April 1, 2014 |
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting learned it the hard way: Once you've dated Superman, you can never go back. At least as far as the paparazzi are concerned. We're referring to the effects of "The Big Bang Theory" star's 10-day " relationship " last summer with Henry Cavill. "I had no one following me until I met Superman," Cuoco-Sweeting spills in the May issue of Cosmopolitan . "I've been in this business for 20 years, and my whole life, I could go anywhere, do anything. There had not been one paparazzi photo of me until like several months ago. The recognition was crazy.
March 28, 2014 |
Moving the UCLA basketball program forward is going to be tricky. The Bruins had a good season, reaching an NCAA regional semifinal for the first time since 2008 and pushing top-ranked Florida to the final minutes. For two days in Memphis - pregame and postgame - Coach Steve Alford talked about the "foundation" that was built. Less than 24 hours later, though, that foundation already had a crack. Freshman guard Zach LaVine will declare for the NBA draft, his family said Friday.
March 28, 2014
Not sure which game Bill Plaschke was watching when he wrote such glowing compliments of UCLA's Sweet 16 performance against Florida. Defense wins games in the tournament, and the Bruins' defense, absent for much of the season, was AWOL as Florida nailed jump shot after jump shot. But at least Steve Alford made great halftime adjustments .... oh, wait. UCLA lost to a less-talented, better-prepared, better-coached team. But they did beat the 12th and 13th seeds to get there. Another Steve-16 for UCLA ... just with a different Steve.
March 28, 2014 |
The NCAA tournament continues today with four games on the schedule in the Sweet 16 round: Michigan vs. Tennessee, Louisville vs. Kentucky, Iowa State vs. Connecticut and Virginia vs. Michigan State. Who do you think will win each game? 2014 NCAA tournament bracket Here's a quick look at each game, with comments from Tribune reporter Shannon Ryan, with accompanying poll. NO. 2 MICHIGAN (27-8) VS. NO. 11 TENNESSEE (24-12) WHAT: NCAA regional semifinal, Friday, 4:15 p.m. TV: Channel 2. Led by forward Jarnell Stokes , who is averaging 20.3 points in the tournament, Tennessee defeated Iowa by 13, Massachusetts by 19 and Mercer by 20. But will the Volunteers have fresh enough legs for their fourth game?
March 27, 2014 |
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - There were 10 minutes remaining in what would have been the maddest March moment of all. UCLA trailed top-seeded Florida by just one point. The streaking, upstart Bruins had the veteran Gators reeling, gasping, wondering. Steve Alford's kids were on the verge of stunning their way through South Regional semifinals and on to previously unimaginable greatness. "We really felt like were on the verge of taking the lead," said Norman Powell. "The energy was shifting.
March 27, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - The Senate confirmed Maria Contreras-Sweet, a former California official who founded a Los Angeles community bank, to head the federal Small Business Administration. Contreras-Sweet was approved Thursday by voice vote to the Cabinet position, which helps small businesses with loans and other assistance. She takes over for Karen Mills, a former venture capitalist who stepped down as the agency's administrator last year. President Obama said Contreras-Sweet "understands what it means to start a small business" and has "a proven track record of helping other small businesses succeed.