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Plant managers for the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden ensure that the venue is appropriately accessorized with flowers.
Stringing rackets for the pros at a major tennis tournament is not a job for the weak, the slow or the inexperienced.
Johnson, the new president of basketball operations, has already made a trade and hired a general manager.
Rapoport and David Davis discuss the first book that collects Lardner's daily journalism.
The Chargers move to LA on the same day that the Rams hire the youngest head coach in NFL history. Meh.
The Rams' return to LA has been a disaster, but a new book by Jim Hock remembers when the NFL team's relationship with the city was something special.
It's the Presidential Media of Freedom for Vin Scully and 20 others. Watch the call from the White House.
He put poetry in the players' mouths, invented feuds and covered baseball in a manner never attempted before and never dared since.
Former Chicago columnist Ron Rapoport sees a tinge of sadness among Cubs fans as the reality sinks in.
It took four and a half hours and 41 players to decide, but the Dodgers' season continues.
The former Dodger strikes a blow for the ages for his friend Jose Fernandez.
So many people, in sports and in life, achieve a great deal and then fade from memory. Arnie will never fade.
Friday night pre-game ceremony at Dodger Stadium will air at 6:30 on KTLA Channel 5, SportsNet LA and KLAC radio.
The museum holding the collection of Gary Cypres had just opened to the public in July.
The station will also air live the pre-game tributes at Vin Scully Appreciation Day on Sept. 23.
Minor league baseball is leaving the city where Don Drysdale and Mike Piazza perfected their games.
With the Rio Olympics fully involved in track and field this week, LA sports historian and journalist David Davis revisits one of the most emotional moments — and photographs — of the 1984 Los Angeles games.
The writer and Joe Jares were both columnists for the Los Angeles Daily News.
Mike Bresnahan goes to TWC Sportsnet and Tania Ganguli joins the LA Times from ESPN.com.
He's not on the road trip and looks headed for Oklahoma City in the minor leagues.
The second of the two people most responsible for the acclaim received by the Los Angeles Times for its 1984 Olympic coverage died this week.
Durslag wrote about sports for the Hearst newspapers in Los Angeles from the time he was a freshman at USC in 1939 until the HerEx closed in 1989.
Gary Cypres' shrine to sports history (mostly baseball) is right up there with Eli Broad's Grand Avenue temple of art as proof of one man's passion.
The furnishings, seats, office equipment, scoreboard and even the hockey dasher boards of the old LA Sports Arena go at auction on Wednesday.
Scully's secret weapon is stage manager Boyd Robertson, who stands to his right and has been with Scully 28 years.
Muhammad Ali, who died today at age 74, had a lot of connections to Los Angeles.
This is the piece you want to read as the games tick away in our time with Vin Scully.
Take My Picture Gary Leonard runs on Thursdays at LA Observed.
In his final game, Bryant scores the most in the NBA this season and the most ever in a farewell. He ends 20 years as a Laker at #3 all-time in points.
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