May 12, 2013 |
Alexander Soto, a 14-year-old forward from Elizabeth, N.J., won Major League Soccer's Sueño MLS youth talent search Sunday, becoming the youngest winner in the competition's eight-year history. Luis Aranzazu, a 17-year-old from Pembroke Pines, Fla., was selected top goalkeeper. Both players, discovered at open tryouts with MLS team D.C. United, have been invited to join an MLS club Academy Team. “I'm very proud and will keep chasing my dream of becoming a professional soccer player,” Soto said.
May 8, 2013 |
Former USC football player Khaled Holmes is a finalist for Sports Illustrated's award for college athlete of the year. Holmes, profiled last October in The Times, earned an undergraduate degree in classics and a masters in communication management. The 6-foot-4, 305-pound center was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round of last month's NFL draft. Sports Illustrated will choose two athletes -- one female and one male -- as winners May 22 and feature them in the magazine's May 27 issue.
April 26, 2013 |
The Tate Britain announced its four finalists Thursday for the 2013 Turner Prize. Among them is Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, the first black woman to be named a finalist for the Tate's modern art prize. The prestigious - and often controversial - annual award is given to UK-born or -based artists who are under 50 for an "outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the 12 months preceding. " A prize of £25,000 (about $38,600) goes to the winner. The remaining three finalists receive £5,000 (about $7,700)
April 15, 2013 |
The South Florida Sun Sentinel was awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism Monday for its investigation of off-duty police officers who endangered the lives of citizens by speeding. The newspaper, owned by Tribune Co., started its investigation after an off-duty Miami police officer was pulled over by a Florida state trooper for driving 120 mph in fall 2011. The resulting three-part series, "Above the Law," found that accidents caused by officers driving at high speeds - in many cases when off duty - caused at least 320 crashes since 2004, killing or maiming 21 people.
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April 10, 2013 |
Candidates Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel prepared for a Thursday night debate - their first since the two emerged as finalists to be the next mayor of Los Angeles - by renewing their sniping over who would be most beholden to public employee unions. Wednesday afternoon's tit-for-tat came as Garcetti stood with the top three also-rans from the first round of voting last month who now support him for mayor, and as Greuel campaigned with school board member Monica Garcia. The two candidates also traded barbs about who is ducking face-to-face showdowns leading into the May 21 election to determine who will replace Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who is leaving office after two terms.
April 10, 2013 |
The 10 fiction finalists and six poetry finalists in the running for the 2013 Best Translated Book Award were announced Wednesday. The books were originally published in 11 languages, and were narrowed down from a longlist announced in March. The finalists include a Nobel Prize winner -- Herta Muller -- and a number of authors less well-known in the U.S. One of the goals of the prize is to bring more attention to works in translation, which are sometimes overlooked by American readers.