Sports

LA sports: Dodgers tickets, Magic and the Lakers, new marathons

dodgers-ticket-windows.jpg
Dodger Stadium ticket windows. LA Observed file photo.


The Dodgers suspended their season ticket sales because they have sold enough. Individual games go on sale Friday on the web, and for the first time the team will raise prices as demand rises for specific games during the season. Bill Shaikin of the LA Times explains.

Also:

On the Jay Leno show Monday night, former Lakers star and part owner Magic Johnson said coach Mike D'Antoni is wrong for the team and that the Lakers should have hired Phil Jackson. He also omitted Kobe Bryant from his list of the game's best players. LAT

Los Angeles will host the 2016 men’s and women’s U.S. Olympic marathon trials to choose the runners for the Rio Olympics. The race will be held on a looped course mostly downtown on Feb. 13, 2016. The annual Los Angeles Marathon will be run the following day — Valentine's Day. LAT, ESPN LA

The mayor of Sochi says the Russian city has no gay residents, even though there are several gay bars there. ESPN wires


More by Kevin Roderick:
LA Observed Notes: Let's call it a year
Tyrus Wong, legendary Disney artist, was 106
Read the LA Times response to Los Angeles Magazine's piece
Video: Guy hikes Griffith Park to Pt. Mugu in 69 hours
Norms Pico has definitely closed
Recent Sports stories on LA Observed:
The Rams were the original 'Hollywood's Team'
Scully, Abdul-Jabbar, Gehry and more to get White House honor
When Ring Lardner covered the Cubs
For Ernie, and for Harry and Mike and Studs
Dodgers advance in a game for the books
The city comes to suburban Dodger Stadium
Dee Gordon is trending for a reason
Bill Dwyre: Arnold Palmer will never be gone



LA Observed on Twitter