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December 19, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
He was becoming almost predictable. All that winning. Victory after victory. Even his shutouts were starting to lose that certain surprise factor. And so, in his seventh NHL start, Kings goalie Martin Jones unveiled another skill: some offense. Jones picked up his first NHL point when he had the second assist on rookie forward Tyler Toffoli's second-period goal in the Kings' 4-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks. GAME SUMMARY: Kings 4, Sharks 1 The Kings have won eight of their last nine games and have given up two goals or fewer in 20 of the last 21 games.
December 13, 2013 | By Steve Marble
Jeff Fangman had just moved to Southern California when he got the idea to take his wife and daughter down to the beach for a little fishing. He cast in his line and waited on the shoreline at Camp Pendleton. It wasn't long before the U.S. Marine realized that something otherworldly must be on the other end. "The line just started rolling off the reel," Fangman told 10News in San Diego. After 25-minute of reeling, pulling and sweating, Fangman landed a 9-foot, 6-inch great white shark, a monster of a catch even in the Gulf Coast where the Marine had become accustomed to shark fishing.
December 12, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Oh my God! Parents, quick, lock up your black sons! There's a roving gang of Hasidim in Brooklyn randomly beating up blacks ! It's happened at least once, and it could definitely happen again. And it seemed like it might have been a game, or part of a possible trend. Or … whatever. It's proof for sure of white hatred and resentment against black people. I could go on here, but you get my overheated point. The “knockout game,” a faux trend promulgated by media outlets who have deliberately or unthinkingly bought into racial stereotypes about black teenagers has kind of jumped the shark.
December 5, 2013 | By Karen Kaplan
There's no place like home - especially for lemon sharks about to give birth. Despite absences as long as 17 years, the pregnant sharks returned to the exact spot in the Bahamas where they were born when they were ready to become mothers, according to scientists who have been tracking the creatures since Bill Clinton was in the White House. Researchers have long suspected that sharks returned to their birthplaces to give birth themselves - a phenomenon known as natal philopatry.
December 3, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Hawaii officials have shut down an area of water just off the southern coast of Maui after a kayaker was killed in an apparent shark attack there Monday. It was the second such death in Maui this year, continuing a worrisome trend for Hawaii after a decade of relative quiet that has been disturbed by an increase in shark attacks over the last two years. On Monday, Patrick A. Briney, 57, of Stevenson, Wash., was fishing and kayaking with a friend somewhere between Maui and the tiny island of Molokini -- which is about 2 1/2 miles off Maui's south shore -- when his friend heard him cry out, according to the Maui County Police Department.
December 2, 2013 | Helene Elliott
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the past week: + The San Jose Sharks didn't gain much ground during a 5-0-0 homestand because the Kings and Ducks each earned a loser point in shootouts. "Back in the day, teams would be out by Christmas. With the point system now, teams are in it all year long," Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle said. "On the other side of that, teams like ourselves, L.A., and Anaheim are playing well - and Phoenix - and have created no separation.
November 27, 2013 | Helene Elliott
SAN JOSE - The Pacific Division lead might change hands dozens of times before the season ends, but knowing that the winner of Wednesday's game between the Kings and the San Jose Sharks would take over first place added a dash of tension when the teams met at SAP Center. Finishing atop the tough division "is what we wanted to do, set out at training camp to do," Kings center Jarret Stoll said. If that goal seemed unlikely when goaltender Jonathan Quick (groin strain) joined stalwart defenseman Matt Greene (upper-body injury)
November 26, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nations whose fleets fish for bluefin tuna and sharks ended a meeting in South Africa without reaching agreement on action to protect critically endangered species, environmentalist groups said. A proposal to ban fishing of the critically endangered porbeagle shark was blocked at the eight-day meeting in Cape Town of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), a body consisting of major Atlantic tuna and shark fishing nations, as well as other Atlantic coast nations, according to environmentalists who observed the meeting.
November 1, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
Jeff Carter in a walking boot. Yes, the Kings have been there before with Carter, but the timing was much worse. It wasn't the first month of the season, like this time. Only a few games remained before the playoffs in 2012 when Carter suffered a deep bone bruise in his ankle. The players arrived at practice Friday morning, and that's when they found out about Carter and saw him wearing the boot. The Kings are expected to place Carter on injured reserve with a lower-body injury and officially call up youngsters Tyler Toffoli and Linden Vey from their American Hockey League minor-league affiliate in Manchester, N.H. They were not in the lineup for the Monarchs game Friday night at Providence, R.I. "It's definitely a loss for us," Kings center Anze Kopitar said of Carter.
October 30, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
His arms thrust high … and just like that, the weight seemed to lift off the shoulders of a jubilant Anze Kopitar after his second goal of the season. Nothing quite like an overtime goal against the league's best team to do the trick. The Kings center had broken a season-long scoring drought last week, but his game-winner on the power play at 2 minutes 32 seconds was in a different category, leading the Kings to a 4-3 victory against the San Jose Sharks in overtime on Wednesday night at Staples Center.
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