CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2014
Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson Former Trinidad and Tobago leader held by Islamic rebels Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson, 87, a former Trinidad and Tobago prime minister who was held hostage for days and shot during a bloody 1990 coup attempt, died Wednesday at a private medical center in Trinidad's capital of Port-of-Spain after a prolonged illness. National Security Minister Gary Griffith said Robinson had been hospitalized for several medical conditions related to diabetes.
March 28, 2014 |
AT THE PLATE: Darnell Sweeney's single over a five-man infield scored pinch-runner Trayvon Robinson from third with the winning run in the 10th. . . . Josh Hamilton gave the Angels a first-inning lead with a three-run home run, his second of the spring. . . . Albert Pujols singled, doubled and scored twice. . . . Juan Uribe had two hits and an RBI for the Dodgers, and Joc Pederson tied it with a homer, his third, leading off the eighth. ON THE MOUND: Zach Lee, replacing scheduled Dodgers starter Stephen Fife, who was scratched because of a stomach ailment, gave up three runs in the first, then made a two-base throwing error to open the second.
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.