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March 2, 2009 | P.J. Huffstutter
DRAKE HOGESTYN Actor John Black -- the mysterious, amnesia-prone spy -- has been shot, stabbed, strangled, in a plane crash, ejected from a submarine, trapped in a gas chamber, stalked by a serial killer and, of course, attacked by Satan. It's been the role of a lifetime for Drake Hogestyn. Essentially, it's been his only role since he arrived on "Days of Our Lives" 23 years ago.
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April 8, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Where will John Calipari be coaching next season?  Will he leave the Kentucky Wildcats to join the Lakers? "I still think Kentucky," said Rex Chapman on "The Dan Patrick Show" on Tuesday. Chapman started a firestorm on Monday, tweeting that Calipari is a " done deal " to the Lakers. The Lakers quickly denied the rumor. "Mike D'Antoni is our coach," said Lakers spokesman John Black.  "There have been no conversations about any specific names for any replacement.
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April 7, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
ARLINGTON, Texas - Nothing like putting out a juicy oh-by-the-way rumor before the biggest college basketball game of the season. But former Kentucky star Rex Chapman tweeted before Monday night's national title game that Kentucky Coach John Calipari will be the next coach of the Lakers. Chapman doesn't site any sources or offer any timetable. Calipari said this week he was probably going to need his hip replaced shortly after Monday night's title game between Kentucky and Connecticut.
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February 5, 1995 | NANCY M. REICHARDT
"Days of Our Lives" recently has ceased to be a soap opera and has become a live-action cartoon instead. One of the basic ways daytime dramas try to keep fans tuning in is by developing and exploring multidimensional characters who will "ring true" even if they are involved in stories that strain credibility. "Days of Our Lives" has turned that method upside down. In Salem, plot comes first--the more bizarre and convoluted, the better.
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July 13, 2000 | BILL DWYRE
The tale of the Wimbledon trophy that Pete Sampras won Sunday did not end with a last kiss for photographers. For a while, it became Laker property. John Black, director of public relations for the Lakers and a longtime friend of Sampras, woke to a phone call Monday morning in the Wimbledon-area house where he had stayed with Sampras and some of Sampras' friends.
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April 7, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
ARLINGTON, Texas - Nothing like putting out a juicy oh-by-the-way rumor before the biggest college basketball game of the season. But former Kentucky star Rex Chapman tweeted before Monday night's national title game that Kentucky Coach John Calipari will be the next coach of the Lakers. Chapman doesn't site any sources or offer any timetable. Calipari said this week he was probably going to need his hip replaced shortly after Monday night's title game between Kentucky and Connecticut.
SPORTS
November 16, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
Kobe Bryant returned to the practice court Saturday for the first time since tearing his left Achilles' tendon in mid-April. The practice consisted of some contact drills, shooting and strategy work. Players were supposed to go at half speed in drills but it “turned into 100% real fast. And Kobe was part of it,” reserve guard Steve Blake said. “He looks like Kobe to me, basically. He's moving well, right back to his old self.” Bryant did not talk to reporters but did an interview for NBA TV. "The fade-away still works, the ball-handling and being able to post," he said.
SPORTS
April 8, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Where will John Calipari be coaching next season?  Will he leave the Kentucky Wildcats to join the Lakers? "I still think Kentucky," said Rex Chapman on "The Dan Patrick Show" on Tuesday. Chapman started a firestorm on Monday, tweeting that Calipari is a " done deal " to the Lakers. The Lakers quickly denied the rumor. "Mike D'Antoni is our coach," said Lakers spokesman John Black.  "There have been no conversations about any specific names for any replacement.
SPORTS
September 16, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
Kobe Bryant continues to move forward in his rehabilitation from a torn Achilles' tendon, though the Lakers are unwilling to put an updated timetable on his exact return. "He's progressing well and has met all the targets and milestones of his rehab, and we expect him to make a full recovery," Lakers spokesman John Black told The Times on Monday. "One of the key issues is to make sure he builds up strength and endurance not only in his Achilles but also in his legs, knees, back and core.
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January 27, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers scheduled practice for Monday, despite returning Sunday from a long, seven-game road trip, with hopes of getting Steve Nash back on the practice floor. Out for all but six games this season, battling through nerve root irritation in his back (that also caused hamstring issues), Nash was a late scratch on Monday after a new, minor back injury. "Everything went well for him in Vancouver while he was up there, while we were on the 12-day road trip," said Lakers spokesman John Black.  "He was on board to have a practice before he comes back and plays.  It was sort of a freakish thing, he tweaked his back today, not related [to the nerve issue]
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December 4, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
The guessing game took another turn Wednesday when it was revealed that Kobe Bryant would not play against Sacramento on Friday. Bryant practiced for a second consecutive day and Steve Nash also took the court, but Bryant wasn't ready for game action. KOBE QUIZ: Do you really know the 'Black Mamba'? "He absolutely won't play Friday," team spokesman John Black said Wednesday. "He won't be going with the team and will instead stay in L.A. for an individual workout. " There have been no setbacks, Black said.
SPORTS
November 16, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
Kobe Bryant returned to the practice court Saturday for the first time since tearing his left Achilles' tendon in mid-April. The practice consisted of some contact drills, shooting and strategy work. Players were supposed to go at half speed in drills but it “turned into 100% real fast. And Kobe was part of it,” reserve guard Steve Blake said. “He looks like Kobe to me, basically. He's moving well, right back to his old self.” Bryant did not talk to reporters but did an interview for NBA TV. "The fade-away still works, the ball-handling and being able to post," he said.
SPORTS
September 16, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
Kobe Bryant continues to move forward in his rehabilitation from a torn Achilles' tendon, though the Lakers are unwilling to put an updated timetable on his exact return. "He's progressing well and has met all the targets and milestones of his rehab, and we expect him to make a full recovery," Lakers spokesman John Black told The Times on Monday. "One of the key issues is to make sure he builds up strength and endurance not only in his Achilles but also in his legs, knees, back and core.
SPORTS
May 8, 2010 | T.J. Simers
From Salt Lake City -- It's Mother's Day, and I'm not happy with my own. She's dead. Has been for 36 years. Maybe if she'd known I'd have to spend time in Salt Lake City one day and really need her, she'd still be alive — the Lakers here in the most miserable place on Earth, and I can't use the excuse I need to be home with her for Mother's Day. I told my wife I'd stay home if she insisted, even winking, and she said, "I'm...
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March 2, 2009 | P.J. Huffstutter
DRAKE HOGESTYN Actor John Black -- the mysterious, amnesia-prone spy -- has been shot, stabbed, strangled, in a plane crash, ejected from a submarine, trapped in a gas chamber, stalked by a serial killer and, of course, attacked by Satan. It's been the role of a lifetime for Drake Hogestyn. Essentially, it's been his only role since he arrived on "Days of Our Lives" 23 years ago.
SPORTS
January 27, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers scheduled practice for Monday, despite returning Sunday from a long, seven-game road trip, with hopes of getting Steve Nash back on the practice floor. Out for all but six games this season, battling through nerve root irritation in his back (that also caused hamstring issues), Nash was a late scratch on Monday after a new, minor back injury. "Everything went well for him in Vancouver while he was up there, while we were on the 12-day road trip," said Lakers spokesman John Black.  "He was on board to have a practice before he comes back and plays.  It was sort of a freakish thing, he tweaked his back today, not related [to the nerve issue]
SPORTS
December 4, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
The guessing game took another turn Wednesday when it was revealed that Kobe Bryant would not play against Sacramento on Friday. Bryant practiced for a second consecutive day and Steve Nash also took the court, but Bryant wasn't ready for game action. KOBE QUIZ: Do you really know the 'Black Mamba'? "He absolutely won't play Friday," team spokesman John Black said Wednesday. "He won't be going with the team and will instead stay in L.A. for an individual workout. " There have been no setbacks, Black said.
BOOKS
June 19, 2005 | Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is a contributing writer to Book Review and the author of a forthcoming biography of Elia Kazan.
A contented screenwriter: Now there's an oxymoron for you. Yet such a figure once lived, and in his modest way prospered, in Los Angeles. His name was Daniel Fuchs, and "The Golden West," which posthumously collects some of his short fiction and articles about the movies, tells us a great deal about how he attained his blissful state. Indirectly, it also tells us why that state is nowadays not duplicable. Fuchs' story begins in poverty in 1909.
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July 13, 2000 | BILL DWYRE
The tale of the Wimbledon trophy that Pete Sampras won Sunday did not end with a last kiss for photographers. For a while, it became Laker property. John Black, director of public relations for the Lakers and a longtime friend of Sampras, woke to a phone call Monday morning in the Wimbledon-area house where he had stayed with Sampras and some of Sampras' friends.
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