| May 19, 2014
| 6:17 AM
After the coffee. Before having to cover yet another merger.
The Skinny: So much for a relaxing weekend recovering from upfronts and New York City. Instead I spent Saturday and Sunday writing about AT&T buying DirecTV. I have a hunch I'll be doing that...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 3:57 PM
I hope Chick Hearn doesn't have cable in heaven.
John C. Borrego
How bad was it at Staples Center on Thursday night? It was so bad that that Justin Bieber pulled his pants up, so that he could make a quick getaway. It was so bad...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Los Angeles Times Sports columnist Bill Plaschke, Editor Mike James and writer Mike Bresnahan offered their analysis via Twitter as the NBA was handing down its punishment of Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
James notes that the punishment was harsher...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Bill Plaschke, a staple of The Times Sports section since joining the paper in 1987, has taken first place in the Associated Press Sports Editors annual contest for column writing among papers with circulations of more than 175,000.
| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Smush Parker was the Lakers' point guard the last time the Timberwolves beat them? I've got news for you. Smush would start for this year's edition too. And he'd look so good next to the rest of the turkeys they've got playing that Bill Plaschke would...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:16 PM
A memo to the newsroom from Times Editor Davan Maharaj:
As we embark on a new year, I want to take a moment to review the exceptional work you produced in 2013, and offer my heartfelt thanks for it.
We started the year with two ambitious goals: to...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 9:15 PM
That seven-year Southeastern Conference stranglehold on college football's national championship has come to an end.
But it died hard.
Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston was outplayed by Auburn counterpart Nick Marshall for three...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:31 PM
Arizona State not only owns Los Angeles, it is going to the Pac-12 Conference championship game.
The Sun Devils held on -- barely -- in the fourth quarter Saturday night at the Rose Bowl, defeating UCLA, 38-33.
Arizona State improved to 9-2 overall,...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:50 PM
GLENDALE — The Glendale YMCA Quarterback Club, in its 71st year, meets Tuesdays at the Elk's Lodge. The following are odds and ends from the 10th meeting of the year.
VAQUEROS HONOR TWO STANDOUTS
Glendale Community College assured itself its...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 5:15 PM
When you think of Mark McGwire, you think of numbers, but not those numbers.
You don't think of 583 career homers, or 70 homers in 1998, or one homer in every 10.61 at-bats.
You think, instead, of 19.5.
That is the percentage of baseball Hall of Fame...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 8:56 AM
In the summer of 2004, Laker owner Jerry Buss was faced with an extremely hard decision: Kobe Bryant or Shaquille O'Neal.
The two superstars were feuding and Buss had to choose one Hall of Famer over another.
Buss chose Bryant, a decision that Los...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 8:48 AM
LONDON - I was doing a reconnaissance walk of the Olympic Park Tuesday afternoon, and when I reached the Olympic Stadium, an iconic song was coming from the loudspeakers.
“Must be recorded,” I thought out loud, listening to “Hey Jude.&...