| Feb 19, 2013
The beloved mentor and his favorite student spent their final hours together holding hands on a hospital bed.
Jerry Buss was entering the final stage of his life after a long battle with cancer, and he wanted to spend some of it with Magic Johnson.
| Jan 30, 2013
| 5:22 PM
NEW ORLEANS — Barely two months ago, Alex Smith stood alone under center as the NFL's hottest starting quarterback for one of its best teams.
One concussion later, he is lost in the crowd.
At the San Francisco 49ers' Super Bowl media day this...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 7:40 PM
Outside, amid the swaying and chanting of thousands of fans in soggy blue ponchos, shock pelted the Rose Bowl like the cold rain.
Inside, in an equally stunning turn of events, Lane Kiffin was safe and warm.
In answering a question about his job...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 7:17 PM
Deflate the balls until they are prunes, switch the jerseys until Lane Kiffin is wearing one, and it still won't detract from one undeniable USC truth.
Marqise Lee is the best college football player in the country.
Talk about firing the coach, rip...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 12:20 AM
SALT LAKE CITY — His Heisman Trophy gone, his team's national title hopes faded, Matt Barkley probably wondered what else could get snatched from him.
How about the football? By some runny-nosed Utah sophomore? On USC's second play of the game? How...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 8:55 PM
When you think of Mark McGwire, you think of numbers, but not those numbers.
You don't think of 583 career homers, or 70 homers in 1998, or one homer in every 10.61 at-bats.
You think, instead, of 19.5.
That is the percentage of baseball Hall of Fame...
| Sep 21, 2012
Earlier this week, angered by a question about the return of an injured player, Lane Kiffin stormed out of a daily news conference after less than 30 seconds.
I don't need that long to give him some advice.
Chill out, dude. Stop sweating the small...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 9:45 PM
The storm may have passed, but the rumblings persist.
You could feel them in the frustrated waving of Matt Barkley's arms. You could see them in the balls dropping from Curtis McNeal's and Robert Woods' fingers. You could hear them in whistles for helmet...
| Sep 26, 2012
Go ahead. Stop watching the NFL. I dare you.
Go on, change the channel. Live up to all the threats I've read on Twitter pages, the ranting I've seen in the blogs, the national cries for a fan boycott that would hasten the end to this zebra madness. Start...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 10:33 PM
It was one of the only moments in Monday's Dodgers news conference that didn't require translation.
Shortly after Hyun-Jin Ryu was introduced as the newest Dodgers pitcher, General Manager Ned Colletti fell out of his chair.
| Dec 13, 2012
| 4:28 PM
Josh Hamilton? Are you kidding me?
Nobody makes a surprise splash like the Angels, but this was a flying cannonball into the middle of a Southern California pool that had been awash in Dodger blue.
Nobody breaks down the door in the middle of the...