October 10, 2013 |
ST. LOUIS - When Zack Greinke watches Clayton Kershaw pitch, he is reminded of a pitcher with whom he is very familiar. "He's pitching how I did three or four years ago," Greinke said. "He's just executing his pitches as good as he possibly can. " Life was easy for Greinke back then. Draw up a game plan, pick up a baseball and throw it. Greinke was the best pitcher in baseball in 2009, a title that presently belongs to his left-handed teammate. Greinke won the American League Cy Young Award that season pitching for the Kansas City Royals, posting a 2.14 earned-run average.
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October 4, 2013 |
A man who allegedly punched a gas station clerk last month in Lakewood in a dispute over 41 cents was charged Friday with felony assault and mayhem. Kendrick Ruth, 35, allegedly punched the female clerk at a Chevron gas station in the 4900 block of Lakewood Boulevard on Sept. 7. The clerk allegedly told Ruth the price of a Swisher Sweets cigar was $1.41 and Ruth was 41 cents short, according to KCBS-TV and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department . "Just happened so fast ... I didn't think he was going to hit me ... and he just like socks me," the unidentified clerk told KCBS.
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October 4, 2013 |
Authorities have arrested a man who they say punched a Long Beach gas station clerk in the face in a dispute over 41 cents. Kendrick Ruth, 35, allegedly punched the clerk at a Chevron gas station in the 4900 block of Lakewood Boulevard on Sept. 7 after he was told the price of a Swisher Sweets cigar was $1.41 and he was 41 cents short, according to KCBS-TV and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. "Just happened so fast ... I didn't think he was going to hit me ... and he just like socks me," the unidentified clerk told KCBS.
September 29, 2013 |
CAIRO - One aunt cursed him to hell, another accused him of murder. The intense family passions were roused when Ahmed Samir posted on Facebook his support for Egypt's deadly crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood. The proclamation drew Samir and his irate relatives deeper into the nation's battles over politics and conscience after nearly three years of unrest. "My one aunt calls me a liar and prays for me to go to hell. She says I am covered with blood of those who were killed," said Samir, a customer relations representative for a bank.
September 21, 2013 |
UFC 165 takes place Saturday night from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The main event features UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defending his title against Alexander Gustafsson. Gustafsson sports a 15-1 record and has six straight wins in the UFC. He also presents an interesting style matchup for Jones, as his height and reach negates what has been one of Jones' greatest advantages at 205 pounds. In the semi-main event, Renan Barao defends his UFC interim bantamweight championship against Eddie Wineland.
September 20, 2013 |
If you're looking to take your acting work to the next level - or just cruising for a good time - try taking a violent punch to the face and falling down. Thankfully, there are myriad ways you can do this and many other stunts onstage without actually hurting yourself. And after back-to-back 12-hour days at SlapCon, an annual slapstick convention, I may have learned them all. The brainchild of Hollywood entertainer and pancake juggler Scot Nery, SlapCon is in its second year and has more than doubled in size since its inception.
September 14, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather Jr. put on another boxing clinic here Saturday night. The student was a young Mexican redhead named Saul Alvarez. Or Canelo, which means cinnamon. Mayweather's sweet science has never been sweeter. Just to put the icing on the cake of his overwhelming victory, Mayweather danced away the final 10 seconds of the fight. For Alvarez fans, the fear was that their 23-year-old hero would be too slow and plodding for the lightning-fast Mayweather. The fear was realized, in front of a sellout of 16,500 in the MGM Grand Garden and a worldwide audience that might have been unprecedented in numbers.
September 11, 2013 |
Needing a victory over Mexico and a little help from Honduras to punch its ticket to next summer's World Cup, the U.S. took care of business Tuesday, riding second-half goals by Eddie Johnson and Landon Donovan to a 2-0 victory in front of a raucous 24,584 at Columbus Crew Stadium. Then the Americans retired to their locker room, where they watched Honduras and Panama play to a 2-2 tie, assuring the U.S. one of CONCACAF's three berths in Brazil. So when the dressing room opened again an hour later, it smelled of champagne.
September 9, 2013 |
The dramatic, tearful 911 call was unambiguous in at least one respect: George Zimmerman was about to step into the media spotlight yet again. The disbelief that ricocheted around the nation Monday at Zimmerman's latest high-profile encounter with the law was summed up piquantly by the police chief of Lake Mary, Fla. After answering the 20th media call of the afternoon, Chief Steve Bracknell told a Los Angeles reporter what he really thought of...
September 9, 2013 |
In a call to 911, George Zimmerman's wife can be heard telling police Monday that Zimmerman was sitting in a car outside her home with "his hand on his gun and saying, 'Step closer.' " "Dad, get inside the house! George might start shooting at us, I don't know," Shellie Zimmerman can be heard telling her father, according to a 911 recording released as police swarmed the Zimmerman home in Lake Mary, Fla., to investigate. As of a couple of hours after the 911 call, Zimmerman was not under arrest but was in "investigative custody," which means he can't leave the scene until police are done investigating, Lake Mary Police Chief Steve Bracknell said in a phone interview with the Los Angeles Times.