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  • Scott takes on big challenge as Lakers coach

    The Sports Xchange By Forrest Lee, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: fixes spelling of Jamaal in third graf, Randle in sixth graf, Caribbean in 14th graf; other minor edits Scott takes on big challenge as Lakers coach EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The stars were...
  • For Lakers' Byron Scott, it's ready to go time, if not 'Showtime'

    For Lakers' Byron Scott, it's ready to go time, if not 'Showtime'
    The touch of irony was there for all to see. Mike D'Antoni embraced the "Showtime" concept when he took the Lakers coaching job two years ago, saying he would love to employ the fun-and-run style that made them champions five times in the 1980s. But...
  • Old friends show up to praise new Lakers Coach Byron Scott

    Old friends show up to praise new Lakers Coach Byron Scott
    Byron Scott's first news conference as Lakers coach was so much like a class reunion it was natural for the guests of honor to call each other by their old nicknames. Jamaal Wilkes was "Silk." Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was "Cap." Magic Johnson, conspicuous...
  • UCLA-area water main break spews millions of gallons

    UCLA-area water main break spews millions of gallons
    A 90-year-old water main burst under Sunset Boulevard on Tuesday, producing a raging geyser that sent 8 million to 10 million gallons of water onto the UCLA campus, flooding several buildings, including the famed Pauley Pavilion. It took the Los Angeles...
  • Los Angeles vs. New York: It's another major city matchup for a ring

    The Kings and New York Rangers face off in the Stanley Cup Final starting Wednesday at Staples Center. It will be the eighth time that teams from Los Angeles and New York have met to decide a title in a major sport, and the first time since 1981. A look...
  • The Kings-Rangers fight we can't forget: Remember the '81 brawl?

    The Kings-Rangers fight we can't forget: Remember the '81 brawl?
     "If the referee goes by the rule book now, there will be nobody left to play the hockey game." — Bill Chadwick, New York Rangers television analyst The ice at the Forum was so crowded that night in 1981, it looked like the rink at New York's...
  • Beach volleyball event in Long Beach aims to broaden sport's appeal

    Beach volleyball event in Long Beach aims to broaden sport's appeal
    At the Summer Olympics, spectators seem drawn to the beach volleyball courts. Outside of the Games, fans seem to find other ways to spend their time. That's the problem the sport has in this country. But, the situation isn't hopeless and enthusiasts...
  • Steinberg: With free agency underway - what is the Lakers' plan?

    They have defined NBA greatness for the past 50 years. They have won 16 NBA championships and can claim 26 members in the NBA Hall of Fame. They have had an uncanny ability to reload their roster quickly when their dynastic players move on. Jerry West,...
  • Don Sterling racist outrage reeks of hypocrisy

    Don Sterling racist outrage reeks of hypocrisy
    Is the hypocritical blame train full yet on this messy Don Sterling racist controversy? David Stern?  Check. Fellow owners in the NBA?  Yes, sir. NAACP? Yep. An A-list of NBA superstars, including Michael Jordan and LeBron James? Sure thing. Every Los...
  • NBA's use of 'hammer' on Donald Sterling welcomed by Garcetti

    NBA's use of 'hammer' on Donald Sterling welcomed by Garcetti
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday praised NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for "bringing down the hammer" on Clippers owner Donald Sterling, capping four days of pressure from the city's political leaders over remarks said to be made by Sterling...
  • Steve Nash, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar pleased with Donald Sterling punishment

    The decision came quickly and decisively from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver -- a lifetime ban for Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Former and current NBA players were almost as quick in their praise for Silver, who became the league's commissioner just...