March 22, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO — Get ready for real star power on display this weekend at the CIF state basketball championships at Sleep Train Arena. There's no LeBron and no Kobe, but there's Aaron, Stanley, Jordan and Jordin. Aaron Gordon of San Jose Archbishop Mitty, Stanley Johnson of Santa Ana Mater Dei, Jordan Mathews of Santa Monica and Jordin Canada of Los Angeles Windward seem destined to have their high school jerseys retired. They are having most-valuable-player seasons and keep raising their profiles as the pressure increases.
March 20, 2013 |
Sometimes teenage athletes can be very stubborn and don't want to listen to suggestions from their father, even if they play basketball and he's a coach in the NBA. Elijah Brown, a standout senior guard at Santa Ana Mater Dei and the son of former Lakers coach Mike Brown, was participating in a camp several years ago when his father approached with some advice. "I talked to him about a few things," Mike Brown said. "He didn't want to hear anything. It took everything in his power not to walk away.
March 17, 2013 |
VS. SAN JOSE When: 7. Where: Honda Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830. Records: Ducks 20-3-4, Sharks 12-9-6. Record vs. Sharks: 1-1. Update: The Ducks seek to extend their home winning streak to a franchise-record 12 games. They haven't lost at home since Jan. 25. San Jose was once 7-0, but the Sharks have lost five of their last six and rank 29th in the league in goals per game. Center Patrick Marleau leads San Jose with 14 goals.
March 17, 2013 |
Most NHL coaches divide the season into quarters or 10-game segments and set goals for wins or points. Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau takes a shorter-term view, preferring to break things down into digestible, one-week chunks. "That just comes from when I played," he said Sunday. "If you said, 'We've got 14 games left and we win 12, we're there,' it's too far in advance to get excited. But if you have weekly goals, the numbers seem so much more palatable. Usually, if you win two out of three you're OK. " The Ducks, who have earned points in 10 straight games (7-0-3)
March 16, 2013 |
Humbled, if not humiliated, when it trailed by 17 points in the Southern Section Division 1AA championship game two weeks ago, Santa Ana Mater Dei showed the kind of toughness and resolve on Saturday night that usually leads to a state championship. With senior point guard Jordan Strawberry providing an offensive spark in the first half and junior Stanley Johnson getting hot in the third quarter, Mater Dei (33-2) avenged its earlier defeat to Etiwanda with a 60-37 victory over the Eagles on Saturday night in the CIF Southern California Open Division final at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
March 16, 2013 |
The NHL's rookie of the year race generally follows a familiar pattern: Top candidates are usually high draft choices (such as Edmonton's Nail Yakupov, chosen first overall in the 2012 draft); college players (such as Justin Schultz, the former Ducks' pick, who signed as a free agent with Edmonton), or a hotshot European (young Russian star Vladimir Tarasenko, an early-season sensation for the St. Louis Blues.) Rarely does a player such as Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin get mentioned in the conversation.
March 14, 2013 |
SAN JOSE - The coach, direct as always, said he hated himself for having to pull goalies during a game, knowing that such a move could be viewed as a bright, shining light of indictment. Unfortunately, Kings Coach Darryl Sutter has had to hate himself two more times since he talked about the care and handling of goalies six weeks ago. Sutter yanked starter Jonathan Quick at 8:34 of the second period after the Sharks broke out and established a 3-0 lead. He replaced him with Jonathan Bernier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2013 |
For decades, Long Beach hotel workers fought for better wages. But their efforts to start unions mostly fizzled. So last year, union backers tried something new: a ballot measure. Voters swiftly gave them what years of picket lines and union-card drives had failed to secure - a $13-per-hour minimum wage for hundreds of Long Beach hotel workers. A similar shift happened in San Jose, where voters in November awarded workers a higher minimum wage not just in hotels, but citywide.
March 5, 2013 |
Rock into spring later this month with KISS legends Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons when they open a Rock & Brews restaurant in San Jose del Cabo. The Baja California restaurant is the second location for Rock & Brews . The first opened last year in El Segundo, near Los Angeles International Airport . Others are planned for Redondo Beach; Paia, Maui; and Kansas City, Mo. Stanley and Simmons are partners in the restaurants. A grand-opening party will be held March 22 at the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort, Los Cabos, which is offering a KISS Army Rock & Brews weekend package to welcome Stanley and Simmons.
February 20, 2013 |
The commissioner's office has provided the Oakland Athletics with tentative guidelines for a potential move to San Jose, according to three people familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it. The existence of the guidelines does not necessarily mean the A's will move to San Jose soon, or at all. However, if the A's can satisfy the concerns of the league office, Commissioner Bud Selig could let club owners decide whether to approve the...