March 7, 2014 |
The future made an appearance for the Dodgers on Friday. Not the one coming this season maybe, but some season not too far distant. Right-hander Zach Lee, the Dodgers' No. 1 pick in 2010 who had been slowed by a muscle strain in his back, finally made his first spring appearance, starting in the Dodgers' 2-1 victory over the Rangers at Camelback Ranch. It was only two innings, but it was a start. Lee, 22, allowed two hits - including a leadoff double to Shin-Soo Choo off the wall - struck out one and did not walk a batter in his two scoreless innings.
February 20, 2000 |
Considering that 1999 was a remarkable year in Latin music, it doesn't come as a surprise that the competition is especially tough in the field's seven categories. The problem is that some of the key albums have been placed in the wrong genre. The record that clearly deserves to win a Latin pop Grammy, for instance, is Carlos Vives' "El Amor de mi Tierra."
January 5, 2000 |
The Grammy brain trust broadened Latin music categories this year to better address key genres. Gone are "tropical" and "Mexican regional," replaced by "traditional tropical Latin," "salsa," "merengue," "Mexican American" and "Tejano." The changes will help many deserving artists, but they also cause confusion. Example: How did Ruben Blades end up in the Latin pop category with a neo-classical work? Equally weird is a pop nod for merengue legend Juan Luis Guerra.
March 21, 1997 |
Americans love success stories, particularly those with humble beginnings and unhappy endings. So when the phenomenally popular Selena Quintanilla Perez, the Grammy-winning Queen of Tejano Music, was shot to death in March 1995, scant weeks before her 24th birthday, "Selena" the movie was only a matter of time.
January 6, 1996 |
The show that was on the road for so long finally came home. To rave reviews. Harvard-Westlake High, playing at home for the first time in more than 10 months, parlayed a second-half surge into a 59-48 Mission League boys' basketball victory over Notre Dame on Friday night.
May 17, 1996
Rob Di Muro has been hired as boys' basketball coach at Notre Dame High, replacing Chris Perez, who resigned last week. Di Muro, 31, was girls' coach at Notre Dame the past four seasons, leading the Knights to the Southern Section Division III semifinals in 1994 and '95. Perez played basketball and football at Notre Dame before graduating in 1983. "This is the job I've been eyeballing since I started coaching," Di Muro said.
April 16, 2011 |
Target Field's reputation as a tough place for power hitters hasn't vanished. The Twins, A's and Royals combined to hit only three homers in five games there last week, with Jason Kubel hitting one ball to the warning track in right that teammate Danny Valencia thought was "going to be in the upper deck. " … Keys to the Indians' fast start — shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, who has four homers and 14 RBIs and won a game with a squeeze bunt; 3-4-5 starters Justin Masterson, Josh Tomlin and Mitch Talbot; the bullpen trio of closer Chris Perez and lefties Rafael Perez and Tony Sipp, who allowed four hits in their first 17 innings; and greatly improved fielding, which manager Manny Acta is most happy about.
August 21, 1994 |
'Some people must think I prearranged all of this, that I set goals," says Selena, 23, the most successful act in the burgeoning Tejano field and one of Latin pop's biggest stars. "Actually, I've been fortunate. Things have just happened." Well, not really. It's taken 13 years of hard work and whistle-stop touring. "Back then, many male promoters thought a woman couldn't pull in a crowd," recalls the singer, who plays the Universal Amphitheatre on Thursday.
September 24, 2011 |
Albert Pujols' tremendous second half has restored his value and his determination to match the $27.5 million a year that the Yankees gave Alex Rodriguez . . . . Don't be surprised if Ryan Braun steals some bases in the playoffs. He has been running well after recovering from an inflamed tendon behind his left knee, becoming the second 30/30 player in Brewers history. . . . The Yankees still are worried about Rodriguez's left thumb. He has been using a split grip on the bat lately, with a layered O-ring of tape between his hands to protect his sprained thumb.
August 11, 2013 |
CLEVELAND -- Five runs ahead and 10 outs away from a three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians, the Angels collapsed in the sixth and seventh innings for a 6-5 loss at Progressive Field on Sunday. Cleveland catcher Carlos Santana led off the seventh inning with a home run to right field off reliever J.C. Gutierrez to tie the score, 5-5, the first run given up in the series by an Angels bullpen, which had retired 18 of 20 Indians batters to that point. Lonnie Chisenhall walked with one out, Drew Stubbs singled, Michael Bourn stroked a run-scoring single to left field off left-hander Nick Maronde for a 6-5 lead, and the Indians held on to snap a six-game losing streak.