May 27, 2012 |
The Kings arrived in Los Angeles for the first time in October 1967, the day after their last preseason game. Team announcer Jiggs McDonald, following owner Jack Kent Cooke's orders, had spent the previous afternoon scouring St. Louis for props - a Stetson for “Cowboy” Bill Flett, a Native American headdress for “Chief” Bryan Campbell and a beret for Real “Frenchy” Lemieux. The Inglewood High School band played. Players were introduced. The team was whisked away to a hotel and then toddled off to the Long Beach Arena for practice.
May 21, 2012 |
SANA, Yemen -- A suicide bomber targeting soldiers rehearsing for a military parade killed as many as 96 people Monday in a sign that Islamic militants are taking their fight to the capital after intense battles in the provinces with U.S.-backed government forces in recent weeks. The blast appeared to mark a shift in tactics by an Al Qaeda-linked group that for months had been concentrating on towns in the south. It indicated that militants, who have been unnerved by increased U.S. military and drone strikes, are expanding north in a campaign to upend the fragile government of President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi.
May 5, 2012
Kathleen Dier-Saltz and her husband, Larry, visited Portugal in September to celebrate his 60th birthday. In Braga, near the country's northwestern corner, the couple happened upon groups of college-age students, some dressed in elaborate uniforms. As Dier-Saltz watched the students, these two young women took a backward glance. The West Hills resident used a Nikon D3000.
April 25, 2012 |
USC is entering the final weeks of the spring semester, so a group of USC football players got together and went to class -- in full uniform. Quarterback Matt Barkley, safety T.J. McDonald, receivers Robert Woods and Marqise Lee, running back Curtis McNeal and center Khaled Holmes took part. The athletic department's video department documented their tour of campus. Barkley and about a dozen other players are scheduled to travel to Haiti in May to help build houses and help with relief efforts in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake.
April 15, 2012
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April 7, 2012 |
The game ran late, as night games sometimes do, so it was nearly 11 p.m. when the Dodgers finally cleared out of their locker room. With the final players heading for home, clubhouse attendants began gathering crumpled uniforms in a cart. They started two big washing machines going in a room beside the showers. "A lot of laundry to do," said Alex Torres, an assistant clubhouse manager. "We'll be here all night. " This is the part of Dodger Stadium that fans don't see. PHOTOS: Pitch to pitch: A behind the scenes look at Dodger Stadium After the last out is recorded on the field, after the parking lots empty and the lights dim, a new kind of competition begins.
April 3, 2012 |
Nike revealed its new NFL uniforms Tuesday. And unlike the somewhat unconventional looks of the company's college apparel, the pro football garments are sticking with a mostly traditional look ... with one exception. The Seattle Seahawks were the only team that requested a new look from Nike, which took over the NFL clothing license from Reebok on April 1. And, boy, did they ever get a new look. Anyone who thinks neon went out in the '80s with lip gloss and plastic bracelets may need to think again.
March 24, 2012 |
Reporting from Phoenix -- Andre Ethier is paying for new uniforms for the baseball team at inner-city Camelback High. Ethier attended nearby St. Mary's High in Phoenix. “I've been pretty excited and choked up about this,” Camelback Coach Todd Goertzen said. Camelback reached the state finals in 1985, but the baseball program declined as the surrounding neighborhood changed. Most of the players are sons of Mexican immigrants who didn't play baseball before high school because of the high cost of equipment.
March 20, 2012 |
He's a real-life action hero to the Occupy protest crowd -- a gray-haired, mustachioed retired police captain who happens to love the Occupy movement, especially in Philadelphia. Ray Lewis, 60, who served for 24 years as one of Philly's finest, has appeared in public to support Occupy protests in the city -- while wearing his old police uniform and cap. That hasn't sat well with current Philly cops who wear the uniform, or with the local police union. The Philadelphia police department and the union have demanded that Lewis stop wearing his old captain's uniform to Occupy protests.
March 14, 2012 |
Over the next eight months, presidential campaigns will spend hundreds of millions of dollars to penetrate the suburban living rooms of people like 33-year-old Sarah Hays. "I agree with certain parts of the philosophies of both parties," Hays said in a recent interview as two of her three children - ages 6, 4 and 21 months - played within reach at their St. Louis-area home. "I'm a Catholic, and I'm pro-life, and that's very important to me," she said, "but I don't believe that pro-life means only antiabortion.