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  • Lakers' extension of Kobe Bryant's contract really hurts now

    Lakers' extension of Kobe Bryant's contract really hurts now
    The earthquake rocked the Lakers on the morning of Nov. 25, 2013, their economic future rattled by a $48.5-million contract extension given to an aging and injured player who neither required it nor demanded it. Now, seven months later, comes the...
  • It's over for U.S. at World Cup, but America hopes it's just the start

    It's over for U.S. at World Cup, but America hopes it's just the start
    For the U.S. men's soccer team, the 2014 World Cup ended in sprawled exhaustion on the coast of Brazil. For others, it ended in the deathly quiet of a bar in the middle of Eagle Rock. For more than two hours on a steamy Tuesday afternoon, the patio...
  • For UCLA standout Trevor Bauer, it's different but same with Indians

    For UCLA standout Trevor Bauer, it's different but same with Indians
    Trevor Bauer never cared about conforming. A tireless worker who long ago established an eyebrow-raising, pole-to-pole pregame long-toss routine, the 23-year-old UCLA product was judged to be something of an attitude problem and be a potential failure...
  • For Andy Murray, a Wimbledon prize — and reprise — proves elusive

    For Andy Murray, a Wimbledon prize — and reprise — proves elusive
    On the warmest, sunniest day you can imagine, in a place where those are few and far between, gloom prevailed Wednesday. Great Britain was Mudville, and mighty Casey had struck out. When Andy Murray's final ground stroke settled into the bottom of the...
  • Eugenie Bouchard, headed to Wimbledon final, is poised for greatness

    Eugenie Bouchard, headed to Wimbledon final, is poised for greatness
    It is still a little too soon to canonize young Eugenie Bouchard as the next big thing in women's tennis. We will wait until Saturday. That's when the current pride of Canadian sports, now that the Kings have taken hockey away from them, will play in...
  • Petra Kvitova schools Eugenie Bouchard in Wimbledon women's final

    School was in session Saturday afternoon on Centre Court at Wimbledon, and Petra Kvitova was doing the teaching. That wasn't how it was supposed to be. This was to be a coming-out party for young Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard. At 20, her lessons...
  • National anthem can be a perilous fight for singers

    O say can you see, by the dawn's early light… That light painfully dawns on a screeching rock star attempting to recapture lost glory, a scruffy folk singer torturously immortalizing his mandolin, a hip quartet desperately trying to create a...
  • Chris Erskine's World Cup reflections head into extra time

    Chris Erskine's World Cup reflections head into extra time
    Random thoughts while waiting for FIFA to hand out Oscars for best actor, best flop: Soccer needs a World Cup every year.... For a few weeks, the American team brought fans together in the way only football usually does, with beer, chicken wings,...
  • Indianapolis' Chuck Pagano, like his team, has been a fighter

    Indianapolis' Chuck Pagano, like his team, has been a fighter
    Say this for the Indianapolis Colts, they don't go quietly. They were the only team to beat the Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers last season. They rallied from a 28-point deficit for a 45-44 victory over Kansas City in a wild-...
  • Tim Howard bends over backward to put World Cup effort in perspective

    Tim Howard bends over backward to put World Cup effort in perspective
    It took goalkeeper Tim Howard years to become an overnight sensation, so he wasn't overwhelmed by the effusive praise he received for his acrobatic performance Tuesday in the U.S. World Cup team's round-of-16 loss to Belgium. "I just keep my feet on the...
  • Novak Djokovic in Wimbledon final; downside is he faces Roger Federer

    It's hard to feel sorry for Novak Djokovic, but we need to. For the second straight Wimbledon tennis tournament, he is positioned as the spoiler, Mr. Buzz Kill. Life is not fair. Certainly, not life in pro tennis. Djokovic has it all. When he held off...