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Jenelle Hamilton is a local secretary, grad student, single mom and Girl Scout leader. And a sumo fighter.
The Special Olympics World Games are here all week: 6,500 athletes from 165 nations, the largest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympics.
Rose did his time and that should be enough, says the former baseball columnist.
Fox Sports has been tapped to sell naming rights, for the first time, to Los Angeles' most historic sports venue, according to a report.
Molly Knight didn't set out to write a behind-the-scenes book when she began covering the divorce proceedings between Frank and Jamie McCourt for ESPN. But the self-confessed Dodgers fan realized she had a story with more plot twists than a soap opera. Her summertime read goes down as easily as a sudsy beer in the bleachers.
Both the Lakers and Angels seem to be operating without a clue. The Lakers can't convince any top free agent to come to LA, while the Angels just had GM Jerry DiPoto resign after a feud with Mike Scioscia.
Yasiel Puig is thoroughly disliked in the Dodgers clubhouse, a new book says. And the Angels' general manager, Jerry Dipoto, may have cleaned out his office and left.
At Vice Sports, Jonathan Zeller goes deep on the story of Maccabi Los Angeles.
An NYT editor explains how writer Nicholas Dawidoff came to go do deep on a subject no one was curious about: "They just might fall in love with this truly bizarre corner of the sports landscape, as I had."
Everything came together for the Dodgers photographer to nab a shot of the Chicago fan clutching his baby while interfering with the play at Wrigley Field.
Wrigley Field has a new goat or hero, depending on your view. Plus two new books on the Dodgers.
Under pressure from Olympics officials, the U.S. committee may be looking to drop Boston and put up LA for its third summer games.
The Clippers new logo is like a failed Microsoft product launch. The Lakers should seriously look at D'Angelo Russell.
After she takes her frustrations to social media, and Bill Plaschke takes up the cause, the Dodgers pledge more respect.
David Davis revisits when Brandi Chastain won the World Cup at the Rose Bowl and tore off her shirt.
Check out a headline that needed a copy editor.
Sepp Blatter, longtime president of the soccer federation, was not among those charged. The U.S. will seek extradition from Zurich.
There were some good times, but he's 36 and heading to free agency, while the younger guys have to play. Uribe "choked up when asked what he would miss about the Dodgers and walked away."
The CEO of Charter Communications says the company will start to offer Sports Net LA within a few weeks, while its $56 billion deal for Time Warner Cable proceeds.
The Lakers front office has a chance to take a superstar in next month's NBA Draft. But if recent history is any guide, there's a strong possibility that they'll take a complete bust.
The team is hiring a "data scientist" and a senior developer for the research and development team.
Partner Magic Johnson calls the 22,000-seat, $250 million home for an MLS expansion team a jobs plus for South LA.
In his first game in major league baseball, the new Angels catcher won the game with a walk-off home run.
The iconic 1978 tape made by KLAC's reporter is revived in Sunday's New York Times. Olden is now the Yankee Stadium announcer.
Take My Picture Gary Leonard appears weekly at LA Observed.
The Dodgers first baseman clubbed three home runs on Wednesday night and has five already this season.
If you remember the names Ralphie Valladares and Shirley Hardman, this post is for you. Whoa, Nellie!
The Padres make another big trade Sunday that has some picking San Diego to be better than the Dodgers, who start with the sport's biggest payroll. Plus: Ozzie Smith's backflip.
Vin Scully had to announce another death in his Dodger family on Sunday, the day before the season opens at Dodger Stadium.
In a personal note posted on the web, Nash says "In my nearly three years in L.A., I’ve never met anyone who didn’t show me anything but love and support for my efforts."
Angel Rodriguez is deputy editor for mobile innovation at the Washington Post. He had been in sports roles previously.
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