March 17, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - The Dodgers signed two pitchers who played in South Korea last season. The other one pitched the game of his life on Sunday. The other one does not have No. 99 on his back, Scott Boras for his agent and $36 million from the Dodgers. What Mario Santiago has now is pride he can hold in his heart forever, the gratitude of an island chopping down giants. Puerto Rico stunned Japan in the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic on Sunday, with a 3-1 victory that eliminated the two-time defending champions from the tournament.
March 16, 2013 |
PHOENIX -- Right-hander Fernando Cabrera, a nonroster invitee, might have hurt his chances to make the Angels' opening-day roster by choosing to pitch for his native Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. Cabrera pitched only 3 1/3 innings with the Angels -- giving up four runs and five hits -- before leaving camp. He's pitched well in the WBC, earning two saves in three scoreless appearances, but he's thrown just 1 1/3 additional innings, giving him a spring total of 4 2/3. And with Puerto Rico in the semifinals, Cabrera may not return to Arizona until Wednesday, a week before the Angels break camp.
March 7, 2013 |
A good idea for a ghost story is dead on arrival in "The Condemned," a would-be thriller whose intended horror-tinged chills register as ho-hum hokum. Set in a clunkily haunted house in Puerto Rico, where it's a sure bet that a doctor's long-buried secrets will out, the feature doesn't build foreboding - it telegraphs it, as if in very slow motion. The camera creeps, along with the story of the Puttnams: Ana (Cristina Rodlo) and her dying father (the late Axel Anderson, in a mostly silent role)
February 17, 2013
You can feel as though you're taking a trip to a foreign land without leaving the U.S. with a $367 round-trip fare from LAX to San Juan, Puerto Rico, on United and a $370 fare on the same route on American. Availability is limited, and you must buy your ticket by Tuesday for travel April 3 (United) or April 4 (American) through May 18 (United) or May 15 (American). Info: United , (800) 864-8331; American , (800) 433-7300. Source: Airfarewatchdog Follow us on Twitter @latimestravel , like us on Facebook @Los Angeles Times Travel.
February 8, 2013 |
In Washington, politicians are trying to reform America's immigration system, again. Both President Obama and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) are proposing "paths to citizenship" for an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants. Other proposals abound, including finishing the border fence, creating a better E-Verify system for employers and passing the last Congress' Dream Act. All of these ideas, however, fundamentally misunderstand immigration in America: Future immigration is probably going to be governed not by U.S. domestic policy choices but by global demographics.
November 24, 2012 |
Hector “Macho” Camacho, a former three-division boxing champion who had 88 professional fights against a who's who of legendary opponents stretching from Ray Mancini (whom he defeated in 1989) to Oscar De La Hoya (who beat him by decision in 1997), has died. He was 50. Camacho was pronounced dead Saturday after being shot in the head four days earlier while seated in a car outside a bar in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He was taken off of life support after undergoing cardiac arrest early Saturday, Dr. Ernesto Torres, director of the Centro Medico trauma center in Puerto Rico, told the Associated Press.
November 22, 2012
Famed Puerto Rican boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho is clinically brain dead, doctors said Thursday. Dr. Ernesto Torres said doctors have finished performing all medical tests on Camacho, who was shot in the face Tuesday night. Two of Camacho's aunts say his family has decided to wait two more days before taking him off life support. Aida Camacho says two of Camacho's sisters have asked to have the extra time to spend with him, and other family members have agreed even though they feel it is time to give in. Another aunt, Blanca Camacho , also says the family has agreed to the wishes of the two sisters from New York to hold off on ending life support.
November 21, 2012 |
Hector "Macho" Camacho, a former three-division champion, was shot and seriously injured in his native Puerto Rico on Tuesday, leaving the boxing showman to fight for his life, according to police and reports. Reports from the scene said Camacho was in critical but stable condition late Tuesday after being shot in the neck and face while seated in a Ford Mustang outside a bar in his hometown of Bayamon. He was expected to survive. Another man in the car was killed, according to the Associated Press, and the motive was unknown.
November 20, 2012 |
Hector "Macho" Camacho, a former three-division champion, was shot and seriously wounded in his native Puerto Rico on Tuesday, leaving the boxing showman fighting for his life, according to police and media reports. Reports from the scene said Camacho was in critical condition late Tuesday after being shot in the neck and face while seated in a Ford Mustang outside a bar in his hometown of Bayamon. Another man in the car was killed, according to Associated Press. A motive in the attack was unknown, officials said.
October 10, 2012 |
Puerto Rico wants you to have more fun. Really. Its tourism agency is giving away adventure tours -- such as a guided tropical rain-forest hike, a San Juan food tour and a kayak trip on a bay whose waters glow with sea life -- to visitors who stay four nights at selected hotels. The deal: To get this deal, you can book rooms directly with the hotels listed at the Puerto Rico Tourism Co.'s website or reserve via Travelocity, Orbitz, Expedia and other discount websites. Then choose one of six free activities: a hike in El Yunque National Forest , a culinary tour of San Juan, a kayak tour of one of Puerto Rico's bays, a catamaran tour, a zipline ride at ToroVerde Adventure Park or a bicycle tour of Old San Juan.