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  • What to watch for in the 100th Rose Bowl game

    What to watch for in the 100th Rose Bowl game
    Stanford is in the Rose Bowl for the second consecutive year, Michigan State for the first time since 1988. Staff writers Gary Klein and Chris Dufresne examine some of the story lines in the 100th Rose Bowl game: Spartan contributions Los Angeles...
  • Baseball umpires aren't born knowing all the rules

    Baseball umpires aren't born knowing all the rules
    You can't help but smile while watching Charlie Reliford work at umpire camp in Compton, screaming at his students in a blowsy, animated style. Most good teachers seem to have outsize personalities and an undeniable charisma. That's Reliford, a...
  • Jim Joyce has been there at some big moments

    Jim Joyce has been there at some big moments
    There is a leftover tidbit to this year's World Series Game 3, when umpire Jim Joyce called obstruction at third base to end the game and send the Boston Red Sox to defeat. When Joyce's father died in 2009, among the things buried with him was a Red Sox...
  • Angels let a great person get away by trading Mark Trumbo

    Angels let a great person get away by trading Mark Trumbo
    Mark Trumbo was traded Tuesday. He went from being an Angel to a Diamondback. If we are talking personality only, the previous name suited him better. There is nothing venomous, nor ever will be, about Trumbo. He took the trade the way he takes...
  • International Olympic Committee has big decisions to make

    International Olympic Committee has big decisions to make
    The hallways of the big hotels in Buenos Aires are buzzing these days. At stake is not just one Olympian task, but three. This might be the most important gathering of Olympic people since a few got together back in 1979 and decided this fellow Peter...
  • This season has been the capper for A.J. Ellis

    This season has been the capper for A.J. Ellis
    Long before A.J. Ellis owned the Dodgers’ heart, he felt lucky just to wear a piece of them on his head. It was the summer of 2003, draft day, and the only two teams that had expressed interest in the Austin Peay senior catcher had already...
  • Playing hardball over baseball's antitrust exemption

    Playing hardball over baseball's antitrust exemption
    The great thing about baseball is that it's a mass of imponderables. How can Josh Hamilton be paid $17 million this year and hit .223? Why is a team with a $216-million payroll sitting nearly last in its division? (I'm looking at you, Dodgers.) And: How...
  • If Hillary taps Antonio

    Los Angeles, I've always got your back, don't I? So here's how I see this election going down for us: Say that Hillary Clinton does get the Democratic nomination -- and, with the Iraq war stalling and the economy free falling, she wins the election....
  • Jeff Kent tries to remove foot from his cheek

    Jeff Kent tries to remove foot from his cheek
    I apologize. I got so rattled after hearing Jeff Kent criticize Vin Scully, I had Kent batting ahead of Manny Ramirez in paragraph one and behind him in paragraph two in Sunday's column. Don't know who told the 7-Eleven Kid, but she refused to go out...
  • Southland is brimming with top baseball prospects

    Southland is brimming with top baseball prospects
    Anthony Gose of Bellflower is a left-handed pitcher who can throw a fastball 95 mph. There are major league teams that have paid million-dollar signing bonuses to teenagers with similar skills. Before the season started, he was listed by Baseball America...
  • Roger Clemens gets some unsolicited tough advice

    Roger Clemens gets some unsolicited tough advice
    Right now, the Clemens situation is pretty simple. Roger is over and out. But while everybody else is turning their backs on him, leaving the sinking ship before the bow goes under, we are here to help. Understandably, Clemens hates newspaper people...