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  • Donald Sterling ban by NBA gets a rousing approval at L.A. barbershop

    Donald Sterling ban by NBA gets a rousing approval at L.A. barbershop
    "He just cut him down and cut him out." That was the response from South Los Angeles barbershop owner Lawrence Tolliver moments after the NBA commissioner told Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to leave the building, and not just for a day or...
  • Hollywood executive Tom Sherak remembered for kindness, generosity, civic spirit

     Hollywood executive Tom Sherak remembered for kindness, generosity, civic spirit
    The passing of a Hollywood executive is often greeted with pleasant industry remembrances and kind emails. But the death of Tom Sherak at the age of 68 set off a round of intensely warm reactions not just from fellow Hollywood players but also from...
  • Baseball: Lots of alumni games are set for Saturday

     Saturday will be a big day for alumni baseball games. Among schools holding alumni games are Quartz Hill, Granada Hills Kennedy, Reseda Cleveland and Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. Notre Dame will unveil its new $3 million stadium at 10 a.m. Cleveland will...
  • Jackie Robinson's daughter to speak at Rollins: 'Important to remain in struggle'

    Jackie Robinson's daughter to speak at Rollins: 'Important to remain in struggle'
    Sharon Robinson doesn't mind that some people refer to her simply as "Jackie Robinson's daughter." One of three children of the man who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, Robinson has written books about her...
  • Beyond the Black History Month hit parade

    Beyond the Black History Month hit parade
    Black History Month reminds me of a really great golden oldies station, always blaring the same handful of terrific tunes. Every February, it plays Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman soul — with a chorus or two of the George...
  • Letters: Finishing off the Lakers

    Letters: Finishing off the Lakers
    Why is L.A. so upset with Mike D'Antoni and Lakers management? We all knew this was a patchwork team that had no chance of actually winning anything this year. Myopic Lakers fans should cheer D'Antoni for not bailing on this squad, and praise Pau Gasol...
  • Dodgers bullpen stumbles in 3-2 loss to Giants

    Giants 3, Dodgers 2 KEY MOMENT: Brandon League is guaranteed a combined $17 million over this season and next, which is probably why he is still with the Dodgers and Paco Rodriguez isn’t. Because the Dodgers can’t send League to the minor...
  • Design gives Wrigley Field a firm sense of place

    Design gives Wrigley Field a firm sense of place
    Why, in this city of great buildings, does the unpretentious piece of architecture at Clark and Addison exert such a powerful hold on us? Wrigley Field lacks the height and muscle of the John Hancock Center, the swirling ornament of the former Carson...
  • Readers share favorite Wrigley Field memories

     Readers share favorite Wrigley Field memories
    As part of our Wrigley Field at 100 coverage, we asked readers to share their stories. Here are some. You'll find more at chicgotribune.com/wrigley. My top moment was in the magical season of 1989. It was late July and the Cubs were battling the San...
  • Orioles' Adam Jones to receive honor at 'Babe's Birthday Bash'

    Orioles' Adam Jones to receive honor at 'Babe's Birthday Bash'
    Orioles center fielder Adam Jones will receive this year's Babe Ruth Museum Community Service Award on Thursday during the annual Babe's Birthday Bash. Each year, the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation gives the award to recognize "an active or former...
  • Bill Plaschke takes first place in column writing in APSE judging

    Bill Plaschke takes first place in column writing in APSE judging
    Bill Plaschke, a staple of The Times Sports section since joining the paper in 1987, has taken first place in the Associated Press Sports Editors annual contest for column writing among papers with circulations of more than 175,000. Plaschke, a...