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December 11, 2009 | By Ben Bolch
Jesse Lozano saw the black cleats and wanted to wear them. Size-11 Nikes, same as his. Nothing extraordinary about them. They belonged to Kevin Telles, a friend of Lozano's from all the way back in kindergarten. Telles no longer wore the cleats. A fullback and linebacker, he was running down the field looking for someone to block late in Garden Grove High's season opener in September when he collapsed. He died later that night. He was 17. About a month later, Lozano saw a classmate carrying his friend's cleats on campus and a thought struck him: Why not honor Telles by wearing his cleats?
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March 19, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
OPI has inked its first licensing agreement deal with a professional sports league. The company announced Wednesday a deal with Major League Baseball that will have MLB-inspired nail lacquers stepping up to the plate in time for opening day. The announcement included the following acknowledgement by the MLB of the importance of the nail-lacquer-wearing fan base:  “Major League Baseball understands the importance of female fans in the growth...
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REAL ESTATE
June 4, 1989 | READER'S DIGEST, For the Associated Press
A conventional bedroom closet with a single clothes rod and an upper shelf can quickly become overcrowded. With a little work and ingenuity, however, it can often be revamped to hold the contents more efficiently. Here are a few principles of closet redesign: --Single rods at the standard 6-foot height are necessary for women's dresses but wasteful for most men's and children's wear. By installing bilevel rods you can double storage space. --A narrow case with open shelves from floor to ceiling can house folded items, shoes, hats and other accessories.
SPORTS
May 7, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
He had just made the final out in a city where his name is booed, his jersey is reviled, and his team had been swept. His power had disappeared, his swing was spotty, and his season was a wreck. Matt Kemp would have been excused for quickly disappearing through the dugout at San Francisco's AT&T Park on Sunday night and forgetting all about an earlier promise to third base coach Tim Wallach. “But that was the neat deal about it,” Wallach said. “He was standing there waiting for me.” PHOTOS: Greatest moments in Dodger Stadium history Kemp was waiting to cross the diamond to sign an autograph for a terminally ill Dodgers fan, waiting to summon the passion necessary to pass along the hope that he now found so precious.
SPORTS
July 20, 2002
It's heartwarming to hear that this year's Dodger squad loves and respects one another so much, but it's also mighty hard to picture them making the postseason without some serious upgrades to the bench and the bullpen. Jeff Reboulet, Chad Kreuter, Dave Hansen and Hiram Bocachica are not exactly names that strike fear in opposing pitchers, and opposing batters practically high-five one another with glee whenever Jim Tracy calls Terry Mulholland, Paul Quantrill or Guillermo Mota to the mound.
SPORTS
May 6, 1995
Going to the Dodgers' opening-night game last Friday, I couldn't help being reminded of one of my former girlfriends. Just as I was preparing for the World Series of life, she jilted me. For the first few days, I thought, "Hey, this is just a phase. She'll be back." Then, as the days turned to weeks and the weeks to months, just as I was beginning to get used to not having her around, she came back. Even though she treated me like mud in Bobby Bonilla's cleats, I came crawling back.
NEWS
March 19, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
OPI has inked its first licensing agreement deal with a professional sports league. The company announced Wednesday a deal with Major League Baseball that will have MLB-inspired nail lacquers stepping up to the plate in time for opening day. The announcement included the following acknowledgement by the MLB of the importance of the nail-lacquer-wearing fan base:  “Major League Baseball understands the importance of female fans in the growth...
SPORTS
July 29, 1987 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, Times Staff Writer
The Angels' Bill Buckner Era officially began Tuesday with the ceremonial painting of the high top baseball cleats. Once black for the Boston Red Sox, now a dull cherry red for the Angels, his newest and apparently last team. Team trainers spent part of their Tuesday afternoon spray painting those unattractive high tops, a concession to Buckner's tender, frail ankles, for the evening's game against the Oakland A's.
SPORTS
May 17, 1987 | THOMAS FERRARO, United Press International
Joe Paterno shifts uncomfortably on the couch of his office at Penn State University and makes a confession about his holier-than-thou image. "It scares the heck out of me," booms the hallowed football coach. "Because I know I'm not that clean. Nobody is that clean." "I don't want to appear to be any more than I am," says Paterno, now speaking in a near whisper. "And that's a good, hard-working coach who is a decent guy, a family guy, who doesn't want to cheat." "I lose my temper sometimes.
SPORTS
May 25, 1986 | JOHANNES TESSELAAR, Times Staff Writer
Mike Scyphers is not too thrilled with the current footwear in high school baseball. "To put it bluntly," Scyphers, the coach at Simi Valley High, said, "plastic cleats are a joke." It's a joke no one is laughing about. "Plastic cleats are horrible," Granada Hills Coach Darryl Stroh said. "They are dangerous. . . . I guarantee you there have been more serious injuries as a result of plastic cleats than because of metal cleats."
SPORTS
November 17, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
There was just a minute left in an otherwise routine midweek practice, a minute Galaxy forward Chad Barrett had the option of spending on the sideline. Instead, he stayed on the pitch, taking a pass and turning to race upfield. And that's when everything went terribly wrong, with Barrett's cleats catching in the wet grass, twisting his right ankle grotesquely and dumping him to the turf. "I've never seen anything like that in person," teammate Todd Dunivant said. "That's unsettling when you see that.
SPORTS
August 31, 2010 | By Chris Foster
There are a couple of hefty questions about the UCLA defense that could get answered this weekend — defensive tackles David Carter and Justin Edison are the nearly 600 pounds worth of elephant in the room when the Bruins face Kansas State on Saturday. A year ago, the Bruins handled the Kansas State running game, holding the Wildcats to 69 yards as a team and limiting running back Daniel Thomas to 54 yards. Kansas State averaged 180 rushing yards per game for the season, and Thomas rushed for 1,265 yards.
SPORTS
January 22, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
Imagine if there were a 7-footer walking around a high school campus who could dunk like Shaquille O'Neal but refused to play for the basketball team. It would be a travesty and the subject of much debate. Michael Beals of Manhattan Beach Mira Costa was that teenager -- except in volleyball. For three years, living in a beach community that cherishes volleyball, Beals declined to join the high school team. He was a lanky 6-foot-6 pitcher for the baseball team who also played club volleyball.
SPORTS
January 11, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
Retirement rumors are swirling around Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner, who didn't help quash them when he spent an extra long time on the field after Sunday's victory over Green Bay. No matter what happens, it was the Cardinals' last home game of the season. "Everybody relax," Warner joked with reporters after being asked if that was something of a last hurrah. "That was my way of saying thanks to the fans because we're not coming back here this year. I appreciate them." Warner, 38, who has battled concussions, said he has not decided whether he will hang up his cleats after this season.
SPORTS
January 1, 2010 | By Sam Farmer
At 9 tonight, about three hours after the Rose Bowl game has ended, another high-pressure game begins. The stadium's world-class grounds crew will "scalp" the existing field, cutting the grass to a mere quarter-inch, then roll out a brand-new field on top. The goal: to ensure the playing surface for the Bowl Championship Series title game Thursday is equally lush and pool-table smooth. It will mark the first time two new fields have been installed at the stadium for consecutive games (a new one was installed after UCLA's last home game Nov. 21)
SPORTS
December 11, 2009 | By Ben Bolch
Jesse Lozano saw the black cleats and wanted to wear them. Size-11 Nikes, same as his. Nothing extraordinary about them. They belonged to Kevin Telles, a friend of Lozano's from all the way back in kindergarten. Telles no longer wore the cleats. A fullback and linebacker, he was running down the field looking for someone to block late in Garden Grove High's season opener in September when he collapsed. He died later that night. He was 17. About a month later, Lozano saw a classmate carrying his friend's cleats on campus and a thought struck him: Why not honor Telles by wearing his cleats?
SPORTS
September 9, 2000 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UCLA has gone from underdog to big dog, looking up a week later to find someone is nipping at its heels for a change and, thankfully, knowing how dangerous such pests can be. The Bruins were one of those all of a week ago, an unknown and unranked commodity trying to make themselves more than just a passing inconvenience for the favored heavyweight that, according to the rankings, was supposed to overwhelm. And just ask Alabama's Crimson (with embarrassment) Tide how those stories can turn out.
SPORTS
October 6, 1991 | MIKE DOWNEY
I guess on "Dave Dravecky Day," a baseball player cannot treat a defeat like the end of the world. Not when a former player is riding around a stadium in a convertible, waving to the crowd with the one arm he has left, now that the cancerous one has been amputated. Tom Lasorda, too, knows something about losing something more important than a game of baseball.
HOME & GARDEN
September 20, 2008 | Chris Erskine
SO HERE I AM, in my 17th season of AYSO, the Joe Paterno of youth soccer. I am like one of those guys who marries the same woman three times, not realizing my mistake, thinking this go-around will somehow be different. "Do you, Coach, take this team to drive you completely bonkers for the next three months, till death do you part?" "I do." Of course, I do. How else would I spend a fall Saturday? Sure, I find myself eyeing books unread.
MAGAZINE
March 13, 2005 | David Davis, David Davis last wrote for the magazine about track star Allyson Felix.
You'd think a nasty winter storm--and multiple SigAlerts on the 405--would keep them away. Or that the $10 to $15 parking fee would stop them. But no, the fanatical followers of Chivas Rayadas de Guadalajara, one of Mexico's most popular soccer teams, aren't anything like the leave-after-the-seventh-inning Dodger fans or the negotiate-a-deal-sitting-in-the-luxury-suite Laker supporters.
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