April 6, 2013 |
Fantasy owners may build their teams around superstars like Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw, but success often lies in the performance of an unknown commodity. From a minor leaguer about to show off his tools at the next level, to a career backup who finally gets everyday playing time, players ignored on draft day often wind up in pivotal roles. Times staff writer Tim Hubbard takes a weekly look at players, teams and trends that are constantly evolving over baseball's regular season: TIME TO STEAL Matt Harvey SP | New York Mets The 24-year-old right-hander has the ability to anchor a staff for years.
June 11, 1998 |
Tom Hicks, who owns more than 400 radio stations and the NHL's Dallas Stars, became the owner of the Texas Rangers Wednesday night. By a 30-0 vote at their meetings in Seattle, major league owners approved the sale of the Rangers to the 52-year-old media mogul for $250 million. The vote followed one made earlier Wednesday by baseball's ownership committee. "I'm delighted," interim commissioner Bud Selig and owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, said.
February 12, 2012 |
Question: My homeowner association board hired attorneys to rewrite the bylaws, which as a result are now longer and more complex and incomprehensible than our CC&Rs. No homeowners voted on these changes. We didn't even know changes took place until a year later when the document was circulated. This year I noticed a section in the new bylaws: "Approval of IRS Resolution. The board may approve an IRS Resolution that any excess income for the current year shall be applied to the next fiscal year, as provided by IRS Revenue Ruling 70-604.
HOME & GARDEN
September 10, 2010 |
A walled and gated Encino estate that has been home to actors Al Jolson, Kirstie Alley, Katey Sagal and Charlie Sheen at various times has come back on the market at $6.95 million. Updated in keeping with its architectural history, the 1934 traditional residence has Venetian plaster walls, vaulted beamed ceilings, marble and wood floors, custom cabinetry and woodwork, and marble counters. A formal dining room, a butler's pantry, an office/library, a gym, a wine cellar, a media room, den, two bars, seven bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and two half-baths lie within 8,522 square feet of living space.
April 2, 2012 |
There has been a flurry of griping about the new iPad online, but how do people who bought the new iPad feel about it? You might sum it up like this: Love the iPad, don't like the price. In a new study released Monday, ChangeWave Research found that 82% of people who bought the new iPad say they are "very satisfied" with the tablet, and 16% say they are "somewhat satisfied. " As for the number of people who are "very unsatisfied"? That would be zero. ChangeWave surveyed 200 new owners of the iPad to find out how they felt about their purchase and their key likes and dislikes.
March 29, 2012 |
Apple's " antennagate " is finally coming to an end, with $15 going to each qualifying iPhone 4 owner who claims a share in a class-action lawsuit over the fourth-generation iPhone's infamous antenna problems. The settlement terms, announced Thursday with the launch of a website , will issue $15 in cash to owners of the iPhone 4 "who have experienced antenna or reception issues," "been unable to return their iPhone 4 without incurring any costs" and "been unwilling to use a case or free bumper for their iPhone 4. " Apple has been giving away free "bumper" cases to iPhone 4 owners since July 2010 , after consumers complained that the phone could lose its cellular signal if held certain ways.
December 19, 2011 |
Frank McCourt's sales pitch landed on the desks of prospective Dodgers bidders Monday, and the ideas on how to make money from the team included this one: Raise ticket prices. Not in precisely those words, of course. However, the so-called "bid book" advised prospective owners that the Dodgers' average ticket price last season ranked 10th in the major leagues, even though the team played in the second-largest market in the majors. The Dodgers have cut ticket prices for next season, after posting their lowest attendance in a non-strike season since 1992.
August 17, 2012 |
In a quick vote Thursday, Major League Baseball owners approved the sale of the Padres to a group that includes Kevin and Brian O'Malley , sons of former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley . Commissioner Bud Selig announced the endorsement after the end of the owners meetings in Denver. Under the deal, the group will buy the franchise from owner John Moores for about $800 million. The sale will close by Aug. 31. Ron Fowler , a businessman in San Diego, will become the executive chairman.
March 21, 2012 |
In a memo to all NFL teams Wednesday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell instructed every owner to meet with his head coach and "confirm that the club does not operate a similar pay-for-performance or bounty program and to instruct his coach that no such program is permissible and that if such a program exists, it must be terminated immediately. " Each owner and coach must certify in writing to the commissioner by March 30 that no such program exists. "Bounty programs have no place in our game," Goodell said in a statement.
May 30, 2011 |
CUT OFF AT THE IMPASSE Disputes between players and management threaten the seasons of two premier U.S. pro sports enterprises The NFL is in full lockdown (or lockout) mode; the NBA might follow suit once the Finals are done and its labor agreement expires. Players and team owners in both sports say publicly they want an agreement, but the reality is any accord in either sport may be quite a way down the road. No one has indicated much willingness to give on major talking points, which could mean that for the first time, two major sports could be shut down by labor discord at the same time.