| Jan 8, 2014
| 4:46 PM
VS. NO. 1 ARIZONA
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Pauley Pavilion.
On the air: TV: ESPN. Radio: 570.
Records: UCLA 12-2, 1-0 in Pac-12 play; Arizona 15-0, 2-0.
Update: UCLA Coach Steve Alford leans heavily on numbers, and adding up his columns this looks...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:35 AM
Vin Scully really does enjoy his down time. He’s a regular guy that way, it’s just that his schedule is typically demanding even in the off-season, though maybe never more than this one.
In the last 30 days, he was honored as grand marshal...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:58 PM
There’s something irresistible about cheerleaders standing up for their rights.
They represent an outdated notion about the decorative function of women in the male combat arena known as professional football. They are supposed to be grateful just...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:04 PM
Magic Johnson apparently isn't the only one who thinks the Lakers are unwatchable.
The Lakers' ratings on Time Warner Cable SportsNet declined 37.5% over the team's first 40 games versus the same period last season, according to Nielsen ratings in the...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Pete Carroll has the Seattle Seahawks a win away from a Super Bowl title.
But that may not be the main reason he ran away with an ESPN poll that asked more than 320 NFL players which coach they'd most like to play for.
After all, look at some of the...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
After the coffee. Before beating this slightly sore throat into submission.
The Skinny: My colleague is on injured reserve with a bad cold and now my throat is bothering me. So I'm guzzling down meds because I'm not spending this weekend at home...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Would you wear a heavier and perhaps clunkier cap if it might help protect you from a line drive to the head?
Every pitcher will face that question when spring training opens next month. For the first time, Major League Baseball has approved a padded...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Mike Ditka has weighed in on the upcoming outdoor Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and he didn't mince words.
The Hall of Fame player who spent much of his career playing big games in cold, inclement weather said planning the...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 11:01 PM
For more than three hours Sunday, millions of Americans joyfully cheered a football game whose players are paid to be angry and callous.
But then, moments afterward, America was offended when one of those players spewed anger and callousness?
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:39 PM
MIAMI — The Lakers are losers in the standings but financial winners in a big way.
They were declared the NBA's second-most valuable franchise, behind only the New York Knicks, in an annual report released Wednesday by Forbes.
The Lakers are...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Commissioner is a title far too limiting for David Stern.
He has been part comedian, part dictator, part visionary, part man on a mission, and there's nothing Ron Artest's fists, Gilbert Arenas' guns or Allen Iverson's wardrobe could possibly do to stop...