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March 24, 2012 | Wire services
Third-seeded Baylor did enough to shake off a fight-to-the-finish Xavier squad, 75-70, in Friday night's Sweet 16 matchup at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Bears will advance to their second Elite Eight in three seasons, where on Sunday they will face No. 1 Kentucky. Xavier wasn't easy to dismiss, despite Baylor's opening 14-2 lead that eventually extended to an 18-point advantage. The Musketeers closed to within three points with only 23 seconds to play, but Baylor hung on thanks to the dominant play of senior forward Quincy Acy. "They really kept fighting," Baylor Coach Scott Drew said.
April 11, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Xavier Henry underwent successful knee and wrist surgeries Friday, according to the Lakers. Henry was originally injured Dec. 29 in a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, suffering a bruised right knee that resulted in a cartilage abnormality. After a lengthy rehabilitation, Henry was able to return on March 3, but a few weeks later, he tore a ligament in his left wrist in a loss to the Washington Wizards. Henry's knee surgery was performed by Dr. Stephen J. Lombardo; his wrist was repaired by Dr. Steven Shin -- both at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic.
March 19, 2013 | Wire reports
The two conferences growing out of the old Big East are moving forward. Butler, Creighton and Xavier will join the so-called Catholic 7 schools in the new basketball conference keeping the Big East name, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement will not take place until Wednesday, when it will be made in conjunction with a news conference on the league's broadcast deal with Fox. Georgetown, St. John's, Villanova, Seton Hall, Providence, Marquette and DePaul left to form a new league for next season.
April 9, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Miami's loss has become UCLA's gain. Malcolm Bunche left Miami's football program seeking more playing time, and he fills UCLA's greatest need on the offensive line. Left guard Xavier Su'a-Filo made himself available for the NFL draft and Bunche slides nicely into what had been a vacancy. "He gives us that big body, gives us that experienced offensive lineman we need," Coach Jim Mora said. "He has acted a little bit like a mentor to some of those guys as well, in his own quiet way. I appreciate that he's here.
February 10, 2008 | From the Associated Press
CINCINNATI -- Drew Lavender reached in and smacked the arm of a La Salle player who was trying to get off a shot in the lane, drawing a whistle and a foul. When referee Gene Steratore headed toward the scorer's table and held up two fingers, then four, to signify the point guard's number, an Xavier fan lodged a protest. "Hey Geno," the fan yelled. "Give the little guy a break!" Lavender doesn't need any breaks. Usually, it's the other way around. The 5-foot-7, 160-pound point guard is the shortest player in the Atlantic 10, but has a knack for taking charge of a game in which size matters.
March 27, 2008 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
PHOENIX -- What is this, the Skyline Chili Crosstown Shootout? It's Bob Huggins against Xavier all over again. The Cincinnati-Xavier basketball rivalry could make USC-UCLA hoops look friendly, and now Huggins, the old nemesis, is sending his West Virginia team against Xavier in an NCAA West Regional semifinal. "I'm sure a lot of Xavier fans are glad he's not coaching UC anymore because when he was there, they were a real hard team to beat," said Xavier forward C.J. Anderson, a Cincinnati native who remembers when Huggins prowled the sideline.
March 12, 2004 | From Associated Press
From perfect to pummeled. Saint Joseph's first game as the nation's No. 1 team also was its first loss, a shocking 87-67 collapse against unranked Xavier in the Atlantic 10 quarterfinals Thursday. The Hawks entered with a 27-0 record, three victories from becoming the first team since 1991 to enter the NCAA tournament undefeated.
November 27, 1998
Two points warrant comment in "2 More Candidates Join Campaign to Unseat Alatorre" (Nov. 17). First, you report that I am "backing" Deputy Dist. Atty. Nick Pacheco in his bid for the 14th District L.A. City Council seat; I have taken no position in that race. Second, Councilman Richard Alatorre and I have always worked well together; it is an error to characterize us as "most bitter political foes" and allow this to damage a good working relationship. REP. XAVIER BECERRA D-Los Angeles
August 31, 2008 | Carolyn Kellogg
THE LONELY A'ida writes to her imprisoned lover, Xavier -- her letters form the bulk of the epistolary romance "From A to X." We hear from Xavier only in the notes he has made on the back of those letters, in which A'ida mixes the details of her day-to- day life with moments of genuine beauty and longing. "Now I look down at my hands that want to touch you and they seem obsolete because they haven't touched you for so long." A'ida draws a hand with this passage, as if to reach through the page and touch Xavier in his cell.
March 17, 2008
Teams Favorites: UCLA got its No. 1 seeding in the West and its first two games in Anaheim. Now the Bruins would like a healthy Luc Richard Mbah a Moute at forward. No. 2 Duke was also hopeful of a No. 1 until it lost to Clemson in an Atlantic Coast Conference semifinal. Xavier was ranked in the top 10 nationally before losing to St. Joseph's in an Atlantic 10 Conference semifinal. No. 4 Connecticut has the size, defense and outside shooting to contend. Cinderella search: No. 5 Drake was a preseason pick to finish ninth in its conference.
April 7, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Lakers guard Xavier Henry has been scheduled to undergo a pair of surgeries Friday to repair the wrist and knee injuries that have sidelined him for the rest of the season. Dr. Steven Shin will repair the torn ligament in Henry's left wrist and Dr. Steve Lombardo will perform arthroscopic surgery on the cartilage abnormality in Henry's right knee. A timetable for Henry's recovery will be given after the surgeries. Henry managed to have somewhat of a breakthrough season despite being limited to 43 games because of his injuries, averaging 10 points and 21.1 minutes per game.
April 4, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers closed the book on another player this season, one of many who couldn't quite get over their injury problems. Xavier Henry made it through a total of 43 games before the Lakers officially shut him down Friday because of wrist and knee injuries. He showed an appetite for driving to the basket and averaged 10 points in 21.1 minutes, almost all as a reserve. "My body is going to continually hurt as long as I keep pounding it and pounding it," Henry said Friday.
April 2, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
SACRAMENTO - Pau Gasol's vertigo came back with a vengeance and Chris Kaman's right calf wouldn't cooperate. It was almost time for assistant coaches Kurt Rambis and Mark Madsen to suit up for the Lakers. "Only if they let me wear the short shorts," Rambis said beforehand and, yeah, that wasn't really possible. So the Lakers plowed ahead with nine players and lost to the equally awful Sacramento Kings, 107-102, on Wednesday at Sleep Train Arena. The Lakers (25-50)
March 25, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
Steve Fisher, San Diego State's basketball coach, peered down from the high heaven of an NCAA news conference platform last Saturday and remarked, "This is a funny business we're in. " Fisher's words came after Xavier Thames had scored 53 points in 48 hours to lead the Aztecs out of an NCAA sub-regional in Spokane. It wasn't funny if you were trying to stop the senior known as "X," who was definitely a factor in giving a point-guard tutorial against New Mexico State and North Dakota State.
March 22, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Xavier Henry suffered a torn ligament in his left wrist in Friday's game, an MRI exam revealed Saturday. He will see a specialist to determine the severity of the injury. Henry might have been injured when he made a layup and stopped himself using the basket support. He played only eight games after missing more than two months because of a bone bruise and cartilage abnormality in his right knee. He is averaging 10.1 points this season. Lottery battle The 2009 NBA Finals weren't that long ago, were they?
March 2, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Xavier Henry made his second appearance with the D-Fenders (20-15) on Saturday night, scoring 19 points in a 137-126 overtime loss to the Legends (17-22) in Texas. The Lakers assigned Henry to the NBA Development League on Thursday as part of the 6-foot-6 swingman's rehabilitation from a knee injury. Henry was injured in a Lakers' loss on Dec. 29 to the Philadelphia 76ers, suffering a bone bruise and abnormality of the lateral meniscus. Former Lakers guard Manny Harris scored 30 points for the D-Fenders, including a layup in the final moments of regulation to force overtime.
November 12, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
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August 8, 1993
I am a Mexican-American Republican who served on Barry Goldwater's campaign staff in 1964 and ran for the House of Representatives in Arizona that same year, the first Mexican-American to run for a statewide office on the Republican ticket. I wholeheartedly agree with Xavier Hermosillo on the positions he took ("In-Your-Face Style Works Against Hermosillo," by George Ramos, Aug. 2). Everywhere one turns in this community, whether it be in the business world, in politics or in the social fabric of Los Angeles, the fact remains we are not, nor have ever been, adequately represented in proportion to our numbers or our importance in Los Angeles.
February 27, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Xavier Henry has yet to suit up for the Lakers in 2014, felled by a knee injury in a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Dec. 29. On Thursday, Henry will make an appearance with the D-Fenders in one of the final stages of his recovery from a bone bruise and abnormality of the lateral meniscus. Henry will join the Lakers' D-League affiliate as they visit the Texas Legends. Through 31 games with the Lakers, Henry has averaged 10.1 points. He's missed 27 games, just one of the many long-term injuries the Lakers have faced this season.
February 20, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
INDIANAPOLIS - Guard Jeff Baca, a sixth-round pick by Minnesota last season, is the only UCLA offensive lineman drafted since 2000. In that sense, former Bruins lineman Xavier Su'a-Filo could be a trendsetter. He's considered among the top interior linemen in this draft class and is a potential first-round pick. Su'a-Filo said Thursday that the lack of NFL linemen from the school during the past decade attracted him to UCLA. "That was one of the big reasons I went there," he said.
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