| Jan 24, 2015
| 10:28 AM
This column was orginially published on July 24, 2005.
Two steps into the swanky Ritz-Carlton hotel in this Pacific Ocean postcard of a town off the western edge of Los Angeles, Ernie Banks asked the hostess he'd just met about her husband. She blushed....
| Jan 25, 2015
| 4:32 AM
With a familiar glint in his eye and trademark grin on his face, Ernie Banks once revealed a recurring dream of him standing on a stage in Stockholm accepting the Nobel Peace Prize.
A friend to presidents who once discussed poverty with Nelson Mandela...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 8:54 AM
Just in case I didn't already rile enough people with my column today about what I believe is a misguided reaction to easing NCAA sanctions on Penn State, I thought I would use today's blog to offer the perspective of the world's oldest and largest...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 10:30 AM
Reminiscent of the movie "Sliding Doors," VH1's latest scripted series, "Hindsight," contains a familiar but nevertheless intriguing premise: What if handling one moment or action differently could seriously alter your life? Throw in a time-travel...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 10:44 AM
A Heisman Trophy O.J. Simpson won in 1968 has been recovered more than 20 years after it was stolen in a burglary at the University of Southern California, police said Tuesday night.
The trophy and a Simpson jersey were stolen in a burglary at Heritage...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:09 AM
You Can't Make This Up by Al Michaels with L. Jon Wertheim, William Morrow, 288 pages, $28.99
Nobody has documented more sports history in the past 50 years than Al Michaels. You name it, he's done it: Super Bowls, World Series, Olympics, NBA Finals....
| Jan 11, 2015
| 6:23 AM
The College Football Playoff Championship will tower over programming this week. Also on tap are Betty White's birthday, the return of "Saturday Night Live" and the announcement of Oscar nominations.
Here's hoping that Oregon and Ohio State deliver an...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 5:20 AM
It took 110 police officers and security guards to restore order after spectators rioted during an international darts tournament in Melbourne, Australia.
On the plus side, though, prosecutors shouldn't have any problem making the charges stick....
| Jan 14, 2015
Ben-Israel obituary: In the Jan. 11 California section, the obituary of Black Hebrew leader Ben Ammi Ben-Israel said that Israel granted permanent residency to the Black Hebrews in 2002; the year was 2003. The article also said that a member of the sect...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 7:33 PM
Whenever the following words appear in a story — George Zimmerman, arrested, domestic violence, weapons — I'm overcome with "shock and oh, brother."
It's a "not again!" shock that the killer of Trayvon Martin found himself posing for yet...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 5:38 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
Why isn't the national media skewering Alabama coach Nick Saban for signing 6-foot-4, 350-pound nose guard Jonathan Taylor, who was kicked off the University of Georgia team for aggravated assault and domestic...