| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:09 PM
Just picture it.
Palm trees sway and dusk darkens the San Gabriel Mountains as officials prepare to drop the puck for the first outdoor NHL game in California. The Kings and Ducks line up for the historic moment while fans at Dodger Stadium and a...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:09 PM
What is usually a raucous beginning feels like an awkward ending.
For the first time in 14 years, when the Lakers open training camp Saturday they will be taking the floor in the middle of a Dodgers town.
The domination of buzz that began with the...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 9:19 PM
Oh, good, it's time for that annual ritual in which the Dodgers attempt to appease those unfortunate ticketholders who spend one inning trying to park and two innings trying to buy a hot dog.
OK, so they're attempting to appease everyone, which is why...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:02 PM
It was a graduation speech. Each fifth-grader at Burlingame's Lincoln Elementary gave one.
They were allotted one minute to describe their favorite school memory. Some talked about their first teacher. Others talked about a recent field trip to the...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 7:45 PM
No. 17 Brewers: 14th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Nationals.
Years from now, Brewers fans should remember this. Don't blame Ryan Braun for his contract.
That one's on owner Mark Attanasio, and to a lesser degree his general...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 8:20 PM
Mike Piazza would never exist today. He would have to be created by the Hollywood machine that once embraced him.
He was taken in the 62nd round of the 1988 baseball draft. There are no longer 62 rounds in the draft.
He was given a private tryout at a...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:09 PM
PHOENIX — His face is shadowed under an oversized baseball cap. His gaze is often averted to the ceiling or floor. His handshake is distant, his voice is small, his sentences trail off into awkward silence.
The first impression of Dodgers...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 7:10 PM
Shaq was wearing a Dodgers sweatshirt at the Clippers game, enough blue cloth there to double as a Dodger Stadium infield tarp, and he was shaking hands with Manager Don Mattingly.
"That's a billboard on him," said Mattingly, who apparently didn't...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 5:00 PM
PHOENIX — We might picture Mark Ellis' 2012 Dodgers season as a smooth road, with giant bumps at each end.
The statistics mostly reflect the smooth part.
The veteran second baseman, as reliable as your garage door opener, hit .258, with 62...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 10:27 PM
That seems to be the new theme of the USC football team, which beat Utah State by a field goal Saturday in a game that Coach Lane Kiffin accurately described as "mushy."
An hour before the game, in the usually teeming streets around the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:32 PM
PHOENIX — The quickest, most impressive remodeling job in Los Angeles sports history started with a hammer to the heart.
Shortly after the new Dodgers owners took possession of Frank McCourt's dump in the spring of 2012, they met with the...