| Apr 9, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Bed Burners Beware Too often there are stories in the papers about persons who are badly, even fatally burned by falling asleep with a lighted cigarette. Well, something has been done about them. An amendment to the fire code, Sec. 57.20.17B, which went...
| May 30, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Four-time Stanley Cup winner Scott Niedermayer of the Ducks will share his unique perspective and thoughts with The Times' readers during the Stanley Cup finals. Today, he reviews the Chicago Blackhawks' 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1....
| Jun 5, 2010
Richard "Duke" Llewellyn, the longtime executive of the Los Angeles Athletic Club who conceived of the John R. Wooden Award given annually to the country's outstanding men's and women's college basketball players, died early Friday of congestive heart...
| Dec 25, 2009
Lester Rodney, the sports editor and columnist for the American Communist Party newspaper the Daily Worker who crusaded to end segregation in major league baseball in the 1930s and '40s, has died. He was 98.
Rodney died of age-related causes Sunday at...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 5:02 PM
At the Fights
American Writers on Boxing
Edited by George Kimball & John Schulian
Library of America: 517 pp., $35
Part freak show, part sitcom, part mortal combat — ah, yes, behold the world of professional prizefighting, the face-break...
| Jul 10, 2011
The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Don Van Natta Jr.
Little, Brown: 404 pp., $27.99
So do you know who made the Top 10 when ESPN chose its 50 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century? Here they are: (1) Michael Jordan....
| Nov 8, 2011
Joe Frazier, the heavyweight boxing champion who in 1971 became the first fighter to defeat Muhammad Ali, then lost two epic rematches including a ferocious battle known as the "Thrilla in Manila," died Monday night. He was 67.
Smokin' Joe, as he was...
| Sep 25, 2011
A fashion show in Harlem in 1963, a portrait of a contemplative Michael Jackson in 1981 and a picture of friends celebrating their prom night in 2006 are among images on view in the exhibition "Posing Beauty in African American Culture" at USC's Fisher...
| Nov 14, 2009
| 9:33 PM
"TWILIGHT: NEW MOON" COUNTDOWN Yvonne Villarreal is a contributor to Hero Complex who may or may not be obsessed with a certain actor who appears in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," which opens Friday. She sent in this report on......
| Dec 28, 2008
Robert Graham, a Los Angeles sculptor with a towering public presence who designed major civic monuments across the nation, died Saturday at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, his friend Roy Doumani said. Graham, who had been ill for about six months,...
| Aug 11, 2008
Like an aging prizefighter with an iron jaw, the Broadway Boxing Gym has taken its share of punches over the last three decades.
The gritty, no-frills South Los Angeles gym, once a beacon for world-class fighters, fell into decay in the late 1990s. Its...