Mike DiGiovanna

Writer

Mike DiGiovanna is a sports writer who contributes to the coverage of the Dodgers, Angels, Rams, Lakers and Clippers for the Los Angeles Times. He won an Associated Press Sports Editors award for game-story writing in 2001 and Orange County Press Club Awards for feature and game-story writing in 1996 and 1997. A native of East Lyme, Conn., and a graduate of Cal State Fullerton, he began writing for The Times in 1981 and has been covering Major League Baseball since 1995.

Recent Articles

  • Julius Randle continues his growing pains on the court

    Julius Randle continues his growing pains on the court

    Effort is rarely an issue for Julius Randle, the blue-collar forward who was the seventh pick in the 2014 draft, but consistency in decision-making, performance and production has been elusive. Randle endured more growing pains Tuesday in the Lakers’ 127-121 loss to Denver, making two of eight...

  • Five things we learned from the Lakers' loss to Denver

    Five things we learned from the Lakers' loss to Denver

    The Lakers trailed by 19 points with less than a minute left in the third quarter but staged a furious fourth-quarter rally behind reserves Lou Williams, Jordan Clarkson and Ivica Zubac, cutting the deficit to one with 1:52 left before coming up short. Here are five things we learned from their...

  • Lakers stage fourth-quarter rally, but fall short to Nuggets, 127-121

    Lakers stage fourth-quarter rally, but fall short to Nuggets, 127-121

    The Lakers extended their losing streak to five with a 127-121 loss to the Denver Nuggets in Staples Center on Tuesday night, their 21st loss in 26 games since Dec. 2, but unlike so many of their previous defeats, this one didn’t leave such a sour taste in their mouths. That’s because the young,...

  • Lakers' Luol Deng is out 'indefinitely' with sprained right wrist

    Lakers' Luol Deng is out 'indefinitely' with sprained right wrist

    The Lakers, like the Clippers, lost a starter to a hand injury on Tuesday, but the news wasn’t quite as devastating as it was for their city rivals, who lost Chris Paul for six to eight weeks after the star point guard tore a ligament in his left thumb. Lakers forward Luol Deng suffered a sprained...

  • NFL playoffs | Chiefs vs. Steelers: How they match up

    NFL playoffs | Chiefs vs. Steelers: How they match up

    This probably won’t be known as “Ice Bowl II,” since temperatures are not expected to dip below 32 degrees in Arrowhead Stadium.  That 1967 NFL championship game between Green Bay and Dallas in Lambeau Field kicked off amid temperatures of minus-15 degrees with a wind chill that made it feel like...

  • NFL playoffs | Cowboys vs. Packers: How they match up

    NFL playoffs | Cowboys vs. Packers: How they match up

    Some 15 minutes after Dez Bryant said he didn’t want to talk about “the catch that wasn’t,” the Dallas Cowboys receiver was still talking about the controversial play from the 2014 NFC divisional playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers. “Even if we were to win four or five Super Bowls, people still...

  • NFL playoffs | New England Patriots vs. Houston Texans: How they match up

    NFL playoffs | New England Patriots vs. Houston Texans: How they match up

    As if conditions in Gillette Stadium won’t be harsh enough for the visiting Texans, with temperatures expected to be in the 20s and the Patriots installed as 151/2-point favorites, Houston must find a way to crack a New England defense that has been one of the NFL’s best over the last two months....

  • NFL playoffs | Atlanta Falcons vs. Seattle Seahawks

    NFL playoffs | Atlanta Falcons vs. Seattle Seahawks

    The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series title in 108 years last fall, and the Cleveland Cavaliers ended their city’s 52-year championship drought by winning the NBA title last June. Could the Atlanta Falcons, who have never won a Super Bowl in their 51-year history, end more than five decades...

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