March 28, 2013 |
With time running out and the Lakers up by three, Kobe Bryant blocked Ricky Rubio's three-point attempt at the buzzer - or so it seemed. The Lakers left Minnesota on Wednesday with a 120-117 victory over the Wolves, but Bryant got away with a favorable non-call. According to the Associated Press , the NBA has told the Timberwolves on Thursday that the foul was missed, and that Rubio should have been given three free-throw attempts. Bryant had dismissed the notion after the game Wednesday.
March 28, 2013 |
MILWAUKEE - The NBA doesn't retroactively change calls on a daily basis. It just seems like it to the Lakers. The latest day-after fix involving them was announced by the league Thursday. Turns out a foul should have been called on Kobe Bryant during Ricky Rubio's last-second, desperate, 28-foot three-point attempt in the Lakers' 120-117 victory Wednesday over the Minnesota Timberwolves. The NBA office reviewed the play and said Rubio was fouled "in his shooting motion" and should have received three free throws.
March 26, 2013 |
UCLA opens spring football practice on Tuesday, but the Bruins will be without three players. Linebacker Todd Golper, wide receiver Ricky Marvray and wide receiver Jerry Rice Jr. are no longer on the roster. The three will graduate this spring. All had one year of eligibility remaining. Marvray had 20 receptions for 188 yards and two touchdowns as a redshirt freshman in 2010, but had only 10 for 57 yards the following season. Marvray had back surgery last year and played sparingly.
March 14, 2013 |
Ricky (Sheldon Shepherd), the hero of Storm Saulter's ambitious coming-of-age drama "Better Mus' Come," is a man for all seasons. Gangster, community leader, part-time poet, full-time dad, Ricky negotiates the dangerous complexities of the culture of violence inflaming Jamaica in the late '70s, uncertain what path he should take. "You cannot fight the righteous battle with weapons of war," Ricky is told, though, given the political unrest and poverty of his country, the words are easier to say than practice.
February 5, 2013
The second time around was definitely not better for Ricki Lake. Her "The Ricki Lake Show," an attempt to re-create the success she had as a daytime talk show host during the 1990s, got a pink slip Monday. Twentieth Television, the show's distributor, said it will not renew the syndicated gabfest for the 2013-14 season. Episodes will continue airing through September. The show launched in September amid a crowded market that also included not only veterans such as "Ellen" but also new entries from Jeff Probst, Katie Couric and Steve Harvey.
February 4, 2013 |
"The Ricki Lake Show" is a casualty of the daytime talker surplus. Twentieth Television, the show's distributor, will not renew the syndicated gabfest for the 2013-14 season; episodes will continue airing through September. “We would like to thank Ricki Lake as well as Executive Producer Gail Steinberg and the entire staff for their work this season," Stephen Brown, executive vice president of programming and development for Twentieth Television, said in a statement. "While we are proud of the topics the program tackled, including childhood obesity, life after the military, divorce, and addiction, we were simply not able to break through the crowded talk show marketplace.” The show launched in September and marked Lake's return to daytime after a nine-year absence.