May 28, 2013 |
Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew allegedly punched a security guard in the face at a St. Augustine, Fla., bar and restaurant, according to a police report obtained by multiple media sources. But the former UCLA star's agent says no charges have been filed and denies that his client was involved in the alleged incident Sunday at the Conch House. "We have confirmed with the St. Augustine Police Department that no charges have been filed against Maurice and that the matter is under investigation," Adisa Bakari told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.
May 24, 2013 |
If Michelle Rodriguez and Gina Carano share a single regret, it's having not risked spinal injury together to film a key sequence for the thriller "Fast & Furious 6" last year. The action actresses get downright aw-shucks-y - wistful, even - discussing the missed opportunity to careen over a handrail locked in combat and tumble down a grotty stairwell in London's Underground: one of the most over-the-top scenes from one of this summer's most hotly awaited movies, which hits theaters late Thursday.
May 23, 2013 |
Kings defenseman Drew Doughty dismissed the notion, put forth by San Jose Sharks forward TJ Galiardi, that goalie Jonathan Quick engages in "a little embellishment. " Not only did Doughty stand up for Quick, he said the San Jose player was a noted diver. He took issue with Galiardi's comments and said they went beyond the usual playoff back-and-forth. "It's not even playoff talk," Doughty said Thursday before Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals. "It's just funny to even hear that from a guy who is the biggest diver on their team.
May 21, 2013 |
Actress Drew Barrymore and her husband, art consultant William Kopelman, have listed the Montecito estate where they were wed at $7.5 million. The 1937 Traditional-style house sits on more than two acres with mature trees, lawns and a cupola-topped guesthouse. A gravel motor court leads to the brick entry terrace of the 6,258-square-foot house. Features include a foyer with staircase, a paneled living room, a library-study, six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. Grandest pool around?
May 16, 2013 |
The Kings recently had a day off, a brief respite from the otherwise hectic postseason, with coaches holding an abbreviated morning skate for a dozen or so players. Drew Doughty chose to skip practice, hanging around the locker room, playing ping-pong with teammate Slava Voynov. "It's good to have a break," he said. "Make sure to get some rest. " The defenseman has earned it. During the regular season, Doughty ranked among the NHL's hardest-working players, averaging more than 26 minutes on the ice, fourth-most in the league.
May 15, 2013 |
Kobe Bryant is Los Angeles' highest-paid athlete, followed by a couple of Dodgers who fans might say haven't earned their money, in a list compiled annually by Sports Illustrated. Bryant was fourth nationally in rankings that combine estimates for salary, winnings and endorsements this year. Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather was the runaway leader at $90 million, followed by NBA most valuable player LeBron James at $56 million and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees at $47.8 million.
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May 5, 2013
Jeff Hanneman Founding member of metal band Slayer Jeff Hanneman, 49, a guitarist and founding member of the thrash metal band Slayer whose career was irrevocably changed after a spider bite, died Thursday of liver failure at a Los Angeles hospital, according to spokeswoman Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald. Hanneman was born Jan. 31, 1964, in Oakland and co-founded the speed metal pioneers in Huntington Park in the early 1980s. He and Kerry King played screaming guitars, vocalist Tom Araya played bass and Dave Lombardo played drums (Paul Bostaph later replaced Lombardo)
April 27, 2013 |
Some intruder picked the wrong house to menace. That's what happened this week when a gate-crasher in Salt Lake City came face to face with a Mormon bishop - wielding a Samurai sword. Kent Hendrix's teenage son pounded on his bedroom door, telling him somebody was being mugged in front of their house. Hendrix, a fourth-degree black belt and instructor in the Kishindo form of martial arts, grabbed the closest weapon -- a 29-inch high-carbon steel sword -- and went to investigate. As his son called 911, the 47-year-old Hendrix, who is also a Mormon bishop, said he came upon a fight between a woman and a man. He raised his weapon and told the man to get on the ground.
April 14, 2013 |
Kings defenseman Drew Doughty was limited to one goal in his first 37 games. In the last five games, he has put the puck in the net four times. His offensive resurgence started with an empty-net goal April 6 against Edmonton and continued Saturday night with a first-period goal in the Kings' 2-1 victory over the Ducks. "I think it did maybe help my confidence a little bit," Doughty said of the easy Edmonton chance. "I've been scoring a lot lately. A lot of times, it's the," puck "bouncing, going the right way. " The streak also coincided with a demotion from Kings Coach Darryl Sutter . Sutter took Doughty off the first unit of the power play for a while.