Must-read Los Angeles Times Sports stories


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The Bryan Stow attack, along with a constant stream of social media videos, have made it seem like every night is fight night for fans at Chavez Ravine.

Erwin Goldbloom still is reeling over the loss of his wife, Linda Goldbloom, who was killed after a foul ball hit her in the head at Dodger Stadium five years ago.

UCLA running back Carson Steele is fearless when it comes to linebacker contact, and growing up with a pet alligator may have something to do with that.

How did the Pac-12 die? These surprising decisions by USC, Oregon, Washington and others thwarted efforts to save the conference.

Where do college football fans gather to watch games in Southern California? From Ohio State and Clemson to USC, use our guide to find your game-day spot.

Austin Reaves is one of the Lakers’ most popular players and has a leading role on Team USA’s World Cup team, but he’s still a small-town guy at heart.

Brandon Staley watched his parents battle cancer and then had his own bout, but the Chargers coach believes the experience can help him be a stronger coach.

Lionel Messi and Inter Miami could meet LAFC in the Leagues Cup final, but soccer’s most electrifying player might be causing a radical shift in MLS.

RJ Peete, the son of former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete and actress Holly Robinson-Peete, hasn’t let autism stop him from living his dream with the Dodgers.

In exactly one year, USC and UCLA will leave the Pac-12 and join the Big Ten. The schools have embraced detailed game plans to help them thrive.

Friday’s number retirement ends a persistent debate about Fernando Valenzuela’s place in Dodger history, but is Valenzuela a Baseball Hall of Famer?

Fighting until the end after a kidney cancer diagnosis, UCLA defensive coordinator Bill McGovern and his family received some unexpected help along the way.

Whether it’s on your list to take in a game at every stadium or you just want to soak in the atmosphere at a specific field, here’s a guide to all 30 ballparks.

UCLA’s Chip Kelly came up with an idea to help rescue college football from it’s money-grubbing self, but it’s too logical for the sport’s power brokers.

The Dodgers’ consistent development of minor leaguers to supplement their star-studded roster has made them one of baseball’s top organizations.