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April 27, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Hanley Ramirez was smiling Sunday. Clayton Kershaw wasn't. Whereas Ramirez was able to pinch-hit a day after he bruised his surgically repaired right thumb, Kershaw was informed by the Dodgers he would pitch in another minor league game before making his return from the disabled list. Asked whether he was fine with the team's decision, Kershaw replied, "Not really. " Sidelined because of a strained back muscle, Kershaw hasn't pitched for the Dodgers since the their season opener in Australia on March 22. Kershaw wanted to pitch for the Dodgers on Wednesday in Minnesota.
April 10, 1999
The days are getting longer, the flowers are blooming, another season of baseball is beginning, and the Kings are hitting the golf course while most other NHL teams begin the Stanley Cup playoffs. It must be spring. JEFF DAVINE West Hills
April 25, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
A government study on the effects of airline mergers found that flight cancellations and delays increased when competition on a route drops. The study by the U.S. Department of Transportation's inspector general was ordered by Congress in the wake of the proposal to merge American Airlines and US Airways into the world's largest air carrier. The study looked at delays and cancellation rates when the number of airlines serving a route dropped from three to two airlines. It looked at 32.2 million flights and flight performances from 70 U.S. airports.
October 5, 1997
Re campaign finance reform: Elections should no longer be within alms reach. Period. RUSS TRAVIS Bakersfield
April 4, 1999
Now I know why the lower grades are no longer called grammar school. HANNAH OMAN Culver City
July 20, 1993
We are no longer friends when only results are enough, and effort is not. JIM MALINDA Hollywood
February 12, 1993
What happened to President Clinton's honeymoon? I've had one-night stands that lasted longer! ROBERT G. KANE Westwood
February 11, 1997
FOB no longer means "Friend of Bill." It now stands for "Fund Our Bill." JESSIE G. DeMASSA Huntington Beach
March 10, 1995
Anyone watching the current "trial of the century" should no longer wonder why there are so many lawyer jokes. ADRIAN M. WENNER Santa Barbara
April 3, 2014 | By Chris Foster
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 | By Chris Foster
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 | By David Horsey
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 | David Lazarus
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 | By Bill Shaikin
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.
March 26, 2014 | Chris Erskine
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.
February 23, 1997
America is no longer a country of laws; it is a country of (by and for) lawyers. BOB MURTHA Santa Maria
February 20, 1993
When smoking advertisements were banned from the airwaves, I thought I had finally heard the last of the "silly millimeter longer." Then along comes Sergei Bubka. MICHAEL HANNIN, Woodland Hills
March 21, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
SPOKANE, Wash. - Taylor Braun tried to pull everyone's leg after North Dakota State pulled off Thursday's West regional semi-stunner against Oklahoma. "Honestly," the Bison's star deadpanned at the postgame news conference at Spokane Arena, "I don't know what all the hype is about, the NCAA tournament. " With perfect comedic pause, he added, "I'm kidding. " 2014 NCAA tournament bracket What happened during the first two days of the NCAA tournament was no joke to higher seeded teams that got sent home with upset stomachs.
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