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Clippers are seen in new light in opening win under new owner Ballmer

latimes.com — Fergie wailed. Big Baby smooched. The screams of fans rocked like a roller coaster, up on the leap, down on the dunk, again and again. The lights were brighter than ever. The music thumped harder than ever. Rocking on the baseline, in checkered shirt and reddened face, an owner roared through the glow.

USC goes down the same dark road in loss to Utah

latimes.com — It was blackout night in Utah. It was knocked-out night for USC. The stands at Rice-Eccles Stadium were a sea of black, the Utah players were draped in black, and USC's Pac-12 conference championship hopes faded to black.

Dodgers' hiring of executive Andrew Friedman signals a cultural shift

latimes.com — A week after the abrupt end to one of their most disappointing postseasons, the Dodgers made a move that could change a culture. Andrew Friedman, a 37-year-old former investment banker who built the Tampa Bay Rays into perennial contenders with low payrolls and plentiful statistics, is in.

Bill Plaschke: A cultural shift for Dodgers

sacbee.com — LOS ANGELES_A week after the abrupt end to one of their most disappointing postseasons, the Dodgers made a move that could change a culture. Andrew Friedman, a 37-year-old former investment banker who built the Tampa Bay Rays into perennial contenders with low payrolls and plentiful statistics, is in.

It's a losing battle as UCLA's Mora and Ulbrich have at each other

latimes.com — There was shouting. There was stalking. There was pointing. One guy jabbed his hand in the direction of the other guy's midsection. The other guy responded by calmly placing his hands on his adversary's head. It was a heated encounter filled with the trademark UCLA football aggression, brimming with the famed Bruins fight, marred by one tiny problem.

Bill Plaschke: Colletti could lose his job after Dodgers' quick playoff exit

sacbee.com — LOS ANGELES_The Dodgers are laying most of the blame for their underachieving team on the man who constructed it. Ned Colletti is absorbing the heat for the Dodgers' October fizzle and could soon lose his job as general manager over it.

Ned Colletti could lose his job after Dodgers' quick exit from playoffs

latimes.com — The Dodgers are apparently laying the blame for their underachieving team on the man who constructed it. Indications are that Ned Colletti is absorbing the heat for the Dodgers' October fizzle and could soon lose his job over it. Mark Walter, chairman of Guggenheim Baseball, would not comment on the team's plans when interviewed Tuesday night in St.

Bill Plaschke:There's enough blame to go around for this Dodgers debacle

sacbee.com — ST. LOUIS - The failure ended with baseball's best pitcher turning his back to home plate, dropping his hands to his knees and his head toward the ground, shadowed by a Gateway Arch that hovers over the Dodgers like a pendulum over a pit.

There's enough blame to go around for this Dodgers debacle

latimes.com — The failure ended with baseball's best pitcher turning his back to home plate, dropping his hands to his knees and his head toward the ground, shadowed by a Gateway Arch that hovers over the Dodgers like a pendulum over a pit.

Dodgers using Scott Elbert in key spot is one for the birds

latimes.com — The richest sports payroll in history is now one loss from a second consecutive postseason elimination after trying to win a game with a $240-million question. Scott Elbert? In the seventh inning of a tie score in a tied division series with the St.
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Oct 30, 2014

Ballmer greets Michael Eisner at first quarterback break, almost as if apologizing for team's 8-pt deficit

Oct 30, 2014

Amazing how quiet Staples Center became when Clippers basketball didn't immediately imitate pregame hype...almost like Lakers playing

Oct 30, 2014

Stacy Ann Ferguson nailed the national anthem

Oct 30, 2014

No reaction to Shelly here, most folks don't notice her yet...she will not be on the scoreboard for sure..Clippers cameras steering clear

Oct 30, 2014

Shelly Sterling just showed up...yeah, believe it or not, she's going to her midcourt seat..

Oct 30, 2014

Hate to detract from attention on Cavs meltdown, but 15 min to tip in LA, Steve Ballmer is already putting people in iron hugs and headlocks

Oct 29, 2014

Bumgarner greatest pitching ever in World Series?..Panik one of great Game 7 defensive plays ever?...Giants make all kinds of history

Oct 29, 2014

Don't be mad Dodger fans..be jealous..Giants are everything Dodgers aren't...

Oct 29, 2014

Sensing a season-ending swing here...one way or another

Oct 29, 2014

Bum is going to have to finish this all by himself and he knows it

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