August 16, 2013 |
Chris Nelson's first career grand slam and multi-homer game, which helped the Angels avoid a four-game sweep with an 8-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday, provided a temporary respite from a brutal season. Nelson, designated for assignment by three teams this year -- Colorado in April, the Yankees in May and the Angels in June -- hit a two-out slam to left field in the eighth inning against Boone Logan to turn a 3-1 advantage into a 7-1 lead. Grant Green's double and J.B. Shuck's run-scoring single made it 8-1, and a shaky bullpen survived a three-run ninth to secure the win for C.J. Wilson, who gave up 11 hits and one run in a bend-but-don't-break, 62/3-inning effort to improve to 13-6.
August 15, 2013 |
Kourtney Kardashian is firing back about paternity rumors regarding her 3-year-old son, Mason. The eldest Kardashian sister, who stars in E!'s reality series "Keeping Up With the Kardashian," released a statement to put an end to speculation that her firstborn's father is not her longtime boyfriend, Scott Disick. "After three-and-a-half years of rumors and lies being spread by an individual I met briefly at a photo shoot, I am setting the record straight that Scott is Mason's father," said the 34-year-old mother of two. PHOTOS: Meet the Kardashians and their extended family That "individual" happens to be model Michael Girgenti, who filed a paternity lawsuit last week claiming he slept with Kardashian after meeting her on a photo shoot in 2008.
August 13, 2013 |
Live streaming video by Ustream Times NFL columnist Sam Farmer and Mark Thompson, one-half of the legendary "Mark and Brian" radio team, are back again this season with "NFL Slam with Mark and Sam". Each Tuesday, you'll hear post-game analysis, performance forecasting, and guests who are big names from the big leagues. John Madden will join Mark and Sam for the pilot episode today at 11 a.m. PT. Madden spent 11 years coaching for the Raiders. Madden then had a lengthy career as a football broadcaster, spanning from 1979 to 2009.
August 7, 2013 |
It could be called irony. USC football fans might call it hypocrisy. With college football's spotlight on autographed memorabilia in the wake of allegations that Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel accepted payment for his signature, here's what happens if you go onto shopncaasports.com, the NCAA's official online store: On USC's team page, under collectibles, there is an item for sale titled "Mounted Memories USC Trojans Reggie Bush Autographed...
August 2, 2013 |
Potential gubernatorial candidate Abel Maldonado blasted Gov. Jerry Brown over the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal Friday to block an order for the release of state prison inmates, saying that if Brown had moved to build new prisons, the point would be moot. “I would have demonstrated to the courts that I was moving forward with increasing capacity to hold some hardened criminals in California. This governor has decided not to do that, and now he's got to release 10,000 more inmates,” said Maldonado, a Republican and the state's former lieutenant governor.
August 1, 2013 |
With public disapproval of the House of Representatives hovering somewhere around 77%, John Oliver joked on Wednesday's “Daily Show” that "Congress" is about to become “the English language's most offensive C-word.” And the House's do-nothing reputation isn't likely to improve, he argued, given that Republican leaders have refused to vote on a comprehensive immigration reform bill already approved with bipartisan support by...
July 26, 2013 |
Defense doesn't always win championships in beach volleyball, but it might for Phil Dalhausser and Sean Rosenthal at the FIVB Grand Slam in Long Beach. Tied 11-11 in the first set of their semifinal match against Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson, Dalhausser denied Gibb at the net once, then Patterson, and then Patterson again to win the point. Two plays later, Rosenthal pulled off a flailing, chicken-wing dig on Patterson and finished with a cross-court spike to make it 14-11 and seize control of the match.
July 25, 2013 |
The United States Olympic Committee might want to stock up on Ross jerseys. Summer Ross, 20, proved why she's one of beach volleyball's up-and-coming stars Thursday, advancing to the FIVB Long Beach Grand Slam semifinals with Emily Day. Because top-seeded Americans April Ross and Jennifer Kessy were eliminated early in the tournament, Summer Ross - who is second cousins with April - and Day, 25, are the only U.S. pairing left in contention....
July 24, 2013 |
BEIRUT -- Iran's expatriate filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf is facing withering condemnation in his homeland for attending a film festival in Israel, the Islamic Republi's archfoe. The acclaimed director, considered a pioneer of moviemaking in Iran, traveled to the Jerusalem Film Festival this month to screen his latest work, "The Gardener," which explores the conflict between two generations about the role of religion in society. Javad Shamgdari, the head of Iran's official cinema organization, penned a letter to the leadership of the Iranian cinema museum demanding the removal of all of the director's awards and trophies.
July 23, 2013 |
No. 1-seeded April Ross and Jennifer Kessy won their first match against Poland, but fell to Switzerland later Tuesday, splitting their first two pool-play volleyball matches at the FIVB Grant Slam in Long Beach. Each team plays three pool-play matches in the 32-team main draw before 16 teams advance to a single-elimination bracket. On Tuesday, the women played two pool-play matches and the men played one. Summer Ross and Emily Day beat Italy and Canada in other women's matches, and Jennifer Fopma and Brooke Sweat defeated Canada.