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  • NBA players' union seeks league action concerning Donald Sterling

    NBA players' union seeks league action concerning Donald Sterling
    OAKLAND — Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said Sunday the National Basketball Players Assn. wants the NBA to bar Clippers owner Donald Sterling from playoff games the rest of this season and impose the maximum penalty allowed under league bylaws if...
  • Seriously, Bianchi? Why police records are public

    Seriously, Bianchi? Why police records are public
    You know, one of the things I love about the newspaper is that you can get a variety of perspectives and opinions all in the same place. A perfect example: I couldn't disagree more with my colleague Mike Bianchi's column, "Jameis Winston assault inquiry...
  • David Stern, a real league leader

    David Stern, a real league leader
    Commissioner is a title far too limiting for David Stern. He has been part comedian, part dictator, part visionary, part man on a mission, and there's nothing Ron Artest's fists, Gilbert Arenas' guns or Allen Iverson's wardrobe could possibly do to stop...
  • Lakers are falling in standings and in television ratings

    Lakers are falling in standings and in television ratings
    Magic Johnson apparently isn't the only one who thinks the Lakers are unwatchable. The Lakers' ratings on Time Warner Cable SportsNet declined 37.5% over the team's first 40 games versus the same period last season, according to Nielsen ratings in the...
  • An unsettled air in John Wall's slam dunk contest victory

    An unsettled air in John Wall's slam dunk contest victory
    NEW ORLEANS — It was hard to tell what shocked fans more, the NBA's new dunk contest rules or a performance by Vanilla Ice. Maybe contest organizers should think twice, twice baby. Washington's John Wall was declared the winner in fan voting...
  • Magic Johnson and other Dodgers owners purchase the Sparks

    Magic Johnson and other Dodgers owners purchase the Sparks
    The Sparks have been sold to an investment group led by Lakers legend Magic Johnson and Dodgers controlling owner Mark Walter, chief executive of Guggenheim Partners, a Chicago-based financial services company. Todd Boehly and Bobby Patton, other...
  • East pulls out all the stops to beat West, 163-155, in All-Star game

    NEW ORLEANS — Defense won the NBA All-Star game. No joke. Well, maybe a chuckle is in order. The East wasn't exactly hand-in-the-face tough during a game that featured a record 318 points and zero blocked shots, but it did manage to stop the...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Independent Lens' on PBS

     Monday's TV Highlights: 'Independent Lens' on PBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 29 - Oct. 5, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Tonight...
  • Letters: Giving Alex Rodriguez the needle

    Letters: Giving Alex Rodriguez the needle
    The only people more hypocritical or dishonest than Alex Rodriguez are sportswriters, sports talk radio people, Bud Selig and anyone in Major League Baseball. They all keep saying they wish A-Rod would go just away, yet the writers dedicate a full...
  • 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...
  • Friendship brings Nick Young, Jordan Farmar together on the Lakers

    Friendship brings Nick Young, Jordan Farmar together on the Lakers
    It was a Christmas gift that never appeared on any star basketball player's wish list. Inside the hefty SAT study guide filled with algebra equations and vocabulary teasers was a letter from one high school friend to another, a message of hope for...