March 22, 2014 |
The "big three" were at their best for St. John Bosco on Saturday, and when that happens, the Braves just don't lose. Daniel Hamilton had 22 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Tyler Dorsey had 20 points and Vance Jackson added 18 points to lead the Braves past Compton, 72-55, in the Southern California Regional Division II final at Citizens Business Bank Arena. They will play Folsom on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Sleep Train Arena in the Division II state championship game in Sacramento.
March 1, 2014 |
The event: Roberta Armani hosted a pre-Oscar bash at the Giorgio Armani Beverly Hills boutique Friday, celebrating Italian heritage and the directors of two Academy Award-nominated films: Martin Scorsese for “The Wolf of Wall Street” and Paolo Sorrentino for the foreign-language film “The Great Beauty.” (Scorcese is also nominated for best director.) The crowd: Not even the downpour that flooded many of L.A.'s streets could stop a multitude of A-listers from heading to Rodeo Drive to pay homage to the directors.
February 26, 2014 |
Media mogul Ted Turner will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 35th annual Sports Emmy Awards. The ceremony will take place May 6 at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. While Turner's list of accomplishments is long and varied, including his ongoing philanthropy through the Turner Foundation Inc., it's his early efforts in cable television that contributed most to this award. In 1976, Turner purchased the Atlanta Braves baseball team and refashioned Atlanta station WJRJ Channel 17 into the TBS Superstation on cable, which carried Braves games coast to coast.
February 11, 2014 |
When University of Missouri All-American defensive lineman Michael Sam came out publicly in interviews over the weekend, he put himself in a position to become the first openly gay player in the National Football League - if, as expected, he's chosen by a team in the May draft. Professional team sports are among the last arenas of public life to embrace openly gay people, and the NFL is expected to be a particularly tough culture to challenge. Sam is brave to go public in advance of the NFL draft, when his announcement could potentially harm his standing and drop him down a few notches.
February 4, 2014 |
The Atlanta Braves on Tuesday agreed to an eight-year contract with first baseman Freddie Freeman that is worth about $135 million. The deal was confirmed by the team on Tuesday night. Earlier in the day, outfielder Jason Heyward and the Braves agreed to a $13.3-million, two-year contract. Heyward and Freeman had filed for salary arbitration last month. The 24-year-old Freeman was an All-Star last year when he batted .319 with 23 home runs and 109 runs batted in. He matched his career high in home runs, set highs in batting average and RBIs, and finished fifth in National League most-valuable-player voting.
January 21, 2014 |
What do you get when you combine Google Glass, “selfies” and sex? Yep, a new app called Sex With Glass. Oh, Lord, please don't let Kim and Kanye get a hold of this one! Now, the L.A. Times is a family newspaper, and a serious newspaper, so (spoiler alert!) there will be absolutely no pictures accompanying this post such as those on the website of the Guardian -- which you would think is a serious newspaper, having broken the Edward Snowden/NSA surveillance scandal and all, but I guess still retains its British cheek, shall we say. Anyway, the app: The basic idea is that Sex With Glass will allow a couple, both properly equipped with said devices, to experience sex from a, ahem, different point of view.