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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2005 | From Associated Press
Vikki LaMotta, the Bronx, N.Y.-born beauty whose marriage to boxer Jake LaMotta was portrayed in the film "Raging Bull," has died. She was 75. LaMotta died Jan. 25 at Boca Raton Community Hospital in Florida, about six months after open-heart surgery, said her son Harrison Foster. In the movie, Robert DeNiro plays the boxer who is obsessed with his young wife, played by Cathy Moriarty, but his obsession drives her away.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2011 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
Mario Lopez is sweating. And panting. And, if you look closely, grimacing. As he stands in the corner of a boxing ring awaiting the bell that will signal the next round, the "Extra" host sways nervously in a pair of loose-fitting trunks that make his short legs seem even more compressed. The Crest-commercial smile he flashes while doling out celebrity palaver for the benefit of a syndicated-television audience is absent. In fact, Lopez's mouth is nearly shut, the only thing visible through his slightly pursed lips is a mouth-guard specked with blood.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2005 | From Associated Press
Vikki LaMotta, the Bronx, N.Y.-born beauty whose marriage to boxer Jake LaMotta was portrayed in the film "Raging Bull," has died. She was 75. LaMotta died Jan. 25 at Boca Raton Community Hospital in Florida, about six months after open-heart surgery, said her son Harrison Foster. In the movie, Robert DeNiro plays the boxer who is obsessed with his young wife, played by Cathy Moriarty, but his obsession drives her away.
NEWS
September 10, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Former boxer Jake LaMotta has filed a $50-million suit over the Swissair Flight 111 crash off Nova Scotia, Canada, that killed his son Joe and 228 others. The suit claims that the MD-11 jet had wiring problems that should have been corrected. The suit names Swissair, Delta Air Lines, McDonnell Douglas and Boeing Co. Meanwhile, a memorial service was held in Nova Scotia, and a U.S. Navy ship, the Grapple, arrived from Philadelphia to join recovery efforts.
SPORTS
July 14, 2001 | Earl Gustkey
Stephanie LaMotta tough? You could ask a would-be London mugger about that. One night in 1982, LaMotta walked out of a nightclub when a man approached and asked her for money. "The funny part is, I was going to give him some money," she recalled. "I said, 'Come over to my car and I'll write you a small check.' "Then he pulled out a knife. I said to him, 'I'm going to hurt you if you use that.' "He tried to stab me but I blocked the knife with my left hand, which he cut.
SPORTS
February 14, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Sugar Ray Robinson and Jake LaMotta were made to fight each other. Their fights were classics, and they always made money. That's why they fought six times (Robinson won five). Forty-eight years ago today, in their final meeting, welterweight champion Robinson won the world middleweight championship for the first time with a 13th-round technical knockout over LaMotta, before 14,802 who paid $180,619.64 at Chicago Stadium to see yet another savage battle.
SPORTS
July 14, 2001 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stephanie LaMotta, daughter of famed boxing champion Jake LaMotta, sat in her wheelchair, engrossed in a video of her father's 1951 fight with Sugar Ray Robinson. "What a man," she muttered, watching her father take one tremendous punch after another, shake each one off and continue taking the fight to Robinson. Fifty years have passed since LaMotta and Robinson fought at old Chicago Stadium. On Feb.
SPORTS
February 14, 1995 | MAL FLORENCE
C.W. Nevius of the San Francisco Chronicle reported from the NBA All-Star game Sunday at Phoenix that Golden State Warrior owner Chris Cohan literally fled from the media to avoid talking about departing coach Don Nelson. "Spotting a couple of reporters making their way toward his seat, Cohan and his wife made a wild dash through the arena, bumping into fans, spilling a few drinks and looking back anxiously over their shoulders to see if the dreaded notebook carriers were gaining," Nevius wrote.
SPORTS
March 7, 1997 | MAL FLORENCE
Former middleweight champion Jake LaMotta is dispatching one-liners now instead of punches as a part-time stand-up comic at 74. Here's some of his material, provided by John Lang of the Scripps Howard News Service: In the movie about his life, "Raging Bull": "I told the producer I'd like to play myself. He said, 'Nah, you're not the type.' " On Rocky Graziano, a boyhood pal and like LaMotta a former champion: "We used to do charity exhibitions.
SPORTS
July 14, 2001 | Earl Gustkey
Stephanie LaMotta tough? You could ask a would-be London mugger about that. One night in 1982, LaMotta walked out of a nightclub when a man approached and asked her for money. "The funny part is, I was going to give him some money," she recalled. "I said, 'Come over to my car and I'll write you a small check.' "Then he pulled out a knife. I said to him, 'I'm going to hurt you if you use that.' "He tried to stab me but I blocked the knife with my left hand, which he cut.
SPORTS
July 14, 2001 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stephanie LaMotta, daughter of famed boxing champion Jake LaMotta, sat in her wheelchair, engrossed in a video of her father's 1951 fight with Sugar Ray Robinson. "What a man," she muttered, watching her father take one tremendous punch after another, shake each one off and continue taking the fight to Robinson. Fifty years have passed since LaMotta and Robinson fought at old Chicago Stadium. On Feb.
SPORTS
February 14, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY, Times Staff Writer
Sugar Ray Robinson and Jake LaMotta were made to fight each other. Their fights were classics, and they always made money. That's why they fought six times (Robinson won five). Forty-eight years ago today, in their final meeting, welterweight champion Robinson won the world middleweight championship for the first time with a 13th-round technical knockout over LaMotta, before 14,802 who paid $180,619.64 at Chicago Stadium to see yet another savage battle.
NEWS
September 10, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Former boxer Jake LaMotta has filed a $50-million suit over the Swissair Flight 111 crash off Nova Scotia, Canada, that killed his son Joe and 228 others. The suit claims that the MD-11 jet had wiring problems that should have been corrected. The suit names Swissair, Delta Air Lines, McDonnell Douglas and Boeing Co. Meanwhile, a memorial service was held in Nova Scotia, and a U.S. Navy ship, the Grapple, arrived from Philadelphia to join recovery efforts.
SPORTS
March 7, 1997 | MAL FLORENCE
Former middleweight champion Jake LaMotta is dispatching one-liners now instead of punches as a part-time stand-up comic at 74. Here's some of his material, provided by John Lang of the Scripps Howard News Service: In the movie about his life, "Raging Bull": "I told the producer I'd like to play myself. He said, 'Nah, you're not the type.' " On Rocky Graziano, a boyhood pal and like LaMotta a former champion: "We used to do charity exhibitions.
SPORTS
February 14, 1995 | MAL FLORENCE
C.W. Nevius of the San Francisco Chronicle reported from the NBA All-Star game Sunday at Phoenix that Golden State Warrior owner Chris Cohan literally fled from the media to avoid talking about departing coach Don Nelson. "Spotting a couple of reporters making their way toward his seat, Cohan and his wife made a wild dash through the arena, bumping into fans, spilling a few drinks and looking back anxiously over their shoulders to see if the dreaded notebook carriers were gaining," Nevius wrote.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2011 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
Mario Lopez is sweating. And panting. And, if you look closely, grimacing. As he stands in the corner of a boxing ring awaiting the bell that will signal the next round, the "Extra" host sways nervously in a pair of loose-fitting trunks that make his short legs seem even more compressed. The Crest-commercial smile he flashes while doling out celebrity palaver for the benefit of a syndicated-television audience is absent. In fact, Lopez's mouth is nearly shut, the only thing visible through his slightly pursed lips is a mouth-guard specked with blood.
MAGAZINE
May 4, 1997 | J.R. Moehringer, J.R. Moehringer is a Times staff writer. He last wrote for the magazine about a fatal car accident involving eight Orange County teenagers
I'm sitting in a hotel room in Columbus, Ohio, waiting for a call from a man who doesn't trust me, hoping he'll have answers about a man I don't trust, which may clear the name of a man no one gives a damn about. To distract myself from this uneasy vigil--and from the phone that never rings, and from the icy rain that never stops pelting the window--I light a cigar and open a 40-year-old newspaper.
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