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

  • Los Angeles Football Club contrata a su tercer jugador

    Los Angeles Football Club contrata a su tercer jugador

    El equipo de expansión, Los Angeles Football Club, está a tres meses de su primer partido y ya hizo su primera transacción al adquirir al defensa central Walker Zimmerman, del FC Dallas, en intercambio de dinero y otras consideraciones.   Zimmerman, de 24 años y con cinco años en la liga, comenzó...

  • LAFC's first trade nets defender Walker Zimmerman from FC Dallas

    LAFC's first trade nets defender Walker Zimmerman from FC Dallas

    The expansion Los Angeles Football Club is still three months away from its first game but it has already made its first MLS trade, acquiring center back Walker Zimmerman from FC Dallas for cash and other considerations. Zimmerman, 24, a five-year MLS veteran, started 77 regular- and post-season...

  • Busy week ahead for building LAFC, rebuilding Galaxy

    Busy week ahead for building LAFC, rebuilding Galaxy

    John Thorrington marked his second anniversary as Los Angeles Football Club’s executive vice president of soccer operations last week, but for the most part there’s been very little soccer to operate during that time. Although the MLS expansion team has set up a training academy, reached a development...

  • No. 25 USC's rally falls short in loss to Oklahoma 85-83 at Basketball Hall of Fame Classic

    No. 25 USC's rally falls short in loss to Oklahoma 85-83 at Basketball Hall of Fame Classic

    Six weeks into the college basketball season, USC coach Andy Enfield had hoped to see his team making progress. Instead, the Trojans seemed to be going backward. USC entered the season ranked 10th nationally; it entered Friday ranked 25th. The Trojans won their first four games by an average of...

  • Hope Solo announces she's running for U.S. Soccer Federation president

    Hope Solo announces she's running for U.S. Soccer Federation president

    The crowded field of candidates running to succeed Sunil Gulati as president of the U.S. Soccer Federation just got a bit more crowded with former national team goalkeeper Hope Solo announcing she is joining the race. ”I know exactly what U.S. Soccer needs to do, I know exactly how to do it, and...

  • Soccer on TV: The best games to watch this weekend

    Soccer on TV: The best games to watch this weekend

    A pair of bitter and historic English Premier League rivalries highlight the weekend calendar of televised games from Europe, while teams in Spain and Italy will continue to jockey for position atop their respective league tables. EPL: When crosstown teams clash in any sport, the standings are...

  • USC is hoping to get De'Anthony Melton back in time for Friday night game with Oklahoma

    USC is hoping to get De'Anthony Melton back in time for Friday night game with Oklahoma

    With USC’s lax early-season basketball schedule about to turn hectic, the Trojans are crossing their fingers and praying they’ll get a reinforcement before Friday’s game against Oklahoma at Staples Center. Guard De’Anthony Melton sat out the Trojans’ first six games while the school investigated...

  • FC Barcelona es más popular en mujeres y nuevas generaciones  

    FC Barcelona es más popular en mujeres y nuevas generaciones  

    Una encuesta en línea de aproximadamente 12,400 aficionados de deportes reveló que el conjunto español, FC Barcelona, se encuentra entre las marcas más populares en el mundo, aunque tiene espacio para crecer aún más en mercados como Estados Unidos, China y Japón. El estudio de 10 mercados estratégicos,...

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