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After years of bouncing around, David Aardsma hopes to find home with Dodgers

latimes.com — He is baseball's ultimate leadoff hitter, it's definitive No. 1 starter, the first name penciled on history's all-time lineup card. Now he'd settle for a job. Meet David Aardsma, tops in the baseball encyclopedia but buried on the Dodgers depth chart. After spending a roller coaster career as baseball's alphabetic ace, he is hoping to become a Dodgers reliever.

Numbers only part of equation for new Dodgers boss Andrew Friedman

latimes.com — The first thing you notice about the Dodgers' new sabermetric savior is not a scribbled spreadsheet, but a square jaw. On a sunny morning at Camelback Ranch, that jaw is bulging with sunflower seeds, this forward thinker doing some old-fashioned chewing, and spitting, and chewing.

Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly has father issues this spring

latimes.com — Facing the most important season of his managerial career, the Dodgers' Don Mattingly began spring training by delivering an emotional pep talk. It was soft, melodic, and directed at a 2-month-old boy smiling at him through the screen of a smartphone.

Chargers-Raiders plan: at least one NFL team in L.A. an inevitability

latimes.com — The skies have opened and here it comes, a torrent of bolts and pirates and horns, a deluge of threats and ultimatums, a shower of artists' renderings and architect boasts, a downpour of hilarity and hope. Run for cover, Los Angeles! It's raining NFL!

Bruins win, but Pauley is missing something

latimes.com — No man is an island, but two women sitting in the upper half of end-zone Section 121 at Pauley Pavilion on Saturday afternoon did a pretty good imitation. When the game between UCLA and Oregon began, amid the 234 seats that surrounded them, law students Amanda Laber and Tina Johnsen were the only fans.

Arrogance and greed are keeping Dodgers fans in a TV blackout

latimes.com — "It's disgusting, it's just disgusting ... but didn't I just say that last year?" said Brian Gadinsky, the TV producer and longtime reserved-level season-ticket holder who became a symbol of fan outrage against Frank McCourt. "Are we really having this discussion again? Seriously?" Seriously.

Ben Howland is out there, waiting

baltimoresun.com — In a bleak Southland college basketball winter devoid of wow, it's the most startling of sights. Ben Howland, sitting in a Century City restaurant in the middle of a Tuesday afternoon, showing off a smartphone photo of him reading a book to his 2-year-old grandson Ben.

Ben Howland is out there, waiting

latimes.com — It has been nearly two full seasons since he was run out of Westwood, yet the closest Howland comes to coaching is advising his numerous former players who fill one of the most illustrious contact lists in college basketball.

Bill Plaschke: Pete Carroll blows it for Seahawks

chicagotribune.com — The ring was being fitted for his finger. The plaudits were being written for his resume. The skeptical football world had finally opened its arms and was prepared to embrace. Then Pete Carroll was grabbed by ghosts.

Bill Plaschke: Pete Carroll blows it for Seahawks

baltimoresun.com — The ring was being fitted for his finger. The plaudits were being written for his resume. The skeptical football world had finally opened its arms and was prepared to embrace. Then Pete Carroll was grabbed by ghosts.
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Feb 26, 2015

Sadly, guessing most folks didn't even know Earl Lloyd was officially first African American in NBA..RIP to an underrated great.

Feb 26, 2015

Reflection of coach-dominated college hoops culture that experts will rush to defend Vandy's Stallings, but he should be suspended..

Feb 26, 2015

Player claps near an opponent's face..player's coach profanely threatens to ''kill'' him..who's the bad sport? is.gd/GgcOdg

Feb 23, 2015

And, oh yeah, Celts just tied game with buzzer-beating three...

Feb 23, 2015

Sean Penn should be ripped by critics tomorrow...insensitive jerk move..but least Oscars remembered for something #Oscars2015

Feb 23, 2015

Birdman was the right call, although no argument if Grand Budapest Hotel would have stolen it #Oscars2015

Feb 23, 2015

Please tell me Sean Penn didn't just try to steal Birdman's moment by making a profane immigration joke....#Oscars2015

Feb 23, 2015

NPH's Oscar Predictions bit so incredibly unfunny

Feb 22, 2015

This makes up for the Academy's refusal to recognize Moore's greatness in Boogie Nights

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