Dodgers are No. 1 in ticket price jump

In the wake of their first World Series appearance in 29 years, the Dodgers raised their average ticket price more than any other team in the major leagues, according to a new study. The Dodgers’ average ticket price this season is $41.13, a jump of 14.5%, according to the Team…

Ronda Rousey opens up about UFC career and life after it

Ronda Rousey is speaking to her Hollywood director and members of the public as the sun set on a perfect evening in Santa Monica that became the ideal atmosphere for the UFC legend to reflect on her two knockout defeats more candidly than she ever has. “One thing my mother…

Alice Glass is living in silence no more, as new music opens — and heals from — old wounds

“Oh, look — I’m bleeding,” Alice Glass says as she holds up her forearm in the living room of her Los Angeles home to inspect a new tattoo. The bright red heart above her wrist, freshly bandaged in plastic wrap, is oozing streaks of blood. Yet the 29-year-old musician remains…

MLB: Jonny Venters returns to the majors

Left-hander Jonny Venters on Wednesday pitched in the major leagues for the first time after enduring three elbow ligament-replacement surgeries and a six-year absence. Venters retired Chris Davis, the only batter he faced, on a sixth-inning grounder in Tampa Bay’s 8-4 victory over host Baltimore. …

Marlins chase off Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers’ rally comes up short in 8-6 loss

Clayton Kershaw slumped, his back arching forward, his hands coming to rest against his knees. He couldn’t believe it. It could have been the pitch, the inning, the game. None of it made much sense, really. Kershaw slowly straightened himself, then turned away from home plate. He wiped his brow….

Find out how Meghan Markle bid farewell to ‘Suits’ ahead of royal wedding

Ahead of her highly anticipated royal wedding, Meghan Markle said “I do,” and farewell, Wednesday on the Season 7 finale of USA Network’s “Suits.” In the two-hour finale, Markle’s character, Rachel Zane, married her longtime love Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams). The episode marked the last for both…

Former NCAA investigator says infractions report against Todd McNair had ‘factually incorrect’ information

Each person entering Room 500 in the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday passed 20 cardboard boxes stuffed with documents and stacked chest-high against the wall. A half-dozen similar boxes were stashed in a corner nearby. Despite the reams of deposition transcripts, emails…

Thursday’s TV highlights: ‘Quantico’ on ABC

SERIES Jay Leno’s Garage Jay enlists Terry Crews to be a guest announcer, then meets up with TV chef and car collector Guy Fieri. 7 and 10 p.m. CNBC The Big Bang Theory Sheldon (Jim Parsons) needs to raise $300 million for science, so he tries his hand at the…

Malibu Beach to sell for more than Playboy Mansion, break Los Angeles price record

Hard Rock Cafe co-founder Peter Morton will sell the home on Tuesday to gas billionaire Michael S. Smith.

NHL playoffs: Bruins score 4 in 3rd to beat Maple Leafs 7-4 in Game 7

Jake DeBrusk scored his second goal of the game to break a third-period tie, and the Boston Bruins came from behind to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7 — again — winning 7-4 on Wednesday night to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals. Kasperi Kapanen put Toronto ahead…

Universal rules CinemaCon with ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Halloween,’ Ryan Gosling and Cher

Each year at CinemaCon, there’s an unspoken competition between every movie studio: Who can put on the best show for the movie theater owners? All of the studios handle this question differently. Some bring out dozens of huge celebrities to impress exhibitors. Other companies announce major new…

NBA playoffs: DeMar DeRozan scores 32, Raptors beat Wizards in Game 5

DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Kyle Lowry had 17 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 108-98 on Wednesday night in Game 5 of the first-round series. Toronto rebounded after losing Games 3 and 4 in Washington to take a 3-2 series lead back to…

Man in U.S. illegally sentenced to death in slaying of officers

A man living in the U.S. illegally has been sentenced to the death penalty for the 2014 killing of a Northern California sheriff’s deputy and a detective. The Sacramento Bee reports that Luis Bracamontes smiled during Wednesday’s sentencing and was eventually tossed out of the courtroom for yelling. …

Ex-cop arrested in ‘Golden State Killer’ case, suspected in 12 California slayings

Joseph James Deangelo, April 25, 2018. Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department/Handout via REUTERSSACRAMENTO: An elderly former police officer was arrested and charged in four murders authorities attributed to the Golden State Killer, a serial…

Quarterbacks aplenty, but figuring who’s going where has thrown NFL draft experts

Decoding the first round of the NFL draft is as simple as 1-2-3. Problem is, there’s no consensus on who 1-2-3 is. It’s a safe bet that at least two of those will be quarterbacks, with Cleveland choosing first, followed by the New York Giants and Jets. Unlike other years…

Home-schooler’s ‘Adventures in Public School’ makes for a standout teen comedy

Like its quirky protagonist, “Adventures in Public School” isn’t for everyone. But this oddball high school comedy from director Kyle Rideout has a distinct voice and a wry sense of humor that sets it apart from the standard teen film. Liam (Daniel Doheny) has been home-schooled by his overprotective…

Iran rejects new deal as France vows it will never get atomic weapons

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani rejected any hopes of rewriting a nuclear deal with world powers Wednesday, while his French counterpart vowed to US lawmakers that everything would be done to stop Iran ever acquiring atomic weapons. Photo:…

Suspected Golden State killer, a former police officer, arrested on ‘needle in the haystack’ DNA evidence

Authorities have arrested a former police officer who is suspected of being one of California’s most prolific serial killers and rapists — the Golden State killer. A local and federal task force apprehended the suspect late Tuesday evening, after tying him to the crimes through “surveillance and…

‘Defrauded grooms’ approach LHC against alleged conwoman

Three residents of Gujrat approached the Lahore High Court against a woman they have alleged robbed them of valuables. Photo: Geo News1GUJRAT: A woman allegedly married three different men and robbed them and their families of valuables, it emerged…

Angels prove they are for real by winning two of three from Astros

The 5-2 loss in the series finale Wednesday notwithstanding, the Angels delivered a stern message this week at Minute Maid Park. They plan to hang around. The Angels won two of three games here against the Houston Astros, which allowed them to return to Anaheim only a half-game behind the…

Byron Allen, the comedian-turned media mogul, explains why he wants to be in the movie business

Entertainment Studios founder Byron Allen is known for unexpected bets, such as recently buying the Weather Channel for $300 million. Even so, why would the comedian who owns television channels such as Pets.TV and Cars.TV want to get into the business of releasing big-screen features? In remarks…

Cheap, portable test can identify risk of measles

A cheap, portable device can warn of a person’s vulnerability to infectious diseases like measles, which kills tens of thousands of people each year, mainly in developing countries, researchers said Wednesday.  WASHINGTON: A cheap, portable…

Czech president reiterates promise to move embassy to Jerusalem, as honorary consul reappointed

Czechs to move culture center to Jerusalem, name Israeli businessman Dan Propper as consul ■ Czech government opposes relocating embassy

Lukas Nelson, on his way to Stagecoach with Promise of the Real, talks Gaga, Neil Young and serendipity

A young musician has to have a lot on his plate when he takes several minutes to run down his latest endeavors and forgets to mention that he and his group also just happen to be the latest backing band for one of rock music’s biggest and most enduring stars.…

Filmmaker’s rape lawsuit against Russell Simmons is dismissed

A federal lawsuit accusing music mogul Russell Simmons of raping a documentary filmmaker in 2016 was dismissed Wednesday. The $5-million suit, filed in January by Jennifer Jarosik, was dismissed by agreement from Jarosik and Simmons’ attorneys. No reason was given in the court filing for the agreement…

Federal Cabinet ratifies decisions taken by Cabinet Committee on Energy

A meeting of Federal Cabine was chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Islamabad on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired a meeting of the Federal Cabinet at Prime Minister’s Office today.The…

Unless Rams deal, they will be observers of NFL draft until Day 2, Round 3

Though they are set at quarterback, and without a first-round pick in the NFL draft for the second year in a row, Rams general manager Les Snead, coach Sean McVay and the scouting and personnel staffs will still pay attention Thursday night when the three-day draft begins at AT&T Stadium…

Pakistan wants to get out of Cold War era’s zero-sum dynamics: COAS tells Russian CGS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday told the Chief of General Staff Russian Armed Forces General Valery Vasilevich Gerasimov that Pakistan wants to get out of the zero-sum dynamics of the Cold War era, said the…

Streaming gains make up for DirecTV’s 188,000 lost satellite customers

DirecTV continues to lose satellite TV subscribers to cord cutting, but its streaming service has grown to nearly 1.5 million subscribers, cushioning the blow for owner AT&T. The Dallas telecommunications giant said Wednesday that it signed up more than 312,000 DirecTV Now streaming service customers…

Kuwait expels Philippine envoy amid tensions over domestic workers

Relatives of Filipina worker Joanna Demafelis, whose body was found inside a freezer in Kuwait, hold banners as they wait for the arrival of her body from Manila at Iloilo International Airport in central Iloilo province on February 17, 2018….