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  • Steinberg: Be aware of dehydration

    Louisiana swelters in the summer. August is the most intense month, with enervating heat and humidity.
  • Walt Sweeney dies at 71; offensive guard for the San Diego Chargers

    In his first game in 1963 with the San Diego Chargers, Walt Sweeney established a pattern that would mark his 13 seasons as a star in professional football. Even though it was only an exhibition, Sweeney played with a fearsome aggressiveness. As a...

    Rich Saul dies at 64; played center on the L.A. Rams

    Rich Saul dies at 64; played center on the L.A. Rams
    Whenever he hunkered over the football, as he did for 12 seasons as center for the Los Angeles Rams, Rich Saul had a way of being not only ferocious but folksy. "Rich would get down over the ball, and there's the nose guard, and Rich is talking to him,...

    Greatest sports figures in L.A. history, No. 1: Sandy Koufax

     
    Concluding our countdown of the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history, as chosen in voting by our online readers, with No. 1, Sandy Koufax. No. 1 Sandy Koufax (320 first-place votes, 8,720 points) Considered by many the greatest left-handed...

    Greatest sports figures in L.A. history No. 3: Vin Scully

     
    Vin Scully is the greatest baseball broadcaster who ever lived. The Dodgers' Vin Scully was chosen No. 3 in our countdown of the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history, as chosen in voting by our online readers.