Houston Mitchell

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Houston Mitchell is an assistant sports editor and host of the Sports Now blog for the Los Angeles Times. Mitchell was born in Redondo Beach and has lived in the Los Angeles area his entire life. He has worked for The Times since 1991 and hopes no one ever figures out that he gets paid to watch and write about sports for a living.

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  • Dodgers Dugout: Grading the pitchers, plus Justin Turner praises Yasiel Puig

    Dodgers Dugout: Grading the pitchers, plus Justin Turner praises Yasiel Puig

    Hi, my name is Houston Mitchell, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. How did we go from having no NFL teams to having too many? Grading the pitchers A couple of  weeks ago I graded the hitters, so let's turn our attention to the pitchers. The stats listed will be W-L/ERA/FIP/WHIP....

  • Willie McCovey thanks President Obama for pardon

    Willie McCovey thanks President Obama for pardon

    Baseball Hall of Famer Willie McCovey is grateful to President Obama for granting him a presidential pardon on Tuesday. "I want to express my sincere gratitude to President Obama not only for this kind gesture on my behalf, but also for his tireless service to all Americans," McCovey, 79, said...

  • Kurt Angle to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame

    Kurt Angle to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame

    It’s WrestleMania season for WWE, and that means it’s time for World Wrestling Entertainment to start making its weekly announcements of who is going to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year. Last night on its flagship “Monday Night Raw” television show, WWE announced this year’s headliner:...

  • Dear San Diego, Here's why not having an NFL team could be a good thing

    Dear San Diego, Here's why not having an NFL team could be a good thing

    Live updates: Will anyone care about the Chargers in L.A.? Jan. 12, 2017, 6:17 p.m. And then there were two ... NFL teams in Los Angeles. The Chargers are moving north , the team announced today, and will eventually share a stadium with the Rams in Inglewood. Until that venue opens, probably in...

  • Chargers apparently devoted about five minutes to designing their new logo

    Chargers apparently devoted about five minutes to designing their new logo

    Live updates: Will anyone care about the Chargers in L.A.? Jan. 12, 2017, 6:17 p.m. And then there were two ... NFL teams in Los Angeles. The Chargers are moving north , the team announced today, and will eventually share a stadium with the Rams in Inglewood. Until that venue opens, probably in...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Where Dodgers hitters rank at their position

    Dodgers Dugout: Where Dodgers hitters rank at their position

    Hi, my name is Houston Mitchell, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. Do you think other parts of the country make fun of L.A. for panicking when we get an inch of rain? How they rank Last week, I graded the main Dodgers hitters. Most of you seemed to agree, though a few would have...

  • NHL All-Star Game jerseys pay tribute to the Kings

    NHL All-Star Game jerseys pay tribute to the Kings

    The NHL All-Star Game will take place on Jan. 29 at 12:30 p.m. PST at Staples Center, and the jersey the teams will wear will pay tribute to the league’s Staples Center tenant, the Kings. The game will be a three-game tournament, played in a 3-on-3 format, featuring teams representing each NHL...

  • What time and on what channel is the Alabama-Clemson national championship game?

    What time and on what channel is the Alabama-Clemson national championship game?

    The Clemson Tigers take on the Alabama Crimson Tide for the NCAA national championship in football on Monday night in Tampa, Fla., a rematch of last season’s national championship game, which Alabama won, 45-40. Tonight’s game will begin at 5 p.m. PST on ESPN. Clemson hasn’t beaten Alabama since...

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