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January 10, 2014 | By Times Staff Writers
The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. FOR THE RECORD: Movie previews: A listing in the Jan. 12 Sunday Calendar Movie Sneaks section for the film "G.B.F. " had the names of the writer and director reversed. The writer of the teen comedy opening this weekend is George Northy, and the director is Darren Stein. - Jan. 17 Back in the Day An aspiring actor best known for his insurance commercials heads home to Indiana for his high school reunion and reconnects with his now-married friends and an old flame.
April 6, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne
Connecticut (31-8) vs. Kentucky (29-10) TV: 6:09 p.m., Channel 2 This matchup between No. 7 and No. 8 is the highest seeding combination ever for an NCAA final game. It is also the first time since 1966 (Texas Western and Kentucky) that two teams are playing for the title one season after not making it into the NCAA tournament. Seventh-seeded Connecticut rallied from three points down in the final minute to defeat No.10 St. Joseph's in overtime. NCAA BRACKET: Track how UConn and Kentucky got to the final The Huskies followed with wins over No. 2 Villanova, No. 3 Iowa State, No. 4 Michigan State and No. 1 Florida.
September 19, 2010 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Welcome, Fall TV Season, already in progress. Despite myself, and knowing that you will let me down at least as much as you might lift me up, I must admit that the big billboards heralding your big new shows raised in me a childlike rush of anticipation. (Though perhaps it is really the memory of "Get Smart!" I am excited for.) I notice that you are especially full of cops and lawyers this year — and superheroes, detectives and spies — which means you are also full of criminals.
April 5, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
When: Noon. Where: StubHub Center. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, UniMas; Radio: 1330, 1150 Records: Chivas USA 1-1-2, Galaxy 0-1-1. Update: The Galaxy, still looking for its first win of the MLS season, has traditionally enjoyed good luck against its StubHub Center roommate, outscoring Chivas, 14-2, in the last five games and losing just once in their last 18 meetings, dating to the Bush Administration. But this time Chivas has Erick Torres, who entered the weekend tied for the MLS scoring lead with one goal in each of his team's four games.
September 11, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
NFL Thursday NEW YORK JETS (1-0) AT NEW ENGLAND (1-0) TV: NFL Network, 5:15. Line: Patriots by 12. Over/under: 43 1/2 Sam Farmer's pick: Patriots have won their last four against the Jets and 17 of last 22. Tom Brady isn't going to let them lose this, not at home, and not against a rookie quarterback. Patriots 31, Jets 17.
March 26, 2011 | By Bill Shaikin
EAST BOSTON RED SOX 2010: 89-73, third Last year in playoffs: 2009 The Carl Crawford-Adrian Gonzalez duo should cost the Red Sox $300 million, a steep price for the keys to reviving what could be baseball's most dynamic lineup. The Red Sox stole 68 bases last year, when Jacoby Ellsbury was injured. But Ellsbury stole 70 by himself in 2009 and Crawford has stolen 50 five times. J.D. Drew, in his 14th and possibly last year, has yet to play a 150-game season.
December 22, 2010
MAACO BOWL When: Dec. 22 Where: Las Vegas Time: 8 p.m. TV: ESPN About Utah (10-2, 7-1 Mountain West Conference): The Utes got off to an 8-0 start and were among a crowded pack of potential Bowl Championship Series busters, but the Utes stumbled hard with back-to-back losses to Texas Christian and Notre Dame. Utah regrouped to close out the season with wins over two tough defenses ? San Diego State and rival Brigham Young. The Utes will be relying on backup quarterback Terrance Cain after starter Jordan Wynn suffered a season-ending shoulder injury against the Cougars.
April 29, 1990
Is this representation? We elect public officials to school boards in the hopes that our wishes and desires for good education will be reflected in their actions and policies. It's difficult to avoid the conclusion that we've simply inaugurated a dynasty of bureaucrats who manage very well to keep the average district parent out in the cold. The Newport-Mesa School Board is throwing parents a bone in its recent announcement of the "parents day" review of the history/social sciences continuum.
October 7, 2009 | Ben Bolch
Game 1 : Today, 11:30 a.m. Colorado (Ubaldo Jimenez, 15-12, 3.47) at Philadelphia (Cliff Lee, 14-13, 3.22) Game 2 : Thursday, 11:30 a.m. Colorado (Aaron Cook, 11-6, 4.16) at Philadelphia (Cole Hamels, 10-11, 4.32) Game 3 : Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia (TBA) at Colorado (TBA) Game 4 : Sunday, TBA Philadelphia (TBA) at Colorado (TBA) Game 5 : Tuesday, TBA Philadelphia (TBA) at Colorado (TBA) Best-of-five series, all times Pacific if necessary Projected lineups P PHILLIES AVG HR RBI SS Jimmy Rollins .250 21 77 CF Shane Victorino .292 10 62 2B Chase Utley .282 31 93 1B Ryan Howard .279 45 141 RF Jayson Werth .268 36 99 LF Raul Ibanez .272 34 93 3B Pedro Feliz .266 12 82 C Carlos Ruiz .255 9 43 P Cliff Lee .212 0 1 P ROCKIES AVG HR RBI LF Carlos Gonzalez .284 13 29 CF Dexter Fowler .266 4 34 1B Todd Helton .325 15 86 SS Troy Tulowitzki .297 32 92 3B Garrett Atkins .226 9 48 C Yorvit Torrealba .291 2 31 RF Brad Hawpe .285 23 86 2B Clint Barmes .245 23 76 P Jimenez .220 0 2...
December 14, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
Tonight ATLANTA (8-5) AT JACKSONVILLE (4-9) TV: NFL Network, 5:15 p.m. PST. Line: Falcons by 11. Over/under: 42. Lowdown: This is a must-win for the Falcons, and that urgency trumps the Jaguars' desire to win consecutive games for the first time this season. Sam Farmer's pick: Falcons 28, Jaguars 13.
April 4, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
A look at the NCAA tournament semifinal between the seventh-seeded Connecuticut Huskies (30-8) and the first-seeded and top-ranked Florida Gators (36-2). When: Today, 3:09 p.m. TV: TBS Breakdown: Florida is the only No. 1-seeded team to survive the two-week tournament gantlet and got to Texas by defeating four teams with a total seeding number of 40: Albany (16), Pittsburgh (9), UCLA (4) and Dayton (11). The Gators' last defeat was Dec. 2 against Connecticut. The Gators are led by four seniors: Scottie Wilbekin, Patric Young, Casey Prather and Will Yeguete.
March 30, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
Team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. Lineups and rotations are projections. EAST DIVISION 1 l Washington 2013 l 86-76, second place Last year in playoffs l 2012 They are supposed to blossom after years of suffering, top draft picks - Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg (first overall), Ryan Zimmerman (fourth) and Anthony Rendon (sixth) - and a few summers of seasoning. When Doug Fister, 29, returns, he'll be the old man in what should be the majors' most dynamic rotation.
March 30, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
With a lineup built around Hanley Ramirez and Adrian Gonzalez, the Dodgers might have more offensive firepower than any team in the National League. But catcher A.J. Ellis said that if they win the World Series this year, the primary reason will be the same as it was for any of the franchise's previous titles. "Like all the great Dodger teams of the past, it's going to be the pitching that carries us," Ellis said. The franchise's fundamental philosophy remains the same, which is reflected in the Dodgers committing about half of their record $250-million payroll to pitching.
March 30, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Mike Trout could have another monster season. Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton could bounce back from career-worst years. Joe Smith and Sean Burnett could add much-needed depth and reliability to the bullpen. And it might not matter. For the Angels to end their four-year playoff drought, they will need six months of consistently strong pitching from a rotation that has little margin for error or injury. The projected starters should be better than the 2013 group, though inexperience at the back of the rotation is a cause for concern.
March 28, 2014 | From staff reports
A look at the NCAA tournament regional finals on Saturday. West Regional at Honda Center, Anaheim NO. 1 ARIZONA (33-4) VS. NO. 2 WISCONSIN (29-7) WHEN: 5:49 p.m. PDT. TV: TBS. Wisconsin put on a clinic in basketball fundamentals in Thursday's semifinal destruction of Baylor. The Badgers used precision passing to dissect Baylor's 1-3-1 zone and, defensively, held the Bears to 16 first-half points. Wisconsin made 26 of 51 shots, marking only the third time in program history the Badgers have made more than 50% of their shots in an NCAA tournament game.
September 13, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Sportscaster Bob Costas was mostly happy with the way NBC handled the 2012 London Summer Olympics, but during an appearance on "Conan" on Wednesday night, he couldn't help but express his irritation at one major programming choice. "I thought were doing well headed to the finish line," Costas told host Conan O'Brien about the coverage. "We get right to the end of the closing ceremony. They extinguish the flame. And the final act in a closing ceremony that had iconic British pop acts ... the final act is the Who. And NBC decides at that moment that they should provide America with a sneak preview of "Animal Practice" and come back an hour later and have the Who. " O'Brien, no fan of NBC himself, urged Costas to go on, which Costas obliged.
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