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 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 18, 2014 

NFL Returning To LA? Maybe

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor After many years of rumors about the National Football League returning to Los Angeles it’s easy to dismiss such talk now. But one of these years an NFL may move...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 18, 2014 

I See No Defense for Ray Rice

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor I never like to see anyone lose their job. If someone screws up I look for ways he or she can learn from a mistake. But this does not apply to Ray Rice, the Baltimore...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 11, 2014

Haden Fined $25,000; Sarkisian Takes the Blame

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor It’s been quite a start to USC’s football season. In the first game, before 76,000 in the Coliseum, new head coach Steve Sarkisian introduced a go-go offense that...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 4, 2014

NFL Gets It Right On Domestic Violence

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor It’s very unusual for the commissioner of a professional sports league to admit he failed in making a major decision. But National Football League commissioner...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    September 4, 2014

SURPRISE: USC SOARS WHILE UCLA STRUGGLES

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports editor The first weekend of the college football season brought a surprise to fans in Los Angeles. A heralded UCLA team looked ordinary in a 28-20 victory at Virginia, which...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 28, 2014

This Is One Of Best Baseball Seasons

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When major league baseball added a second wild card team to this season’s playoffs I wasn’t sure this was a good idea. But I was wrong. With more teams in contenti...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 28, 2014

Rivers Set With Clippers Until 2019

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Doc Rivers has proven himself over the years, most recently as coach of the Boston Celtics and then the Clippers. Obviously, new Clippers owner Steve Ballmer...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 21, 2014

How Can Lakers Get Back To The Top?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Now that the Clippers have a new owner, a proven outstanding coach and two of the NBA's best players they seem equipped for an outstanding season. Where does that...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 14, 2014

Samohi's Skaggs to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Tyler Skaggs, the Angels’ 23-year-old starting pitcher, will undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the rest of this season and most likely all of next season....

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 14, 2014

A Woman Will Coach In the NBA

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The San Antonio Spurs are not only NBA champions they have the reputation of frequently being a few steps ahead of opponents in a variety of ways. I admire the Spurs...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 7, 2014

UCLA Can Play in Pauley Despite Flood

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When Pauley Pavilion was modernized two years go the UCLA basketball team played its home schedule primarily at the Sports Arena. Due to heavy flooding last week...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    August 7, 2014

Former Trojan Kiffin Becomes Alabama Assistant

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor With the college football season coming up, Lane Kiffin is my topic for the day. A brief resume: Kiffin has been head coach with the Oakland Raiders and with...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 31, 2014

Dodgers, Angels Launch Pennant Drives

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor It’s not a lot of fun being hospitalized following surgery but idle time is available. My choice the last month was to focus on baseball, especially because the...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    July 31, 2014

Lakers Make Wise Move with Scott

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Byron Scott said Tuesday the Lakers' organization is all about winning championships. The former backcourt partner of Magic Johnson has become the Lakers' head coach...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 22, 2014

STERLING CHANGES LAWYER FOR BATTLE AHEAD

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor As Donald Sterling prepares for a lawsuit against the NBA that could last for many years he has dismissed his longtime council and chosen an old ally. The firm of...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 15, 2014

STERLING APOLOGIZES, WIFE VOWS TO FIGHT

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Donald Sterling, the disgraced owner of the Clippers, went on the Anderson Cooper television show over the weekend and apologized for racial remarks that have the NBA...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 15, 2014

Lakers Plan Long Search For New Coach

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Lakers have indicated they plan a long search for a coach to replace Mike D’Antoni, who resigned last week following two unsuccessful seasons. The Lakers are in...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 8, 2014

Clippers' Sterling Has Cancer

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor What other news, what other developments could there be from the Clippers’ bizarre week as they await a deciding Game 7 of their opening round playoff series...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 8, 2014

Magic Denies He'll Buy Clippers

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Magic Johnson issued the following statement concerning rumors he might buy the Clippers. ´I am not going to buy the Clippers," he said. The NBA is attempting to...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 8, 2014

STERLING PLANS TO SUE NBA FOR $1.7 BILLION

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Donald Sterling has been confrontational during his 33 years as the Clippers' owner so it isn't surprising that he isn't taking his lifetime suspension without a...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 1, 2014

Lakers Plan Long Search For New Coach

The Lakers have indicated they plan a long search for a coach to replace Mike D’Antoni, who resigned last week following two unsuccessful seasons. The Lakers are in the difficult position of being...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    News    May 1, 2014

CLIPPERS OWNER STERLING RECEIVES LIFETIME BAN

After NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday morning the voice on the racial rant alleged to be Clippers owner Donald Sterling is indeed Sterling the commissioner took action. Sterling has...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 1, 2014

Sterling's Wife Attends Clippers' Victory

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Shelly Sterling, the estranged wife of ousted Clippers owner Donald Sterling, wanted to attend the team’s Game 5 victory over the Golden State Warriors Tuesday...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    News    May 1, 2014

Clippers Lose More Sponsors

Three sponsors of the Clippers basketball team, Red Bull, CarMax and Virgin America, have been the first to sever their relationship with the NBA team. On Tuesday two other sponsors, Chumash Casino...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 1, 2014

Clippers' Sterling Has Cancer

What other news, what other developments could there be from the Clippers’ bizarre week as they await a deciding Game 7 of their opening round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors? Well,...

 

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