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  • Planned Reagan sculpture strides toward the land of myth-making

    Planned Reagan sculpture strides toward the land of myth-making
    The little town of Dixon, Ill., has two claims to fame. First, it’s the self-proclaimed Petunia Capital of Illinois. And second, it’s the boyhood home of Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States. Presidents (and petunias) are no...
  • 'Showtime' chronicles glitzy Lakers era of Magic, Kareem and Riley

    'Showtime' chronicles glitzy Lakers era of Magic, Kareem and Riley
    The diva guard is orchestrating coaching changes. The boss man is an inveterate womanizer, as is most of the team, except for the committed virgin they just signed, who firmly believes sex shouldn't take place till marriage. This a dynasty or a soap...
  • Follow the ball through 'Wooden: A Coach's Life' biography

    In July 2009, a year before his death at age 99, John Wooden was named by the Sporting News as the top coach in the history of American sports. Not many argued with the selection. Over his 29-year career he won 664 of 826 games for a winning percentage of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Clippers cover Lakers' banners for home games at Staples Center

    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...
  • 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...
  • Dodgers reliever Paco Rodriguez continues to impress

    Dodgers reliever Paco Rodriguez continues to impress
    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...
  • Architect Paul Revere Williams is a star among celebrities

    He's one of the hottest architects in Hollywood: The houses designed by Paul Revere Williams have attracted generations of stars — Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Bill Cosby, Denzel Washington. Actress Debra Messing recently sold a home he designed...
  • 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...
  • 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...