| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:04 PM
The tugging and twisting began Saturday morning, friends texting, acquaintances calling, everyone wondering.
What was JoLai Draper going to do?
She's a 42-year-old procurement agent at Boeing, a lifetime Inglewood resident with strong ties...
| May 3, 2014
| 11:31 PM
Their owner was thrown out of the league, their organization is buried in chaos, yet the Clippers play on.
They were humiliated by hate, distracted by protests, exhausted by stress, yet the Clippers play on.
It was a series that could have finished...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 6:15 PM
OAKLAND — The saddest thing about this latest glimpse into Donald Sterling's soul isn't that the picture is swathed in ignorance and hate.
The saddest thing is that we've seen it before.
One didn't need to wake up Saturday morning and click on...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:17 PM
The opinion that Donald Sterling can no longer be an owner is incorrect. He would make an excellent plantation owner.
What a story. Just when you think you have seen it all . . .
The late Bill Thomas, as fine an editor as the Los Angeles Times ever...
| Jun 1, 2014
Chicago tourism officials have committed to raise nearly $2 million in sponsorships for the James Beard Foundation Awards, a pledge that helped lure the event, considered the Oscars of American dining, to Chicago in 2015 from New York.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:15 PM
The NBA's greatest frontman and his favorite backup singer stood together on a crowded hardwood floor, cameras whirring and lights flashing, their hands gently placed on the same basketball for a pose they have been practicing for years.
| Jan 31, 2013
| 7:48 AM
I figured out what I hate about the NBA’s legendary trash-talking:
I can’t hear it.
That’s what the NBA ought to televise. That’s where they ought to train their parabolic microphones, right there on Nate Robinson and Brandon...
| May 5, 2014
| 11:40 PM
He plays with a tight scowl, as if enduring a constant nagging pain, which is more true than Chris Paul would want anyone to believe.
He's spent nine years as the NBA's greatest disappearing star, gone every spring around this time, never in a title...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:01 PM
So Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, stands accused of having made remarks of unbelievable crassness and flavored with a racism that would bring a tear to the eye of Cliven Bundy.
Are you surprised? Me neither. Sterling's record of...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 8:00 PM
OAKLAND — They began the game huddled in a concrete hallway, arms locked, bodies swaying, desperately begging each other to stay united through the storm.
"It's just us . . . only us . . . we're all we got!"
FOR THE RECORD:...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 11:30 PM
The Clippers needed an answer, and quick.
They gave one, and wow.
Their response Monday night to a playoff-opening debacle against the Golden State Warriors was powerful enough to temporarily subdue thoughts of the historic Clippers jinx while...