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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is making a pitch to have the 2024 Olympics in Los Angeles.
lscott July 24, 2014 at 04:21 pm
Oy.... this is bad bad idea for a city that already has TREMENDOUS traffic issues, incredible stateRead More & city debt and a lack of space. Garcetti.... I think we have other issues that warrant your attention in this city.
Kyle Jonathan Chang July 24, 2014 at 06:44 pm
Absolutely Los Angeles should host the 2024 Summer Olympics !
Bryan Stow was beaten and severely injured at Dodgers Stadium in March 2011. A jury has found the Dodgers business entity negligent in its security for the stadium. Patch file photo.
Laura Tollefson July 10, 2014 at 08:12 am
About 20 years ago, my husband was hit in the face by a drunk dodger fan and the man continued untilRead More I showed up in front of the man---Pregnant--two weeks due and was yelling and asking him what he was doing and why he had hit my husband in the face. Someone from dodger stadium came and wrote the incident down but nothing happened---No apology---nothing. The guys simply hit him because the dodger ticket agent was taking too long---so he hit my husband in the face. I'm glad this has happened to the dodgers.
Douglas Quillin July 10, 2014 at 08:38 am
This article is a little confusing. LA Times says the jury found the Dodgers "shared just 25%Read More of the liability for Stow's injuries." Still, the law requires they pay for all of the injury expense. Well, I'm no lawyer!
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Frank McCourt, former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Photo credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Mary July 9, 2014 at 03:29 pm
Didn't they say Brian was dead drunk egging these guys on? Where's his culpability in all this? GoneRead More are the days when we took responsibility for our actions.
George July 9, 2014 at 04:32 pm
I never heard that but if true a appeal will happen if there is any justice.
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Douglas Quaid July 10, 2014 at 01:08 pm
Glad to see limits (hopefully) being place on high school football. The research shows time andRead More time again the damage being done to the human brain after consistent hits to the head. Minimizing the risk seems like the natural and best thing to do.
JMarsh July 10, 2014 at 02:15 pm
I totally agree with limiting the chance of brain trauma. One thing we need to remember is thatRead More junior high and high school students' brains are still developing.
Giorgio C. July 10, 2014 at 04:39 pm
For those who think it is ok for your kid to get their brain throttled, do you support their use ofRead More drugs, too? Mixed messages.
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George June 19, 2014 at 09:50 am
Use to like the Dodger until racist Magic Johnson got involved with ownership of the team. I can'tRead More stand that guy! Such a hypocrite!
Laura June 19, 2014 at 04:08 pm
It was a no-hitter - it just wasn't a perfect game. And yes, I agree that this is inexcusable. We'reRead More missing what very well could be Vin Scully's final season. I blame the Dodgers ownership for asking the absurdly high fee that Time Warner was dumb enough to pay. I don't blame the other providers a bit for not going along. The Dodgers obviously don't care about having an audience, as long as they've already got that audience's money.
George June 20, 2014 at 12:41 am
Shame on hypocrite Magic Johnson!
George June 12, 2014 at 11:50 pm
Never believed in marriages for the obvious reasons. Marriage is ONLY good for women & children.Read More Most men who get married regret it. Men get sc+ewed by women when divorce comes.
Stop Noise Pollution June 15, 2014 at 07:43 pm
This is a sickening a white man says the "N" word as they call it and he's incompetentRead More because he doesn't say it using the right inflection but if a black man says it its A ok as long as he uses it properly. You people that buy into this are all MORONS.
George June 15, 2014 at 10:41 pm
Never once in the illegal recording of the private conversation between Mr. Sterling and the paidRead More hooker did he refer to black people as ni__ers. He referred to them as black people which is acceptable. He was upset that the whore he see's regularly wanted to bring her black male friends to his teams games. He didn't like that as the whores attention would be with them and not him. He was ticked naturally! The media made a huge ordeal over nonsense. They made a mountain out of a mole hill because they hate him and have wanted to get back at Mr. Sterling for a long, long time. Magic Johnson, Al Sharpton Oprah Winfrey and the rest sit around and wait for a famous white person to misspeak and pounce. You know darn well they have said worse about white people in private conversations. Such hypocrites!
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William Bergmann June 9, 2014 at 09:37 am
What a joke! A pretend position to alleviate her embarrassment in losing the team. Talk aboutRead More wearing out your welcome? This is laughable.
mimi June 9, 2014 at 11:33 am
What a wretched couple! No amount of charitable donations (past, present and future) will everRead More compensate for the pain and suffering inflicted on innocent people, including their own children. Too little, too late.
tony June 10, 2014 at 07:24 pm
Is it just me or am i so disgusted with this on going saga with the Sterlings. One day they agree toRead More sell next day Donald is suing the NBA. Following day Shelly agrees to sell for 2 Bil. Following day Donald wants to sue Shelly. Is this legal system that crazy or are these money blood sucking attorneys carrying this on to continue billing these millions in legal fees. Take advantage of these incompetent old people and bleed them dry. Other hand, not a bad idea. Get these idiots out of lives. All of them. Stop it already.
Donald Sterling. Patch file photo.
tony June 5, 2014 at 08:48 am
2 Bil richer. Could not have happened to a nicer, more deserving JERK!!!!! Racist, Slumlord,Read More Adulterer, ASS! Now he has to pay 600 million in taxes? Govt. should take it all. Take it and launch yourself a one way ticket to Mars Don't let the cockpit door hit you on the way up.
George June 5, 2014 at 11:03 am
I am saddened by this latest development but I understand that Mr. Sperling is an elderly manRead More suffering a hideous illness. Alzheimer's is a terrible disease. Glad the NBA came to their sense and tossed out the silly trumped up charges. Shameful! Just know you have many fan's Mr. Sperling. Enjoy your twilight years and be happy!
tony June 5, 2014 at 11:09 am
Poor guy
California Chrome. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Geoff Burton May 30, 2014 at 10:20 pm
Go California Chrome
robin May 31, 2014 at 09:57 am
cruel sport... Horses that don't make the track are slaughtered or abandoned. As with anyRead More equistrain "events' horses are mistreated so bad it makes the heart sink.
A Delargo June 4, 2014 at 01:59 pm
WHAAAAAA !
Steve Ballmer. Patch file photo.
George May 30, 2014 at 01:57 pm
I like Ben's sense of humor! I'll bring da weenies & you bring da buns.
myedor June 8, 2014 at 12:46 pm
The sale was overpriced and Steve has no idea how to run the team. Just because he's got money doesRead More not insure his wired with the proper agenda for the best interest of the team...
George June 8, 2014 at 01:23 pm
Don is still ticked that the hypocritical NBA is still demanding the fine they feel he owes. He isRead More now saying bhe might prevent sale or tie it up in court and fight the NBA decision.
Los Angeles Convention Center. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
tony May 28, 2014 at 08:51 am
What a freaking sports town we live in here in LA No pro football for 20+ years and now no DodgerRead More broadcasts to 70% of the fans here. JOKE! WHAT A FREAKING JOKE!!!!!!!!! Once again, just shows the STUPIDITY AND IGNORANCE being reflected on this great city.
Donald Sterling. Patch file photo.
George May 28, 2014 at 11:18 pm
Where is Barbara Peterson's truthful comment? I see that patch.com cencors it member comments. TheyRead More are supportive to num nutz Obamamy. Any right minded people who can see this scandal RE Donald Sterling was manufactured by Magic Johnson and the gang of rick N's including talk show fatty Oprah Winfrey. She along with Al Sharpton was the biggest hypocrites that EVER walked this planet. All made rich by white America yet they resent white people. Oprah build a school in Africa for girl. No whites allowed. Why couldn't she build a school herein America the country that made her rich for all races of children? The talk show fatty is such an egomaniac she has a magazine and she is on the cover every issue. If they does not prove how full of herself she is I do not know what does.
Penny Arévalo May 29, 2014 at 06:05 am
A portion of Barbara's comments violated our Terms of Use. She is welcome to repost them without theRead More violation. Our TOU can be found at the bottom of every page on Patch. You all agreed to them when you signed on.
Barbara Peterson May 29, 2014 at 04:42 pm
You're part of the media and you back that slimy rat 100%, that's why You delete and cover up forRead More him. Wait till the blacks jump on whites…oh, but you're hispanic so you're safe.
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George May 24, 2014 at 11:41 am
I don't blame him for ordering the sale of the team. They stink anyways! Who needs the hassleRead More anyway. He's rich and older. Let some N's buy the team. Mostly their kind in the NBA anyway.
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Desert Rat May 28, 2014 at 03:15 pm
It is a bit of a quantum leap to equate a rich celebrity cheating on their wife with some other goodRead More looking female who is either a willing sex partner, or a gold digger looking for a pay day, with a rapist. Rape is usually about revenge, power, anger, payback, etc. Tiger Woods and the others had sex with a lot of other good looking women because they could. Apples and oranges. And just curious Bob the dentist, how are you such an expert on rape? You admit to never having been raped, yet you are so quick to opine that just because somebody finds her story to have some credibility issues, you assume they are chauvinistic, misogynistic, and uneducated? Or have we arrived at the point where any female who makes an allegation should automatically be believed?
Desert Rat May 28, 2014 at 03:16 pm
It is a bit of a quantum leap to equate a rich celebrity cheating on their wife with some other goodRead More looking female who is either a willing sex partner, or a gold digger looking for a pay day, with a rapist. Rape is usually about revenge, power, anger, payback, psychological issues, etc. Tiger Woods and the others had sex with a lot of other good looking women because they liked sex and they could. Apples and oranges. And just curious Bob the dentist, how are you such an expert on rape? You admit to never having been raped, yet you are so quick to opine that just because somebody finds her story to have some credibility issues, you assume they are chauvinistic, misogynistic, and uneducated? Or have we arrived at the point where any female who makes an allegation should automatically be believed?
Bob Perkins DDS May 28, 2014 at 03:48 pm
Desert Rat....Let me clarify..I am not equating rape with high risk sex...I was only saying thatRead More many men, in the celebrity life and otherwise, will risk everything, their careers, etc., to have sex....be it consensual or non consensual. As far as assuming that the women is telling the truth...I have no idea....without more info it would be presumptuous of me to assume anything...it is true, however, that many many men get away with rape, mostly recently Jameis Winston...the evidence against is hard to refute.....I would guess that very few rapes get reported as a percentage of total rapes...the statistics bare this out...and even fewer rapes, still, are prosecuted...thus, not too much fear of any athlete being sent to jail for rape. Mike Tyson is the only one I can think of though I am sure there must be others....
Donald Sterling. Patch file photo.
Wolfman May 22, 2014 at 08:20 am
what did he say that was racist under free speach
Barbara Peterson June 1, 2014 at 09:25 pm
We're losing our free speech….and that "ho" had him set up. I wish Donald all theRead More luck on this.
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George May 20, 2014 at 06:42 pm
Nothing happened to the official who called Obama a nigger. He did not even apologize. Now compareRead More that to a basketball owner who in a private conversation, secretly recorded mind you, with his lady love who is half black for her not to bring black people to his games. Sterling never called black people niggers in the recording.
mimi May 21, 2014 at 11:02 am
Sterling has a documented history of discrimination against minority groups. The phone conversationRead More tape is not the reason he is being ousted. It was the red flag. It was followed up by intelligent research into his past PUBLIC behavior and business practices, all of which revealed bigotry and racism. He has the dubious distinction of holding the record for the greatest number of fair housing violations, as well as the largest monetary fine enforced by the California legal system. The point is Sterling's actions make him a criminal. His conversations make him a racist. Any other conclusion is mindless spin.
George May 21, 2014 at 11:18 am
Obviously he is not a racist as he has a black hooker as a bed partner. He likes blacks. He did notRead More want to share her attention with her black friends thus he said DO NOT BRING YOUR BLACK FRIENDS TO MY GAMES period! Also, it is not illegal to be a racist. Lots of people are. The cases regarding his treatment of his tenants in these apartment buildings he owns has nothing to do with the NBA's silly decision to continue this stand when the courts will ultimately side with Mr. Sterling. You can not force people to sell property. This is America!
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Alan Vanderbilt June 11, 2014 at 04:13 pm
Parents ruin sports..
sportsnut July 14, 2014 at 04:39 am
Alan I agree. Parents coach to get their kids and kids friends a leg up. Kids are choosen too basedRead More on parents and kids being friends. Take AAU and All-Stars and positions in each sport. Parents coach because they want their kid in prime positions, kids are friends with certain kids or because a family does not like someone but the kid has talent not playing. You need "out of area" coaches to come and determine if a kid is "that good" to be at the next level not "locals" whom coach because that is the only way the kid will get playing time.
CowDung July 23, 2014 at 07:20 am
sportsnut: Seems like a perfect opportunity for you to get involved in coaching... If nothingRead More else, becoming a coach will give you a voice in the league to lobby for equal playing time for all kids, and rotation of positions--particularly at the lower levels.
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