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February 28, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
After meeting with Clippers Coach Doc Rivers on Thursday night, free agent Danny Granger told Rivers that he will sign with Los Angeles, several NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter confirmed. Granger will sign after he clears waivers Friday at 2 p.m. PST. Granger will have to pass a physical exam, and he'll probably play Saturday night when the Clippers play the New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center. It was the second time this week that Granger and Rivers spoke.
February 25, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
They share a common bond because of the point guard position. That has helped strengthen the relationship between Clippers All-Star Chris Paul and Coach Doc Rivers . Paul is widely considered the best point guard in the NBA, and Rivers played point guard throughout his 13-year NBA career, and so the two of them often think the same way when it comes to running the Clippers' offense. "We obviously are starting to get a better feel for each other, and our communication," Paul said after Monday night's game in New Orleans.
February 24, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
NEW ORLEANSĀ  - After the Clippers signed free-agent forward Glen Davis to a contract Monday in New Orleans, Coach Doc Rivers said they'll continue "tracking" players who are bought out of their contracts or waived. Davis didn't play against the Pelicans because he won't take his physical until Tuesday in L.A.; he might play Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center. The Clippers have a 13-man roster, giving them room to sign two more players. There have been reports that small forward Danny Granger might get a buyout from the Philadelphia 76ers.
February 24, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
The Mississippi River reopened to water traffic with restrictions Monday afternoon after a weekend oil spill forced its closure, the U.S. Coast GuardĀ said. Officials had closed a 65-mile stretch of the river and the Port of New Orleans after 31,500 gallons of light crude oil spilled from a barge that ran into a towboat Saturday about 50 miles west over land from New Orleans. Earlier Monday, officials reopened part of the river east of the spill to vessels with Coast Guard approval.
February 21, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - By no means is Clippers Coach Doc Rivers going to let anyone simply out-recruit him for the services of forward Glen "Big Baby" Davis . After the Orlando Magic bought out Davis' contract Friday, it became clear that Rivers, who coached Davis with the Boston Celtics, and the Clippers strongly believe Davis will come to Los Angeles. But the Brooklyn Nets and their veterans Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce also are making a pitch for Davis. Rivers says he won't take for granted that Davis will be a Clipper if he clears waivers Monday and becomes an unrestricted free agent.
February 18, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Clippers starting shooting guard J.J. Redick will be out indefinitely because of a bulging disk in his lower back. Coach Doc Rivers made the announcement Tuesday night before the Clippers played the San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center. Rivers said Redick's injury has to "calm down" before the 6-4 guard can get his movement back. "That could be three days, two weeks, three weeks. No one knows," Rivers said. "There's no set deadline on when he's coming back. He could be back quick or it could take a while.
February 17, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
For better or worse, mostly better, these are your Clippers. They had a 37-18 record before the All-Star break, lead the Pacific Division and are in fourth place in the ultra-competitive Western Conference. "You are what your record says you are," Clippers Coach Doc Rivers stated simply. With 27 games regular-season games left, the Clippers begin their stretch drive to earn the best possible seeding going into the playoffs. Eight other teams in the West have winning records, and the Clippers will play 13 of their remaining games against this group.
February 16, 2014
TRAVEL Workshop Angel Castellanos will present "Travel Smart," offering up-to-date info on sightseeing and travel planning, airport do's and don'ts, and packing tips and tricks. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. MT. WHITNEY Workshop Interested in discovering what the highest peak in the lower 48 has to offer? Come to this class and learn the details of the permit process and how to get ready for your trip.
February 14, 2014 | By Susan Spano
Really, River's End is a bit of heaven, where the beautiful Russian River meets the sea and the Sonoma coast in big rocks and crashing waves. A gourmet restaurant with drop-dead views is perched above the placid estuary of the river, separated by a sandy bar from the wild ocean beyond. After dinner, I had to walk only a few steps downhill to a knotty-wood cabin with a soft bed and a picture window instead of a TV. I stayed just one night, which cost me about $250 for dinner ($85) and the cabin ($162)
February 14, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Crews working overnight were able to repair a 40-year-old steel-and-concrete pipe that burst in Guerneville, north of the Bay Area, sending 100,000 gallons or more of sewage into the Russian River. Officials say it is the biggest sewage spill into the Northern California river in at least a decade. About 40,000 gallons of sewage per hour generally flows through the 16-inch pipe, officials said. The leak near Branch and Orchard avenues started at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday and lasted about three hours.
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