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  • Charlie Powell dies at 82; NFL player who boxed Ali, Patterson

    Charlie Powell dies at 82; NFL player who boxed Ali, Patterson
    Charlie Powell sacked Detroit Lions quarterback Bobby Layne 10 times in one NFL game and fought Muhammad Ali and Floyd Patterson near their time as heavyweight boxing champions. After leaving San Diego High School as the most decorated athlete ever to...
  • George Shuba, Dodgers teammate of Jackie Robinson, dies at 89

    George "Shotgun" Shuba, a Brooklyn Dodgers teammate of Jackie Robinson whose congratulatory gesture after a Robinson home run in 1946 was captured in a photograph that signaled a changing society, has died. He was 89. Shuba, who played alongside...
  • History lessons from Pam Bondi

    True story: Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi told a gathering of Palm Beach County Republicans that she is just doing her job by leading the fight against same-sex marriage. "I will continue to do that, and if anybody wants me to moderate my message or...
  • Dodgers-Angels World Series would be a downright neighborly first

    Dodgers-Angels World Series would be a downright neighborly first
    The imaginary Freeway begins north of Dodger Stadium, in Pasadena, in the grassy knolls and cluttered corners around Pepper Street where Jackie Robinson learned to play a game he would forever change. The Freeway, with a Hall of Fame legacy, travels...
  • Legendary, Derek Jeter Launch Digital Media Startup for Pro Athletes to Post 'Unfiltered' Content

    Derek Jeter, the now-retired New York Yankees ballplayer, has a new career: multimedia entrepreneur. Jeter is teaming up with movie studio Legendary Entertainment to launch The Players' Tribune, a digital startup that promises to be a home for...
  • Dodgers enjoy a little R&R this weekend

    Catcher Tim Federowicz lounged on a black vinyl sofa, watching a baseball game on TV, while a few feet away pitchers Hyun-Jin Ryu and Josh Beckett and infielders Hanley Ramirez and Juan Uribe gathered around a table for a loud game of dominoes. A moment...
  • Letters: Who are those blue guys on TV?

    Letters: Who are those blue guys on TV?
    After holding Vin Scully hostage to film their self-promoting commercial that ran during televised Dodgers games all week, I'd like to thank Time Warner Cable for releasing him unharmed. Larry Yells Hermosa Beach :: So TWC blesses the other 70% of...
  • How does 'Jimi: All Is by My Side' compare to 2014's other music bios?

    How does 'Jimi: All Is by My Side' compare to 2014's other music bios?
    Filmmakers have long been drawn to stories of iconic musicians, and it's easy to see why: They come pre-packaged with charismatic characters, a rise-to-fame story arc (with the occasional fall from grace), a built-in audience and a killer soundtrack. None...
  • Jackie Robinson West wins U.S. title at LLWS

    Jackie Robinson West wins U.S. title at LLWS
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — During the Jackie Robinson West team's improbable run to the U.S. Little League championship game, an official made a suggestion to first-base coach Jason Little. "You should book your flights now just in case you lose,...
  • Jackie Robinson West coming home a winner

    Jackie Robinson West coming home a winner
    When the late-inning rally you knew the Jackie Robinson West players had in them fell just short Sunday in an 8-4 defeat to South Korea in the Little League World Series final, everybody at the watch party on the Far South Side immediately rose to their...
  • First black player in major leagues? Hint: It wasn't Jackie Robinson

    First black player in major leagues? Hint: It wasn't Jackie Robinson
    Mark Palmer wanders through a cemetery in a southeastern Ohio steel town looking for a man most of the world has forgotten. Years ago, Palmer's grandmother told him the story of the man buried here. That's my uncle, she said, your great-grand uncle. His...