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T.J. Simers

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  • Marine veteran keeps a smile on his face, which is a medical miracle

    Marine veteran keeps a smile on his face, which is a medical miracle
    So much bellyaching in sports today, so many athletes talking about the adversity they overcome, and Octavio Sanchez loses his right hand, two fingers on his left, his nose burns off and he says, "I've been blessed." It's a lump-in-your throat UCLA...
  • Bruins take the buzz out of their season

    Bruins take the buzz out of their season
    So I buy into this Jim Mora-walks-on-water hoopla. "Discipline," as one UCLA honk after the next says as I arrive at the Rose Bowl, making the difference. I've only seen the Bruins play Rice, and I thought I was watching two high school teams. But I'...
  • Dodgers' fortunes took biggest hit when Matt Kemp hit the wall

    Dodgers' fortunes took biggest hit when Matt Kemp hit the wall
    SAN DIEGO — I drove down here alone so that I'll have plenty of room upon my return to bring back any Chargers wanting an early start finding a place to live in Los Angeles. While here I thought I might as well ride the Choking Dogs for going belly...
  • Nice guy Don Mattingly is still looking for answers

    Nice guy Don Mattingly is still looking for answers
    SAN DIEGO — The other night after the Dodgers lost to the Padres, while the media met with Manager Don Mattingly, screaming could be heard from the nearby coaches' dressing room. "Passionate" screaming? General Manager Ned Colletti says with a...
  • If Jeanie Buss ran the show, could Phil Jackson's return be far behind?

    If Jeanie Buss ran the show, could Phil Jackson's return be far behind?
    Let's take this a step further. The two basketball experts in town, Magic and Plaschke, have declared Jeanie Buss should be in charge of the Lakers. This has to be a blow to Jimmy Buss, who probably understands he also won't be Phil Jackson's choice...
  • Chris Paul has Clippers thinking big, despite thumping by Spurs

    Chris Paul has Clippers thinking big, despite thumping by Spurs
    I'm thinking the best place for Dwight Howard's statue outside Staples is right beside Oscar De La Hoya's 7-foot likeness. That way they can keep the guys together who have been beaten up the most in the building. De La Hoya was 0-1 in Staples and so...
  • It has come to pass for Kobe Bryant

    It has come to pass for Kobe Bryant
    MINNEAPOLIS — I'm liking the laugh-out-loud guy sitting across from me at Starbucks, maybe as big a shock as Kobe Bryant and I getting together to sip vanilla lattes. You know who I'm talking about: the Kobester, the Big Baby, the Ball Hog, the...
  • Get serious: Fun-loving Dwight Howard is not the Lakers' problem

    Get serious: Fun-loving Dwight Howard is not the Lakers' problem
    Dwight Howard stood in the Lakers' locker room before the Miami game with an arm around his girlfriend. "Judy," he said, while introducing her to everyone. That's Judy, as in his imaginary girlfriend, as in take that, Robert Horry. Now how can you...
  • It doesn't take much to make these Lakers happy

    It doesn't take much to make these Lakers happy
    Gush City. Everyone loves everybody now. There were Lakers hugs all around, with fans at Staples Center on Sunday joining the party, getting rally towels and the feel of a playoff game. Happy 79th birthday, Jerry Buss, as Gush City flattens Oklahoma...
  • Bruins' flat showing in Holiday Bowl takes fizz out of UCLA's season

    Bruins' flat showing in Holiday Bowl takes fizz out of UCLA's season
    SAN DIEGO — There have been rumors down here that the Chargers might be interested in UCLA's Jim Mora as a replacement for Coach Norv Turner. If the Holiday Bowl was an audition, Mora could not have done more to prove himself the ideal choice to...
  • Just wondering about UCLA's motivation against Stanford

    Just wondering about UCLA's motivation against Stanford
    To use an expression he knows so well, I don't give a rat's [tail] what Jim Mora says. I'm the guy trying to get the Rose Bowl named after him, and so after getting thrashed by Stanford I'm asking him if he had the Bruins just going through the motions...