May 17, 2013 |
The Hamilton boys — Gary, Jordan, Isaac and Daniel — fell in love with the same girl, according to their mother, Karen. "Spalding," she said. Yes, basketball has become their ticket to college and success. Last week, junior Daniel Hamilton of Bellflower St. John Bosco became the fourth brother to accept a basketball scholarship when he committed to Connecticut. He joins Isaac, a McDonald's All-American who will graduate next month from St. John Bosco and head to Texas El Paso; Jordan, who played for Texas and was a first-round draft pick of the Denver Nuggets in 2011; and Gary, who played at Miami and has been a pro player overseas.
April 25, 2013 |
Cross Al Jazeera off the list of potential suitors for the Tennis Channel. The Qatar-based media giant was mentioned by the New York Post in a story last week as wanting to buy the Tennis Channel. However, a senior executive with knowledge of Al Jazeera's U.S. media strategy is adamant that there is no such interest in the Tennis Channel. The executive declined to speak on the record because the company did not want to officially comment on idle speculation regarding a financial transaction.
March 15, 2013
Throughout AEG's efforts to secure city approval for its proposed downtown football stadium, the presence of CEO Tim Leiweke has been regarded as an asset - he's forged strong relationships with elected officials and organized labor, and those connections have helped overcome some of the reservations local leaders have regarding Phil Anschutz, the conservative Denver billionaire who sits atop AEG's parent company. On Thursday, with Leiweke and the company parting ways, supporters tried to argue that this change helps the stadium deal too, because Leiweke's leaving is part of AEG's decision to take the company off the market, thus ending some of the uncertainty around its possible sale.
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. Then he spoke about the need to be strong. He wasn't the popular choice among Lakers fans, finishing a distant second to Phil Jackson, but he wasn't the one receiving a midnight call from General Manager Mitch Kupchak last Sunday. “We're built to win this year. This is not a project,” D'Antoni said Thursday. “We have a window.” It's a short one, with an aging roster and thinning patience among fans who expected a roaring start, not a 3-5 record and a sagging offense.
August 27, 2012 |
Ervin Santana kept his demons hidden through five innings. Detroit Tigers slugger Prince Fielder then showed up waving a bat and all you-know-what broke loose again. For the 10th time this season, Santana surrendered multiple home runs, this time consecutive blasts by Fielder and Delmon Young in the sixth inning, and the Tigers beat the Angels, 5-2, at Comerica Park. "Just two mistakes," Angels catcher Chris Iannetta said of Santana's seven-inning outing. "He tried to go down and away and it was down and in, not a good location for Fielder.
August 2, 2012 |
Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Long Beach) is getting lots of press this week, just not the kind that a candidate running for reelection might hope to attract. On Wednesday, the House Committee on Ethics recommended Richardson be reprimanded for violating codes of ethics and standards of conduct and fined $10,000. The committee concluded that Richardson pressured her legislative staff to work on her campaign, often against their will. Richardson is running against Rep. Janice Hahn in the newly created 44 th Congressional District that stretches from San Pedro to Watts and across to South Gate.