Two words of caution for those inclined to write in Brazil on the championship line of their World Cup brackets: outsized pressure.
Stuffed in the large plastic bag Max Tuerk has been toting around the USC campus, there is a sandwich, two bananas, an energy bar, a pack of almonds and a whole avocado, as well as the remaining half of a fast-food chicken sandwich he had been gnawing on. All this, he says, is a snack.
Forget it, there?s nothing you can do. No amount of flattery, no barrels of cookies, no endless applause can get it done. Give up.
UCLA?s athletic teams will be able to use Pauley Pavilion and other venues this season, Athletic Director Dan Guerrero said.
For two years, the baseball world has watched and wondered. The Dodgers' owners paid a record price to buy a North American sports team. They secured a record television contract. They signed off on a record payroll.
TV star David Feherty isn't the most complicated man in the world, but he's in the conversation.
"Brighton Rock" is beautiful and visually accomplished yet numbingly bleak and ultimately unpleasant and unexciting. A certain sordidness is inevitable given the seedy ambience of the celebrated Graham Greene novel (on which the movie is based) about the rise and fall of a British boy gangster prone to the worst kind of ruthless behavior. But history tells us this film's air of sluggish, heavy going could have been avoided. Originally published in 1938, "Brighton Rock" has been filmed once before, in 1947. That version became an instant sensation because of the galvanizing, all-sinister-all-the-time performance of Richard Attenborough (the future director of...