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March 16, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
The new documentary about Anita Hill opens with a close-up of a telephone and a bizarre voice mail message: "Good morning, Anita Hill. It's Ginni Thomas, and I just wanted to reach across the air waves, and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometime, and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband. So give it some thought, I certainly pray about this and hope one day you will help us understand why you did what you did. OK!
March 14, 2014 | By Matt Cooper
Customized TV Listings are available here: Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 16-22, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   SUNDAY "30 for 30" charts the rise and fall of a college-basketball conference in "Requiem for the Big East. " 6 p.m. ESPN, 8 p.m. ESPN2 Fear and clothing, or lack thereof: The survival series "Naked and Afraid" is back for a new season. 8 and 9 p.m. Discovery Channel The gorgeous ladies of pro wrestling return with new episodes of "Total Divas.
March 11, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Barry Bonds, the former All-Star outfielder, has sold his Italian-inspired estate in gated Beverly Park for $22 million. Designed as a family home capable of hosting large-scale events, the 17,100-square-foot villa sits off a circular motor court with a fountain. The 1.85 acres of grounds include a swimming pool, a 2,100-square-foot sports court and an olive grove. Ceiling heights up to 30 feet, hand-painted murals, limestone columns and Venetian plaster walls are among interior details.
March 7, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
PHOENIX - Over the winter Zach Lee said he was coming to spring training to win a spot in the Dodgers rotation. And though that's clearly not going to happen this season, the 22-year-old right-hander isn't about to change his goals. "Any time you're going to set a goal, you kind of want to set it high," said Lee, who made his first appearance of the spring Friday, shutting out the Texas Rangers for two innings. "If you set it too low then you'll probably meet it and you'll kind of get content with it. " Lee, who signed a record $5.25-million bonus after being selected in the first round of the 2010 draft, was the Dodgers' minor league pitcher of the year last summer when he won 10 games and posted a 3.22 earned-run average at double-A Chattanooga.
March 5, 2014 | By Chris Foster
UCLA's basketball team won the Pac-12 Conference regular-season championship last season and Coach Ben Howland was fired. With two games left in this conference regular season, the Bruins already know they will not repeat as champions, yet all is well. The change from Howland to Steve Alford has been a mostly lateral move. Entirely horizontal, in fact, according to the records. UCLA last season had a 22-7 record at this stage. As the Bruins prepare to play at Washington on Thursday and Washington State on Saturday in their final two games before this year's conference tournament, their record is … 22-7.
February 28, 2014 | By Meg James
Long relationships are rare in Hollywood - except when it comes to Oscar. During Sunday's telecast of the 86th Academy Awards, McDonald's Corp. is set to make its 23rd straight appearance in Hollywood's biggest night, and American Express Co. will mark its 22nd year. J.C. Penney Co. has landed the role of leading retail advertiser every year since 2001, and, after a five-year absence, longtime advertiser Cadillac is back. And the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences renewed its vows three years ago with ABC, an arrangement that will keep the program on the network at least until 2020.
February 28, 2014 | By Chris Erskine
SYDNEY, Australia - The Los Angeles Dodgers' season-opening series in Australia later this month takes place on some of the most hallowed sports turf in the world: the Sydney Cricket Ground. Just for comparison, baseball was being played at these cricket grounds almost 25 years before Fenway Park was built. That's right - baseball. The Sydney stadium, where the Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks kick off the Major League Baseball season March 22 and 23, is primarily a cricket venue, although rugby is played there as well.
February 24, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
TEMPE, Ariz.  - Mike Trout had not wanted to discuss his potential nine-figure payday other than to call the reports of a massive contract extension "pretty funny. " What exactly did he find funny? "The numbers they throw out," Trout said Monday. "It's crazy what people are saying, and throwing out numbers like that. I'm in a spot where I wouldn't have thought I would be before my career was over. " That spot is going to come with a pretty high number, right? "No comment," Trout said with a smile.
February 21, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Eric Schmidt, the billionaire executive chairman of Google, has bought the Veronique and Gregory Peck estate on L.A.'s Westside for $22 million. Set on 1.3 acres, the 1930s French chateau sits at the end of a long driveway and is surrounded by a flat lawn, mature trees and lush gardens. The neighbors include heiress Petra Ecclestone, White House interior designer Michael Smith and the Playboy Mansion. Designed for grand-scale entertaining, the 9,182 square feet of living space features the original marble-walled foyer, vaulted ceilings, formal dining and living rooms, an office, a bar, four fireplaces, seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
February 19, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Mike Trout is 22, a mere two years into his big league career, and he's considered to be among the best players in baseball. He could soon also be one of the game's highest-paid players if his agent and the Angels can work out a contract extension. President Obama invoked the center fielder's name in an early-February speech about a farm bill, saying the legislation was "like Mike Trout … somebody who's got a lot of tools. " Trout tweeted Monday that he was flying to Phoenix, and about 200 people greeted him at the airport.
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