August 29, 1987
Now's the chance . . . cover the Coliseum and get this city the arena football team it so richly deserves. RICH GARON Mar Vista
May 20, 2013 |
Maserati of North America is recalling 7,438 model year 2005-2008 Quattroportes, model year 2008 GranTurismos, and model year 2008 Alfa Romeo 8Cs for a corrosion problem that could lead to a loss of control of the cars. One of Maserati's slogans is "excellence through passion. " GranTurismos that sold for $120,000 or more when brand new still fetch as much as $68,200 after five years. But even Maserati owners have problems with their cars. PHOTOS: The 10 worst cars ever The rear tie rod assemblies on the cars "may have insufficient anti-corrosion material applied, allowing them to weaken and possibly fail," according to documents on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.
May 24, 2013 |
Spectral girls and shadow fathers haunt the center and fringes of Veronica Gonzalez Peña's second novel, "The Sad Passions," but this isn't magical realism. These aren't spirits who visit in the middle of the night. These phantom girls and men are living, flesh-and-blood characters shaped by absence and loss, sickness and dead dreams. "The Sad Passions" knows that half-erased people are more devastating than any ghost. Peña's gorgeously dark chronicle revolves around a middle-class Mexican family that seems pretty ordinary, except for Claudia, a young woman who rages with unchecked manic depression.
September 7, 2013 |
Western Kentucky turned in a near-record performance against Tennessee but it wasn't anything you'd want to shout to the hilltops. The Hilltoppers committed five turnovers in a six-play span in the first quarter of Saturday's 55-20 loss in Knoxville. It was just the third time in 10 seasons a team has had five turnovers in a quarter. Oklahoma State had six turnovers in the fourth quarter of the 2010 Cotton Bowl. The FBC record for turnovers on consecutive possessions is seven, set by Florida State in 1972.
July 13, 2013 |
What used to be the Yasiel Puig Home Run Watch has turned into the Puig Injury Watch. For the second consecutive game, Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly pulled the 22-year-old outfielder from the game because of an aggravated left hip. "This is day to day," Mattingly said after the Dodgers' 3-0 loss to Colorado. "We just have to do a better job of communicating. Guys get banged up, if he needs a day off ... there's no shame in that. " Puig, who was pulled in the fifth inning after grounding out twice, said his condition improved from Thursday, when he was taken out in the eighth inning.
May 24, 2013 |
Seems it was a bad night for grit and fight. Certainly Friday didn't offer much for left-hander Chris Capuano, or for Dodgers news, unless you count another loss. Suppose you have to. The Dodgers went ever so meekly against the Cardinals and right-hander Lance Lynn, managing only three hits in a 7-0 loss before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 45,134. Before the game there were plenty of news conferences and holding of hands, but no actual developments. Manager Don Mattingly remained unscathed, right fielder Andre Ethier returned to the lineup and team President Stan Kasten reaffirmed his commitment to the manager.