June 2, 2011 |
The promotional label on Saturday night's boxing card at Staples Center is, for the moment, mostly wishful thinking. Bob Arum's company, Top Rank, is calling it "The Son Also Rises. " Assume that the first time they typed that phrase, they did so with fingers crossed. The son is Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. He will attempt to take away Sebastian Zbik's World Boxing Council middleweight title. Zbik is described by many as a solid, tactical fighter. Arum, Chavez Jr.'s promoter, calls Zbik a "decent, technical European boxer.
March 5, 2011 |
French-Canadian director-writer-actor Xavier Dolan, who turns 22 later this month, already has had two films play ? and win prizes ? at the Cannes Film Festival, the prestigious international venue that some filmmakers can toil a lifetime to never get near. He dropped out of college to make the first, "I Killed My Mother," actually financing the micro-budget film about coming out and learning to live with an overbearing parent partly with savings from his childhood acting work. The second, "Heartbeats," which opened Friday in Los Angeles and is also available on video-on-demand, tells the story of two friends vying for the affection of the same young man. Dolan starred in both films, and in the case of "Heartbeats," he also edited the film, designed the costumes and handled the art direction.
July 17, 2008 |
Matt Barkley, a guitar-playing, spiral-throwing quar- terback from Santa Ana Mater Dei, was selected Wednesday as the Gatorade male high school athlete of the year during a celebrity-filled ceremony at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles. Barkley, who has committed to USC and is preparing for his senior year of high school, is the first junior to win the award. Past recipients include LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Greg Oden and Kevin Love. "I'm amazed," Barkley said. "It's awesome."
December 29, 2007 |
Caught in the throes of their longest losing streak in four seasons and owners of the worst record in the NHL, the Kings' front office is looking down the road -- all the way to the World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic. General Manager Dean Lombardi is at the world's premier junior tournament, which runs Dec. 26 through Jan. 5, evaluating some of the Kings' top young prospects, Coach Marc Crawford said. So far, Lombardi must like what he has seen.
June 12, 2003 |
In our contemporary golfing world, where such players as Greg Norman and Tiger Woods have become multinational corporations, it is easy to assume that large-scale commercialism began with those first great stars of the television era, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. More informed observers may point to Walter Hagen, while the truly knowledgeable will recall that Harry Vardon was heavily compensated for his many non-tournament endeavors.
November 15, 2002 |
While the rest of the Kings' traveling party is in Edmonton today, General Manager Dave Taylor and Coach Andy Murray will spend the day off in and around Salmon Arm, Canada, where Murray is co-owner of a junior team. Murray's lifelong friend, Garry Davidson, won $1 million Canadian, tax free, in the British Columbia lottery two years ago. He and Murray then partnered with a Salmon Arm businessman, Don Gervais, and paid $150,000 for an expansion team in the British Columbia Hockey League.