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November 4, 1995
Promoters have canceled a New Jersey sports memorabilia show at which O.J. Simpson was scheduled to sign autographs and make his first public appearance since his acquittal, it was announced Friday. Promoters of the "Football Spectacular Four" show set for February at the Atlantic City Convention Center gave no reason for the cancellation.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Keith Olbermann has been known in the last several years for his fiery political views and for battling with his bosses. But he'll leave that behind when he starts up his new weeknight talk show next month on ESPN2. During a press tour session to promote "Olbermann," the host said the focus would be solidly on sports. "I've done and enjoyed and own the work that I've done, but that's not what this is," Olbermann said. He said his most recent stints at MSNBC and Current TV "took a lot out of me, and were not that much fun. " He is returning to a network where he also clashed with bosses during the 1990s when he hosted "SportsCenter.
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SPORTS
November 1, 2008
Upon returning from vacation, we were saddened to learn of the passing of Gil Stratton. One night in particular, when his report was to be followed by the late movie, became especially memorable and we have chuckled about it, on occasion, ever since. In signing off from the sports show, he announced, "That's all the sports nose for tonight. Stay tuned for 'Cyrano de Bergerac.' " Pat & Dick Newman Thousand Oaks
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Maybe you can go home again. Keith Olbermann is headed back to ESPN. The famously scrappy host is returning to the sports broadcasting empire more than 15 years after leaving the fold in a cloud of controversy and bad feelings -- and more than a year after being fired from his last regular TV gig at Al Gore's Current network (since sold to Al Jazeera).  Olbermann, 54, will host a self-titled 11 p.m. weeknight show on ESPN2 starting Aug. 26.  PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times "The program will focus on the day's relevant sports topics through a mix of perspective and commentary, interviews, contributors, panel discussions and highlights," the network wrote in a statement Wednesday.  Olbermann achieved national fame as the host of a nightly political talk show that helped revive MSNBC as a bastion of liberal opinion.
SPORTS
July 17, 1993
(Cincinnati pitcher) Tom Browning spent part of a recent game watching the Reds play the Chicago Cubs from a rooftop across the street from Wrigley Field. The fans on the rooftop enjoyed it, every sports show in the country showed it on their highlights and it made everyone laugh. So what did Red Manager Davey Johnson do? He lectured Browning and fined him $500, saying, "The incident embarrassed me." The NBA would have included the story on its "Inside Stuff" show and played up the entertainment aspect of it. I mean, do you think for a minute that Browning did anything that demeaned the Reds' organization, major league baseball or, God forbid, Davey Johnson?
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Keith Olbermann has been known in the last several years for his fiery political views and for battling with his bosses. But he'll leave that behind when he starts up his new weeknight talk show next month on ESPN2. During a press tour session to promote "Olbermann," the host said the focus would be solidly on sports. "I've done and enjoyed and own the work that I've done, but that's not what this is," Olbermann said. He said his most recent stints at MSNBC and Current TV "took a lot out of me, and were not that much fun. " He is returning to a network where he also clashed with bosses during the 1990s when he hosted "SportsCenter.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2003 | Scott Sandell, Times Staff Writer
"The Best Damn Sports Show Period" on Fox Sports Net isn't even the best at being the worst. That distinction could go to any number of programs, like ESPN's "Mohr Sports," that have been dropped by executives as easily as the New York Jets were by the Oakland Raiders. Instead, since premiering in July 2001, the sports-comedy show has expanded from one to two hours and become a fixture in Fox's nationwide sports empire. Whether you're in California or Tennessee, you cannot escape it.
SPORTS
November 14, 2005 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
South Carolina, which knocked off No. 12 Florida, 30-22, on Saturday, has won five consecutive Southeastern Conference games. Last week first-year Coach Steve Spurrier said, "God has been smiling on the Gamecocks." Reggie Hayes of the Fort Wayne (Ind.) News-Sentinel subsequently wrote: "When contacted for comment, God denied any favoritism and speculated that Spurrier was referring to himself in the third person."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2003 | Mark Sachs, Times Staff Writer
Dear Abby: A troublesome situation has just surfaced, and we're in need of a sympathetic ear. See, there's this new series debuting tonight, and like you, it's called "Abby." And like the people in your column, the characters have relationship problems. But a big part of their problem is the show they're in, and it's serious enough that a viewer can't help wondering if we're all going to make it together.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 1992 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Simon, program director of talk-radio station XEKAM-AM (950), is optimistic that his station, which was shut down by the government earlier this week, will be back on the air soon--possibly by today. But the program lineup probably will be different.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Look out, "SportsCenter": At age 81, Regis Philbin is back with a new show, and he's not taking prisoners.  "Crowd Goes Wild" premieres next month on Fox Sports 1, the new cable network designed to compete with ESPN. And hosting the festivities will be none other than Philbin, former overseer of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire," legendary morning-show co-host and perennial David Letterman punch line.  "I think we're gonna have a little humor now and then," Philbin told WSJ Live in an online interview.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
KNBC Channel 4 sportscaster Fred Roggin will host a new sports commentary show, "Going Roggin," starting Sunday, April 14, at midnight. The 30-minute show will offer Roggin's perspective on what he calls "hot topics in sports in a dynamic crossfire discussion format, integrating a wide range of viewpoints from throughout the region. " Said Todd Mokhtari, vice president of news at the station: "With viewers more informed than ever, the show format will bring sports fans into the dialogue, giving them the opportunity to share opinion.
SPORTS
January 25, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Rachel Nichols will be covering the Super Bowl in New Orleans next weekend, only not for ESPN. The popular sports reporter will be leaving her broadcast home of nine years to work for CNN and Turner Sports, the two companies announced Thursday. And her first assignment in her new gig will be the biggest sporting event of the year. "I couldn't be more excited to join the CNN and Turner Sports family,” Nichols said . “I believe in [CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker's]
SPORTS
December 17, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times
Bryant Gumbel puts a bow on his 18th season hosting HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" on Tuesday night, with the show's annual round-table review. Driven by Gumbel's eye for human-interest stories that examine the role of games and sports in society, "Real Sports" has won 23 Sports Emmy Awards, 15 of them for "Outstanding Sports Journalism. " One of this year's nominees could be Gumbel catching up with the unwanted son of former NFL wide receiver Rae Carruth, a profile that revealed both the worst in human behavior (Carruth hired a hit man to shoot his pregnant girlfriend)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2012
Simon Cowell's "The X Factor" has a problem, and it has nothing to do with new judges Britney Spears or Demi Lovato. It's those ratings. The singing show on Fox premiered its second season on Wednesday to shockingly low numbers compared with last year - which was itself considered a ratings disappointment. The two-hour extravaganza averaged 8.5 million viewers, swooning 32% compared with last fall's series premiere. And that's not all. In head-to-head competition during the 8 p.m. hour, Fox lost - in both total viewers and the key 18-to-49 demographic - to NBC's rival singing contest "The Voice" (10.7 million)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
BRISTOL, Conn. - In the bid to build the perfect sports talk show, competition abounds - from the Web, talk radio and, most important, from established ESPN shows such as "Pardon the Interruption. " And yet within this crowded field, ESPN2's sports-debate show "First Take" - a daily two-hour program that alternates between rancor and depth - has flourished. Featuring the commentator Skip Bayless and a rotation of guests that includes pundit Stephen A. Smith, the show with a mix of hectoring and (sometimes)
SPORTS
January 25, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Rachel Nichols will be covering the Super Bowl in New Orleans next weekend, only not for ESPN. The popular sports reporter will be leaving her broadcast home of nine years to work for CNN and Turner Sports, the two companies announced Thursday. And her first assignment in her new gig will be the biggest sporting event of the year. "I couldn't be more excited to join the CNN and Turner Sports family,” Nichols said . “I believe in [CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker's]
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2012
Simon Cowell's "The X Factor" has a problem, and it has nothing to do with new judges Britney Spears or Demi Lovato. It's those ratings. The singing show on Fox premiered its second season on Wednesday to shockingly low numbers compared with last year - which was itself considered a ratings disappointment. The two-hour extravaganza averaged 8.5 million viewers, swooning 32% compared with last fall's series premiere. And that's not all. In head-to-head competition during the 8 p.m. hour, Fox lost - in both total viewers and the key 18-to-49 demographic - to NBC's rival singing contest "The Voice" (10.7 million)
BUSINESS
June 15, 2011 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
The relative rarity of Mitsubishi cars these days confirms the company's status as an underdog automaker. Mitsubishi ranks sixth out of the seven Japanese manufacturers in U.S. sales, just ahead of Suzuki. But through the first five months of 2011, sales have increased an astounding 61% versus the same period last year, making it the fastest-growing mass-market automaker in the U.S. Much of the growth is due to its newest model, the 2011 Outlander Sport. The Outlander family now accounts for almost one-third of the company's sales.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2011 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
Wagons are typically a practical purchase — an investment often dictated by a change in life circumstance. In other words, babies. As a whole, wagons represent a settling down, a resignation of youth, a reluctant embrace of responsibility as the disposable income once spent on Lady Gaga downloads and sushi dinners yields to collapsible strollers and difficult-to-install car seats, sippy cups and their inevitable spills. FOR THE RECORD: Acura car review: A review of the 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon in the Jan. 13 Business section said that the car's retuned engine incorporates new technologies such as plateau honing of the cylinders to reduce fuel economy.
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