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April 18, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Duke basketball center Christian Laettner violated no rules by keeping a diary for a magazine during his senior season, the NCAA said Friday. "Christian Laettner did not violate any NCAA rules by keeping a diary--and that's all he did," spokesman Jim Marchiony said Friday. "There was neither any written nor oral agreement between Laettner and GQ (magazine) that would be a violation of NCAA rules." The Winston-Salem (N.C.
March 17, 2012
Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson finished a win over Detroit by nailing the first three-pointer of his NBA career: "That was the luckiest shot. I'm not going to shoot another one and mess up my percentage. I hit a couple threes in high school, but they don't count. NBA threes are a long way out," he said. Last week after the Grizzlies beat the Nuggets, 94-91, Denver guard Ty Lawson credited Memphis' defense, sort of: "They are a scrappy team. They foul and get away with a lot of stuff.
July 1, 2009 | Mitchell Landsberg
Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. Ramon C. Cortines said Tuesday that he was taking "appropriate personnel action" against the principal and athletic director of Birmingham High School for allowing comedian Sacha Baron Cohen to use the school's football team in a photo shoot. Cortines declined to say what the action was, citing confidentiality rules. Depending on the nature of the discipline, it could become somewhat moot today, when the Board of Education is scheduled to vote on Birmingham's petition to become an independent charter school.
February 4, 2011
SAG rewind: Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis cozy on a couch beside Darren Aronofsky, while "The Kids Are All Right" stars Mark Ruffalo and Annette Bening talked intensely at the People Magazine/Entertainment Industry Foundation post party at the Shrine Auditorium.... Also there: "Modern Family" stars Sofia Vergara, Eric Stonestreet, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen celebrating their ensemble win, a pregnant Jane Krakowski chatting with Matthew Morrison, and Andrew Garfield and Jesse Eisenberg toasting Grey Goose cocktails.
January 25, 2000 | LESLIE EARNEST, Leslie Earnest covers retail businesses for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7832 and at
With the size of its apparel line tripling this year and three new shoe lines scheduled to debut, Oakley Inc. will be one of the largest exhibitors at next month's Action Sports Retailer Trade Expo in Long Beach. The Foothill Ranch-based sunglass maker also plans in 2000 to quadruple its advertising budget, including placing ads in GQ magazine, spokesman Lance Allega said. The advertising campaign initially will focus on Oakley eye wear, shoes and watches.
March 6, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
On Thursday, the NBA sent out a memo to the Lakers, urging players to adhere to the league's dress code, especially when they arrive at arenas on game days. The mandatory dress code, implemented in 2005, requires players to wear at least a jacket while shunning jeans, hats, T-shirts and the like. One player who stuck with the dress code Thursday night before the Lakers hosted the Clippers was Nick Young, in typically stylish manner. Young, who goes by the nickname "Swaggy P," wore a bright blue suit to Staples Center with sparkling white shoes and no socks.
April 26, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Kobe Bryant is featured in a commercial for Panini, a sports and entertainment collectibles company. Emphasizing his love of soccer growing up in Italy before he played basketball, Bryant says in the commercial, "Before I was a baller, I was a baller. " The Lakers All-Star guard also made a cameo in a recent Nike soccer commercial Bryant told GQ magazine his favorite soccer team is A.C. Milan. "Milan has always been my favorite team, and it's always in my heart," Bryant said.
March 15, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Opening Ceremony is going on spring break -- sort of. According to fashion industry trade paper WWD, the retailer has collaborated on a line of merchandise for the upcoming Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and James Franco flick “Spring Breakers.” The co-branded line consists of "unisex sweatshirts and sweatpants, mesh jerseys, cropped T-shirts, printed bikinis, backpacks and beach towels" created with the film's costume designer Heidi Bivens,...
March 27, 2014 | Adam Tschorn
GQ magazine recently announced its 2014 best new menswear designers in America, a list  on which Los Angeles is more than well represented. The quartet that makes up the class of 2014 includes two L.A.-based labels -- John Elliot's skate-culture-influenced John Elliot + Co. and John Moore's retro-surf brand M.Nii . And Rob Garcia's En Noir , a dark take on streetwear, has a presence on both coasts, with a showroom in New York and...
March 4, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Matt Kemp said he didn't mind the four hours of standing in the sun. He didn't mind being asked to repeat the same action over and over and over, whether it was jumping against a wall, tossing a bat or taking a light swing. He didn't mind the countless walks in and out of the makeshift dressing room in the bullpen in the main stadium at Camelback Ranch. His first venture into modeling, which was for a spread in the May edition of GQ magazine, left the Dodgers' center fielder open to accepting similar opportunities in the future.
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