| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:04 PM
KEY MOMENT: Closer Kenley Jansen inherited a 5-3 lead, only to give up three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning in a walk-off victory for the Padres. Carlos Quentin and Will Venable hit consecutive run-scoring doubles. Venable reached third base on...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 4:00 AM
It's not as messy as the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care plan, but his My Brother's Keeper initiative for black and Latino boys and young men has created a firestorm of debate among people who have largely been supportive of his...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:04 PM
Last week, when Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw threw a no-hitter and I tweeted a photo of the celebration, a reader responded.
"Stupid that most of Los Angeles was unable to watch" the game, wrote Terry Kinigstein. "Time that the Dodgers are available to...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:57 AM
The Lakers rarely pick in the top 10 of the NBA draft. They'll do so on Thursday night with the seventh overall selection.
Lakers owner/executive Jeanie Buss, in an essay on her late father Jerry Buss for C-Suite Quarterly, recalled meeting one of...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:18 PM
On Friday, Aaron Gordon fielded a question about how he developed the mindset to become a defensive stopper.
Gordon paused for a moment, then spoke.
He said: "If somebody really can't score on you, I think that's really what makes you better than...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 7:42 PM
The first half is over, and how 'bout those Dodgers? Did you see those no-hitters by Clayton Kershaw and Josh Beckett? The exciting Dee Gordon leading the majors in stolen bases and triples? The Yasiel Puig throws and bat flips?
What, no? Not one...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The 2014 BET Awards has kicked off at Nokia Theater and is sure to be a memorable one. In past years, Michael Jackson presented James Brown with a lifetime achievement award, Destiny's Child gave lap dances to Nelly, Magic Johnson and Terrence Howard, and...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 7:25 AM
The Lakers added two players through the NBA draft over the past week.
On Thursday, the team selected Kentucky forward Julius Randle with the seventh overall pick. They also sent cash to the Washington Wizards for the rights to the 46th pick, guard...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 6:28 AM
GLASTONBURY – UConn, the reigning NCAA champion, will be a different team when the season begins in November. In some ways, that should be a good thing.
Amida Brimah, the 7-foot center, will have a year's experience and shoulder surgery behind...
| Aug 5, 2014
I am appalled that there exists an Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award (ESPY) for courage named for Arthur Ashe. Michael Sam received the most recent one.
Arthur Ashe was a coward who hid his AIDS status for four years after he had brain...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 8:06 PM
With Magic Johnson in attendance and a playoff spot very much on the line, the Connecticut Sun may have suffered the most stinging regular-season defeat in their history Sunday at the Staples Center. The Sun, ahead by six with 29.8 seconds to play,...