| Nov 26, 2012
| 11:25 PM
Obviously, Vinny Del Negro had to be asked whether the Clippers were holding something back on their recent trip while losing three in a row.
That will probably sail right over the heads of UCLA fans who still seem preoccupied watching replays of Jim...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 10:04 PM
Despite winning three straight games and five of their last six, the Kings aren't the NHL's hottest team. They're not even the hottest team in Southern California.
The Ducks, who will face the Kings on Monday at Staples Center, have the league's...
| 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...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 8:10 PM
If you were paying attention this college football season, you saw that Notre Dame acquired a fifth horseman.
It wasn't the 1924 Army game. Nor was Grantland Rice around to write it; or Harry Stuhldreher, Jim Crowley, Don Miller or Elmer Layden alive to...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 8:53 PM
I begin by calling the USC athletic department, and while on hold I'm getting Abbott and Costello doing "Who's on first?"
How well I remember the days of Garrett and Hackett.
Getting as far as "what is on second," I'm almost afraid to ask "Where's Pat...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 10:54 PM
I just don't get some sportswriters.
What do they want?
I pick up Sunday morning's newspaper expecting to read about our guys' hard-fought victory, only to find a disappointing tale about what the winners didn't accomplish.
Where's the gushing? Where's...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 9:45 PM
Look past the cascade of records quarterback Matt Barkley and wide receiver Robert Woods set Saturday in USC's 50-6 rout of Colorado at the Coliseum and you'll see why the Trojans had some concerns after what should have been a purely happy romp through...
| Oct 16, 2012
SAN DIEGO — That huge gush heard just shortly before 9 Monday night was the massive deflation of the San Diego Chargers' NFL season. Air left the Chargers' balloon like a jet stream.
Whoosh. Bye-bye, Chargers. The team owned and operated by the...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 6:51 PM
It was not news that Mike Trout was selected American League rookie of the year Monday. It was a given.
If you are a baseball fan and don't know about Trout, then you aren't a baseball fan. He arrived on the scene to stay on April 28. The Angels had...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 4:15 PM
An initial response to Ed Reed's one-game suspension this week was a shrug. It didn't really matter, anyway. His Baltimore Ravens are playing the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.
It got sillier as other reactions poured in.
Baltimore Sun columnist Mike...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 10:50 PM
Eight snaps. In a bulging Coliseum that shook with roars and swayed with groans, one football season for two teams was defined in eight snaps.
That's all it took. On a Saturday night when one team rose to the national championship game while the other...