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  • UCLA's Nick Ekbatani, USC's Kelli Tennant a solid team after accident

    UCLA's Nick Ekbatani, USC's Kelli Tennant a solid team after accident
    The former UCLA football player glistened with tough, his blade prosthetic a shiny blur as he sprinted into the Rose Bowl. This popular offensive lineman who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident 16 months ago brought the blue-clad crowd to its feet...
  • Jeff Gordon: Big wheel

    Jeff Gordon: Big wheel
    Any sport is ultimately all about the numbers, right? Here's Jeff Gordon -- four-time winner of what's now called the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, three-time Daytona 500 winner, first driver to reach $100 million in series winnings -- and all I really want...
  • Women's semifinalists at Wimbledon are an unlikely final four

    Women's semifinalists at Wimbledon are an unlikely final four
    WIMBLEDON, England — The abnormal has become the new normal at Wimbledon, where one of the women's semifinalists was playing too poorly a year ago to compete here and the lone remaining past champion was eliminated Tuesday in the quarterfinals...
  • Timothy Naftali: Nixon's checker

    Timothy Naftali is the kind of learned guy you'd want on your team when you play "Trivial Pursuit" -- a game that, like Naftali, originated in Canada. But for years, his home and his career have been in and about the United States -- books and studies...
  • No.1 Novak Djokovic, No.2 Andy Murray to face off in Wimbledon final

    No.1 Novak Djokovic, No.2 Andy Murray to face off in Wimbledon final
    WIMBLEDON, England — After a series of upsets had scrambled both halves of the draw, after an epically riveting and sportsmanlike men's semifinal Friday was followed by a semifinal soured by whining, it all came out right, anyway. No. 1 Novak...
  • Half a century after his first climb, Mt. Everest still beckons

    Half a century after his first climb, Mt. Everest still beckons
    This column is for the adventuresome, and buying tickets to a Lakers game and yelling at the referees does not qualify. Fifty years ago — May 1, 1963, to be exact — a tall and slender man named Jim Whittaker stood at the summit of Mt....
  • Libya's only a part of Mideast equation

    Libya's only a part of Mideast equation
    The eyes of the world are on the battle for Libya. It's undeniably a compelling drama: Spirited but untrained rebels, plus NATO airstrikes, pitted against an eccentric dictator with a cinematic wardrobe. But it's the wrong drama to worry about. The...
  • Lender 2.0: Kiva's Premal Shah

    Lender 2.0: Kiva's Premal Shah
    I could just see the eyebrows rising around the room. I was moderating a panel on philanthropy not long ago, and on my left, Premal Shah, the president of Kiva.org, was talking animatedly about how much fun Kiva donors had, competing with each other, in...
  • Writing home: Brando Skyhorse

    Writing home: Brando Skyhorse
    Bookshelves real and virtual are stocked with volumes about Los Angeles and Southern California written by people who parachute into a Westside guest house for a few weeks, hit the hot spots and high spots, then write with voice-of-God authority for...
  • Chris Arreola's boxing title hopes take a serious pummeling

    Chris Arreola's boxing title hopes take a serious pummeling
    The heavyweight boxing title aspirations of Riverside's Chris Arreola ended in a bloody mess Saturday night. The hard-punching, clever-talking Arreola, marketed as a great hope to become the first heavyweight champion of Mexican heritage, took a...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Spirit guide Kenny Kingston

    Patt Morrison Asks: Spirit guide Kenny Kingston
    Everybody knows that newlyweds William and Kate are in town this weekend. But Kenny Kingston says he knows how that royal marriage will work out. The self-styled Psychic to the Stars who has hosted lucrative infomercials, TV shows and hotlines says he...