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Marijuana legalization backers anxious as costs mount, donors waver

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

After decades helping lead the fight against the national war on drugs, Ethan Nadelmann recently joined thousands of marijuana entrepreneurs here celebrating legalization — and found the scene kind of irritating.

Brandon Marshall listed as probable and will be safe fantasy start Thanksgiving

Brandon Marshall's ankle injury is mostly behind him and he's probable for Thursday's Thanksgiving game. We break down the fantasy implications. Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall is listed as probable for Thursday's Thanksgiving game against the Detroit Lions. Show More Summary

Sriracha, a water bond and other things for which we're thankful

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The nature of this page — of all editorial pages, really — is that much space is devoted to criticism, to identifying and illuminating the flaws of legislation or legislators, candidates or ideas. By way of respite, we like to devote our Thanksgiving space to acknowledging the...

Black Friday and the gap between rich and poor

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: What a revealing juxtaposition of articles on the front page of The Times. ("Black Friday highlights the contrast between rich and poor," and "High-end home sales are surging in Southern California," Nov. 23)

Restore the Salton Sea with ocean water

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: The Times writes: "The price tag for stopping the sea from further shrinkage is estimated in the billions of dollars.... The 'day of reckoning' for the Salton Sea is close at hand." ("'Looming environmental crisis' at Salton Sea prompts plea for help," Nov. 21)

Dodgers, Padres have reportedly talked Matt Kemp trade

The Padres have inquired on the Dodgers' Matt Kemp, but they're not the only ones. Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Matt Kemp's name has come up in discussions between the Dodgers and Padres according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. He...Show More Summary

USC recruiting update: Recruits attend Wednesday's practice

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Southland high schools were out of session Wednesday, allowing recruits to attend USC’s midday practice.

Help teachers' unions help students

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: In his final column for The Times, Jim Newton had this to say about teachers unions: "Unions play an important role in protecting the livelihoods of their members, but they don't represent children." ("A journalist's recipe for fixing L.A.," Op-Ed, Nov. 23)

Arsenal add Mikel Arteta to ridiculous injury list

This is equal parts comical and sad. It appears that Arsenal will be going through the busy holiday period with only two central midfielders. Mikel Arteta picked up an injury against Borussia Dortmund on Sunday, and it appears that it'll...Show More Summary

Obama's immigration order is a good start on reform

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: Regarding your story on immigration reform, your headline made me so furious that I had difficulty bringing myself to read the actual article. Of course President Obama cannot solve our entire immigration problem with one executive order, but it is a start. ("Obama's action on...

Aberdeen schools may start using Football Manager in classes

Children are the future, and children in Aberdeen's future may include Football Manager. Like in schools, and for grades. Schools in Aberdeen, Scotland are considering introducing the game to Physical Education classes. The proposalShow More Summary

Gov. Brown's forced austerity for UC hurts students

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: Thank you for George Skelton's article on the conflict between Gov. Jerry Brown and University of California President Janet Napolitano over funding the UC system. Skelton hits the right note when he argues that both are holding students hostage. ("Gov. Jerry Brown has plenty...

Purdue's Kendall Stephens has a good laugh about dislocating his finger

Keep your phalanges safe everyone. What would your reaction be to dislocating your finger while playing a game of basketball? Kendall Stephens disclocated his pinky, looked down, and.... (Warning: Crooked broken finger incoming): (H/T: GoldAndBlack.com) Smiled. Show More Summary

L.A.'s Central Avenue heyday evoked with panache in 'Dunbar Hotel'

8 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

“Meet Me at the Dunbar” is more than a title song — it’s a gateway into the storied cultural and architectural Los Angeles landmark that springs vividly to life in the world premiere of “The Magnificent Dunbar Hotel” from Robey Theatre Company, in association...

Where losing really hurts, especially now for College Football Playoff

8 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

There is an interesting race taking place in the NFL that would get laughed out of college football's fun house.

NBA schedule and results: Wizards try to beat Cavs for second time this season

The Wizards defeated the Cavs earlier this month in D.C. On Wednesday, Washington will try to do it again in Cleveland. A day before the NBA takes a rare break to celebrate Thanksgiving, fans should be grateful for a full slate of games that has 26 teams in action. Show More Summary

Frank Gore probable for Thursday night, has tough fantasy matchup vs. Seattle

Frank Gore is listed as probable with a minor knee issue for Thanksgiving. We break down the fantasy implications. San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore is listed as probable for Thursday night's Thanksgiving game against the Seattle Seahawks. Show More Summary

Furman player misses dunk, then 2 layups against Duke

At least they're still getting blown out by Duke! Oh, mercy. Oh, boy. bends over, puts hands on knees Ah, geez. exhales heavily Daaaaaaag nabbit. And for those of you wondering, this is what that box score looks like: Sorry, Stephen Croone. Hopefully no one sets this Vine to Sara McLachlan's "In The Arms Of The Angel." OH NO WHAT HAVE I DONE

AP Source: Tomas in Process of Deal With Arizona

8 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

A person familiar with the negotiations says Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

'25 to Life' shows man's growth from Lothario to HIV educator

9 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The documentary "25 to Life" is a coming-of-age tale with a twist: A Lothario becomes a married man, a fatherless child becomes a dad, and a promiscuous player becomes an HIV educator.

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