September 18, 2013 |
PHOENIX -- Hanley Ramirez was out of the Dodgers lineup Wednesday, but Manager Don Mattingly insisted his shortstop wasn't injured. “Part of the plan,” Mattingly said. Ramirez returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing four games with an irritated nerve in his back. He was removed in the eighth inning after scoring from first base on a triple by Michael Young. “Hanley's going to get to play a day, off a few days,” Mattingly said. “Kind of try to keep him sharp.
May 8, 2013 |
With "The Office" set to retire May 16 after nine seasons on NBC, series star John Krasinski has been hitting the talk-show circuit. On Tuesday, he stopped by "Late Night," where he recalled the terror he felt his very first day on the show, talked about attending the Met Gala on Monday and, most notably, engaged in an epic lip-syncing battle with host Jimmy Fallon. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times The two went head-to-head, hamming it up to a series of hits by Katy Perry, Run DMC, Das EFX and Boys II Men. They started out relatively tame, gradually working up to James Brown levels of exertion.
September 9, 2012 |
Sometimes you just can't win. Clayton Kershaw said he has been bothered since Friday with a sore hip, but insisted he felt good enough to start Sunday against the Giants. Despite the significance of the game, however, the Dodgers elected to go the cautious route and scratched the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner. Kershaw is now tentatively scheduled to start Tuesday in Arizona. The Dodgers are off Monday. It does, however, line him up to start the opener against the Giants in the Dodgers' final regular-season series.
September 5, 2012 |
Top-level motocross racing holds its series finale Saturday at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Riverside County. Pro motocross, which takes place between May and September, is outdoor motorcycle racing on courses with numerous hills, jumps and tight turns. The stadium version of the sport, called supercross, occurs earlier in the year. Ryan Dungey of the Red Bull KTM team has dominated the premier 450 class of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series this year. He's won the last nine consecutive races and already clinched his second series title.
July 24, 2012 |
Sherman Hemsley, who died of natural causes at his home in El Paso, Texas, on Tuesday, had a lengthy career, but in the minds of most TV-watching Americans, he will always be George Jefferson. Jefferson, the successful owner of a chain of New York City dry cleaners, made his debut in the fourth season of producer Norman Lear's groundbreaking sitcom "All in the Family. " He was Archie Bunker's next-door neighbor, and his appearance on the show in 1973 provided comedic fodder as the two headstrong bigots tried to outdo each other in insults and prejudices.
September 30, 2013 |
"Breaking Bad," the sweet little show that captured the hearts of approximately one-fortieth of a nation (more like one-thirtieth, if we reckon by the finale), sent itself into history Sunday with a well-balanced episode that stayed on mission, touching themes present since its first season and consonant even with what we might characterize as the series' faults. (Quirks might be a better word.) I found it intellectually and aesthetically satisfying without being particularly moved by it -- most of these characters stopped being real to me some time ago -- and send congratulations to all concerned from my corner of casual investment.
May 21, 1995 |
Six-year-old Ross Bagley, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's" Nicky, knows why he won't be seeing his best friend Kevin Jamal Woods on Monday night TV anymore. "He got canceled," Ross says sadly. "Another show comes on now." Kevin was a regular on "Blossom," which followed Ross' series, but NBC decided to end the show's five-season run this year, replacing it with "In the House" on April 10. This week, however, "Blossom" returns for its series finale.
September 12, 2013 |
The regular season is almost over and Carl Crawford is still healthy. "I'm just grateful," Crawford said. This time last year, Crawford was recovering from reconstructive elbow surgery. "Just to be able play baseball again, to be able to do what I've done all my life, not having to worry about getting hurt," Crawford said. Crawford played in his 106th game Thursday. He played in only 31 last season for the Boston Red Sox, who traded him to the Dodgers days after his operation.
August 23, 2012 |
Andre Ethier opened his right hand, revealing a blister on his palm that popped three days earlier. The area of raw skin was about the size of a quarter, the exposed region large enough to cause him significant discomfort in his bottom hand when holding a bat. The ruptured blister was the latest annoyance in what has been a rough few months for the two-time All-Star outfielder. Ethier was batting a season-best .333 on May 30. He had played 63 games since then entering the Dodgers' series finale against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.
June 13, 2013 |
Jenna Fischer, who for nine seasons played warm-hearted office drone Pam Beesly-turned-Halpert on NBC's "The Office," joined us for a video chat Thursday morning to reminisce about the comedy as it anticipates whether its final-hurrah season gets recognition this awards season. "The Office" ended its run in May. The comedy, which seemed doomed in its beginning, would go on to become the pillar of NBC's Thursday night prime time. Seated in her sublet apartment in NYC - squeezing in time before taking the stage on Neil LaBute's "Reasons to Be Happy" - Fischer reflected on life after bidding the Dunder Mifflin offices adieu (yes, she's still texting her co-stars)