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August 5, 2011 | Sam Farmer
It isn't Shannon Sharpe striking an Incredible Hulk pose after scoring a touchdown. Not Marshall Faulk picking up an exhausted teammate and dragging him to the line of scrimmage to keep a two-minute drill going. Not Deion Sanders high-stepping into the end zone, or Richard Dent crushing another quarterback. The true human highlight film in this Pro Football Hall of Fame class is 94-year-old Ed Sabol, the onetime overcoat salesman who shaped the NFL as we know it. Sabol, who founded NFL Films and forever changed the way the world watches football, will complete his decades-overdue journey to Canton on Saturday, when he'll be inducted with a class that includes Sharpe, Faulk, Sanders, Dent, Chris Hanburger and the late Les Richter.
July 17, 2011 | By Grahame L. Jones
There are two women above all others who are especially qualified to voice an opinion about the Women's World Cup final between the U.S. and Japan on Sunday in Frankfurt, Germany. Shannon MacMillan and Tiffeny Milbrett are two of the finest attacking players the U.S. has produced. Gold-medal winners at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 and silver-medal winners four years later at the Sydney Games, they also were teammates on the U.S. side that won the 1999 Women's World Cup. In other words, they know very well the kind of pressure the players on both teams will be under Sunday, and they also know firsthand that something special will be needed to make a difference.
July 10, 2011 | By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
In 2005, Deborah Kincaid called her estranged husband for an uncomfortable conversation. With the police listening in, she accused Jeffrey Kincaid of sexually abusing her daughter, Shannon, who was 11 when the couple married. When she asked why he had abused the girl, he said he didn't remember the abuse but continued on an enigmatic aside. "I don't know. I don't remember," he said. "You may be right. I'm beginning to believe that you're right. I — I can't make sense of it. " This week, an appellate court ruled that Kincaid could sue her ex-husband in civil court for allegedly causing her daughter's eventual death by suicide, based on recorded conversations between the couple and between Jeffrey Kincaid and his stepdaughter.
July 8, 2011 | By Ben Bolch
Whenever he threw a baseball into the stands, Angels outfielder Vernon Wells said he tried to place it beyond the front row so it wouldn't fall back onto the field. Now major leaguers are confronted with more grave fears than whether play will be disrupted. A fan trying to catch a ball tossed by Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton fell over a railing and plunged 20 feet to his death Thursday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, raising concerns about stadium safety regulations and the time-honored tradition of throwing balls to fans.
June 23, 2011 | By Broderick Turner
A week before NBA owners are expected to lock out players in a labor dispute, there was a tranquil setting Thursday night at the Lakers training facility in El Segundo as the NBA draft took place. Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said he wasn't going to blow up the team despite suggestions by a "prominent member of the media [Magic Johnson]" that he should. And Kupchak said his guess is that guard Shannon Brown will opt out of his contract and become a free agent. The Lakers used their first two second-round draft picks in Thursday night's NBA draft to select guards, taking Michigan's 6-foot-4 point guard Darius Morris with the 41st pick and College of Charleston's 6-2 combination guard Andrew Goudelock with the 46th pick.
June 19, 2011 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
In Tuesday's Season 6 premiere of A&E's "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," an ongoing argument between the Kiss rocker and his longtime partner, Shannon Tweed, resurfaced, ending with her walking out the door with packed bags. In your season premiere, you and Shannon have a tense discussion about your faithfulness, or rather lack thereof. Every relationship has one of those discussions, what can I say? I worship the ground she walks on. We have two kids who are by most estimates the most charming — certainly in Hollywood — most well behaved, well-liked young people.
March 22, 2011 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers have some personnel decisions awaiting them at the end of the season. Nothing major, but the reserves could be affected. It's a tad early to say for sure, but Matt Barnes says he is comfortable with exercising his $1.91-million player option to stay next season. Shannon Brown isn't committing either way to his $2.37-million option, content to live in the moment while the Lakers pursue a third consecutive championship. The difference in approach might be as simple as the differing stages of their careers ?
February 12, 2011 | By Broderick Turner
Over and over, Shannon Brown referred to how his off-the-court issues had affected his performance on the court for the Lakers. Over and over, Brown continued to talk about how he made excuses for his substandard play because his problems away from basketball weighed on him. Brown preferred not to divulge exactly what has caused him so much trouble. Whatever it was, he seems to have put it in the past ? if his last two games are an indication. One night after scoring 12 points on four-for-six shooting against the Boston Celtics in a 92-86 victory, Brown had another solid game against the New York Knicks on Friday night.
January 22, 2011 | By Chris Foster
UCLA made dramatic changes to its football coaching staff Saturday, firing Norm Chow as offensive coordinator and hiring Mike Johnson to replace him. Chow, 64, was hired as offensive coordinator at Utah on Saturday afternoon. He chose to negotiate a buyout to a contract extension that would have paid him $1 million over the next two seasons rather than remain at UCLA and be demoted to a lesser coaching position. "We reached a mutual agreement on terms of separation. The agreement allowed for a smooth transition that was satisfactory for both parties and amicable," UCLA spokesman Marc Dellins said.
November 27, 2010 | By Broderick Turner
This night, the game did not belong to the Lakers' bench. So many times this season, Lakers reserves Shannon Brown, Matt Barnes and Steve Blake have been the best substitutes on the court, leading many to say L.A. has the best bench in the NBA, far better than last season's group. But during the Lakers' 102-96 loss to the Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena, it was Utah's bench that shined, that was the difference-maker. After the game, after the Lakers had their five-game winning streak ended, Coach Phil Jackson went easy on his bench.
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