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Jackie Robinson

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • UCLA files motion to keep its baseball stadium on veterans' land

    UCLA files motion to keep its baseball stadium on veterans' land
    UCLA has gone to court to overturn a decision that could force it to give up its baseball stadium on land leased from the U.S. veterans agency. The university described itself as a "surprising casualty" of an August ruling that the Department of...
  • 'Only God Forgives,' '42' on VOD

    'Only God Forgives,' '42' on VOD
    Only God Forgives Available on VOD beginning July 19 With all the talk about Nicolas Winding Refn possibly directing a James Bond movie, or a Wonder Woman film, or a "Logan's Run" remake, fans of the Danish filmmaker might have begun to worry that...
  • '42' is No. 1 on DVD sales chart; 'Identity Thief' is top rental

    '42' is No. 1 on DVD sales chart; 'Identity Thief' is top rental
    The Jackie Robinson biopic "42" scored the top spot on the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart in its first week in release. The film, starring Chadwick Boseman and Nicole Beharie, outpaced "Evil Dead," this year's remake of the tongue-in-cheek horror classic...
  • Baseball: Futures Game all-star game at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium

     An all-star game featuring top high school baseball players from the classes of 2014 and 2015 will be held on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium. Among the players scheduled to participate are Luke Dykstra from Westlake, Denzl...
  • Young Dodgers fan wears his heart on his sleeve in Giants country

    Young Dodgers fan wears his heart on his sleeve in Giants country
    It was a graduation speech. Each fifth-grader at Burlingame's Lincoln Elementary gave one. They were allotted one minute to describe their favorite school memory. Some talked about their first teacher. Others talked about a recent field trip to the...
  • Mariano Rivera continues to give, and get, on his farewell tour

    Mariano Rivera continues to give, and get, on his farewell tour
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The greatest closer in baseball history brought his farewell tour to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington this week. And once again Mariano Rivera arranged to meet quietly with ordinary fans and stadium workers, as he has done in every city...
  • Willard Mullin, cartoonist creator of Brooklyn Bum, gets fresh look

    Willard Mullin, cartoonist creator of Brooklyn Bum, gets fresh look
    It was a taxi driver who inspired Willard Mullin's most indelible creation. Mullin was leaving Ebbets Field one night during the 1938 season, after watching the Brooklyn Dodgers drop another one, when he jumped into a cab. "How did our bums do today?"...
  • '42' remains best-selling DVD; 'Identity Thief' still top rental

    '42' remains best-selling DVD; 'Identity Thief' still top rental
    Holding on from the previous week, the Jackie Robinson biopic "42" was the top-selling DVD, coming in ahead of "Evil Dead," the remake of the 1981 cult horror favorite.  "Identity Thief," the crime comedy starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, was...
  • '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...