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  • Coffee Companion (6/16): Orioles fall on a championship Sunday for Spurs, Kaymer

    Coffee Companion (6/16): Orioles fall on a championship Sunday for Spurs, Kaymer
    Let me be the last to wish a Happy Father's Day to all of the great dads out there -- especially mine. I hope you all spent the weekend relaxing on your respective couches and enjoying everything that happened this weekend in sports. And if you didn't,...
  • Kings captain Dustin Brown is better than a year ago

    Kings captain Dustin Brown is better than a year ago
    Future headline: This is 30. It's almost hard to conceive that Dustin Brown, the baby-faced longtime captain of the Kings, will be having a milestone birthday in November. The father of four youngsters, owner of two Stanley Cup rings and two-time U.S....
  • No more looking back, Nick Leddy eyes next level

    No more looking back, Nick Leddy eyes next level
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Nick Leddy couldn't help but blame himself. As the last Blackhawks player to touch the puck on the play that brought a startling end to the 2013-14 season, Leddy felt responsible. That it was a floating puck off the stick of the...
  • Stanley Cup spends a couple of days in a familiar area -- the South Bay

    Stanley Cup spends a couple of days in a familiar area -- the South Bay
    The Stanley Cup spent its first two days with its newest owners in a familiar part of Southern California — the South Bay. Every Kings player lives in Manhattan Beach or Hermosa Beach except one (Willie Mitchell, Venice), making it a natural...
  • Just call Kings' Justin Williams Mr. MVP

    Just call Kings' Justin Williams Mr. MVP
    Hockey is the ultimate team game, which is what makes the Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded annually to the playoff's most valuable player, such an anomaly. Individual versus team award? Most winners will tell you that, as kids, they lie awake dreaming...
  • A miserable playoff start, memorable Stanley Cup finish for Kings

    A miserable playoff start, memorable Stanley Cup finish for Kings
    After becoming the first team to reach the Stanley Cup Final by winning three series in Game 7, all on the road, the Kings' five-game series victory over the New York Rangers to win the Stanley Cup almost seemed abrupt — except that all three...
  • Kings are a quality team that is built to last

    Kings are a quality team that is built to last
    The blades of their skates cut deep and wide now, far beyond the chilly ice and raucous fans at Staples Center, far past even the highest of hopes for a black-shirted hockey team in a bright and sunny land. When Alec Martinez slapped a shot past the New...
  • Kings add up to a title, line by line and pair by pair

    Kings add up to a title, line by line and pair by pair
    Beyond the overall team chemistry that paced the Kings to the Stanley Cup title, there were complementary divisions of offensive lines and defense pairs that Coach Darryl Sutter established to create a Cup winner. Here is a line-by-line and pair-by-pair...
  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio loses hockey bet, sings 'I Love L.A.'

    NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio loses hockey bet, sings 'I Love L.A.'
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is a man of his word. Even when it means he has to go on national TV and sing the praises of Los Angeles. Heading into the NHL finals, De Blasio and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti made a bet: If the Kings won, De Blasio...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Mayor should hold himself to higher standard

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Mayor should hold himself to higher standard
    When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti declared “this is a big f—in’ day” while holding up a bottle of beer on live television at Monday’s rally celebrating the Los Angeles Kings winning the National Hockey League’s...
  • Ducks beat Kings, 3-2, in Game 3 for first win in series

    Ducks beat Kings, 3-2, in Game 3 for first win in series
    The Ducks revitalized their Stanley Cup aspirations Thursday, taking advantage of a late goal by Ben Lovejoy to defeat the Kings, 3-2, in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals in front of a sellout crowd at Staples Center. The win, which cut the...
  • Kings are in familiar spot going into Game 6

    Kings are in familiar spot going into Game 6
    The Kings fended off elimination four times in their first-round playoff series against San Jose, sticking together when it would have been easy to fracture, playing an ever-tighter defensive game that complemented Jonathan Quick's confident goaltending...