November 22, 2013 |
Tiger Woods' upcoming charity golf tournament in Thousand Oaks will be the last in Southern California before moving to Windermere, Fla. The 18-player World Challenge invitational has been held annually since 2000 at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. This year's event, scheduled for Dec. 5-8, features Rory McIlroy, Ernie Els, defending champion Graeme McDowell and Woods competing for $1 million. But next fall, the tournament will move to Isleworth Golf & Country Club, the Tiger Woods Foundation announced Friday.
November 20, 2013 |
Ed Orgeron is building a resume to convince USC Athletic Director Pat Haden that, once the season ends, he should drop the interim tag and make Orgeron the fulltime head coach. Along with support from fans, players and influential alums, Orgeron also could offer something else to make his case: A coach-of-the-year award. The Maxwell Football Club announced Wednesday that Orgeron was one of 16 semifinalists for its annual award, which will be announced Dec. 17. The semifinalist list includes Alabama's Nick Saban and Ohio State's Urban Meyer.
November 15, 2013 |
At some point, maybe next week against Arizona State, UCLA will have more offensive players getting into the end zone. At some point, maybe next week against Arizona State, Coach Jim Mora will admit that linebacker Myles Jack is a running back as well. At some point, maybe next week against Arizona State, the Bruins will be able to exhale in the fourth quarter, rather than hyperventilating. The Bruins seem to thrive without conventional wisdom, their 41-31 victory over Washington in the Rose Bowl on Friday merely proof.
November 10, 2013 |
A rewarding part of Shawn Langdon's return to his home track in Pomona this past week was mingling with teenage drivers in the amateur drag-racing classes. "They say, 'Hey, I want to race top fuel some day,'" said Langdon, a 31-year-old Mira Loma native who tagged along with his racing father, Chad, to Pomona and came up through the sport's junior circuit. "I tell them, 'I was just like you 15 or 20 years ago.' I didn't have much more than a dream to drive a top-fuel car. " Langdon capped a dream season, one in which he clinched his first top-fuel world championship and the $500,000 bonus that goes with it on Saturday, with four wins in Sunday's Auto Club NHRA Finals, including a title-run victory over Doug Kalitta of Ypsilanti, Mich.
November 3, 2013 |
Does turning one's limitations into shtick amount to moving past them? Janelle Monáe seemed to think so Saturday night at Club Nokia, where she brought her tour behind this year's “The Electric Lady” for a sold-out concert as accomplished as it was frustrating. The lady in the album's title is Cindi Mayweather, the embattled android heroine of an elaborate sci-fi yarn that Monáe has been spinning since her first major-label EP in 2007; “The Electric Lady” evidently serves as a prequel to Monáe's 2010 disc, “The ArchAndroid,” with clues about Cindi's origin story.
November 1, 2013 |
Jared Leto is getting kudos for playing a transgender person in “Dallas Buyer's Club,” out Friday. But wouldn't it have been better if the starring role had gone to an actual trans person? Trans people are portrayed in movies and on TV more and more these days, and that's a positive development. Yet most of these characters are played by actors who are not transgender. It is no longer acceptable to cast cross-racially, so why is it acceptable to cast someone who is not transgender in a transgender role?