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April 18, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan and Mark Medina
OAKLAND -- Kobe Bryant missed a seventh consecutive game because of a sore left shin but moved closer to returning after completing running and jumping exercises without feeling pain. If Bryant does not feel discomfort Thursday, he could return Friday against San Antonio. "There's a chance," Lakers Coach Mike Brown said. "I'll probably be on the floor next game," Bryant added to ESPN's Ric Bucher. Several hours before Wednesday's game against Golden State, Bryant took dozens of shots and underwent a workout that included some full-speed running.
September 30, 1990 | MARY ROURKE
It's difficult to imagine any woman dressed in shorts, or a short unitard, on a winter day in New York or Paris. But the idea makes such good sense here, it's as if designers worldwide had Southern California in mind. In Paris, Emanuel Ungaro and Jean Paul Gaultier offer distinctly different versions of winter-weight shorts.
September 30, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Isabel Marant, master of Paris-meets-L.A. boho chic, showed her spring-summer 2013 collection at Paris Fashion Week on Friday. PHOTOS: Paris Fashion Week trends The look: Hawaiian with a dash of rodeo queen (or Las Vegas-era Elvis, perhaps). Tiered lace mini dresses and peasant blouses. Flippy mini-skirts and studded vests in washed red-and-blue bandanna paisleys. Jeans, short shorts, sarong skirts and one-piece bathing suits in floral lei or hibiscus prints.
Thierry Mugler has a motto: "Too much is just enough." And he pushes it to the limit in his spring 1991 fashion collection. His show was the first to get people talking during a week of ready-to-wear collections that ends Wednesday. With Madonna and Grace Jones in the audiences Thursday night, and with Diana Ross and Mick Jaggar's daughter, Jade, modeling, Mugler's newest styles had some tough competition. But they were up to the challenge.
When collegiate women from Duke, Georgia, Purdue and Louisiana Tech hit the court for the NCAA Final Four tonight in San Jose, the cut of their uniforms probably won't be the first thing on their minds. But television viewers watching the lineup of well-sculpted bodies in baggy shorts can't help but notice basketball wear is not the most flattering. These athletes have thighs to die for, yet they camouflage them in the folds and pleats of oversized clothing.
June 1, 2011 | Mark Heisler
There goes the best farewell. There goes the funniest there ever was. Let me get this straight, the NBA is going to have a season (not even David Stern has said they'll shut down forever) and Shaquille O'Neal won't be an Orlando prodigy who blocks out the sun ... or in Los Angeles as the life of the party ... or Miami to get a last ring ... or Phoenix for a last appearance alongside Kobe Bryant as All-Star co-MVPs ... or Cleveland, where he didn't quite get "a ring for the King" ... or Boston, where he became as Bostonian as Samuel Adams, the statesman or the beer, conducting the Boston Pops, posing as a statue outside Harvard Yard?
April 5, 2002 | Jeannine Stein
Dear Fashion Police: This is the third or fourth spring season that I've noticed predominantly short shorts in the stores. Am I the only gal who can't let it all hang out? I actually have pretty slim legs, but they ain't what they used to be, and I am desperate to cover them from the knee up. Do the designers really want to see our cellulite and varicose veins? Also, car seats get hot in the summer, and it's nice to have some protection for the back of the leg. Can you please ask the designers what they're thinking?
April 18, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
  OAKLAND -- Andrew Bynum had 31 points on precise 12-for-14 shooting as the Lakers beat the undermanned Golden State Warriors, 99-87, Wednesday at Oracle Arena. Pau Gasol had his fifth career triple-double, amassing 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists as the Lakers beat the Warriors for the 25th time in their last 28 meetings. Metta World Peace had 18 points and nine assists in what was likely the Lakers' last game without Kobe Bryant. PHOTOS: Lakers vs. Warriors Bryant sat out a seventh consecutive game with a sore left shin but underwent a thorough workout Wednesday, taking dozens of shots and successfully completing running and jumping exercises without pain.
August 10, 2005 | Tanika White, Baltimore Sun
Ladies, please step away from the seamstress shears! Put those scissors down! Fashion observers want you all to know: Just because Jessica Simpson looks amazing in her Daisy Duke short shorts in the "Dukes of Hazzard" movie, which opened last Friday, that doesn't mean you should run right out and buy a pair or hack up your favorite hip-huggers trying to make some. Let's face facts. Simpson, 25, looks delectable in just about anything. Some of the rest of us? Eh. Not so much.
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