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3 men killed in Winnetka crash identified

WINNETKA — Authorities Tuesday identified three men who were killed in a three-vehicle crash in Winnetka over the weekend that injured six other people. The crash, apparently involving excessive speed, was reported about 9 p.m. Sunday in the 19700 block of Vanowen Street, according to the Los Angeles Fire Depa…

Report: Thomas Bryant rejoins Lakers as free agent

The Lakers are bringing one of their former draft picks back into the fold as a free agent. The team has agreed to a one-year deal with Thomas Bryant, the 6-foot-10 center who played for the franchise as a rookie, according to a Yahoo Sports report. The 24-year-old has spent the last four seasons with the Washington…

Man charged with murder in overdose deaths of model and architect in LA area

LOS ANGELES — A Beverly Hills man who was already facing sex-related counts involving seven women over a 13-year period has been charged with murder in the overdose deaths of a model and her architect friend, who were dumped outside Southland hospitals last November, Los Angeles County District Attorney George…

Dodgers’ Chris Taylor has ‘a small fracture’ in his left foot

LOS ANGELES — A CT scan on Chris Taylor’s left foot on Tuesday revealed a fracture and he will likely be placed on the injured list. Taylor suffered the injury when he fouled a ball off his foot during Saturday’s game against the San Diego Padres. He sat out Sunday’s game but started Monday against the Colorado Rock…

Angels’ offensive drought continues in loss to Sandy Alcantara, Marlins

MIAMI — The Angels and their struggling offense ran into one of baseball’s best pitchers on Tuesday. The result was predictable. The Angels managed just three hits in a 2-1 loss to the Miami Marlins and Cy Young front-runner Sandy Alcantara. Including the three-game sweep over the weekend in Houston, the Angels have…

This week’s bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended July 3 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Horse: Geraldine Brooks 2. L…
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Major League Baseball Commits up to $150 Million to Get More Blacks Into the Game

In what has been the largest financial commitment in its history, Major League Baseball has pledged $150 million to the Players Alliance to improve its investment in Black players and professionals across the game over a ten year period. The money will go to a variety of programs built around participation in baseb…
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Kobe Bryant Estate and Nike Fail to Come to Terms

J.T. Torbit A beautiful business partnership has come to an end as the Kobe Bryant estate and Nike executives have failed to come to terms on a contract extension after a partnership that has lasted two decades. “Kobe and Nike have made some of the most beautiful basketball shoes of all time, worn and adored by fans…
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Briefly: Dave Roberts Becomes Second Black Manager to Win the World Series; Iyanla Vanzant’s, ‘Fix My Life’ Series on OWN is Coming to an End; Netflix Set to Premiere New Gospel Series Executively Produced by Pharrell Williams…

Dave Roberts Becomes Second Black Manager to Win the World Series Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent The Los Angeles Dodgers are the champions of baseball in large part because of a masterful managerial job by Dave Roberts, who becomes just the second African American skipper to win t…
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Michael Jordan Forms NASCAR Team, Secures Bubba Wallace as Driver

Staff             Basketball legend Michael Jordan is the newest NASCAR team owner. The 57-year-old will oversee a NASCAR Cup Series team with the only Black, NASCAR top racer, Bubba Wallace, as a featured driver. Jordan will be the majority owner while NASC…


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