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January 8, 1986
Professional golfer Bob Toski, widely regarded as one of the best teachers of the game, has withdrawn from the PGA Senior Tour after admitting that he may have violated the rules of golf. In a prepared statement released by the PGA, Toski said: "In the late fall of 1985, one of my fellow players brought to my attention that I may have been violating the rules of golf by mismarking my ball.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2014 | By David Zahniser and Ruben Vives
From President Obama to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, there has been swift condemnation from political circles to a recording said to be of Clippers team owner Donald J. Sterling making remarks about blacks. "When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance you don't really have to do anything, you just let them talk," Obama said during a press conference in Malaysia. Sterling's alleged comments also met with criticism by L.A. officials.   Garcetti said through a spokesman Saturday that he condemns the "statements and sentiments" attributed to Sterling.  "These statements are offensive and despicable and have no place in Los Angeles.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Matt Stevens
Scott Sterling, the 32-year-old son of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, died as a result of a pulmonary embolism and  "narcotic medication intake" in what Los Angeles County coroner's officials classified as an accidental death, authorities said Monday. Sterling was found dead in his apartment on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu on New Year's night. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials quickly determined his death did not involve foul play but appeared to involve some type of drug overdose.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2014 | By Victoria Kim and Bettina Boxall
A sign taped on the door of V. Stiviano's duplex near the Beverly Center on Sunday directed visitors to contact her attorney and further stated, "I have no comment. " A woman opened the door slightly and remained behind it while telling a reporter that she was getting ready to go to church and that she had to consult with her lawyer before speaking to the media. A flat-screen TV on the wall was tuned to a basketball game, and a tiny Yorkshire terrier yelped and bandied about. Another woman inside the house, wearing a pink hat with V. Stiviano written on it in white lettering, provided a flier with the attorney's phone number.
NEWS
July 4, 2012 | By Randall Roberts
Frank Ocean, the acclaimed R&B singer and member of L.A. hip-hop collective Odd Future, published a statement on his Tumblr site early Wednesday morning in which he opened up about his sexuality, and revealed that he had fallen in love with a man. The acknowledgment, he wrote, was supposed to be first published in the liner notes to his highly anticipated new album, "Channel Orange," which comes out July 17. The singer, who dropped his first bombshell...
WORLD
August 31, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON -- President Obama plans to make a statement Saturday as his administration considers missile strikes on Syria, but a White House official said he would not announce imminent military operations. The official, who was not authorized to discuss the president's remarks and spoke on condition of anonymity, said Obama would provide an update to the American people about his decisions on how to proceed. The White House said the president would speak from the Rose Garden at 1:15 p.m. Eastern time (10:15 a.m. Pacific)
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May 16, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Soccer great David Beckham announced Thursday he will retire from the sport at the conclusion of Paris Saint-Germain's season. The former Galaxy star released the following statement announcing his retirement: “I'm thankful to PSG (Paris Saint-Germain) for giving me the opportunity to continue, but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level. “If you had told me as a young boy I would have played for and won trophies with my boyhood club Manchester United, proudly captained and played for my country over one hundred times and lined up for some of the biggest clubs in the world, I would have told you it was a fantasy.
SPORTS
April 26, 2014 | By Austin Knoblauch
The Los Angeles Clippers have issued a formal response to racist statements allegedly made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling on an audio recording that was reported by TMZ late Friday . Clippers President Andy Roeser says in the statement that the team does not know if the man recorded is Sterling but that the statements do not reflect Sterling's "views, beliefs or feelings. " Furthermore, Roeser claims the woman on the tape is the defendant in a lawsuit filed by the Sterling family that claims she embezzled more than $1.8 million.
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February 18, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Here's the Lakers' statement on the death of owner Jerry Buss, who helped lead the team to 10 NBA championships since purchasing the franchise in 1979. Within the team's statement are comments from the Buss family. "Dr. Jerry Buss, longtime owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, passed away today at 5:55 a.m. after a long illness. He was 80 years old.  "'We not only have lost our cherished father, but a beloved man of our community and a person respected by the world basketball community,' a statement released on behalf of the Buss family said.
SPORTS
May 17, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Boxer Manny Pacquiao gave further explanation to his comment that he opposes same-sex marriage by saying that, even though he thinks they shouldn't marry, he loves and supports gays and lesbians. "I'm not against the gay people," Pacquiao told the Associated Press. "I'm not condemning them. … I have a cousin [who is] gay. I have relatives [who are] gay. I have a lot of friends [who are] gay, so I'm not condemning gays. What I said is I'm not in favor of same-sex marriage. That's the one thing I said to the guy. "I told the reporter I'm against same-sex marriage," Pacquiao added.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2014 | By David Zahniser
This post has been updated, as indicated in the notes below. A recording said to be of Clippers team owner Donald J. Sterling making racist remarks was met with swift condemnation from Los Angeles city leaders and prompted a call for the city to formally denounce him. Mayor Eric Garcetti said through a spokesman Saturday that he condemns the "statements and sentiments" attributed to Sterling. Councilman Bernard C. Parks, who represents a portion of South Los Angeles, went further, saying the council should take a formal position denouncing the remarks and demanding action from the NBA. [Updated at 4:07 p.m. PDT, April 26, 2014: Garcetti issued further remarks: "These statements are offensive and despicable and have no place in Los Angeles.
SPORTS
April 26, 2014 | By Austin Knoblauch
The Los Angeles Clippers have issued a formal response to racist statements allegedly made by Clippers owner Donald Sterling on an audio recording that was reported by TMZ late Friday . Clippers President Andy Roeser says in the statement that the team does not know if the man recorded is Sterling but that the statements do not reflect Sterling's "views, beliefs or feelings. " Furthermore, Roeser claims the woman on the tape is the defendant in a lawsuit filed by the Sterling family that claims she embezzled more than $1.8 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Days after being hospitalized and forced to pull out of his Coachella performance last weekend, Chance the Rapper will miss additional shows in order to recover from “a combination of the flu virus and tonsillitis.” The 21-year-old rapper, born Chancelor Bennett, fell ill Friday night and was admitted to a hospital Sunday,  according to tweets sent on his behalf  from his management.   “On behalf of @chancetherapper and our entire...
NATIONAL
April 23, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
The latest Albuquerque police officer to fatally shoot a suspect was caught in a lie three years ago during the case of another officer implicated in a deadly shooting, according to an attorney and sworn testimony. In 2011, Officer Jeremy Dear told a police investigator that he saw the suspect, Alan Gomez, holding a cigarette and standing in front of his house talking with police, according to federal court records. Gomez was a suspect in a hostage situation and was considered armed.
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April 21, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
BOSTON - Before Meb Keflezighi embarked on the 26.2-mile journey Monday to become the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983, he wrote four names on his yellow race bib. Martin, for Martin Richard. Krystle, for Krystle Campbell. Ling, for Lu Lingzi. Sean, for Sean Collier. The first three died in the bombings that occurred near the finish line of last year's race. The last was shot and killed, investigators said, by one of the alleged bombers. "It could've been me, my wife or me watching as a spectator," said Keflezighi, a 38-year-old UCLA graduate.
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April 16, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN FRANCISCO - In a statement issued by his agent Wednesday, Yasiel Puig said he won't be saying anything about the recent Los Angeles Magazine article detailing his escape from Cuba. “I'm aware of the recent articles and new accounts. I understand that people are curious and have questions, but I will have no comment on this subject. I'm represented on this matter, and I'm only focused on being a productive teammate and helping the Dodgers win games.” Adam Katz, Puig's agent, released the statement.
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February 14, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Jim Fregosi, 71, who was a star shortstop for the Angels from 1961 to 1971 and managed them to their first division title in 1979, died Friday in Miami after suffering an apparent stroke earlier this week, the Angels announced. “The Angels organization joins the rest of the Major League Baseball community in mourning the loss today of Jim Fregosi," the Angels said in a statement. "His contributions and passion for the Angels, both as a player and manager, have served as the standard for others within our organization through the years.  "Jim was one of Mr. Autry's all-time favorite players, and a man who remained in the hearts and memories of long-time Angel fans.
NEWS
November 3, 2011 | By Tom Hamburger, Washington Bureau
The lawyer for one of the women who has accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of inappropriate conduct in the 1990s said Thursday morning that he has drafted a statement on behalf of his client and is sending it to the National Restaurant Assn. for review in hopes it can be released publicly. The attorney, Joel Bennett, has said his client would like to tell her version of what happened with Cain, the former Godfather's Pizza CEO, in the 1990s, when the two worked together at the association, but a confidentiality agreement his client signed at the time prohibits her from proceeding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
The L.A. County sheriff's deputies who mistakenly shot two victims of a knife attack in West Hollywood, killing one, will return to active duty next week, department officials said. The three deputies have gone through the psychological evaluation and training required after shootings in which a person is hit and have been cleared to go back on patrol, said West Hollywood station Capt. Gary Honings. The deputies had been on leave since April 7 when they fatally shot aspiring Hollywood producer John Winkler in the chest as he and another victim ran out of an apartment, officials said.
NATIONAL
April 15, 2014 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court next week will consider for the first time whether states may enforce laws that make it a crime to knowingly publish false statements about political candidates. The justices will hear an antiabortion group's free-speech challenge to an Ohio law that was invoked in 2010 by then-Rep. Steve Driehaus, a Democrat. He had voted for President Obama's healthcare law and was facing a tough race for reelection. The antiabortion group Susan B. Anthony List launched a campaign to unseat Driehaus, preparing to run billboard ads saying, "Shame on Steve Driehaus!
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