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statue of longtime kings voice bob miller is unveiled outside of staples center


they got it right, coaxing cold bronze into capturing the warmth of a man who was a constant presence in the life of kings fans for more than four decades.the statue of bob miller that was unveiled saturday night outside of staples center has a welcoming, friendly presence, like the man himself.the bronzed version of miller — created by husband and wife sculptors julie rotblatt-amrany and omri amrany — holds a microphone in his right hand, representing the 44 years he spent as the broadcast voice of the kings, and has his left arm upraised in greeting. it’s a slice of a life well-lived, a man well-loved by those who learned about the game and its characters from him. “you felt like he was with you in your living room,” said luc robitaille, who gave miller plenty of goal-scoring moments to






kings will honor former broadcaster bob miller with a statue outside staples cen


hall of fame former kings broadcaster bob miller will be the latest local icon to have a statue outside staples center.the statue will be unveiled before a jan.13 game against the ducks, the kings announced wednesday. miller will be the third person from the kings to have a statue in the plaza outside the arena, after luc robitaille and wayne gretzky. he will join former lakers play-by-play announcer chick hearn as broadcasters to be honored.“there are moments in a person’s career that never enter your wildest dreams,” miller said in a release. “a statue of me unveiled outside staples center is something i never thought of in my life. i wish to thank aeg and l.a. kings management for this distinction. i am truly honored to be joining some of the great athletes of our time, as well as my go






longtime kings broadcaster bob miller will have statue of him unveiled saturday


bob miller needed to catch a replay.the announcer who called thousands of plays live, without missing a beat, missed the ending to the kings' oct. 28 game against the boston bruins. sitting poolside in hawaii, he monitored the game on his phone and television but stepped away and later saw a headline that said that the kings won — in overtime, it turned out — on a faceoff play with 0.9 seconds left.advertisementeven then, miller couldn't believe it."i [thought], 'i think i got some bad information,' " miller said.it was a first on two fronts for miller: the kings won on a play he had never seen during his 44 years as kings broadcaster, and he was on vacation in-season for the first time in as long as he could remember."that was kind of weird going somewhere in october and the team is playi






longtime kings broadcaster bob miller will have statue of him unveiled saturday


bob miller needed to catch a replay.the announcer who called thousands of plays live, without missing a beat, missed the ending to the kings' oct. 28 game against the boston bruins. sitting poolside in hawaii, he monitored the game on his phone and television but stepped away and later saw a headline that said that the kings won — in overtime, it turned out — on a faceoff play with 0.9 seconds left.advertisementeven then, miller couldn't believe it."i [thought], 'i think i got some bad information,' " miller said.it was a first on two fronts for miller: the kings won on a play he had never seen during his 44 years as kings broadcaster, and he was on vacation in-season for the first time in as long as he could remember."that was kind of weird going somewhere in october and the team is playi






kings hit the road for critical game against the edmonton oilers


next upkings at edmonton oilerswhen: tuesday, 6 p.m. pdt.on the air: tv: fswest. radio: 790.update: this will be the teams’ fourth of five meetings. the oilers hold a 2-1 lead in the season series, including a 2-0 victory at edmonton on march 20. they can clinch their first playoff spot since 2006 if they defeat the kings. nhl scoring leader connor mcdavid and linemate leon draisaitl have combined for 27 points in their last seven games.the kings have lost three of their last four games and are 4-5-1 in their last 10, leaving them outside of a playoff position with only eight games remaining. jeff carter, who leads the kings with 31 goals, hasn’t scored a goal in seven games and has only one in his last 13. defenseman drew doughty ranks second in the nhl in average ice time per game at 27






kings next up: play host to the playoff-bound chicago blackhawks


kings vs. chicago blackhawkswhen: saturday, 3 p.m. pdtwhere:staples centeron the air: tv: fs west; radio: 790update: the most meaningful thing about the kings’ final home game of the season is that it also will be the final home game of broadcaster bob miller’s hall of fame career. miller will retire after calling sunday’s season finale in anaheim.chicago (50-23-8), meanwhile, will finish the season with the best record in the western conference but needs to get itself right for the playoffs after losing three in a row and six of its last nine.the blackhawks’ patrick kane is tied with pittsburgh’s sidney crosby for second in the nhl scoring race with 88 points, nine behind edmonton’s connor mcdavid.captionopening day for los angeles dodgersthe sights and sounds of the dodgers' opening day.






kings' bob miller still in hospital, undergoing more tests


bob miller, the longtime broadcast voice of the kings, remained in a local hospital sunday and was continuing to undergo tests in an effort to determine why he had not been feeling right the past few days.miller, 78, had quadruple byp surgery almost a year ago, an event that led medical personnel to exercise caution and send him to the hospital on urday after he experienced some discomfort while preparing for a pre-all-star game broadcast.miller is not expected to call the play-by-play of the kings’ next game, tuesday at arizona. the game after that, against colorado on wednesday at staples center, will be aired on nbcsn, meaning he wasn’t scheduled to call that game. the team’s plans beyond that are not known.according to a team spokesman, miller watched sunday’s all-star game on tv and “






kings broadcaster bob miller hospitalized


longtime kings broadcaster bob miller was taken to the hospital urday afternoon after experiencing some discomfort as he prepared for a live broadcast before urday’s nhl all-star skills events at staples center, a team spokesman said.miller, 78, underwent a series of tests and will remain overnight for observation at usc medical center, the kings said via their official twitter account. he had quadruple byp surgery last year and e back this season to work a reduced schedule. his medical history factored into the decision to take him to the hospital, said mike altieri, the kings’ senior vice president of communications and broadcasting.altieri said miller hadn’t been feeling right and was examined on site by medical personnel. as a precaution, the decision was made to have miller undergo ad






kings broadcaster bob miller hospitalized


longtime kings broadcaster bob miller was taken to the hospital urday afternoon after experiencing some discomfort as he prepared for a live broadcast before urday’s nhl all-star skills events at staples center, a team spokesman said.miller, 78, had quadruple byp surgery last year and e back this season to work a reduced schedule. his medical history factored into the decision to take him to the hospital, said mike altieri, the kings’ senior vice president of communications and broadcasting.altieri said miller hadn’t been feeling right and was examined on site by medical personnel. as a precaution, the decision was made to have miller undergo additional tests.altieri also said miller was in good spirits as he was transported to the [email protected] helene elliott o






metropolitan division's nhl all-star victory has a strong kings connection


bob miller, the longtime broadcast voice of the kings, has suffered a mild stroke, according to a statement released by the club on sunday.miller, 78, is at usc keck hospital. he was taken there on urday after saying he hadn’t been feeling right while preparing for a broadcast in a nce of...bob miller, the longtime broadcast voice of the kings, has suffered a mild stroke, according to a statement released by the club on sunday.miller, 78, is at usc keck hospital. he was taken there on urday after saying he hadn’t been feeling right while preparing for a broadcast in a nce of... (helene elliott)






kings can stop but need more scoring pop as second half of nhl season begins


bob miller, the longtime broadcast voice of the kings, has suffered a mild stroke, according to a statement released by the club on sunday.miller, 78, is at usc keck hospital. he was taken there on urday after saying he hadn’t been feeling right while preparing for a broadcast in a nce of...bob miller, the longtime broadcast voice of the kings, has suffered a mild stroke, according to a statement released by the club on sunday.miller, 78, is at usc keck hospital. he was taken there on urday after saying he hadn’t been feeling right while preparing for a broadcast in a nce of... (helene elliott)






nhl won't be a part of the 2018 winter olympics


the nhl is not going to the 2018 winter olympics in south korea.the league announced its decision monday afternoon, saying the matter was “officially closed.”the league says no meaningful dialogue had materialized in talks with the nhlpa, international olympic committee and international ice hockey federation. the league wanted to close the matter before the playoffs, which begin april 13.team owners have complained that stopping the nhl season for three weeks every four years wasn't worth it. nhl players had participated in the previous five olympics dating to 1998. many players expressed a strong desire to go, and washington capitals star alex ovechkin has said he plans to go regardless of nhl participation.captionlakers honor shaquille o'neal with giant statue outside staples centerform






kings announce plans to honor broadcaster bob miller, call up jonny brodzinski


the kings will hold a bob miller appreciation day on april 8, honoring their hall of fame announcer on the final weekend of his 44-year career.miller, 78, recently said health issues had forced him to retire from play-by-play duties after he calls the kings’ last two regular-season games, on april 8 at staples center against the chicago blackhawks and on april 9 at anaheim against the ducks.fan involvement will be part of the events designed to honor miller. fans are invited to sign a special signature wall during a pregame fan fest outside of the arena on april 8 and they are being encouraged to submit their favorite photos and/or messages about miller via social media, using the hash-tag #thankyoubob. some of those photos and messages will be featured in the arena during the game.“as far






former nfl star michael irvin investigated in sexual battery case


police in florida are investigating sexual battery allegations made by a woman against former nfl star michael irvin.fort lauderdale police confirmed wednesday that the hall of fame receiver's name was listed on a sexual battery incident report. the report says the alleged encounter involving irvin took place at a fort lauderdale hotel on march 22.a police spokeswoman said no other details were available, and irvin has not been charged in the case. an attorney for irvin did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.the 51-year-old irvin starred for the university of miami and the dallas cowboys. he was elected to the pro football hall of fame in 2007 and has worked as an analyst on the nfl network. in 2011, irvin settled a woman's lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault.captionlak






ucla's football opener against texas a&m moved to sunday, sept. 3


ucla announced wednesday that its football season opener against texas a&m at the rose bowl has been pushed back one day to sunday, sept. 3, to give the game more of a featured television time slot before the start of the nfl season.the game will start at 4:30 p.m. or 5 p.m. pdt on a station to be announced later.the aggies defeated the bruins, 31-24, in overtime last season at kyle field in college station, texas, after ucla rallied from a 24-9 deficit in the fourth quarter. ucla quarterback josh rosen, who engineered that late comeback with passes that went for a touchdown and a two-point conversion, is expected to be back for the rematch after undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery in november.the bruins will open spring football practice on tuesday morning on campus.captionlakers ho






patrick ewing will reportedly return to georgetown as head basketball coach


patrick ewing has been hired as georgetown's men's basketball coach, more than two decades after he led the hoyas to their only national championship, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told the associated press on monday.the person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school has not announced the hire.ewing has been an assistant coach with the nba's charlotte hornets and had hoped for years to land a head coaching job in the pros.instead, he returns to college, rejoining the program he helped win an ncaa title in 1984 with coach john thompson jr. ewing is replacing thompson's son, john thompson iii, who was fired as coach last month after two consecutive losing seasons.the blog casual hoya first reported the hire.captionlakers honor shaquille o'neal with giant statue outsid






lakers center ivica zubac to miss remainder of season with high ankle sprain


lakers center ivica zubac suffered a high ankle sprain against the minnesota timberwolves on thursday and will miss the last two weeks of the nba season, the team said.an mri exam friday confirmed the initial diagnosis. zubac will be re-evaluated after the season ends the lakers said.zubac moved into the starting lineup on march 12. he began to see real playing time in mid-january, but was splitting time between the lakers and their development league team, the d-fenders.zubac said after the game that he wasn't sure how he suffered the injury. it happened just 2 minutes and 14 seconds into the game.zubac started 11 games for the lakers. he averaged 7.5 points and 4.2 rebounds in 16 minutes per game.captionlakers honor shaquille o'neal with giant statue outside staples centerformer laker sh






trump turns down offer to throw ceremonial first pitch for the nationals


reports that president trump might throw out the ceremonial first pitch for the washington nationals on opening day turned out to be fake news.actually, a report tuesday from politico that the nationals offered the president that opportunity appears to have been true.but a nationals spokesman told reporters later tuesday that trump has declined the team’s offer to take part in the festivities when it opens the regular season monday against the miami marlins “due to a scheduling conflict.”had trump accepted, he would have been the 14th u.s. president to toss out a first pitch for a washington-area major league baseball team.captionlakers honor shaquille o'neal with giant statue outside staples centerformer laker shaquille o'neal had a statue unveiled in his honor at staples center.former la






stars from the past wow nhl standouts


bob miller, the longtime broadcast voice of the kings, has suffered a mild stroke, according to a statement released by the club on sunday.miller, 78, is at usc keck hospital. he was taken there on urday after saying he hadn’t been feeling right while preparing for a broadcast in a nce of...bob miller, the longtime broadcast voice of the kings, has suffered a mild stroke, according to a statement released by the club on sunday.miller, 78, is at usc keck hospital. he was taken there on urday after saying he hadn’t been feeling right while preparing for a broadcast in a nce of... (helene elliott)






local players on mlb 40-man rosters, for section


rowan wick, pitcher, cypress college::tampa bay raysmatt andriese, pitcher, uc riversidebrad boxberger, pitcher, uscmatt duffy, third base, long beach statedylan floro, pitcher, cs fullertonevan longoria, third base, long beach state::texas rangerstanner scheppers, pitcher, dana hills hs::toronto blue jaysmarco estrada, pitcher, long beach statekevin pillar, outfielder, cs dominguez hillstroy tulowitzki, shortstop, long beach state::washington nationalsmatt grace, pitcher, uclagrant green, second base, uscvance worley, pitcher, long beach statecaptionlakers honor shaquille o'neal with giant statue outside staples centerformer laker shaquille o'neal had a statue unveiled in his honor at staples center.former laker shaquille o'neal had a statue unveiled in his honor at staples center.caption






kings' bob miller still in hospital, undergoing more tests


bob miller, the longtime broadcast voice of the kings, has suffered a mild stroke, according to a statement released by the club on sunday.miller, 78, is at usc keck hospital. he was taken there on urday after saying he hadn’t been feeling right while preparing for a broadcast in a nce of urday’s all-star festivities. “he is under the care of a team of specialized physicians, and he is doing well and in good spirits,” the kings’ statement said.miller, who had quadruple byp surgery last february, will be replaced by ralph strangis on the broadcast of the kings’ game at arizona on tuesday.according to a team spokesman, miller watched sunday’s all-star game on tv and “wants to thank our fans for the support.”miller missed most of last season after his byp surgery and returned this season to w






kings honor bob miller, rally to beat blackhawks, 3-2


the kings pulled out a rousing victory for longtime broadcaster bob miller in the final home game of his hall of fame career, as drew doughty scored 27 seconds into overtime to give them a 3-2 victory over the chicago blackhawks saturday at staples center. exciting though the finish was, the game had no playoff impact for the long-since eliminated kings or for the west champion blackhawks beyond giving kings fans and miller cause to cheer together one last time.kings forward dustin brown tied the score with 55 seconds left in the third period to prolong miller’s final home game. doughty, who has grown into a leadership role and has had to carry his young defense partners most of this season, provided the winner to leave the kings’ home record this season at 23-16-2. they will finish the re






bob miller's retirement is the end of a golden era of broadcasting in l.a.


there had to be laughter, because no event featuring bob miller could be stodgy or not reflect the love he felt for his play-by-play job and for the kings, whose games he described with exasperation and exhilaration during 3,351 broadcasts over nearly 44 seasons.and it was appropriate that there was some sadness too, as miller announced that the effects of quadruple bypass surgery and two strokes within the last year had made it impossible for him to continue with his old enthusiasm and energy.“i think it’s time to retire,” he said, “and hopefully have some quality time left with my family.”tears welled in the eyes of his latest and longest-tenured broadcast partner, jim fox, as miller said he will relinquish his microphone after calling the kings’ last two regular-season games, on april 8






bob miller to retire as kings' play-by-play announcer


kings broadcaster bob miller has relinquished his microphone, a reluctant decision but one that was strongly recommended by his doctors to safeguard his health after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery early in 2016, suffered a mini-stroke three months later, and had another stroke in january.miller, 78, was in his 44th season calling kings games. he had cut back his schedule drastically and eliminated travel to games outside pacific division cities, but even that reduced workload proved too much.“i don’t want this to be a sad situation. i’ve had a great time working with people and visiting with fans down through the years,” he said at a news conference at staples center held in the chick hearn press room, named for the legendary lakers announcer and the man who helped miller get the ki






kings announcer bob miller still on mend


bob miller, the hall of fame television play-by-play announcer for the los angeles kings, will miss another seven games while he continues recuperating from a mild stroke he suffered last month. the team said monday that miller is recovering at home and “remains in great spirits.” the 78-year-old announcer was stricken on jan. 28 and admitted to a hospital where he underwent an undisclosed procedure. the kings said miller will provide another update on his return near the end of the month. he is in his 44th season with the kings. miller missed the final three months of last season because of quadruple bypass surgery. miller had already reduced his travel schedule during the team's 50th anniversary season. he planned to call 58 games, including all home games, and the first round of the pla






kings, ducks release preseason schedules


the kings will play eight exhibition games before the 2017-18 nhl season, according to the schedule released thursday, including two during a previously announced trip to china. the ducks will play seven preseason games. each team will face the expansion vegas golden knights.the kings’ schedule includes split-squad games because of their league-promoted trip to china. the kings will face the vancouver canucks on sept. 21 in shanghai and on sept. 23 at beijing.the regular-season schedules for 2017-18 will be released next week.here are the preseason schedules, with all times pacific:kingssept. 16 vs. vancouver at staples center, 2 p.m.sept. 18 at arizona, 7 p.m.sept. 21 vs. vancouver at shanghai, time tbd (split squad)sept. 22 at anaheim, 7 p.m.sept. 23 vs. vancouver at beijing, time tbd (s






kings look to build off solid performance in win over ducks


trevor lewis of the kings hardly ever gets tapped on the shoulder to take part in a shootout. and when it happened late saturday night, he wasn’t flowing with confidence.lewis was sent out in the fourth round against ducks goalie ryan miller. it so happened that miller and lewis practiced together in informal offseason skates, and miller had stopped lewis in a shootout in 2013.“i think i’ve shot in two shootouts in my life and one was against him,” lewis said.lewis actually had four previous shootout attempts in his 10-year career with no success, until he beat miller cleanly with a wrist shot to help the kings earn a 2-1 win at staples center.“i think he’s studied shooters a lot and i’ve shot on him in the summertime quite a bit, so i think he kind of knew what i was going to do, so i swi






what we learned from the kings' win over the ducks


the ducks punched. the kings counterpunched.one was quite literal, in the form of kevin bieksa’s knockout blow to the kings’ andy andreoff. the other was a gritty, low-scoring win the kings needed in a season that was sinking fast.they prevailed, 2-1, in the fourth round of a shootout at staples center in a game between two struggling teams that got better the longer they went.here’s what we learned:the kings won’t put this on their mantlethey were on the verge of a regulation loss to a vulnerable rival that was missing its leading scorer (rickard rakell), top two centers (ryan getzlaf, ryan kesler) and fielding a lineup heavy on minor league players. a regulation loss would have put the ducks only two points behind the kings in the pacific division.that’s not really a confidence builder f






unbeaten middleweight gennady golovkin sits atop the top 10 pound-for-pound boxe


next fight: while 2016 fighter of the year frampton said last month he wants to exhaust all efforts to stage the trilogy fight, it makes more sense for santa cruz to repeat his southland showdown against secondary wba champion abner mares, a bout that could fill staples center.others: 11. manny pacquiao, welterweight; 12. deontay wilder, heavyweight; 13. oscar valdez, featherweight; 14. errol spence jr., welterweight; 15. danny garcia, welterweight.captionopening day for los angeles dodgersthe sights and sounds of the dodgers' opening day.the sights and sounds of the dodgers' opening day.captionopening day for los angeles dodgersthe sights and sounds of the dodgers' opening day.the sights and sounds of the dodgers' opening day.captionfans at the dodgers 2017 season openerfans celebrate as






kings honor bob miller, rally to beat blackhawks 3-2


unable to make the playoffs this season, the kings succeeded at prolonging venerated announcer bob miller’s final home broadcast and ushered him toward retirement with an emotional comeback victory over the chicago blackhawks.dustin brown, who had handed the stanley cup to miller after the team’s 2012 triumph, scored with 55 seconds left in regulation and drew doughty scored the winner 27 seconds into overtime saturday to cap off the team’s tribute to miller with a 3-2 victory. the 78-year-old hall of famer’s final call at staples center was as exultant as the final call made at dodger stadium by iconic dodgers broadcaster vin scully, who ended a 67-year hall of fame career in september by describing a home run by charlie culberson that clinched the national league west title. the key diff






la 2024 leaders talk with olympic officials about possible 2028 bid


with much of the international sports world gathered at a convention in denmark this week, olympic officials met with bid committees from los angeles and paris on monday to discuss the possibility of naming two winners in the competition to host the 2024 summer games.the international olympic committee sought feedback on the formation of a working group that will consider giving 2024 to one city and 2028 to the other.both candidates — the only two remaining in the race — had previously pushed back against the idea of accepting an event that wouldn’t take place for another 11 years.nothing seemed to change after monday’s discussions.“we remain committed to bidding for the 2024 games and look forward to future discussions with the ioc working group as the bid progresses,” la 2024 said in a s






former dodger pedro guerrero hospitalized after stroke


former dodgers world series mvp pedro guerrero was hospitalized in new york after suffering a stroke, according to his wife, roxanna jimenez.jimenez said the 60-year-old guerrero was taken to the hospital monday afternoon. she said that initially, doctors said he was brain dead but a second opinion confirmed he was in a coma.“it was his second massive stroke,” jimenez said tuesday in a radio interview. “he's recovering, the doctor said he can improve. he opened his eyes and is trying to communicate.”guerrero played 15 seasons in the majors with the dodgers and st. louis cardinals. the slugger was the 1981 world series co-mvp with the dodgers and played in five all-star games.captionopening day for los angeles dodgersthe sights and sounds of the dodgers' opening day.the sights and sounds of






watch a player with no arms drain three-pointers for his middle school basketbal


jamarion styles lost both of his arms when he was a baby because of a rare bacterial infection.but the 13-year-old from delray beach, fla., never seems to let that prevent him from achieving his goals. months after making headlines because of his drumming skills, styles is showing what he can do on the basketball court.just watch him drain three-pointers for eagles landing middle school without the use of prosthetic limbs.snap videosee more videosas for the drums, styles taught himself to play at a community center near his home. back in december, some students at the university of florida used 3-d printed materials and other low-cost materials to craft prosthetic devices to help styles with his musical endeavors.delray beach teen gets 3d printed prosthetic armjamarion styles lost his arms






bob miller's retirement from the kings means the end of a royal era in los angel


that smile was bob miller’s first mistake.still a young man, still fairly new to the job of announcing hockey games for the los angeles kings, he should have been more careful around team owner jack kent cooke.cooke was notorious for badgering employees, threatening to fire anyone who let the phone on their desk ring more than three times before answering.on this particular morning, he had summoned miller and broadcast partner dan avey to discuss advertising. he wanted to triple the number of promo spots during games.when miller responded there wasn’t enough time, cooke proposed blending commercials into the play-by-play, using the kings’ biggest star and a popular automaker as an example.“you will say ‘there is marcel dionne scooting down the ice like a datsun,’” he suggested. “what do yo






jerry west and shaquille o'neal forged a relationship over free-agent negotiatio


when shaquille o’neal became a laker, then-general manager jerry west took him to the forum.look up, west said.o’neal looked up. he saw championship banners. he saw retired jerseys. he saw some of the greatest to ever play the game.“he said, ‘i know you got a lot of things going on, your movies, your music career, your commercials,’” o’neal recalls west telling him. “‘at the end of this, when it’s all said and done, your name could be up there or you could be a bust.’ i didn’t want to be a bust. i wanted to be next to kareem and magic.”today, west will be there as o’neal’s statue is unveiled at staples center, not far from where the bronze likeness of west stands. o’neal’s statue will hover above the grounds outside staples center.“someone who brought something other than just another grea






kobe and shaq team up again at o'neal's statue unveiling


the two of them sat next to each other on stage. they laughed, they joked, they acknowledged each other’s place in the franchise’s lore.as they did it, a fraught chapter in lakers history closed.“brother, thank you,” shaquille o’neal said to kobe bryant, standing on a stage at star plaza in front of staples center, as bryant sat near him, smiling. “we pushed each other. we had our battles. we had our times. we always had respect for each other, and we were able to win three championships. definitely couldn’t have done it without you. i appreciate you very much.”moments later, the crowd chanted a countdown, then a gold cloth fell, revealing a bronze sculpture hanging from a staples center awning, depicting o’neal hanging from a rim after dunking with both hands, his feet swinging into the a






kings finish big homestand with 2-0 win over sabres but out of playoff position


it was supposed to be the homestand that saved the kings’ season.with the playoff race entering the home stretch, they would play seven consecutive games at the staples center, one against the team they’re chasing and three against teams with losing records.if the kings were going to go on a tear, this was where it would start.two weeks later, they filed out of the staples center having gone 4-2-1 on the homestand, capped by thursday night’s uninspired 2-0 victory over the buffalo sabres.that’s good, but not good enough. because what had been a one-point deficit in the western conference wild-card race is now a four-point gap — with seven fewer games in which to make it up.where two weeks ago there was hope, now there is mostly desperation.“we need to win every game,” forward tyler toffoli






bob miller's retirement means the end of a royal era in los angeles broadcasting


that smile was bob miller’s first mistake.still a young man, still fairly new to the job of announcing hockey games for the los angeles kings, he should have been more careful around team owner jack kent cooke.cooke was notorious for badgering employees, threatening to fire anyone who let the phone on their desk ring more than three times before answering.on this particular morning, he had summoned miller and broadcast partner dan avey to discuss advertising. he wanted to triple the number of promo spots during games.when miller responded there wasn’t enough time, cooke proposed blending commercials into the play-by-play, using the kings’ biggest star and a popular automaker as an example.“you will say ‘there is marcel dionne scooting down the ice like a datsun,’” he suggested. “what do yo






a normal lost phone tries to explore queer identity and falls short


a normal lost phone bothers me. as an adventure/puzzle game, it is experimental and intelligent. players must learn more about a lost phone and its owner. but as the game begins to explore lgbtq themes, it takes a turn for the uncomfortable.advertisementthe set up is simple. you have found a phone. examining text messages and learning more about the owner unlocks more and more information. you’ll uncover wifi p words, find hidden apps, and piece together a story by reading forum posts and text message. a normal lost phone’s unconventional structure leads to genuine brainteasers that provide a robust test of your deductive skills.as you progress, the game feels more and more invasive. it starts with the discovery of a dating app with two profiles: one for a man, another for a woman. they’re