November 1, 2013 |
The San Antonio Spurs outlasted the Lakers, 91-85, in a Tim Duncan-less, Kobe Bryant-less matchup that saw both teams struggling to score for most of the night. Tony Parker scored 24 points on 12-18 shooting to lead San Antonio to a 2-0 start on the season. The Lakers lost their first game at home, and second in a row to fall to 1-2. GAME SUMMARY: Spurs 91, Lakers 85 Pau Gasol led the Lakers with 20 points and 11 rebounds as the team shot just 36.3% from the field.
November 1, 2013 |
This was a tough one. Not for the Lakers to lose. For anybody to watch. The Lakers and San Antonio appeared to be throwing boulders at the baskets. A run in this game meant two consecutive baskets. GAME SUMMARY: Spurs 91, Lakers 85 Mercifully it ended, San Antonio outlasting the Lakers, 91-85, as both teams played without their injured franchise player Friday at Staples Center. They hadn't met without Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant in the lineup since November 1996, which made Friday's game a thing of ugly.
October 31, 2013 |
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: ESPN, TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 1-1; Spurs 1-0. Record vs. Spurs (2012-13): 1-2. Update: The Spurs were the ones who put an end to the Dwight Howard era in Los Angeles, sweeping the Lakers in the first round of the playoffs last season. Tim Duncan left the Spurs' season-opening 101-94 victory over Memphis because of a bruised chest after getting inadvertently elbowed early in the third quarter Wednesday.
October 17, 2013 |
If a city wants healthier residents, it might consider new signs in its parks and other simple measures, according to a Rand Corp. study out Thursday that indicates it can be inexpensive to get people to be more active. Given the widespread calls for Americans to exercise more, from the first lady to the corner gym, the researchers decided to see if they could increase use of and activity in local parks. They picked 50 parks in Los Angeles, gave some of them $4,000 apiece to spend in efforts to increase use of the parks, and then looked at what happened from 2007 to 2012 The study found that spending on marketing and outreach increased physical activity by 7% to 12%, compared with parks that did not make changes.
October 13, 2013 |
BOSTON - When Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino strolls to the plate at Fenway Park, the public-address system blares the opening lyric to his walk-up song: "Don't worry about a thing …" The Red Sox faithful promptly finish the second half of Bob Marley's lyrics, singing in unison: " 'Cause every little thing gonna be all right. " Perhaps no one really believed it late Sunday night, not after right-hander Max Scherzer struck out 13 batters and gave up two hits through seven innings, one day after the Red Sox struck out 17 times and were almost no-hit in Game 1. BOX SCORE: Red Sox 6, Tigers 5 But just when worrying seemed to be back in vogue in Boston, David Ortiz hit a two-out grand slam on the first pitch from Joaquin Benoit in the eighth inning, tying the score, 5-5. The Red Sox won it in the ninth inning on Jarrod Saltalamacchia's single to left field to drive in Jonny Gomes from third base, beating the Detroit Tigers, 6-5, and tying the American League Championship Series at a game apiece.
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October 7, 2013 |
"We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate . " - President Obama, in his second inaugural speech So much for that. I happen to hold with those who think that Republicans have engineered an unpopular government shutdown for reasons that border on irrational. They want to kill Obamacare, which is already the law of the land, and they want debt-ceiling leverage by threatening to withhold money they've already spent.
October 2, 2013 |
A crackdown on Greece's neo-fascist Golden Dawn party, including the arrest of six lawmakers, has set off a frenzied debate about whether Athens authorities are persecuting political opponents. Condemnation of the racist and nationalist ideology of the party has emanated from human rights advocates for years. Golden Dawn thugs on motorcycles are notorious for sweeping through immigrant neighborhoods to beat dark-skinned people with clubs and smash their market stalls. But it took the slaying of a white Greek rap musician to spur the government to investigate the group and charge its leaders with belonging to a criminal organization.
September 25, 2013 |
The Commerce Department is providing $10 million in grants to support four California projects that will bring 1,000 jobs to the state, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said Wednesday. California was one of 11 states the Commerce Department targeted for $21 million of grants aimed at spurring economic and job growth. The grants "will help implement economic development projects that aim to boost job creation and sustainable economies in 11 states," Pritzker said in a news release.
September 23, 2013 |
To make the playoffs, the Lakers need to be better than seven teams in the Western Conference. In the first three of 14 entries, the Lakers were ruled better than the New Orleans Pelicans and Phoenix Suns but not as good as the Oklahoma City Thunder . Are the Lakers better than the San Antonio Spurs? Point Guard Tony Parker is often be overlooked on the list of top point guards, but he shouldn't be. The Lakers, like most of the league, always seem to have problems covering Parker.
September 18, 2013 |
The global economic crisis that has come to be known as the Great Recession appears to have fueled an increase in suicides, including an estimated 5,000 additional deaths in 2009, a new study says. Although previous research has linked the recession to higher suicide rates in various countries, no studies have tried to measure these effects on a global scale. So researchers at the University of Hong Kong and other institutions examined suicide trends in 54 countries around the world, using data on unemployment, gross domestic product and suicide deaths from the World Health Organization, the International Monetary Fund and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.