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  • Dr. Frank Jobe, a true game-changer, should be in Hall of Fame

    Dr. Frank Jobe, a true game-changer, should be in Hall of Fame
    Frank Jobe batted third at Cooperstown last summer, in the annual awards ceremony on the Saturday before the induction ceremony. Paul Hagen led off, a distinguished baseball writer from Philadelphia. Shirley Cheek followed, the widow of the late Tom...
  • Pasadena painter's traveling show knocks the ball out of the park

    Pasadena painter's traveling show knocks the ball out of the park
    To call the sandy-haired Terry Cannon a baseball fan is to damn with faint praise. He's a baseball obsessive. But Cannon is no Rain Man with batting averages, career wins and losses, and career RBIs rolling around in his head. He's fascinated with the...
  • Why I hope Donald Sterling fights the NBA to the last gasp

    Why I hope Donald Sterling fights the NBA to the last gasp
    Few things are as disgusting as the sight of a big business enterprise swaddling itself in morality and sanctimony, proclaiming its high ethical standards.  I'm looking at you, NBA. The National Basketball Assn. has been showered with praise for the...
  • Black athletes are not charity cases

    WASHINGTON -- The outrageously bigoted remarks attributed to the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team mock the positive role black athletes have played in professional sports, even as those sports have served as an exit ramp from poverty....
  • 'Godzilla' Director Gareth Edwards, Legendary's Thomas Tull on Doing the 'King of the Monsters' Justice

    Hollywood can be a beast for anyone looking to establish a business. Movies and TV shows frequently fail. Financing can dry up instantly. And the outsized egos and conflicting agendas of insecure executives can drive anyone mad. So the long odds overcome...
  • Orioles to wear Negro League throwbacks for Civil Rights Game

    Orioles to wear Negro League throwbacks for Civil Rights Game
    The Orioles will be wearing the road grays of the Negro League Baltimore Elite Giants when they travel to Houston to play the Astros in MLB's eighth annual Civil Rights Game on May 30. The team tweeted out a picture of the jersey Wednesday morning,...
  • Thank you, Donald Sterling, for reminding us how far we've come

    Thank you, Donald Sterling, for reminding us how far we've come
    Personally, I'm grateful for Donald Sterling's retro racism. One glance at this knuckle dragger shows how far most other people have evolved. It's worth celebrating, particularly in California. After that recently leaked recording in which the...
  • Hot Stove charity concert swings for fences with rock, baseball

    Hot Stove charity concert swings for fences with rock, baseball
    Local H frontman Scott Lucas and former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin had never played together before last summer's Hot Stove Cool Music fundraiser, yet there they were again early this month performing their own soundtrack to Sergei...
  • How Many Sports Musicals Can You Name?

    How Many Sports Musicals Can You Name?
    How many musicals can you name that have been centered on a sport? And how many succeeded? "Damn Yankees" remains the champ with 1,019 performances, but there have been other attempts at making sport figures sing. >>"Lysistrata Jones" in 2011 centered...
  • Letters: Will Lakers own up to mistakes?

    Jim Buss says he will resign in three or four years [April 20] if the Lakers are not back on top because that will mean he has failed. Dude, you have already failed both the team and its fans by your evident lack of leadership, so why must we wait so long...
  • Social Media Buzz: Marvel's 'Guardians' to Fly High Above Box Office

    Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the...