October 6, 2012 |
It's going to take a lucrative payment to nominate Obviously for the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile next month at Santa Anita, but trainer Mike Mitchell and co-owners Anthony Fanticola and Joe Scardino are convinced the 4-year-old gelding has earned a shot based on his freakish-like performances in his last two races. Last month, Obviously set a course record for a mile on the turf at Del Mar in 1:32.10. On Saturday at Santa Anita, Obviously won the $150,000 Arroyo Seco Mile by a half-length over Trailblazer in 1:31.95, just six-hundreths of a second off the course record of 1:31.89.
November 21, 2013 |
It was three years ago, in the 2010 Pac-5 Division semifinals, that Alemany gave unbeaten Servite perhaps its toughest game of the season. Servite prevailed, 28-21 , despite 153 yards rushing and 273 passing by Alemany quarterback Vernon Adams. Now the two teams are set to meet again in Friday's Pac-5 Division quarterfinals at Cerritos College. Both teams have quarterbacks capable of doing just what Adams did _ run and pass. Alemany has Alif Grayes. Servite has Travis Waller, who Alemany Coach Dean Herrington said, "He's RG3," referring to Robert Griffin III. The key to the game will be Alemany's defense.
March 25, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- The doors to the Lakers' shoot-around opened, and there was Dwight Howard working on a series of mid-range jumpers. From 14 feet. Sometimes 16. A few from 18 feet. "He can make those," Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni said Monday morning, sounding hopeful. Improving his outside touch can only help Howard offensively. He has been a diminishing star late in games. He had no fourth-quarter shots in the Lakers' loss Friday to Washington and also none a week ago in their loss to Phoenix.
March 11, 2013 |
More information has emerged about the fatal shooting of Greg Rodriguez, a big-game hunting expert and host of TV's "A Rifleman's Journal. " Rodriguez, 43, of Sugar Land, Texas, was shot and killed about 10:30 p.m. Thursday at a house in rural Whitefish, Mont., which he was visiting for his show, according to a statement released by local police to the Los Angeles Times. "Rifleman's Journal" on the Sportsman Channel has focused on Rodriguez's specialty, big-game hunting in exotic locations all over the world, along with marksmanship tips to viewers.
March 8, 2012 |
Just when it appeared Mike Brown finally gave his players enough freedom on offense, Kobe Bryant took advantage of the autonomy. It worked at first. Only days removed from suffering a concussion, broken nose and whiplash in his neck, Bryant still managed to average 34 points in his first three games wearing a plastic mask. It looked heroic that Bryant remained prolific despite the pain. Most importantly, it remained justifiable considering Bryant did so on a 38-of-70 clip, while his teammates fed off his energy.