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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.

Recent Articles

  • 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...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Time to grade the hitters (Spoiler-Corey Seager gets an A)

    Dodgers Dugout: Time to grade the hitters (Spoiler-Corey Seager gets an A)

    Hi, my name is Houston Mitchell, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My New Year’s resolution this year is to not make any New Year’s resolutions. Making the grade While waiting to see how the Dodgers fill that big hole at second base, let’s grade the main Dodgers hitters last season. The...

  • Penn State's road to the Rose Bowl

    Penn State's road to the Rose Bowl

    A game-by-game look at Penn State’s 2016 football season: Penn State 33, Kent State 13 Sept. 3, at State College, Pa.  Trace McSorley passed for 209 yards and two touchdowns, and Saquon Barkley ran for 105 yards as the Nittany Lions, leading only 16-13 at halftime, overcame a sluggish start. Amani...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Signing Turner and Jansen is great, but Dodgers still have work to do

    Dodgers Dugout: Signing Turner and Jansen is great, but Dodgers still have work to do

    Hi, my name is Houston Mitchell, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. If I’m Andrew Friedman, I sign former Rams coach Jeff Fisher as my new set-up reliever. There’s no one better at stopping an offense than Fisher. Next season’s team I started off last week’s Dodgers Dugout with this,...

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