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October 1, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers and Boston Celtics have one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports. Doc Rivers, now coach of the Clippers, led the Celtics to the 2007-08 championship over the Lakers.  Two years later, the Lakers got revenge -- winning the 2009-10 title in seven games over River's Celtics. Recently Rivers gave the Lakers franchise an impressive compliment, speaking to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports about his move to the Clippers. "The risk is all mine," said Rivers.  "To go to an organization that hasn't won but [two]
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January 18, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Like many storied rivalries from the past, the careers of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady will be forever linked. Although Brady is 10-4 in games against Manning's teams - Indianapolis and Denver - since the 2004 playoffs they have split four decisions. Brady is ahead, 2-1, in the playoffs, but they've split two AFC championship games. Sunday's conference title game will be the so-called “rubber match.” Some of the other great one-on-one sports rivalries: Martina Navratilova vs. Chris Evert: Two of the greatest women's tennis players ever played each other 80 times from 1973-88.
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NEWS
January 14, 2013 | By Jay Jones
SCORE! , one of the newest attractions on the Las Vegas Strip, might be called a sports fan's dream come true. The new exhibit at Luxor has enough memorabilia and interactive experiences to send guests into sensory overload. SCORE!, which opened in December, features a multimillion-dollar collection of historic items from the Pro Football Hall of Fame , the Hockey Hall of Fame , the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and others. Items are displayed in eight galleries devoted to various games and pursuits.
SPORTS
October 1, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers and Boston Celtics have one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports. Doc Rivers, now coach of the Clippers, led the Celtics to the 2007-08 championship over the Lakers.  Two years later, the Lakers got revenge -- winning the 2009-10 title in seven games over River's Celtics. Recently Rivers gave the Lakers franchise an impressive compliment, speaking to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports about his move to the Clippers. "The risk is all mine," said Rivers.  "To go to an organization that hasn't won but [two]
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 1988
The agony, ecstasy, joy and beauty of sports seem tailor-made for photography. The 73 images in a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, "Athletes: Photographs 1860-1986," at the San Diego Hall of Champions, through July 24, captures these and other aspects of sports. Based on the 1987 book of the same title, the exhibit is largely swallowed up in the sprawling Hall of Champions in Balboa Park.
SPORTS
April 13, 1997 | MICHAEL WILBON, WASHINGTON POST
Jack Kent Cooke was 46 years older than I am, which is two generations. I didn't address him by saying, "Hi, Squire." I called him Mr. Cooke, as is probably appropriate for someone old enough to be my grandfather. I wasn't familiar enough with Cooke to have personal anecdotes about him and his dog, and I didn't wind up in his company enough to see, first hand, the host extraordinaire he undoubtedly was; I was fortunate to have had lunch with him once and it's true he was a riot.
SPORTS
March 8, 1991 | Researched by ARA NAJARIAN, Times Staff Writer
10 YEARS AGO Sunny Hills had its shot. The Lancers rolled into the Southern Section 2-A Division boys' basketball playoffs at the Los Angeles Sports Arena with a 17-game winning streak, including a 14-0 Freeway League record. But Sunny Hills' shots were mostly off--27.5% (16 for 58) from the field and 44% (11 for 25) from the free-throw line--and the Lancers lost to Glendale, 68-43.
NEWS
April 3, 1995 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The longest and costliest work stoppage in professional sports history is over. Acting baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said Sunday that major league owners have accepted the players' unconditional offer to end a strike that began on Aug. 12. The 1995 season, which had been scheduled to start on Sunday night with teams using replacement players, will start April 26. Each team will play 144 games, 18 fewer than normal.
SPORTS
November 27, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
He didn't look like much of a revolutionary. He looked like an economist, which he was, only with some serious attitude. Kind of bookish, but with an unnerving gleam in his eye. The last guy you ever wanted to get into a fight with was Marvin Miller. He was a bulldog, feisty and intractable and fearless. He was 5 feet 8 and 150 pounds. He had silver hair, a thin mustache and looked like somebody who went through three packs a day. And just might have been the most influential man in sports history.
SPORTS
February 19, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
The beloved mentor and his favorite student spent their final hours together holding hands on a hospital bed. Jerry Buss was entering the final stage of his life after a long battle with cancer, and he wanted to spend some of it with Magic Johnson. Buss summoned Johnson to his room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center last fall and, together, for five hours, they clutched each other and told stories and cried. At one point, Buss summoned two nurses to the room. Johnson was worried something was wrong until Buss ordered the three to pose for a picture.
SPORTS
July 8, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Anderson Silva did more than a little clowning on Saturday night. And ever since, he's been getting clowned pretty good himself by everyone who saw his shocking knockout loss to Chris Weidman during UFC 162. Check out the video above. Here is how The Times' Lance Pugmire described the events leading up to the previously unbeaten Silva's losing his middleweight to Weidman: "After escaping Weidman's takedown and extended grasp and punishment in the first round, Silva started taunting and clowning with Weidman.
SPORTS
May 2, 2013 | By David Wharton
The death of Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross, recalls a time when the group's biggest hit, "Jump," was a staple in sports arenas around the country. The 34-year-old Kelly died at an Atlanta hospital on Wednesday of an apparent drug overdose, authorities said. "Jump" was he and partner Chris Smith's biggest hit, released in the early 1990s, which also produced several other arena favorites. Among them, House of Pain recorded "Jump Around" and C+C Music Factory produced "Gonna Make You Sweat  (Everybody Dance Now)
SPORTS
February 19, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
The beloved mentor and his favorite student spent their final hours together holding hands on a hospital bed. Jerry Buss was entering the final stage of his life after a long battle with cancer, and he wanted to spend some of it with Magic Johnson. Buss summoned Johnson to his room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center last fall and, together, for five hours, they clutched each other and told stories and cried. At one point, Buss summoned two nurses to the room. Johnson was worried something was wrong until Buss ordered the three to pose for a picture.
NEWS
January 14, 2013 | By Jay Jones
SCORE! , one of the newest attractions on the Las Vegas Strip, might be called a sports fan's dream come true. The new exhibit at Luxor has enough memorabilia and interactive experiences to send guests into sensory overload. SCORE!, which opened in December, features a multimillion-dollar collection of historic items from the Pro Football Hall of Fame , the Hockey Hall of Fame , the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and others. Items are displayed in eight galleries devoted to various games and pursuits.
SPORTS
November 27, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
He didn't look like much of a revolutionary. He looked like an economist, which he was, only with some serious attitude. Kind of bookish, but with an unnerving gleam in his eye. The last guy you ever wanted to get into a fight with was Marvin Miller. He was a bulldog, feisty and intractable and fearless. He was 5 feet 8 and 150 pounds. He had silver hair, a thin mustache and looked like somebody who went through three packs a day. And just might have been the most influential man in sports history.
BUSINESS
September 18, 2012 | By Ricardo Lopez
With the announcement late Tuesday that entertainment giant AEG, owner of the Staples Center and Los Angeles Kings, is up for sale, the deal, if it goes through, could be the largest in sports history. “This will be a massive deal,” said Marc Ganis of Sportscorp. Ltd., a Chicago sports-consulting firm. “Arguably it'll be the biggest sport-based transaction in history.” The $2-billion price tag for the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this year was the largest sports team purchase of all time.
SPORTS
June 30, 2012 | T.J. Simers
He's back and it's so cool, so weird, a TMZ headline reading: "Kris Jenner Did Not Negotiate Lamar Odom's Clipper Deal. " He's one of the most likable athletes Los Angeles has come to know: talented but frustrating; charismatic yet disappointing; competitive and oh so deferential if not soft. His lifelong philosophy, he says, is to kill with kindness, and yet so often he seems to be wrapped in grief. PHOTOS: Lamar Odom through the years The hope is that things will always get better for Lamar, and here we go again.
SPORTS
May 28, 2012 | By Chris Foster
Fans clamored to get Marty McSorley's autograph last week. And, no, he wasn't using a crooked pen. The line at Staples Center was so long, you would have expected overpriced beer to be available at the end of it. Clearly, with the Kings again in the Stanley Cup Final, all is forgiven and forgotten. "It will never be forgotten," Kings fan Chuck Parido said, smiling. OK, but all is forgiven. "If we continue to have success this year, it will be forgiven more," Parido said.
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