| Sep 3, 2013
| 12:27 PM
MLB umpire turned to instant replay in '99
Frank Pulli, 78, a longtime umpire for Major League Baseball who used instant replay to make a call nearly a decade before video reviews were allowed, died Wednesday in Palm Harbor, Fla., of...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Frank Martinez laid his shaking hands on the surface of the blank canvas. As before every painting, he said a prayer.
Then the artist began his work. He applied acrylic paint and, with a rag, wiped it away. Shapes began to form and colors blended into...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Don Nelson, a screenwriter, film producer and musician who co-wrote scripts for "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" — the classic American television series centered on his brother Ozzie's family — as well as for more than two dozen other...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 12:28 PM
A verbal and physical altercation involving Manny Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach and members of Brandon Rios' camp broke out Wednesday at the Macau gym where both fighters are training for their WBO welterweight title this weekend.
It was an ugly...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 8:33 PM
Edwin Rodriguez hoped to alter the boxing world's lofty pound-for-pound rankings for Andre Ward and deprive the Oakland fighter of his world super-middleweight belt in the process.
But Rodriguez couldn't make the required 168-pound limit Friday, so...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:46 PM
Manfred Rommel, the former mayor of the German city of Stuttgart and the son of the World War II field marshal dubbed the "Desert Fox," has died. He was 84.
Rommel died Thursday, local authorities said in a statement on Stuttgart's official website....
| Dec 16, 2013
| 10:53 PM
In the same year that Linda Ronstadt told the world she could no longer sing a note because of Parkinson's disease, she has been elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a possibility that she recently told the Los Angeles Times she’d never "given...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 1:19 PM
There was a time when Christian charities would raise money by showing films of their good works in church basements.
Then Russ Reid, a marketing man who specialized in religious groups, came up with a bold plan for World Vision, a client that sought to...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Lou Scheimer, who founded the Filmation animation studio that became a Saturday-morning cartoon powerhouse with characters such as Fat Albert, He-Man and the Archies, died Thursday at his home in Tarzana. He was 84.
He had Parkinson's disease, said...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Muhammad Ali has one of the most recognizable faces in the world and is such a beloved public persona that George W. Bush personally presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the ultimate honor awarded to a civilian, in 2005.
It would not...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Allen Bestwick has noticed something unique about the two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races each summer at Pocono Raceway.
"At Pocono, it seems like when one race is kind of tame, the other one gets kind of crazy," Bestwick, ESPN's lead voice for Sunday's...