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  • '42′ Star Chadwick Boseman to Play James Brown (EXCLUSIVE)

    Universal and Imagine Entertainment have greenlit the long-gestating James Brown biopic after tapping "42" star Chadwick Boseman to play the legendary artist known as the "godfather of soul." "The Help" director Tate Taylor is helming the pic with...
  • Looking forward to an exhibit on jockeys [Editorial]

    There are many lingering and tragic results of racism in this nation that are likely to take generations to untangle, and one is the unfortunate state of the reputation of African-American horse jockeys from an age gone by. Iris Barnes, curator and...
  • Universal Sets Release Date for James Brown Film 'Get On Up'

    Universal has scheduled James Brown pic "Get On Up" for Friday Oct. 17, 2014. Pic stars "42" thesp Chadwick Boseman as the iconic soul singer. "The Help" helmer Tate Taylor will direct the film, which tells the life story of the man many called the...
  • Judge strikes down stadium lease for UCLA baseball on VA campus

    Judge strikes down stadium lease for UCLA baseball on VA campus
    A federal judge ruled Thursday the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs misused its sprawling West Los Angeles campus by leasing land for a hotel laundry, a film studio storage lot and UCLA's baseball stadium, but stopped short of ordering the tenants...
  • Adam Jones is Orioles' nominee for annual Roberto Clemente Award

    Adam Jones is Orioles' nominee for annual Roberto Clemente Award
    Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, who has been involved in various charity initiatives in Baltimore and his hometown of San Diego, has been named the club’s nominee for this year's Roberto Clemente Award. The award is presented annually at the...
  • Steinberg: Selig deserves gratitude as he leaves

    Bud Selig, Commissioner of Major League Baseball, announced he is retiring from that position at the end of the 2014 season. Selig found his early years filled with controversy and was held as a villain with players and the public. He endured to leave...
  • Now is the time for a sports hero to speak up

    "Now is the time..." -- Martin Luther King, Aug. 28, 1963 Brendon Ayanbadejo is wrong. It is painful to say that. Ayanbadejo's heart is in a good place and the advice he gave last week on MSNBC's "The Ed Show" was practical and well intentioned. But...
  • Jason Collins scores for gay rights

    Boom. And just like that, history is made. Just that quickly, a barrier becomes rubble. Just that fast, everything changes. "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center," writes Jason Collins in the May 6 edition of Sports Illustrated. "I'm black. And I'm gay." Boom....
  • Vin Scully Hints at 2014 Retirement -- Leaving a Hole That Can't Be Filled

    The incomprehensible day that Vin Scully fans have long feared was coming might well arrive a year from now. Scully, who turns 86 in November, hinted in an interview with KPCC-FM that he is eyeing the 2014 season for his farewell from a Los Angeles...
  • UCLA files motion to keep its baseball stadium on veterans' land

    UCLA files motion to keep its baseball stadium on veterans' land
    UCLA has gone to court to overturn a decision that could force it to give up its baseball stadium on land leased from the U.S. veterans agency. The university described itself as a "surprising casualty" of an August ruling that the Department of...
  • Legendary Topper Thomas Tull Tapped as Baseball Hall of Fame Director

    Legendary Entertainment Chairman and CEO Thomas Tull has been elected to the board of directors for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. The move comes eight months after Warner Bros. released Legendary's "42," the Jackie Robinson biopic...