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  • John Wooden dies at 99; coach won 10 national basketball titles at UCLA

    John Wooden dies at  99; coach won 10 national basketball titles at UCLA
    John Wooden, the UCLA basketball coach who became an icon of American sports while guiding the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships in the 1960s and '70s and remained in the spotlight during retirement with his "Pyramid of Success"...
  • In John Wooden's own words

    In John Wooden's own words
    Even though most people call him Coach, John Wooden prefers to think of himself as a teacher, and not just one who taught hundreds of UCLA basketball players during his 27 seasons coaching the Bruins. His "Pyramid of Success," a diagram of core values,...
  • MLB 08 The Show and MLB 2K8 make baseball a difficult game

    MLB 08 The Show and MLB 2K8 make baseball a difficult game
    The fictional manager of the Durham Bulls (played with grit by the late Trey Wilson) said it best in the classic film "Bull Durham." Baseball, he reflected, "is a simple game. You throw the ball. You hit the ball. You catch the ball." So why do the...
  • The idiosyncratic anchor

    Hot, orange flames were ripping a seam down the south-facing hills of Griffith Park, threatening the newly refurbished observatory and hundreds of posh hillside homes. As always, Hal Fishman was on the air, simultaneously directing coverage and ad-libbing...
  • The furious wisdom of baseball crowds

    ACCORDING TO "The Wisdom of Crowds," a 2004 book by James Surowiecki, pluralistic markets of non-specialist individuals tend to arrive at conclusions and predictions that are reliably more accurate and efficient than those made by experts. Another way...
  • Fans hope parking fears are off base

    Charitie McArthur says she bleeds Dodger blue. She thinks Vin Scully is a genius, wept with joy when Steve Finley's grand slam clinched a division title in 2004 and scored big when she got married at home plate at Dodger Stadium the following summer. But...
  • "Father Dollar Bill" Hands Out $15K on Skid Row

    "Father Dollar Bill" Hands Out $15K on Skid Row
    LOS ANGELES -- On Easter Sunday, Father Maurice Chase, known as "Father Dollar Bill," continued his tradition of handing out thousands of dollars to the homeless on Skid Row. Father Chase, of Skid Row Ministries, handed out $15,000 in one dollar bills,...
  • WFUV to honor Dick Enberg at May fundraising gala

     
    On May 6, Dick Enberg will be honored - along with non-sports people Paul Simon and Jim Lehrer - at WFUV's spring gala at the Puck Building. Enberg will receive the second annual Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in sports......
  • David Wells will be 'nervous as hell' on TBS May 3

     
    David Wells, last seen sitting in the bleachers at Yankee Stadium, will debut as a TBS analyst May 3 for the Red Sox-Rays game. What famous announcer would he like to emulate? Charles Barkley, right? Um, no. Ernie Harwell. Ernie......
  • Bob Costas calls Yanks opener, talks baseball voices

     
    Here is my Friday column, in which I lead with more of what Yankees president Randy Levine considers media-generated whining about the "high home" camera at Yankee Stadium. OK, I'm sick of this topic and will move on. If YES......
  • Does Vin Scully know a fastball from a curveball?

     
    A TV guy in L.A. . . . criticizing Vin Scully! (Via Fang's Bites.) I'm feeling faint. Someone get the smelling salts! What's next, me questioning how Bob Sheppard pronounces Jeter's name?......
  • Fordham's WFUV honors Enberg with Scully Award

     
    Even when you're Dick Enberg, hearing Vin Scully on the other end of the phone is an attention-getter. "It was a month ago," Enberg said. "I was driving into my garage, and I hear that mellifluous voice: 'Dick, this is......