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Magic Johnson

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  • Magic Johnson on Yasiel Puig: 'He has to make the right decisions'

    Magic Johnson on Yasiel Puig: 'He has to make the right decisions'
    Dodgers owner Magic Johnson said he supported Manager Don Mattingly's decision to bench Yasiel Puig after the outfielder showed up late for Friday's home opener. Johnson also said he understood the occasional slip from the 23-year-old Puig and said the...
  • Dodgers show vulnerability by blowing late lead at San Diego

    Dodgers show vulnerability by blowing late lead at San Diego
    SAN DIEGO — For seven innings, it was a game that glittered with the Dodgers' brightest hopes. Then, in what felt like seven minutes, it was a game that swallowed them up in their worst fears. What began as a nice first chapter highlighted by...
  • Pau Gasol won't play against Suns today because of continuing vertigo

    Pau Gasol won't play against Suns today because of continuing vertigo
    Pau Gasol completed some cardio work in the morning but will not play against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday evening. He will miss his fourth game because of vertigo. "Better, but he looks a little loopy," Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni said Sunday morning...
  • Julius Randle raises draft stock, helping Kentucky to Elite Eight

    Julius Randle raises draft stock, helping Kentucky to Elite Eight
    Power forward Julius Randle made a strong impression Friday night, helping the No. 8-seeded Kentucky Wildcats get past the No. 4-seeded Louisville Cardinals to advance to the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight. Along with forward Aaron Gordon of top-seeded...
  • 'Jeopardy!' contestant guesses Magic Johnson played in NHL

    'Jeopardy!' contestant guesses Magic Johnson played in NHL
    Magic Johnson never played in the NHL. While that might seem obvious to even a not-so-avid basketball fan, apparently under the bright lights of "Jeopardy!," it's not the easiest question (or as the case may be, answer). Given the clue, "100+...
  • Letters: Sweet or sour ending for Bruins?

    Letters: Sweet or sour ending for Bruins?
    Not sure which game Bill Plaschke was watching when he wrote such glowing compliments of UCLA's Sweet 16 performance against Florida. Defense wins games in the tournament, and the Bruins' defense, absent for much of the season, was AWOL as Florida...
  • NCAA tournament: Florida eliminates UCLA once again, 79-68

    NCAA tournament: Florida eliminates UCLA once again, 79-68
    Top-ranked and No. 1-seeded Florida is going to its fourth consecutive Elite Eight in the NCAA basketball tournament. UCLA is going home to Westwood for the fourth time since 2006 after meeting the Gators in the NCAA tournament, this time getting beat,...
  • Honda Center has been a rough place to play for Arizona

    Honda Center has been a rough place to play for Arizona
    If Arizona enters the NCAA West Regional this weekend with any expectation of an easy road, it needs a history lesson. Better yet, a four-leaf clover. The Wildcats are seeded No. 1 in a region that includes Baylor, Wisconsin and San Diego State. They...
  • There's more to Lakers' sad story than is being told

    There's more to Lakers' sad story than is being told
    For much of our adult lives, the Lakers have been the toast of the town. That's why the anguish is so understandable now that they are merely toast. But in the midst of all the noise, have we not missed some of the more salient points? Are we so...
  • This time, Wichita State has the major target on its back

    This time, Wichita State has the major target on its back
    It takes years to climb the mid-major success ladder and minutes for it to be pulled out from under you. Last year, Gonzaga finally got to the top rung when it entered the NCAA tournament as the top-ranked team in the nation. The Bulldogs rolled...
  • Jeanie Buss explains Kobe Bryant's contract, Phil Jackson situation

    Jeanie Buss explains Kobe Bryant's contract, Phil Jackson situation
    Let there be no doubt. Jeanie Buss is the Lakers' most powerful executive. "Ultimately the buck stops with me," she said in an interview with Time Warner Cable SportsNet. "I'm president and governor of the team and I have empowered the basketball...