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  • Jonathan Ogden was Frankentackle, the standard for modern excellence at left tackle

    Jonathan Ogden was Frankentackle, the standard for modern excellence at left tackle
    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...
  • Ravens' Flacco carries on the 'I'm going to Disney World' tradition

    Ravens' Flacco carries on the 'I'm going to Disney World' tradition
    Win the Super Bowl, and head to Disney. It's a tradition now since Phil Sims uttered the words, "I'm going to Disney World" after winning Super Bowl XXI with the New York Giants in 1987. Now, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco gets the free trip...
  • Cashing in their championships

    Cashing in their championships
    1979-80 FINALS Lakers 4, Philadelphia 76ers 2 An old dog, a new trickster and birth of 'Showtime' "Showtime" began as 20-year-old rookie Magic Johnson inspired this talented team to first in the Pacific Division. After four close games in the...
  • Lakers owner Jerry Buss brought 'Showtime' success to L.A.

     Lakers owner Jerry Buss brought 'Showtime' success to L.A.
    The frozen fields of Wyoming came first. Long before the championship trophies. Before the glitz and glamour. Jerry Buss was still a teenager, digging ditches beside his stepfather, when he dreamed of bigger things. It was youthful ambition — a...
  • Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies at 80

    Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies at 80
    Jerry Buss, the longtime owner of the Lakers whose penchant for showmanship helped turn the game of basketball into “Showtime” and who led the team to 10 NBA championships, died Monday. He was 80. A self-made millionaire who built his...
  • Michael Jordan's 50 most memorable points

    Michael Jordan's 50 most memorable points
    Michael Jordan probably provided about 50,000 breathtaking moments during his basketball career. On MJ's 50th birthday, we try to capture some of his high points — adding up to 50. 2 — March 29, 1982: As a freshman at North Carolina, Jordan...
  • Jerry Buss dies at 80; Lakers owner brought 'Showtime' success to L.A.

    Jerry Buss dies at 80; Lakers owner brought 'Showtime' success to L.A.
    When Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, he wanted to build a championship team. He also wanted to put on a show. The new owner gave courtside seats to movie stars. He hired pretty women to dance during timeouts. He spent freely on big stars and...
  • The California Cook: Training day with the Lakers' Gary Vitti

    The California Cook: Training day with the Lakers' Gary Vitti
    Gary Vitti is at home cooking dinner for a few friends. But you can't escape the feeling that he's got someplace else he'd rather be. He loves to cook, no doubt about that. And he's good at it. But at this time of year, Vitti really ought to be...
  • President Reagan is presented a Lakers jersey

     
    While presenting a Lakers jersey to President Ronald Reagan at the White House, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds it in front of coach Pat Riley....
  • This week: ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ ‘Bates Motel,’ ‘Splash’

     
    Do we really need a “Psycho” with cell phones? “Bates Motel,” arriving Monday, poses that question on a week when sports and reality are likely to generate the headlines. The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament takes over the CBS...
  • Sports stars urge L.A. council to approve AEG's NFL stadium plan

     
    L. A. basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and former pro football quarterback Rodney Peete turned out to urge the City Council to approve the downtown NFL stadium and convention center plan backed by Anschutz Entertainment Group....