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Magic Johnson one of the new owners of the Los Angeles Sparks?

Since early last month, fans of the Los Angeles Sparks have been waiting, petitioning,  and praying for a Southland miracle to rescue the team from limbo. The WNBA team got blindsided when previous owner/former NBC executive, Paula Madison, and her family investment group, abruptly walked away from the team — tossing the ownership reins back to the league. Now NBA Hall of Famer/entrepreneur, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, has come to the rescue. There are reports out tonight that Johnson and Los Angeles Dodgers chairman, Mark... Read More →

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Latest: Local group interested in Los Angeles Sparks?

There are some rumblings about efforts underway to keep the Los Angeles Sparks in the Southland. That’s something many Sparks fans are hoping will happen and, to let their voices be heard, they’re signing a petition. During the first week of the month, word got out that an investment group, led by former NBC executive, Paula Madison,  had given up ownership of the team and handed it back to the WNBA. Since then, the team’s future has been up in the air. Last week, Golden State Warriors... Read More →

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WNBA looking for new owners for L.A. Sparks — team in limbo

  A lot of talk around the Southland and across the country about this one. The Women’s National Basketball Association is frantically searching for new owners of the Los Angeles Sparks. The local team of talented professional female basketball players was blindsided by their franchise Chairwoman, Paula Williams Madison, and her family firm, Williams Group Holdings LLC. The former NBC executive and her family owned company abruptly bailed out on the Sparks — leaving the team’s future up in the air. “This was a big surprise to us,”... Read More →

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Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss dies

A lot of sadness in Laker land tonight, as folks come to terms with the passing, earlier today, of team owner, Dr. Jerry Buss. At the age of 80 and reportedly after a long battle with cancer, Buss died this morning at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He was the majority owner of the Lakers and is given credit for being the architect of the basketball franchise’s showtime success. He had a Ph.D in physical chemistry and keen business sense. What does this mean for the Lakers? No  change, according to... Read More →

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Photo: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times -- A dejected Kobe Bryant leaves the American Airlines Arena after the Lakers are eliminated from the playoffs in Dallas May 08, 2011

It’s all over for the Lakers! Dallas sweeps L.A.

Photo: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times — A dejected Kobe Bryant leaves the American Airlines Arena after the Lakers are eliminated from the playoffs in Dallas May 08, 2011 An embarrassment for the Lakers today. They got swept from the playoff by the Mavericks in a 122-to-86 rout at American Airlines Arena in Dallas. A disappointing career finisher for coach Phil Jackson. The end of an era for the Lakers and Jackson.   More on the Lakers’ crushing defeat and Jackson’s retirement on The Los Angeles Times website.

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Photo: White House Blog --World Champion Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Cares, and President Obama come together for a day of education and service projects with some Washington DC youngers December 13, 2010

President Obama teams up with the Los Angeles Lakers

The repeat World Champion Los Angeles Lakers went  to the White House to celebrate a championship win last year. So this time around, they did something different to honor their latest accomplishment. Earlier this month, on December 13, the Lakers visited with members of The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington. Part of the time was spent with the kids assembling care packages and writing letters to wounded military men and women, as well as putting together special gift kits for the homeless in DC. For fun, the players and coaches... Read More →

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Photo: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images/Los Angeles Times -- After getting injured in a basketball game, President Obama heads back to the White House with a busted lip in Washington DC, November 26, 2010

Photo Gallery: President Obama gets a high-five & a busted lip

  President Barack Obama probably has a very sore lip today, after being injured in a pick-up basketball game, with friends and White House aides, at Fort McNair in Washington DC, yesterday. During the game, President Obama got elbowed in the  mouth and had to leave because of a busted lip. A short time later, he reportedly received 12 stitches at the White House. The Los Angeles Times has a report today on the incident and the player who whacked the president with his elbow.  Earlier in the week, President Obama had an easier time... Read More →

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The Burbank Leader goes after a blogger UPDATE: June 20, 2010 — A new version of that controversial post is up on Semichorus blog and, you know, it’s more hard hitting than the first. Also, some pretty interesting comments on that post as well.  Check it out here.   Competition in the news biz is fierce, no doubt about it. Nevertheless, I was surprised to see the “Takedown Notice” posted over on the Semichorus blog last night. That notice is from The Burbank Leader and its parent company, The Los... Read More →

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