October 10, 2013 |
Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin suffered a bone bruise in his left knee during Wednesday night's intrasquad scrimmage at the Galen Center. The team said Griffin had a precautionary MRI exam after the scrimmage that showed no structural damage to the knee. Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said Griffin had "tweaked" his knee. Griffin didn't practice Thursday and there was no timetable for his return. However, he was dressed in his practice gear and shot free throws flat-footed when the media were allowed in before practice.
October 4, 2013 |
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - When the International Criminal Court was born 11 years ago, it may have seemed such an idealistic, noble idea that it could have leapt from the pages of a superhero comic book. It would be a place where the world's worst evildoers, no matter how powerful, would have nowhere to hide from justice. In the real world, though, it was never going to be easy to prosecute powerful governing leaders. From the start, critics called the court, based in The Hague, a neocolonial tool of the West and accused it of anti-African bias.
October 3, 2013 |
Lakers guard Nick Young sprained his ankle in practice on Thursday, putting his availability in question for the Lakers' first two preseason games on Saturday and Sunday. "Nick tweaked his ankle a little bit today, so I don't even know if Nick's going be there Saturday," said Coach Mike D'Antoni. The Lakers start their exhibition season in Ontario on Saturday, playing host to the Golden State Warriors. They play the next night at Staples Center against the Denver Nuggets. Young isn't expected to practice on Friday.
September 27, 2013 |
This gated Old World hacienda sits on a knoll with views of Pasadena, the Rose Bowl and Brookside Golf Course. Original details include a step-down living room, beamed ceilings, a terra-cotta courtyard and a brick driveway. Location: 1500 Normandy Drive, Pasadena 91103 Asking price: $5.885 million Year built: 1931 Architect: Wallace Neff House size: Six bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 9,008 square feet Lot size: 2.15 acres Features: Five interior fireplaces, home office, sun room, wine cellar, gym, media room, finished basement, guest house, swimming pool, pool house, outdoor fireplace, four-car garage About the area: In the first half of the year, 103 single-family homes sold in the 91103 ZIP Code at a median price of $436,000, according to DataQuick.
September 26, 2013 |
For decades, high school sports programs in Southern California relied on a simple formula: teenagers in the neighborhood would show up as freshmen or sophomores, try out for a team and stick together through graduation, succeeding or failing with lifelong friends at their side. Times have changed. To win a championship at the highest level in the high-profile sports - football and basketball - you clearly need a transfer student or two. Every team that won a football or basketball championship last season in the top division of the Southern Section or City Section had transfer students playing important roles.
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September 23, 2013 |
Police are investigating the death of a 36-year-old man who was gunned down Sunday while sitting in his car in South Los Angeles. Officers responded to a report of a man shot in the 600 block of West 111th Street in South L.A. at about 10:20 p.m. Sunday, said Officer Drake Madison with the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim, who was found with gunshot wounds, was taken to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries. The Los Angeles County coroner's office identified the man as Deontra Phillips of Los Angeles.
September 23, 2013 |
UNITED NATIONS - In a sign of a potential thaw in relations, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will sit down Thursday with Secretary of State John F. Kerry and representatives of five other world powers in the highest-level formal meeting between U.S. and Iranian diplomats in more than three decades. Kerry and Zarif will come together at the United Nations in a session of the so-called P5-plus-1, a diplomatic group that has sought for seven years to try to negotiate curbs on Iran's nuclear development program.
September 19, 2013 |
PHOENIX - Their weary souls covered in the pained sweat that comes from digging through the deepest of expectations, the Dodgers celebrated the triumphant climax of their regular-season journey Thursday with a most perfect splash. The boys took a bath. Shortly after the Dodgers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 7-6, to clinch the National League West championship, about half of the team jogged out of its Chase Field dugout, across an empty right-field expanse, and headed toward the right-center field wall.
September 17, 2013 |
Toronto Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion needs surgery on his left wrist and will sit out the remainder of the season. All-Star left-hander Brett Cecil is also being shut down by the Blue Jays for the final 13 games because of a sore elbow. Encarnacion sat out four games last week because of soreness in the wrist. He returned to play all three games of a weekend series against Baltimore, but had only one hit in 12 at-bats. Encarnacion ranks third in the majors with 36 home runs and his 104 runs batted in are the fourth-highest total.