March 18, 2014 |
If the Lakers ever need inspiration during their darkest season ever, they can always look to one of their sworn enemies. The San Antonio Spurs were there too, not that long ago. They lost future Hall of Famer center David Robinson for almost an entire season, finished 20-62, got lucky in the lottery and won Tim Duncan with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1997 draft. The Spurs have taken four championships since then and own the NBA's best record this season with Duncan still a huge factor, averaging 15.1 points and 9.9 rebounds at age 37. As a casual reminder of the importance of lottery picks, San Antonio (50-16)
March 10, 2014 |
Texas-bound Parker Joe Robinson displayed power on Monday, hitting a three-run home run to lead JSerra past Foothill, 6-1. Jake Pries added two RBIs. Clay Chatham struck out six and allowed one hit in four innings. San Clemente defeated Santa Margarita, 4-3. Chris Puckett struck out eight in a complete game and drove in the winning run. Glendora (5-0) won the Don Lugo tournament championship with a 5-2 win over Oak Hills. Nick Kaye had two hits and two RBIs. RJ Romo had two hits.
February 28, 2014 |
TEMPE, Ariz. - As kids, Sean Burnett and Prince Fielder were teammates on a travel ball team in Florida. The team was called The Juice, and packed with 11- and 12-year-olds. Rickie Weeks played second base. Chet Lemon , the former major league outfielder, was the manager. The Juice won an AAU national championship, Burnett said. "We probably won 85 games in a row," he said. "That was probably the best team I've ever been a part of. " Burnett and Fielder should have quite a few reunions this summer.
February 26, 2014 |
Frank Robinson last played for the Baltimore Orioles in 1971. His final season as the team's manager was in 1991. Josh Hart was born in 1994. So it's not entirely surprising that the outfielder chosen 37th overall by Baltimore in last June's amateur draft didn't know much about the Orioles legend, who now serves as MLB's executive vice president of baseball development. So Baltimore Manager Buck Showalter decided to play schoolteacher after the 19-year-old prospect was introduced to the 78-year-old Hall of Famer at spring training camp on Monday.
January 27, 2014 |
Federal safety experts are recommending that owners of Robinson Helicopter Co.'s four-seat R44 choppers replace the aircraft's fuel tanks after crash investigators found accidents resulted in deaths that could have been avoided. The National Transportation Safety Board said this month it made the recommendation after investigations found crashes of R44 helicopters that were “survivable for the occupants, but fatal or serious injuries occurred because of a post-crash fire that resulted from an impact-related breach in the fuel tanks.” The Torrance company has produced nearly 6,000 of its single-engine R44 helicopters since the first one was delivered in 1993.
January 24, 2014 |
A student who was shot outside a South Carolina State University dorm Friday has died, officials said. Though university officials did not release the victim's name, Orangeburg County Coroner Samuetta Marshall said the victim was 20-year-old Brandon Robinson. The coroner's office will release further information Saturday after an autopsy, she told the Los Angeles Times. Robinson was fatally shot outside a dorm, Hugine Suites , at about 1:30 p.m, prompting a campus-wide lockdown. Authorities said they were pursuing four suspects in connection with the shooting.