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USC player Josh Shaw admits he made up hero story

josh-shaw-usc.jpg The Trojans cornerback has been suspended from the football team and he has retained a lawyer. Shaw says he was injured in an unspecified fall and lied about it.

Dodgers' most notorious historical moment reexamined

marichal-roseboro-annotated.jpg In a pretty remarkable piece at Deadspin, Los Angeles author David Davis annotates the famous photo of the Juan Marichal assault of John Roseboro in the summer of Watts and fills in the backstory.

Angels ace Richards taken from field on stretcher

garrett-richards-down.jpg Richards hurt his left knee making a play at Fenway Park in Boston. The seriousness of the injury is being evaluated.

What the LA Times wants in the next sports editor

cup-beach-doughty.jpg The Los Angeles Times needs a new editor to run the sports department. If you're curious what the requirements are, check out the job posting.

Dodgers organization mourns one of its own

april-thompson-usher.jpg April Thompson, who died on Saturday, was the Manager of Stadium Services at Dodger Stadium. Some may remember her as an usher starting in the 1970s.

30 years ago: Joan Benoit enters the Coliseum (video)

joan-benoit-chinn.jpg My favorite moment of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics came on the first Sunday of the games. Turn up the sound and listen to the roar of the crowd. Plus: Who can forget Gabriela Andersen-Schiess finishing the women's marathon.

Vin Scully coming back for season #66 (video)

scully-wife-going-for-66.jpg Vin Scully and the Dodgers decided to head off the usual late summer speculation and announce during Tuesday night's game that he will come back next year.

Judge rejects Donald Sterling on all points

sterling-roggin.jpg Shelly Sterling is close to receiving the go-ahead on her sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer.

Dodgers shouldn't pay a high Price

The Dodgers do need help in the back of their rotation. But giving up a top prospect for an ace like David Price would be a huge mistake.

Lost Lakers

carlos-boozer.jpg Without a coach or a competitive roster, the Lakers seem to have no vision for the future.
Thumbnail image for 640px-WC-2014-Brasil.svg.png The World Cup is down to its Final Four, all of them powerhouses. The finale could be an All-American affair.

Puig and Dee Gordon make the All-Star team

puig-espn.png 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.
gehrig-screen-shot.jpg Because baseball.

Bobby Castillo, a Dodger from Lincoln High School was 59*

Bobby-Castillo-card.jpg Babo Castillo is credited with teaching Fernando Valenzeula the screwball. Castillo pitched for the Dodgers in the 1981 World Series.

World Cup halftime flush registers on LA city water meter

WorldCupFlush3-law.jpg 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.

Photo: U.S. vs. Germany at Hermosa Beach

soccer-crowds-hermosa-spillman.jpg Eric Spillman, the reporter for KTLA Channel 5, posted this photo to Twitter of World Cup fans watching in South Bay.

Kershaw's gem was great, but batters feared Nolan Ryan

nolan-ryan-plaque.jpg 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.

Today will be the better Stanley Cup parade

cup-alec-martinez-dodgers.jpg 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.

Tony Gwynn, baseball hall of famer was 54

gwynn-rip.jpg 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.

Downtown streets closed for Kings' Stanley Cup parade

kings-parade-map.jpg 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.

Kings shave, go to the beach

kings-cup-on-beach.jpg 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.

Kings bring the Stanley Cup back to LA (videos)

kings-kiss-kopi-jw-brucebennett.jpg 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.

What makes a good NBA head coach?

derek-fisher-jackson.jpg As the Lakers look to hire a new coach, they should examine traits of other successful coaching hires.

Bob Welch, ex-Dodgers pitcher was 57

BobWelch_1981_TBB1_624_Black.jpg 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.

Derek Fisher to coach Knicks for Phil Jackson

derek-fisher-on-lakers.jpg The official announcement is expected Tuesday in New York. Fisher has never coached in the NBA before.

Another Donald Sterling lawyer now says he's suing again

Thumbnail image for sterling-roggin.jpg I guess this is what they call negotiating through the press.

Kings and their mad genius coach shut out Rangers for #15

darryl-sutter-after-game3.jpg 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.

T.J. Simers takes Register buyout, says he's retired

simers-register-pic.jpg 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.
640px-WC-2014-Brasil.svg.png 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.

Dodgers get a "D" for defense

dodger-caps-mannequins.jpg With the Dodgers failing to meet expectations, one could look at their defensive woes as a reason for their struggles.

Police chiefs bet a sandwich over the Stanley Cup

langers-sandwiches.jpg 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.

Donald Sterling folds his cards, agrees to Clippers sale

sterling-roggin.jpg 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."
 
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Hollywood Park and the NFL
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Phil and Jeanie
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LA legends
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Hollywood Park
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June Mountain
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Opening day

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Day one of the new baseball season looked swell for LA. Story

Obama and the Kings
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The Kings brought the Stanley Cup to the White House on Tuesday. The Galaxy were also there, but I'm seeing mostly hockey types in this photo from the Kings. Bigger
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