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April 2, 2009 | Mike Bresnahan
Rest or press onward? The Lakers are in a strange spot, probably out of the running for the league's best record, but not quite in the clear as far as fending off Boston and Orlando for the second-best record. Despite the fatigue that seeped into the team the last three games, the Lakers still need to maintain their position in the standings in case they make the NBA Finals and find the Celtics or Magic as an opponent.
April 23, 2014 | By Kate Mather, Brian Bennett and Joseph Serna
The teen stowaway who survived a flight from San Jose to Hawaii in a wheel well of a jet is recovering and could be reunited with his family soon. The boy spent Tuesday "resting comfortably" in a Hawaii hospital, said Kayla Rosenfeld of the state's Department of Human Services. Officials with child welfare services, which now has custody of the teen, are making arrangements to send him home, she said. Santa Clara Unified School District spokeswoman Jennifer Dericco confirmed the teenager was a high school student in the district, but declined to say where, citing privacy concerns.
June 21, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
SAN DIEGO -- The Dodgers might start pitcher Chris Capuano on short rest Sunday, Manager Don Mattingly said. Mattingly said Capauno volunteered for the assignment, which would allow the Dodgers to avoid calling up Matt Magill or Matt Palmer from the minor leagues for a spot start. Capuano, 34, made 84 pitches in his last start -- his first since coming off the disabled list for the second time this season. Capuano has missed a total of five weeks this season, first because of a strained calf and then because of a strained left shoulder.
April 22, 2014 | By Brad Turner
Having two days off to rest before the Clippers play another playoff game against the Golden State Warriors is a good thing for injured L.A. guard Chris Paul. Paul has been dealing with a right hamstring injury that first occurred in the second quarter of Game 1 of the Western Conference playoff series between the Clippers and Warriors. The Clippers don't play Game 3 of the best-of-seven series that's tied at 1-1 until Thursday night in Oakland. “He needs it, because I think he's doing everything he can with it, to be honest,” Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said about Paul.
July 11, 2012 | By Marc Lifsher
A Los Angeles judge has awarded a $90-million judgment in an employment lawsuit brought by 15,000 former and present guards against a private security company. In a ruling issued Friday, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge John S. Wiley ordered ABM Security Services of New York to pay back wages, interest and penalties to clients represented by the firm Roxborough, Pomerance, Nye & Adreani. The lawsuit alleged that ABM violated the law by refusing to give off-duty rest breaks to security personnel at commercial buildings.
January 15, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
One year you're the economic laughingstock of baseball, the next its most feared financial juggernaut. Consider it Part XIV in a continuing series. So now comes this: The Dodgers' payroll increase for 2013 is so enormous, it's dragging the rest of baseball with it into uncharted fiscal territory. Yahoo Sports estimates that Major League Baseball's opening day payrolls will rise 7.1% this season to $3.15 billion, topping $3 billion for the first time - and that more than half of the increase will come from the Dodgers alone.
October 14, 2012 | By Michael Robinson
In an eventful 12th-inning loss to the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, the New York Yankees lost home-field advantage and captain Derek Jeter. Jeter will miss the rest of the postseason with a left ankle fracture. His recovery is estimated at three months. Yankees Manager Joe Girardi said, "His ankle fractured. So he's out. He's out. They talked about a three-month recovery period. Won't jeopardize his career, but he will not be playing for us any more this year.
February 16, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Tribune Health
A free condom-finder, how convenient. If you live in New York, that is. The city has launched a free app for smart phones that allows people to quickly locate places throughout the city that are handing out free condoms. The NYC Condom Finder app, good for iPhones and Androids, lists directions to free condom distribution sites as well as information on how to use them. And these aren't just any condoms; they're official NYC Condoms that are almost souvenir-like in their packaging.
April 26, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna, Los Angeles Times
SEATTLE - Ernesto Frieri had two save opportunities in the first 21 games, and at one point he went a week between appearances. Then this week, the right-hander entered in the ninth inning of tie games at home for three straight days. The workload of ninth-inning specialists is arbitrary - they can go long stretches without a save opportunity, then be needed in four straight games. But statistics suggest that, if possible, Angels Manager Mike Scioscia might want to avoid using Frieri too often on consecutive days.
February 12, 2008 | From Reuters
Dolly Parton has long been willing to joke about her breasts being part of her distinguishing characteristics, but the country music icon says they are a pain in her back. Parton, 62, said Monday she would postpone her North American tour after doctors told her to take it easy for six to eight weeks to rest her sore back. "Hey, you try wagging these puppies around a while and see if you don't have back problems," the folksy singer-songwriter said in a statement. The tour was due to begin Feb. 28 in Minneapolis.
April 21, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Phil Jackson made his first big move since becoming president of the New York Knicks last month -- he fired coach Mike Woodson and the rest of the coaching staff. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Mike Woodson and his entire staff,” Jackson said in a news release Monday announcing the move. “The coaches and players on this team had an extremely difficult 2013-14 season, and blame should not be put on one individual. But the time has come for change throughout the franchise as we start the journey to assess and build this team for next season and beyond.
April 20, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Chris Paul couldn't stop watching the play. Once. Twice. Again. Another time. It bothered him that he didn't make the right call in a late three-on-one, getting his shot blocked by Harrison Barnes instead of passing to J.J. Redick. That didn't even compare with the two free throws he missed with 11 seconds left in the Clippers' 109-105 loss to Golden State in Saturday's playoff opener. Long night for Paul. Long Sunday too. "I looked at it, I think, six different times [Sunday]
April 16, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
PORTLAND - The Clippers played out the string of an 82-game regular-season schedule on Wednesday night, knowing before they tipped off against the Portland Trail Blazers that their playoff opponent had been set. So with three starters back in Los Angeles resting, the Clippers rallied from 22 points down behind Jamal Crawford's 34 points only to lose, 110-104, to the Trail Blazers at the Moda Center. The third-seeded Clippers (57-25) will open the first round of the Western Conference playoffs against the sixth-seeded Golden State Warriors (51-31)
April 16, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers 113 - San Antonio Spurs 100 (end of regulation) The Lakers ended a difficult 2013-14 regular season with an easy win over the NBA's best San Antonio Spurs. With Kobe Bryant (knee), Pau Gasol (vertigo), Steve Nash (nerve root irritation), Chris Kaman (calf), Xavier Henry (knee, wrist) and Kent Bazemore (foot) all sidelined, the Lakers finished the season with a 27-55 record after 113-100 victory on the road. The Spurs sat Tim Duncan and Marco Belinelli, along with Tony Parker in the second half, as they prepare for their first-round matchup against the Dallas Mavericks (49-32)
April 15, 2014 | By Lalita Clozel
WASHINGTON -- After a grueling 48-hour drive from Montana, the capital's latest transplant -- a 38-foot long, 66 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton -- got to rest its bones Tuesday at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. The Smithsonian's newest acquisition is one of the largest and most complete specimens in the world, and it will be the museum's first real T. rex skeleton on display. “What could be more fabulous than welcoming a Tyrannosaurus rex to Washington D.C.?
April 14, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Rest or not to rest. That's something Clippers Coach Doc Rivers has pondered with two regular-season games left. Rivers has thought about sitting some of his starters in one or both of the next two games. But Rivers said, “No,” when asked if he had decided whether to sit any of his players when the Clippers play the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night at Staples Center or Wednesday night at Portend in the regular-season finale. “I think some of them want to play,” Rivers said.
February 7, 2009
March 2, 1992
Thank you for the inspiring story about Raphael Cordero ("Now, It's My Turn," Jan. 23). I cried and smiled all at the same time. The kindness in this man's heart is rare. The understanding he has for the elderly is a gift few people can give, let alone understand. He does it with grace and with love and gets so much in return. There is no way to measure all of his accomplishments, except to say, maybe the rest of us can learn how to give a little of ourselves and follow this man's lead.
April 14, 2014 | Kate Linthicum
JERUSALEM - The crowd that gathered at the recent grand opening of Cinema City hadn't come for the movies. They were there in droves to protest a government regulation that keeps the 19-screen cineplex closed each week from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. "Jerusalem, wake up!" the protesters chanted as security guards blocked them from entering the lobby. "Nonreligious people are equal too!" The demonstration was the latest skirmish in Jerusalem's long-running "Sabbath wars," which for decades have pitted the city's secular Jewish population against its ultra-Orthodox community over whether shops, theaters and other public spaces can remain open on the Jewish day of rest.
April 13, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - - Carl Crawford will be sidelined Sunday with tightness on the right side of his abdominal muscles as the Dodgers try to complete a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Trevor Cahill, who gave up five runs in four innings to the Dodgers in Australia, will be pitching for the Diamondbacks. Dan Haren will start for the Dodgers. The Dodgers will have a day off Monday and resume play Tuesday in San Francisco. Josh Beckett, Paul Maholm and Hyun-Jin Ryu will start the three games against the Giants, Manager Don Mattingly announced.
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