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May 16, 2012 | By Matt Stevens
SAN ANTONIO — Playing in only his eighth playoff game, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan had his first shot blocked Tuesday by veteran power forward Tim Duncan. Undeterred, Jordan responded by snatching the offensive rebound and slamming home a dunk that no one, including Duncan, could defend. It's not unusual to see Jordan throw down thunderous slams as a part of the Clippers' "Lob City. " But Tuesday night against the San Antonio Spurs, the dunk was the start to an unusually productive quarter for Jordan that his team can only hope signals the beginning of a breakout series.
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February 12, 2014 | By Chris Foster
VS. COLORADO When: 6. Where: Pauley Pavilion. On the air: TV: ESPN2; Radio: 570. Records: Bruins 18-5, 7-3, Buffaloes 18-6, 7-4. Update: UCLA handled the Buffaloes in Boulder, 69-56, last month. But that was the first game Colorado played without leading scorer Spencer Dinwiddie. The Buffaloes are on better footing now, having won three consecutive games, all at home. Guard Askia Booker has taken over the floor leadership and has scored at least 20 points the last two games.
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February 12, 2014 | By Chris Foster
VS. COLORADO When: 6. Where: Pauley Pavilion. On the air: TV: ESPN2; Radio: 570. Records: Bruins 18-5, 7-3, Buffaloes 18-6, 7-4. Update: UCLA handled the Buffaloes in Boulder, 69-56, last month. But that was the first game Colorado played without leading scorer Spencer Dinwiddie. The Buffaloes are on better footing now, having won three consecutive games, all at home. Guard Askia Booker has taken over the floor leadership and has scored at least 20 points the last two games.
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April 28, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes are going to be sorry to see Hanley Ramirez leave. And with good reason, since the Dodgers minor league players ate well during Ramirez's two-game visit to the Cal League, with Ramirez springing for a postgame spread of steak and ribs both days. "The guys said it was great," Mike Lindskog, the Quakes' radio play-by-play man, said. But Rancho Cucamonga doesn't play again until Tuesday in Stockton, by which time Ramirez could be back with the Dodgers.
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March 16, 2006 | Ben Bolch and Robyn Norwood
NO. 6 OKLAHOMA VS. NO. 11 WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE * Site: Jacksonville, Fla. * Time: 9:25 a.m. PST * Buzz: Oklahoma's NCAA tournament stay has been successively shorter in each of its last three appearances, the Sooners having gone from the Final Four in 2002 to the Elite Eight in 2003 to the second round last season. Should Oklahoma even bother with hotel reservations past the first round this year?
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June 23, 1999 | GRAHAME L. JONES
Norway vs. Canada * Time--3 p.m. * TV--ESPN2. * Site--Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, Landover, Md. * Update--The world champion Norwegians had trouble finishing against Russia, despite numerous scoring chances in a 2-1 victory. Chances are Coach Per-Mathias Hogmo will give Ann Kristin Aarones, the top scorer in the 1995 World Championships, the opportunity to remedy matters. Still recovering from an injury, she didn't play against Russia.
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March 4, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers won two of three games in Week 18, climbing back to .500 (30-30) for the first time since their loss on New Year's Day to the Philadelphia 76ers. With 22 games remaining, the Lakers are just three games behind the sixth-place Golden State Warriors (33-27) and 2½ behind both the Utah Jazz (32-27) and Houston Rockets (33-28). The Lakers still play the Warriors twice and Houston once, with the tiebreaker still up for grabs.  The Jazz have the advantage over the Lakers after completing the season series up 2-1. Overall, the Lakers are still four losses below the cumulative predictions for weeks 1-18 . Tuesday at Oklahoma City Thunder The Lakers had one of their best wins of the season in late January when they beat the Thunder at Staples Center 105-96.
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November 14, 2012 | By Gary Klein
USC players and coaches heard plenty about Brett Hundley and the season he was enjoying across town for UCLA. But they did not get a close-up look at the Bruins' redshirt freshman quarterback until they began watching tape this week in preparation for Saturday's game against the No. 17 Bruins at the Rose Bowl. "He's the real deal," Monte Kiffin , USC's assistant head coach for defense, said Wednesday. The 6-foot-3, 223-pound Hundley poses another challenge for a Trojans defense that rebounded from embarrassing performances against spread offenses of Arizona and Oregon with a solid game last week against Arizona State.
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May 12, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
A long memory isn't required to figure out why Metta World Peace became a main story line for the Western Conference semifinals. He was hit with a seven-game suspension for elbowing Oklahoma City guard James Harden in the head three weeks ago. The Lakers begin the semifinals Monday at the home of the Thunder. "It'll be ironic. I assume that the fans won't love it," World Peace told The Times in a quiet moment before Game 7. "People can say what they want, but that's going to the most entertainment Oklahoma City has had since they've been Oklahoma City.
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February 16, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
It figured that two last-place teams that have struggled to score goals would stay true to form when they faced each other Friday. The only surprise is that the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings were one of those bottom feeders. Still seeking an offensive rhythm and a place in the top eight in the West, the Kings on Friday took a small step forward with a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets before an announced sellout crowd at Staples Center. Backup goaltender Jonathan Bernier, starting two games in a row for the first time since January 2011, stopped 12 shots and lost his shutout with 2:35 left in the third, on a backhander by Nick Foligno.
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March 4, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers won two of three games in Week 18, climbing back to .500 (30-30) for the first time since their loss on New Year's Day to the Philadelphia 76ers. With 22 games remaining, the Lakers are just three games behind the sixth-place Golden State Warriors (33-27) and 2½ behind both the Utah Jazz (32-27) and Houston Rockets (33-28). The Lakers still play the Warriors twice and Houston once, with the tiebreaker still up for grabs.  The Jazz have the advantage over the Lakers after completing the season series up 2-1. Overall, the Lakers are still four losses below the cumulative predictions for weeks 1-18 . Tuesday at Oklahoma City Thunder The Lakers had one of their best wins of the season in late January when they beat the Thunder at Staples Center 105-96.
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February 16, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
It figured that two last-place teams that have struggled to score goals would stay true to form when they faced each other Friday. The only surprise is that the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings were one of those bottom feeders. Still seeking an offensive rhythm and a place in the top eight in the West, the Kings on Friday took a small step forward with a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets before an announced sellout crowd at Staples Center. Backup goaltender Jonathan Bernier, starting two games in a row for the first time since January 2011, stopped 12 shots and lost his shutout with 2:35 left in the third, on a backhander by Nick Foligno.
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November 14, 2012 | By Gary Klein
USC players and coaches heard plenty about Brett Hundley and the season he was enjoying across town for UCLA. But they did not get a close-up look at the Bruins' redshirt freshman quarterback until they began watching tape this week in preparation for Saturday's game against the No. 17 Bruins at the Rose Bowl. "He's the real deal," Monte Kiffin , USC's assistant head coach for defense, said Wednesday. The 6-foot-3, 223-pound Hundley poses another challenge for a Trojans defense that rebounded from embarrassing performances against spread offenses of Arizona and Oregon with a solid game last week against Arizona State.
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June 10, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
- It's hard to imagine Albert Pujols doing anything quietly considering the attention he draws with his gaudy power statistics, violent swing and massive contract. But with Mike Trout grabbing most of the headlines in recent weeks, Pujols has raised his average from .211 on May 20 to .253 on Saturday with a relatively under-the-radar 18-game surge in which he has hit .354 (23 for 65) with six homers, seven doubles, 18 runs batted in, 10 walks and eight strikeouts.
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May 17, 2012 | By John Cherwa
The banged-up, never-give-up Clippers are running out of time. They played a solid game for three quarters Thursday night in San Antonio before surrendering in the fourth to the Spurs on Thursday night, losing 105-88 to fall behind 2-0 in the best-of-seven series. Game 3 is Saturday afternoon at Staples Center. Perhaps their biggest concern is Chris Paul, the All-Star point guard who has inspired both the team and the growing fan base with his fourth-quarter heroics. But on Thursday he was generously average, obviously hurting from a hip problem.
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May 16, 2012 | By Matt Stevens
SAN ANTONIO — Playing in only his eighth playoff game, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan had his first shot blocked Tuesday by veteran power forward Tim Duncan. Undeterred, Jordan responded by snatching the offensive rebound and slamming home a dunk that no one, including Duncan, could defend. It's not unusual to see Jordan throw down thunderous slams as a part of the Clippers' "Lob City. " But Tuesday night against the San Antonio Spurs, the dunk was the start to an unusually productive quarter for Jordan that his team can only hope signals the beginning of a breakout series.
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May 17, 2012 | By John Cherwa
The banged-up, never-give-up Clippers are running out of time. They played a solid game for three quarters Thursday night in San Antonio before surrendering in the fourth to the Spurs on Thursday night, losing 105-88 to fall behind 2-0 in the best-of-seven series. Game 3 is Saturday afternoon at Staples Center. Perhaps their biggest concern is Chris Paul, the All-Star point guard who has inspired both the team and the growing fan base with his fourth-quarter heroics. But on Thursday he was generously average, obviously hurting from a hip problem.
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February 24, 2010 | By Mike Bresnahan
Pau Gasol returned again to Tennessee's largest city, the scene of so many images from his past. Some of them haven't been pretty -- booing from fans a few years ago after he requested a trade from the Memphis Grizzlies, a 10-point effort in a loss here three weeks ago with the Lakers -- but he'll want to remember Tuesday's game. Gasol clearly outplayed his younger brother, Marc , and provided solid defense on the game's final play, getting a hand in the face of O.J. Mayo as the Grizzlies' guard shot long on a 20-footer as time expired.
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May 12, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
A long memory isn't required to figure out why Metta World Peace became a main story line for the Western Conference semifinals. He was hit with a seven-game suspension for elbowing Oklahoma City guard James Harden in the head three weeks ago. The Lakers begin the semifinals Monday at the home of the Thunder. "It'll be ironic. I assume that the fans won't love it," World Peace told The Times in a quiet moment before Game 7. "People can say what they want, but that's going to the most entertainment Oklahoma City has had since they've been Oklahoma City.
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September 29, 2011 | By David Wharton
It was only four years ago, though it seems like another lifetime. Fourteenth-ranked UCLA stormed into Palo Alto for the 2007 conference opener and crushed Stanford, 45-17. The Cardinal's new coach, Jim Harbaugh, called his debut "very disappointing. " Back then, fans wondered whether the Stanford football program would ever dig itself out. Five consecutive losing seasons — with one victory the previous fall — had raised familiar doubts. The academic standards were too high, people said.
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