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January 22, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Darren Collison limped out of the training room to his locker and plopped his weary body into a chair, his sprained left big toe now the biggest worry the Clippers have to face. Collison gutted through "some discomfort" for 29 minutes, 50 seconds during the Clippers' tough 95-91 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena. He was forced to sit the final 4:28 of the game, forced to watch the Clippers tie the score at 89-89 on a shot by Jamal Crawford (20 points)
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January 22, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
CHARLOTTE, N.C.  - Chris Paul casually walked up to a basket during the Clippers' shoot-around Wednesday morning and took a left-handed shot, smiling as the ball floated toward the rim, his teammates laughing at his attempt. It was clear from that shot that Paul still hasn't healed from the right shoulder separation that has put him out of commission since Jan. 3. But Paul was back with his teammates on the road for the first time since the Clippers left Jan. 16, back wearing workout gear even if he knows he won't be playing.
WORLD
January 21, 2014 | By Tanvi Sharma and Shashank Bengali
NEW DELHI - The populist, controversial new leader of India's capital city on Tuesday called off a two-day sit-in that had snarled traffic, created headaches and raised questions about his upstart party's national aspirations. Arvind Kejriwal, a bookish former tax official whose party stunned India by winning control of New Delhi's regional government last month, staged the sit-in partly to demand greater control of the city's police force, which is under the command of the central government.
SPORTS
January 18, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
The Kobe Bryant question, once bantered loudly and hopefully among Lakers fans, has been reduced to a conspiratorial whisper. This is because the Kobe Bryant question has changed. It became official last week, when Nick Young was scuffling with four Phoenix Suns while most of his Lakers teammates watched impassionedly from a distance. The television cameras scanned the Lakers' bench and there, in the corner of the screen, appeared Bryant. He was watching this embarrassing mess with no expression, watching his team finally cross the last threshold of humiliation and begin hurtling helplessly toward the NBA's abyss.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2014 | By Gale Holland
Officials are easing up on a controversial policy to keep homeless people from congregating and sleeping in Los Angeles' historic Union Station, reopening 30% of the terminal seating to the general public, a transportation official said Thursday. Seating in the waiting room had been placed off-limits in December to all but ticketed Amtrak and Metrolink passengers after hundreds of homeless people sought refuge in the cavernous Art Moderne lobby over the fall and early winter.
SPORTS
January 14, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Wanaah Bail recalls the first time he picked up a basketball. He was in eighth grade and, he said, "I felt at home. " Now a redshirt freshman at UCLA, he looks very much as though he belongs on the court: 6 feet 9 with a massive wingspan and huge hands. It's where he'd like to be too, but he has been forced to be patient. Bail was a dominant power forward at Rosenberg (Texas) Lamar Consolidated High two years ago. His original college choice was Texas Tech, but he left the Red Raiders' basketball program after three weeks, a casualty of Coach Billy Gillispie's implosion.
SPORTS
January 11, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Thirty-six seconds into his return from an injury that sidelined him for six weeks, Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick scored on a 15-foot jumper off a pass from Blake Griffin. Fifteen seconds later, Redick drove down the lane for a layup, another sign that his broken right wrist and torn ligaments on the side of the wrist that kept him out of 21 games were just fine. Redick made four of his first five shots against the Lakers Friday night on his way to a 19-point game. "That was fun," Redick said after the Clippers whipped the Lakers.
SPORTS
January 11, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
A long and contentious legal battle between Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball came to a head Saturday when arbitrator Fredric Horowitz slapped the New York Yankees slugger with a 162-game, possibly career-ending suspension. The ruling reduced an original 211-game penalty but banned Rodriguez for the 2014 season and postseason. Rodriguez, punished for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal, has vowed to continue his fight. His attorney said he will file a suit in federal court Monday contesting Saturday's decision.
SPORTS
January 10, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
J.J. Redick, out the last six weeks recovering from a broken right wrist and torn ligaments on the side of his right wrist, started Friday night when the Clippers played host to the Lakers at Staples Center. "I'm good to go," Redick said. "I wouldn't be playing if I wasn't ready. " He was ready, making five of six shots in the first quarter and scored 17 points in the first half. Redick, who missed 21 games recovering from the injury, has been ramping up his practices and his workouts at the shoot-arounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 2014 | By Elaine Woo
When teenager Franklin McCain decided to make a stand against segregation at the F.W. Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., in 1960, two thoughts weighed on him. "If I were lucky, I would go to jail for a long, long time. If I were not quite so lucky," he recalled to a reporter five decades later, "I would come back to my campus … in a pine box. " The black teenager and the three close friends who joined him that day were not arrested - at least not that time. Nor did white Greensboro react violently to their "sit-in," although threats poured in. But that day - Feb. 1, 1960 - proved crucial.
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