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November 1, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
Kobe Bryant completed almost one week of in-depth conditioning but declined to provide a targeted return date. He recently said he would need three consecutive weeks of solid conditioning before playing in a game. "This week was a good start. I was able to run and run pretty well," he said Friday before the Lakers faced San Antonio. "I've been able to push pretty hard and the next day, come back, push hard again. The recovery of it has been pretty good this week.
October 18, 2013 | By Jessica Ogilvie
Sanya Richards-Ross is a four-time track-and-field gold medalist for the United States. In the WEtv reality show "Sanya's Glam & Gold," her life training for the Olympics and living - and working - with her family was documented. Richards-Ross, 28, talked to us about what it takes to stay in shape for the world's highest-stakes sporting event, how she manages to work alongside her family and whether her workouts have changed over the years. Will you be competing in the next Olympics?
October 11, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
What looked like a troubling turn of misfortune among Ducks forwards Thursday night transformed into a sigh of relief Friday morning. Centers Nick Bonino and Mathieu Perreault, who left Thursday's 6-0 victory over the New York Rangers early because of lower body injuries, returned to skate at Friday's practice. Also Friday, forward Kyle Palmieri returned to practice after getting hit in the head on the road and missing Thursday's game. Perreault, who has two goals, left Thursday's game first after getting bumped in the head.
October 11, 2013 | By Mary MacVean
UCLA Health encourages a little goofing off on company time. But inefficiency is the last thing on the agenda. At least three days a week, employees from 10 departments at UCLA Health facilities gather as the music gets cranked up for a 10-minute workout. It's called Bruin Break, an adaptation of the "instant recess" initiative developed to motivate "mouse potatoes" by the late Dr. Antronette Yancey, a UCLA public health professor. One recent morning, physical therapists, administrative staff, the lift team (as in lifting patients)
October 10, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
ST. LOUIS - Andre Ethier was optimistic Thursday about his chances of playing center field either as a starter or substitute in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series. "It's definitely looking like I'll play defense on the field," Ethier said. Manager Don Mattingly said Ethier could be in the starting lineup. On Thursday, Ethier underwent what he described as his toughest workout since Sept. 13, the day he injured his lower left leg. Ethier hasn't started a game since then.
September 7, 2013 | By Shan Li
Greta Goplen stood in position with a cane at the ready, like a ninja warding off invisible foes. As an instructor yelled out directions to the class - "left, left, jab, jab, nose! right, right, jab, jab, nose!" - the 59-year-old raised her walking stick and nimbly thrust it out kung-fu style, swinging it to either side before jabbing it backward. Half an hour later, the class ended. A dozen women quickly sat down to rest artificial hips and arthritic knees. "But I'm not done killing yet," Goplen said, bashing an imaginary mugger on the ground.
September 1, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
If the first weekend of the high school football season is any indication of what's to come, fans had better be prepared to see lots of scoring. Twenty-two teams scored 50 or more points, and five were in the 60s. Blame it on the spread, no-huddle offenses, which are allowing teams to run plays in rapid fashion, creating more scoring opportunities. "It's definitely because of more plays," said Corona Centennial Coach Matt Logan, whose team scored 60 points against Henderson (Nev.)
August 31, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
While Marcus Landry has yet to sign a contract with the Lakers, the free agent forward is expected to join the team for training camp. On Friday, Ryan Ellerbusch of Maximum Exposure WI released a video clip on YouTube showing Landry's offseason workout. Former Milwaukee Vincent and Wisconsin #Badgers forward @Mlandry11 expected to be sharpshooter this year for @Lakers . - Ryan Ellerbusch (@RyanEllerbusch) August 30, 2013 Landry was a solid presence on the Lakers' summer-league squad where he averaged a team-high 15.2 points through five games.
August 30, 2013 | By Melinda Fulmer
This fluid kettle bell combination will work your entire body. It requires that you master two old-school weightlifting movements, the clean and the jerk. Once you get it down, says David Schenk, co-founder of Cross Train LA in Hollywood, you'll turn to it again and again because it works so many muscles in such a short time. What it does The combination works your hamstrings, quads, upper and lower back, grip, shoulders and triceps. And the double-dip movement allows you to lift heavier weights overhead for a longer time.
August 30, 2013 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
The Hollywood Bowl is meant to be an exceedingly pleasant place to spend a mild Southland summer evening. The real truth is that this unseasonable summer has probably been a gift to the Bowl gift shop, at least for selling sweat shirts to the unprepared. Thursday night, however, the gods of global warming were content. The temperature was warm enough for the Los Angeles Philharmonic players to remove their jackets but not sweltering for the audience. Brahms' most lyrical symphony, his lullaby-laden second, was on the bill.
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