May 15, 2013 |
OAKLAND - Klay Thompson had just outdone himself and nearly everyone else in recent NBA playoffs. The shooting guard scored 29 points for the Golden State Warriors in the first half of a Western Conference semifinal game against San Antonio earlier this month. He finished with 34 points, 14 rebounds and three steals in a victory. Someone in the family wanted more, though, and you probably don't need two guesses if you're even vaguely familiar with the Thompson family's picky patriarch.
May 9, 2013 |
Much has happened to the planet since 1984, and now Google has come up with a way to have a spectacular, bird's-eye view of the changes. In partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, NASA and Time magazine, Google has put together a website that features high-quality satellite pictures of Earth for every year since 1984 for every part of the world. Users can locate any spot on the planet and then watch the tool cycle through images taken between 1984 and 2012. "Today, we're making it possible for you to go back in time and get a stunning historical perspective on the changes to the Earth's surface over time," Google said in a blog post . PHOTOS: Google Street View images of the highest points on the planet The images were taken by Landsat satellites as part of a joint mission of NASA and the USGS.
May 7, 2013 |
Grigor Dimitrov stunned Novak Djokovic in the second round of the Madrid Open on Tuesday, beating the top-ranked Serb, 7-6 (6), 6-7 (8), 6-3, for the biggest win of his career. The 28th-ranked Bulgarian saved three set points in the first before taking the lead, and Djokovic then appeared to hurt his right ankle while trailing 4-2 in the second. Djokovic, who ended Rafael Nadal's eight-year winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters last month, said the loss had more to do with poor preparation than an injury.
May 5, 2013 |
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Excuse David Ragan if he had to ask how to get to Victory Lane. He was, after all, a 100-1 underdog to win at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday afternoon. But he was the last man standing on a grueling afternoon when he squeezed past a number of NASCAR veterans on the last lap to pull off a huge upset in the Aaron's 499. “This is a true David vs. Goliath moment,” he said. “Man, this is special.” Ragan used a push from Front Row Motorsports teammate David Gilliland to overtake veterans Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth on a green-white-checkered finish shortly after sunset.
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May 4, 2013 |
Classmates at Roosevelt Middle School in Glendale were stunned after a 13-year-old boy was struck and killed by a school bus on Thursday. Authorities continued to investigate the crash. One item left at a memorial at the site was a white bike, known as a ghost bike, placed there by Danny Gamboa of Long Beach, who regularly leaves ghost bikes at sites where bicyclists have either been injured or killed in crashes in the L.A. area. The Los Angeles County coroner on Friday identified the boy as Jonathan Hernandez, who died shortly after being struck by, and trapped underneath, a school bus Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Riverdale Drive.
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April 30, 2013 |
Los Angeles police are investigating the death of a DUI suspect whom officers stunned with a Taser prior to his arrest. The suspect, Mark Courtier, 50, also “suffered a laceration to the face … during the takedown” the LAPD said in a statement published Tuesday. Investigators said officers initially were called to a traffic accident in the 400 block of North Vermont Avenue on April 4, when they saw Courtier attempting to flee the scene. “One of the officers deployed a Taser gun in 'direct stun mode' on Courtier, until officers were able to overcome his resistance and handcuff him,” the police statement said.