| May 17, 2011
| 9:35 PM
In another sign of the Lakers' storied success, they're nearly complete strangers to the NBA draft lottery. Even with L.A. losing in embarrassing fashion this postseason, falling in a four-game sweep to the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference semifinals
| Jun 2, 2011
| 4:35 PM
1. Lakers' three-peat. Regardless of whether some believe Shaquille O'Neal's eight-year tenure with the Lakers could've gone better had his relationship with Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson and Jerry Buss didn't sour, he didn't always report to training camp...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:20 AM
King Rice was digging through a pile of old boxes this summer when he found a VHS tape, "Dean Smith's Point Zone Defense." The former North Carolina guard figured, why not?
Rice, the head coach at Monmouth, had the tape transferred to DVD and started...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 9:15 PM
Sean Madigan muscled up in 2008, when he hit a pair of home runs for the UC Irvine baseball team. He hit his token one dinger in 2007 and 2010. But he doesn't expect to clear the fence in his senior season.
The reason is new bats, called for by NCAA...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 10:38 AM
Plan your week with our guide to what's happening
MOVIES OPENING (Friday)
Captain America: The First Avenger
Friends With Benefits
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Guiliana & Bill (season premiere; 8 p.m. Monday; Style)