August 24, 2009 |
St. Louis 5, at San Diego 2: John Smoltz had a brilliant debut with the St. Louis Cardinals, striking out a season-high nine -- including seven straight -- and holding San Diego to three hits over five scoreless innings. at Colorado 4, San Francisco 2: Ubaldo Jimenez threw eight strong innings, outpitching Tim Lincecum. Arizona 7, at Houston 5: Ryan Roberts had four hits to help the Diamondbacks end a seven-game skid. Cincinnati 4, at Pittsburgh 1: The Reds ended the Pirates' five-game winning streak.
March 7, 2012 |
John Blake, the head of communications for the Texas Rangers, worked for the Boston Red Sox when Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched his first spring training game for them in 2007. Looking around the packed press box at Peoria Stadium on Wednesday, Blake said, "There's more interest for this game than there was for Matsuzaka's first game. " Yu Darvish, the Rangers' high-priced import from Japan, will make his Cactus League debut against the San Diego Padres at 1 p.m. Three television stations will simultaneously broadcast the game live in Japan.
March 11, 2013 |
While the full-size Range Rover may be the unofficial minivan of Beverly Hills, maker Land Rover says the smaller Range Rover Sport is the darling of New York. Seeking to reinforce the Big Apple's love, Land Rover announced Monday the all-new Sport would debut at the N.Y. International Auto Show later in March. The Range Rover Sport will be the second generation of the midsize SUV from Land Rover. It follows the Range Rover and the compact Evoque to market and will likely feature many of its sibling's design characteristics.
November 15, 2012 |
Porsche will be making big news at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show, as it has confirmed an all-new 2014 Cayman sportscar will make its world debut at the event. The Cayman is the fixed-roof counterpart to the Boxster convertible, a new version of which Porsche put on sale this year. Both cars are rear-wheel-drive, feature a mid-engine setup and count the rear-engined 911 and 911 convertible as a bigger brother. Details on the Cayman"s powertrain haven"t been released, but previous models always had a tick more power than the corresponding Boxster version.
August 9, 2012 |
“Flight,” starring Denzel Washington as a pilot who saves almost all his passengers after a nearly miraculous crash landing, will be the closing night film at the New York Film Festival, organizers announced Thursday. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the Paramount Pictures film's supporting cast includes Melissa Leo, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman and Don Cheadle. It will screen at the New York festival on Oct. 14, and open in general release Nov. 2. “Flight” marks Zemeckis' return to directing live-action films after a number of years on animated projects like “Mars Needs Moms” and “Polar Express.” Previously, Zemeckis had hits with films including “Cast Away,” “Forrest Gump” and “Back to the Future.” The New York Film Festival runs Sept.
November 16, 2012 |
Toyota will be making big news at the Los Angeles Auto Show this month with a world debut of the 2013 RAV4 crossover sport-utility vehicle. Looking to whet the public's appetite before the full details on the vehicle are released, Toyota has produced a slick video teasing the fourth-generation SUV. Featuring some smooth jazz music over quick cuts of the silhouetted RAV4, the video makes clear that Toyota is hoping to position the new RAV4 as...
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August 1, 2012 |
Nearly eight months after Melanie Amaro was crowned the inaugural winner of the U.S. version of “The X-Factor,” the powerhouse diva-in-training has issued her debut single, “Don't Fail Me Now.” Let's start with the good. Amaro's delivery -- much like her weekly performances on the competition under Simon Cowell's tutelage -- is flawless. The not so great? Well, everything else. The single, written by Livvi Franc (Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson) and produced by urban pop heavyweight Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, is a complete misfire for a debut -- especially when listeners haven't seen or heard Amaro since January and other finalists have already made splashes.
August 9, 2013 |
Brian Banks, who is fighting for a job with the Atlanta Falcons, said his debut in a preaseason game on Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals "was better than any roller-coaster ride you can ever get on. " Banks, a 28-year-old from Long Beach Poly High, should know about roller-coaster rides. He was a rising gridiron star before he was falsely accused of rape when he was 16, eventually being convicted and imprisoned for five years. He was released last year when his conviction was overturned after his accuser recanted her story.
August 5, 2010 |
A male Rothschild giraffe calf born late last month at the Prague Zoo is gunning for the title of World's Cutest Zoo Baby. He has some tough competition -- an Amur leopard cub in Germany, a red-necked wallaby joey in Australia, a pair of Asian lion cubs in Germany, a parma wallaby joey in Ohio and a koala joey in Germany, to name a few -- but we think the sweet, snuggly relationship he has with his mother Nora just...
April 27, 2012 |
If all had gone as planned, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos would have led an all-Spanish first half at Walt Disney Concert Hall Thursday night. But the eminent Spanish conductor was forced to cancel his appearances due to illness last week -- and into the gap stepped young, tall Christoph Konig in what suddenly became his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut. He kept one Spanish piece --Pepe Romero's vehicle, Joaquin Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez" -- and swapped the other for Dvorák's Scherzo Capriccioso, while closing as previously scheduled with Brahms' Symphony No. 2. Konig, who hails from Dresden and holds posts in Portugal and Luxembourg, employed vigorous circular motions with his right arm, and seemed to be most effective when cranking up the tempos into overdrive. Although he didn't quite find the lilt of the infectious tune in the Dvorák, the revved-up coda got some attention. The Brahms symphony went by in a young man's rush; the pell-mell conclusion was played as if it were the end of Tchaikovsky's Fourth.