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February 6, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Scott Quessenbery, one of the top centers in the nation, has signed with UCLA. GRAPHIC: UCLA recruits Quessenbery, who is 6 feet 4, 276 pounds, played at Encinitas La Costa Canyon High School. He is ranked fifth at his position by Rivals.com and seventh by Scout.com. Jake Brendel, UCLA's current starting center, had a solid year and is only a sophomore. ALSO: National signing day: UCLA gets Isaac Savaiinaea National signing day: UCLA lands defensive end Kylie Fitts National signing day: UCLA gets Sean Covington, Caleb Benenoc
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February 6, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Scott Quessenbery, one of the top centers in the nation, has signed with UCLA. GRAPHIC: UCLA recruits Quessenbery, who is 6 feet 4, 276 pounds, played at Encinitas La Costa Canyon High School. He is ranked fifth at his position by Rivals.com and seventh by Scout.com. Jake Brendel, UCLA's current starting center, had a solid year and is only a sophomore. ALSO: National signing day: UCLA gets Isaac Savaiinaea National signing day: UCLA lands defensive end Kylie Fitts National signing day: UCLA gets Sean Covington, Caleb Benenoc
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February 6, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
So far, so good for UCLA in the early reviews on the Bruins' football recruiting haul. Scout.com has UCLA ranked No. 4, behind Ohio State, Michigan and Notre Dame. USC is No. 16. Rivals.com has UCLA No. 9, with Alabama No. 1. USC is No. 13. Final rankings won't be tabulated until late Wednesday, particularly after elite defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes from Placer High School in Northern California announces his decision. ALSO: UCLA recruiters hit the road, and it's paying well   National signing day:UCLA lands defensive end Kylie Fitts National signing day: UCLA gets Sean Covington, Caleb Benenoch
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February 6, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
So far, so good for UCLA in the early reviews on the Bruins' football recruiting haul. Scout.com has UCLA ranked No. 4, behind Ohio State, Michigan and Notre Dame. USC is No. 16. Rivals.com has UCLA No. 9, with Alabama No. 1. USC is No. 13. Final rankings won't be tabulated until late Wednesday, particularly after elite defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes from Placer High School in Northern California announces his decision. ALSO: UCLA recruiters hit the road, and it's paying well   National signing day:UCLA lands defensive end Kylie Fitts National signing day: UCLA gets Sean Covington, Caleb Benenoch
BUSINESS
July 29, 2000 | Associated Press
Sports Web site operator Rivals.com is cutting 21% of its staff with the layoff of 40 employees, including three vice presidents, in a bid to stem continuing losses. The company, which has filed for an initial public offering of stock, said it remains financially sound and no additional layoffs are expected.
BUSINESS
June 21, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hoping to deepen its appeal to hard-core sports fans, Yahoo Inc. has agreed to buy Rivals.com, a website that provides extensive coverage of collegiate athletics. Financial terms of the acquisition weren't disclosed. It is the first deal by Yahoo since co-founder Jerry Yang replaced Terry Semel as chef executive this week.
SPORTS
July 2, 2007 | Mike Hiserman, Times Staff Writer
As some of the top swimmers in the world gathered at the Santa Clara International Invitational over the weekend, the hot topic was a woman whose best days -- competing in the pool anyway -- are probably behind her. Amanda Beard's Playboy pictorial was all the rage. Asked whether she would consider posing nude, Leisel Jones of Australia, world champion in the breast stroke, laughed and told Times reporter Lisa Dillman, "I don't think I have the body for it. She's got the looks; she can do it."
BUSINESS
February 6, 2001 | Times Wire Services
Online women's network IVillage Inc. reported a narrower quarterly loss and said it will acquire rival Women.com Networks Inc. New York-based IVillage said its fourth-quarter loss from continuing operations narrowed to $9.8 million, or 33 cents a share, from $26 million, or 91 cents, a year ago, as revenue rose 12% to $18.7 million. The company warned, however, that first-quarter revenue would be about 25% less than the fourth quarter because of a slowdown in advertising.
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September 27, 2011 | By Ben Fritz and Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
The race to snap up Hollywood content for online consumption is heating up. As Amazon.com Inc. bulks up its streaming video service with movies and television shows from 20th Century Fox, embattled market leader Netflix Inc. has closed an exclusive agreement to offer films from DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Both partnerships were announced Monday, underscoring what has become an increasingly competitive landscape for subscription Internet video...
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April 8, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Blake Larsen wishes he could have been just another guy on campus. A police officer in suburban Kansas City, it was only a few years ago the 6-foot-7, 320-pound offensive lineman was the prized recruit of the University of Iowa. He was a Parade All-American, rated by several experts as the top offensive line prospect in the country. Larsen never started a game. "It's tough to stay grounded," he said, reflecting on a promising career gone awry. "You're the center of attention.
BUSINESS
September 27, 2011 | By Ben Fritz and Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
The race to snap up Hollywood content for online consumption is heating up. As Amazon.com Inc. bulks up its streaming video service with movies and television shows from 20th Century Fox, embattled market leader Netflix Inc. has closed an exclusive agreement to offer films from DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. Both partnerships were announced Monday, underscoring what has become an increasingly competitive landscape for subscription Internet video...
BUSINESS
June 21, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hoping to deepen its appeal to hard-core sports fans, Yahoo Inc. has agreed to buy Rivals.com, a website that provides extensive coverage of collegiate athletics. Financial terms of the acquisition weren't disclosed. It is the first deal by Yahoo since co-founder Jerry Yang replaced Terry Semel as chef executive this week.
SPORTS
April 8, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Blake Larsen wishes he could have been just another guy on campus. A police officer in suburban Kansas City, it was only a few years ago the 6-foot-7, 320-pound offensive lineman was the prized recruit of the University of Iowa. He was a Parade All-American, rated by several experts as the top offensive line prospect in the country. Larsen never started a game. "It's tough to stay grounded," he said, reflecting on a promising career gone awry. "You're the center of attention.
BUSINESS
February 6, 2001 | Times Wire Services
Online women's network IVillage Inc. reported a narrower quarterly loss and said it will acquire rival Women.com Networks Inc. New York-based IVillage said its fourth-quarter loss from continuing operations narrowed to $9.8 million, or 33 cents a share, from $26 million, or 91 cents, a year ago, as revenue rose 12% to $18.7 million. The company warned, however, that first-quarter revenue would be about 25% less than the fourth quarter because of a slowdown in advertising.
BUSINESS
January 4, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
Musicmaker.com Inc., which allows music fans to make customized compact discs online, decided to shut down and sell its assets because it is unable to compete against rival free services such as Napster Inc. New York-based Musicmaker.com decided to seek shareholder approval to sell its assets after it was unable to find a buyer willing to purchase the money-losing business for more than $32 million, about the amount of cash it had at the end of the third quarter.
BUSINESS
July 29, 2000 | Associated Press
Sports Web site operator Rivals.com is cutting 21% of its staff with the layoff of 40 employees, including three vice presidents, in a bid to stem continuing losses. The company, which has filed for an initial public offering of stock, said it remains financially sound and no additional layoffs are expected.
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