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  • World Series, state ascents highlight baseball and softball summer seasons

    World Series, state ascents highlight baseball and softball summer seasons
    Many snapshot moments occurred throughout the 2013 Little League season. Some local teams repeated achievements from a year ago, like the Arroyo Seco Saints run to the Palomino World Series and the Crescenta Valley-Foothill Junior All-Star softball team&...
  • Jim Smiley holds hidden baseball Hall of Fame collection

    Jim Smiley holds hidden baseball Hall of Fame collection
    It was one of those rare days where Jim Smiley pulled his collection of baseball memorabilia out of storage and into his La Crescenta home. While Smiley hasn’t seen most of the items in quite a while, he only brings them out about four times a...
  • 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' is bestselling DVD and top rental

    'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' is bestselling DVD and top rental
    "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," starring Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum, is dominating in home entertainment. The big-budget action film from Paramount is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray disc title, as well as the top rental.  The Jackie...
  • UCLA will appeal to save its stadium lease on veterans land

    UCLA will appeal to save its stadium lease on veterans land
    UCLA will appeal a decision that could force it to give up its baseball stadium on land leased from the U.S. veterans' agency. U.S. District Judge S. James Otero rejected a bid by the university and the Brentwood School to overturn his August ruling...
  • Housing homeless vets in West L.A.

     Housing homeless vets in West L.A.
    On a day when we honor the men and women who've served in the U.S. military, we must not forget that tens of thousands of veterans across the country are homeless, including an estimated 6,300 living in Los Angeles County, the largest concentration of...
  • Lots of love -- and snubs -- for Orioles in Sports Illustrated's 'Greatest' book

    Lots of love -- and snubs -- for Orioles in Sports Illustrated's 'Greatest' book
    We'll take a break from Orioles rumors that most likely won’t come to fruition -- I never say never, but I say "most likely not" a whole lot in the winter -- to look at the findings of a pretty cool book I thought would be of interest to many of...
  • Jason Collins scores for gay rights

    Boom. And just like that, history is made. Just that quickly, a barrier becomes rubble. Just that fast, everything changes. "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center," writes Jason Collins in the May 6 edition of Sports Illustrated. "I'm black. And I'm gay." Boom....
  • Adam Jones to receive community service award at 'Babe's Birthday Bash' on Feb. 6

    Adam Jones to receive community service award at 'Babe's Birthday Bash' on Feb. 6
    The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation, Inc., will honor Orioles center fielder Adam Jones for his community service on Feb. 6 during "Babe's Birthday Bash," the organization announced Tuesday. Jones will receive the 2014 Babe Ruth Museum Community Service...
  • An argument in favor of enshrining steroid cheats

    OK, I get it: steroids are bad and cheating is worse. What I don't get is why Hall of Fame voters have decided to draw this line at this time. Long-time members of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America, who sit as judge and jury to decide who gets...
  • Vin Scully Hints at 2014 Retirement -- Leaving a Hole That Can't Be Filled

    The incomprehensible day that Vin Scully fans have long feared was coming might well arrive a year from now. Scully, who turns 86 in November, hinted in an interview with KPCC-FM that he is eyeing the 2014 season for his farewell from a Los Angeles...
  • If you go: An evening with Sharon Robinson

    If you go: An evening with Sharon Robinson
    What: An evening with Sharon Robinson, whose father, Jackie, became the first black man to play Major League Baseball in 1947. When: 7 Thursday night Where: Bush Auditorium (1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park) Hosts: Rollins College athletic department and...