November 3, 2013 |
Xavier Henry will start in place of Nick Young on Sunday night against Atlanta, Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni said. The Lakers' third-leading scorer was an unheralded off-season signing but outperformed Young through three games. Henry is averaging 13 points and shooting 40%. Young is averaging 8.3 points and shooting an abysmal 27%. "Just [trying] to find a better spot for Nick, maybe get a little bit more production out of him," D'Antoni said. "[Henry] has played as well if not better than anybody.
October 30, 2013 |
Maybe Jay Leno has a case of senioritis, because the soon-to-be-departing "Tonight Show" host appears to be slacking off in the joke-writing department. Leno - who will vacate his "Tonight" role in February after more than 20 years behind the desk - was caught this week recycling one of his own jokes about President Obama and Joe Biden. "Remember the old days when President Obama's worst embarrassment was Joe Biden?" Leno joked Tuesday, in reference to the tech-plagued Obamacare rollout.
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October 26, 2013 |
Getting between the Westside and the San Fernando Valley on Saturday night and Sunday morning is going to be a problem. The 405 Freeway at the Sepulveda Pass will be briefly closed over the weekend while construction crews pour concrete and pave two major bridges spanning the major thoroughfare. Crews will begin closing lanes on the southbound 405 from Valley Vista Boulevard to Skirball Center Drive at 10 p.m. Saturday, with a full closure expected from 1 to 4:30 a.m. Sunday, according to the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority . Closure of northbound lanes will begin at 10 p.m. Saturday with full closure from Getty Center Drive to the Skirball onramp from 3 to 6 a.m. Sunday.
October 22, 2013 |
On Nov. 27, 2011, the Ducks lost a seventh consecutive game, to the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs, and Anaheim's coach then, Randy Carlyle assessed, “We just seem to be dead between the ears.” Three days later, after the team won for just the third time in 19 games, Carlyle was fired and Bruce Boudreau was named the new coach. Tuesday night, Boudreau's Ducks (7-1), riding a record-tying seven-game winning streak, start an eight-game road trip against Toronto (6-3), now coached by Carlyle.
October 16, 2013 |
The Senate shutdown/debt limit deal announced earlier today continues to build momentum, with the Senate expected to approve the measure tonight. The House is then expected to give its final approval before sending the bill to the White House, though many conservative House Republicans and prominent conservative groups have voiced opposition to any such plan. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) took to the Senate floor Wednesday to praise the bipartisan deal that would reopen the federal government until Jan. 15, and extend the debt limit until Feb. 7. LIVE BLOG: Keep reading for latest developments in real time below Other provisions of the deal mandate the creation of a bipartisan budget conference and income verifications for those receiving subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. The deal is expected to pass in the House -- which had a tumultuous series of failed proposals and missteps Tuesday -- and eventually be signed by President Obama before the debt limit deadline Thursday.
October 15, 2013 |
In 2011, Scotty McCreery was fresh off a win on "American Idol" and eager to ingratiate himself with the moms and daughters who presumably propelled him to victory. The result, as heard on "Clear as Day," was a comically innocent vision of teenage courtship in America: "We shared a Coca-Cola," he sang, "Sittin' on a log. " Two years later, McCreery, now 20, is a bona-fide country star, which means freedom - or enough of it anyway to choose one constituency or the other. And on "See You Tonight," he aims for the daughters in a big way, putting his sturdy baritone to work in songs that propose hooking up in an impressive variety of settings, from his truck ("Get Gone With You")