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November 28, 2012 | By James Rainey
Gay marriage proponents have good reason to feel they have momentum, with multiple election victories Nov. 6 and polls showing an increasingly welcoming public attitudes toward same-sex unions. Now one of the major advocacy groups pushing for marriage equality has invoked a higher authority to maintain momentum on the issue. A new television ad by the Human Rights Campaign, or HRC, features narration by Morgan Freeman - the actor known for possessing the sonorous “voice of God” - saying that the recent ballot box victories have “delivered a mandate for full equality.” The 30-second ad, running in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., targets opinion leaders as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares later this week to consider whether to take up same-sex marriage controversies, including California's Proposition 8, which limited marriage to individuals of the opposite sex. Voters in three states - Maine, Maryland and Washington - voted this month to legalize gay marriage.
April 27, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
DALLAS - Nick Bonino has been a part of 28 comeback wins with the Ducks this season. Sunday night was the steepest - and most significant - yet. Bonino lifted the Ducks to a 5-4 overtime victory over the Dallas Stars as top-seeded Anaheim clinched a demanding first-round Western Conference playoff series, four games to two Bonino's goal, 2 minutes 47 seconds into sudden death, capped a rally from a two-goal deficit in the final 130 seconds of...
May 16, 1992
Brenda Reiton, UC San Diego All-American, led the third-seeded Tritons to two victories Friday in the first day of the U.S. Women's Water Polo Nationals at College Park, Md. Reiton scored five goals and got three apiece from Jamie Dailey and Christine Townsend in a 14-3 victory over Cal. Reiton scored seven goals and Dailey five in an 18-2 victory over Bucknell in pool play. UCSD, seeded behind UC Davis and Slippery Rock, is vying for its third consecutive title.
April 27, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
He has the beard of a hockey player residing in the first round of the playoffs, not one of a man living for months in the mountains. Kings forward Jeff Carter offered a take on the attitude - and, well, altitude - of a now-compelling playoff series between the Kings and the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference quarterfinals. "Yeah, we're halfway there. Halfway up the mountain," Carter said Sunday afternoon at the Kings' practice facility in El Segundo. Game 6 is Monday night at Staples Center with the Sharks holding a three-games-to-two series lead.
According to Bob Baffert's recollection, Anet's victory in Monday's $300,000 Del Mar Derby was a first for the trainer at this track. "I don't think I've ever won a turf race here before," he said after his 3-year-old Clever Trick colt beat six rivals under Gary Stevens in 1:48 2/5 for the 1 1/8 miles. If that's the case, Baffert certainly has won plenty of races on the main track to make up for it and the current meeting has been a dream for him.
May 27, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
Ricky Nolasco etched his name in the record book of the Miami Marlins last week passing Dontrelle Willis to become the Marlins' all-time leader in victories. He tops a list on which Josh Johnson ranks third, A.J. Burnett fourth and Brad Penny fifth. Nolasco doesn't quite evoke the emotion of, say, Bob Gibson or Warren Spahn. Then again, the Marlins have only been in business since 1993. Here's a look at the winningest pitcher in the history of each current major league franchise in order of victories: Team: Pitcher, Wins Twins/Senators: Walter Johnson, 417 Giants: Christy Mathewson, 372 Braves: Warren Spahn, 356 Athletics: Eddie Plank, 284 Orioles: Jim Palmer, 268 Indians: Bob Feller, 266 White Sox: Ted Lyons, 260 Cardinals: Bob Gibson, 251 Phillies: Steve Carlton, 241 Yankees: Whitey Ford, 236 Dodgers: Don Sutton, 233 Tigers: Hooks Dauss, 223 Pirates: Wilbur Cooper, 202 Cubs: Charlie Root, 201 Mets: Tom Seaver, 198 Red Sox: Roger Clemens and Cy Young, 192 Reds: Eppa Rixey, 179 Blue Jays: Dave Stieb, 175 Royals: Paul Splittorff, 166 Angels: Chuck Finley, 165 Nationals/Expos: Steve Rogers, 158 Mariners: Jamie Moyer, 145 Astros: Joe Niekro, 144 Rangers: Charlie Hough, 139 Diamondbacks: Randy Johnson, 118 Brewers: Jim Slaton, 117 Padres: Eric Show, 100 Rays: James Shields,...
May 26, 1989 | Associated Press
Jon Peters, who set the national high school record of 51 consecutive victories last month, lost his first game as a scholastic pitcher Thursday night when West Orange-Stark no-hit his Brenham team, 3-0. Peters, who is 53-1 in his career at Brenham, remained two short of the Texas record for career victories as West Orange-Stark evened the best-of-three Class 4A regional semifinal playoff series. Brenham won, 5-2, on Wednesday. Brenham (27-2) has won an unprecedented three consecutive Class 4A titles.
June 18, 1985
Frances Buckless, coach at Alaska Fairbanks the last three season, has been named head women's basketball coach at Cal State Los Angeles. She has a lifetime record of 199 victories and 95 defeats.
November 12, 2003
"The grandchildren were singing, 'We are so proud of you.' But they wanted to know, 'Why did it take you so long?' " Dan Reeves, Atlanta Falcon coach, who started the season two victories shy of 200 but did not get his second victory this season until Week 10.
April 12, 2012
Four months after announcing his retirement from racing, jockey Patrick Valenzuela will return for the start of the Hollywood Park meeting on April 26, according to his agent, Tom Knust. "He was having a lot of personal problems before," Knust said. "His mind is good now. He feels he misses racing and feels he has three, four good years left. " Valenzuela, 49, has 4,233 career victories and rode Sunday Silence to victory in the 1989 Kentucky Derby. Knust said he expects Valenzuela to start exercising horses beginning next week.
April 27, 2014 | Helene Elliott
DALLAS - Goaltender Jonas Hiller tried to make the best of the bad situation he had helped create through his shaky play in the last weeks of the regular season, but there were times uncertainty overtook him and despair crept in. He lost his starting job to rookie Frederik Andersen and for a while appeared to have dropped to third on the depth chart behind another rookie, John Gibson. He was the Ducks' forgotten man, left by the wayside as the Ducks forged to the top of the Western Conference and designated Andersen their playoff starter against the Dallas Stars.
April 26, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SAN JOSE - At 21, Matt Nieto still looks very much like a college student talking about coming home for Christmas or spring break. But while Nieto happens to be employed by a successful hockey team, he still opts for comfort when he comes home to Long Beach. Where does he go first? "In-N-Out," Nieto said, smiling, answering without hesitation. "Every time I go home, the first place I go is In-N-Out. " You can take the kid out of Southern California, but you can't quite take all of Southern California out of the kid. Never mind that they have plenty of those burger spots in Northern California and San Jose.
April 26, 2014 | By Todd Martin
UFC 172 takes place Saturday night with the UFC running Baltimore for the first time. The event is headlined by a UFC light heavyweight title contest between champion Jon Jones and challenger Glover Teixeira. Jones, a dominant champion and a fighter considered by many to be the pound for pound best in the world, is coming off the most competitive fight of his career against Alexander Gustafsson. The question is how Jones will respond in his next fight against a competitor who has won 20 straight fights dating back to 2006, when his training partner Chuck Liddell was still UFC light heavyweight kingpin.
April 25, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
AT THE PLATE: Erick Aybar, who tweaked his stance last Monday so he is more upright in the box, had four hits and four runs. With 11 hits in 17 at-bats in four games, he has raised his average from .175 to .275. Howie Kendrick, who had three hits and scored three runs, is hitting .425 (17 for 40) in his last nine games. Since the start of 2006, Kendrick's .357 mark (74 for 207) against the Yankees is the best among players with at least 200 at-bats against them. Hank Conger had two run-scoring doubles and an RBI single.
April 25, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Here are five takeaways from the Clippers' breathless 98-96 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series Thursday night at Oracle Arena. The win gave the Clippers a 2-1 lead in the series: 1. Blake Griffin is on track to be the most valuable player of this series. The Clippers forward has 83 points in 91 minutes, even taking into account his Game 1 clunker in which he fouled out in only 19 minutes of play. He is powerful, efficient and has turned his one perceived weakness -- jump shooting -- into a strength, repeatedly making big baskets to curb the Warriors' furious comeback in Game 3. Griffin's 32-point effort -- on 15-of-25 shooting, no less -- made him the first Clipper to score 30 or more points in consecutive playoff games since Elton Brand did so in four consecutive games during the 2006 playoffs.
April 25, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
The Ducks knew they could count on home-ice advantage, not necessarily their power-play prowess. However, in a moment-of-truth Game 5 played before another standing-room-only crowd at Honda Center, they beat the Dallas Stars, 6-2, by setting a team playoff record with four power-play goals. Top-seeded Anaheim took a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference first-round series, with Game 6 Sunday in Texas. Ducks center and captain Ryan Getzlaf steadily gave the 17,334 in attendance reason to roar after missing Game 4 with an upper-body injury.
April 25, 2014 | Helene Elliott
Sometimes, coaches make lineup decisions based on a gut feeling. When those decisions backfire, their gut feelings can become spasms of tension, anxiety, and early-playoff-exit regrets. Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau, fighting a reputation of being unable to lead talented teams in Washington and Anaheim deep into postseason play, made several decisions Friday that proved pivotal in the 6-2 victory that gave the Ducks a 3-2 lead over the Dallas Stars in the teams' opening-round playoff series.
April 24, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
On Tuesday, Stephen Colbert stopped by "Late Show" to say hello to David Letterman, whom he will be replacing next year. On Wednesday, Colbert returned to "The Daily Show" to tell Jon Stewart how he had "won television. " Colbert got his start as a correspondent on "The Daily Show" from 1997 until 2005 when he left to host his own show, "The Colbert Report. " But on Wednesday, Colbert had to break the news to Stewart that he was ending his show, which airs immediately after "The Daily Show," to go to CBS. Stewart already knew this, but it didn't stop Colbert from breaking the news to him again.
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