USC downplays fundraising efforts of ex-dean at center of drug scandal

USC on Friday moved to further distance itself from the former dean of its medical school at the center of a scandal, downplaying Dr. Carmen Puliafito’s much-touted performance as a fundraiser for the university. USC’s senior vice president for university advancement said in a letter to alumni… from latimes.com – Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/la-me-ln-usc-fundraising-letter-20170818-story.html

Adrian Gonzalez gets back into the swing of things in Dodgers’ 8-5 victory over Tigers

The pitch registered on the Comerica Park radar gun at 92 mph and it offered a test for Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. In his prime, when he anchored lineups on both coasts, he treated misplaced pitches like this fastball from Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann with malice. Earlier this season,… from latimes.com – Los Angeles… Continue reading Adrian Gonzalez gets back into the swing of things in Dodgers’ 8-5 victory over Tigers

Pebble Beach 2017: Confederate Motorcycles announces plan to go electric with Santa Cruz company

Confederate Motorcycles makes some of America’s meanest, leanest and loudest V-twin street machines. But now they’re going electric, abandoning the internal combustion engine for a battery-electric powertrain, in partnership with California’s Zero Motorcycles. The company in Birmingham, Ala., will… from latimes.com – Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/la-fi-hy-confederate-zero-deal-20170818-story.html

Twins’ Byron Buxton sets new record for fastest inside-the-park homer

The speed of Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton was on display again Friday night when he hit an inside-the-park home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks, circling the bases in a record time of 13.85 seconds, according to Statcast, MLB’s data tracking system. Buxton launched a deep fly ball… from latimes.com – Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/la-sp-byron-buxton-homer-20170818-story.html

Arrogate hopes to return to form in Pacific Classic at Del Mar

About 20 minutes before post time, a Hall of Fame trainer will saddle him up. Then, a few minutes later, a Hall of Fame jockey will climb aboard. He’ll head to the starting gate for the eighth race, line up in the outside post position, and to his left will be a handful of quality… Continue reading Arrogate hopes to return to form in Pacific Classic at Del Mar

NASCAR Xfinity: Kyle Busch wins for 19th time at Bristol

Kyle Busch continued his domination at Bristol Motor Speedway with a victory Friday night in the Xfinity Series race. The win was the 19th national series victory at Bristol for Busch, who also won the Truck Series race Wednesday night. And just like that win, Busch had to overcome a speeding… from latimes.com – Los… Continue reading NASCAR Xfinity: Kyle Busch wins for 19th time at Bristol