February 1, 2013 |
The Lakers were recently awarded a disabled player exception for the injured Jordan Hill (hip), giving the team an additional spending tool. The exception can be used to sign a player for up to $1,781,800 through the remainder of the season. It can be used to trade for a player in the final year of his contract, making up to $1,881,800. In either case, the player cannot be under contract as of July 1. If the Lakers want to sign a...
August 6, 2000 |
It doesn't take more than a few seconds to eyeball the photographs of Democratic nominee-to-be Al Gore's so-called "short list" of likely running mates to recognize something strikingly similar about these faces. They are pretty pale. Excuse me, but don't the movers and shakers of the Democratic Party know any non-Caucasians? Is there not a single distinguished individual with a complexion darker than Dick Gephardt's who could be deemed worthy of a little public speculation?
June 9, 1996
Too Short is still too much for his Southland competition for the second straight week. "Gettin' It," the rapper's "retirement album," maintains its No. 1 position on The Times' Southern California chart while dropping three spots nationally to No. 6. Porno for Pyros' "Good God's Urge" debuts at No. 6 locally and No. 20 nationally.
September 23, 2008 |
Metallica and Run-DMC top the list of nominees for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The others on the short list for induction include Jeff Beck, the Stooges, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Wanda Jackson, Chic, Bobby Womack and War. The Rock Hall is dealing with the relative dearth of worthy acts newly eligible for membership by leaning heavily on acts previously passed over for membership. Metallica and Run-DMC are the only '80s-vintage nominees being drafted to the institution, which requires 25 years to have passed since performers released their first recordings.
July 10, 2007 |
The All-Star game could be on the way to Angel Stadium as soon as 2010. The Angels are expected to be awarded an All-Star game in coming months, a high-ranking baseball source said. The game is scheduled for Yankee Stadium next year and St. Louis in 2009. Commissioner Bud Selig has not announced any sites beyond then, but an American League ballpark is expected to be selected for 2010.
July 8, 2001 |
The Midseason Awards, or Here's An Incentive Bonus Concept Waiting to Happen . . . MOST VALUABLE PLAYER American League: 1. Manny Ramirez, Boston; 2. Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle; 3. Bret Boone, Seattle. National League: 1. Luis Gonzalez, Arizona; 2. Sammy Sosa, Chicago; 3. Paul Lo Duca, Dodgers. Comment: Both Ramirez and Gonzalez have shots at the first Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 and are literally carrying their teams offensively.