Sports columnist for the LA Times. 2005 Elmer Ferguson Hockey Hall of Fame honoree.

Injured Deena Kastor withdraws from Olympic marathon trials

latimes.com — American women’s marathon record holder Deena Kastor of Mammoth Lakes, who won a bronze medal in the 2004 Athens Olympic marathon and was considered a prime contender for a top-three finish in Saturday’s Olympic marathon trials  in Los Angeles, withdrew from the competition Wednesday because of an unspecified injury.

What we learned in the NHL: Dennis Wideman's appeal of suspension will be heard Wednesday

latimes.com — What we learned over the past week in the NHL: * Dennis Wideman's appeal of his 20-game suspension for hitting linesman Don Henderson will be heard Wednesday in New York. A key issue: whether a concussion Wideman suffered on a previous play should lessen his punishment because it might have affected...

Helene Elliott: 50 years ago, the expansion Los Angeles Kings were born

macon.com — There was no shortage of applicants for an expansion franchise in Los Angeles when the insular, six-team NHL decided to double in size for the 1967-68 season. Five groups submitted bids, giving the league's Board of Governors many options when it met in February 1966.

Fifty years ago Tuesday, the expansion Los Angeles Kings were born

latimes.com — There was no shortage of applicants for an expansion franchise in Los Angeles when the insular, six-team NHL decided to double in size for the 1967-68 season. Five groups submitted bids, giving the league's Board of Governors many options when it met in February 1966. Los Angeles Rams owner Dan...

A goal lifts a weight off Ryan Getzlaf and the Ducks

latimes.com — Until Thursday, Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf had scored as many even-strength goals this season as had fans who paid to enter the building and wondered what had happened to the prolific center who dominated games with his size, strength and setup skills.
Feb 05, 2016

Also @helenenothelen on Ryan Getzlaf breaking through in time for the Ducks lat.ms/1T1SHVJ

NHL suspends Flames' Wideman 20 games without pay for hit on linesman

macon.com — The NHL on Wednesday suspended Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman for 20 games without pay for violating Rule 40 (physical abuse of officials) during Calgary's game against Nashville on Jan. 27.

NHL suspends Calgary's Dennis Wideman 20 games without pay

latimes.com — The NHL on Wednesday suspended Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman for 20 games without pay for violating Rule 40 (physical abuse of officials) during Calgary's game against Nashville on Jan. 27. Wideman had taken a hit and appeared dazed as he skated back toward his team's bench. Linesman...
Feb 03, 2016

RT @latimes: NHL suspends Calgary's Dennis Wideman 20 games without pay lat.ms/1NQz0Ip

Helene Elliott: After festive All-Star game, Lightning, Stamkos have lots to talk about

macon.com — Nashville gave the NHL's All-Stars a warm welcome, staging an enjoyable weekend that mixed hockey, lively concerts and fan-friendly events within a compact downtown area. The new three-on-three tournament format was a winner, too, and players said they hope it returns.

After a festive NHL All-Star game it's back to business, and Tampa Bay and Steven Stamkos have lots to talk about

latimes.com — Nashville gave the NHL 's All-Stars a warm welcome, staging an enjoyable weekend that mixed hockey, lively concerts and fan-friendly events within a compact downtown area. The new three-on-three tournament format was a winner, too, and players said they hope it returns.

What we learned this past week in the NHL

latimes.com — The All-Star break and Sunday's game in Nashville cut short last week's schedule, so here's what we learned in Nashville about the midseason showcase and what players want to see next year, when the festivities will take place at Staples Center: * Ducks right wing Corey Perry said he'd like the...
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Feb 10, 2016

sad. He covered Angels when I did in early 90s. MLB.com loses beloved reporter Tom Singer atmlb.com/1PDB74z via @mlb

Feb 10, 2016

Must say these phone scammers who claim the IRS is filing a lawsuit against you are persistent. One just called me 3 times after I hung up.

Feb 10, 2016

@RunLiao planned. What you cited was not our Olympic Marathon Trials preview. it was one story among many.

Feb 10, 2016

@RunLiao Kevin, I've written three major features (Deena, Meb, Nick Arciniaga) with a 4th waiting to go. Plus we have many other stories

Feb 10, 2016

@kyleshohara same folks who had Kings joining the NFL 50 years ago yesterday...

Feb 10, 2016

RT @DeenaKastor: Sidelined so late in the game. I'm out of the Trials but I'll see you in LA #LA2016 2 see who makes the Olympic team pic.twitter.com/8T8h2lETDs


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