October 3, 2013 |
The calls for Nevada boxing judge C.J. Ross to vacate her ringside position for good following her Sept. 14 scoring of Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Saul “Canelo” Alvarez as a draw were intense. Ross did indeed step aside days later. Guess who thinks that was a mistake? Timothy Bradley. Bradley, the Palm Springs' world welterweight champion preparing for an Oct. 12 HBO pay-per-view title defense against Mexico's Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas, told The Times during a Thursday training session in Indio that Ross “should've never resigned.” Ross was a crucial advocate in Bradley's stunning June 2012 split-decision victory over Manny Pacquiao.
October 1, 2013 |
Kyla Ross, 16, a member of the U.S. women's gymnastics gold-medal-winning team at the 2012 Olympics, who trains at Gym-Max in Costa Mesa, posted the highest score Tuesday in the first subdivision of women's qualifying at the 2013 World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium. Recently crowned U.S. all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas, and 2012 team gold medalist and vault silver medalist and defending world champion vault gold medalist McKayla Maroney of Long Beach will compete later Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
September 17, 2013 |
C.J. Ross, the Nevada boxing judge heavily ridiculed for turning in her second suspect scorecard in 15 months by scoring Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s dominant performance Saturday over Saul “Canelo” Alvarez as a draw, has effectively resigned, according to reports. The Las Vegas Review-Journal and television station KLAS reported Tuesday that Ross has told the Nevada State Athletic Commission she is stepping down indefinitely. Ross scored Mayweather-Alvarez 114-114 while judges Craig Metcalfe (117-111)
September 17, 2013 |
McKayla Maroney of Long Beach and Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo are two of the four women's gymnasts selected to represent the United States at the world gymnastics championships Sept. 30-Oct. 6 in Antwerp, Belgium. Maroney became famous at the 2012 London Olympics for her facial expression after failing to win a gold medal in the vault, the apparatus on which she was the world champion. Ross was also a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. team last summer. Also on the team are Simone Biles of Spring, Texas, who recently won the all-around title at the U.S. nationals, and Brenna McDowell of Odessa, Mo., who was the bronze medalist at nationals.
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September 10, 2013 |
Emmy-Award winning production designer Charles Lisanby, known for his lavish sets during the golden age of TV variety specials, died Aug. 23 in Los Angeles. He was 89. According to his longtime agent and manager, Bob Goodman, Lisanby had recently fallen. The cause of death, according to Morgan's Funeral Home, was sepsis. Lisanby created huge, meticulous sets for specials starring Barry Manilow, Diana Ross and many others, as well as for an Oscars show and ice show telecasts. But he was a cultured world traveler who drove his assistants and crews to distraction not only for his attention to detail but also for insisting on listening to opera broadcasts as they worked.
August 18, 2013 |
Senior-level newcomer Simone Biles eked out a national all-around gymnastics title while two women's locals who were members of the 2012 Olympic gold-medal team won two event finals this weekend. Biles, 16, edged out Aliso Viejo's 16-year-old Kyla Ross to win her first all-around title in Hartford, Conn. Newport Coast's Sam Mikulak, a University of Michigan junior, despite two falls on his last routine, the pommel horse, won the men's title. At only 4-feet-8, Biles put her stamp on the meet with a saucy floor exercise performance and edged out Ross with a score of 120.450 to 120.250.
August 15, 2013 |
Rick Ross built his career rapping about his exploits as an above-the-law drug kingpin, a front he kept up even after it was famously revealed that in a previous life the Miami MC had once worked as a Dade County corrections officer. The news might reasonably have killed his ascent. But having survived the intrusion of reality, Ross doubled down on artifice, and since then his tales of a lavish and dangerous lifestyle have made him one of hip-hop's most successful stars. When he took the stage Wednesday night at Club Nokia, Ross was clearly hoping to control his image once again in the wake of yet another damaging episode.
August 9, 2013 |
The gig: After a long career as one of the country's most influential real estate accountants, Stan Ross is teaching and mentoring college students as chairman of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. Humble beginnings : Ross was born in 1936 in the Bronx, where he grew up and enjoyed playing basketball on public courts. In high school he found part-time work in a belt factory, and the monotonous labor of cutting belts motivated him to further his education at the City College of New York business school.
August 5, 2013 |
Three people were killed and four others were wounded when a man involved in a long-running dispute with local officials fired shots into a crowded meeting room Monday night in Pennsylvania, police said. A Ross Township official halted the rampage by overpowering the gunman and shooting him with his own weapon, a witness said. State police identified the suspect as Rockne Warren Newell, 59. Police said Newell began firing a rifle through the windows of the Ross Township municipal building about 7:23 p.m., where 15 to 18 people had gathered for a township supervisors meeting.
August 4, 2013 |
At age 69, Diana Ross is no longer the sylph fashionista who forged the template for modern pop diva-dom. Mother of five and grandmother of two, she's still glamorous and beautiful (appearing a good two decades younger than she is) and her voice, though no longer able to hit those glorious high notes, remains remarkably supple. It's precisely because her voice is still so wonderfully emotive that her sold-out Hollywood Bowl concert Saturday night was both thrilling and frustrating.