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  • CNN's amusing advice on how to fake being an L.A. local

    CNN's amusing advice on how to fake being an L.A. local
    Here's a teeny-tiny idea, courtesy a slideshow on CNN.com attached to a summertime desperation slideshow story entitled “How to be an L.A. Local – 8 Tips for Faking It.” I suppose it's a compliment that in the city with an unmerited...
  • The NFL needs a team in Los Angeles but it can't be the Raiders

    The NFL needs a team in Los Angeles but it can't be the Raiders
    A couple of days ago, in what qualifies as hot news, Magic Johnson said he believed Los Angeles was finally on the verge of obtaining an NFL team, and that the team should be the Oakland Raiders. On the same day, in what qualifies as old news, a Raiders...
  • Letters: Hello, Mr. Ballmer, but a good buy?

    Letters: Hello, Mr. Ballmer, but a good buy?
    Congratulations to Steve Ballmer on making the worst individual purchase in the history of sports. Perhaps he thought the price tag included the arena and the Lakers. Honestly, I think he made the purchase to do what many of us think he will ultimately do...
  • In sports, some feuds can be set aside if only briefly

    In sports, some feuds can be set aside if only briefly
    In some cases, bad blood comes with an expiration date. LeBron James is headed back to Cleveland to play for owner Dan Gilbert. That might have been unthinkable four years ago, when James announced he was taking his talents to South Beach to play for...
  • When fate points a finger: The Jim Brady story

    When fate points a finger: The Jim Brady story
    Many years ago, when I was in college, a professor told me that some people chose to change the world while others were chosen by the world to change it. James Brady fit the second category. Brady, who died Monday at the age of 73, didn't set out to...
  • Byron Scott gives initial thoughts on Lakers roster via Twitter

    Byron Scott gives initial thoughts on Lakers roster via Twitter
    Newly hired Lakers Coach Byron Scott took over the team's Twitter feed Friday, giving his thoughts on the team's prospects this season. His top priority, Scott wrote, is "to get our team to play defense on a consistent basis every single night." That'...
  • Maxine Waters, Other Lawmakers Press FCC for Diversity in Merger Reviews

    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and 51 other lawmakers, including members of the Congressional Black Caucus, are pressing the FCC to ensure that upcoming mergers include "enforceable commitments" to boost media ownership, programming, advertising and...
  • Donald Sterling built an empire and an image; words were his undoing

    Donald Sterling built an empire and an image; words were his undoing
    Inside the pillared estate on North Beverly Drive, after a television interview that lasted an hour and 20 minutes, Donald Sterling hoisted himself out of his chair. The Clippers owner and real estate mogul took a few steps before his knees buckled and he...
  • On The Fly: Crushing Loss For Sun In L.A.

    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,...
  • Lakers' week in review

    Lakers' week in review
    The Lakers introduced their new head coach last week, welcoming back Byron Scott to the organization on a four-year deal. Scott, who won three titles with the "Showtime" Lakers and was a teammate of then-rookie Kobe Bryant during the 1996-97 season,...
  • At Golf Event, Ollie Talks About Brimah's Strong Offseason

    At Golf Event, Ollie Talks About Brimah's Strong Offseason
    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...