Last week was my most ill-timed vacation in years. I missed two appearances in town by Pop.
Since the Lakers' present isn't much, it's nice that there exists a heartwarming and inspirational story from their past.
This is Jim Harrick's time of the year. The blood flows a little faster. The adrenaline gets to work earlier in the day.
In a Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Saturday that was more pinball machine than horse race, at least six significant things happened.
The Doug O'Neill suspension will not just quietly drift away, as much as horse racing would like it to.
They were a couple of strong females, and boy, did the Santa Anita crowd of 37,205 at Friday's Breeders' Cup hear them roar.