February 24, 2014 |
TEMPE, Ariz. - Mike Trout had not wanted to discuss his potential nine-figure payday other than to call the reports of a massive contract extension "pretty funny. " What exactly did he find funny? "The numbers they throw out," Trout said Monday. "It's crazy what people are saying, and throwing out numbers like that. I'm in a spot where I wouldn't have thought I would be before my career was over. " That spot is going to come with a pretty high number, right? "No comment," Trout said with a smile.
January 16, 2014 |
With the blessing of Major League Baseball, the Dodgers are about to launch a publicity push for their new SportsNet LA channel. The new television home is set to debut Feb. 25, the day before the Dodgers open their Cactus League schedule. SportsNet LA plans to air all of the team's spring training games, Dodgers President Stan Kasten said. The channel also will air every regular-season game (except those selected for national Fox or ESPN broadcasts) and programs featuring player profiles and behind-the-scenes activities.
January 15, 2014 |
In the last few years, Morrissey has penned an autobiography and has even briefly alluded to a retirement , but the artist, activist and quite possibly rock 'n' roll's most-adored grouch has more music in his system. Morrissey on Wednesday unveiled his intention to release a new album in 2014, his first since 2009's "Years of Refusal. " Recording for the as-yet-untitled album is slated to begin later this month with noted producer Joseph Chiccarelli, whose accolades include a Grammy for his work with the White Stripes on the act's "Icky Thump.
January 14, 2014 |
JoJo has signed a deal with Atlantic Records, ending an exhaustive multi-year battle with her former label, a representative for the singer has confirmed to Pop & Hiss. In 2004, the Massachusetts-bred singer, born Joanna Levesque, arrived as a big-lunged 13-year-old poised for teen-pop stardom. Her sassy, R&B-kissed self-titled debut yielded singles such as “Baby It's You,” "Not That Kinda Girl" and "Leave (Get Out)," which hit the top of the pop songs chart, making her the youngest solo act to land a No. 1 in the U.S. PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times But more than seven years after a stellar sophomore effort, 2006's “The High Road” -- it featured the massive smash “Too Little Too Late” -- a third album from the singer had yet to see release.
January 7, 2014 |
The next questionable decision Don Mattingly makes will be nothing more than a questionable decision. He'll be able to explain his thought process and move on without wondering if it will cost him his job. Mattingly has agreed to a new three-year contract with the Dodgers to be their manager through the 2016 season, ending speculation about his future with the franchise. The new deal could be formally announced as early as Wednesday, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
December 24, 2013 |
Time Warner Cable and Viacom Inc., parent of popular channels MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, have renewed their long-term distribution agreement. The current contract between the two media powerhouses was due to expire at the end of the year. However, the talks went smoothly and neither side felt the need to go public with negotiations and run ads attacking each other. That scenario has often played out for consumers. "We're pleased to have reached agreement in advance of our deadline," said Melinda Witmer, Time Warner Cable's executive vice president and chief video and content officer. Under the terms of the deal, Time Warner Cable also agreed to offer Epix, the pay-TV movie channel that Viacom co-owns, to its subscribers.