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The death of Dr. Jerry Buss affects any sports fan. I kept reading and watching the sad news as a way for the loss to sink in, even though his absence in the public eye the past two years was an unspoken foreshadowing of what transpired. If it weren't...
David Stern, the NBA commissioner has wielded unquestioned power over his sport in a way rarely seen over the last 30 years. He will retire in February of 2014, handing power over to his longtime deputy, Adam Silver. It is unlikely that any...
Just when you thought that next season with the Lakers might be marginally better than this one — they pull a rabbit out of a hat and significantly improve their roster for years to come with the acquisition of the best center in the NBA, Dwight...
A marginal former NFL player announced this week that he was gay, sparking new interest in the status of homosexuality in sports. Player reaction to the news of Wade Davis was largely positive which represents a sea shift in player attitudes. Athletes at...
It's an exciting time for Southern California sports. Staples Center just hosted four playoff games in three days, and has two more in store Sunday. The Kings are serious contenders to win the Stanley Cup. The Lakers and Clippers, though, have a much...
Sometimes an unsavory news event gives us the opportunity to peel back a layer on an issue that deserves scrutiny. Such is the case with the disturbing reports that Larry Hirst, Newport Harbor High School's longtime boys' basketball coach, has been the...
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Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead! The (putative) King is Dead! The SoCal Baseball Empire Strikes Back! Notwithstanding what metaphor you are able to mangle, a better day is coming for Los Angeles Dodgers fans. The sad, twisted reign of Frank McCourt holding...
Celia Duran comes from a hard-working family. Duran enjoys talking about her mother, father and brother. Then again, there isn't much Duran won't talk about. She is candid and smiles often. A 20-minute interview quickly turns into nearly an hour with...
SANTA BARBARA — A fifth-place finish at the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions probably wasn't what the Corona del Mar High girls' water polo team wanted when the weekend began. On Friday night, many of the Sea Kings had tears in their eyes...
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Yesenia Maldonado watched the DVD her coach let her borrow last year. The disc chronicles what might be called a magical time in Los Angeles sports history, albeit a time before the Estancia High senior was even born. It all started with the 6-foot-...
Leave it up to sports, in this case soccer's World Cup in South Africa, to break down cultural barriers. In some cases, Mexican Americans are pulling for Mexico's team while Mexican immigrants who have long since become U.S. citizens are cheering on the...
I never met Marcia Forsberg, who wrote features for this newspaper in the 1970s and 1980s. Now it looks like I never will. Her husband of 39 years, Richard Forsberg, was charged this week with killing her in their Rancho Santa Margarita home and...
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