Justin Anderson’s call-up by Angels really hits home

He was so excited and blindsided by the news that he was being promoted to the Angels that Justin Anderson admitted he broke down. He was distracted to the point where he didn’t realize until a short time later that the story was even better. Anderson would be joining the…

‘There is a problem in our workplace’: Survey of L.A. city employees find many chose not to report harassment

Nearly 18% of Los Angeles city employees who responded to a recent survey said they have been sexually harassed in the workplace, while more than half of employees who said they have been subjected to harassment didn’t report the incident to anyone. The anonymous survey, released last week by the…

Mike Williams is aiming for a healthy dose of football in Year 2 with Chargers

It’s been nearly a year, but Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams said it doesn’t feel quite that long ago. He was with family and friends celebrating being selected No. 7 overall in the 2017 NFL draft — a night he’ll never forget. “You only get this opportunity once,” he remembered…

Ducks won’t retain assistant coach Trent Yawney

Following a disappointing conclusion to the playoffs, the Ducks are making changes. The team announced Monday that assistant coach Trent Yawney won’t be returning. He’s been in charge of the defense each of the last four seasons, in addition to the penalty-killing unit, but the Ducks are looking…

The artist, evolving and then fully formed in Nat Geo’s ‘Genius: Picasso,’ starring Antonio Banderas

For the second season of their National Geographic Channel anthology series “Genius,” showrunner Ken Biller and producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer turn their attention from Albert Einstein to Pablo Picasso. It’s a fairly diverting if not really a convincing piece, slight and sometimes silly…

Vanes Martirosyan watched Ronda Rousey’s rise to fame, now ready for his turn against Gennady Golovkin

Vanes Martirosyan watched Ronda Rousey, a longtime stablemate at their Glendale gym, rise to fame as the UFC’s first women’s champion, and now the veteran boxer believes it’s his turn with a May 5 fight against Gennady Golovkin at StubHub Center. Martirosyan predicted Rousey’s rise early in her…

ESPN will have all the news about the NFL draft — until it’s time to announce the selections

Encouraging viewers to stay tuned for a two-hour show to announce the 2018 NFL schedule Thursday night, an ESPN “SportsCenter” co-host said breathlessly, “It’s the moment NFL fans have been waiting for.” When the moment came for the show to begin, host Trey Wingo was much closer to the truth,…

Struggling Dodgers reliever Wilmer Font designated for assignment

The Dodgers cut ties with Wilmer Font, designating the struggling pitcher for assignment before Monday night’s game against the Miami Marlins to call up pitcher Walker Buehler. Font, a 28-year-old right-hander, was the triple-A Pacific Coast League pitcher of the year last season but struggled…

Quarterbacks Rosen and Darnold among the local players expected to be drafted this week

Josh Rosen is one of several players from the two major schools in Southern California expected to be chosen in this week’s NFL draft. Among the others: Sam Darnold, QB, USC: Could wind up being the No. 1 overall pick by the Cleveland Browns. If so, he would join Carson…

Ventura police acknowledge mistake in father’s fatal stabbing at restaurant

Ventura’s police chief said Monday that his officers should have responded to reports of a disruptive man on the city’s promenade and not relied on a pier security camera to assess the situation. Less than two hours later, police said, the man fatally stabbed a diner at a beachside restaurant.…

Rams will host several fan-related events before and during NFL draft

The Rams do not have a first- or second-round pick, but the organization is still planning local events for fans in Los Angeles before and during the NFL draft, which will be held Thursday through Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. On Wednesday night, coach Sean McVay, general manager…

Truck runs over Toronto pedestrians, up to 10 hurt: police

A view of Toronto skyline/File photoMONTREAL: A van ran over pedestrians in central Toronto on Monday, injuring as many as 10 people, police said.”Update: unknown of extent of injuries, possible 8 – 10 pedestrians struck,” Toronto police wrote on…

Police looking for suspect who followed woman, tried to sexually assault her in Beverly Hills

Police are looking for a man who tried to sexually assault a woman in a secluded area of Beverly Hills early Sunday, authorities said. Security video caught the man following the woman on a red single-speed bicycle while she walking in the city before 4 a.m., coming from West Hollywood,…

MQM-B responds to Sattar’s ‘condition’, issues statement in support of Amir Khan

Farooq Sattar (left) in a press conference on Monday had set forth a condition for the Bahadurabad faction of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement to choose between him and senior deputy convener Amir Khan. Photo: Geo News fileKARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi…

Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson to produce and host documentary specials for Lifetime

Gretchen Carlson has signed on with A+E Networks to create and host a series of documentary specials for its Lifetime channel, her first TV deal since leaving Fox News. A+E Networks announced Monday that the opening special in the series, tentatively called “The Brave with Gretchen Carlson,” will…

Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child on what it was like to be part of Beychella

About the only secret that got out ahead of Beyoncé’s tightly guarded performances at the just-wrapped Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was the fact that the singer planned to reunite her era-defining girl group, Destiny’s Child. But the spread of those rumors hardly diminished the feeling…

Four FC personnel martyred, 51 injured in Kohlu road accident

51 others have been injured in the accident, Levies authorities said.-Photo: File (Geo News)KOHLU: Four Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were martyred and 51 injured on Friday when their vehicle met an accident, Levies authorities said.The FC truck…

Yemen Houthi political leader killed in coalition raid: rebels

Political leader of Yemen’s Houthi rebels Saleh Ali al-Samad attends a meeting with freed prisoners in Sanaa on January 31, 2017/AFP File photoSANAA: The political leader of Yemen´s Houthi rebels, Saleh al-Sammad, was killed last week in an air…

Nadal swats aside Nishikori to seal 11th Monte Carlo crown

Rafael Nadal eased to an 11th Monte Carlo title by swatting aside Kei NishikoriMONTE CARLO: Rafael Nadal romped to a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo Masters title by brushing aside an outclassed Kei Nishikori in Sunday´s final to retain the…

Afghan girl spends life disguised as ‘son’ her parents wanted

Noorullah SHIRZADA Sitara, 18, has pretended to be a boy for most of her life-AFPSULTANPUR, AFGHANISTAN: Sitara Wafadar yearns for long hair like other girls. Instead, the Afghan teenager has disguised herself as a boy for more than a decade,…

Monkey can’t sue for copyright infringement of selfies, 9th Circuit rules

A federal appeals court decided unanimously Monday that animals may not sue for copyright protection. The ruling came in the case of a monkey that took selfies with a wildlife photographer’s camera. The photographer later published the photos. An animal rights group sued, charging the monkey owned…

Shirtless man with American flag shorts hid in bushes after stealing beer truck, Santa Rosa police say

The shirtless suspect hung his head in apparent defeat — his eyes gazing downward on his dirty American flag shorts and loosely tied sneakers. For a few minutes Thursday, Matthew Hermsmeyer had helmed his own booze cruise of sorts, when he allegedly stole a Coors beer truck in Santa Rosa.…

UN agency urges mandatory training to combat human trafficking on flights

Combating human trafficking, estimated as the world’s second most profitable trans-national crime according to the document, has emerged as a growing concern for global aviation-Photo: File (Reuters)MONTREAL: Airlines should offer mandatory…

Ali Zafar seeks apology from Meesha Shafi in Rs100 million legal notice

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25,000 euros a minute: Messi zooms past Ronaldo as top earner

Messi has overtaken Cristiano Ronaldo as the highest earner in world football PARIS: Lionel Messi has overtaken Cristiano Ronaldo as the highest earner in world football while Jose Mourinho tops the managers´ chart, according to France Football…

New Israeli energy company readies to sell off royalties via IPO

Delek Royalties will be paid overriding royalties in the Tamar gas field that could reach 5 billion shekels

Young Jewish resistance in America hails Portman’s stance as turning point on Israel

College students and activists tell Haaretz the American-Israeli actor has emboldened them to speak out, after she opted not to attend an awards ceremony in her honor due to Benjamin Netanyahu’s policies

Egypt’s rice farmers brace for crisis as Ethiopia prepares Nile mega-dam

Egypt will likely be a rice importer in 2019 after decades of being a major exporter, rice traders say, as Ethiopia moves to fill reservoir

Sikh pilgrim who went missing in Pakistan found from Sheikhupura

A group of Sikh pilgrims arrive in Pakistan to visit their holy sites in the country. — Geo News FILESHEIKHUPURA: A Sikh pilgrim, who was reported to have gone missing in Pakistan two days ago, was found from Sheikhupura and taken into protective…

Allison Janney joins James Corden for his third ‘Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special’

Dressed in an all-black nun’s habit on a hot afternoon, Allison Janney emerges from her impromptu dressing room — a black tent on the parking lot of CBS Television Studios — and heads towards a group of celebrities headed by James Corden, host of the network’s “The Late Late Show.”…