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  • Sculptor 'tries to catch the essence of Coach' John Wooden

    Sculptor 'tries to catch the essence of Coach' John Wooden
    John Wooden is back. Not soon enough, in this me-first, Black Mamba world riddled with ego and hubris. Wooden's glory grows with each passing year, and every time Jonathan Vilma appeals his NFL case, or Lance Armstrong insists it's all a set-up. With Vince Lombardi, Wooden is the symbol of "old school" values. His simple virtues, his stubbornness, his bone-deep integrity are needed now more than ever.
  • Walt Sweeney dies at 71; offensive guard for the San Diego Chargers

    Walt Sweeney dies at 71; offensive guard for the San Diego Chargers
    In his first game in 1963 with the San Diego Chargers, Walt Sweeney established a pattern that would mark his 13 seasons as a star in professional football. Even though it was only an exhibition, Sweeney played with a fearsome aggressiveness. As a...

    Rich Saul dies at 64; played center on the L.A. Rams

    Rich Saul dies at 64; played center on the L.A. Rams
    Whenever he hunkered over the football, as he did for 12 seasons as center for the Los Angeles Rams, Rich Saul had a way of being not only ferocious but folksy. "Rich would get down over the ball, and there's the nose guard, and Rich is talking to him,...

    Greatest sports figures in L.A. history, No. 15: Merlin Olsen

     
    Continuing our countdown of the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history with No. 15, Merlin Olsen. No. 15 Merlin Olsen (no first-place votes, 808 points). Those of you who remember Merlin Olsen only as Jonathan Garvey on "Little House...

    Greatest sports figures in L.A. history, No. 13: Walter O'Malley

     
    Longtime Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley changed the landscape of baseball in many ways. Readers vote Walter O'Malley the the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history with No. 13, Walter O'Malley,