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August 4, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Art Donovan, Hall of Fame defensive tackle for the Baltimore Colts, died Sunday. He was 89. Donovan died of a respiratory ailment at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium, Md. He was best known as one of the NFL's greatest storytellers. "Artie made a career out of telling people everything that he'd done right -- and wrong -- in football," former teammate Ordell Braase told the Baltimore Sun. "The diversity of his appeal was amazing. Everyone wanted to hug 'Fatso,' from young girls to little old ladies.
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April 12, 2014 | By James Barragan
The L.A. KISS unraveled during its second home game at Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday night as it lost, 40-30, to the Cleveland Gladiators. The defense seemed almost nonexistent at times, the offense could not find a rhythm and even the fans seemed to be against them in the third quarter when a sure touchdown throw by quarterback J.J. Raterink to receiver Donovan Morgan was broken up by a fan in the front row who reached over to grab the...
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October 30, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Donovan, famous for '60s pop hits such as "Hurdy Gurdy Man" and "Mellow Yellow," has announced plans to open the Invincible Donovan University, where students will adhere to the principles of transcendental meditation. "I know it sounds like an airy-fairy hippie dream to go on about '60s peace and love," said the 61-year-old singer, who was born Donovan Leitch in the Maryhill area of Glasgow, Scotland. "But the world is ready for this now; it is clear this is the time."
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March 26, 2014 | By Edgar Thompson
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - One of the toughest lessons Billy Donovan had to learn as a coach was how to let go once the clock ran out. Losing wore on Donovan as a young coach. Eventually, he would realize that obsessively analyzing every detail of what went wrong was a zero-sum game. "In the early years, he would stay up and go back and look at film in his office until 4 a.m. " said Bill Donovan, the Florida coach's father. "Now I say to him, 'Billy, it's another day, get your rest and tomorrow attack it again.'" But losses in the NCAA tournament make tomorrows harder to face.
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January 5, 2007 | Randy Lewis
An early front-runner for the 2007 Odd Couple Pairing of the Year award has emerged with word that filmmaker David Lynch and '60s folk-rock hero Donovan will team for three free appearances this month. They'll make stops Jan. 12 at Lincoln Center in New York, Jan. 14 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and conclude their brief tour Jan. 21 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
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January 23, 2007 | Ann Powers, Times Staff Writer
Since word got out that David Lynch and Donovan would appear together in three cities -- New York, Washington and Hollywood -- people have been buzzing about the unlikeliness of the pairing. What could the master of subconscious cinema share with the flower-power Hurdy Gurdy Man, beyond a devotion to Transcendental Meditation (TM), the spiritual path this mini-tour promoted? It was like putting Anne Rice and Bob Newhart on tour together because they're both Catholic.
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December 19, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
The Lee brothers at West Hills Chaminade, Donovan and Dymond, finally got to play football together this season, and what a memorable experience it has been. "It's life changing," said Dymond, a sophomore receiver. "It's a blessing," said Donovan, a senior running back-defensive back. For 16 weeks, they have been an invaluable one-two punch for Chaminade (13-2), which faces Redding Enterprise (13-0) in the CIF state championship Division II bowl game on Saturday at 4 p.m. at StubHub Center in Carson.
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December 17, 2009 | By Kevin Baxter
The Galaxy invited season-ticket holders to a lunch-time news conference Wednesday and many fans expected the team to announce that forward Landon Donovan would be leaving for the English Premier League. Instead, the team announced its captain and leading scorer had signed a four-year contract that would keep him in Los Angeles through 2013. "Thank you, Landon!" one fan shouted at Donovan, who responded with a shy grin. And Donovan had reason to smile -- millions of them -- since the value of his contract more than doubles the $900,000 base salary he got from the Galaxy last season, when he led it to the Major League Soccer championship game and was selected the league's most valuable player.
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October 31, 1987 | Associated Press
Former Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan has been cleared in a secret probe into allegations that he may have lied when he denied knowing anything about an alleged $15,000 kickback scheme involving Donovan and his construction company, according to a report issued Friday. One of the alleged kickbacks was a $5,000 contribution solicited by Donovan for the New Jersey gubernatorial campaign of Raymond Bateman, according to a report by independent counsel Leon A.
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January 6, 1985 | Associated Press
A federal judge sentenced a trucking executive to six months in prison for falsely telling the FBI that Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan laundered Teamsters Union contributions to President Reagan's 1980 campaign. Michael E. Klepfer, 45, pleaded guilty in a plea bargain Nov. 16 to one count of making a false statement. Allegations by Klepfer and nearly 40 other persons led to a six-month investigation of Donovan, who was cleared by a special prosecutor in June, 1982.
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March 7, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
The Galaxy opens its season Saturday night facing the rival that knocked them out of the playoffs last year: Real Salt Lake. But the Galaxy will field a markedly different team at the StubHub Center after bolstering its ranks with several experienced players during the off-season. The moves were to correct the team's uneven play in 2013. "If there was a weakness last year, it's that we were inconsistent," said Coach Bruce Arena, who last month signed a multiyear contract extension.
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January 30, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
A year ago, with Landon Donovan in the middle of a three-month self-exile from soccer, his future with the U.S. national team was very much in doubt. But now, after a spectacular summer, his place on the U.S. roster for this summer's World Cup seems pretty much assured. Still to be decided, however, is whether he will start and where he'll play once he gets to Brazil. U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann prefers to line up with a heavy midfield behind a solitary striker, which figures to leave Donovan part of a crowded field competing for a job on the wings.
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December 20, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Landon Donovan was a near-unanimous choice to U.S. Soccer's all-time First XI, chosen by a panel of former players, administrators and journalists. Donovan, the national team's all-time leader in goals and assists, was named on 52 of the 57 ballots. He was paired at midfield on the all-star team with Clint Dempsey, the only other current national team player chosen. Former Galaxy standout Cobi Jones, the national team's all-time leader in appearances, finished sixth in the balloting at midfield.
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December 19, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
The Lee brothers at West Hills Chaminade, Donovan and Dymond, finally got to play football together this season, and what a memorable experience it has been. "It's life changing," said Dymond, a sophomore receiver. "It's a blessing," said Donovan, a senior running back-defensive back. For 16 weeks, they have been an invaluable one-two punch for Chaminade (13-2), which faces Redding Enterprise (13-0) in the CIF state championship Division II bowl game on Saturday at 4 p.m. at StubHub Center in Carson.
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December 12, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Standout running back Donovan Lee from Western Division champion Chaminade has committed to Colorado. He's the second Eagles player to commit to Colorado, joining linebacker Rick Gamboa. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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November 21, 2013 | By Austin Knoblauch
It seems as if every time NASCAR crowns a new champion -- or the same one in Jimmie Johnson's case -- the question comes up as to whether race car drivers are athletes. It's an ongoing debate that probably never will be settled, but former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb definitely has an opinion on the matter. During a Fox Sports 1 segment Friday, McNabb was asked where Johnson fell among the greatest athletes of the decade. After stating Johnson is ranked third on his take of the decade's best (behind Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant)
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May 15, 1987 | Associated Press
The jury hearing the criminal case against former U.S. Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan was sequestered Thursday after a newspaper reported that Donovan is the subject of a perjury investigation. State Supreme Court Justice John P. Collins granted a motion for sequestering from defense lawyers in the larceny and fraud case, which is in its final days of closing statements, Assistant Dist. Atty. Stephen R. Bookin said. The judge did not inform the jurors of his reason for sequestering them.
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May 24, 1987 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
After a bitter courtroom confrontation, a judge Saturday ordered an alternate juror seated and deliberations to begin again in the marathon larceny and fraud trial of former Labor Secretary Raymond J. Donovan. "The people and the defendants have a right to a verdict," state Supreme Court Justice John P. Collins said after finding "ambiguous" a section of New York trial law prohibiting the substitution of jurors without the permission of defendants after a jury has started its deliberations.
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November 11, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez was among 23 players called into camp Monday ahead of the U.S. national team's final two games of the year, against Scotland in Glasgow on Friday, and against Austria in Vienna four days later. However, Gonzalez's teammate Landon Donovan, who leads the U.S. with eight goals and eight assists, was left off the roster. Donovan's omission was blamed on a sore left ankle that caused him to be dropped from the team for the final World Cup qualifier last month in Panama.
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October 25, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Less than a year after taking a self-imposed three-month sabbatical to deal with soccer burnout, the Galaxy's Landon Donovan may find himself working overtime if he hopes to secure a key spot on the U.S. team for next summer's World Cup. National team coach Juergen Klinsmann said this week that players who compete in Major League Soccer need to stay active in the MLS off-season, which begins after December's MLS Cup final. And he's urging the likes of Donovan, Seattle's Clint Dempsey and Sporting Kansas City's Graham Zusi to play on loan in Europe during their vacation.
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