| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:15 PM
When Elijah Stewart arrived at Westchester High as a sophomore from DeRidder, La., population 10,578, the junior varsity basketball coach, Dewitt Cotton, started calling him "Texas."
"That was the first thing that came out of my mouth, because he was...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:18 PM
Baseball's installation of instant replay Thursday is about more than an ancient sport finally embracing the wonders of technology,
It is also about one of the crudest sports finally embracing the wonders of humanity.
"Kill the ump!" will become...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 9:55 PM
DENVER — To the outside world, it's Peyton versus Tom — again — with a trip to the Super Bowl hanging in the balance.
Not surprisingly, that's not how the Denver Broncos quarterback views it.
"Tom Brady has just been an...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 10:26 PM
DENVER — After nearly five months of NFL games, it has come down to this:
Four teams. Four possible matchups for Super Bowl XLVIII.
For Denver, New England, Seattle and San Francisco, looking that far ahead could spell doom. But the options have...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:35 PM
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — In the last five years, receiver Anquan Boldin has gotten to the Super Bowl with the Arizona Cardinals, won one with the Baltimore Ravens, and, as a member of the San Francisco 49ers this season, is one victory away from a...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 7:12 PM
Young Patrick Reed regained consciousness just in time to make Sunday's final round of the Humana Challenge golf tournament at La Quinta interesting.
He had described his first three rounds of 63-63-63 as similar to "being in a putting coma." The...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:44 PM
Waiting for Dunk City …
It's another slow night at the half-filled Galen Center, no lines at the gleaming concession stands, desolation on the wide concourses, the referee's whistle audible even in the men's restroom.
The hearty few USC fans...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:25 PM
LA JOLLA — The guy in the signature black sweater vest here Thursday, walking the fairways of the Farmers Insurance Open, looked familiar.
Oh, there was a little hitch in his get-along, perhaps a little more roundness near the belt. But the...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 11:00 PM
The new face of the U.S. men's Alpine team has never skied "wasted," a la Bode Miller, but he has skied feeling sicker than a dog.
The face, in fact, could have used a box of tissues as he sniffled through an interview last November at training camp...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:00 PM
LA JOLLA — It was difficult to know the significance of what took place in the featured group at the Farmers Insurance Open here Friday. Golf has many moving parts, and many were moving when Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth teed it up together on...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 7:26 PM
LA JOLLA — They were the last players to tee off Saturday. That made them the best Three Musketeers the Farmers Insurance Open had to offer.
They were Stewart Cink (nine-under), Nicolas Colsaerts (eight-under) and Jordan Spieth (10-under). In...