Nobody wanted the 1984 Summer Olympics except Los Angeles and nobody here wanted to pay for them with public money, so Peter Ueberroth and the organizing committee he led had to drum up private donations and work without the safety net of government guarantees.
The Lakers have officially hired Byron Scott as their next coach, ending a search of almost three months by choosing a familiar name to Lakers followers.
The fiercest of winds is upon them, swirling in every direction, dust and debris everywhere, their once-strong aura shaking at its cracked foundation.
A judge gave Shelly Sterling a sweeping victory Monday afternoon and cleared the way for Steve Ballmer?s record $2-billion purchase of the Clippers to proceed.
In the wake of a three-game sweep at AT&T Park, the Dodgers stand 1 1/2 games ahead of the San Francisco Giants in the National League West.
Bing Russell had several claims to fame. He played Deputy Clem on NBC's blockbuster western series "Bonanza." He's the father of movie star Kurt Russell. And he owned a baseball team. Not the Dodgers, mind you, or the Yankees or any team you probably ever heard of. It was the Portland Mavericks, an independent team in Oregon that played in the Class A Northwest League. He owned it between 1973 and 1977, the only independent team of its time — and Russell ran it by his own rules. Every year, Russell would hold an open tryout for players, a kind of grown-up "Bad News Bears." The team was composed of players — many over the age of 30 — who had...