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  • NCAA championship games held a special place for John Wooden

    Monday night's NCAA tournament final between Kentucky and Connecticut marks 50 seasons since UCLA's first basketball championship -- a title the Bruins might not have won if not for the cheerleaders. In his book, "Wooden: A Coach's Life," Seth Davis...
  • Kentucky closing in on UCLA's NCAA basketball championship record

    Kentucky closing in on UCLA's NCAA basketball championship record
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- UCLA Bruin fans should be fidgety, nervous and maybe a little nauseous.  Another Kentucky basketball championship would be its ninth, leaving the school only two behind UCLA's record of 11. Kentucky has the UCLA dynasty on the run as...
  • When athletes get tripped up by Mom and Dad

    When athletes get tripped up by Mom and Dad
    Somewhere, lost in the sleaze that all so often defines what college basketball has become, are the overlooked culprits. Mom and Dad. We in the media rant on and on about AAU coaches and summer leagues and slimeball agents (is that redundant?). We...
  • For UCLA, Malcolm Bunche's arrival is timely

    For UCLA, Malcolm Bunche's arrival is timely
    Miami's loss has become UCLA's gain. Malcolm Bunche left Miami's football program seeking more playing time, and he fills UCLA's greatest need on the offensive line. Left guard Xavier Su'a-Filo made himself available for the NFL draft and Bunche...
  • UCLA receiver Kenneth Walker offers what team needs -- pure speed

    UCLA receiver Kenneth Walker offers what team needs -- pure speed
    UCLA receiver Kenneth Walker cut across the field, leaving cornerback Adarius Pickett in his wake Thursday. He snagged a pass and cruised into the end zone. This was good medicine. Walker was concerned at times last fall, worrying about his future. He...
  • UCLA lost big fan when Mickey Rooney died

    John Wayne may have gone to USC, but UCLA certainly could match old-Hollywood star power with its crosstown rival. The Bruins lost a big supporter when Mickey Rooney died last week. Many UCLA fans remember him as a sideline presence during games in...
  • UCLA football: Owamagbe Odighizuwa works both sides of learning curve

    UCLA football: Owamagbe Odighizuwa works both sides of learning curve
    UCLA defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa had some time on his hands last fall. So defensive line coach Angus McClure put him to work. Odighizuwa sat out the 2013 season after having two hip surgeries. McClure gave the 6-foot 3, 270-pounder other...
  • UCLA's Sam Handler attends spring training with less hair

    UCLA's Sam Handler attends spring training with less hair
    Most UCLA football fans would say, "Who?" when asked to point out Sam Handler. That doesn't mean they haven't noticed him. Handler, the walk-on receiver who had Fabio-like hair, was easy to spot. Those locks earned him the nickname "Sunshine." He...
  • UCLA basketball: Adams, Powell consider declaring for NBA draft

    UCLA basketball: Adams, Powell consider declaring for NBA draft
    Guards Jordan Adams and Norman Powell have filed paperwork to determine their NBA draft status, leaving open the possibility that UCLA’s basketball team could lose two more players. Guards Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine have already declared for...
  • UCLA baseball: James Kaprielian named to U.S. collegiate team

    UCLA baseball: James Kaprielian named to U.S. collegiate team
    UCLA pitcher James Kaprielian has been selected to the U.S. collegiate national team, which will compete internationally this summer. Kaprielian, a sophomore, is 5-3 with a 2.20 earned-run average this season. He has 61 strikeouts in 61 1/3 innings....
  • Naomi Hirahara on her new mystery series ... and the new L.A.

    Naomi Hirahara on her new mystery series ... and the new L.A.
    Naomi Hirahara’s seventh novel, “Murder on Bamboo Lane” (Berkley: 304 pp, $7.99 paper), is something of a departure: the kick-off of a mystery series featuring rookie bicycle cop Ellie Rush. For the last decade, Hirahara has written...
  • UCLA's Kyle Anderson, Zach LaVine formally announce for NBA draft

    UCLA's Kyle Anderson, Zach LaVine formally announce for NBA draft
    UCLA guards Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine made official what was already known: both will be available for theNBA draft. UCLA officials announced Wednesday that both Anderson and LaVine would forego their remaining eligibility. Anderson was a...