October 15, 2013 |
DUCKS VS. CALGARY FLAMES When: 7. Where: Honda Center. On the Air: TV: Prime Ticket. Radio: AM 830. Record vs. Rangers (2012-13): 2-1. Update: The Ducks, with forward Matt Beleskey sidelined because of a broken thumb, called up Devante Smith-Pelly from Norfolk on Monday. The Ducks are riding a four-game winning streak and have beaten Calgary 16 straight times at Honda Center dating to Jan. 19, 2004, a franchise record for consecutive home wins against one opponent.
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October 6, 2013 |
With her Dodgers dogged by injuries, Emma Amaya made a stop before work at the Our Lady Queen of Angels church in downtown Los Angeles, where she lit a prayer candle for her boys in blue. The next day, as the team prepared for game one of their series against the Atlanta Braves, Amaya, 57, rushed to take her train to Glendale, listening to the telecast on her iPhone, where she picked up her car for an hour drive to El Monte. There, amid countless bobbleheads like Vinny and Sandy and Fernando, her anxieties washed away in the warm pulsating glow of her television set and a growing Dodgers lead.
October 1, 2013 |
U.S. monthly auto sales declined in September for the first time in more than two years, in part because of a calendar quirk that landed Labor Day weekend sales in the August report. Automakers sold a little more than 1.1 million vehicles last month, a 4.2% decrease from September a year ago, according to Autodata Corp., an industry research firm. The single-month decline snapped a 27-month streak of year-over-year gains dating back to June 2011, according to Edmunds.com, the car shopping information company.
September 19, 2013 |
What a month of September it was for Anaheim Servite. Victories over Long Beach Poly, La Mirada and Edison on Thursday night, 31-14, means the Friars are on the move. Tate Beachley rushed for 108 yards and one touchdown and Nick Lopiccola gained 76 yards and scored two touchdowns to help the Friars improve to 3-1. They're off next week before a showdown game on Oct. 5 against Concord De La Salle at Santa Ana Stadium. Quarterback Travis Waller passed for 87 yards and had 27 yards rushing, including a touchdown.
September 8, 2013 |
Things had been going so incredibly well for the Dodgers, it had to be humbling. It had to be foreign and irritating, but mostly humbling. The Dodgers, who have been the best team in the major leagues for more than two months, were swept by the Cincinnati Reds, falling, 3-2, Sunday for the third consecutive game to drop their fourth game in a row. The Dodgers had not lost four games in a row since an eight-game losing streak in early May....
September 7, 2013 |
There was nothing quite like the fury of a scorned soccer nation. Costa Rica set the table for its revenge with some pregame challenges, designed to unsettle the visiting U.S. national soccer team. Once the World Cup qualifying game started, the Ticos got a big assist from the Americans, winning, 3-1, on Friday night at Estadio Nacional in San Jose. For months, the Costa Rican fans simmered with anger over a 1-0 loss to the U.S. in March in Colorado in blizzard-like conditions, feeling that the Americans had orchestrated the result.
September 7, 2013 |
And now presenting those loooosing Dodgers. That's right, the Dodgers -- destroyers of worlds -- are in a funk. They fell, 4-3, in 10 innings to the Cincinnati Reds, leaving them with their first three-game losing streak in three months. Three losses may not sound like the end of their baseball world, but given that they had won 36 of their previous 44 games, it's nothing if not a change of pace. It was their second consecutive one-run loss to the Reds, and in this one they were done in by the speed of stolen-base sensation Billy Hamilton.
September 5, 2013 |
When: 5 p.m. PDT. Where: BOK Center. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes. Records: Sparks 21-10, Shock 10-20. Record vs. Shock: 3-1. Update: After losing at Minnesota on Wednesday, the Sparks are 2 1/2 games behind the first-place Lynx in the Western Conference with three games remaining in the regular season. The Sparks finish their four-game trip at Tulsa before returning home to face Minnesota and Phoenix. The Sparks, who have lost two games in a row, have not finished first in the Western Conference since 2006.
September 3, 2013 |
Starting pitching continues to drive the Dodgers on one of the great runs in baseball history. They won again Tuesday, downing the Colorado Rockies, 7-4, at Coors field for their sixth consecutive victory. The Dodgers have had nine winning streaks of at least four games since they turned their season around June 22 -- that explains their 53-13 stretch. And the one consistent factor through all that has been the starting pitchers. Tuesday it was Ricky Nolasco's turn. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 7, Rockies 4 He went six strong innings, pushing his personal scoreless inning streak to 20 before surrendering a run in the fifth.
August 29, 2013 |
You could make an argument that Orel Hershiser's famed scoreless streak reached 60 consecutive innings. Of course, baseball historians would counter that your numbers don't add up. Before Hershiser held the Montreal Expos scoreless over the final four innings of a Dodgers victory on Aug. 30, 1988, officially embarking on a major league-record scoreless streak that would reach 59 innings by the end of the regular season, the pitcher secured the...