NFL

Goff is That Guy for the Rams

April 29 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-Picking the No. 1 overall draft pick in the NFL Draft is a lot like hitting the lottery, if you’re that lucky. It can also be a waste of time and money, if you are unlucky. The Los Angeles Rams have been down this road before. In 2010, the […]

Clippers

On the brink: Trailblazers stall Clippers

April 28 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-Life without Blake Griffin and Chris Paul wasn’t too kind to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. Nearly 40 points went out the window when both Griffin and Paul crashed and burned with season-ending injuries in Game 4 of the Clippers’ first round series against the Portland Trailblazers. […]

Monday's Meditation

Purple cloud reigns over Prince

April 22 Dennis J. Freeman 0

In 2011, my wife and I made the decision to take our kids to see Prince playing live in concert at the Inglewood Forum. I am that glad we did. You have to excuse me, but my heart is broken right now. I feel sick. I feel cheated. The voice. […]

Clippers

Clippers all about that bench

April 22 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-Focus. Defensive intensity. Execution. Those themes seem to resonate with the Los Angeles Clippers these days. For the first two games  of their first round Western Conference series against the Trailblazers, the Clippers have looked focused. They’ve played defense. They’ve executed the offensive strategy that coach Doc Rivers and […]

Clippers

Griffin powers up against Trailblazers

April 18 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-Probably the best thing going for the Los Angeles Clippers  during the playoffs is the fact that they will have a healthy Blake Griffin. The Portland Trailblazers confirmed this after taking a 115-95 defeat to the chin in the first game of the best-of-seven NBA first round playoff series […]

Dodgers

Keeping the Jackie Robinson torch alive

April 16 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-Baseball and Jackie Robinson go hand-in-hand. One could not do without the other. Where would baseball be today without the imprint Robinson left on the game? Robinson could not go down in history as the revered iconic figure he is without the Brooklyn Dodgers (now Los Angeles Dodgers) and […]

Sports

Kobe Bryant: Gone in 60

April 14 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-Wow. Unbelievable. Fantastic. Incredible. Spectacular. There’s been many adjectives over the past 20 years to describe the play of Kobe Bryant. Los Angeles Lakers fans know all about these adjectives because they’ve used so many that they’ve probably run out of words to use when the Black Mamba does […]

Sports

Kobe Bryant shows why he is king of LA

April 12 Dennis J. Freeman 0

Hollywood, CA-The finality of the 2011 NBA All-Star weekend fittingly belonged to Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant. In a weekend of star gathering around the NBA’s annual players’ showcase game, Kobe Bryant showed why he is the biggest star of them all. Yes, even Kanye West made his way […]

Chargers

2016-17 Charger Girls squad finalized

The 28 members of the 2016 Charger Girls team were announced Friday following three days of auditions. The dance squad was selected from among hundreds of talented hopefuls. “I was really impressed with the deep pool of talent that auditioned for this year’s team,” Charger Girls Director Lisa Simmons said. […]

NFL

Cheer auditions get a Rams shoutout

April 12 Dennis J. Freeman 0

LOS ANGELES-Having an NFL football team back in the Los Angeles market is a big deal. Getting the Rams to come back to their home base in Southern California is an even bigger deal.  After a 21-year absence, the Los Angeles Rams have officially arrived, thanks to the franchise’s first […]

Clippers

Clippers win, but Kobe Bryant gets fans hearts

LOS ANGELES-The shots just would not go in. He could not finish the game, let alone thrill the sellout crowd at Staples Center the way he has for the past 20 years. When the Los Angeles Lakers took the floor Tuesday night as the visitors against the Los Angeles Clippers, […]

Clippers

Clippers get a little of Blake Griffin back

The stat line looked flat. The play, for the most part, seemed a bit rusty. And there wasn’t much going on in either the scoring or rebounding department. But the Los Angeles Clippers don’t mind these little victories. They’re just glad their enforcer is back. Blake Griffin looked out of […]