June 19, 2013 |
BOSTON - The mysterious circumstances behind the injury that sidelined Chicago wing Marian Hossa for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final remain, so much so that Blackhawks center Dave Bolland wasn't even sure if he'd seen Hossa around. "No, I don't know if I've seen him," Bolland said, the day after Hossa was a late scratch because of an upper-body injury. Coach Joel Quenneville wouldn't reveal the nature of Hossa's injury or when it occurred, but he did shed light on the veteran's status for Game 4 on Wednesday night at TD Garden.
June 14, 2013 |
Journalist Alfredo Corchado has had a front seat to many of the most important events of recent Mexican history. In the 1980s he covered the protests in Northern Mexico that foreshadowed the end of one-party rule, and he was later a Mexico City correspondent for the Dallas Morning News. In 2000, he conducted the first interview with President-elect Vicente Fox, the opposition candidate who broke the ruling party's 71-year hold on power. And when Mexico's organized crime groups went on a killing spree in the first years of this century, Corchado was among a handful of U.S. reporters working high-level sources inside the U.S. and Mexican governments, trying to make sense of what was going on. Now Corchado has written a memoir based on his experiences: "Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent Into Darkness.
May 29, 2013 |
Peter Bourjos' rehabilitation from a left hamstring strain moved into high gear Wednesday when the Angels center fielder ran from home to first, first to third and first to home at near full speed for the first time since suffering his injury April 29. "He's made some big strides this week," Manager Mike Scioscia said of Bourjos, who was batting .313 when he was injured in the Angels' 19-inning loss to Oakland on April 29. "No doubt,...
May 28, 2013 |
CAIRO - Egypt's 2011 uprising was often referred to as a youth revolution, but two years after longtime President Hosni Mubarak was forced out of office, many in the younger generation say they feel more politically isolated than ever. The country is beset by severe political and social divisions as the struggle between the ruling Muslim Brotherhood and its opponents persists. Young activists across the political spectrum say they have been sidelined, prevented from participating in the leadership and management of post-Mubarak Egypt by a patriarchal culture that favors the older and supposedly more experienced.
May 22, 2013 |
Jered Weaver could rejoin the Angels' starting rotation next week, Manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday. Weaver is set to pitch in an extended spring game Wednesday in Arizona, with Joe Blanton scheduled to start Thursday for the Angels. That could line up Weaver to replace Blanton when that turn comes up again Tuesday, against the Dodgers. Weaver, the Angels' ace, has not pitched since April 7 because of a fractured left elbow. Blanton is 0-7 with a 6.62 earned-run average, the most losses and highest ERA of any starter in the American League.
May 17, 2013 |
Will Smith and his son Jaden have been immortalized in an epic photo-bomb. As the father and son, stars of the upcoming thriller "After Earth," sat courtside for Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs on Wednesday in Miami, a sportscaster in a bold blazer sneaked into their photo-op and waved to cameras just as they were being plugged for TV viewers. The goofy photo-bomber was none other than TNT's sideline reporter Craig Sager, clad in a bright pink, yellow, green and blue plaid jacket for the game between the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls at the American Airlines Arena.
April 22, 2013 |
BALTIMORE - When Chad Billingsley was put on the 15-day disabled list Sunday because of pain in his throwing elbow, Manager Don Mattingly wondered if the former All-Star's season would end on an operating table. "It's hard not to think about it," Mattingly said. That's because Billingsley considered reconstructive elbow surgery last year, when he missed the final month of the regular season because of a partially torn elbow ligament. But instead of resigning himself to a procedure that would sideline him for the entire 2013 season, Billingsley opted for injections of platelet-rich plasma and rehabilitation.
April 19, 2013 |
The numbers game is tilting against UCLA during spring football practice. The Bruins can count the number of healthy defensive linemen on one hand. The number of defensive backs - those on scholarship - is even less. As for offensive linemen, seven is usually only a lucky number in Las Vegas. "We had more guys riding the [stationary] bike on the side than we had on the field today," Coach Jim Mora said Thursday. The reduced numbers because of injuries had Mora scaling back practice.
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April 15, 2013 |
A bill that would create a nickel-per-bullet tax to pay for mental health programs aimed at reducing gun violence hit a roadblock in a legislative committee Monday. The Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee put AB 760 on "suspense" where it will be required to undergo more study on its financial effects before it can be reconsidered. Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) said he is hopeful his bill will be able to make it to the Assembly floor. He said it is a response to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut that killed 20 children and six adults.
April 14, 2013 |
Desperate for backcourt help, the Lakers re-signed Andrew Goudelock, a second-year guard who averaged 4.4 points for them last season. Goudelock, 24, was never afraid to shoot the ball but was waived during exhibition season in October. He averaged 21.1 points and 5.2 assists with two Development League teams this season, the Sioux Falls Skyforce and Rio Grande Valley Vipers. He played almost exclusively at point guard in the D-League but would be mainly a shooting guard for the Lakers with some ball-handling chances.