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Without a coach or a competitive roster, the Lakers seem to have no vision for the future.
The World Cup is down to its Final Four, all of them powerhouses. The finale could be an All-American affair.
Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke have been to the All-Star dance before, and Puig was voted a starter by the fans. Gordon got there by hard work.
Babo Castillo is credited with teaching Fernando Valenzeula the screwball. Castillo pitched for the Dodgers in the 1981 World Series.
So many fans went to the bathroom as play stopped between the U.S. and Germany that water use spiked. It then spiked again at the end of Thursday's match.
The favorites the rest of the way appear to be Brazil, Germany, Argentina, and the Netherlands. The Americans may get their chance to play against more of those soccer powers on the sport's biggest stage soon.
Eric Spillman, the reporter for KTLA Channel 5, posted this photo to Twitter of World Cup fans watching in South Bay.
Was Clayton Kershaw's no-hitter more impressive than Nolan Ryan's 17-strikeout gem for the Angels in 1973? Ron Rapoport, who covered that game for the LA Times, considers the question.
The Kings will take the Cup home to the streets of the South Bay this afternoon. It was intense down there last time -- check out the pics. Plus: The Cup visited Vin Scully and the Dodgers on Tuesday night.
Gwynn, the most accomplished San Diego Padre ever, had cancer of the mouth he blamed on smokeless tobacco. He grew up in Long Beach and his son and brother both played for the Dodgers.
Figueroa Street will be closed from 3rd Street down to Pico Boulevard from about 10 am to 1 pm, the city says. The parade starts at noon at 5th Street.
The keeper of the Stanley Cup, Philip Pritchard of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, tweeted this photo of the Kings and their families on the beach Saturday.
The Kings had to play 26 games -- and in ten periods of overtime -- to win the Stanley Cup this time. Last time was the lifting of a 45-year burden. This time seems somehow sweeter. The parade will be Monday.
As the Lakers look to hire a new coach, they should examine traits of other successful coaching hires.
Welch struck out Reggie Jackson in the World Series at age 21 and looked set for a great career. He had a pretty good run, especially for a guy who wrote a memoir about his alcoholism before he was 30.
The official announcement is expected Tuesday in New York. Fisher has never coached in the NBA before.
I guess this is what they call negotiating through the press.
The total number of wins needed is 16, if you get my drift. The legend of Darryl Sutter grows. Plus: Yasiel Puig sends the Kings some love.
Sports columnist T.J. Simers' rebirth with the Orange County Register lasted less than a year. Well under a year. He's joining this week's exodus from OC Register.
The World Cup starts in Brazil on Thursday, June 12. Amid social turmoil and construction problems, the world will be taking much of the next four weeks off to follow their favorite team.
With the Dodgers failing to meet expectations, one could look at their defensive woes as a reason for their struggles.
Bratton gets lunch at Langer's if the Rangers win. Beck gets Katz's when the Kings win. For the mayors, it's about singing for Jimmy Kimmel.
Sterling will also drop lawsuit against the NBA. "Everything is just the way it should be, really," he tells NBC4's Fred Roggin. "It may have worked out differently, but it's good. It's all good."
Zimmer was the last of the Brooklyn Dodgers to have an on-field job in baseball. Vin Scully told Zim stories between pitches of the second inning of tonight's game at Dodger Stadium.
Justin Williams wins it in sudden overtime. The Rangers built a 2-0 lead to start the game, but the Kings scored the next three goals.
True fact: the entire city of Los Angeles is closed on Thursdays so everyone can catch up on "Game of Thrones."
Fun item from historian Michael Beschloss: In 1962, Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax invested in Sandy Koufax’s Tropicana Motel.
Embattled (and possibly former) Clippers owned Donald Sterling headed down into the 'hood on Sunday and attended a morning service at Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church on San Pedro Street.
The Kings-Blackhawks series left the sportswriters gasping and the NHL (and NBC) looking ahead to its first-ever final between Los Angeles and New York. The series starts Wednesday at Staples Center.
While the NBA considers the Clippers sold, Donald Sterling sues in federal court.
Former Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer may get to the buy the team or may not. But he apparently wants the Clips, at an insane price.
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