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  • Reds, Dodgers in a Wild Doubleheader

     
    Aug. 10, 1970 : The Dodgers blew up the record book and challenged their fans' endurance during a wild doubleheader, using 35 hits to sweep the Cincinnati Reds, 7-3 and 13-3. The Dodgers had 26 singles, seven doubles and two triples. Willie Davis, Maury...
  • Sports Legend Revealed: The Philadelphia Warriors drafted Wilt Chamberlain while he was still in high school

     
    BASKETBALL LEGEND: The Philadelphia Warriors drafted Wilt Chamberlain while he was still in high school. STATUS: Effectively True, Technically False. In 1971, the United States Supreme Court heard the case of Haywood v. National Basketball Association,...
  • The 10 greatest L.A. Lakers of all time, No. 8: Wilt Chamberlain

     
    Continuing our countdown of the 10 greatest L.A. Lakers of all time, as chosen by our readers. No. 8: Wilt Chamberlain (78 first-place votes, 23,576 points) The Lakers acquired the already legendary center from Philadelphia on July 9, 1968, for......
  • Poll questions for Lakers-Celtics series

     
    Like an early morning shot of espresso, the Lakers-Celtics NBA Finals matchup has served as a jolt of energy for the rivalry's history, the Lakers shot at redemption for the 2008 Finals, the league offices, the media and, of course, the fans. It's going...
  • Caught in the Web: Previewing Game 7 of Lakers-Celtics series

     
    Lakers links --The Times' Mike Bresnahan looks at Lakers Coach Phil Jackson's contention that an NBA Finals victory won't influence his decision on whether to return next season. --The Times' Broderick Turner credits the play of Jordan Farmar and Sasha...
  • Question of the day: Is Phil Jackson the best coach in NBA history or simply someone who benefited from great players? [Updated]

     
    Reporters from around the Tribune Co. weigh in on the topic. Check back throughout the day for more responses and feel free to leave a comment of your own. [Updated at 12:30 p.m.: Baxter Holmes, Los Angeles Times The only......
  • Fred Schaus dies at 84; first L.A. Lakers head coach

    Fred Schaus dies at 84; first L.A. Lakers head coach
    Fred Schaus, who helped usher in pro basketball to Los Angeles as head coach of the Lakers for their first seven seasons here and was Jerry West's mentor, died Wednesday in West Virginia. He was 84. Schaus was living in a nursing home and the cause of...
  • Pete Newell dies at 93; Hall of Fame basketball coach guided Cal to 1959 NCAA title

    Pete Newell dies at 93; Hall of Fame basketball coach guided Cal to 1959 NCAA title
    Pete Newell, who coached UC Berkeley to the 1959 National Collegiate Athletic Assn. basketball title and was one of only three men to guide teams to National Invitation Tournament, NCAA and Olympic championships, died Monday. He was 93. Newell, a...
  • Dodgers Looking for a Third Baseman

     
    Willie Davis works on bunting at Vero Beach. March 5, 1970: The Dodgers couldn't decide on a third baseman, not a new problem for the franchise. The Times' Ross Newhan noted that the Dodgers had used 38 players at third since moving to California and...
  • Price Tag on an All-Star Infield

     
    March 10, 1970: How much would an all-star infield cost these days? The Times' Ross Newhan heard what the Reds' assistant scouting director thought of young Dodgers Bill Buckner, Bill Grabarkewitz, Bobby Valentine and Bill Russell. "I'll give $3-4 million...
  • South Coast Repertory's 2010-11 season looks to the theater's past and future

     
    South Coast Repertory will give a nod to its past and its future with a 2010-11 lineup that includes one Shakespeare classic, a holiday favorite, the annual new works festival, three Southern California premieres and two plays directed by the......