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  • Oscars: '12 Years a Slave' puts spotlight on Hollywood's approach to race

    Oscars: '12 Years a Slave' puts spotlight on Hollywood's approach to race
    Was it ultimately a race about race? The best picture Oscar is meant to honor the year's greatest achievement in film, and "12 Years a Slave" had no shortage of supporters before winning the top honor Sunday. But for all the film's artistry, the...
  • Speaking of Sports

     
    I'm intrigued by the suspension of Oklahoma State University star Marcus Smart for shoving a fan in the final seconds of Saturday's game against Texas Tech. The fan, a rabid Texas Tech rooter named Jeff Orr, admits to having called......
  • Orioles center fielder Adam Jones would welcome Burnett as teammate

    Orioles center fielder Adam Jones would welcome Burnett as teammate
    Even though center fielder Adam Jones said he believes the Orioles already have the pieces to be competitive in the American League East in 2014, he won't hesitate to knock on starting pitcher A.J. Burnett's door in Monkton bearing gifts if it means the...
  • Take a spin on dream machine, revisit greatest moments in sports history

    Take a spin on dream machine, revisit greatest moments in sports history
    Let's do some timey-wimey stuff. ("Timey-wimey stuff" is a shout-out to other Dr. Who fans. Everyone else should just move on.) Last week on The Beat of Sports radio show, we talked with former Chicago Tribune writer Ed Sherman, author of (watch for the...
  • Roberto Clemente mural painted over in Azalea Park

    Roberto Clemente mural painted over in Azalea Park
    A mural honoring Puerto Rican baseball icon Roberto Clemente has been painted over, destroying what was a source of pride for Little Leaguers and parents at a rebounding Azalea Park Elementary School ball field. Earl Lugo has coached there and wanted...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: '42' on HBO

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: '42' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 9 - 15, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   See latest XXII Winter Olympics TV schedule here.   --------------------...
  • Arizona's SB 1062 is vetoed as leagues make their position clear

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — By design, the pulse of spring training beats slowly. That's why, in the world's current era of discontent and vitriol, it has become even more appealing. It would be nice to think that everything going on is right before us,...
  • Chadwick Boseman and Eddy Duquenne to Receive CinemaCon Kudos

    Chadwick Boseman has been tapped to receive the Male Star of Tomorrow kudo at this year's CinemaCon, the annual exhib confab hosted by the National Assn. of Theater Owners. Boseman, who studied at the British American Drama Academy, made his feature...
  • Brendon Ayanbadejo calls Michael Sam a pioneer in tradition of Jackie Robinson

    Brendon Ayanbadejo calls Michael Sam a pioneer in tradition of Jackie Robinson
    The significance of Missouri defensive end and NFL draft prospect Michael Sam's ground-breaking revelation that he's gay immediately struck a chord with former Ravens linebacker and special teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo. Ayanbadejo regards Sam as a...
  • 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...
  • Columbia resident honored for role in breaking ACC football color barrier

    Columbia resident honored for role in breaking ACC football color barrier
    Columbia resident Darryl Hill, the first African-American man to play collegiate football in the Atlantic Coast Conference, received a standing ovation Tuesday when he was honored by the Maryland General Assembly. House Speaker Michael E. Busch...