Jason Collins plays for the Brooklyn Nets, becoming the NBA's first openly gay player. The Lakers suffer their ninth loss in their last 10 home games.
The 7-foot center becomes the first openly gay athlete in a major American pro sports league when he signs with the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday and plays against the Lakers.
The trade the Dodgers completed Monday didn't involved Matt Kemp or any of their other high-priced outfielders.
Nobody wanted the 1984 Summer Olympics except Los Angeles and nobody here wanted to pay for them with public money, so Peter Ueberroth and the organizing committee he led had to drum up private donations and work without the safety net of government guarantees.
The Lakers have officially hired Byron Scott as their next coach, ending a search of almost three months by choosing a familiar name to Lakers followers.
The fiercest of winds is upon them, swirling in every direction, dust and debris everywhere, their once-strong aura shaking at its cracked foundation.
The popular Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and the South African playwright Athol Fugard are among the recipients of the 2014 Praemium Imperiale awards, Japan's highest honors in the arts. This year's roster of winners also includes architect Steven Holl, painter Martial Raysse and sculptor Giuseppe Penone. Organizers of the awards said on Wednesday that the medals will be handed out in a ceremony in Tokyo on Oct. 15. Japan's Prince Hitachi, who is the brother of Emperor Akihito, is scheduled to be a presenter at the ceremony. Each laureate receives an honorarium of 15 million yen ($147,500), as well as a diploma and medal. Pärt is a composer whose...