| Oct 18, 2013
| 9:23 PM
The Lakers display 12 championship banners (including one to recognize the team's five championships won in Minneapolis), 10 retired jerseys (including one to honor the late Chick Hearn) and one special banner to honor six from the Minneapolis era...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Is this Clippers guard Chris Paul's season to take over Los Angeles — namely, win an NBA championship and eclipse Kobe Bryant on the relevance level?
In a city filled with stars, Paul's star has been shining bright enough for that question to be...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 11:21 AM
Bill Sharman, a Hall of Fame basketball player and coach who guided the Lakers to their first National Basketball Assn. title in Los Angeles in record-setting fashion, has died. He was 87.
Sharman, who coached teams to championships in three...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Maybe I’m just as delusional as Dwight Howard, but I wouldn’t totally reject the idea that the Magic could one day hang his No. 12 jersey from the rafters.
Who knows what might happen in, say, 2025?
You figure Dwight will play another 10...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:15 PM
You'll have to excuse Solomon Jones III if he's feeling a little more giddy than an NBA veteran should.
Jones, 29, has 270 games under his belt since 2006, having played in L.A. and New York. He has been to China and back.
Playing for the Magic in...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The National Football League’s increasingly visible injury legacy has become a topic of national debate, one that threatens to cast a lasting shadow over the country’s most popular, and profitable, sport.
Far less attention has been paid...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Our 5-part Saturday series focusing on the Magic's position battles heading into their Oct. 1 training camp continues.
OK, there's really no race for the starting spot.
Nik Vucevic is the incumbent – and landslide winner....
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:46 PM
Left-hander Paco Rodriguez shakes his head when he thinks of how much his life has changed in the last five months.
Coming out of spring training, Rodriguez thought he had a 50-50 chance of making the Dodgers' opening-day roster. Today, he is one of the...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Trying to compare Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan can spark intense debate.
Their career arcs took very different paths, but where they are undeniably close is in ring count. Jordan won six titles with the Chicago Bulls. To date, Bryant has five with...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:42 PM
When talk turns to athletic freaks, offensive linemen rarely rate a mention.
The term is usually applied to an NBA greyhound who can dribble around guards as easily as dunk over 7-footers. Or in the realm of football, maybe a quarterback who can...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Arguably the greatest player in Wichita State history, Xavier McDaniel, and Houston’s three-time All-American Elvin Hayes will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City November 24 at the Midland by AMC.