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January 16, 2014 | By Martin Tsai
The core of "Jamesy Boy" - a juvenile delinquent's inside-the-pen coming of age - follows a too-familiar trajectory: Due to the toxic mix of broken family and corruptive friends, James Burns (Spencer Lofranco) has already earned a tracking device on his ankle and an impressive rap sheet boasting robbery, vandalism, assault and firearm possession. Fresh-faced and all tatted up, James acts out as if emulous of the rapper MGK. Instead of being scared straight, he thrives in jail and fights anyone who gets in his way or menaces the defenseless Chris (Ben Rosenfield)
December 30, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker issued an apology through the team Monday after a controversial photo of him surfaced over the weekend. In the picture, which is apparently several years old, Parker is seen posing with French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, with both men making a gesture that is known in France as a "quenelle" and considered by many to be anti-Semitic. "While this gesture has been part of French culture for many years, it was not until recently that I learned of the very negative concerns associated with it," Parker wrote . "When l was photographed making that gesture three years ago, I thought it was part of a comedy act and did not know that it could be in any way offensive or harmful.
December 28, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
This is it. The important time of the season has begun for UCLA. The Bruins open Pac-12 Conference play next Sunday against USC, and in the final pre-conference tuneup for new Coach Steve Alford's team Saturday night, UCLA scored the final eight points to pull out a 75-67 win over a quick and athletic Alabama team at Pauley Pavilion. Center Tony Parker made two tiebreaking free throws with 56 seconds left after rebounding a missed three-point shot by Norman Powell, and Parker got a key rebound with 43 seconds left on a miss by Alabama guard Trevor Releford.
December 11, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 There were so many intriguing story lines for Wednesday's Beverly Hills tournament game between Loyola and Brentwood. There was former Loyola assistant Ryan Bailey taking on his mentor, Loyola Coach Jamal Adams. There was Arizona State-bound point guard Tra Holder of Brentwood facing off against Arizona-bound Parker Jackson-Cartwright. There was 7-foot UCLA signee Thomas Welsh of Loyola taking on 6-7 Maxwell Kupchak, the son of the Lakers general manager. It created for an intense, tight battle, with No. 3-ranked Loyola (6-0)
December 5, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
Answers start to be revealed in the new trailer for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” as the movie picks up the scent of mysteries left open by the first film. That's particularly true in the matter of Peter Parker's father and his knotty past relationship with shady Oscorp, for which he once worked. The first movie left open what it is that the older Parker did for the company and why those doings led to his disappearance, but such events seem to be at the heart of this film's revelation and action.
November 13, 2013 | David Wharton
All it took was a glance. Just that quickly, with a moment's eye contact, UCLA guard Norman Powell let teammate Bryce Alford know that he wanted the ball. "I just cut to the basket," Powell said. "He threw it up and I went and got it. " The one-handed alley-oop dunk served to punctuate an easy Tuesday night for the No. 24 Bruins, who cruised to a 91-60 win over Oakland at Pauley Pavilion. This wasn't a high-quality opponent, but it was the kind of victory that UCLA needed after barely escaping an upset against Drexel in the season opener.
November 13, 2013 | By David Wharton
The UCLA basketball team's biggest improvement in the early season involves one of its biggest players. Center Tony Parker had a career night against Oakland on Tuesday, scoring 21 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in 34 minutes. Compare that to the season opener against Drexel when, hampered by early fouls, he finished with six points and five rebounds in only 20 minutes. "It felt great," Parker said of Tuesday's game. "Coach [Steve Alford] was really on me about keeping out of foul trouble.
November 12, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Candace Parker, who plays for the L.A. Sparks, and her husband, pro basketball player Shelden Williams, have listed their home in Playa Vista at $1.499 million. The Mediterranean-style three-story house, built in 2007, features a den/office, a bar, four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and two powder rooms. There are 3,766 square feet of living space. The pair reworked the master bedroom shower to accommodate their height and personalized it by adding their first initials in tile.
November 6, 2013
Clarence 'Ace' Parker Oldest living Football Hall of Fame member Clarence "Ace" Parker, 101, a star of New York City football in the 1940s who was the oldest member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died Wednesday, the Canton, Ohio-based Hall of Fame announced. He had been hospitalized with a pulmonary condition since late last month, the Virginian-Pilot newspaper reported. Born May 17, 1912, in Portsmouth, Va., Parker was an all-around athlete who played football, basketball and baseball at Duke University, earning All-America honors as a tailback in football.
November 6, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON--Houston Mayor Annise Parker staged what may seem like a political coup Tuesday, winning a third term in a red state during a year in which female candidates lost mayoral bids in Los Angeles and New York. To top it off, Parker, 57, is a Democrat - and openly gay. Parker won 57% of the vote election night compared with Republican challenger Ben Hall's 27%. That's after Hall, an African American former city attorney, spent millions on his campaign in an effort to win over conservative and African American voters dissatisfied with Parker.
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