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 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    June 15, 2017 

Durant Gets His Championship And Shouldn't Be Criticized

Kevin Durant played for the Oklahoma City Thunder from 2008 through 2016. He was recognized as one of the NBA’s best players but he was never on a championship team. As a free agent last summer he...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    June 8, 2017

Pujols Reaches 600 Home Runs With Grand Slam

Nine players in the history of major league baseball have hit 600 home runs in their career But only one hit No. 600 with a grand slam. That happened last week when the Angels’Albert Pujols hit a...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    June 8, 2017

Jerry West To Clippers? It Seems Likely His Meeting With Clippers Owner and Doc Rivers Went Well

Magic Johnson trying to bring in players to the Lakers and Jerry West doing the same for the Clippers. That surely would appeal to fans of Los Angeles' NBA teams. It could happen. Johnson has already...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    June 1, 2017

What A Holiday Weekend; Dodgers Sweep The Cubs

The defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs couldn’t score a run in their first two games of a series last weekend against the Dodgers. So I went to Dodger Stadium Sunday trying to learn what...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    June 1, 2017

Angels Star Mike Trout Out For 6-8 Weeks

With Mike Trout going on the disabled list for 6-8 weeks the Angels' chances of making the playoffs this season are dim. The 25-year-old outfielder has been American League MVP twice, including last...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    June 1, 2017

UCLA Loses Others But These Two Are Staying

UCLA stars Lonzo Ball and T.J. Leaf have decided to leave college to go into the NBA. And both are likely to be drafted quickly next month. Ike Anigbogu, a reserve center, is leaving too and is...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 18, 2017

It's Lakers vs. Celtics Again; This Time in Rebuilding

Draft Success Excites Lakers But Celtics Are Way Ahead Of Them By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Several years ago the Lakers and Celtics were terrible. Those championship battles in their history...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 18, 2017

Clippers Purchase Development League Team

As Clipper fans wonder what the team will do following its disappointing finish in the recently completed season the team took a step forward this week. The Clippers purchest a development league...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 11, 2017

The Yankees (21-9) Appear To Be For Real

This wasn’t supposed to be a special year for the Yankees, who have had so many of them in the past. But they’ve been winning a lot in the early part of the 2017 season and last weekend they captu...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    May 4, 2017

Do Dodgers Have Enough Pitching To Make A Championship Bid?

This was the question I asked last season. The answer was both yes and no. They lacked the elite starting pitching I thought was required. They fooled me by riding into the playoffs triggered by...

 

If Clippers Lose Will There Be A Big Shakeup?

As this paper goes to press the Clippers have lost Game 5 and have to win Games 6 and 7 to avoid elimination from the NBA playoffs. The Utah Jazz, who didn’t make the playoffs in recent years, have...

 

Clippers Go To Utah With Key Strategy

The Clippers lost their first playoff game on their home court but they developed a new strategy for the rest of their first round series. Attack the basket. Attack, then attack some more. And some...

 

Will There Be A Woman Coaching An NBA Team Soon?

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he will work hard to assure that a woman will become head coach of an NBA team while he is in office. “The physical difference between men and women makes no...

 

Dodger Fans Make Scully's Replacement Welcome

Dodger fans who attended the season opener last week should be proud of themselves. When new announcer Joe Davis was introduced prior to the game against the San Diego Padres he received a warm...

 

I'm Proud Of Gonzaga Even In Defeat They Lose But They're Still Best In The West

I’ve appreciated Gonzaga basketball for a long time without finding time to write about this impressive basketball team. Today the time has come even though Gonzaga has just lost the NCAA...

 

Will Paul George Be The Next Laker Star? Maybe

Paul George has a year remaining on his contract with the Indiana Pacers. Then he becomes a free agent. With the end in sight, Pacers President Larry Bird had trade talks with at least five teams...

 

OH, NO, Clippers Get Ambushed By Sacramento

Outscored 22-3 At The finish They Search For Answers After the Clippers lost an 18-point lead in the final five minutes at Staples Center Sunday Coach Doc Rivers was asked the obvious question....

 

LeBron Doesn't Play – LA Fans Want Money Back

The Clippers won by 30 points Saturday but a lot of fans in the sellout crowd at Staples Center were far from happy. “Refund, refund, refund,” they chanted because the Cleveland Cavaliers had...

 

Meet The Lakers' New General Manager, Longtime Agent Makes A Bold Career Move

Mitch Kupchak learned the General Manager business from Jerry West, then took over. He had good years but not many in his final ones with lowly Laker teams and now he’s been replaced. What about...

 

Clippers Lose Griffin For 3-6 Weeks

Golden State is the runaway leader in the Western Conference. The coveted No. 2 and 3 seeds seemed to be open when Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City this season and Tim Duncan retired from San Antonio....

 

If Chargers Move Here It Will Be Fine

Last week San Diego City Council offered the Chargers a rental fee of $1 if the team would continue playing in Qualcom Stadium. They asked the Chargers to consider that they have 60 years of...

 

Dodgers Don't Let Luxury Tax Ruin Their Plans

A couple of years ago the new owners of the Dodgers spent $300 million on their roster, the highest amount in the history of baseball. The Dodgers didn’t get into the World Series and they didn’t...

 

USC Goes To Rose Bowl, Washington to Playoffs

Washington is one of four teams to make the NCAA football championship playoffs at season's end. USC will play Penn State in the Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 2. So, it has been a good year for the Pac-12...

 

BOO, BOO, BOO : Laker Fans Welcome Back Dwight Howard

When free agent center Dwight Howard left the Lakers after the 2012-’13 season fans were very angry. Ever since then Howard has been treated harshly at Staples Center from the opening introductions...

 

Clippers Pass The Chicago Test; Lakers Don't

I went to Staples Center Saturday and Sunday nights. That’s no surprise since my job requires keeping up with the Lakers and Clippers. But the weekend had a special significance. The Chicago Bulls...

 

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