July 10, 2012 |
What could be the ultimate fight for the Ultimate Fighting Championship is not desired by either potential participant. UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones said Tuesday he has “no interest” in fighting longtime middleweight champion Anderson Silva. After defeating Chael Sonnen Saturday at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Silva, 37, wagged his finger no to the idea of fighting Jones, 24, who will defend his belt Sept. 1 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas against former PRIDE and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson of Temecula.
January 13, 2011
Some of Los Angeles' elected leaders are suffering one of their periodic bouts of forgetfulness, this time about what it means to have or avoid a conflict of interest. Over at Los Angeles County, Supervisor Don Knabe thinks it's no big deal that he regularly takes action on matters before him that could benefit clients of his son, lobbyist Matt Knabe. Neither the supervisor nor his lobbyist son makes any apologies for those issues; each says he is merely doing his job. At Los Angeles City Hall, Councilman Dennis Zine showed a tad more sensitivity when he quietly recused himself from a matter before the council that would affect a client of his girlfriend, also a lobbyist.
August 6, 2012 |
OAK CREEK, Wis. -- A “person of interest” sought by investigators in connection with the shooting Sunday at a Sikh temple here has been identified and ruled out as a suspect, an FBI spokesman said. Leonard Peace of the FBI said the man, whom he declined to identify, “has been located, interviewed and ruled out in connection with the investigation.” Earlier Monday, officials displayed a photograph of the man, who had showed up at the shooting scene, and said they wanted to talk with him, even though they were convinced that a single gunman was responsible for killing six and wounded three.
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January 19, 2014 |
Police said they have a person of interest in custody in connection with separate assaults on five women that occurred on a single day in Garden Grove and Anaheim. The man was taken into custody at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the 6100 block of Robin Way in Buena Park, said Garden Grove police Lt. Ben Stauffer. But authorities will not officially name a suspect in the assaults until victims positively identify him, Stauffer said Saturday. They did release a composite sketch of the suspect.
February 7, 2013 |
Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers share “a mutual interest” in a long-term contract extension, General Manager Ned Colletti said Thursday. Colletti wouldn't say whether the club has started negotiating a new deal with Kershaw's representatives and made clear he wants details of any talks to remain private. “This is not going to be a daily discussion point for us publicly,” Colletti said. “But there is a mutual interest.” Earlier in the day, USA Today reported that Felix Hernandez agreed to a seven-year, $175-million deal with the Seattle Mariners.
March 23, 2014 |
The New York Jets are interested in playmaking receiver DeSean Jackson, the former Long Beach Poly High and California standout who is under contract with the Philadelphia Eagles through 2016. Jets owner Woody Johnson, speaking at the NFL owners meeting Sunday in Orlando, Fla., said that the 27-year-old receiver and kick returner was among a group of players in whom the team had an interest. The major issue is the $10.25 million owed to Jackson this season, a cost the Eagles might be willing to shed.
January 8, 2013 |
In rejecting a challenge to President Obama's policy to continue embryonic stem cell research, the Supreme Court wisely chose Monday to further vital research over the interests of competing scientists and religious groups. The court did not issue a decision. Instead, it rejected a petition to hear arguments in an appeal of a 2011 ruling by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which decided the National Institutes of Health could continue embryonic stem cell research from lines derived from already destroyed embryos.
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October 9, 2013 |
Inglewood police said Wednesday that they were questioning a person of interest in the fatal shooting of two women. Three people were critically injured in the Tuesday afternoon shooting at an apartment complex in the 11700 block of Crenshaw Boulevard , Inglewood police said. The two women, identified by police as Crystallyn Nguyen, 18, and Dora Lee Dawson, 68, were taken to the hospital, where they died Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
December 18, 2013 |
Dodgers co-owner Peter Guber said Wednesday he has no interest in buying the Oakland Athletics. The East Bay Express reported Wednesday that Guber and his ownership partner in the Golden State Warriors, Joe Lacob, lead an investment group exploring the possibility of buying the A's and building a ballpark in Oakland. "Absolutely not true," Guber told The Times. "100% not true. " Guber declined comment about whether Lacob might be interested but called it "categorically incorrect" to say he might be. "I have not had any conversations with the league or any of the owners about buying the team," Guber said.
June 10, 2012 |
When you've been through several years of watching the Dodgers stand impotently on the sidelines while other teams made impact free-agent signings, significant trades without priority placed on incoming salary and aggressively pursued international players, encouragement is not hard to come by. So it is today that fans of the Dodgers can take some solace in knowing they are apparently in on signing Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler. Which is not to say they will win this bidding war, but at least they're in the running, which is light years away from where they would have been if still owned by Frank McCourt.