| Mar 1, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Justin Gimelstob certainly is no Martin Luther King. But he has a dream.
He is unhappy that professional tennis left Los Angeles and he wants it back.
To that end, the first L.A. Tennis Challenge will be played Monday night at Pauley Pavilion. It is...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:32 PM
"My reaction to it is the same as everybody. It was shock, hard to stomach, sadness, disappointment. I think 'anger' is a fair word," Andre Agassi says of being shocked by Lance Armstrong's confession....
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:38 AM
Previously on "The Amazing Race," there were 11 teams. Some of them were really awesome, and some were not. Phil Keoghan eliminated a lot of them, and now the lucky remaining few are in Spain. It all ends tonight, you know, so I hope you have some comfort...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Time once again for "The Amazing Race," or as I called it last week, The Dream Crushing, Boyfriend Eliminating Hour of Depression.
I've got something that will perk you up this week: Spain! Barcelona! Beaches! It's a magical place where even the demons...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 6:06 PM
Creating a distraction
Nice move by Andrew Bynum. With 76ers fans frustrated that the savior who was going to lead the franchise back to the days of Moses is out until January, Bynum has distracted them with his new 'do....
| Nov 16, 2012
| 5:55 PM
Bob Kramer spoke of the loss he is about to suffer, admitting he has a hole in his heart.
He wasn't grieving a child or a parent, just a best friend. Kramer is director of a tennis tournament that will be no more. The Los Angeles men's tennis event that...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 9:38 AM
David Foster Wallace's posthumous career — Wallace committed suicide in 2008 at the age of 46 — has produced nearly as many books as his live one did. In 2010, David Lipsky came out with "Although of Course You End up Becoming Yourself: A Road...
| Oct 25, 2012
This is for all those people who are seriously ill and thinking they may never do what they love again.
I was like that in 2010, recovering from back-to-back breast cancer and heart surgeries and the aftermath. I thought tennis, which is my athletic...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 4:24 PM
The Bryan Street Book Club
The club was started in 1977 by stay-at-home moms living in Elmhurst who wanted to have an evening of adult dialogue.
Sometimes refreshments are themed with the book, i.e. margaritas were served with “A Pirate Looks at...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 11:52 AM
A high-ranking umpire on the U.S. professional tennis circuit arrested Tuesday in New York allegedly bludgeoned her 82-year-old husband to death with a coffee mug in Woodland Hills and then tried to make it look like he fell down the stairs, authorities...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 1:39 PM
My favorite is a children's book called "Keeping Score" by Linda Sue Park. Taking place in Brooklyn in the 1950s, this story focuses on 9-year-old Maggie (named for Joe DiMaggio) and her love for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Maggie learns several important...