| Mar 16, 2013
| 11:27 PM
LAS VEGAS — Despite the sudden loss of one of its best young players, the UCLA basketball team showed up here Saturday night determined not to throw in the towel.
The coach's suit coat was a different matter.
Angered by a charging call on...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Bill O'Brien remembers the moment clearly.
It was July 23, 2012 — five months after he was hired — and the 43-year-old O'Brien was sitting in his office watching the television. There on the screen was NCAA president Mark Emmert, somber...
| May 31, 2013
| 11:44 PM
LAS VEGAS -- A federal magistrate in Las Vegas has ordered the father of former UCLA basketball star Shabazz Muhammad held under house arrest and GPS monitoring pending trial on charges that he ran a mortgage scam.
A prosecutor alleged during a...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 3:09 PM
Ron Holmes, father of former UCLA basketball standout Shabazz Muhammad, was put under house arrest by a federal magistrate Friday.
Holmes pleaded not guilty to bank fraud and conspiracy charges. He is alleged to have used phony information and straw...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Pacers center Roy Hibbert, a budding superstar who helped his team force a deciding Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat with a 91-76 victory Saturday night in Indianapolis, has issued an apology for using a gay slur during his...
| May 30, 2013
| 10:52 PM
MINNEAPOLIS -- For a draft that has widely been panned as lacking star power at the top, the one strength of the 2013 class appears to be at shooting guard.
From Kansas sharpshooter Ben McLemore, who could go No. 1, to Ricky Ledo, who is trying to...
| Feb 26, 2013
Come to find out, the creators of the dreaded "lack of institutional control" have been throwing stones from inside their own glass house.
The NCAA, short for the National Collegiate Athletic Assn., is now in the kind of damage-control mode that it so...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 3:15 PM
Fans, here’s a page from the Magic’s Silver Linings Playbook:
They’re back in the lottery race!
Suffering Magic faithful need some good news after the club has lost 17 of its last 19 games.
By going backwards, Orlando (14-30) is...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 11:15 PM
All the right stuff seemed to be there Wednesday night at Pauley Pavilion, when the Bruins took on the rival USC Trojans in men's basketball.
The recent $138-million upgrade to Pauley left it still shiny and new. The place was overwhelmed with the soft...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Although it's not yet mathematically official, it is emphatically apparent.
Brace yourself, Orlando Magic fans, because your team is now the worst in the NBA.
You may have the Bobcats and Wizards by a couple of games in the win column, but that won't...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 1:49 PM
The Magic are in the midst of one of their all-time losing ruts, and they've again lost Glen Davis. They need to shut down Big Baby for the season and develop their young'uns, turning to 2013-14.
Wish I had some brighter news, but it likely will get...