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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar undergoes open-heart surgery

LOS ANGELES — Legendary Lakers center and NBA Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar underwent quadruple coronary-bypass surgery at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Thursday, but is expected to make a full recovery, hospital officials said. Abdul-Jabbar was admitted to the hospital with cardiovascular disease and underwent surgery on his 68th birthday, according to UCLA Health. The procedure Read More…

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Dodgers host annual Civil Rights Game on Jackie Robinson Day

LOS ANGELES — Dodger Stadium was home to Major League Baseball’s ninth annual Civil Rights Game April 15, which coincided with Jackie Robinson Day for the first time. Robinson’s widow, Rachel, participated in the first pitch ceremony before the Los Angeles Dodgers-Seattle Mariners game along with Robinson’s former teammates Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax and Read More…

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Sterling’s companion ordered to repay cash, real estate

LOS ANGELES — A judge has ruled that Donald Sterling’s former companion, V. Stiviano, will have to repay more than $2.6 million in cash and real estate as a result of a lawsuit brought by Sterling’s wife, Shelly Sterling’s attorney said Tuesday. The 12-page ruling by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Richard L. Fruin Jr. Read More…