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

  • Dodgers Dugout: Dodgers bounce back nicely; is Yasiel Puig about to be traded?

    Dodgers Dugout: Dodgers bounce back nicely; is Yasiel Puig about to be traded?

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and it sure was nice to hear all those Cubs fans walk out of Dodger Stadium silently on Saturday and Sunday.  Two of three is pretty good Some random thoughts after winning two of three from the Cubs. --Yeah, I know...

  • WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji dies at 82

    WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji dies at 82

    WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji, real name Harry Fujiwara, died Sunday morning at the age of 82, WWE announced. Cause and place of death have not been revealed. Fujiwara began his career as Mr. Fuji and continued wrestling and managing for over 30 years. He was a five-time WWE tag team champion and...

  • Around the Horn: Addison Russell reaches rare mark for a Cubs shortstop

    Around the Horn: Addison Russell reaches rare mark for a Cubs shortstop

    Addison Russell became only the third Cubs shortstop in history to have at least 80 RBIs in a season. Who were the other two? Answer at the end of these notes…. Angels reliever Huston Street tweeted the following after surgery Wednesday: “Just got out of surgery, still pretty loopy, but the doc...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Was the A.J. Ellis trade a good deal?

    Dodgers Dugout: Was the A.J. Ellis trade a good deal?

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and I wish A.J. Ellis a fond farewell. Looking at Game 3 of the Giants series --The Dodgers lost after nearly being no-hit by Matt Moore. They still have a two-game division lead with the Chicago Cubs coming into...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Looking back at Game 2 of the Giants series

    Dodgers Dugout: Looking back at Game 2 of the Giants series

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell. There was this strange sight on TV last night: A bunch of guys wearing Dodgers uniforms running around and playing baseball. I haven't seen something like that on TV in ages. Game 2 of the Giants series I will be...

  • Dodgers Dugout: Looking back at Game 1 of the Giants series

    Dodgers Dugout: Looking back at Game 1 of the Giants series

    Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell. What happened to that nightly reality show that was on NBC the last couple of weeks? It was set in Rio and featured the wacky antics of a character they obviously made up named Ryan Lochte. Did they cancel it? Game...

  • WWE SummerSlam live updates: Brock Lesnar defeats Randy Orton by TKO

    WWE SummerSlam updates: Follow all of the action here Aug. 21, 2016, 7:54 p.m. Follow along as we cover every match of SummerSlam, from opening bell to final pinfall. The card starts at 2 p.m. on the WWE Network. 7:54 P.M. WWE SummerSlam live updates: Brock Lesnar defeats Randy Orton by TKO Houston...

  • WWE SummerSlam live updates: Roman Reigns vs. Rusev went to a no-contest

    WWE SummerSlam updates: Follow all of the action here Aug. 21, 2016, 7:54 p.m. Follow along as we cover every match of SummerSlam, from opening bell to final pinfall. The card starts at 2 p.m. on the WWE Network. 7:47 P.M. WWE SummerSlam live updates: Roman Reigns vs. Rusev went to a no-contest...

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