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  • Dodgers reliever Paco Rodriguez continues to impress

    Dodgers reliever Paco Rodriguez continues to impress
    Left-hander Paco Rodriguez shakes his head when he thinks of how much his life has changed in the last five months. Coming out of spring training, Rodriguez thought he had a 50-50 chance of making the Dodgers' opening-day roster. Today, he is one of the...
  • Dodgers' ace trumps Braves in postseason opener, 6-1

    Dodgers' ace trumps Braves in postseason opener, 6-1
    ATLANTA — If Clayton Kershaw continues to pitch the way he did Thursday night, the long-term contract to which the Dodgers intend to sign him this winter could cost them even more than they expect. That's fine with minority owner Magic Johnson,...
  • Lakers season wrap: Coach Mike D'Antoni worthy of blame or credit?

    Lakers season wrap: Coach Mike D'Antoni worthy of blame or credit?
    In a year defined by injury, Coach Mike D'Antoni became a lightning rod for criticism, despite leading the Lakers (45-37) team to a 28-12, seventh-place finish. In the closing moments of the Lakers' sweep by the San Antonio Spurs, the familiar chant...
  • 2013 TV upfronts: Univision showcases El Rey, 'Gossip Girl Acapulco'

    2013 TV upfronts: Univision showcases El Rey, 'Gossip Girl Acapulco'
    NEW YORK -- Univision intends to remain the king. The nation's largest Spanish-language media company, Univision Communications, on Tuesday said it has made a financial investment in the planned El Rey cable channel owned by Hollywood director Robert...
  • Friendship brings Nick Young, Jordan Farmar together on the Lakers

    Friendship brings Nick Young, Jordan Farmar together on the Lakers
    It was a Christmas gift that never appeared on any star basketball player's wish list. Inside the hefty SAT study guide filled with algebra equations and vocabulary teasers was a letter from one high school friend to another, a message of hope for...
  • Sports promoter Roy Englebrecht takes the fights to the people

    Sports promoter Roy Englebrecht takes the fights to the people
    The Bee Gees are playing on Roy Englebrecht's office radio, but the 67-year-old sports promoter has a saying taped on his wall to assure he's not stuck in days gone by. "Don't judge me by my past. I don't live there anymore." Southland boxing fans...
  • Shabazz Muhammad tries to find his footing as an NBA rookie

    Shabazz Muhammad tries to find his footing as an NBA rookie
    LAS VEGAS — Shabazz Muhammad rivaled any attraction along the Strip here two years ago. Fans and college coaches followed him en masse from one gym to another during a summer club tournament, fawning over every shot and slick move made by the...
  • It's Yasiel Puig who unnerves Braves, energizes Dodgers

     It's Yasiel Puig who unnerves Braves, energizes Dodgers
    ATLANTA — October, we'd like you to meet Yasiel Puig. Now duck. The Dodgers rookie stormed into his first postseason Thursday night at Turner Field with the wild swings, crazy sprints, bold throws, and a smiling swagger. The Atlanta Braves tried...
  • Clippers cover Lakers' banners for home games at Staples Center

    Clippers cover Lakers' banners for home games at Staples Center
    The Lakers display 12 championship banners (including one to recognize the team's five championships won in Minneapolis), 10 retired jerseys (including one to honor the late Chick Hearn) and one special banner to honor six from the Minneapolis era...
  • Gamble of pitching Clayton Kershaw pays off for Dodgers

    Gamble of pitching Clayton Kershaw pays off for Dodgers
    They each lifted their dirt-caked sleeves into the air as if raising an entire city above them. Yasiel Puig shot a line drive into the right-field corner, scampering and sliding into second base, leaping up with a howl, throwing his arms high. Juan...
  • Dodgers' hot season fires up the faithful

    Dodgers' hot season fires up the faithful
    With her Dodgers dogged by injuries, Emma Amaya made a stop before work at the Our Lady Queen of Angels church in downtown Los Angeles, where she lit a prayer candle for her boys in blue. The next day, as the team prepared for game one of their series...