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June 13, 2013 | By Stephen Bailey
Dodgers draft picks Chris Anderson and Tom Windle sat next to each other in the team's dugout Wednesday afternoon. No. 13 jerseys donned, the two young pitchers formed a potential look into the Dodgers' future before a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. However, it was also a look into the past. Anderson and Windle both played  in the Northwest Suburban Conference in Minnesota and were the top two players listed in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune's conference most-valuable-player race three years ago. “We've known each other since we were very little, which is pretty cool,” Anderson said.
April 23, 2014 | By David Lauter, Los Angeles Times
Elizabeth Warren's ninth book is a campaign biography with a twist. Warren, who emerged as a national figure during the early days of the financial crisis, rapidly became a star of the Democratic Party's liberal-populist wing. Her 2012 Senate campaign in Massachusetts attracted so much money and attention that admirers began talking her up as a presidential candidate even before she won. "A Fighting Chance" could easily fit as the next step toward that goal. It weaves her life story and political manifesto in the classic manner of books designed to accompany a run for office.
November 27, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
One day after claiming victory in a disputed referendum, this Central European nation's hard-line president moved swiftly to strip authority from his rivals, convening a new parliament and trying to dissolve the existing one. President Alexander G. Lukashenko, who now has vast control over all branches of government after voters approved broadening his powers, persuaded his new parliament and the Constitutional Court to withdraw impeachment proceedings pending against him.
April 23, 2014 | By Hugo Martín
In the battle for tourists, Los Angeles is losing ground to rivals Orlando, Fla., New York, and Chicago. L.A. County has broken its own record for annual visitors three years in a row - thanks to a rebounding economy, sunny California weather and popular tourist attractions. But L.A.'s tourist numbers are not growing fast enough to keep up with the nation's top three destinations, primarily because the city lacks enough hotel rooms to host more tourists. "We have an awful lot of things that are in our favor," said Robert Kleinhenz, chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.
Five years ago, Adan Millan and Keith Pierce were catchers who played on rival college baseball teams. Today, they are minor league teammates, supporting each other's effort to make the majors. When Millan was at Cal State Fullerton and Pierce at Long Beach State, their teams battled for Big West Conference titles and College World Series berths. Now, they're playing together for the first time with the Reading (Pa.) Phillies of the double-A Eastern League.
March 10, 2012
Where: Staples Center. When: 12:30 p.m. On the air: TV: Channel 7; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 24-16; Celtics 21-18. Record vs. Celtics: 1-0. Update: The Lakers needed overtime and Andrew Bynum's tip-in with 1 minute 29 seconds left to pull out an 88-87 victory at Boston on Feb. 9. That was the beginning of a slide in which the Celtics lost seven of eight games, though they had rebounded to win six of seven coming into Sunday.
November 30, 1985
I wish I were on Terry Donahue's Christmas gift list. Just look at the presents he gave Ted Tollner, and they are rivals. ERNEST E. KUPKA Los Angeles
April 12, 1991
Despite breaking slowly, heavily favored Letthebighossroll had no trouble in scoring a four-length victory over five rivals in Thursday's $50,000 Piedmont Stakes at Golden Gate Fields. It was the winner's third victory in as many starts. The 3-year-old gelded son of Flying Paster, ridden by Corey Nakatani, covered the six furlongs in 1:10 1/5 and returned $2.80, $2.20 and $2.10. Caliche's Secret finished second with Sew Predictable third.
November 12, 1986
Favored An Empress, daughter of 1978 Triple Crown winner Affirmed, posted a two-length victory over Miss Alto in Tuesday's $40,000 feature race at Hollywood Park. The chestnut-coated An Empress, ridden by Laffit Pincay Jr. and carrying high-weight of 120 pounds, defeated nines rivals to win the mile grass contest in 1:35 1/5. Miss Alto, ridden by Gary Stevens, edged longshot Special Victory by a head for the place in the race for fillies 3-years-old and up. An Empress paid $4,60, $3 and $2.
July 27, 2013
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LTZ at a glance Times' take: Moves the needle enough to keep Chevy truck fans happy Highs: Masculine styling, quiet interior, heaps of practicality Lows: Drivetrains not as varied or efficient as others, may not steal many sales from rivals Vehicle type: Four-door full-size pickup truck Base price: $34,490 Price as tested: $49,050 Powertrain: 5.3-liter, direct-injected V-8 with cylinder deactivation,...
April 19, 2014 | By Ryan Menezes
A man convicted of attempted murder for opening fire on a rival gang member on the USC campus sobbed in court Friday as he was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison. At one point, sheriff's deputies had to calm Brandon Spencer as he banged his head on the defense table. He was convicted in February on four counts of attempted murder for the 2012 shooting, the first on the campus in decades. Four people were shot and injured. Nearly 50 friends and family members sat behind Spencer as he tried to compose himself and ask the judge for a second chance.
April 18, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Aside from the constant refrain of whether the Clippers and Golden State Warriors dislike or hate each other, their first-round Western Conference playoff series has the potential to be very entertaining. The Clippers have two All-Stars in point guard Chris Paul and power forward Blake Griffin, who are considered among the best players in the NBA. The Warriors have a dynamic young backcourt of All-Star point guard Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, who are considered perhaps the best-shooting guard combo in the league, earning the duo the nickname "Splash Brothers" because of their prolific outside shooting.
April 16, 2014 | By Amro Hassan
CAIRO - A liberal Egyptian political party said Wednesday it is endorsing leftist presidential hopeful Hamdeen Sabahi in his race against the overwhelming favorite, former army chief Abdel Fattah Sisi. The endorsement shows the Constitution Party is a “pillar for those aiming for a purely civil state,” Hala Shukrallah, the party's chief, told a news conference. Established by Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei in 2012, the party was one of the political groups that blessed the ouster last summer of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi at the hands of the army, which was led by Sisi.
April 8, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers know that their game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center on Wednesday night is important. "It's a big game," Blake Griffin said Tuesday before practice. "You can't really dance around that. They are right in front of us. But at the same time, it's still going to go up to another level in the playoffs. It's not going to be quite like it is in the playoffs, but it will be an intense game. " If the Clippers defeat the Thunder, Los Angeles still has a chance to move past Oklahoma City in the ultra-competitive Western Conference.
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.
April 5, 2014 | By Susan King
Just two weeks after the Beatles' landmark appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in February 1964, the British group the Dave Clark Five - the Beatles' biggest rivals in the U.S. - had its own remarkable debut on the hugely popular Sunday night CBS show. It was the start of something big. The DC5 performed "Glad All Over," which had knocked the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" off the top of the U.K. charts earlier in the year. The members of the group from Tottenham in North London were handsome and well dressed, and their music was a pulsating mix of percussion, vocals, sax and sex appeal.
January 12, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Following a week of uncertainty, a federal bankruptcy judge in Seattle confirmed that actor Patrick Dempsey beat out bidders such as Starbucks to win control of Tully's Coffee. The stud known as McDreamy emerged triumphant after a court hearing Friday in which Judge Karen Overstreet decided that the “Grey's Anatomy” actor could take over bankrupt Tully's for $9.15 million. “I'm thrilled that we prevailed,” Dempsey said in a statement. “From Day One, we have been focused on saving jobs, keeping Tully's independent and infusing new life and enthusiasm into the company.” Dempsey's company Global Baristas - which pitched its interest in Tully's as a way to save the company's 500 jobs - had gone up in an auction earlier this month against six other suitors, many with larger offers.
February 20, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles mayor's race took a sharp negative turn Wednesday as City Controller Wendy Greuel accused rivals Eric Garcetti and Jan Perry of lying about her record to distract from their own spending of taxpayer money on wasteful travel and perks. Her broadside came after weeks of relentless attacks on Greuel by the two City Council members and Kevin James, a former radio talk-show host. The dynamics of the campaign - Greuel's top rivals each see pockets of opportunity among key voter groups that she is well-positioned to capture - have made her a prime target, leaving the impression at times that opponents have been ganging up on her. Greuel fought back Wednesday in a mailer that showed a wooden Pinocchio and photos of Garcetti and Perry.
April 3, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
The Inland Empire and the Southwestern League, in particular, is demonstrating its strength in the Boras Classic, with league rivals Vista Murrieta and Temecula Valley advancing to Saturday's 6 p.m. championship game at Mater Dei. Jack Moberg, Brandon Nelson and J.T. McLellen combined on an eight-hitter for Vista Murrieta (10-3) in a 4-1 victory over Glendora. Temecula Valley (11-1)  knocked off Mater Dei, 4-1, behind the strong pitching of Burke Mitchell.  In consolation games of the Boras Classic, Valencia defeated Chino Hills, 7-4. Chad Bible and Hunter Holland each hit home runs and finished with three RBIs.
April 2, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder Inc. has officially entered the Internet video streaming set-top box market. Dubbed Fire TV, the Seattle online retailer's new $99 offering features a small remote control, voice search capability, online gaming and video applications including Netflix, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, Showtime and YouTube. Notably, HBO Go is not yet on Fire TV, but an Amazon spokesman said the company is working with the pay-TV network to make it available. To be sure, Amazon Fire TV users would still need a pay-TV subscription to HBO to access HBO Go. The long-anticipated device is also the latest platform for Amazon's own Netflix rival Prime Instant Video, which the company hopes will attract people to its $99-a-year Prime service that gives subscribers free two-day shipping and access to its on-demand streaming library as well as original shows.  ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Amazon has been making deals with programmers to get more content for its service.
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