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Mike James

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Mike James is Sports editor of The Times. A native of suburban Washington, D.C., James came to The Times from the Hartford Courant in 1985, took a hiatus from the print world in 2000 to work as coordinating producer at FoxSports.com and managing editor of the nightly news report on Fox Sports Net. He returned to The Times in 2002 and, after three years as deputy Sports editor, became Sports editor in 2009.  

Recent Articles

  • Los Angeles Country Club planning to hold U.S. Open in 2023

    Los Angeles Country Club planning to hold U.S. Open in 2023

    The Los Angeles Country Club and United States Golf Assn. have reached a preliminary agreement to stage the U.S. Open at the ultra-exclusive club’s North Course in 2023, the first time the national championship will be held in L.A. since Ben Hogan won the event at Riviera in 1948. Several steps...

  • Why Tony Dungy's comments on Michael Sam don't hold water

    Why Tony Dungy's comments on Michael Sam don't hold water

    Tony Dungy, the former NFL coach and current broadcaster, got a lot of support on sports-talk radio Tuesday morning after being heavily criticized for his comments about Michael Sam and why he would not have drafted the openly gay football player. Dungy’s position was that he would not want to...

  • In Alabama, taking on golf's green monsters

    In Alabama, taking on golf's green monsters

    Our destination was the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Alabama's collection of 468 often-spectacular holes at 11 locations from Muscle Shoals in the north to Point Clear at the southern tip of the state. For golf junkies  like us — three journalists and an oil refinery worker — this trip is as...

  • Rights groups demand Shelly Sterling 'stand down' on owning Clippers

    Rights groups demand Shelly Sterling 'stand down' on owning Clippers

    Shelly Sterling's intention to hold on to the Clippers in the wake of the NBA's plan to force her husband, Donald Sterling, to sell the team has brought a strong response from Los Angeles civil rights groups, which say they will call for a boycott of the team if she does not "stand down." Earl...

  • Troy Vincent says he played with six openly gay NFL teammates

    Troy Vincent says he played with six openly gay NFL teammates

    Former defensive back Troy Vincent said that during his 15-year NFL career he "played with six openly gay players in the locker room," though he did not offer the names, and added that the individuals were accepted by teammates without issue. Vincent, recently named executive vice president of...

  • MLB salaries: Is your team getting its money's worth?

    MLB salaries: Is your team getting its money's worth?

    The best record in the major leagues as of Friday morning was shared by the Milwaukee Brewers and the Washington Nationals. Each team was atop its division with a 7-2 mark. Sure, we’re barely a week into the new season, but so far those two teams are certainly getting a bang for the buck. Each...

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