Archive for June, 2014

Lakers hit the free-agent ground running, with LeBron James in sights

The Lakers were active on the phones Monday night, lobbing calls to representatives of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony when free agency began at 9:01 p.m. Pacific time.

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Dodgers lean on pitching in 1-0 win over Indians

ON THE MOUND: Dan Haren allowed only two baserunners in seven innings. He walked David Murphy and gave up an infield hit to Michael Bourn in the third inning, but nothing else. “That’s the best I’ve thrown the ball this year,” said Haren, who is unbeaten in his last five starts

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Tuesday’s TV Highlights: ‘Drunk History’ on Comedy Central

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Ex-CalPERS chief to plead guilty

In deal, the onetime official will help in criminal case against a former director.

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Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig still waiting for home-run derby invitation

Yasiel Puig said again that he would take part in the home-run derby if invited, but that he hadn’t heard from National League captain Troy Tulowitzki as of Sunday.

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Sexting in middle school linked with real-life sex, study finds

Sexting is not a harmless activity that younger teens see as a substitute for real sex. A new study of Los Angeles middle school students finds that those who sent or received sext messages were significantly more likely than their non-sexting peers to be sexually active.

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Malaria parasite alters host body odor to entice mosquitoes

The parasite that causes malaria tinkers with the body chemistry of its host, causing it to produce odors that attract more mosquitoes during a key phase in the parasite’s reproductive cycle, a new study suggests.

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Stocks mixed in holiday-shortened week

Stocks flickered between small gains and losses on Monday as investors assessed the latest data on the housing market. The stock market is set to end June with its sixth straight quarterly advance. 

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The Blackphone ships — built for stealth

The Blackphone, the first smartphone focused on privacy, began shipping Monday.

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Tom Hardy joins Leonardo DiCaprio in revenge western ‘The Revenant’

Tom Hardy will reunite with his “Inception” co-star Leonardo DiCaprio in the upcoming western thriller “The Revenant,” New Regency announced Monday.

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