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NBA Finals: LeBron, Los Angeles Lakers beat Miami Heat for 2-0 series lead

NBA Finals: LeBron, Los Angeles Lakers beat Miami Heat for 2-0 series lead

Sports
Oct. 2 (UPI) -- LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the short-handed Miami Heat 124-114 on Friday night to grab a 2-0 series lead in the NBA Finals. James came close to a triple-double with 33 points, nine assists and nine rebounds and Anthony Davis sank 14 of his first 15 shots en route to 32 points to move the Lakers halfway to their first championship since 2010. Advertisement The Lakers -- wearing the Kobe Bryant-inspired "Black Mamba" uniforms -- shot 51% from the field and took a season-high 47 3-pointers to counter the Heat's zone defense. Los Angeles improved to 4-0 in the postseason when wearing the all-black uniforms, one of the many tributes to the Lakers legend who died in a January helicopter crash. "This is what it's all about," James said. "We're thinking about the...
Hospital ship USNS Mercy leaves Los Angeles

Hospital ship USNS Mercy leaves Los Angeles

Business
May 15 (UPI) -- The Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy left Los Angeles on Friday after serving as assistance to area hospitals dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Mercy departed the World Cruise Center Terminal of the Port of Los Angeles for San Diego, its home base, after treating a wide variety of patients. Several surgeries, including the ship's first pacemaker replacement procedure, were performed. The 1,000-bed hospital ship arrived on March 27, not to treat COVID-19 patients but to handle other patient concerns as local hospitals dealt with the virus. The vessel is now expected to return to its home port in San Diego. Over the course of its six weeks in port in Los Angeles, the vessel treated a total of 77 patients, including 36 surgeries overall, USNI reported. "We came to Los Angele...
Los Angeles offers virus tests to all, still has unused kits

Los Angeles offers virus tests to all, still has unused kits

Technology
LOS ANGELES -- With ample coronavirus tests and not enough sick people seeking them, the mayor of Los Angeles recently did something on a scale no other major U.S. city had done — allow anyone with or without symptoms to be tested as often as they want. A website to book a test was quickly swamped by residents in the nation’s second-largest city and the surrounding county who couldn’t get tested under more stringent guidelines and were concerned they were infected or could be asymptomatic carriers unwittingly exposing others. But despite overbooking to compensate for a third of the people who didn't show up, the city still has thousands of tests that aren't being used each week, according to figures provided to The Associated Press by the mayor's office. “Wasted tests at a time when we s

Minor earthquake shakes Los Angeles area, no damage reported

Technology
A minor earthquake shook the Los Angeles region but no damage was reportedByThe Associated PressApril 22, 2020, 3:24 PM1 min read1 min readLOS ANGELES -- A minor earthquake shook the Los Angeles region early Wednesday but no damage was reported, authorities said. The magnitude 3.7 quake occurred minutes after midnight and was centered in the area southwest of downtown, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The Los Angeles Fire Department conducted a citywide survey and found no damage, spokesman Nicholas Prange said. The community reporting website operated by the USGS received about 17,000 reports characterizing the shaking from moderate to weak. The quake occurred just to the east of the Inglewood Oil Field at a depth of 7.2 miles (11.6 kilometers). “I’m happy to have slept thru last night
Chris Taylor signs two-year deal with Los Angeles Dodgers to avoid arbitration

Chris Taylor signs two-year deal with Los Angeles Dodgers to avoid arbitration

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Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers and utility player Chris Taylor agreed to a two-year contract extension, the team announced Friday. League sources told the Orange County Register and Sports Illustrated that the sides avoided arbitration when they reached an agreement on a two-year, $ 13.4 million extension that includes salaries of $ 5.6 million this season and $ 7.8 million in 2021. The team didn't disclose financial terms of the agreement. Taylor, 29, missed more than a month with a fractured left forearm last season. In 124 regular-season games, he posted a .262 batting average with 12 home runs, 52 RBIs and eight stolen bases. Taylor earned $ 3.5 million in the 2019 season. According to the Orange County Register, he asked for $ 5.8 million in arbitration, and the Dodgers off...