The former Dodger infielder has been hired as a TV and radio commentator, according to Times blogger Steve Dilbeck, citing "a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity."
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Despite a meciocre record at Washington, Steve Sarkisian has been hired as USC's head coach. It may work out, but Phil Wallace says it wasn't his first choice. Interestingly, this move could lead to Jim Mora, Jr's departure from UCLA.
The Lakers signed Kobe Bryant to huge contract extension when they didn't need to. Their faith that it will work out is troubling, says Phil Wallace.
The longtime SoCal sportswriter and columnist (and talk radio host) Doug Krikorian, laid off by the Press-Telegram in 2011, has shown up in the pages of the rival Long Beach Register.
The Miami Herald came to town to explore the prep-school roots of Jonathan Martin, the Miami Dolphins offensive lineman who recently left the team over intensive haranguing (and worse) by teammate Richie Incognito.
Relief pitcher Brian Wilson needs a job for next season but he has told the New York Yankees not to bother. He won't shave the beard.
USC is rumored to be considering hot coaching names like Kevin Sumlin, Chris Petersen, and Jack Del Rio. But Phil Wallace says the Trojans may already have the right fit in interim head coach Ed Orgeron.
Rather than focus on ticket sales or merchandise revenues, the school's football program is largely dependent on private donations.
At the fabled track, some people watch the races. We watch the barns.
With yesterday's news about Don Mattingly, Matt Kemp, Alexander Guerrero, and Sue Falsone, Phil Wallace points out six new things we've learned about the Dodgers under Guggenheim Baseball Management.
It will cost you $279 per seat to sit on the loge level at Dodger Stadium for the Kings-Ducks game in January. The cheapest seat: $89. I'll wager there won't even be any snow.
The Dodgers manager contradicts his boss and says this morning he might not return without a multi-year deal and assurances they want him. At the end of the day, Sue Falsone announces "with a heavy heart" she is stepping down as the first and only female head trainer in the big leagues.
The Dodgers season may be over, but it's never too early to look ahead. Phil Wallace offers his take on what the Dodgers can do to reach the next level.
It's not just men and women driving round and round. It's warriors dancing with death, and therein lies the magic.
The other shoe has fallen in T.J. Simers' move from the Los Angeles Times to the Orange County Register — and his allegation that Times editors told him to stop mocking Frank McCourt so much. Plus he fills in details about his summer absence from the paper.
Yes, you may have seen a person in a bear suit promenade on the Cardinals dugout toward the end of last night's Dodgers game. Then security moved in.
The Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu got some pre-game advice to air it out from the start of last night's game. It worked.
"It’s the way I’ve watched Dodger playoff games for as long as I can remember,” Kevin Fagan says of his cartoon about turning down the TV and listening to Scully on the radio.
The Dodgers are losing to the Cardinals in the NLCS in both games and storylines.
A quick look at the upcoming National League Championship Series. (Little known secret: neither side is morally superior.)
The former longtime basketball writer for the LA Times joins T.J. Simers on the Orange County Register sports pages.
For the rest of the post-season, parking will be free for carpools with four or people in a vehicle. I don't recall the Dodgers ever doing that before.
Failing on two bunt tries, Juan Uribe instead clubbed a two-run home run to give the Dodgers a 4-3 lead and the series. Next up is the Cardinals or the Pirates.
The Dodgers lead the series 2 to 1 and could clinch tomorrow at the stadium.
"I wasn’t making a declaration. I guess it was misconstrued," Vin Scully says of KPCC report. Why does it feel that something deeper is going on. Plus: Vinnie rips John McCain.
KPCC reports that in a recent interview, Scully said that he's leaning toward retirement after the 2014 baseball season. He will turn 86 next month.
Fifty years ago, the death of boxer Davey Moore after a match at Dodger Stadium was a big story in Los Angeles. His opponent, Sugar Ramos, traveled from Mexico City to Ohio for a statue unveiling recently.
The Dodgers don't look like the best team in the National League playoffs, but they did reel off a 42-8 record and have shown they can get hot and romp.
Despite taking over a tough situation, Lane Kiffin's USC football team was regressing, and a change was justified. It will be interesting to see who the Trojans turn to next.
Shereen Marisol Meraji gets inside the furnished corporate apartment in downtown that Puig shares with his cousin. They play a lot of Play Station.
Vin Scully doesn't get to do national TV any more, and every game will be on Fox or TBS. He will do the first three and last three innings on radio, per ESPN.
McCain plays the sore loser again...
The Dodgers clinched first place in the National League West and a spot in the postseason by beating Arizona 7-6 today. Some Diamondbacks were unhappy about what happened next.
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