Bill Plaschke

Bill Plaschke

Back story of Yasiel Puig's journey to America should concern Dodgers - April 14, 2014 - Seemingly from the moment Cuban refugee Yasiel Puig showed up at Dodger Stadium out of nowhere, arriving last June unwilling to discuss...

Aw, shucks! A small-town Southern Bubba charms the Masters again - April 13, 2014 - AUGUSTA, Ga. — The winner didn't raise his fists to the sky, he dropped his head to his knees.

Jordan Spieth, at 20, is sitting on top of the golf world - April 12, 2014 - AUGUSTA, Ga. — The man with the most continually shouted first name in golf will begin the final round of the Masters on Sunday in a...

Bill Dwyre

Bill Dwyre

Manny Pacquiao takes a decisive stance in beating Timothy Bradley - April 12, 2014 - LAS VEGAS -- The old guy prevailed. Manny Pacquiao's boxing journey, at age 35, will continue.

For boxing weirdness, you can't beat Las Vegas - April 12, 2014 - LAS VEGAS — Last year, boxing promoter Bob Arum took a Manny Pacquiao fight to China and its rich casinos.

Freud might be a good analyst for Pacquiao-Bradley II - April 11, 2014 - LAS VEGAS — They are asking all the wrong people here to predict the outcome of Saturday night's fight between Manny Pacquiao and...

Helene Elliott

Helene Elliott

No power to the Kings in playoff-opening loss to Sharks - April 17, 2014 - SAN JOSE -- A power outage darkened the SAP Center on Thursday night shortly before the Kings and San Jose Sharks were scheduled to warm...

Frederik Andersen doesn't make rookie mistakes in playoff debut - April 16, 2014 - The crowd roared around him and the Dallas Stars pushed and shoved in front of him, but goaltender Frederik Andersen was the most composed...

Teemu Selanne is central to Ducks history — and can add to it - April 14, 2014 - Were those tears or drops of sweat rolling down Teemu Selanne's face Sunday as he skated around the Honda Center, absorbing and...

Chris Erskine

Chris Erskine

Dodgers fans sum up betrayal over cable deal: 'No Vin? It's a sin!' - April 17, 2014 - Bad TV deals are becoming a ruinous force, the Time Warner Cable deal the latest example, with Dodgers fans held hostage in yet another...

A lesson in household budgeting - April 12, 2014 - Called a family meeting the other day. Like conversation, a family meeting is another antiquated concept. These days, you're more likely...

Words from a coach of the best 1-6 Pony League team ever - April 9, 2014 - Our team is a contrast in size and temperament. I have a mountain-man first baseman next to a second baseman who appears to be made of...

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