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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

  • Brandi Chastain says she will donate her brain for CTE research

    Brandi Chastain says she will donate her brain for CTE research

    Brandi Chastain, best known as the player who scored the game-winning penalty kick that gave the United States the 1999 Women's World Cup title, announced Thursday that she will donate her brain for concussion research when she dies. "It is really about: How I can help impact soccer beyond scoring...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Kenley Jansen gives the Dodgers a leg up at closer

    Dodgers Dugout: Kenley Jansen gives the Dodgers a leg up at closer

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and my TV is warmed up and ready to go ..... not that I can watch the Dodgers on it. The closer Continuing our rankings of the NL West teams at various positions, let’s turn to the closers. If you want to see the...

  • 'Miracle on Ice' is 36 years old today; celebrate by watching it again

    'Miracle on Ice' is 36 years old today; celebrate by watching it again

    It was one of the greatest moments in sports history. At the 1980 Winter Olympics, the Soviet Union's men's hockey team was expected to steamroll over the competition, especially the Americans, whom they had defeated, 10-3, just two weeks before. Instead, the young U.S. team, led by Coach Herb...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Guess who has the best rotation in the NL West? (Spoiler alert: They wear blue)

    Dodgers Dugout: Guess who has the best rotation in the NL West? (Spoiler alert: They wear blue)

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I'm wondering why Kobe Bryant gets a farewell that lasts all season, while most Dodgers fans can’t even watch Vin Scully in his final season. Rating the starting pitchers Continuing our rankings of the NL West...

  • Dodgers Dugout: What is Andrew Friedman thinking? He finally tells us

    Dodgers Dugout: What is Andrew Friedman thinking? He finally tells us

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I’m wondering when the majority of Southern Californians will learn how to drive in the rain. Friedman speaks Times baseball columnist Bill Shaikin conducted a lengthy Q&A with Dodgers President of Baseball Operation...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Who has the best outfield in the NL West?

    Dodgers Dugout: Who has the best outfield in the NL West?

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I'm dreaming of a world where we can all watch the Dodgers on TV. Rating the outfielders Continuing our rankings of the NL West teams at various positions, I turn to the starting outfielders. If you want to see...

  • Dodgers Dugout: A closer look at Dave Roberts

    Dodgers Dugout: A closer look at Dave Roberts

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I’m wondering why it is 90 degrees in February. Worth your time I will continue my rankings of the NL West teams in the next newsletter early next week, but wanted to send you into the holiday weekend with a...

  • Former UFC heavyweight champion Kevin Randleman dies at 44

    Former UFC heavyweight champion Kevin Randleman, 44, died of heart failure Thursday night in San Diego. Before joining UFC, Randleman, nicknamed "The Monster," won two NCAA wrestling championships and was a three-time All-American at Ohio State. Randleman debuted in the UFC in 1999 and won the...

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