Dylan Hernández is a sports columnist with the Los Angeles Times. Before that, he was the Dodgers beat writer. Hernandez grew up in South Pasadena and graduated from UCLA in 2002, after which he worked at the San Jose Mercury News for five years.
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The Dodgers don’t appear willing to spend big on free agents this offseason. It might be part of their plan to try to sign Shohei Ohtani after next season.
During the MLB winter meetings, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts identified a problem the team has to address, only this problem doesn’t have an obvious solution.
Rams are out of playoff contention and need to shut down quarterback Matthew Stafford for the season before something worse happens.
Chip Kelly was on the verge of finally making UCLA a nationally relevant team. With the Bruins disheartening loss to USC, he might never get another chance.
Clayton Kershaw may be coming back to the Dodgers with an attitude that is better for his game. He’s expected to sign a one-year contract.
Jaime Jaquez Jr. looked healthy in UCLA’s season opener vs. Sacramento State. He may be ready for the leap to stardom after offseason ankle surgery.
LAFC secured its first league crown with a victory over the Philadelphia Union on penalty kicks Saturday in the greatest of the 27 MLS Cup finals.
Commissioner Don Garber spoke about Lionel Messi’s potential move to the MLS, which may elevate the league. But teams such as the Galaxy have done that already.
First-year coach Darvin Ham and the Lakers get a feel-good first win Sunday over the Nuggets, but Anthony Davis’ aching back is a bad sign of future hopes.
The Chargers can blame injuries, bad lack, poor execution ... but, in this NFL season of parity, they just seem mediocre. They have not beaten a good team as they head into off week.