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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  • Saturday's Rio Olympics schedule and results

    Saturday's Rio Olympics schedule and results

    2016 Summer Olympics: The U.S. dominates Rio Games with 121 medals Aug. 27, 2016, 10:01 a.m. The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to a close with Americans earning 121 medals -- 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze -- their biggest haul ever, not counting the boycotted 1984 Los Angeles Games or the 1904...

  • Around the Horn: Dansby Swanson bumps Darin Erstad off the top of a list

    Around the Horn: Dansby Swanson bumps Darin Erstad off the top of a list

    Atlanta’s Dansby Swanson is the first position player taken No. 1 in the draft to debut the year after being drafted since Darin Erstad of the Angels in 1996. … The Giants have lost six games this season that they at one point led by at least four runs. That is the most in the majors this year....

  • Dodgers Dugout: Breaking down the schedule for the rest of the season

    Dodgers Dugout: Breaking down the schedule for the rest of the season

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and Ryan Lochte just called me to say he saw Dave Roberts riding a unicorn Thursday. The rest of the season? The Dodgers are leading the NL West, half a game ahead of San Francisco. The season basically comes down...

  • Read Ryan Lochte's apology for his actions in Rio

    Read Ryan Lochte's apology for his actions in Rio

    2016 Summer Olympics: The U.S. dominates Rio Games with 121 medals Aug. 27, 2016, 10:01 a.m. The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to a close with Americans earning 121 medals -- 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze -- their biggest haul ever, not counting the boycotted 1984 Los Angeles Games or the 1904...

  • Friday's Rio Olympics schedule and results

    Friday's Rio Olympics schedule and results

    2016 Summer Olympics: The U.S. dominates Rio Games with 121 medals Aug. 27, 2016, 10:01 a.m. The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to a close with Americans earning 121 medals -- 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze -- their biggest haul ever, not counting the boycotted 1984 Los Angeles Games or the 1904...

  • Ryan Lochte joins list of greatest sports hoaxes and scams of all time

    Ryan Lochte joins list of greatest sports hoaxes and scams of all time

    The continuing saga of Ryan Lochte’s robbery/not-a-robbery in Rio continued Thursday, with police in Brazil saying he lied about being held up at gunpoint. You can read all the details here. But Lochte’s story brings to mind some great hoaxes and scams in sports history. A look at few of the highlights:...

  • Thursday's Rio Olympics schedule and results

    Thursday's Rio Olympics schedule and results

    2016 Summer Olympics: The U.S. dominates Rio Games with 121 medals Aug. 27, 2016, 10:01 a.m. The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to a close with Americans earning 121 medals -- 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze -- their biggest haul ever, not counting the boycotted 1984 Los Angeles Games or the 1904...

  • Rio Olympics: Watch Martin Short and Harry Shearer's synchronized swimming sketch

    2016 Summer Olympics: The U.S. dominates Rio Games with 121 medals Aug. 27, 2016, 10:01 a.m. The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to a close with Americans earning 121 medals -- 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze -- their biggest haul ever, not counting the boycotted 1984 Los Angeles Games or the 1904...

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