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  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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......
  • Olsen was a man of character

    Editor's Note: This column originally appeared online at National Football Post. I fell in love with the NFL in the late '50s and '60s because my father took my brothers and I to Rams game at the Los Angeles Coliseum. They were nosebleed seats, which...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • North Texas Super Bowl 45 Parties & Events

    North Texas Super Bowl 45 Parties & Events
    Keep checking back.  We will continue to add events as we find them.   Wednesday, February 2, 2011 4th Annual Jordin Sparks Experience Gene Simmons Aces & Angels Salute to the Troops UBS VIP Kickoff Hosted by Adrian Peterson 6th Annual NFL...
  • 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......
  • Gone but not forgotten, 2010: Goodbye to some true TV icons

    It's natural with the dawn of a new year to bid farewell to the old, and to those who left with it. In terms of television talents lost in 2010, though, the ritual hits particularly close to the heart. A number of genuine icons of the home screen...
  • '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...