It was the middle of the afternoon in Los Angeles on April 29, 1992. A small black-and-white television was on in the near-empty press box at Dodger Stadium. Suddenly, a breaking-news alert interrupted the regularly scheduled programming. The police accused of beating a civilian named Rodney King had been found not guilty.
Mississippi Mandalorians, Rancor Raiders Garrison of the 501st, Dagobah Base of the Rebel Legion, Veshok Clan of the Mandalorian Mercs Costuming Group and the USS Haise Star Trek. How's that for a list of ballpark guests?
The 83-year-old Hall of Fame promoter has been exasperated over the handling of the promotion for Saturday’s megafight at the MGM Grand Garden between Manny Pacquiao, who is represented by Arum’s company, Top Rank, and Floyd Mayweather Jr., who Arum promoted the first 11 years of his career before they split in 2006.
After consultation with Major League Baseball and city and local officials, Wednesday's game between the Orioles and the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards will begin at 2:05 p.m. ET and will be closed to the public. The Orioles will also play their three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays, scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., while serving as the home team.
The big story in America this week is the ongoing riots in the city of Baltimore. On April 19, 25-year old Freddie Gray died of a severed spinal cord shortly after being taken into custody by the police, and over the last few days, citizens of Baltimore have taken to the streets in protest. As a result, the city has instituted a citywide curfew of 10 p.m. for every night this week.