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January 28, 1992 | LONNIE WHITE
It is time for the national high school basketball rules committee to consider a shot clock. With every other form of organized basketball using a shot clock, prep basketball should do the same. California has modified the national rules of its girls' games by having a shot clock and eliminating backcourt and lack-of-sufficient-action violations. But its boys' games still operate under the national rules.
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March 17, 2014 | By David Wharton
In a sport that isn't lightning fast to begin with, Kevin Na has earned a reputation as one of the slowest players on the PGA Tour. His glacial pace at the Valspar Championship over the weekend has revived calls for golf to institute a basketball-like shot clock. Don't look for Na -- who was cited for pace of play during the third round -- to support a change.  "I got criticized but I really don't think it's fair," he said after the tournament. "I was just playing my game.
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January 31, 1997 | WENDY WITHERSPOON
Members of the CIF Southern Section Council voted Thursday to recommend using a 35-second shot clock for the 1997-98 boys' basketball season. Southern Section delegates will take the recommendation to the CIF meeting, Feb. 7-8 in Burlingame, where the item will be put to a statewide vote.
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October 6, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
Nick Young was no longer a player with a dream. The jersey of his favorite team hung from his shoulders. The expectations of his childhood idol spurred him on. The support of a franchise he had long adored washed over him. “It really hit me today when I stepped on that court,” Young said after scoring 17 points in only 19 minutes Saturday night during the Lakers' 104-95 exhibition victory over the Golden State Warriors at Citizens Business...
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January 16, 2001 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
There won't be any need for a 35-second shot clock Wednesday afternoon when Taft High (13-4, 2-0 in league) takes on Chatsworth (11-6, 2-0) in a showdown for first place in the West Valley League in Woodland Hills. "I think this could be a shootout," Taft Coach Derrick Taylor said. Chatsworth has point guard Shayne Berry, who averages 29.5 points. Taft has Steve Smith and Mustafa Asghari, who are averaging 25.1 and 19.8, respectively.
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January 29, 1997
The City Section governing board, which will represent 9% of a February state-wide vote regarding the implementation of a shot clock in boys' basketball, agreed Monday to vote in favor of a clock. The board then voted that the setting of the proposed clock should be 35 seconds instead of 30, as used in girls' basketball. On Feb. 7, the State Federated Council puts the issue to a vote, with input from all 10 of the state's sections.
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January 13, 1985 | Associated Press
Saying he hadn't realized the game was being played with a shot clock, Coppin State Coach John Bates pulled his team off the floor midway through the first half Saturday night after the Eagles committed a 45-second violation in their nonconference basketball game with Norfolk State. The Eagles were leading, 23-19, with 8:17 left in the first half when the shot clock expired and Bates told his players to stop playing. Norfolk State is a member of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assn.
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March 29, 1985 | Associated Press
College basketball is almost certain to have a 45-second shot clock next season, but it likely will take longer to deal with the problem of late-game fouling, NCAA official Edward Steitz said Thursday. Steitz, athletic director at Springfield College and longtime editor of the NCAA's rules committee, told a news conference that 62% of the National Assn. of Basketball Coaches surveyed called for the NCAA to adopt the shot clock for all games next season.
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April 15, 1993 | Associated Press
In an attempt to speed up play in men's basketball and reduce excessive fouling in the last minutes, NCAA officials voted Wednesday to reduce the shot clock from 45 to 35 seconds. Members of the men's basketball rules committee acknowledged they don't think many coaches will be happy. "Through the years, if the rules committee had waited for a mandate . . . there would hardly have been any rules changes," said Hank Nichols, secretary-rules editor of the committee.
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March 19, 1986 | BILLY PACKER, Distributed by Intersport , Inc. , of Chicago
The thing most shocking about the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament was not that so many highly seeded teams lost, but that the 45-second shot clock didn't seem to favor the more talented teams. I had been fairly certain that the shot clock, which this season made its tournament debut, would swing the balance to the favored teams, who wouldn't have to worry about a less-talented opponent sitting on the ball. Obviously, I was wrong.
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August 26, 2013 | By Alan Eyerly
A basketball shot clock, of all things, proves the undoing of an ethically challenged TV journalist on “Red Team III,” Episode 17 of HBO's “The Newsroom.” ACN senior producer Jerry Dantana (Hamish Linklater), determined to win a Peabody Award for investigative reporting, deviously “cooked” an interview with a retired Marine Corps general (Stephen Root). By editing out one key word, Jerry made it appear the general said U.S. Special Forces sprayed lethal sarin gas during “Operation Genoa,” a daring rescue mission that saved two Marines from public beheadings.
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March 11, 2013 | By Diane Pucin, Los Angeles Times
Time. It's a topic that doesn't much affect Roger Federer. The owner of 17 major titles and the defending champion of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells never wastes time. He certainly didn't on Monday, taking only 61 minutes to defeat Ivan Dodig of Croatia, 6-3, 6-1, in the third round at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Federer doesn't fiddle with his clothing or walk in dizzying circles after a tense point. Whether he hits a swift winning shot after a short rally or mishits a losing shot after running and running during a long point, Federer just moves ahead.
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February 6, 2013 | Ben Bolch
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Clippers' biggest sweetheart needs to get nastier. Drive to the basket as if his defender has just made a Kardashian joke. Use his superior length to bury teams under a flurry of floaters. Stop passing up shots instead of always passing. Lamar Odom, get assertive. A prolific scorer as recently as two seasons ago, the veteran forward is now as likely to reach double figures in points as end-of-the-bench reserve Ryan Hollins. They have each done it once this season.
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October 25, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
SAN DIEGO -- This wasn't quite the history-making the Lakers envisioned when they signed Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. They concluded exhibition play with an 0-8 record, by far their worst preseason ever, after a 94-82 loss Thursday to the Sacramento Kings. Dwight Howard played, Kobe Bryant did not, and the result was just like all the rest this month. These are only exhibition games, the real stuff starting next Tuesday against Dallas, but shouldn't the Lakers have won at least one?
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October 8, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times
FRESNO - Who sacrifices the most? Whose stats decrease, if not take a flat-out beating, on a Lakers team with so many pieces on offense? It's all in the better interest of winning, sure, and a championship ring, not a scoring title, is the goal. But it's worth asking. Maybe the fantasy basketball wonks will appreciate it. "In Phoenix, the reality of it is Steve [Nash] had the ball in his hands [and] eventually, whether there was one second on the shot clock or 10, he was going to find somebody," Lakers Coach Mike Brown said.
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August 1, 2012 | By Mark Medina
The moment the Lakers bring the ball up the floor, plenty of movement will ensue. They'll constantly make cuts and passes to ensure balanced spacing. Regardless of position, each player will operate from various spots on the floor. How they run these sets and counters won't be predetermined. It will mostly depend on how the defense reacts. Ah, the glory days of the triangle offense. The Lakers didn't always love running Phil Jackson's system, and they proved eager in moving to a more traditional offense under Mike Brown once Jackson retired.
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January 1, 1998 | PAIGE A. LEECH and GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Proponents say it's about time. Detractors argue that doesn't make it right. For the first time, a shot clock is being used statewide in high school boys' basketball games this season. The NBA was the first to implement a shot clock in the mid-1950s. A 30-second clock was adopted in 1971 in women's college basketball, and high school girls' basketball followed suit in 1976. The NCAA approved a 45-second clock in 1985. In 1993, the men's clock was reduced to 35 seconds.
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February 22, 1989 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, Times Staff Writer
Tick, tick, tick ... The National Basketball Assn. uses one. The National Collegiate Athletic Assn. uses one for men's and women's games. The Southern Section uses one for girls' games. But for boys' basketball? Forget about it, at least for a while. There is no shot clock for Southern Section boys' high school basketball and there isn't likely to be until the National Federation of State High School Athletic Assns. approves its use.
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July 5, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
First things first. The Lakers aren't going to take Wilt Chamberlain's No. 13 down from high inside Staples Center and give it to Steve Nash. There won't be a laser-light show and fog machine when Nash is introduced next week at the Lakers' training facility. Nor will Magic Johnson be there to hand the torch from one dynamic point guard to another. But he sends his regards. "The excitement will be back at Staples Center," Johnson said in a phone interview while vacationing in Italy.
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May 17, 2012 | By Mark Medina
It appeared the Lakers would steal Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Andrew Bynum 's hook shot gave L.A. a seven-point lead with 2:08 remaining as the crowd at Chesapeake Energy Arena stayed largely silent. And the Lakers huddled up in a calm manner and discussed how to close out the game out properly. "Finish strong," Bryant yelled. That didn't happen. The Lakers didn't score again, coughing up that seven-point lead and losing 77-75.
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