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 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 17, 2014 

Lakers: Anatomy of a Disaster, Part 2

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor A year ago, when the Lakers completed one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history, I wrote Anatomy of a Disaster and had no intention of following with...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 10, 2014

It's Crazy, It's Goofy, It's The NBA

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Here's that time of the year again when talented teams with excellent coaches are in danger of finishing as failures. It gets crazier every year because only eight Wes...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 10, 2014

Giants Send a Message: Look Out, Dodgers

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Dodgers have been favored by numerous media outlets as favorites to win the World Series. Their off-season spending spree, totaling a record $240 million, is the...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 3, 2014

Should Dodger Fans Worry? Probably

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The new Dodger owners spend lavishly and they’re attempting to build a championship team. “Last year we made a lot of progress and reached the playoffs,” said Ma...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 27, 2014

The Clock Is Ticking On Gasol's Laker Career

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Just a few more weeks and the Lakers' season will be over. No playoffs this time. Of all the negatives that have occurred the one that bothers me the most is the way...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 27, 2014

UCLA Fans Remain Spoiled by Wooden's Success

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The last of John Wooden’s 11 UCLA national championships was won 37 years ago. It’s too bad that Bruin fans remain spoiled. How else can we explain the lack of...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 20, 2014

Initial Impact: Knicks Win, Lakers Lose

After Phil Jackson was introduced Tuesday as president of New York Knicks basketball operations no player immediately changed teams. But the initial impact is that it was a grand day for the Knicks...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 20, 2014

How Can The Lakers Allow This?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor As of this writing, Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are making progress on details of a contract that will bring him to the team with total control in running...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 13, 2014

What Might Have Been For UCLA Basketball

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor John Wooden won 10 national championships as the UCLA basketball coach from 1964 to 1976, the greatest dynasty in the history of the sport. Since Wooden retired, UCLA...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 6, 2014

Former Centaur Banks Chooses Bethany College

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Darius Banks, one of the most talented quarterbacks in Culver City High history, is planning to resume his career at Bethany College in Kansas next season. Banks has...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 6, 2014

No Reason to Doubt Clippers' Sincerity Now

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Based on my actions of the last 30 years or so, I made a startling decision last Friday. Without question, if the Lakers were playing that night I’d go there....

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 27, 2014

Clippers Add 'Big Baby' for Stretch Drive

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor It happens every year late in the National Basketball Association season. Teams believing they have a chance to win the championship add potentially important...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 27, 2014

Is Trout (Age 22) Worth $150 Million?

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor At the start of the 2014 baseball season most authorities believe the Angels' Mike Trout is the best player in either the American or National League. Trout is only 22...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 20, 2014

Farewell To Jim Fregosi And Many Thanks

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When Jim Fregosi died last week I was jolted into a trip down memory lane. I was fresh out of college in 1963 and had an ambition to become a sportswriter. I sent out...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 6, 2014

I Like Richard Sherman a Lot More Now

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Super Bowl game was decided early as Seattle humiliated Denver. But the controversy surrounding Richard Sherman will linger for awhile. This was the featured...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    February 6, 2014

Lakers Explore Gasol Trade Talks

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Stop me if you've heard this story before -- like last month -- but the Lakers are trying to trade Pau Gasol. If you don't follow pro basketball closely you probably...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 30, 2014

It's Official – Norman Transfers To Serra

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor It's official. Culver City High football star Stanley Norman has transferred to Serra High in Gardena. Serra football coach Scott Altenberg confirmed the speculation t...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 30, 2014

Clippers Make Drive Toward The Top

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The most interesting part of the remaining NBA regular season games involve teams driving toward favorable playoff position. There’s a big difference between having...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    News    January 23, 2014

BREAKING NEWS- Culver Football Star May Be Leaving

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor A bombshell announcement may be heading to the Culver City High football program. If Stanley Norman transfers to Serra High in Gardena, as is being speculated, the...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 23, 2014

Kershaw Earned His Huge New Contract

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Dodgers will be paying Clayton Kershaw more than Sandy Koufax ever was paid. More than they've paid any pitcher in club history At 25, Kershaw has had six...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 23, 2014

An NFL Failure? Not Pete Carroll

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Speaking to several members of the media recently, the subject came up of outstanding college football coaches who had failed in the NFL. Lou Holtz was high on that...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 16, 2014

NBA - Day Of Decision

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Any player on the roster of a National Basketball Association team on January 8 has his contract guaranteed for the rest of the season. In view of that, the day of...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 16, 2014

Much-Maligned BCS Provides Classic Finale

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Until Monday night, Texas' comeback win over USC in 2006 was considered the greatest championship game in the 16-year history of the Bowl Championship Series. But in...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 9, 2014

Kobe Shouldn't Play Anymore This Season

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Lakers announced that Kobe Bryant will be out for six weeks with a broken bone in his left leg. Doctor Robert Klapper, ESPN radio’s medical expert with a disting...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    January 2, 2014

Dodgers Disappointed As Puig Arrested

The Dodgers had a strong reaction last weekend upon learning that their young star, Yasiel Puig, had been arrested in Naples, Florida and charged with reckless driving. Puig was reported to be going...

 

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