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On a snowy April day in 1943, a high school sophomore from a working-class family in Flint, Mich., tried out for the major leagues. The big-city scouts were impressed and picked the lightning-quick teen on the spot — skirt and all. A month later,...
Jerry West is rooting for the Miami Heat to keep winning, even if it means the former Lakers great loses one of his top legacies. West said during a teleconference with reporters Thursday that he wouldn’t mind if the Heat broke the Lakers’...
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Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesWith his latest literary endeavor, “Seduction of the Innocent,” Max Allan Collins writes a hard-boiled detective novel inspired by the ......
Pete Maravich came to town 25 years ago, Jan. 5, 1988. No newspaper, local or national, had an obituary prepared. No need, presumably. Everything seemed normal that morning in the gymnasium at the First Church of the Nazarene in Pasadena. Maravich had...
Jennifer Lawrence slides into a booth at the casually elegant Culina restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel. She's on a lunch break from the daylong grind of promoting the international release of "Silver Linings Playbook," but she's not eating because...
"The Real Reason for Marilyn Monroe's Divorce from Joe DiMaggio" read the headline on a 1955 Confidential magazine article that exposed a bumbling ambush involving the famous ballplayer and Frank Sinatra. The unlikely duo allegedly had tried to catch...
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Richard Ben Cramer, whose narrative nonfiction spanned presidential politics and the game of baseball, has died. He was 62. Cramer died Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore of complications from lung cancer,...
L.A. NOWI left my brain in San Francisco. That’s the only possible explanation for the egregious error I made in a story about Sunday night’s outpouring of joy in San Francisco over the Giants’ four-game sweep of the shell-shocked Detroit Tigers...
FrameworkMarilyn Monroe and retired baseball player Joe DiMaggio were married in San Francisco on Jan. 14, 1954. By Oct. 4, 1954, the marriage was over....
Quite the ladies' man, this Mike Smith. He may be bald, he may be just a little guy, and he may be just three years shy of that symbolic male decline age of 50. But put him in the saddle of a filly or mare in a big-money horse race and it is instant...
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. From the pool of potential Hot Property items, here are a trio that were just too interesting to delegate to the delete key: --If you loved the movie you’ll love the house? The...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesWonder Girl 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....
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