Los Angeles Lakers rookies Brandon Ingram (left) and Ivaca Zubac surround Jim Buss during their introductory press conference at the team's practice facility. Photo by Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline

Lakers excitement has returned

Being a Lakers fan has lost quite a bit of luster over the past five years or so. Since Kobe Bryant led the Lakers to back to-back-championships during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 NBA seasons, Los Angeles has become a hotbed for poor decisions and mediocrity. There was the 2011 implosion that led to a shameful […]


The Resurgence Of Nick Young

Nick Young wasn’t supposed to be on the Lakers at the start of the 2016-17 NBA season. After a few years of sub-par play and silly antics, Young was labeled a distraction by many around the league. Following a media blown fallout with prized rookie D’Angelo Russell, the USC standout lost more than the support […]


Candace Parker answers title bell

For the Los Angeles Sparks, the road to the WNBA championship would begin and end with Candace Parker. It started with Parker making the full-time commitment to attend training camp and seeing this season all the way through. For Parker, that meant making sure her routine overseas, offseason basketball commitment that usually interrupts the beginning of […]


Lynx get one ‘Moore’ game

LOS ANGELES-The Los Angeles Sparks played Game 4 of the WNBA Finals as if something was owed to them. As a result, the Sparks were handed the keys to a 85-79 defeat at Staples Center. On a night the Sparks had a chance to close out the Minnesota Lynx to win their first championship since […]


Kershaw sit down Nationals

LOS ANGELES-Well, that was fun. MVP versus MVP. Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw stood on the mound at the top of the seventh standing with two outs, ready to pipe down the Washington Nationals’ bid to celebrate a National League Division Series-clinching win at Dodger Stadium. Taking down Bryce Harper, the reigning National League MVP, in […]


Blue run out of steam in Game 3

LOS ANGELES-The Los Angeles Dodgers jumped the Washington Nationals in the first game of the National League Division Series. The Nationals returned the favor on Monday at Dodger Stadium. Instead of putting the pedal to the metal against the Nationals, the Dodgers surrendered their one game advantage. The Dodgers’ 4-3 win gave in Game 1 […]


Trojans shock and awe Sun Devils

LOS ANGELES-Three. That seems to be the right number for the USC football team. It took three tries before USC could finally nail down its first Pac-12 Conference win of the season. Three would also be the number of touchdown passes that wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster caught against Arizona State in the Trojans’ 41-20 win […]