| Dec 31, 2013
| 6:11 PM
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:
| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:03 PM
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...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:32 PM
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...
| Dec 15, 2013
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...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:19 PM
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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:37 PM
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...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:19 PM
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.)
| Feb 7, 2008
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....
| Aug 20, 2008
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...
| Apr 16, 2008
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...
| Feb 19, 2008
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...