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ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2013 | By Scott Collins
It wasn't enough for "Breaking Bad" to win the Emmy as best drama on Sunday. It had to go and set another ratings record too.  AMC's drama about a dying chemistry teacher who turns to the drug trade delivered a series-best 6.6 million total viewers with its next-to-last episode, according to Nielsen.  This despite intense competition that included the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS, a Chicago Bears-Pittsburgh Steelers game on NBC and...
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
One week before the finale of "Breaking Bad," fans of tough and dark cable dramas are grappling with the idea that a beloved series could really have one stinker of a finale. The series: "Dexter," which aired its final episode on Sunday night. The reaction? Not good. If you haven't watched the final episode, beware. Spoilers are lurking in here. At the conclusion of the Showtime show's eight-season run, cop/serial killer Dexter (Michael C. Hall) took his foster sister Debra (Jennifer Carpenter)
HEALTH
September 18, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
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.
SPORTS
September 12, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
The series finale of “Burn Notice” will air on Thursday night, and when it ends so will the life of one of the show's main characters. That's all USA will say in advance of the highly anticipated episode titled “Reckoning.” The show follows the dangerous adventures of burned spy Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) and his rag-tag group of spy friends as they use their super-human detection skills to solve mysteries and crack international cases. At the core of the show is its humanity as Westen negotiates his difficult relationship with his troubled mother Madeline, played by Sharon Gless.
SPORTS
August 24, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
The series finale Sunday against the Boston Red Sox won't make or break the Dodgers' season. Win or lose, they will still have a considerable lead over the second-place Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League West. But Chris Capuano, who will take the mound for the Dodgers, said the game is important. With the Dodgers dropping a 4-2 decision to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday at Dodger Stadium, they are in danger of losing a series for the first time since they dropped two of three games to the Pittsburgh Pirates in mid-June.
SPORTS
August 14, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
NEW YORK - The Angels recalled infielder Andrew Romine from triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday, creating the potential for a family feud in the final two games of a four-game series against the New York Yankees. Romine is starting at shortstop Wednesday night in place of Erick Aybar, who has a minor left-calf injury and is expected to return Thursday. Romine's younger brother, Austin, is a backup catcher for the Yankees and was not in Wednesday night's lineup but could play Thursday.
SPORTS
August 7, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Venice will play on Thursday in the championship game of the Junior Division RBI World Series in Minneapolis after a 10-0 semifinal victory over Pawtucket. Morgan Lomax went three for three to raise his batting average to .500 in the tournament. Micah Wallette struck out six in a complete-game performance. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
August 5, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The Urban Youth Academy will face Puerto Rico in the championship game of the Palomino World Series for 19U on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Urban Youth Academy in Compton. Adrian Martinez, a St. John Bosco grad, helped the Urban Youth Academy win its semifinal game over Mexico, 14-4. He threw 4 1/3 innings and gave up one unearned run and three hits. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
July 20, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
WASHINGTON - After hitting two home runs off Ted Lilly in a simulated game, Matt Kemp appears to still be on track to be activated from the disabled list Sunday. Kemp has been sidelined since July 6 because of irritation in his surgically repaired left shoulder. The first of Kemp's two home runs was to center field. The second landed in the visiting bullpen behind the wall in left-center. Manager Don Mattingly anticipated Kemp would be reinstated from the disabled list for the series finale in Washington, but said he would have to check with the team's medical department first.
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