Sep 23, 2016
After 67 years as Dodgers baseball play-by-play announcer, the 88-year-old legend is retiring at the end of the season—and remains the biggest star in town.
Aug 5, 2016
Seeking an unfair advantage in sports did not originate in the former Soviet Union, but state-sanctioned cheating is much more common in communist or former communist countries.
Aug 4, 2016
These people, treated with elevated deference by the media, are like overindulged children, stuck in adolescence, because they have never been obliged to make real-world decisions and live with real-world consequences.
Jul 12, 2016
Baseball’s showcase used to be a big deal, but like all other professional sports leagues’ All-Star Games, it continues to decline in popularity and now exists mainly as a way to schmooze sponsors and media partners.
Jun 22, 2016
Owner Joe Lacob should have been the voice of reason But he—like the rest of the Golden State team—got caught up in a regular-season record chase and lost sight of the ultimate prize Owner Joe Lacob should have been the voice of reason.
May 18, 2016
You can argue whether it's racial or cultural, but tension among the players is real, and integration is not the same as acceptance.
Apr 22, 2016
In determining the effect of concussions on the lives of football players, nobody lawyers up while making sincere protestations of loving the other side like the NFL commissioner.
Apr 14, 2016
Guess what happens after a parent hands over the keys to a multimillion-dollar sports enterprise. Hint: It often isn’t pretty.
Mar 30, 2016
What the unfortunate comments—and lies—of the college team's basketball coach can teach us about American culture and politics.
Mar 10, 2016
The NFL star has received millions in endorsements, largely because of his reputation as the All-American boy next door. But as he retires, he is being chased by accusations that he exposed himself to a woman in 1996 and that he used a banned substance after a 2011 surgery.
Jan 27, 2016
In the past, sports rivalries -- notably in baseball -- evolved and played out over decades. The rise of the NBA shows how much things have changed.
Nov 10, 2014
A funny thing happened on the way to my second column since the Los Angeles Times hired me back.