| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:01 PM
The WNBA is searching for a new Sparks owner after franchise Chairwoman Paula Williams Madison told the league her family-owned company would no longer be involved with the team, The Times has learned.
"This was a big surprise to us," WNBA President...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:21 PM
The D-Fenders will pay tribute to the late Dr. Jerry Buss, former owner of the Lakers and D-Fenders, on Jan. 27 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.
Buss passed away from cancer complications last February. The D-Fenders will celebrate what would...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Sports memories can be fleeting and easily dissolvable, sort of like cotton candy. The events of 2013 likely won't be remembered in 100 years, but what if we created a sports time capsule, and put in items representing the year in sports? We could bury it...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It's showtime, so to speak. No, not on the basketball court at Staples Center, but in Playa del Rey, where Jerry Buss' mansion has come on the market at $5.95 million.
The custom Italian-style villa, built in 1998 by the late Los Angeles Lakers owner...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 11:18 PM
It was a night when DeAndre Jordan actually clanked two dunks and it didn't matter. Little else went wrong for the Clippers on Friday.
Or right for the Lakers.
The final score was 123-87 and it wasn't that close.
Rivalry? What rivalry?
| Dec 6, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Jerry Buss’ Playa del Rey mansion has come on the market at $5.95 million.
The late Los Angeles Lakers owner had the Italian-style villa custom built in 1998. The hilltop estate features slam-dunk views of the ocean, marina and cityscape.
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:44 PM
What's happened to the Lakers since owner Jerry Buss has been gone is enough to make him roll over in his luxury box in the sky.
In the past 10 months, Dwight Howard left L.A. to take less money and Kobe Bryant took more money to stay. Each decision...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:17 PM
Happily for Kobe Bryant, he is now going to be a Laker for life.
Sadly for the misguided Lakers, it probably won't be much of a life.
The news Monday that Bryant had signed a two-year contract extension worth $48.5 million – twice his market...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:17 PM
In this most conflicted of Lakers seasons, it figures that the common reaction to Kobe Bryant's imminent and inspirational return is actually two reactions.
Upon hearing the news: Yes! This means they have a chance to make the playoffs!
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:17 PM
Bill Sharman is 87 years old. Saturday afternoon, he had a mild stroke. These things hit us like lightning bolts of reality.
Los Angeles has more than its share of sports legends. We are blessed. We thought John Wooden would live forever. We were wrong....
| Oct 28, 2013
| 12:26 PM
It's come to this for the 16-time champs and formerly undisputed kings of Los Angeles: Their season hinges on a hobbled 18-year veteran, the NBA's oldest point guard, a player who was told to slap on his "big-boy pants" last season and another who smashed...