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City council votes unanimously for new football stadium for Los Angeles

Image of Both the Rams and Raiders departed southern California prior to the 1995 season; the Rams for St. Louis and the Raiders back to Oakland. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, which opened in 1923, played host to both teams.

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously this week in a 12 to 0 decision to approve the construction of a new 72,000-seat NFL stadium ... continue reading

'Police Academy' star Bubba Smith dead at 66

Image of Bubba Smith's signature acting role was as Lt. Moses Hightower in the first

Former college and pro football star Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith, a football star known to many for his recurring role in the "Police ... continue reading

Football John Mackey passes away at the age of 69

Image of John Mackey suffered from fronto-temporal dementia in later years that is believed to have been caused by the contact associated with playing football. Mackey was forced into living in an assisted-living facility four years ago.

Rugged Hall of Famer, tight end and union president John Mackey, who fought for stronger health benefits of retired players while ... continue reading

'Macho Man' Randy Savage died of heart attack, not from car crash

Image of Born Randy Poffo, Macho Man Randy Savage had a brief minor league baseball career before joining the wrestling circuit.

An autopsy has confirmed that wrestling superstar Randy 'Macho Man' Savage died of natural causes, and not from any injuries he suffered ... continue reading

Los Angeles Dodgers file for bankruptcy protection

Image of Manny Ramirez is the Dodgers' largest creditor. The Dodgers owe Ramirez $21 million, followed by Andruw Jones at $11 million, Hiroki Kuroda with $4.5 million, Rafael Furcal with $3.7 million and the Chicago White Sox $3.5 million, for Juan Pierre.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have filed for bankruptcy protection. Owner Frank McCourt said the filing would stabilize the financial future of ... continue reading

One in four wrestlers in Wrestlemania VII have died

Image of The death of Macho Man Randy Savage has called attention to other professional wrestlers who participated in Wrestlemania VII that have also since passed on.

The death of "Macho Man" Randy Savage in a traffic accident last week has cast a pall over the life expectancy of professional wrestlers. A ... continue reading

Three-time Baseball Golden Glove winner diagnosed with brain tumors

Image of Gary Carter had been complaining of headaches and memory loss prior to his diagnosis for brain tumors.

Former all-star Major League Baseball catcher Gary Carter has announced that doctors have discovered several "very small" tumors on his ... continue reading

Harmon 'the Killer' Killebrew dies from cancer at 74

Image of Harmon

He was known as "the Killer," hitting tape-measure home runs that awed even his fellow Hall of Famers. There was definitely a more human ... continue reading

Spanish golf legend dies from brain tumor

Image of Seve Ballesteros first gained notoriety as a 19-year-old in 1976 when he finished second at the British Open, one of golf's four major tournaments.

His life was brief but action-packed -- Severiano Ballesteros was a professional golfer at the age of 16, and dazzled the world with his ... continue reading

L.A. Dodgers taken away from owner Frank McCourt

Image of The Los Angeles Dodgers are being taken away from owner Frank McCourt, who is undergoing financial difficulty and a divorce settlement. McCourt's personal issues have put the once-successful franchise on hold.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are being taken away from owner Frank McCourt, who is undergoing financial difficulty and a divorce settlement. ... continue reading

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