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  • Magic Johnson suggests Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin should start

    Jeremy Lin has been one of the Lakers' best players during the preseason, averaging 10.8 points and 6.0 assists through four games. Coming off the bench, Lin helped the Lakers overtake the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, 94-86, while scoring 13...
  • An older and wiser Byron Scott is still all business

    No matter what happens between now and April 15, the presumed end of the Lakers season, Byron Scott won't wall himself off. He left that behind more than 20 years ago, when he and James Worthy had to assume the unofficial roles of team spokesmen after...
  • Magic Johnson, Mia Hamm among owners of new L.A. pro soccer team

    The newest professional sports franchise in Southern California doesn't have a name, a home, any players or even a coach. But the fledgling Major League Soccer team does have a large and impressive ownership group with enough star power to make it stand...
  • Byron Scott knows Lakers have a lot of work to do on defense

    Byron Scott knows Lakers have a lot of work to do on defense
    From his first news conference, Lakers Coach Byron Scott made it clear that defense would be his priority the moment sneakers hit the practice floor. Every player would have to understand that defense won't be optional, evoking lessons he learned as an...
  • Magic Johnson honored at Carousel of Hope Ball

    Magic Johnson honored at Carousel of Hope Ball
    The event: Basketball legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar bestowed the Brass Ring Award on Saturday on NBA superstar Earvin “Magic” Johnson at the Carousel of Hope Ball. Hosted by Barbara Davis, and presented by Mercedes Benz, the biannual black-tie...
  • Magic Johnson Grabs Brass Ring Award From Carousel of Hope

    Performances by Josh Groban, Jennifer Hudson and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds highlighted Barbara Davis' biennual Carousel of Hope ball on Saturday at the Beverly Hilton. But it was a pair of L.A. sports heroes who had the audience on its feet: Kareem...
  • Dodgers issues: Keep Ned Colletti? And what's Don Mattingly's status?

    Dodgers issues: Keep Ned Colletti? And what's Don Mattingly's status?
    Dodger Stadium sat empty Wednesday, the postseason logos already starting to fade in the grass. The Dodgers would have preferred to play Game 5 of the National League division series on their home field Thursday. Instead, the focus shifts from the field...
  • Ex-basketball star Kevin Johnson is back holding court in his hometown

    Ex-basketball star Kevin Johnson is back holding court in his hometown
    "Kevin, Kevin, come see us!" yelled a man pushing a stroller. "Yo, K.J., stop by the community garden!" urged a friend from the old neighborhood. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson beamed as he walked through the heart of Oak Park, a long-struggling...
  • Dodgers finish regular season with a 10-5 clobbering of Rockies

    AT THE PLATE: Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run home run in the third inning to finish the season with 116 runs batted in, the most in the major leagues. Gonzalez finished five RBIs ahead of Mike Trout of the Angels. "It's definitely something cool to be...
  • For Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout, October is the stuff of legacies

    For Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout, October is the stuff of legacies
    The comparison is all but mandatory now. Try to put Clayton Kershaw into historical perspective, and you are virtually obligated to mention Sandy Koufax. Koufax, the gold standard among Dodgers pitchers, won the Cy Young Award three times, the most-...
  • Magic Johnson thinks Dodgers will be on TV next year

    Magic Johnson thinks Dodgers will be on TV next year
    Dodgers minority owner Magic Johnson said he is confident a majority of local households will be able to watch his team’s games on television next season. “I think we’re going to be on TV next season,” Johnson said Sunday. “...