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  • On the charts: 'Glee,' 'Twilight' and Ariel Pink?

     
    Consumers, apparently, wanted another version of "Bohemian Rhapsody," this one sung by the Broadway-ready cast of the Fox hit "Glee." Timed for release with last week's season finale, the six-track EP "Journey to the Regionals," the latest in a series.......
  • Rob Blake ends NHL career; former King praised as 'elite-level player' with 'a blue-collar heart'

     
    Rob Blake officially ended an NHL career that began more than 20 years ago with the Kings, announcing his retirement Friday during a news conference in San Jose. Blake, who turned 40 in December, played 1,270 NHL games, including 805......
  • Governor Bans Fourth of July Prizefight

     
    June 19, 1910: The Times publishes an editorial cartoon by Albert Jean Taylor praising Gov. James Gillett’s ban on the Fourth of July fight between Jack Johnson and James J. Jeffries, which was to be held in San Francisco. Another cartoon of Johnson...
  • Kings still prime suitors for Ilya Kovalchuk

     
    The Kings continue to be the front-runners to land two-time 50-goal scorer Ilya Kovalchuk providing he doesn't try to break the bank when the NHL's free agency period opens Thursday at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Yes, the Kings have talked......
  • Fight of the Century Revisited

     
    Women’s bathing suits are on sale for $3.45 [$78.45 USD 2009]. June 30, 1910: Jack London (yes, that Jack London) has the latest on the James Jeffries – Jack Johnson fight in Reno, coming up on the Fourth of July. And railroad police report an...
  • Alexander Frolov to be unrestricted free agent

     
    Winger Alexander Frolov, who sometimes dazzled Kings fans with his skills but often frustrated them with his inconsistency, was not offered a new contract by the Kings and will be an unrestricted free agent Thursday, his agent, Don Meehan, said......
  • The Fight of the Century

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo July 4, 1910: The Herald publishes a cartoon showing James Jeffries and Jack Johnson. I found this photo of the fight in The Times archives. On the jump, more photos of Johnson. Los Angeles Times file photo Johnson and his...
  • Fight of the Century Touches Off Race Riots

     
    July 7, 1910: Times cartoonist Edmund Waller “Ted” Gale comments on the race riots that followed Jack Johnson’s defeat of James Jeffries in the Fight of the Century. Many cities barred theaters from showing film of the fight for fear of more...
  • Kings hear from Kovalchuk's side, but now silence descends

     
    The Kings, who became "reengaged" in talks with free-agent winger Ilya Kovalchuk on Tuesday, according to General Manager Dean Lombardi, have received a proposal from Kovalchuk's agent, Jay Grossman. However, the proposed deal is so complex -- and the...
  • Jack Johnson Gets Hero's Welcome

     
    Photograph by Julian Robinson / Los Angeles Times Jack Johnson and his wife, Irene, after winning a legal battle to avoid being evicted from their home at 2015 Hyperion Ave. because he was black, March 31, 1943. July 8, 1910: “Five thousand members of...
  • Ilya Kovalchuk departs without a deal ... but it ain't over till it's over

     
    Ilya Kovalchuk, who came to Los Angeles on Sunday for face-to-face meetings with Kings executives, left Tuesday afternoon without a new contract. His agent, Jay Grossman, stayed behind for more talks with General Manager Dean Lombardi but left Tuesday...