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April 8, 2013 |
Orange County coroner officials will decide Monday morning when to perform an autopsy on Pastor Rick Warren's son, an official with the department said. Matthew Warren, 27, reportedly committed suicide last week. His father, a world-famous evangelist who preaches at Saddleback Church, said his son suffered emotional problems. A service in the younger Warren's memory was held Sunday. Tom Holladay, a teaching pastor at the mega-church in Lake Forest, led a prayer for the family at the 9 a.m. service, according to the Associated Press.
April 7, 2013 |
When your offense is struggling and suddenly the lineup features four new starters, then maybe you figure there's an intentional shakeup going on. On Sunday, Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly penciled a different starting eight for the series finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but said only one move was really about a struggling player. New to the lineup Sunday were Nick Punto at second, Jerry "Michael Jackson" Hairston Jr. in right, Juan Uribe at third and Tim Federowicz at catcher.
April 6, 2013 |
The injury news was dour for the Lakers in the short term but better in the long run. Steve Nash was doubtful (again) for Sunday's game against the Clippers. He did not take part in the Lakers' shoot-around Saturday after missing the last two games and exiting two others early because of hip and hamstring soreness. "We're shooting for Tuesday, hopefully," Coach Mike D'Antoni said of Nash's return. The Lakers play host to New Orleans that day. Metta World Peace, however, could return earlier than expected from torn knee cartilage.
April 3, 2013 |
Five schools in Norway have cried "Uncle" in the face of the force that is Justin Bieber. "Believe" it or not, they're moving midterms up a week so as not to conflict with the pop star's scheduled shows in Oslo on April 16 and 17, the original testing dates. "[L]ove this. 'Schools in Norway move midterms so students can attend Justin Bieber concert,'" Bieber tweeted Wednesday, forwarding a story link to his more than 37 million followers. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times The schools involved are in the Aspelund region, which is a good eight hours' drive from Oslo, according to the Wall Street Journal -- meaning students with tickets would have to skip school to make the shows.
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April 3, 2013 |
An Arkansas man is scheduled to be arraigned Wendesday on charges he sexually assaulted a 21-year-old Illinois woman in Glendale after she responded to his Craigslist job posting for a personal assistant. Garry Dwayne Boga, 27, who also used the first name "Tavion," faces felony counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object, sexual battery by fraud, two counts of assault on his cohabitant and one count of robbery, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint.
March 31, 2013 |
CINCINNATI — The Angels' season-opening trip to Cincinnati and Texas is doubling as a Josh Hamilton reunion tour. Hamilton, a 31-year-old outfielder who signed a five-year, $125-million deal with the Angels in December, made his major league debut in Great American Ball Park almost exactly six years ago, appearing as a pinch-hitter for the Reds against the Chicago Cubs on April 2, 2007. His first big league hit, a home run at Arizona, came eight days later. Hamilton went on to hit .292 with 19 home runs and 47 runs batted in as a rookie for the Reds, who traded him to Texas for pitcher Edinson Volquez the following winter.
March 25, 2013 |
The program schedule for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books was released Monday morning. The schedule, which is online, includes the complete list of author appearances and special events during the Festival of Books, April 20-21, on the campus of USC. More than 400 writers are to appear at the festival, and 150,000 people are expected to attend. There are to be panel discussions with authors, poetry readings, book signings and celebrity appearances. Did you know Debbie Reynolds is publishing a memoir?
March 23, 2013 |
The wins kept coming. So did the games. Three in a row. Five in six days. It didn't matter that the rest of the NBA, and the calendar, conspired against the Lakers 41 seasons ago. Logistics couldn't bother them in a season when they didn't seem to grasp the meaning of Ls. The team that would win 33 consecutive games, still the longest streak for a major U.S. professional team, often arrived in a city on a midday flight and played a...
March 18, 2013 |
PHOENIX -- Zack Greinke is scheduled to pitch in a game on Wednesday, according to Manager Don Mattingly. Greinke emerged from his Sunday bullpen session without any discomfort in his previously sore elbow. On Wednesday, Greinke could pitch in a game against the Kansas City Royals in Surprise or, more likely, in a minor league game on the Dodgers' spring-training complex. The Dodgers will set a pitch count of 45 for him. After that, Greinke could pitch twice more during the exhibition season: on March 25 against the Royals in Surprise and March 30 against the Angels in Anaheim.
March 14, 2013 |
PHOENIX -- Carl Crawford is scheduled to hit Thursday in a minor league game against Meiji University of Japan, two days after he took live batting practice. This appears to mark progress for Crawford, who is recovering from reconstructive elbow surgery. The last time Crawford faced live pitching, he had to be shut down for a week. The outfielder has been working out for the last week. Depending on how he feels hitting, Crawford could also resume throwing Thursday. Zack Greinke, who skipped his last start because of elbow inflammation, is still scheduled to play catch on Friday.