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  • Patt Morrison Asks: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- still hooked

    Patt Morrison Asks: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- still hooked
    Only his number is retired — 33, in the Lakers' purple and gold that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wore to glory on the basketball court. The rest of him is still working away, most recently on his latest book. At UCLA, in blue and gold, Abdul-Jabbar was a standout, an All American and player of the year — and a history major, which has served him well in his literary career. Some of his books have made it to the bestseller list, and this one, "What Color Is My World? The Lost History of African-American Inventors," is a children's volume with adult appeal. But in the midst of March Madness, he's still watching the game he mastered, though two of his favorites are already out: Lehigh and Long Beach.
  • Walt Hazzard dies at 69; former Bruins basketball star and coach

    Walt Hazzard dies at 69; former Bruins basketball star and coach
    Walt Hazzard, a stellar point guard who helped John Wooden win his first national championship at UCLA and became the fifth coach to follow the college basketball legend, died Friday. He was 69. Hazzard, who suffered a stroke in 1996, died at Ronald...

    Bill Dwyre: Doc Rivers is the last, biggest piece in Clippers' puzzle

    Bill Dwyre: Doc Rivers is the last, biggest piece in Clippers' puzzle

    T.J. Simers: Dodgers' bumbling, brawling enough to spoil a columnist's vacation

    T.J. Simers: Dodgers' bumbling, brawling enough to spoil a columnist's vacation

    Maryland to name Comcast Center court for Gary Williams

    Maryland to name Comcast Center court for Gary Williams
    Maryland said Tuesday that it will name the Comcast Center basketball court for Gary Williams, who retired as men's coach in May after 22 seasons and a school-record 461 wins. Williams will be honored during a Dec. 9 Comcast Center ceremony. He will join...