| Dec 27, 2013
| 4:40 PM
As we finish off 2013, here are a few things I'd like to see in the sports world for the New Year:
•An official announcement from the NFL that Los Angeles will finally have a team again (preferably the Rams, back where they belong).
The end of...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Sandburg and Stagg will continue their District 230 boys basketball rivalry on Saturday but neither team will enjoy a home-court advantage.
There will be few complaints about that from the Eagles and Chargers.
The two squads will face off at 2 p.m. on...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Magic Johnson has never been reluctant to give his opinion on how the Lakers are playing, and Wednesday he said the problems on the court can be traced to the owner’s office.
Johnson, whose Hall of Fame playing career included five NBA titles in...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Lakers forward-center Pau Gasol is raising money to help children who are suffering after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines.
"I am helping UNICEF raise money for their efforts on the ground," writes Gasol on crowdrise.com. "I am pledging $1,000...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:56 PM
Ron Shelton has an answer ready if you ask him why he stopped playing baseball.
"The low-and-away slider," he says.
And he's not entirely joking.
In reality, there were other reasons he let go of the game and eventually went on to become a big-...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson says he's concerned about Lamar Odom and his life after basketball.
"We thought the Kardashian arrangement, or marriage, was a terrific thing for him because it's a family, a structure, something that would give him...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:33 PM
SALT LAKE CITY — Mitch Kupchak paused for several seconds. It wasn't an easy question to answer.
What will be Mike D'Antoni's fate?
Finally, the Lakers' general manager spoke briefly about the Lakers' coach.
"I'm not going to discuss Mike...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:07 PM
VS. NEW YORK
Where: Staples Center.
On the air: TV: TNT; Radio: 710, 1330.
Records: Lakers 23-46; Knicks 29-41.
Record vs. Knicks: 0-1.
Update: The Knicks had been on a roll, winning eight consecutive games, until a 106-100 loss at...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:42 PM
For much of our adult lives, the Lakers have been the toast of the town. That's why the anguish is so understandable now that they are merely toast.
But in the midst of all the noise, have we not missed some of the more salient points? Are we so...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:23 PM
While sitting out all but six games this season with Achilles and knee issues, Kobe Bryant apparently had time to build a custom piano.
At least that's the premise of his latest Nike commercial.
"The sound alone could end war," promises the narrator....
| Mar 8, 2014
| 5:51 AM
Eleven NBA championships isn't enough for Phil Jackson. Apparently he wants an even dozen now.
After leading the Chicago Bulls to six NBA crowns and the Los Angeles Lakers to five, Jackson is "ready to go back to work," according to ESPN.com.