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  • Apodaca: Let's pause and recall the influence of Jerry Norman

    With the NCAA tournament underway, it's worth remembering that March Madness hasn't always been around to turn us into a nation of obsessed college basketball fans. Back in more provincial times, one man contributed as much as anyone to raising the...
  • Lakers have another historic night in 119-85 loss to Spurs

    SAN ANTONIO — Sure, why not. Another ragged moment for the Lakers and their fine tradition. They never lost this badly to the San Antonio Spurs until Friday, a 119-85 blush of a game for the visitors that blew past their embarrassing 32-point...
  • Matt Barnes cleared to play for Clippers

    Matt Barnes cleared to play for Clippers
    Matt Barnes was back on the practice court for a shoot-around Wednesday, along with a new set of goggles and a flurry of nicknames. “They’ve been all over the place,” the Clippers small forward said, “from Eric Dickerson to James...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sighting: Lady Gaga works out at Reform Chicago Pilates studio

    Sighting: Lady Gaga works out at Reform Chicago Pilates studio
    Lady Gaga is back on her feet, a pilates studio owner says. The "Poker Face" singer — who has been photographed getting around in a wheelchair since canceling her world tour in February to undergo hip surgery — worked out April 11 at...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Watch the on-court similarities between Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan

    Watch the on-court similarities between Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan
    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...