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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIn a blow to the reputations of baseball legends, journeymen players, team owners and union representatives, an investigative report on drug use in the major leagues released Thursday by former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell blasted America's pastime for its...
Times Staff WriterIN the big inning, there was Koufax. Baseball cradled in his left hand, his flinty eyes staring down another strikeout victim, he was the quintessential Los Angeles sports superstar of the mid-20th century, a larger-than-life mythic figure to a city...
Tags: Donald Sterling, Bo Jackson, Mark McGwire, Tennis, Bobby Riggs
Politicians, pundits and critics — hardly nature's athletes — are demanding things be "muscular." But maybe butterball bloviators should exercise their vocabularies instead of reaching for this stale bon not. A LexisNexis search shows major...
DAVE ZIRIN is the author of the forthcoming "Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics and Promise of Sports."IT TAKES QUITE THE sportsman to inspire a call for a "smiting." But Barry Bonds, closing in on Henry Aaron's all-time home run record, might just be the first jock since the young Cassius Clay to inspire such biblical animus. In her regular ESPN.com...
So, I guess 12.5 percent of the Hall of Fame voters actually believed Sammy Sosa’s cockamamie Flintstones vitamins story. But 87.5 percent believe he cheated, and the voters kept him out and will forever. The amazing thing about the way the...
Tags: Babe Ruth, Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds, Lou Gehrig, Sammy Sosa
Running off at the typewriter. … Since this is the final "Running Off" of the year, let's review the biggest and best, whiniest and worst of 2012. Biggest sports story of local interest: (1) Dwightmare and resulting collateral damage in Magic...
Gayle Anderson was live in Compton with a preview of Wednesday’s MLB ALS FUNDRAISER at the MLB Urban Youth Academy. The California Collegiate League, The Golden West Chapter of The ALS Association and Natural Balance Pet Foods present the "BATTLE OF...
CNNA celebrity boxing promoter is hoping to capitalize on the alleged nightclub brawl between singer Chris Brown and rapper Drake by offering them $1 million each to take their beef to the ring. The promoter, Damon Feldman, also says he is asking singer...
The general belief is that players recovering from hamate bone surgery -- as Nick Markakis is now -- have a short recovery time, but it can take a while for them to regain their full power at the plate. But a glance at some notable cases shows players...
The Baltimore SunOrioles right fielder Nick Markakis walked into the visting clubhouse of Tropicana Field on Friday afternoon with his right arm in a sling after succesful morning surgery to remove a broken bone from his wrist. Markakis tried to force a smile as he...
BOSTON — More than 16 years after he left Baltimore and joined the Dan Duquette-led Boston Red Sox, ageless left-hander Jamie Moyer is back in the Orioles organization. Duquette, now the Orioles' executive vice president, signed Moyer to a minor-...
The blog for people who don’t have all day to read blogs: Bulls players faced adversity in the third quarter of Game 2 of their playoff series against Philadelphia --- the first time they faced a hard playoff test coming at them since Derrick...
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