August 6, 2013 |
The Phoenix Suns have purchased a unique Internet domain name. According to the website Domain Name Wire , the Suns spent $5,300 to buy the domain "beat.la" -- a nod to the Suns long-time rivalry with the Lakers. Technically the ".la" is a country code for Laos, but it's somewhat of a creative loophole. The Lakers may not actually consider Phoenix a rival, but rivalries are not always a two-way street. The Suns may be able to double-up their usage on their new registration with the Clippers now a power in the Pacific Division.
August 5, 2013 |
AT CONNECTICUT When: 4 p.m. PDT. Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. On the air: TWC , TWC Deportes. Records: Sparks 13-7, Sun 6-12. Record vs. Sun (2012): 2-0. Update: Candace Parker has a bone bruise in her right wrist and did not travel with the team to Connecticut. Parker, who has missed the team's last two games because of the injury, is listed as day to day, and the team says there is no immediate timetable for her return.
July 30, 2013 |
It's official: Denzel Washington will return to Broadway in a revival of "A Raisin in the Sun. " The theater world has been buzzing that the Oscar winner would star in an upcoming production of Lorraine Hansberry's prize-winning drama. The actor confirmed the rumors at the New York premiere of his comedy “2 Guns,” the Wall Street Journal reported . PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage While plugging the film "Flight" last year, Washington said he was planning to return to Broadway in 2014, with Kenny Leon directing and Scott Rudin producing.
July 28, 2013 |
OAKLAND -- Center fielder Mike Trout was blinded by the light Sunday, losing two fly balls in the sun that dropped for run-scoring hits in the Oakland Athletics' 10-6 come-from-behind victory over the Angels in the Oakland Coliseum. "Those are things you can't control," Trout said after the Angels blew leads of 5-0 in the second inning and 6-5 in the sixth to fall 13 games behind the first-place A's in the American League West. "You can't catch what you can't see. " The Angels scored four runs in the first inning on run-scoring singles by Howie Kendrick and Mark Trumbo and a two-run single by Alberto Callaspo . Erick Aybar tripled and scored on Kendrick's groundout in the second.
July 28, 2013 |
Jennifer Dalhausser likes to call her husband, Phil, the Tim Duncan of beach volleyball. Tall, bald and emotionless on the court. Back when they started dating in 2010, Jennifer remembers while Phil was away competing, she would check out highlights on YouTube from his early playing days. He was passionate, celebrating raucously and clearly enjoying himself. But rather than comfort Jennifer, that made her sad. It showed her how impassive, even melancholy, he had become while rising to be the world's best player.
July 25, 2013 |
NASA offered a peek of the first batch of images and physical data from its new IRIS solar observatory, the first detailed look at a little-understood layer of the sun sandwiched between the surface and glowing outer corona. Researchers have just begun to analyze the data from IRIS, which is known officially as the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph. The ultimate goal of the mission is to shed light on how this mysterious layer - known as the interface region -- powers the sun's atmosphere and churns the solar winds that flow through the entire solar system.
July 19, 2013 |
GULLANE, Scotland - Friday's second round of the British Open was more like a game of king of the mountain than a golf tournament. Many tried to get there. Only Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez stayed on top. He shot even par 71, to go with his 68 Thursday, and three under par was better than anybody else in the field could do, on yet another day of high temperatures, bright sunshine and a lightning-fast Muirfield golf course. LEADERBOARD: British Open The weekend might resemble a calvary charge.
July 12, 2013 |
If tsunamis on Earth don't seem terrifying enough, imagine the power of such a monstrous wave on the sun -- bigger, faster and made of searing plasma. Scientists have spotted two solar tsunamis that have allowed them to accurately measure the sun's magnetic field. The results, published by the journal Solar Physics, should help researchers better understand the makeup of the sun's "quiet corona" and help predict when coronal mass ejections threaten Earth. Solar tsunamis, spotted initially in 1997, are caused when a coronal mass ejection is hurled from the sun out into space.
July 12, 2013 |
Those of us who have been paying attention to the sun this year have been a little ... disappointed. 2013 was supposed to be the year of solar maximum -- the peak of an 11-year cycle when the number of sunspots that mar the sun's surface is at its highest. These sunspots, which are actually cool areas on the sun's surface caused by intense magnetic activity, are the sites of spectacular solar flares and CMEs, or coronal mass ejections, which can send billions of tons of solar material hurtling into space.