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November 6, 1988
"The Home Team" (by Michele Kort, Sept. 4) featured 16 Southern California Olympic athletes. Six of these young people are white, 10 are black, none are Oriental nor Latino. Obviously, an affirmative action program is needed to attain racial balance among our athletes. ROBERT S. ELLYN Calabasas
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SPORTS
April 22, 2014 | By Vincent Bevins and Kevin Baxter
RIO DE JANEIRO - In 50 days the best athletes in the world's most popular sport will convene in Brazil, one of soccer's sacred spiritual homes, for the game's most important tournament. It will be a powerful, uplifting tribute to the "beautiful game" that Brazilians have shaped for decades and the new status of a confident, rising global power in Latin America. Locals and foreigners will marvel at shiny new stadiums and glide across the continent-sized country on upgraded infrastructure.
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NEWS
March 27, 2014 | By Cathleen Decker
It's only Thursday, but this week in politics already has offered more than a few reminders of the basic rules. To wit: --Never diss the home team.  --Check the video, carefully. --Assume that words spoken in private will soon become very public. --And, when worrying aloud about undercover federal agents, make sure the person you're speaking to isn't one. --- --- --- Basketball is more than a sport in Kentucky. Its rivalries are deep and generational, its defeats neither forgotten nor forgiven.
NEWS
March 27, 2014 | By Cathleen Decker
It's only Thursday, but this week in politics already has offered more than a few reminders of the basic rules. To wit: --Never diss the home team.  --Check the video, carefully. --Assume that words spoken in private will soon become very public. --And, when worrying aloud about undercover federal agents, make sure the person you're speaking to isn't one. --- --- --- Basketball is more than a sport in Kentucky. Its rivalries are deep and generational, its defeats neither forgotten nor forgiven.
SPORTS
January 16, 2007 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
Chris Webber took a look at the Lakers and the minutes they could offer. He even spoke to Phil Jackson about it during a Saturday night cellphone conversation. But he decided to sign with the Detroit Pistons, with whom he is expected to get plenty of playing time and a chance to repair a strained relationship with his home state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1998 | JERRY HICKS
Not that there's a bad guy in the case of Fullerton versus Elsie Thompson, but I find it easy to root for Thompson. Thompson's house, hit by fire six years ago, is a stark neighborhood eyesore. Many of its windows remain covered with plywood. Touch the charred wood of its exterior and it comes off in your hand in black flakes. Inside, the place is frightening squalor, which she shares with four beloved dogs: Bunny, Blackie, Mandy and Silvie. But home is home.
SPORTS
August 26, 2004 | Alan Abrahamson
Buoyed by an adoring home crowd, Fani Halkia of Greece breezed to victory here Wednesday in the women's 400-meter hurdles. Flamboyant in pink-tinted sunglasses, a Greek flag tattooed on her shoulder, Halkia finished in 52.82 seconds, Olympic Stadium awash in noise and fluttering blue and white Greek flags. "I could feel the stadium rocking," she said. Ionela Manolache of Romania took silver in 53.38, Tetyana Tereshchuk-Antipova of Ukraine bronze in 53.44. UCLA's Sheena Johnson, the U.S.
SPORTS
February 14, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Angels owner Arte Moreno described negotiations with Anaheim for a new stadium lease as "at a stalemate," but stopped short of saying he was aggressively pursuing a new home for the team. "We haven't crossed that line yet," Moreno said Friday during the team's first spring-training workout. "In September, we thought we had an outline for a deal … but the reality is, we have not been able to get it done. " The Anaheim City Council approved the framework of a deal in which the Angels would spend $150 million to renovate 48-year-old Angel Stadium, the fourth-oldest park in baseball, in exchange for a 66-year, $1-a-year lease to develop 155 acres of land in the parking lot. The team's current lease expires in 2029.
SPORTS
January 2, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers have to improve on the road. They are 8-9 away from Staples Center this season, having lost three of their last four road games. They did keep it close in losses last week at Golden State on Christmas and at Portland on Dec. 26, but they know that the NBA's elite teams win even when they are not the home team. “We have to play better on the road,” Coach Doc Rivers said recently. “I know we were great and it was close [at Golden State and Portland], but we have to win games on the road.” The Clippers will get another opportunity this weekend as visitors against two tough opponents.
SPORTS
December 30, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
CHICAGO -- Defenseman Drew Doughty was pondering why the Kings have had so much trouble against the Blackhawks in Chicago. Then again, who hasn't? The Kings are hardly alone as plenty of teams have struggled at the United Center. "In the past, our team hasn't really shown up for most games at the 'Madhouse,' here or whatever it's called," he said after Monday's morning skate. "We need to be able to show up. We have to be able to beat them in this rink and we haven't in the last five years.
SPORTS
November 12, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Bellevue, the tech-savvy bedroom community across Lake Washington from Seattle, has had a tremendous impact on UCLA football. The city is just a short drive over the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge from the University of Washington, but two of its favorite sons drifted south to Westwood. Jim Mora, the pre-Starbucks kid who played at Bellevue Interlake High, has created a football renaissance at UCLA. He has the Bruins back in the rankings at No. 13 and also in the Rose Bowl race.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2013 | By Amy Reiter
Team by team by team by team, "The Voice" set its top 12 on Thursday night in a one-hour special episode that saw the remaining eight talented artists in the top 20 sent home. With few weak links among the top 20, there were certain to be some sad goodbyes. But the audience voting - which also factors in iTunes downloads - could save only two members of each team of five from elimination, leaving each coach just one save to make his or her advancing team of three. The cuts seemed particularly unfortunate for Blake Shelton and Adam Levine's strong teams.
SPORTS
November 3, 2013 | Sam Farmer
No one is safe in the topsy-turvy NFL. The Buffalo Bills are on their third starting quarterback, yet they matched the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs score for score until the fourth quarter. The Chiefs won, 23-13, in a game that was closer than the score suggests. The Cleveland Browns are on their third quarterback too. They beat defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore, 24-18, ending the Ravens' 11-game winning streak against them. And the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Surely, they would be rolled in Seattle.
SPORTS
August 31, 2013 | Bill Shaikin
Even for Hollywood's team, this was a bit much. With pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu at bat, Yoda appeared on the video board at Dodger Stadium, giving the advice that has served galaxies well for generations: "Do or do not. There is no try. " On his next swing, Ryu powered a double, far over the head of the left fielder and off the wall. When Yasiel Puig followed with a single, Ryu charged around third base and slid home, safely but rather awkwardly. "My initial thought was, 'I just have to stay alive.
SPORTS
August 30, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Even for Hollywood's team, this was a bit much. With pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu at bat, Yoda appeared on the video board at Dodger Stadium, giving the advice that has served galaxies well for generations: "Do or do not. There is no try. " On his next swing, Ryu powered a double, far over the head of the left fielder and off the wall. When Yasiel Puig followed with a single, Ryu charged around third base and slid home, safely but rather awkwardly. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 9, San Diego 2 "My initial thought was, 'I just have to stay alive.
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