April 30, 2013 |
With Tim Tebow now out of a job as an NFL quarterback, many people seem to think that the Canadian Football League would be an ideal place for the former Heisman Trophy winner to resurrect his football career. All three Tribune Co. writers who responded to the question "Where will Tim Tebow play next?" on Monday, the day Tebow was released by the New York Jets, said the CFL would be his best bet. Turns out that might not be much of an option either. The Montreal Alouettes own Tebow's exclusive CFL negotiating rights, and their general manager seems to be in no hurry to make room on his roster for the popular American quarterback.
April 8, 2013 |
Kent Nagano's tenure at the Montreal Symphony Orchestra appears uncertain following reports that the American conductor will depart the orchestra when his current contract as music director expires in 2016. But the orchestra's management has vigorously denied the reports. A report this month from Montreal's La Presse stated that Nagano's contract with the orchestra won't be renewed beyond 2016. The report, written by Claude Gingras, cites sources saying that Zarin Mehta is helping the orchestra find Nagano's successor.
March 21, 2013 |
The Galaxy moved its April 6 home game against the Montreal Impact to Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. By shifting the Major League Soccer game, the Galaxy said Thursday that the team would not have to play a game in between the two legs of its CONCACAF Champions League semifinal against Monterrey of Mexico. The Galaxy host the first game against Monterrey on April 3 at 7 p.m. at Home Depot Center, then travel to Mexico for the second game April 10. The Galaxy said their season ticket holders would receive the same tickets for the rescheduled game with Montreal on Oct. 16. Other fans with tickets to the April 6 game can transfer their tickets to another regular-season game or receive a refund, the Galaxy said.
March 15, 2013 |
It's the company man against the bad boy. The fitness freak against the unapologetic pot smoker. Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is as close to the face of the brand as any fighter in the organization. Stockton's Nick Diaz is the black sheep, someone who marches to his own beat, has blown off planned news conferences and tested positive for marijuana after his most recent fight. St-Pierre (23-2) has chafed at how "disrespectful" Diaz (27-8-1)
November 16, 2012 |
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has its most popular fighter back, and his return can set up an even more lucrative event. Welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (22-2) returns Saturday night from a 19-month layoff prompted by a knee injury and surgery, taking on Carlos Condit (28-5) in a pay-per-view card in Montreal. Condit claimed the UFC's "interim" belt in St-Pierre's absence with a unanimous decision over Nick Diaz in February. Although Condit is a dangerous kicker and aggressor who could pose problems for St-Pierre, who has lost just once since 2006, mixed martial arts fans anticipate a victory by the Canadian whose return home has generated more than $3 million in ticket sales.
August 30, 2012 |
Six Flags unveiled its 2013 lineup of new roller coasters, thrill rides, water slides and live shows at the amusement park chain's 13 locations. > Photos: New attractions coming to Six Flags parks in 2013 Six Flags' 2013 attractions include three roller coasters, two swing tower rides, four water slide complexes and two shows. Among the highlights: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (San Antonio) - The 1992 Rattler wooden coaster will be reborn as the Iron Rattler hybrid coaster with a steel track on wood supports.
June 20, 2012 |
Jorge Villafana's season started with such promise, with the midfielder being selected for the under-23 national team and a shot at the Olympic Games. Then the U.S. failed to qualify for London and Villafana lost his starting job with Chivas USA. Lately he's found himself sitting on the bench next to Juan Pablo Angel, a three-time Major League Soccer All-Star and the highest-paid player on the roster but a player who, like Villafana, has spent more time watching than playing this season.
June 19, 2012 |
When: 7:30. Where: Home Depot Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket. Records: Chivas USA 4-7-3, Impact 4-7-3. Record vs. Impact: First meeting. Update: Chivas was held scoreless for the sixth time in 14 games in Saturday's loss to Real Salt Lake, falling to a league-worst 1-6-1 at home. And now it gets a fired-up Montreal team coming off a franchise-best four-goal performance against Seattle. Patrice Bernier had three assists for the expansion Impact in that game, winning league player-of-the-week honors.
May 18, 2012 |
Successful, micro-targeted neighborhood music festivals have been proliferating — including Make Music Pasadena, the Eagle Rock Music Festival, Venice's Abbott Kinney Music Festival and Echo Park's Culture Collide — and now we can now add "The Nice Stretch of West Hollywood That's West of Fairfax Avenue but East of the Sunset Strip Festival. " Sunday's festival is actually called the Hudson Block Party, and for a second year the classy-casual bar and restaurant that throws it has booked an unexpectedly buzzy bill of local and national acts, including White Rabbits, LP and Haim.
May 11, 2012 |
When: 1 p.m. PDT Where: Olympic Stadium, Montreal. On the air: TV: KDOC, KWHY. Radio: 1150, 1330 Records: Galaxy 3-5-1, Montreal 3-5-2. Record vs. Montreal: First meeting. Update: David Beckham's North American Tour stops in Montreal for the first time Saturday and the expansion Impact is bracing for a record crowd that could reach 60,000. But what kind of soccer will they see? The Galaxy, which has been struggling, played perhaps its worst match of the season last week in a home loss to the depleted New York Red Bulls.