| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:46 PM
When Jerry Buss bought the Lakers in 1979, he wanted to build a championship team. He also wanted to put on a show.
The new owner gave courtside seats to movie stars. He hired pretty women to dance during timeouts. He spent freely on big stars and...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 7:08 PM
It's supposed to be the year of the point guard in boys' basketball in Southern California, with multiple players in contention for who's best. But in girls' basketball, there's one standard for excellence, and that's 5-foot-6 junior Jordin Canada of...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 10:33 AM
The Week in Sports from around the world....
| Jun 27, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Athletes from a wide variety of fields have posed nude for the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine's The Body Issue, including New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler, Sparks forward Candace Parker, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and Toronto...
| Jun 2, 2012
Orlando Woolridge, the rugged forward and former Laker who carved out a reputation over 13 NBA seasons as a scoring specialist and became one of the original alley-oop artists, has died. He was 52.
Woolridge, who was with the Lakers from 1988 to 1990,...
| May 2, 2012
| 4:38 PM
After 13 years as girls' basketball coach at L.A. Windward, Steve Smith will be stepping down to devote full attention to being the school's athletic director and pursuing a master's degree. He will be replaced by assistant Vanessa Nygaard, who......
| Apr 16, 2012
| 12:07 PM
With the top overall pick in the WNBA draft the Sparks selected Nnemkadi Ogwumike on Monday.
Ogwumike, a 6-foot-2 forward from Stanford, led her team this season to a No. 1 regional seeding and a fourth straight Final Four appearance while averaging 22.5...
| Jan 8, 2012
Youth basketball icon in Los Angeles
Joe Clarke, 75, a youth basketball icon in Los Angeles for nearly 40 years who founded the Watts Magicians travel team and helped dozens of boys and girls try to reach their basketball dreams on and off...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Joe Clarke, a youth basketball icon in Los Angeles for nearly 40 years who founded the Watts Magicians travel team and helped dozens of boys and girls try to reach their basketball dreams on and off the court, died Thursday morning at Lakewood Regional...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 4:34 PM
The Sparks hired Carol Ross as head coach....
| Nov 10, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The Sparks were awarded the top pick in the WNBA draft despite entering Thursday's lottery in New York with only a 10.4% chance of earning the No. 1 spot. The Sparks were competing against three other teams for the top......