| May 27, 2013
They're teenage wonder women of high school track and field.
Junior Ariana Washington of Long Beach Poly is the state's fastest sprinter. Junior Sarah Baxter of Simi Valley is the state's No. 1 distance runner. Freshman Courtney Corrin of Studio City...
| May 21, 2013
| 9:04 PM
Players in the Southern Section Division 1 baseball playoffs can dream about celebrating a championship at Dodger Stadium, but giving legitimacy to the dream only occurs after a team proves it can win with its No. 2 pitcher.
That's why what transpired...
| May 14, 2013
There's nothing easy or predictable about the 40-team Southern Section Division 1 baseball playoffs that begin Tuesday with eight wild-card games.
"The Division 1 games are a juggernaut," Coach Matt LaCour of No. 3-seeded Studio City Harvard-Westlake...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:16 PM
On a sunny Tuesday afternoon on a cluttered street in Gardena, some very big and skilled athletes are hanging out on a concrete basketball court, bouncing around underneath rusted backboards and chain nets, acting out a typical inner-city scene, with...
| May 9, 2013
Here it was May, baseball season, and Mickey Hatcher had gone fishing. Something wrong there.
Upon his return, the longtime Dodgers player and Angels batting coach had the fishing routine down perfectly.
"The day I got there [Mammoth]," he says, "they...
| May 10, 2013
The new Dodgers owners, it turns out, jazzed up every corner of Dodger Stadium but one.
The concourses are brighter, the restrooms cleaner, the entertainment snappier. There's still one area, however, that feels wholly unfinished, an inherited...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:15 PM
He had just made the final out in a city where his name is booed, his jersey is reviled, and his team had been swept.
His power had disappeared, his swing was spotty, and his season was a wreck.
Matt Kemp would have been excused for quickly...
| May 1, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Out at the old ballyard exploring the status of that 1st Amendment staple, the baseball heckler, because it's a cool ambivalence that will do us in, not the screamy passions of the borderline insane.
The issue came to mind after hearing that Broadway...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 5:40 PM
Hate to be a killjoy, but has anybody pondered when the goose might stop laying those golden eggs?
We now live in the land of the Magic Guggenheims and Arte. That sounds like a circus act, and with the way the money has been flowing of late, that...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 6:05 PM
SAN ANTONIO — He was the last one to climb off the trainer's table, trudging through the musty high school gym Monday with the pained look of a kid who had just left detention.
"It's not great," Steve Nash said, shaking his head. "It's not going...
| Apr 18, 2013
I'm considering buying the Dodgers.
New ownership seems wise at this point, though I will confess that my judgment may be impaired after wolfing down four Dodger Dogs the other night. Sodium poisoning soon set in, and then there was this 2-year-old...