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mike trout is back, but angels go down swinging in 2-1, 10-inning loss to rays

as the angels took the field for the first time in five days friday night at angel stadium, mike trout did so for the first time in a long time, nervous, excited, ready to return from the first disabled list stint of his career. he said it felt like opening day.

“obviously,” trout said, “i was...






indian motorcycle introduces its new scout bobber

hoping to capitalize on the current craze for chopped, “custom” motorcycles, indian has introduced a factory-custom bobber version of its successful line of scout bikes.

the new bobber, due in u.s. and canadian dealerships in september, is powered by the same 69-cubic-inch, 100 horsepower v-twin...






hawaii dad, mom, grandma accused of starving girl to death

a hawaii father, mother and grandmother are charged with murder after allegedly starving a 9-year-old girl.

police on hawaii's big island on friday arrested 49-year-old kevin lehano (leh-hah-noh), 33-year-old tiffany stone and 59-year-old henrietta stone.

hawaii county prosecuting attorney mitch...






hot property: picture this

some houses we write about sound pretty much the same. others have vivid characteristics that make them stand out almost as much as their celebrity connections.

among real estate deals of note this week, screenwriter alan ball, who won an oscar for “american beauty,” snared a buyer for his distinctive...






growing sinkhole swallows 2 houses, 1 boat in florida

a sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents from about a dozen homes friday.

dramatic video showed the home in land o' lakes, north of tampa in pasco county, collapsing...






3 dead in fire at honolulu high-rise with no sprinklers

at least three people died and 12 were injured friday in a fire at a honolulu high-rise that was not equipped with sprinklers, authorities said, and hundreds fled the giant condominium complex as smoke billowed from the upper floors.

the dead were found on the 26th floor, where the fire broke...






mike trout is back, but angels go down swinging in 2-1, 10-inning loss to rays

the angels reconvened for the second half of their 2017 season on friday afternoon, upbeat and hopeful while welcoming back mike trout. seventy games remained to play, and they just survived 39 without trout.

friday’s 2-1 loss to tampa bay in 10 innings, then, supplied a reminder to the club and...






costa rica advances to gold cup quarterfinals with 3-0 win

costa rica assured itself of a spot in the knockout rounds of the concacaf gold cup by posting a 3-0 win over french guiana on friday night at frisco, texas.

ariel rodriguez scored in the fourth minute, and rodney wallace and david ramirez added insurance goals late in the second half.

the result...






when mike trout plays, baseball wins, even if the angels do not

the kid is cursed, or so the story goes. mike trout’s talent is being wasted by the angels, yada, yada, yada.

it’s an accurate description of what’s happened to the best player in baseball over the last couple of seasons, except here we are in mid-july, two weeks from the nonwaiver trade deadline...






while recovering from injury, mike trout stayed busy keeping up with his angels teammates

the six-plus weeks mike trout could not play baseball because of a torn ligament in his thumb sped by quickly, he said friday, hours before his return to the lineup at angel stadium.

while rehabilitating the injury, trout passed the hours by texting the club’s trainers during games to give his...






yasiel puig's two-out, ninth-inning home run lifts dodgers over marlins

the outfield sculpture at marlins park is spectacular and grotesque. you do not often see a 70-foot tall menagerie of fish and seagulls and flamingos. it is a dayglo daydream, an art deco acid trip, and in the ninth inning of a 6-4 dodgers victory on friday, it received an unexpected visitor.

as...






'the walking dead' stuntman john bernecker dies after on-set accident

john bernecker, a stuntman on amc's popular show "the walking dead," has died from injuries suffered on the show's set in georgia, in the latest tragedy to strike a film set mid-project.

after a wednesday afternoon fall, bernecker, 33, was flown to the atlanta medical center, where he died at 6:30...






for the record

cholera in yemen: in the july 13 section a, an article about the outbreak of cholera in yemen quoted iolanda jaquemet, a spokeswoman for the near east and middle east regions at the international committee of the red cross, as saying that there are “hundreds of millions of kids who are severely...






honolulu high-rise fire kills 3; mayor says building had no sprinklers

at least three people died as dozens of firefighters battled a multiple-alarm fire in a honolulu high-rise apartment building just outside waikiki on friday.

honolulu mayor kirk caldwell said the high-rise was not equipped with sprinklers. caldwell made the revelation at a friday night news conference...






at least 3 die in fire in honolulu high-rise building

at least three people died as dozens of firefighters battled a multiple-alarm fire in a honolulu high-rise apartment building just outside waikiki on friday.

the blaze at the marco polo apartments started on the 26th floor and spread to at least the 27th floor and several other units, said honolulu...






while galaxy wait, jose mourinho holds door open for zlatan ibrahimovic's return

while the galaxy anxiously await zlatan ibrahimovic’s signature on a contract, the swedish superstar’s former boss, manchester united coach jose mourinho, said friday he’s not so sure ibrahimovic is ready to move on.

“we are speaking,” he said. “we are exchanging ideas.”

ibrahimovic sustained a...






mlb notes: red sox cut ties with third baseman pablo sandoval

panda-mania is over in boston before it ever really began. the red sox designated third baseman pablo sandoval for assignment on friday, cutting their losses on the $95-million free agent who was never productive or healthy enough to replicate the popularity he had in san francisco.

the red sox...






nba notes: knicks promote steve mills to president, hire scott perry as gm

scott perry has been hired as the new york knicks’ general manager, replacing steve mills, who was promoted to president, the team announced friday.

it's all part of the upheaval for the knicks created by the departure of former president phil jackson after three miserable seasons, and completes...






galaxy's matchup vs. manchester united comes at inopportune time

saturday’s stubhub center friendly between manchester united and the galaxy couldn’t come at a better time for the visitors — or at a worse time for the home team.

the iconic premier league club opened preseason training at ucla this week. so coach jose mourinho is looking at the exhibition, as...






committee to investigate whether l.a. community college trustee violated ethics code

a group of los angeles community college district trustees will meet behind closed doors to investigate allegations that member scott svonkin violated the board’s code of conduct and threatened another trustee last month.

“he came right in front of my face … he towered over me, blocked me in” and...