April 26, 2012 |
As the Lakers prepare for an otherwise meaningless season-finale Thursday against the Sacramento Kings, Kobe Bryant does have something significant he could try to achieve. Bryant would surpass Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant for the league's scoring title if he drops at least 38 points, providing the most vivid example on how he's continuously turned back Fathertime. Just as many give up chocolate for the Lent season, however, Bryant has professed all week "I don't care" about reaching such a milestone.
February 17, 2013 |
Rafael Nadal's comeback now includes a victory in the Brazil Open. When last we saw a healthy Nadal, he was carving up the competition, as per usual, on the clay courts of Roland Garros for his seventh French Open title in June. Since then, the former top-ranked Spaniard has struggled through injury and illness. On Sunday, the 26-year-old now ranked No. 5 in the world routed No. 93 David Nalbandian of Argentina, 6-2, 6-3, to claim his 51st singles title on Sunday in Sao Paolo.
July 3, 2013 |
Harvey Weinstein loves a good fight -- especially if it helps him promote one of his company's movies. So when the MPAA's title registration bureau decided this week that the Weinstein Co. couldn't use the title "The Butler" on Lee Daniels' upcoming biopic about the life of a longtime White House butler because it's also the title of a 1916 short film owned by Warner Bros., Weinstein immediately went into outrage mode. Today, he announced the hiring of prominent attorney David Boies, who represented Al Gore in the 2000 recount fight and gay marriage advocates in the recent Supreme Court challenge to California's same-sex marriage ban, as well as filmmaker Michael Moore when he ran afoul of the Treasury Department after visiting Cuba for the Weinstein Co. film "Sicko.
November 25, 2012 |
Sebastian Vettel captured his third straight Formula One championship Sunday, overcoming a first-lap crash to finish sixth in a Brazilian Grand Prix won by Jenson Button under pouring rain at Sao Paulo. "It's difficult to find the right words," said Vettel, who at 25 became the youngest three-time champion in F1. "It's unbelievable. I'm still full of adrenaline. It was an incredible race. " Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, F1's most successful driver, finished seventh in his final race after 19 seasons.
February 3, 2012 |
Nick Diaz, reinstated to the Ultimate Fighting Championship main event Saturday in Las Vegas, will need to defeat hard-hitting Carlos Condit to attain the title he wants most of all. Diaz blew a prior chance to fight UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre after missing a publicity tour to promote the bout. UFC President Dana White replaced Diaz with Condit. Then, St-Pierre tore knee ligaments. He is expected to be sidelined until the early fall. So Stockton's Diaz was summoned back to face Albuquerque's Condit for the UFC's interim welterweight title in the bout at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
June 22, 2012 |
After hugging their families and the Larry O'Brien Trophy, the Miami Heat players went to the LIV nightclub in Miami Beach early Friday to celebrate the franchise's second NBA championship. The players reportedly spent an estimated $200,000 on champagne, including a 15-liter super-magnum-sized bottle called Ace of Spades. The players began filing into the nightclub around 2:30 a.m. and sat on the main stage, which had been converted into a VIP area. Chris Bosh was the last player to arrive, at about 4:30 a.m. LeBron James wore a T-shirt adorned with a drawing of his face and sang to the crowd.
September 17, 2012 |
With a two-week vacation just ending, I'm fully recharged and ready for the NBA's 2012-13 season. But are the Lakers? Oh, they're considered one of the heavy favorites to win the NBA title. But so are the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder. And with the gold standard in L.A. remaining championship or bust, that means there are still some unanswered questions. When will Dwight Howard fully rehab his back? To what degree will Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant be able to rest so that the veteran backcourt duo will become most efficient for the postseason?
June 30, 2012 |
Vicki Golden blazed past the competition to win her second consecutive Moto X Racing women's gold medal in a dominating performance. She finished 7.16 seconds ahead of Puerto Rico's Tarah Gieger to finish atop the field. “I got a good start and that was definitely the key,” Golden said. “It was so tight around the first corner, and I just kind of rode my race from there. PHOTOS: Summer X Games 2012 “Like last year, I just focused on what I needed to do and hit my marks and do everything I needed to do to stay up and win the race.” Gieger held off French rider Livia Lancelot by 2.08 seconds for her third consecutive second-place finish, with Lancelot claiming the bronze medal.
November 6, 2013 |
Bellflower St. John Bosco is seeking its 20th consecutive league championship in cross country on Friday in the Trinity League finals at Central Park in Huntington Beach. St. John Bosco is the defending Southern Section Division 3 champion. Leading the Braves is senior Gustavo Gonzalez and juniors Braden Estrada and Carlos Barrios. They ran 15:46, 15:48 and 15:55, respectively, in an earlier league meet. Eric.email@example.com
July 20, 2013 |
This post has been updated. See below for details. The spirit of compromise prevailed late Friday in the drawn-out legal battle over the title of director Lee Daniels' upcoming historical drama “The Butler.” The MPAA overturned its original ruling from earlier this month that would have forced the Weinstein Co.-distributed film - which stars Forrest Whitaker as a domestic servant who worked for eight sitting presidents in...