| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:12 PM
With barely any competition and TV ratings almost matching last year's historic lows, Bruce Bochy and Major League Baseball reaped what they sowed.
In a low-scoring and boring contest, who wouldn't have wanted to see a Mariano Rivera vs. Yasiel Puig...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 7:08 PM
There will be no bump in the standings for the White Sox on Tuesday, at least not from anything that happens at U.S. Cellular Field. But 40 high school players from inner-city programs will live the dream in big-league dugouts.
Where Alfonso Soriano and...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:31 PM
C.J. McCollum has landed in Phoenix and starts his six-team, 12-day workout tour Thursday leading up to the June 27 NBA Draft (see my story in Thursday morning’s print edition and online). The Lehigh graduate, a projected first-round pick, took........
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
SHANGHAI — Basketball-crazed countries around the world tuned in to see the Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs in a tense Game 7 of the NBA Finals last week. Now, league officials are hoping audiences in China, its largest international market,...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Pat Riley held his tongue. One, because it was neither the time, nor the place.
But he also has a point, even if it is a point in his best interest.
For all the concern amid the NBA playoffs about flopping and flagrant fouls, about video...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:54 AM
David Stern will not need to be given a gold watch.
The Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs have presented the retiring commissioner with a memorable going-away gift: an NBA Finals for the ages.
The carnival barker always comes out in Stern when he...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:58 PM
Strange but true facts:
There are more plastic flamingos in the United States than real ones.
Some species of worms end up eating themselves if they can't find food anywhere else.
Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln and Lincoln had a secretary...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 12:02 AM
As we near the end of the 30-year career of the great NBA commissioner David Stern, we will always remember the many things he did for the game of basketball, including having led the league and its players through several strikes, lockouts and some...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 3:53 PM
The preseason portion of the playoffs is over.
It was a challenge so soft that it did not even require Dwyane Wade or anything close to the best of the Heat for Sunday's sweep-completing 88-77 victory.
For their next act, the Bucks will now...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 5:22 PM
MIAMI — Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant will end up averaging more points than LeBron James this regular season. DeAndre Jordan will have the league's best field-goal percentage, Dwight Howard the most rebounds.
None of that changes...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 6:12 PM
SACRAMENTO — The most effective politician in Sacramento? There's no question. It's the mayor.
Kevin Johnson — K.J. as he became known during his pro basketball playing days — is indisputably the right mayor at the right time.
| Apr 3, 2013
Longtime NBA referee worked more than 1,600 games
Greg Willard, 54, a longtime NBA referee who worked more than 1,600 games before he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, died Monday at his home in Huntington Beach, according to NBA...