October 12, 2012 |
Just as he caught an entry pass inside, Metta World Peace slipped. He looked out of position. It appeared World Peace would fall or commit a turnover. It seemed like another example of his unpredictable play turning for the worse. That didn't happen. World Peace regained his balance. He performed a spin move into the lane. World Peace then finished the acrobatic play with an open layup. The Lakers aren't reading much into their 93-75 preseason loss Wednesday to the Portland Trail Blazers at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif.
October 3, 2012 |
Before Clippers center DeAndre Jordan reached this point in training camp in which his teammates raved about his improved offensive skills, Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro recalled he had ripped into his young player about Jordan's weight problems. Jordan, 24, didn't maintain his playing weight of 265 pounds from last season, ballooning up to 295 pounds in the early part of the summer. "And I read him the riot act too," Del Negro said. The 6-foot-11 Jordan apparently listened because he came to camp last week weighing 265 pounds, with 8% body fat. As he dropped the weight during the summer, Jordan also began to work on improving a basically nonexistent low-post game.
October 3, 2012 |
Fourteen years after he became the face of the “Subway diet,” keeping the weight off still isn't easy for Jared Fogle. The Indianapolis resident spends 200 days a year on the road. He rarely stays in a city for more than 24 hours. He's used to delayed planes, crazy hours and tempting food court offerings. “It's brutal,” said Fogle, who was recently in Los Angeles to support Subway's collaboration with the new Disney film “Frankenweenie.” But the 34-year-old, who helped Subway become one of the first national restaurant chains to successfully market healthfulness, makes do. He exercises “fairly regularly” but is far from a fitness buff, he said.
September 14, 2012 |
TORONTO--If the Toronto International Film Festival is known for works of grand cinematic scope like "The Master" and "Cloud Atlas," it also has another filmic side: the one where true stories are told about colorful personalities. Perhaps none comes more colorful than Iceberg Slim, the late pimp-turned-bestselling-author who helped create the genre known as street lit and had a profound effect on hip-hop and its artists. One of those artists is the musician and actor Ice-T, who credits his career and his life to the street scribe.
August 26, 2012 |
Yippee and hooray upon the arrival of Adrian Gonzalez and his Red Sox pals, the Boston Herald proclaiming "Bums Away," but then Los Angeles is dazzled by star power. The public address announcer introduces the newest Dodgers - Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto - the crowd cheers and then Hanley Ramirez emerges from the dugout and takes an unannounced curtain call as well. It's perfect, the fun that has been missing here returning with a stadium-wide laugh, and a few Manny-esque moments later Gonzalez hitting a three-run homer.
August 23, 2012 |
In the crucial swing state of Ohio, where voters have been hit with an onslaught of campaign ads and candidate rallies for months, President Obama still holds a slim lead - but about one in six voters are still trying to make up their minds, according to a new poll. The Ohio Poll, sponsored by the University of Cincinnati, found the president with a 3 percentage point lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney, 49% to 46%, within the poll's 3.4-point margin of error. At the same time, 13% of voters said they might change their choice, and 4% said they were still undecided.
August 21, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- As GOP candidate Todd Akin continued to defy his party's leadership to campaign for the Missouri Senate, rank-and-file Republicans intensified calls for him to step aside and tea party groups began drafting replacement candidates amid worries his “legitimate rape” comments are defining the Republican Party. Akin shows little signs of relenting before Tuesday's 5 p.m. Central Time deadline in Missouri to withdraw from the ballot. The Akin campaign produced a new ad, touted overnight polling in his favor and pledged in a fundraising appeal that he was working to defeat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.
August 14, 2012 |
With Americans consuming more than 1.8 million tons of chocolate annually, it's no wonder many say they lack the willpower to resist the stuff. But waistline-minded chocoholics can take heart. Chemists at the University of Warwick in England say they have found a way to replace half the fat in chocolate with mircroscopic droplets of fruit juice. The concoction, according to a report published Monday in the Journal of Materials Chemistry, tastes a little fruity but retains many of the qualities that make chocolate so loved.
August 4, 2012 |
Never mind the tight presidential race. It was always going to be a long-shot for this Romney. Rafalca, the 15-year-old mare co-owned by Ann Romney, was never expected to be a top finisher at the 2012 Summer Games in London. “Medal hopes for the U.S. are slim,” said Kenneth Braddick, who covers Olympic equestrian events for Dressage News . “Gold and silver will be fought out between Great Britain and Germany, with the Netherlands, Denmark and USA, in that order, tussling for bronze.” Great Britain's first-place standing has been the surprise of the competition; Germany has dominated Olympics dressage since 1984.