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Houston Mitchell

Writer

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.

Recent Articles

  • The 50 greatest moments in Super Bowl history, Nos. 40-31

    The 50 greatest moments in Super Bowl history, Nos. 40-31

    We continue out countdown of the greatest moments in Super Bowl history with Nos. 40-31. You can see Nos. 50-41 here. No. 40: The John Elway helicopter play, Super Bowl XXXIILooking for his first Super Bowl title after years of disappointment, the Broncos quarterback faces a third-and-five deep...

  • The 50 greatest moments in Super Bowl history, Nos. 50-41

    The 50 greatest moments in Super Bowl history, Nos. 50-41

    Starting today and ending Friday, we will unveil the 50 greatest moments in Super Bowl history, 10 at a time. Today, we count down moments 41-50. No. 50: Dwight Smith's interception, Super Bowl XXXVIITampa Bay Coach Jon Gruden, usually one of the most taciturn coaches, shadows cornerback Dwight...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Bringing back Howie Kendrick is a good move

    Dodgers Dugout: Bringing back Howie Kendrick is a good move

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, reminding you that we are only a month away from the Dodgers’ first spring training game, March 3, against the Chicago White Sox. Welcome back Howie The Dodgers and second baseman Howie Kendrick agreed to a two-year,...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Majority of fans don't think team will win the division

    Dodgers Dugout: Majority of fans don't think team will win the division

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, with a note for my East Coast subscribers: If you think you have it bad weather-wise, it was so cold in California this morning that I almost had to put on a sweater. Not in first In the last Dodgers Dugout, I asked...

  • Dodgers Dugout: The 2016 Dodgers look remarkably similar to the 2015 Dodgers

    Dodgers Dugout: The 2016 Dodgers look remarkably similar to the 2015 Dodgers

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, reminding you to Take It Easy as you check into the Hotel California. Back in blue The Dodgers avoided arbitration with all of their eligible players when they agreed to terms with four players last week. This season,...

  • Where will the Dodgers finish in 2016? Vote in our poll

    Where will the Dodgers finish in 2016? Vote in our poll

    Coming off a disappointing end to the 2015 season, the Dodgers head into the 2016 season with basically the same team. Zack Greinke is with Arizona and has been replaced by Scott Kazmir and Kenta Maeda. Howie Kendrick and Jimmy Rollins are gone, replaced by an Enrique Hernandez/Chase Utley platoon...

  • Powerball: What sports teams could you buy with your winnings?

    Powerball: What sports teams could you buy with your winnings?

    Have you come down with Powerball fever yet? The jackpot for tonight's drawing is expected to be $1.5 billion. As a community service to whomever wins, the Los Angeles Times sports staff would like to help you spend your money by pointing out the sports teams you can (and can't) buy. The list include...

  • NFL already has Los Angeles Rams listed on its website

    NFL already has Los Angeles Rams listed on its website

    Well, that didn't take long at all. Within an hour of NFL owners' voting to approve the Rams' move from St. Louis back to Los Angeles, the league's official website already had changed their listing from St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles Rams. Strangely enough, they list Anaheim Stadium as the home...

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