Kevin Baxter

Kevin Baxter writes about baseball, soccer and anything else he can get a press pass for at the Los Angeles Times. He has covered three Summer Olympics, two Pan American Games, three World Cups, a Women's World Cup, a Super Bowl and seven World Series. An essay he wrote in the fifth grade was voted best in the class. He has a cool dog.
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Playing alongside Lionel Messi has filled a hunger in Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez hasn’t completely shed his bad-boy reputation, but he’s been much better behaved since moving to Barcelona and ceding the spotlight to Lionel Messi five seasons ago.

Soccer on TV: Berths at stake in Champions and Europa leagues

With the English Premier League again pausing for domestic cup play, the focus in European soccer this weekend shifts to a couple of leagues where the first-place teams aren’t being challenged but the competition in heating up back in the pack.