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  • 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....
  • Greatest sports figures in L.A. history No. 5: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

     
    Continuing our countdown of the 20 greatest figures in L.A. sports history, as chosen in voting by our online readers, with No. 5, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. No. 5 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (70 first-place votes, 5,203 points) Few, if any, players in basketball......
  • 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......
  • Pro Football Hall of Famer Merlin Olsen dies

     
    Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle Merlin Olsen, who played 15 years with the Los Angeles Rams, has died. He was 69. The St. Louis Globe-Democrat reported the news Thursday morning, and the St. Louis Rams have confirmed it.......
  • Merlin Olsen and a farewell to all that

     
    The Rams have been gone from Los Angeles for twice as long as Merlin Olsen ever played for them. Olsen died this week, and the Rams field teams in a different time zone, but he and his fellow Los Angeles Rams are still more identified with the team in the...
  • NFL draft: Tim Tebow to the Broncos; Jacksonville Jaguars to the dogs

     
    NFL draft, Tim Tebow, Denver Broncos, Tim Tebow Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars, University of Florida, Gators, Tyson Alualu...
  • 'Little House on the Prairie's' Merlin Olsen dies at 69 of mesothelioma

     
    NFL Hall of Famer and actor of "Little House on the Prairie" fame, Merlin Olsen, has died at his Utah home of cancer. He was 69.Olsen had undergone several rounds of chemotherapy after being diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2009.When Olsen's former...
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • Coy Bacon dies at 66; defensive lineman was named to three Pro Bowls

    Coy Bacon, a standout defensive lineman for the then-Los Angeles Rams as well as for the Chargers, Bengals and Redskins, and who was named to three Pro Bowls during his 14-year career, died Monday at his home in Ironton, Ohio, according to the...
  • 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,...