January 26, 2013 |
The NBA's All-Star reserves were announced Thursday, meaning there was a gripe session for every celebration. Emotions ran the gamut in Oakland, where the Golden State Warriors trumpeted David Lee as their first All-Star since Latrell Sprewell in 1997 while lamenting that Stephen Curry was excluded despite averaging 20.9 points per game as the league's eighth-leading scorer. "He is an All-Star," Coach Mark Jackson told reporters. "The thing I talk about is he stands for everything that's right.
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January 19, 2013 |
Jesus "Chucho" Castillo, a Mexican bantamweight champion celebrated in Los Angeles for four epic title fights at the Forum between 1968 and 1971, has died. He was 68. Castillo died Tuesday at a Mexico City hospital of complications from surgery, according to Mexican media reports. Like many Mexican boxers, Castillo had a tremendous following in Los Angeles. In his first title match at the Forum on Dec. 6, 1968, he challenged Australian world bantamweight champion Lionel Rose - and his countrymen packed the arena.
December 21, 2012 |
Justin Bieber has made it clear that he's a Floyd Mayweather fan, but when he Instagrammed two Photoshopped images poking fun at Manny Pacquiao, some of his followers thought he went too far. Bieber posted an image of Pacquiao lying face down on the canvas -- after Juan Manuel Marquez knocked him out earlier this month -- with an image of Simba from "The Lion King" reaching for him. Bieber captioned the photo "Dad wake up," referencing the...
December 14, 2012 |
Pow! A novel Mo Yan, translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt Seagull Books: 386 pp., $27.50 This year's Nobel laureate in literature is an author who somehow manages to write books with brazenly political themes while living in a dictatorship. Mo Yan's latest novel, "Pow!," is a thinly veiled assault on the frayed moral fabric of that hyper-capitalist country known as Communist China. The characters in "Pow!" do awful and disgusting things, most of them involving meat.
December 10, 2012 |
In a result that stunned many, Juan Manuel Marquez knocked out Manny Pacquiao in the sixth round of their boxing match Saturday night, leaving Pacquiao in a crumpled heap after connecting with a right hand to the head near the end of the round. As you can see in the video above, Marquez lands an absolutely vicious blow flush to Pacquiao's nose. Pacquaio falls to the canvas unconscious as a stunned crowd reacts in silence. "I threw a perfect punch," Marquez said after the fight.
November 29, 2012 |
Lindsay Lohan has been arrested yet again, booked on a charge of misdemeanor assault in New York City after a brouhaha unfolded in the wee hours Thursday morning. Police told WPIX that a fight had broken out in the club and Lohan and others were trying to move away from it. Along the way, Lindsay and another woman bumped into each other and exchanged words, police said, with Lilo eventually allegedly punching the other woman in the face. Both women were brought to the New York City's 10th Precinct house until things were sorted out, but the"Liz & Dick" actress was the only one charged.
November 29, 2012 |
Actress Lindsay Lohan was arrested Thursday morning after police said she punched a woman in the face at a nightclub in New York. Lohan, 26, was taken into custody on suspicion of third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, at Club Avenue in Manhattan's fashionable meatpacking district. Police said the incident happened inside the club and the troubled actress was sitting inside a black SUV when officers arrived and arrested her about 4 a.m. Lohan was not injured and the alleged victim, whose injuries were not disclosed, refused medical treatment at the scene, officials said.
November 23, 2012 |
Shoppers take note: The frenzy to rush home with those Black Friday deals could land you in jail if you do what Jacquetta Simmons was accused of doing. She was convicted of punching a 70-year-old Wal-Mart worker, and as a result will spend the next five shopping seasons behind bars. A judge in Batavia, N.Y., sentenced Simmons, 27, last week after a jury convicted her of assaulting Grace Suozzi following a Christmas Eve 2011 incident in the Batavia store. In a scene caught on camera, Simmons, who had been asked by Suozzi to show receipts for purchased items, denied intentionally hitting Suozzi, who was knocked off her feet and thrown across the floor.
November 10, 2012 |
The little guys put on a big show at Staples Center on Saturday night. In the world of boxing, they were mice that roared. Abner Mares of Los Angeles chased, lunged, punched and brawled his way to a unanimous decision over Anselmo Moreno of Panama in their super-bantamweight battle for the World Boxing Council title. Mares had the title and Moreno had won 27 straight fights, so the matchup was a good one. That turned out to be the case, generally, except for one judge, who had Mares winning all 12 rounds.
November 7, 2012 |
The mutual admiration society in Westwood thrives these days. UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley finds joy in putting the ball in running back Johnathan Franklin's hands. "Sometimes I'll hand off, do little quick fake, then turn and watch him run," Hundley said. Franklin loves watching Hundley on film, viewing him as a combination action star and comedian. "I always laugh at him when he tries to hurdle people or when he dives around; it's hilarious," Franklin said, adding, "What he does on Saturdays is amazing.