Triumphant
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Triumphant
TRIUMPHANT
UCLA players hoist Coach Tommy Prothro onto their shoulders after the fifth-ranked Bruins won the 1966 Rose Bowl, 14-12, in an upset over top-ranked Michigan State. Prothro also coached the Los Angeles Rams. (Joe Kennedy / LAT)
ICON
Magic Johnson stuns the nation on Nov. 7, 1991, with his announcement that he has tested positive for HIV and will retire from the NBA after 12 seasons. (Steve Dykes / LAT)
Stormy Weather
STORMY WEATHER
Downcast and covered in mud, Los Angeles Ram defensive end Jack Youngblood trudges the sidelines during a 1977 playoff loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings had scored their second touchdown to secure the 14-7 NFC divisional victory. Youngblood, who two seasons later played in Super Bowl XIV with a broken leg, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001. (Michael Mally)
Prelude to Showtime
PRELUDE TO SHOWTIME
Laker Wilt Chamberlain slides a finger roll over Milwaukee Buck Kareem Abdul-Jabbar during a game in 1972. Abdul-Jabbar, who was known as Lew Alcindor when he played at UCLA from 1965-1969, would follow Chamberlain as Laker center after he returned to Los Angeles in 1975. (Larry Sharkey / LAT)
The way it was
THE WAY IT WAS, THE WAY IT IS
A Hollywood Star player slides into home on a close play during a 1939 game. The arrival of the immediately successful Dodgers in 1958 helped usher the Stars from the hearts of Los Angeles’ fans. (Jack Herod / LAT)
A woman’s place is on the field
A WOMAN’S PLACE IS ON THE FIELD: Brandi Chastain jubilates after her winning penalty kick in the World Cup in 1999. (Anacleto Rapping / LAT)
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