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Bill Plaschke

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  • The NFL is a habit America just can't kick

    The NFL is a habit America just can't kick
    Go ahead. Stop watching the NFL. I dare you. Go on, change the channel. Live up to all the threats I've read on Twitter pages, the ranting I've seen in the blogs, the national cries for a fan boycott that would hasten the end to this zebra madness. Start...
  • Did Jerry Buss make the right decision by keeping Kobe over Shaq?

    Did Jerry Buss make the right decision by keeping Kobe over Shaq?
    In the summer of 2004, Laker owner Jerry Buss was faced with an extremely hard decision: Kobe Bryant or Shaquille O'Neal. The two superstars were feuding and Buss had to choose one Hall of Famer over another. Buss chose Bryant, a decision that Los...
  • Sleepy Bruins wake up in time to put Arizona State to bed

    Sleepy Bruins wake up in time to put Arizona State to bed
    LAS VEGAS — A UCLA basketball team that has sleepwalked through parts of the season has taken the metaphor to an entirely new level. On Thursday, the Bruins won a basketball game in their pajamas. In their 80-75 comeback victory over Arizona State...
  • There's no sugar-coating it, Ben Howland is on thin ice at UCLA

    LAS VEGAS — Despite the sudden loss of one of its best young players, the UCLA basketball team showed up here Saturday night determined not to throw in the towel. The coach's suit coat was a different matter. Angered by a charging call on...
  • To Magic Johnson, Jerry Buss was friend, mentor and 'second father'

    The beloved mentor and his favorite student spent their final hours together holding hands on a hospital bed. Jerry Buss was entering the final stage of his life after a long battle with cancer, and he wanted to spend some of it with Magic Johnson. Buss...
  • Manti Te'o hoax never should have gotten this far

    Manti Te'o hoax never should have gotten this far
    This country's most inspirational sportsman is exposed as a cheat. Two of the greatest players in baseball history are denied entry into the Hall of Fame because they are cheats. The NFL spends the first three weeks of the season using fake referees. A...
  • USC's dreadful performance is perfect way to conclude imperfect season

    USC's dreadful performance is perfect way to conclude imperfect season
    EL PASO — A football season that once swaggered through the warmth of a No. 1 ranking has curled up and expired in a cold, remote desert, buffeted by a chilled and foreboding wind. The kid coach is bundled in a black hoodie and wearing sunglasses....
  • Seeing positives in the Dodgers' done deal of a season

    Seeing positives in the Dodgers' done deal of a season
    They had their chance. For one prolonged, precious moment Tuesday night, the Dodgers had complete control of this crazy race for the National League's second wild card. The St. Louis Cardinals had just lost. The Dodgers needed only to win to push their...