Los Angeles Times scribe covering 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup champion Kings.

In Yuri Herrera's hard-boiled 'The Transmigration of Bodies,' dirty work is providence

latimes.com — "The border used to be an actual place," wrote poet Albert Dios, "but now, it is the act of a thousand imaginations." In 2015's brilliant "Signs Preceding the End of the World," Mexican novelist Yuri Herrera proved himself to be one of the brightest and fiercest of those imaginations, almost preternaturally attuned to the surrealistic, even mythic potential of border literature.

‘Lonely people lose their minds’: The Transmigration of Bodies fuses noir with speculative fiction

news.nationalpost.com — The Transmigration of Bodies By Yuri Herrera, translated by Lisa Dillman & Other Stories 101 pp; $20.50 There is no one in the streets, no cars, not even wind. The faucet won't give water and the mezcal is running low.

Stan Wawrinka beats Novak Djokovic to win U.S. Open title

latimes.com — Stan Wawrinka's career has been a case study of persistence and patience with his Grand Slam championship success delayed until age 28. That's the tennis version of middle age. Those virtues served him well in the U.S. Open men's final, particularly in a taut and often fraught match against defending...

US Open: Stan Wawrinka will be big challenge for Novak Djokovic

smh.com.au — NEW YORK: Just like Karolina Pliskova, who lost in the women's final, Stan Wawrinka was one point away from exiting the US Open long before championship weekend. Again, like Pliskova, Wawrinka used his versatile survival skills to wiggle out of the predicament and fought off match point by forcing the issue.

Stan Wawrinka will be big challenge for Novak Djokovic in U.S. Open men's final

latimes.com — Just like Karolina Pliskova, who lost in the women's final, Stan Wawrinka was one point away from exiting the U.S. Open long before championship weekend. Again, like Pliskova, Wawrinka used his versatile survival skills to wiggle out of the predicament and fought off match point by forcing the...

Angelique Kerber wins U.S. Open women's title, her second major of the year

latimes.com — Angelique Kerber bookended her Grand Slam break-out year with a dramatic coda. It started with the Australian Open title in January and ended with the U.S. Open singles championship on Saturday. The second-seeded Kerber, who will be the new No. 1-ranked women's player in the world, fought back...

Djokovic ready to pack a punch

gulfnews.com — New York: This was a feast for the fickle: If you didn't like what you were seeing at the US Open in the men's semi-finals, just wait a few minutes and let nature take its course. And it did. Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka navigated through a variety of difficult conditions and equally tricky opponents on Friday.

Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka advance to U.S. Open men's final

latimes.com — This was a feast for the fickle: If you didn't like what you were seeing at the U.S. Open in the men's semifinals, just wait a few minutes and let nature take its course. And it did. Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka, in their respective matches Friday, navigated through a variety of difficult conditions and equally tricky opponents.

U.S. Open women's final features lesser-known Karolina Pliskova and Angelique Kerber

latimes.com — On the witty NBC comedy series "30 Rock," the president of the fictional television network, Jack Donaghy (played by Alec Baldwin), laments the loss of all his key sports programming and comes up with an inspired solution: Tennis Night in America.

Final four men at U.S. Open meet for a familiar rematch

latimes.com — There is a reassuring familiarity about the final four men left at the U.S. Open. Defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia vs. Gael Monfils of France; and Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland vs. Kei Nishikori of Japan. If you think you've seen this before, well, you have. In July. The same four players,...
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Sep 25, 2016

RT @helenenothelen: Team Europe believes it can surprise Canada in World Cup of Hockey championship series  http://fw.to/CtIxbND 

Sep 25, 2016

RT @rcamcole: Some of the most treasured moments of a sportswriting career are media sessions with Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus @TheMasters.

Sep 25, 2016

RT @LydiaKo: Very sad to hear the passing of Mr. Palmer... Rest In Peace to the forever role model, legend and The King! He will be missed…

Sep 25, 2016

RT @curtiszupke: Fyi Zach Leslie left this scrimmage with an apparent lower-body injury after he got tangled near the boards. There is no immediate update.

Sep 25, 2016

RT @curtiszupke: I'm not going to tweet much from this Kings' intrasquad scrimmage but most of their regulars are not here. Toffoli, Pearson are, though.

Sep 25, 2016

RT @StefMylesTennis: RIP Arnie. Chicks dug him, men wanted to be him. Could play a little. What a sad day :-(  https://twitter.com/KevinKaduk/status/780202058825756672 

Sep 25, 2016

RT @alexmiceli: Just confirmed through sources that Arnold Palmer passed away today at the age 87 in Pittsburgh, PA. RIP The King.

Sep 25, 2016

RT @adamdberry: Clint Hurdle on the death of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez https://t.co/Csbm8JrpVO


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