January 29, 2014 |
A classic clash of man and nature will unfold next month as paddle boarders compete in the “Stand Up World Tour,” which returns to Oahu's North Shore. The winter months bring dramatic surfs to Oahu 's North Shore, and the world's best stand-up paddle boarders plan to seize the opportunity in a Feb. 8-16 competition as conditions allow. Male participants will compete off Sunset Beach ; women's events will be at the nearby Turtle Bay Resort . “Stand-up paddle boarding is an extension of surfing,” said Tristan Boxford, chief executive of the Waterman League , which sponsors the event.
January 10, 2014 |
By the time summer rolls around, moviegoers will have seen Kevin Hart in five films within a year. The stand-up comedian-turned-actor's BET sitcom "Real Husbands of Hollywood," meanwhile, has scored solid ratings. And then he was invited to spend seven precious minutes with President Obama. You'd think he'd be content with all that, but Hart wants more, and he believes it'll start coming to him next weekend. That's when "Ride Along," his buddy-cop comedy with Ice Cube, hits theaters - the first film in which he has a starring role.
December 30, 2013 |
If you can't win, you better learn, and the lessons that emerged from the Ducks' loss in San Jose on Sunday are expected to be put into effect in the New Year's Eve rematch at Honda Center. For one, playing physically is more effective than relying on finesse. The Ducks' lone goal in the 3-1 loss came from rugged fourth-line member Patrick Maroon , who was given 12 minutes 25 seconds of ice time and "was hitting everything that was moving," Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said Monday after the team practiced at Honda Center.
December 17, 2013 |
What to do with Lee Hazlewood? Too obscure for the Rolling Stone/Grammy canon, too cheesy for most hipsters, too square for hip-hop producers to sample and just freaky enough to startle the conformists, the late singer, producer and label head only dented America's musical imagination a few times during his 40-plus-year career. Most notably, this occurred when he teamed with his most famous collaborator, Nancy Sinatra, to write and produce "These Boots Were Made for Walkin'. " Fewer realize that behind that just-weird-enough hit - its trippy bassline, Sinatra's seductive growl and Hazlewood's baritone-bass vocals - was a would-be label kingpin.
November 7, 2013 |
The NFL flourishes and we enable. Some 300-pound guy named Richie Incognito allegedly bullies a Miami Dolphins teammate, makes him pay for veterans' trips because the guy is a rookie, reportedly hurls racial slurs and death threats at him and gets himself suspended. We are horrified, disgusted, stunned by such behavior. Even the most avid fan sees how far this crosses the line of sports, competition and entertainment. So we talk to our buddies and express our disgust. We maybe make silly jokes about Incognito's name and where he'd like to be right now. We listen to sports talk radio, which loves to tackle things such as this, and rightly so, and which attracts similar outrage to what we are feeling, as well as the usual idiots who see everything through testosterone-laden macho prisms.
October 30, 2013 |
USC defensive ends Leonard Williams and George Uko have mostly clogged the middle of opposing offenses, allowing junior linebacker J.R Tavai to thrive. Playing in place of injured Morgan Breslin, the 6-foot-2, 270-pound Tavai had a team-best 11 tackles and two sacks last week against Utah. It was the second time in three games that the junior from Redondo Beach made at least 10 tackles. The Trojans are hoping that Tavai will continue his dominant play on Friday night at Oregon State.