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  • Getting it together for James Brown biopic

    Getting it together for James Brown biopic
    Before James Brown became the Godfather of Soul, before he donned the cape, before he even cut a record, he was an impoverished kid from rural Georgia. In the new biopic "Get on Up," the singer's hardscrabble childhood sets the stage for a tumultuous...
  • Review: 'No No: A Dockumentary' ★★

    Review: 'No No: A Dockumentary' ★★
    You might figure that any baseball player who pitched a no-hitter in a major league game while self-reportedly on LSD is probably worth a movie, and based on the engaging "No No: A Dockumentary," that assessment pretty much stands. Twenty years after...
  • 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

    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: America's Team

    Jackie Robinson West: America's Team
    Minutes after the double play that ended the run of an undefeated Las Vegas team on Saturday, a chant went up from the crowd at Lamade Stadium in Williamsport, Pa. "U-S-A! U-S-A!" Just like that, Jackie Robinson West — the all-black All-Star...
  • Clippers star Blake Griffin graces October cover of GQ

    Clippers star Blake Griffin graces October cover of GQ
    L.A. may not be a Clippers town, but almost everywhere you look something reminds you of them. There’s Doc Rivers on CNN, detailing the travails of coaching a team owned by Donald Sterling. There’s star playmaker Chris Paul in a suit,...
  • Chicago fans cheer for little 'heroes' at baseball watch party

    Chicago fans cheer for little 'heroes' at baseball watch party
    Win or lose, the journey to the Little League World Series will be life-changing for the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, say those who have played on the same stage. "It's an experience they're going to remember for the rest of their lives," said Ronell...
  • Jackie Robinson West wins, plays again tonight

    Jackie Robinson West wins, plays again tonight
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Whatever the situation, the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars believe their bats will prevail in the end. On Monday night, facing elimination against Cumberland, R.I., the South Siders had just enough offense to move on in...