Great piece by Bill Plaschke about Kobe ["Open Season, Dec. 17]. I'd really noticed the changes in him as well, a far more vulnerable, candid and accessible human being. And I wondered if I was the only one to appreciate it, amid a relentless din of one-dimensional dimwits on sports talk...
How could he?
Ed Orgeron told The Times’ Bill Plaschke that in his mind "the door is always open to come back" to USC, where he served as a longtime assistant and then interim head coach before abruptly leaving last December when Athletic Director Pat Haden hired Steve Sarkisian.
For the second year in a row, the St. Louis Cardinals sent the Los Angeles Dodgers tumbling out of October. "It ended fast," said right fielder Matt Kemp, via Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times, after a three-run bomb off the bat...Show More Summary
How did Donald Sterling do on the witness stand? It depends who you ask at ESPN. Sterling talking in circles, doesn't understand questions, challenging Fields to ''stand up and be a man''...no longer funny, just sad — Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) July 8, 2014 Donald Sterling is very sharp on the stand. Show More Summary
“In the end, truly, Tony Gwynn’s greatest achievement was not that he was so admired or emulated, but that he was so loved,” wrote Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times. San Diego and Padres icon Tony Gwynn, affectionately known as "Mr. Show More Summary
Los Angeles Times sports writer Bill Plaschke is scratching his head, wondering how the woefully mediocre Los Angeles Clippers managed to garner a staggering $2 billion dollar offer from former Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer. According...Show More Summary
Bill Plaschke of the L. A. Times lays into Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, for statements like these: “I mean, we’re all prejudiced in one way or another,” he said. “If I see a black kid in a...
In the fourth inning tonight in Miami, Yasiel Puig blasted a towering three-run homer to left-center, giving the Dodgers a 6-2 lead and Bill Plaschke a fainting spell. You see, Yasiel flipped his bat after his swing, signifying one of two things, depending on how many feet you have in the grave. Show More Summary
This has to be some kind of record. The Los Angeles Dodgers are just two official games into the season, and the Los Angeles Times' Bill Plaschke has already fired off his first "Yasiel Puig is tearing this team apart!" column of the year. It doesn't make any damn sense. Read more...
Los Angeles Times sports columnist Bill Plaschke simply believes that South Korean figure skater Yuna Kim "never stood a chance" against the "seemingly biased panel of judges" from the old Soviet bloc on Thursday night in Sochi that awarded a controversial gold to a Russian skater on home ice. Show More Summary
Sure, Americans just swept the podium in men's slopestyle skiing, but overall it's been a pretty dreary Olympics for US athletes. In fact, "the US team is getting the hind parts of its snow pants kicked," writes Bill Plaschke for the Los Angeles Times. Despite stellar hopes—including for two-time...
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Brown signs rape bill. Garcetti does jury duty. Huizar's DTLA streetcar gets expensive. Amy Ephron profiles Compton's Aja Brown. Bill Plaschke roots for Uribe. Jill Soloway on her "Afternoon Delight." Selling off more of Bob Hope's stuff and a new group for SoCal historians and architects. Plus more.
From social media to Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke, t here's no ignoring the one-ton elephant lingering in Heritage Hall. USC's offensively inept 1-1 start has only exacerbated the criticism of head coach Lane Kiffin, which began when his 2012 Trojan team became the first Associated Press preseason No. Show More Summary
Many Lakers fans were dismayed when star center Dwight Howard spurned the team to select the Houston Rockets. Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times is not one of those who will be in mourning. The writer declared that "the Lakers didn't lose a center, they dodged a bullet. Show More Summary
The sports media world has been connected to the porn world in a lot of odd ways over the years, from Florida Times-Union writer Vito Stellino accidentally tweeting a porn link instead of a link to a newspaper piece to Bill Plaschke's...Show More Summary
Don Mattingly knows he’s been a hot topic in recent days. A pair of stories in the Los Angeles Times ( by Bill Shaikin and Bill Plaschke ), in ESPN.com and multiple blogs, all wondering whether the slumping Dodgers would be better served by a new manager.
On Thursday, Bill Plaschke of LA Times and Around the Horn fame hosted Petros and Money while regular host Petros Papadakis was prepping for Friday's Cotton Bowl. Plaschke began the show on a strange note, by talking about the movie Sessions and a Helen Hunt nude scene. Show More Summary
Listeners of the Petros & Money show on KLAC got to hear a different side of Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke on Thursday afternoon. Yeah, yeah, Plaschke did eventually talk about sports, but he opened the show with Matt “Money”...Show More Summary