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April 16, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
You're the manager of a major league ballclub and your team is facing the Dodgers. The game is on the line. Andre Ethier is at the plate with one out, two men on and first base open. Manny Ramirez is on deck. Ethier led the majors with six walk-off hits last season. Ramirez was batting .379 through Thursday. What do you do? "It's pick your poison," said San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy , whose team opened a three-game series at Dodger Stadium on Friday.
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November 3, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
“Pitchers break.” That was the rational side of Mark Walter's brain speaking . You know, before the Dodgers' chairman agreed to sign right-hander Zack Greinke to a guaranteed $147-million , six-year contract. Which worked out well in the first year of his deal, and leaves you wondering exactly where they are headed with left-handed ace Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw, 25, is going to become stupidly rich, the only question being exactly how stupidly rich. He is arbitration-eligible for 2014, and then if the Dodgers don't sign him to a long-term deal, he can become a free agent after next season.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 1990
Oct. 28 letter writer Lev Mailer expresses his disappointment that Barry Levinson's movie "Avalon" wasn't Jewish enough. It seems to me Levinson can't win. Had he cast only Jews in the central roles, he would've invited angry letters about standing in the way of non-traditional casting. And had the film been dripping with Jewish iconography, he would've left himself open to criticism that he is furthering racial stereotypes. STEVE STOLIAR Sherman Oaks
SPORTS
January 19, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
The fall guy Losing was the only possible outcome for Alvin Gentry after the Phoenix Suns put him in a no-win situation. Management said goodbye to franchise cornerstones Steve Nash and Grant Hill over the summer, setting up its coach for a not-so-fond farewell. It should have come as no surprise that a team with nine new players and three new starters would regularly struggle to score 100 points and fail to hold fourth-quarter leads. Blame the Suns' 13-28 record on owner Robert Sarver and Lon Babby , president of basketball operations, not Gentry, who did his best with meager resources.
OPINION
December 15, 1985 | Guy Sacerdoti, Guy Sacerdoti is Manila correspondent for the Far East Economic Review.
The eleventh-hour compromise between Philippine opposition leaders Corazon C. Aquino and Salvador H. Laurel, resulting in a united ticket for the Feb. 7 election, confronts President Ferdinand E. Marcos with his toughest electoral battle in 20 years. Marcos called for the "snap" election assuming that a long-fragmented opposition would be incapable of uniting against him.
SPORTS
February 15, 1991 | MIKE PENNER
Here's a job opening that will have them beating down doors at Cal State Fullerton. Wanted: One athletic director. Salary: Salary? Who can talk salary? There is no money here. None. Zip. Nada. The school nearly had to drop football two weeks ago. The athletic department is $150,000 in the hole. There is also a hole on the north end of the campus, which eventually will house a $10-million football stadium, which would have been interesting with no football team.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 1996 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ed Gordon woke up Thursday, looked in the mirror and felt good about the job he had done. It was the morning after his involvement in one of the most highly scrutinized television events in recent memory: his one-hour live interview with O.J. Simpson on Black Entertainment Television. For hours, legal pundits, media critics and callers to talk-radio shows had been weighing in with their impressions of the interview and Simpson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1987
In view of the high incidence of crashes, forced landings, near-misses, pilot errors, lack of proper maintenance and controllers in the airline business and the high bills, aggravations and poor service we receive from the phone company, I humbly suggest that we re-regulate both of these industries. They have proven to be dangerous to our psyche, pocketbook and posterity. It's getting to be a no-win situation! SAMUEL S. SHERWIN Los Angeles
MAGAZINE
January 27, 1991
After reading Margo Kaufman's "The Art of the Deal" (Private Lives, Dec. 2), it is apparent to me that I am not the only lollipop in town. Where does this insane desire to haggle originate? It is a no-win situation when you know that no matter how good a deal you got, your sleazy brother-in-law could have probably done better. A more sobering thought is that the real value of what I am forced to haggle over is even lower than the best deal I can get. So, I wonder if there is anything worth buying left to buy. GINA GLEASON Edwards AFB
SPORTS
October 24, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
Unlucky number seven? That's how many games the Lakers have lost this preseason - in other words, all of them, the latest a 97-91 defeat by the Clippers at Staples Center on Wednesday. Of course, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard didn't play for the Lakers. But Chris Paul didn't play for the Clippers. The Lakers are 0-7 this preseason, their worst such record ever, and the team wraps up exhibition play Thursday against Sacramento in San Diego. Bryant (strained right foot) is scheduled to miss that game and Howard (just resting )
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2012 | By Joe Flint
Every four years, the Republican and Democratic parties hold conventions to formally nominate their candidates for president of the United States. And every four years the broadcast networks -- CBS, ABC and NBC -- try to present a bare minimum of coverage without getting criticized too much by media watchdogs for failing to serve the public interest, which is a requirement of holding broadcast licenses from the Federal Communications Commission. There was a time when the broadcast networks provided nonstop prime-time coverage of the conventions.
NATIONAL
November 9, 2011 | By Brian Bennett, Washington Bureau
The first military tribunal of a terrorism suspect at Guantanamo Bay since President Obama was elected is a lose-lose proposition for the accused, a Saudi suspect who has been in U.S. custody for nearly a decade. If convicted of directing the bombing of the U.S. destroyer Cole in October 2000, Abd al Rahim al Nashiri could be sentenced to death. But even if he is acquitted of all charges, he can be held indefinitely as an "enemy combatant. " The unusual proceeding, which opens Wednesday at the prison in Cuba, highlights a continuing legal and ethical dilemma for the Obama administration.
SPORTS
November 25, 2010 | By Diane Pucin
For years, Michael Josephson, the L.A.-based ethicist who preaches the value of integrity and character, routinely would cite Tiger Woods as a good role model, going so far as to feature the golfer's quotes on his institute's calendars. "We've had to change those calendars," Josephson said. "We've taken those pages out. " One year ago, in the early-morning hours, a minor car accident inside a gated Florida development where Woods lived with his wife, Elin, and their two children triggered a cascade of events that left the sports world stunned.
WORLD
October 30, 2010 | By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times
Norway and China are at odds over a case that involves blood, passion and a fundamental concern about human rights, but this time it's not about the Nobel Peace Prize. Instead, it is a garden-variety homicide, a young woman ? in this case Norwegian ? killed in Hungary, allegedly by her jilted lover, a Chinese student. When it was learned this month that Chinese officials had freed the suspect, despite an apparent confession, many Norwegians saw the move as a blatant act of retaliation by China for the Oslo-based Nobel committee having awarded its annual peace prize to imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
SPORTS
April 16, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
You're the manager of a major league ballclub and your team is facing the Dodgers. The game is on the line. Andre Ethier is at the plate with one out, two men on and first base open. Manny Ramirez is on deck. Ethier led the majors with six walk-off hits last season. Ramirez was batting .379 through Thursday. What do you do? "It's pick your poison," said San Francisco Giants Manager Bruce Bochy , whose team opened a three-game series at Dodger Stadium on Friday.
OPINION
May 17, 2009
Re "U.S. begins overhaul of Afghan war," May 12 I'm astounded and saddened to read your article. We learn that our president and Defense secretary believe that a change in top brass will produce "victory" on that hopeless battlefield. Our war effort there is a lost cause and drives the civilians into the arms of terrorists. Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires: British, Russian. Can you guess who's next? We need affordable healthcare, housing and education for our people and repair to our infrastructure.
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