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Jackie Robinson

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  • Baseball: Lots of alumni games are set for Saturday

     Saturday will be a big day for alumni baseball games. Among schools holding alumni games are Quartz Hill, Granada Hills Kennedy, Reseda Cleveland and Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. Notre Dame will unveil its new $3 million stadium at 10 a.m. Cleveland will...
  • Beyond the Black History Month hit parade

    Beyond the Black History Month hit parade
    Black History Month reminds me of a really great golden oldies station, always blaring the same handful of terrific tunes. Every February, it plays Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman soul — with a chorus or two of the George...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: '42' on HBO

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: '42' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 9 - 15, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   See latest XXII Winter Olympics TV schedule here.   --------------------...
  • TV This Week Feb. 2 - 8: 'New Girl' on Fox

    TV This Week Feb. 2 - 8: 'New Girl' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 2 - 8, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SUNDAY They'll be fighting like cats and dogs...
  • Hollywood executive Tom Sherak remembered for kindness, generosity, civic spirit

     Hollywood executive Tom Sherak remembered for kindness, generosity, civic spirit
    The passing of a Hollywood executive is often greeted with pleasant industry remembrances and kind emails. But the death of Tom Sherak at the age of 68 set off a round of intensely warm reactions not just from fellow Hollywood players but also from...
  • In the year of '42,' a World Series with one African American player

    In the year of '42,' a World Series with one African American player
    ST. LOUIS -- In the year that the movie "42" dramatized the story of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier, the number of African Americans playing in the World Series is the same as the number playing in the major leagues when Robinson made...
  • Vin Scully defends Dodgers' behavior

    Vin Scully defends Dodgers' behavior
    ST. LOUIS — Vin Scully is 85. He has called games for the Dodgers since Jackie Robinson played for them. He does not just talk about the old school. He was enrolled in it. As the story line raged about whether the Dodgers are too full of money,...
  • Joe Torre, union rip exclusion of Marvin Miller from Hall of Fame

    Joe Torre, union rip exclusion of Marvin Miller from Hall of Fame
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.--The absurdity continues. Even in death, Marvin Miller cannot get elected to the Hall of Fame. The leader who built the Major League Baseball Players Assn. into the powerhouse of sports unions was rejected again Monday, when a...
  • An argument in favor of enshrining steroid cheats

    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...
  • 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...