December 5, 2012 |
As the Lakers lose game after game, what will it take to get Steve Nash back on the court? Nash is recovering from a non-displaced leg fracture that took him out of the team's second game of the season. The Lakers are now 8-10 on the season, losing five of their last seven. Nash has increased his activity but still hasn't practiced with the team. He's accompanying the Lakers on their current road trip but isn't expected to play. Normally, a coach wants an injured player to get a full practice in before greenlighting a return.
December 3, 2012 |
The Lakers took what was a very winnable week and lost two of three. Now at 8-9, the team hits the road, where they've won just one of five. The Lakers are now three wins behind predictions for Weeks 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 and 5 . Perhaps they simply miss Steve Nash (leg) or maybe the tandem of Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol just isn't a good fit. Regardless, the team has the chance get some wins on the road with visits to the Houston Rockets and New Orleans Hornets on back-to-back nights.
November 18, 2012 |
Every team the Clippers will face on a four-team, seven-day trip has at least a .500 record. And that has the potential to be a big challenge even for the 7-2 Clippers. But this is a confident bunch of Clippers who are unwilling to concede anything. "We want to win all of them," Jamal Crawford said. "That's our goal, is to win every game on this trip. We'll deal with the rest after that. " The trip begins with a game in San Antonio on Monday night and continues to Oklahoma City on Wednesday night, Brooklyn on Friday night and Atlanta on Saturday night.
September 13, 2012 |
TORONTO -- British filmmaker Ben Wheatley has quickly established himself as one of the most distinctive new voices in international genre cinema. By turns funny, disturbing, sly and sharp, his three films -- “Down Terrace,” “Kill List,” which was released earlier this year, and his latest, “Sightseers,” screening at the Toronto International Film Festival -- are ostensibly a gangster picture, a horror flick and a road-trip comedy, respectively. Yet each also serves as an insightful take on family life, marriage and relationships.
August 17, 2012 |
“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.” --Frank A. Clark As Steve Priovolos and I started our final drive into Ulan Bator, Mongolia, I was again reminded why the Mongol Rally , the 10,000-mile road trip that began July 14 in Britain and ends here, is not for the faint of heart. The terrain and the sheer magnitude of the task unfolded every day before our eyes. If it's not corrupt policemen trying to hamper the journey, it's the potholed roads.
August 15, 2012 |
Pretty sure Wednesday qualified as a good day for the Dodgers. Their offense continued to roll; left-hander Clayton Kershaw was in relaxed control; they beat the Pirates, 9-3, to win their fourth consecutive game and they regained sole possession of first place in the National League West for the first time in a month. All while the now second-place Giants were losing their No. 3 hitter, Melky Cabrera, to a 50-game drug suspension. The Dodgers have started 5-1 on their 10-game road trip and are playing like an extremely focused club.
July 30, 2012 |
The Mongol Rally , the 10,000-mile road trip that started in Britain and should end in about three weeks in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, is not just about adventures. Equally important are the people you connect with along the way. On Sunday night, I had the good fortune of stumbling across a small Turkmenistani village where I made connections galore. Steve Priovolos, my co-driver and I, were trying to drive to a larger town, but we finally realized we coulnd't make it and that a night camping under the stars was inevitable.
July 27, 2012 |
I never had a man come to me for advice yet but what I soon discovered was he thought more of his own opinion than he did of mine. - Josh Billings I was warned. I didn't listen. As I was leaving the Kazakhstani town of Atyrau (which used to be called Guryev), Steve Priovolos, my co-driver, and I stopped for gasoline. The car attracts a lot of attention, and people often want to chat. Most don't speak English , and because we don't speak Kazakhstani or Russian, communication is limited to hand signals and smiles.
July 19, 2012 |
"When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. " -- Mark Twain After what happened to me at last year's Mongol Rally, the 10,000-mile road trip from Britain to Ulan Bator, some people may think it's slightly unbalanced to have played a return engagement. And there may be some truth to that when you consider we had a near-fatal car crash in the dusty roads of a Romanian village. But being unbalanced keeps life interesting and fun, which helps when you encounter what we (Steve Priovolos, my partner in crime)
July 17, 2012 |
“ Bite off more than you can chew. Then chew it.” Ella Williams Traveling is for sissies. That's the signature slogan of the Mongol Rally, the 10,000-mile road trip that Steve Priovolos and I started on Saturday near London with about 800 other people. I guess the Mongol Rally people think that on a "normal" trip, things probably don't often go so terribly wrong. I am beginning to realize (again) why the fine chaps at Mongol Rally headquarters think that.