| Dec 16, 2013
| 10:53 PM
In the same year that Linda Ronstadt told the world she could no longer sing a note because of Parkinson's disease, she has been elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a possibility that she recently told the Los Angeles Times she’d never "given...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:56 PM
Sunday night I was emailed the last Bowl Championship Series standings ever assembled.
I didn't cry, but I sniffled.
The standings were compiled and delivered, seven Sundays a season, by the National Football Foundation. You could click the short-form...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:09 AM
Convicted ex-Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Alfred “Al” Sanchez’s political comeback hit a major roadblock Thursday: an elections board kicked him off the Cook County ballot because he’s not done with his parole.
| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:19 AM
Let’s be clear: The Jameis Winston controversy shouldn’t be defined by whether or not he is honored as the winner of the 2013 Heisman Trophy.
Lives are at stake here. His. And the accuser’s.
The results of the pending sexual...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:56 PM
The lone writer who left Yasiel Puig off his National League rookie of the year ballot said Monday he considered the Dodgers outfielder among "four really good candidates for three spots."
Jose Fernandez of the Miami Marlins won the award, with 26 of...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Kobe Bryant is still a likely to be voted by fans to be a starter on the Western Conference All-Star team, according to an All-Star balloting update Tuesday from the NBA.
Despite playing just six games so far this season while recovering from an...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:39 PM
The NBA revealed the 2013-14 All-Star ballot on Friday in preparation for the Feb. 16 game in New Orleans.
The Lakers are represented by Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Steve Nash.
Fans can vote once a day until balloting concludes Jan. 20. Voting can...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:10 PM
The Clippers had five players on the NBA’s Western Conference All-Star ballot when it was released Friday.
The Clippers had guards Chris Paul, J.J. Redick and sixth-man Jamal Crawford on the ballot.
They also had forward Blake Griffin and center...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 4:20 PM
The Hall of Fame shut its doors to the living last year. That was a metaphor, or so we were told. No breathing inductees, and down the slippery slope to irrelevance.
Nonsense then, absurdity now.
One year after the Baseball Writers' Assn. of America...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 11:18 PM
Following a vote Tuesday by the Costa Mesa City Council, some motel owners in the city could find themselves wondering whether a call to the police to report rowdy guests or criminal activity is worth the $360 it could cost them for taking up officers'...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Polemics aside, the merits of a photo identification requirement for voters are compelling.
The voter ID imbroglio swirling around Pennsylvania is the doing of sinister political posturing on both sides of the state's symbiotic and self-serving two-...