May 1, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - The Mayweathers are back, and for this fight they have company. More than eight months have passed since Floyd Mayweather Jr. walked out of a Las Vegas jail after serving nearly 90 days for his role in a domestic violence case involving the mother of his three children. Mayweather (43-0, 26 knockouts) returns to the ring Saturday night to defend his World Boxing Council title against Robert Guerrero. Both boxers are trained by their fathers - Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Ruben Guerrero.
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April 15, 2013 |
SAN JOSE - Audrie Pott thought everybody at her high school knew what happened that night. The 15-year-old had been drinking during a Labor Day weekend party at a friend's house in the pricey Silicon Valley suburb of Saratoga. She either fell asleep or passed out. And she woke up to something her family's lawyer described as "unimaginable. " "There were some markings on her body, in some sort of permanent marker, indicating that someone had violated her when she was sleeping," attorney Robert Allard said Monday.
March 26, 2013 |
Ben Howland officially bid farewell to UCLA during a news conference at Pauley Pavilion on Monday, the day after he was fired as coach of the Bruins. Howland, showing grace, character and some emotion, thanked many people, including UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, Athletic Director Dan Guerrero, and his wife and family. It was the closing act on his 10 seasons in Westwood, a tenure he called "a dream come true. " "I'm excited about the next chapter and excited about coaching again," Howland said.
February 6, 2013 |
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will announce two new citywide tech initiatives during a Google+ Hangout news conference Wednesday afternoon. During the video chat -- the mayor's first-ever news conference using Google+ Hangout -- Villaraigosa is expected to announce the first major redesign of the City of Los Angeles' website . The mayor's office also says it will "unveil an exciting new tech addition for Angelenos to enjoy. " The new website features social media connectivity, online 311 services and a directory of city services.
January 31, 2013 |
All those who doubted Beyonce's vocal prowess in the wake of the Obama inaugural "Lip-Sync-Gate" should find a corner suitable for shamed cowering. At a Thursday news conference tied to her upcoming Super Bowl halftime show appearance, the superstar singer quickly and judiciously killed any doubts that she can tackle the national anthem -- live and a capella. Before making any Super Bowl statements or taking a single question, Beyonce asked the assembled members of the media to stand.
January 17, 2013 |
Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick held a news conference about the Manti Te'o controversy Wednesday night. You can watch the entire news conference above. Some highlights: Question: You said this is an online relationship, yet Manti has talked about speaking with a person he thought was Lennay. Did a person, in effect, take her position and talk to Manti as if she were his girlfriend? Swarbrick: Yeah, online and telephonic. There were lengthy, long telephone conversations.
January 15, 2013 |
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Anticipation has been making Silicon Valley wait just like a Carly Simon song in a 1970s Heinz ketchup commercial. But that wait will come to an end Tuesday morning when Facebook holds a news conference at its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters. We're live tweeting from the event. Tweets by @jguynn Facebook last week invited the media to "come and see what we're building. " It provided no details. There has been no shortage of speculation on what Facebook might announce as investors pushed shares above $30. Shares closed at $30.95 on Monday, though analysts say the stock gains may have more to do with investors' anticipation of the company's fourth-quarter financial results due out Jan. 30 than anticipation of a major announcement at the mysterious news conference.
December 15, 2012 |
The irony was not lost on Josh Hamilton, the slugger whose career seems to have come full circle from the day Tampa Bay made him the first overall pick of the 1999 draft. "I started off with the Devil Rays," Hamilton said Saturday in a packed news conference at the ESPN Zone in Anaheim, "and now I'm an Angel. " So much has happened in between, from Hamilton's well-chronicled addiction to drugs and alcohol, to his three-year ban from baseball, to his 2007 ascent to the major leagues with Cincinnati and his rise to stardom with the Texas Rangers.
November 15, 2012 |
Mike D'Antoni hobbled to his first news conference as the Lakers' coach. He used a crutch on his left side, still recovering from knee-replacement surgery. He finished a distant second to Phil Jackson in the popular vote among Lakers fans, but he wasn't the one receiving an awkward midnight rejection call from General Manager Mitch Kupchak on Sunday. "We're built to win this year. This is not a project," D'Antoni said Thursday about his new team. "We have a window. " It's a tiny one, with an aging roster and thinning patience among fans who expected a roaring start, not a 3-5 record and sagging offense.
November 14, 2012 |
Mike D'Antoni landed in Los Angeles on Wednesday, settling in at an undisclosed hotel and taking a meeting with Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak. It's a little backward to accept a three-year, $12-million job before sitting down with your bosses, but that's what happens when you're laid up in New York because of recent knee-replacement surgery. The new Lakers coach has some busy days ahead. He will conduct his first practice with the team Thursday and also be formally introduced at a news conference in the afternoon.