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  • Finding work as role players

    Upon learning of Bubba Smith's death at age 66 this week, football fans may have remembered him as one of most fearsome defensive players of the 1960s, a stalwart in college at Michigan State and a key player in leading the Baltimore Colts to a victory in...
  • 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...
  • Steinberg: Be aware of dehydration

    Louisiana swelters in the summer. August is the most intense month, with enervating heat and humidity. Athletes treat admonitions to hydrate well the way we all viewed our mothers' stern warning to stay out of the water for an hour after eating —...
  • 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,...
  • Merlin Olsen's widow buys condo in Pasadena

    Susan Olsen, the widow of the late actor Merlin Olsen, has bought a Pasadena condo at the Granite Park Place development. The exact purchase price of her three-bedroom, three-bathroom unit was not available, but prices in the five-story building range...
  • In memoriam: Paul Conrad, Richard Holbrooke and Don Meredith [Editorial cartoons]

     
    We said goodbye to a who's who of notables in 2010. The sports world mourned John Wooden, Bobby Thomson, Manute Bol, Don Meredith, Les Richter, Merlin Olsen and Bob Feller, among others. The entertainment industry bid adieu to Dino De......
  • Greatest sports figures in L.A. history, No. 15: Merlin Olsen

     
    Continuing our countdown of the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history with No. 15, Merlin Olsen. No. 15 Merlin Olsen (no first-place votes, 808 points). Those of you who remember Merlin Olsen only as Jonathan Garvey on "Little House......
  • Greatest sports figures in L.A. history, No. 13: Walter O'Malley

     
    Longtime Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley changed the landscape of baseball in many ways. Readers vote Walter O'Malley the the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history with No. 13, Walter O'Malley,...
  • Greatest sports figures in L.A. history, No. 12: Wayne Gretzky

     
    Continuing our countdown of the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history, as chosen in voting by our online readers, with No. 12, Wayne Gretzky. No. 12 Wayne Gretzky (36 first-place votes, 1,547 points) On Aug. 9, 1988, ithe Edmonton......
  • Greatest sports figures in L.A. history No. 14: Don Drysdale

     
    Continuing our countdown of the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history with No. 14, Don Drysdale. No. 14 Don Drysdale (no first-place votes, 1,168 points) Big D was one of the best pitchers in baseball during his time with......
  • Greatest sports figures in L.A. history, No. 11: Tommy Lasorda

     
    Former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda was voted the 11th greatest sports figure in Los Angeles history by online readers....
  • Greatest sports figures in L.A. history, No. 8: Kobe Bryant

     
    Continuing our countdown of the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history, as chosen in voting by our online readers, with No. 8, Kobe Bryant. No. 8 Kobe Bryant (12 first-place votes, 2,657 points) Arguably the greatest player of his......