| May 3, 2013
| 11:31 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Bring on the next bunch of disappointing, underachieving, gagging local athletes.
And so it goes with our Trojans, Lakers, Clippers and even the Bruins losing their last three.
So much promise, raised expectations and then a...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 11:05 PM
What had been softly whispered for months, almost as if saying it aloud might make a terrible thing come true, became sad and public knowledge Thursday.
Lakers owner Jerry Buss, not seen this season around his beloved team and for nearly a year removed...
| May 6, 2013
In these tense times, with the Kings having scored one goal in each of their first three playoff games against the St. Louis Blues and needing a win Monday at Staples Center to tie the series, it somehow made perfect sense that defenseman Alec Martinez...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:50 PM
When David Courtney returned to the Kings for a second tour of duty in 1985 their staff was small enough to meet in a closet, which was no problem because that's where his office was located.
Luc Robitaille, a scared rookie in 1986, vividly remembers...
| Dec 5, 2012
In the year of his greatest triumphs, the most powerful man in Los Angeles sports was perhaps never stronger than when he took the hand of a child.
It was Saturday afternoon at the Home Depot Center, shortly before his Galaxy would defend its MLS...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 9:31 PM
Sure, this is a short season. But a Canadian columnist might have been rushing things a tad when he suggested the Kings' Stanley Cup defense was doomed after they had lost their first three games.
"OK, so 0-2-1 isn't the end of the world. But in a 48-...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 11:15 PM
The Kings’ superb goaltending and team defensive play were crucial to their Stanley Cup triumph last season. Their mental and physical toughness and attention to defense became their identity as they rolled out one cohesive performance after...
| Apr 22, 2013
The season will end Sunday and so will the voting period for the NHL's major trophies. Members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Assn. vote for most trophies; the Jack Adams (Coach of the Year) is selected by the NHL Broadcasters' Assn., and the...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 8:03 PM
The Kings' minds must have been floating in the rafters with their Stanley Cup banner when the puck was dropped at Staples Center to launch their title defense, so removed was their game from the precise, defense-minded performances they routinely...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 10:06 PM
Another Presidents' Trophy banner will be raised to the rafters of the United Center next fall. With their victory Wednesday night in Edmonton, the Blackhawks ensured home ice throughout the playoffs, a distinction that can be dubious.
| Apr 29, 2013
The Stanley Cup playoffs will have a different look this season and not only because the Kings, for the first time in franchise history, are the defending champions.
This condensed season produced a lot of injuries and a lot of dramatic playoff races....