Kevin Baxter

Writer

Kevin Baxter writes about baseball, soccer and anything else he can get a press pass for at the Los Angeles Times. He has covered three Summer Olympics, two Pan American Games, three World Cups, a Super Bowl and six World Series. An essay he wrote in the fifth grade was voted best in the class. He has a cool dog.

Recent Articles

  • Galaxy sign Portuguese midfielder while making flexible plans for the summer

    Galaxy sign Portuguese midfielder while making flexible plans for the summer

    The Galaxy signed Portuguese midfielder Joao Pedro on Thursday, likely ending the team’s pursuit of Aruban international Gregor Breinburg and Villarreal’s Jonathan dos Santos. For now. According to a report on the team website, the Galaxy is preparing to sign defender Jelle Van Damme to a multiyear...

  • Three things we learned from the Kings’ 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks

    Three things we learned from the Kings’ 3-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks

    The Kings ended a seven-game homestand — matching their longest one of the season — with a 3-4 record after Wednesday’s loss to the San Jose Sharks. And that places added emphasis on a four-game East Coast road trip that begins Saturday. With that as the starter, here are three things with learned...

  • Sharks continue to dominate Kings with 3-2 victory

    Sharks continue to dominate Kings with 3-2 victory

    The Kings won’t see the Staples Center again this month. Which might not be such a bad thing given the way they’ve played there this week, losing consecutive games in regulation on the same homestand for the first time this season. The second came Wednesday, when the San Jose Sharks rode scores...

  • Galaxy sign Jermaine Jones, other deals in works

    Galaxy sign Jermaine Jones, other deals in works

    The Galaxy signed national team midfielder Jermaine Jones on Wednesday, completing their first major acquisition of the winter. More could be the way though. The Galaxy is expected to announce Thursday that it has signed João Pedro, a 23-year-old Portuguese midfielder. And rumors of a deal with...

  • What we learned from the Kings' 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay

    What we learned from the Kings' 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay

    The Kings scored on their first shot Monday, but Tampa Bay goalkeeper Ben Bishop wouldn’t be beaten again, making 31 saves as the Lightning won at Staples Center for the first time since George W. Bush left the White House. Here are some things we learned from the Kings’ 2-1 loss: The plug has...

  • Kings miss the ailing Anze Kopitar in a 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning

    Kings miss the ailing Anze Kopitar in a 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning

    Most of the Kings had to work Monday despite the holiday. But the one guy who got the day off was the player the Kings missed most. Captain Anze Kopitar called in sick, and without him the team’s offense fizzled in a 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. “You always miss really good hockey players...

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