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February 16, 1998 | LARRY STEWART
If it can be read, played, heard, observed, worn, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. What: "Goin' Deep," Fox Sports West When: Sundays, 9 p.m. ESPN has its outstanding "Outside the Lines" series and HBO has its award-winning "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel." Now Fox Sports Net, which includes Fox Sports West, has a new sports magazine show.
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March 20, 2014 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON - President Obama teased Ellen DeGeneres about the selfie she took at the Oscars and confessed to leaving his socks and shoes lying around while the first lady is out of town, but before the end of his Thursday appearance on her talk show, he got DeGeneres to put in a plug for the Affordable Care Act. That's Obama's deal with popular media these days as the president enlists help to boost healthcare sign-up numbers before the March 31...
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September 2, 1999 | SCOTT MOE
What: www.rotonews.org. The address may be www.rotonews.org but could just as easily be www.fantasyheaven.org. There's everything here the number-crunching roto-geek will ever need--and plenty of help to get a league started or an existing one enhanced. The great part of this Web site is the amount of work its organizers are willing to do for rotisserie fans for free. Along with setting up leagues for people to join, www.rotonews.
OPINION
November 12, 2013 | By Neal Gabler
So the secret is finally out: The National Football League is an anachronism. Not the game, which is as ever. But the league's culture. The NFL's out-of-touch, out-of-time "context" has been on vivid display during the ongoing contretemps between Miami Dolphin guard Richie Incognito and his offensive tackle teammate Jonathan Martin. When Martin left the team complaining of an unsafe workplace environment due to harassment by Incognito and other Dolphins, he launched a national conversation about bullying, hazing, physical and verbal abuse, and athletes' antics.
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November 29, 2009 | Keith Thursby
Mike Penner, a longtime Los Angeles Times sportswriter who made headlines in 2007 when he announced that he was transsexual, has died. He was 52. Penner was pronounced dead Friday evening at Brotman Medical Center in Culver City, a Los Angeles County coroner's official said. The cause of death has not been determined but was believed to be suicide. "Mike was a first-rate journalist, a valued member of our staff for 25 years, and we will miss him," Times Editor Russ Stanton said.
SPORTS
February 23, 2013 | T.J. Simers
I have some things on my mind. - The NFL combine is not one of them. I'd rather watch the wife's reality TV shows all night long and have her tell me about her day during the commercials. - I'm big on "Skyfall," but the fact it's not one of the nominations for movie of the year makes a mockery of the Academy Awards. - I'm also big on Dwight Howard and believe most Lakers fans and the media owe him an apology. And let's begin with ESPN's screamer, Stephen A. Smith , who said this week that no one else has reported it, so he will: He said San Antonio Coach Gregg Popovich had hit Howard with a number of obscenities for not paying attention in a team huddle at the All-Star game.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2012 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
Steve Nash and Dwight Howard aren't the only new players on the Lakers' roster this season. The storied Los Angeles franchise also has a new local TV partner: Time Warner Cable. For the Lakers, teaming up with Time Warner Cable is about getting more offense. The cable giant is poised to spend many millions on more programming and promotion devoted to the National Basketball Assn. team than previous rights holders Fox Sports West and KCAL-TV. But Time Warner Cable's play is strictly a defensive move.
SPORTS
September 18, 2012
Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss whether college football should introduce an injury-reporting system like that of the NFL. Feel free to join the conversation by leaving a comment of your own. Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times College football needs a injury-report system to stop the madness of coaches covering up, lying and banning reporters for doing their jobs. There is no "commissioner" in college football who can wave a wand and implement a uniform system for the sport, but individual conferences can, and should, come up with their own policies.
BUSINESS
September 26, 2010 | By Dinah Eng
This contemporary in Mount Olympus, designed for work and play, makes the most of its panoramic views from downtown Los Angeles to the ocean. The 1976 home, redone from the studs and updated with new appliances and amenities, is landscaped with succulents, pear trees, Mexican feather grass and other greenery to create a contemplative setting behind its gates. "My girlfriend and I were looking for something that had privacy, yet had a view," says Haralabos Voulgaris, a professional poker player and sports bettor who owns the home.
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February 26, 2010 | By Diane Pucin
The water cooler has been replaced. We are standing around Twitter, deconstructing figure skater Evan Lysacek's long program, debating whether Evgeni Plushenko's quadruple jump was undervalued. We are gathering on Facebook pages to bad-mouth NBC for its love of tape-delayed sports or to be one among thousands of instant style critics: What were they thinking with those women's bobsled suits? How does Bob Costas get that hair color? How do I get Shaun White's tomato red? In the last six weeks, Americans have watched and talked about big sports events in numbers that have achieved record levels for television as well as online, including social media -- from the Super Bowl to Tiger Woods' public mea culpa and now the Winter Olympics.
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November 29, 2009 | Keith Thursby
Mike Penner, a longtime Los Angeles Times sportswriter who made headlines in 2007 when he announced that he was transsexual, has died. He was 52. Penner was pronounced dead Friday evening at Brotman Medical Center in Culver City, a Los Angeles County coroner's official said. The cause of death has not been determined but was believed to be suicide. "Mike was a first-rate journalist, a valued member of our staff for 25 years, and we will miss him," Times Editor Russ Stanton said.
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June 8, 2009 | DIANE PUCIN
Hubie Brown used knives, forks and tape recorders to stand in for Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum and Dwight Howard as he and Dr. Jack Ramsay conducted a makeshift chalk talk explaining why Orlando Magic center Howard struggled so much in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Ramsay also said that Bynum's footwork impressed him and that Howard must have been frustrated when he could make only one shot. And that Ramsay is here, 84 years old, sharp as ever, gently willing to teach players, reporters and fans happened only because Ramsay was talked into being in the crowded three-man ESPN radio booth.
BUSINESS
June 4, 2009 | Alana Semuels
The bankruptcy of General Motors Corp., one of America's biggest advertisers, deals yet another blow to TV stations, newspapers and magazines that already are reeling from the recession. Sports franchises also could feel the sting, with analysts expecting the automaker to continue cutting back its multimillion-dollar sponsorships of professional teams. GM shelled out $2.1 billion on advertising last year, second only to Procter & Gamble Co., according to Nielsen Co.
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