| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:08 AM
The Lakers' preseason got underway with a win and a loss.
Newcomer Xavier Henry made a strong first impression in a 104-95 win over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday.
The following night, the Lakers lost 97-88 to the Denver Nuggets, losing...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:54 PM
BEIJING — In a nation of 1.3 billion people, it's easy to find Kobe Bryant.
Just look for the big group of security guards.
Bryant is almost too popular here to leave the Lakers' five-star hotel in the Chinese capital.
"It's harder for me to...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 7:19 AM
BEIJING -- The Lakers still can't escape Dwight Howard even though they're 6,000 miles from home.
Howard made an appearance here on behalf of Adidas this past summer, and many giant-size likenesses of him hover over an outdoor court next to MasterCard...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Kobe Bryant has the third-most popular selling NBA jersey worldwide, according to the league.
Based on global sales from Adidas, LeBron James of the Miami Heat topped the list for the first time in his career. Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls placed...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:05 PM
The CIF doesn't want teams representing their high schools during competition in out-of-season sports, so fall basketball leagues across the Southland are having to come up with new names for the schools competing.
Burrel Lee, the basketball operations...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:14 AM
If you’re craving the art and music of the late Walt Disney, you should go anywhere but the world premiere of the affectionate “When You Wish: The Story of Walt Disney” at UCLA’s Freud Playhouse. There may be no other place on...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Nick Pasquale -- the UCLA receiver who was struck and killed by a car earlier this month -- will be honored at a football game at the Rose Bowl on Saturday.
There will be 20,000 Pasquale towels handed out Saturday when the Bruins play New Mexico State,...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:33 AM
UCLA will continue its efforts to honor receiver Nick Pasquale and help his family this week.
Pasquale died last week when struck by a car. His jersey No. 36 will be on the Rose Bowl turf the remainder of the season. There will be 20,000 Pasquale towels...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 6:22 PM
Eric Dickerson flew. So has time.
It has been 29 years since the former Los Angeles Rams star set the NFL's single-season rushing record — a span that matches his jersey number — and now the Hall of Fame back once again waits to see if his...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Trendy footwear maker Skechers USA Inc., trying to overcome the controversy from its toner shoes, is increasing its modest gains from last year and so far outrunning Wall Street's expectations this year.
The Manhattan Beach company has posted profits in...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:03 AM
Standout junior guard Tyler Dorsey of Bellflower St. John Bosco will participate in the four-day Adidas Nations competition this weekend in Garden Grove and Long Beach. Earlier, Dorsey was offered a scholarship by Duke.
Games will be held Friday...