February 28, 2013 |
There's no Little League-like rule in high school basketball requiring every player on a team to make an appearance, so would someone explain why Coach Ed Azzam of 11-time City Section champion Westchester keeps using as many as 13 players in the first half of playoff games? Substitutions are made in waves every four or five minutes, a five-in-and-five-out pattern that would make any ice hockey fan smile. (It's called a massive line change in the NHL). Several rival coaches earlier this season were shaking their heads in bemusement while wondering if using so many players might hurt continuity and prevent the Comets from reaching their potential.
February 26, 2013 |
The stock market suffered its worst drubbing of the year as investors grew worried about deepening fiscal gridlock in Washington and renewed political instability in Europe. The Dow Jones industrial average sank more than 216 points, a sign that the market's strong advance early in the year is giving way to doubts about whether stock prices got ahead of economic underpinnings. It is an abrupt change from last week, when investors were expecting the stock market to hit record highs.
February 9, 2013 |
The Ducks' dedication to pressuring the opposing goaltender is an asset that can help them overcome defensive lapses, a goalie's rough night and other blemishes. Such was the case Saturday night when that relentlessness led to three goals within a two-minute span in the second period. That comfort around the crease then paid the additional dividend of an extended shootout victory, delivering a 6-5 road victory over the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center. The Ducks (8-2-1) claimed the shootout victory, 4-3, when Nick Bonino briefly pulled back the puck while gliding toward goaltender Brian Elliott, then slid it through Elliott's legs on what was his first career shootout attempt.
January 28, 2013 |
The character of Fantine in Victor Hugo's "Les Misérables" is a prostitute who is so poor that she resorts to selling her teeth for money. Actress Anne Hathaway, who plays Fantine in the movie version of the stage musical, notified the world on Sunday that she is grateful -- thrilled, even -- to have dental insurance, courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild. Hathaway won a supporting actress SAG Award on Sunday for her role in "Les Misérables. " In her acceptance speech, the actress enthused, "I'm just so thrilled I have dental" before thanking her mother and "everyone at CAA," her talent agency.
January 23, 2013
When: 5 PST. Where: FedEx Forum. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 17-24, Grizzlies 26-14. Record vs. Grizzlies: 0-1. Update: The Lakers are 9½ games behind the fourth-place Grizzlies in the Western Conference standings. Pau Gasol was benched in the fourth quarter the last time the Lakers played Memphis, a 106-98 Grizzlies victory in November. Rudy Gay is averaging 17.5 points but shooting only 41.3% as trade rumors have increased involving the Grizzlies' well-paid small forward.
January 21, 2013 |
Brian Gay, who has a soul patch and spiky blond hair, does not have his birthdate listed in the massive PGA Media Guide. One tour official said that was on purpose. Gay denied any age fear and said he is 41. Maybe age truly is only a number when you shoot a final-round 63 and then calmly sink a five-and-a-half-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole. That's what Gay did Sunday to win the Humana Challenge tournament at the PGA West-Palmer course in La Quinta. Gay triumphed after being part of a three-man playoff that included Charles Howell III and David Lingmerth but not third-round leader Scott Stallings.