April 27, 2012 |
These aren't your older brother's Denver Nuggets, the ones with Kenyon Martin, Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith and Nene that were mainly speed bumps for the Lakers' deep playoff runs in 2008 and 2009. This is the lighter, faster version that still might roll over and allow the Lakers to advance past the first round, but not before creating some lung burn in the mile-high air. The Nuggets led the NBA in scoring this season, throwing off 104 points a game in a season where only two other teams averaged more than 100 (San Antonio and Oklahoma City)
February 1, 2012 |
Amazing how a few weeks of hard work and well-deserved momentum can be undercut by, say, 69 seconds of bad hockey. Or two sloppy shifts. And all that heavy lifting goes for naught. That is exactly what happened to the Ducks on Wednesday night in a rapid-fire first-period meltdown at Honda Center. Dallas defeated the Ducks, 6-2, scoring three goals in a span of 3 minutes 54 seconds and two goals in 69 seconds. That turned into a 3-1 lead for the Stars after one period.
November 27, 2011 |
Question: We have been renting a condo and are in the process of buying it from the owner. My husband went to a board meeting to complain about the speeders on the association's road in front of our condo. We made the board aware that vehicles speed down the street in early-morning hours going two or three times the posted 15-mph speed limit. We asked the directors if they could install speed bumps where this is occurring. The board said no. The meeting minutes reported: Renter "expressed his concern about cars speeding in the streets by his home.
February 21, 2010 |
The Essential Engineer Why Science Alone Will Not Solve Our Global Problems Henry Petroski Alfred A. Knopf: 288 pp., $26.95 Henry Petroski, who has written several wonderful books about small things (toothpicks, pencils) and large things (bridges, technology, the importance of failure) has got something stuck in his craw. He is irritated by the way we romanticize scientists and disrespect the critical role of engineers: "Our Western Platonic bias has it that ideas are superior and prerequisite to things."
December 27, 2009 |
Momentum has been tough to come by -- or too often moving in the wrong direction -- for a struggling UCLA team this season. So when the Bruins face Delaware State at Pauley Pavilion this afternoon, they will be eager to grab a second consecutive victory. But they can't be too eager, not against an opponent that tends to move at a snail's pace. Delaware State (4-5) averages only 49 shots a game by holding the ball for 15 or 20 seconds, trying to score near the end of each possession.
February 10, 2008 |
Sen. Barack Obama narrowed Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's lead in the fight for Democratic presidential delegates Saturday, sweeping three states, while Sen. John McCain hit a detour on his march to the Republican nomination. Obama won Louisiana, Nebraska and Washington by wide margins as former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee won Kansas and Louisiana, and McCain won a tight race in Washington.