July 5, 2012 |
Times basketball reporter Mike Bresnahan chats with CineSport's Noah Coslov about the Lakers' acquisition of Steve Nash and the possibility of pursuing Magic center Dwight Howard. The two-time MVP of the NBA brings a floor leadership that the Lakers haven't had since the days of Magic Johnson. Nash is a career 49% shooter from the field, including 43% from three-point range. He's also No. 5 in career assists and one of a handful of players to average better than 90% from the free-throw line.
June 27, 2012 |
Pick, Team: Player, Age, Pos., Ht., Wt., School/Country (with comment) 1. New Orleans: Anthony Davis, 19, PF, 6-10, 220, Kentucky Many consider him draft's only impact player. 2. Charlotte: Thomas Robinson, 21, PF, 6-9, 240, Kansas Bobcats need a big man; plays with energy. 3. Washington: Bradley Beal, 18, SG, 6-4, 201, Florida Shooter Wizards need alongside John Wall. 4. Cleveland:Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, 18, SF, 6-7, 228, Kentucky He's a good defender, rebounder, passer.
June 27, 2012 |
NEW YORK — "Wheels of Fortune," the Los Angeles Times series that exposed the world of Buy Here Pay Here car dealers, was honored with a Gerald Loeb award at a ceremony here Tuesday night. The Wheels series by Business reporter Ken Bensinger won in the Large Newspapers category, eclipsing two entries from the Wall Street Journal and one from the New York Times in that competition. Bensinger's stories explained the shrewd business model that underpins Buy Here Pay Here. The buyers are people who need cars to get to work but whose credit is so poor they can't qualify for traditional loans.
June 23, 2012 |
Apple Inc.just gave its retail employees more reasons to like working for the company, but after a New York Times article Saturday focusing on Apple employees, it begs to be asked whether Apple was just trying to pad itself before the story dropped. The Cupertino, Calif., company in the last week announced that its 30,000 U.S. retail employees would get bigger discounts on hardware ($500 off most Macs and $250 off iPads, on top of the 25% discount they already receive), invitations to receive and test its next operating system ahead of its release, and early raises that had not been expected until September -- with some workers getting as much as a 30% increase, according to 9 to 5 Mac. It all sounded like one of the most successful companies in the world was just passing along the fruit of that success to its lower-level employees.
June 1, 2012 |
Orlando Woolridge, who played two of his 13 seasons in the NBA with the Lakers, died Friday, the Shreveport Times reported. He was 52. According to the report, Woolridge had been under hospice care for a chronic heart condition at his parents' home in Mansfield, La. In his college career, Woolridge was best known for his role in helping Notre Dame reach the Final Four in 1978 as a freshman. As a senior, his last-second jumper snapped the 28-game winning streak top-ranked Virginia then held.
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May 15, 2012 |
Emergency response times provided by Los Angeles fire officials to the public and City Hall leaders cannot be trusted because of problems with software used to prepare the numbers, according to a report by an expert assigned to audit the Fire Department's data analysis . The report called on the department to stop using the software until the problem is fixed and recommended an overhaul of the unit that analyzes statistics for Fire Chief...
May 5, 2012 |
ROUND 1: Referee Tony Weeks gave final instructions, and the fight's underway. Mayweather throws a left hook. Mayweather jabs. Cotto keeps his head down, leading with his left. They're separated twice. Cotto tries a hard right, Mayweather dodges. It happens again. Mayweather sneaks a left to the body. Judges: Robert Hoyle, 10-9 Mayweather; Patricia Morse Jarman, 10-9 Mayweather; Dave Moretti, 10-9 Mayweather. ROUND 2: Cotto picks up Mayweather and leans him to ropes.
March 28, 2012 |
Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid on Wednesday addressed last week's report in The Times , citing two unnamed sources, that the Eagles were interested in signing Peyton Manning, and that Reid threatened to walk away from his job if he didn't get more personnel control. As he did in a press release Friday, Reid emphasized that "Mike's my guy," in reference to quarterback Michael Vick, and that he has had personnel control "over the years. " "I've got the final say," he said.
March 26, 2012
Superstar Kobe Bryant spent four of the last six minutes of the Lakers' 102-96 loss to Memphis on Sunday sitting on the bench, a move that Times reporter Mike Bresnahan tells CineSport's Noah Coslov was "very surprising. " Bresnahan, who has covered the Lakers for eight years, says he cannot remember Bryant spending that much time on the bench during a competitive game. Bryant was taken out of the game with 5:45 to play and the Lakers down, 93-79. He remained on the bench with his left hand tucked under his chin while Coach Mike Brown left Metta World Peace on the floor.
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March 21, 2012 |
The only woman in a sea of men in suits, Dorothy Townsend can't help but stand out in the official photograph of the Los Angeles Times team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 1966 for coverage of the Watts riots. The picture also inadvertently documents Townsend's other historic role at the newspaper. After insisting on being reassigned from "the women's pages" in early 1964, she became the first female staff writer to cover local news in a city room long populated only by men. Townsend, who wrote for The Times from 1954 to 1986, died March 5 of cancer at her Sherman Oaks home, said her cousin, Louise Hagan.