April 3, 2014 |
UCLA will be without linebacker Aaron Wallace and running back Aaron Porter this spring. Neither is enrolled for the spring quarter. Their status will be reevaluated. Both are believed to be working through academic issues. A UCLA official would not comment beyond announcing the two were not in school. Wallace, who played at Rancho Bernardo High, started three games last season and finished with four tackles. Porter, who played at La Habra High, saw action in one game. ALSO: After 50th loss, Lakers in 6th position for NBA draft lottery For Matt Kemp's latest comeback, there's no place like home Mets' Daniel Murphy ripped by Mike Francesa for taking paternity leave
April 1, 2014 |
Torian White's football career at UCLA appears to be over. White, who was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault in November, has not enrolled at UCLA for the spring quarter. The offensive tackle was suspended from the team after his arrest. The case is still being investigated, according to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. "All I can tell you is he is no longer with the team," Coach Jim Mora said. White started 14 games at left tackle as a redshirt freshman in 2012.
March 28, 2014 |
Vladimir Putin has been kicked out of an exclusive club, but he may not even care. This week, meeting in The Hague, leaders from seven of the world's biggest economic powers agreed to blackball Putin's Russia, reducing the G-8 to the G-7. They ratified the decision to move the group's upcoming annual world economic summit to Brussels, taking away from Putin the chance to host the event in Sochi, site of his recent successful Winter Olympic Games....
March 27, 2014 |
Airlines will never win a prize for sensitivity to customers' problems. They typically won't budge on change fees and ticketing costs. But you'd think that even the most hard-hearted carrier would acknowledge that, all things considered, this isn't the best time for a family trip to Russia. The situation in Ukraine prompted the U.S. State Department to issue a travel advisory March 14 warning Americans about "the possibility of violence or anti-U.S. actions directed against U.S. citizens or U.S. interests.
March 26, 2014 |
So how are you liking these new Dodgers owners now? Guggenheim seemed to be making all the right moves, till it slipped up while slobbering over all that TV loot, in a way that negates almost everything it has done so well up to now. Capitalism can be such a mess sometimes. Greed always does you in, even when it's cloaked in a greater purpose, such as winning a World Series, perhaps the greatest purpose of all. Crazy Guggenheim is not the biggest culprit, nor is it alone.
March 26, 2014 |
The suspensions levied on baseball players who test positive for banned substances are on the verge of getting longer - and shorter. The commissioner's office and players union are close to agreement on a revised code of punishment under baseball's drug policy, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations but not authorized to comment on them. The agreement would lengthen suspensions to about 80 games for a first offense and 162 games for a second offense - that is, half a season in the first case, an entire season in the second.