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  • NCAA tournament: Florida eliminates UCLA once again, 79-68

    NCAA tournament: Florida eliminates UCLA once again, 79-68
    Top-ranked and No. 1-seeded Florida is going to its fourth consecutive Elite Eight in the NCAA basketball tournament. UCLA is going home to Westwood for the fourth time since 2006 after meeting the Gators in the NCAA tournament, this time getting beat,...
  • Honda Center has been a rough place to play for Arizona

    Honda Center has been a rough place to play for Arizona
    If Arizona enters the NCAA West Regional this weekend with any expectation of an easy road, it needs a history lesson. Better yet, a four-leaf clover. The Wildcats are seeded No. 1 in a region that includes Baylor, Wisconsin and San Diego State. They...
  • There's more to Lakers' sad story than is being told

    There's more to Lakers' sad story than is being told
    For much of our adult lives, the Lakers have been the toast of the town. That's why the anguish is so understandable now that they are merely toast. But in the midst of all the noise, have we not missed some of the more salient points? Are we so...
  • This time, Wichita State has the major target on its back

    This time, Wichita State has the major target on its back
    It takes years to climb the mid-major success ladder and minutes for it to be pulled out from under you. Last year, Gonzaga finally got to the top rung when it entered the NCAA tournament as the top-ranked team in the nation. The Bulldogs rolled...
  • Jeanie Buss explains Kobe Bryant's contract, Phil Jackson situation

    Jeanie Buss explains Kobe Bryant's contract, Phil Jackson situation
    Let there be no doubt. Jeanie Buss is the Lakers' most powerful executive. "Ultimately the buck stops with me," she said in an interview with Time Warner Cable SportsNet. "I'm president and governor of the team and I have empowered the basketball...
  • Lakers' Mike D'Antoni says he doesn't think about his job security

    Lakers' Mike D'Antoni says he doesn't think about his job security
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni says he doesn't think about whether he'll be back next season, preferring instead to chronicle the progress of the team, not his job security. "It's not my place to have a sense" on a possible return as...
  • Lakers can't handle Al Jefferson and the Bobcats in 110-100 loss

    Lakers can't handle Al Jefferson and the Bobcats in 110-100 loss
    Al Jefferson simply dominated the Lakers on Friday night, scoring 40 points while taking 18 rebounds to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to a 110-100 victory at Staples Center. The 6-foot-10 center shot 18 of 32 from the field in 38 minutes, scoring only four...
  • An unsettled air in John Wall's slam dunk contest victory

    An unsettled air in John Wall's slam dunk contest victory
    NEW ORLEANS — It was hard to tell what shocked fans more, the NBA's new dunk contest rules or a performance by Vanilla Ice. Maybe contest organizers should think twice, twice baby. Washington's John Wall was declared the winner in fan voting...
  • East pulls out all the stops to beat West, 163-155, in All-Star game

    East pulls out all the stops to beat West, 163-155, in All-Star game
    NEW ORLEANS — Defense won the NBA All-Star game. No joke. Well, maybe a chuckle is in order. The East wasn't exactly hand-in-the-face tough during a game that featured a record 318 points and zero blocked shots, but it did manage to stop the...
  • Letters: As bad as it gets for Lakers (they hope)

    Letters: As bad as it gets for Lakers (they hope)
    I hope Chick Hearn doesn't have cable in heaven. John C. Borrego Temecula :: How bad was it at Staples Center on Thursday night? It was so bad that that Justin Bieber pulled his pants up, so that he could make a quick getaway. It was so bad...
  • Obama announces initiative for young black and Latino men

    Obama announces initiative for young black and Latino men
    WASHINGTON — After addressing the issue of race sparingly in his first term, President Obama on Thursday unveiled an initiative explicitly aimed at a group he says demands urgent attention — black and Latino young men. Obama announced a...