What you missed while creating a damned interesting item in the local crime section of today's newspaper ...
• NBA: Kobe clinches scoring title as Lakers beat Hornets, secure No. 7 playoff seed. That bit of good news may have to tide you over for a few months LA fans, so enjoy.
• MLB: Vasquez loses no-hitter on a check swing — Doh! — as White Sox stomp Royals 4-0.
• Soccer: Kolo Toure picked a good time to figure out what those big nets are for; scoring his first goal of the season to give Arsenal a 1-0 win over Villarreal in the first leg of the European Champions League semifinals.