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March 6, 2014 | By Chris Foster
SEATTLE -- The trip that means little to UCLA's immediate future was full of postcard moments Thursday. Jordan Adams had a career night. Freshman Zach LaVine had a triumphant, and chatty, return. Athletic Director Dan Guerrero even dropped by the locker room. All part of a 91-82 victory over Washington at Alaska Airlines Arena. What did it mean to the Bruins in the big picture? Absolutely nothing, at least as far as tangible returns. The chance for a Pac-12 championship is in the past.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2014 | By Rebecca Keegan
Tuna, a Chiweenie with an overbite and more than 700,000 followers on Instagram, was there. So were Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, Beethoven, Marley, Toto and several other dogs of renown. The canine A-list had gathered in Hollywood in February to celebrate one of their own. Yes, they had also come because their trainers were tossing bits of hot dog onto the red carpet, but really, the main attraction was Mr. Peabody, the hyper-intelligent, time-traveling beagle from the 1960s cartoon shorts "Peabody's Improbable History," who was getting his paw prints enshrined at the TCL Chinese Theatre.
SPORTS
February 25, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
PHOENIX  - The question of whatever happened to Chone Figgins will be answered Wednesday afternoon. There will be a first pitch of Arizona spring training thrown in three parks, and Figgins will be facing one of them. Yes, we are talking about that Chone Figgins, once an Angel from Anaheim who, in retrospect, wishes he had never left. Figgins is a Dodger now, a Dodger with his fingers crossed. He is 36, sat out all of last season and is at the Dodgers' Camelback Ranch on a minor league contract.
SPORTS
February 24, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Kent Bazemore used to be known for two things. He was the guy with the comically over-the-top celebrations on the Golden State Warriors' bench, spinning his arms wildly or punching the air with his fists. He was also the rookie who found his car filled with popcorn as part of a prank last year. His basketball life has changed considerably in the span of a week. Bazemore, 24, keeps getting points and playing time with the Lakers, scoring a career-high 15 on Friday against Boston and upping it two days later with another career high, 17 points against Brooklyn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2014 | By David Colker
Screenwriter Eric Bercovici knew he was not the first choice to adapt "Shogun," the blockbuster 1975 novel by James Clavell about an English seaman marooned in 17th century Japan. Bercovici, who worked on the Paramount lot, read the novel anyway. "I knew right away how to adapt it," he said in a 1981 Los Angeles Times interview. "But damned if I would tell them. " Other writers fell by the wayside, and he was called to meet with Clavell, who had creative control over a proposed TV miniseries based on the book.
NEWS
February 14, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - American Emily Cook finished her Olympic career and moved on to her continuing task - taking care of the next generation. Cook spent a long time comforting an emotional Ashley Caldwell, the 20-year-old American who put down the highest score of the day in qualifying in women's aerials. But the high was soon replaced by a gut-wrenching low when she faltered in the first round of finals and failed to advance. The 34-year-old Cook, who served as Caldwell's mentor, left the world stage having competed in three Olympics.
SPORTS
February 14, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia -- Emily Cook was doing a facile job of providing a summation of her Olympic career and the future of American aerialists, all neatly done in the confines of the mixed zone on Friday. One question took slightly longer for Cook to answer. Cook was asked what Jeret "Speedy" Peterson would have had to say about her career. “He would have been bummed I didn't hit that second jump,” Cook said, laughing. “But no, he's with me. He's here. I'm positive of that.” Cook's close friend, Peterson, was a major figure in the sport by virtue of his skill and considerable charisma and helped her deal with a devastating injury in 2002, which kept her out of the Olympics.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2014 | By Susan King
In the three years since earning an Oscar nomination at age 14 for her film debut in Joel and Ethan Coen's "True Grit," Hailee Steinfeld has had barely a moment to catch her breath. Last year, she tackled sci-fi ("Ender's Game) and Shakespearean tragedy ("Romeo and Juliet"). And the 17-year-old high school junior has a cluster of films completed, including "3 Days to Kill," which opens Feb. 21. Penned by Luc Besson and Adi Hasak and directed by McG, the spy thriller-drama finds Steinfeld playing Zoey, the estranged teenage daughter of a dying CIA assassin (Kevin Costner)
SPORTS
February 11, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Joe Winkelsas, Brian Sikorski, Brandon Knight, Adam Pettyjohn and Brad Thomas combined for a 12-19 record and 6.32 earned-run average in 154 major league games from 1999 to 2011. A fab five, it isn't. But when Mark Mulder hears the link between them, the 36-year-old left-hander who was the American League Cy Young Award runner-up in 2001 jumps at the chance to be included. They are the only pitchers in the last 15 years who had spans of at least five years between big league appearances.
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