| Sep 25, 2012
| 11:56 AM
I can't remember a better NFL weekend, a more entertaining end to a Monday night game.
So what's with an ESPN SportsCenter anchor saying she's depressed, media everywhere going into a conniption fit because our entertainment package goes haywire?
| Sep 23, 2012
| 9:33 AM
The price tag for renovations at the Rose Bowl went up yet again last week after officials added $6 million to a construction contract for the already over-budget project. Originally expected to cost $152 million, the project is now budgeted at about $170...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 2:10 PM
NFL replacement officials are making a lot of mistakes in games, have you heard?
Of course you have. Because the NFL blew the handling of this labor fight, and suddenly the officiating of games — which should be an afterthought — has been...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 4:08 PM
Southern California includes San Diego.
Reader Wayne Jacobs wanted to make that point to The Times, which he feels uses the term to refer only to the Los Angeles area.
“You regularly refer to the five counties of Southern California (Ventura,...
| Sep 9, 2012
Although it took almost two seasons of "American Idol" for Ryan Seacrest to select a buyer, the singing competition show host has sold his gated Hollywood Hills West estate for $11 million. He bought the property from two-time Academy Award-winning...
| Sep 7, 2012
Art Modell, a marketing executive who helped negotiate the NFL's first television contract and later enraged fans when he moved the Cleveland Browns franchise to Baltimore, has died. He was 87.
Modell died Thursday of natural causes at Johns Hopkins...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:46 AM
Former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell has died. He was 87.
The team said Modell died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he had been admitted Wednesday. A cause of death was not given.
Modell was among the most important figures in the...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 2:32 PM
You know the economy is sluggish when fewer people show up for a cherished Sunday ritual. Yes, attendance is down at pro football games.
Despite the National Football League’s enormous popularity, attendance has slipped 4.5% in the last five years,...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 1:27 AM
It's halftime in America, as Clint Eastwood once said.
Halftime, that is, for that part of America that's glued to the television set (or, now, the smartphone screen) whenever political conventions are underway.
The Republicans have fled steamy Tampa,...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 12:47 PM
Fox football analyst Michael Strahan and his fiance, former model Nicole Murphy, have put a town house in Hermosa Beach up for sale at $1.849 million.
Set on a walk street within a block of the beach, the 2,560-square-foot custom house features two...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Every two years the Olympics roll around and amazing specimens of humanity like Michael Phelps make the rest of us feel like tree sloths.
The Winter Olympics are bad enough – downhill racers streaking like rockets, snowboarders and ski jumpers...