcoming film schedule than at a Pixar weekend matinee. On Thursday, several movies - including George Clooney's “Monuments Men,” David O. Russell's “American Hustle” and Kenneth Branagh's “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” - were all formally given new dates. Here's a handy cheat sheet on the new dates, the old dates, and the key question(s) the switch poses. “Monuments Men,” Feb. 7 (from Dec. 18) - Will Clooney and Matt Damon pulling off art heists play better in the quiet of later winter than at Christmastime?