Clippers advance past Spurs in Game 7

...semifinals for just the fourth time in franchise history.The Clippers, who faltered at home in Games 2 and 5, move on to face the Rockets starting Monday night in Houston."It's only round one, but that team over there, I mean, it's crazy that...
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Gimme a Smile: Advice from one mom to another

...when the kid needs help with his math homework. I can drill my son in the multiplication tables until we both turn blue in the face, but "five factorial" is a mystery to me. It doesn't help that the language to talk about math has morphed over the years...
Favorite American Pharoah rallies to win Kentucky Derby

...Zayats, who have suffered so much running these seconds," Baffert said. "We know what it is to just get punched right in the face."Zayat took a pre-Derby blow Friday, when one of his other horses, El Kabeir, was scratched because of a sore foot...
Mayweather wins richest fight ever

...price the week of the fight, prices dropped dramatically as the fight neared and some tickets were being resold for less than face value.Boxing fans called for the fight to be made five years ago, when both men were in their undisputed prime. But squabbles...
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My Turn: Controversial ideas needed during tough times

...the bill. To make matters worse, reasonable scenarios suggest we'll exhaust our savings accounts in three of four years and face additional budget tightening next year. Even if oil prices recover to, say $90 per barrel, our deficit will be in the $2...
Obamacare targeted in GOP compromise budget OK'd by House

...balance."Separately, the House moved ahead on spending bills for the departments of Veterans Affairs and Energy. Both measures face veto threats because they fall short of Obama's budget request, even as Republicans are skirting next year's budget limits...
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Survivors tell gruesome details of theater shooting

...crouching between the seats of a movie theater filling with tear gas, gunfire and screams, looked at her husband Caleb's bloody face and told a friend, "He's dead, he's dead."Prodeo Et Patria was 14 that night, and sitting with his parents somewhere...
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Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch dies at 91

...her a multimillionaire, a late-night fixture, the inspiring face that could stir droves of Weight Watchers adherents to a frenzy...herself, was now sitting beside Johnny Carson on television, her face staring out from boxes in the frozen food aisle. She would never...
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Capitals eliminate Islanders to advance

...Washington a 1-0 lead late in the second period, and Frans Nielsen pulled New York even early in the third.The Capitals now face the Presidents' Trophy-winning New York Rangers, who eliminated Washington from the 2012 and 2013 playoffs - in Game 7 each...
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Writers Weir: Ten years, memoir

...deserved to wear anything so expensive, but the look on her face as I wore it made me feel nothing less would have been right...honor my Huguenot ancestors who had escaped to Switzerland in the face of religious persecution. I took a train to Rouen to see where...


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