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  • John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles

    John Wooden dies at 99; UCLA basketball coach won 10 national titles
    John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach who became an icon of American sports while guiding the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships in the 1960s and '70s and remained in the spotlight during retirement with his "Pyramid of Success"...
  • Home is wherever Vin Scully is on the air; a scary moment turns celebratory as he announces his return

    Home is wherever Vin Scully is on the air; a scary moment turns celebratory as he announces his return
  • Book review: 'The Reversal' by Michael Connelly

    Book review: 'The Reversal' by Michael Connelly
    The Reversal A Novel Michael Connelly Little, Brown: 394 pp., $27.99 Los Angeles has much to lament. Our Dodgers, victims of a broken marriage, are the neglected boys of summer. The Trojans are on probation, the Bruins are bad and the NFL has...
  • 'Pitch' kids have delivery down

    Twin brothers Nathan and Ryan Mehta are good with facts and figures when it comes to sports. So good that the 9-year-old Burbank residents are regulars on the show "Kid Pitch" on Fox Sports Network, a baseball talk show for kids hosted by kids. They...
  • The Bell Curve: And we are all connected

    A weekend of contrasts, if anyone was listening, or watching. Just for starters, the humility of John Wooden opposite the arrogance of Mike Garrett -- with politicians gearing up for the next round of half-truths and slander from the sidelines. The...
  • Small Wonders: Finding a new structure

    No Father's Day is complete without at least one of the following: A #1 Dad mug, a new tie, shirt or barbecue apron, a silly card about Dad's underwear or bathing habits and anything made of construction paper, Elmer's glue and uncooked macaroni. To this...
  • Mesa Musings: Learning from 'Echo of the big Bang'

    John Ramsey was the finest sports public address announcer I ever heard. Bob Sheppard, the legendary P.A. voice for the New York Yankees, died recently after more than 50 years behind the microphone. I had heard Sheppard at Yankee Stadium. He was,...
  • Small Wonders: It's time for Dodger baseball

    Small Wonders: It's time for Dodger baseball
    I was 8. Some would say too young to understand. Others would wonder what took so long. I remember the smells, the sounds, the faces. Equally frightening and liberating. I was changed forever. And that time has come for my daughters. Time for Dodger...
  • Johnny Holliday's career was an easy call

    Johnny Holliday's career was an easy call
    "I want to show you something." Johnny Holliday is standing in the front hallway of his home in Kensington. His graying hair is parted, as always, perfectly to the left, not a single strand out of place. He grins, flashing his immaculately white upper...
  • Curt Gowdy was very excited by Ted Williams' homer

     
    Speaking of Vin Scully (see post below) I was honored Wednesday night to attend the second annual induction ceremony for the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the New York Hilton. The class: Marvin Bader, Chet Forte, Curt Gowdy, Ted......
  • Farewell, Rory Markas

     
    Though Rory Markas had already had one near-death experience (a blood clot in his brain 14 months ago), the news this morning of his passing at age 54 comes as a shock. He had just been promoted to the position......