Mike James

Writer

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

  • Heading up the 395? Stopping to scope out the sights is time well spent

    Heading up the 395? Stopping to scope out the sights is time well spent

    We’ve all probably done it. We load up the car and head north for Mammoth Lakes as quickly as possible. I’ve finally learned that the 300-plus-miles drive mostly on U.S. Highway 395 can be as enjoyable, informative and enlightening as the time spent in that great mountain community. And this time...

  • U.S. team finishes strong, wins back Walker Cup

    U.S. team finishes strong, wins back Walker Cup

    The local guy stepped up, even though he didn’t know it right away. When Stewart Hagestad of Newport Beach defeated previously unbeaten Jack Singh Brar 2 and 1 at Los Angeles Country Club’s North Course on Sunday afternoon, he assured that the United States would win back the Walker Cup from Britain....

  • U.S. golfers take 8-4 lead in Walker Cup

    U.S. golfers take 8-4 lead in Walker Cup

    American golfers have always considered singles play their strong suit in team events. Saturday in the first day of competition in the Walker Cup at Los Angeles Country Club, they showed why. The U.S. team won six of eight afternoon singles matches and stormed away with an 8-4 lead over the Britain...

  • Walker Cup gives U.S. team a shot at redemption

    Walker Cup gives U.S. team a shot at redemption

    No image captured the United States’ fate at the 2015 Walker Cup better than the shot of Spider Miller, the team’s captain, sitting on the closing ceremony stage with elbows on knees, head bowed. As tears formed in Miller’s eyes, Bryson DeChambeau leaned over and consoled him, his right arm resting...

  • Doc Redman rallies from two holes down to win U.S. Amateur

    Doc Redman rallies from two holes down to win U.S. Amateur

    Doug Ghim, the seventh-ranked amateur golfer in the world, played well enough to win the U.S. Amateur Championship in the 36-hole final Sunday at Riviera Country Club. He just didn’t play well enough to beat a 19-year-old sophomore from Clemson whose swing was never betrayed by the match’s relentless...

  • Doug Ghim follows father's advice, all the way to U.S. Amateur final

    Doug Ghim follows father's advice, all the way to U.S. Amateur final

    He didn’t hold on for too long to the intense bitterness of that crushing defeat from three years ago, but the pain of that moment has never been far from Doug Ghim’s mind. Saturday, he purged it from his memory bank. Ghim, the seventh-ranked amateur golfer in the world, defeated Theo Humphrey,...

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