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Column: Olympic boycott chatter shouldn't go any further

It may have been a slip of the tongue, or perhaps a bit of miscommunication in a new administration. That’s little consolation to hundreds of potential Olympians around the country. ...

Column: Ping Pong Diplomacy resonates a half century later

They were an unlikely group of trailblazing diplomats, including the 15-year-old who knew only that China was a big country filled with communists — and really good pingpong players. ...

Column: Woods deserves privacy, but public has right to know

I’m not all that familiar with law enforcement in Los Angeles, especially at the top levels. For all I know, Sheriff Alex Villanueva might be great in reducing crime, though he does appear to be a lit...

Column: Tyson, Holyfield and a walk down memory lane

The word on the street — actually, on social media — is that Mike Tyson may get in the ring with Evander Holyfield for a third time. Right now, Holyfield’s ears are safe but there’s money to be made a...

Column: Bigger bases? Bring them on but baseball needs more

That baseball is in serious need of change isn’t really in dispute. Even the most rabid fans grumble that the game is stagnant and one dimensional, sorely missing the strategies and nuances that in da...

Column: Patriots reboot, but enough to win without Brady?

Watching Tom Brady win a Super Bowl while his own team floundered should have been enough to put a scowl on Bill Belichick’s face, assuming there wasn’t one already permanently attached. ...

Column: Marvelous Marvin Hagler got his break and cashed in

The 1970s were coming to a close when Bob Arum, fresh off promoting a pair of fights between Muhammad Ali and Leon Spinks, checked his mail one morning to find a letter from two Massachusetts politici...

Column: A feel-good start to a feel-good baseball season

Trey Mancini stepped up to the plate for the first time since discovering a cancer that could have killed him. Tommy Pham got a couple of at-bats in after a stabbing that nearly did ...

Column: Tiger Woods survives but his career might not

The sheared-off front of the wrecked SUV told part of the story, and the officers on the scene filled in the rest. Tiger Woods was lucky to be alive, they said, thanks to modern safety technology and ...

Column: Meyer should know by now he's not in college anymore

If nothing else, Urban Meyer should know by now that he’s not in college anymore. The fact he didn’t seem to grasp that before his ill-advised hire of controversial strength coach Ch...

Column: On eve of Super Bowl, Goodell takes a victory lap

The victory lap Roger Goodell took from the podium Thursday in Tampa Bay was hardly unexpected — and surely not unwarranted. He and the NFL have a lot to crow about on the eve of the Super Bowl, and t...

Column: Athletes can get in line for vaccines like everyone

The world may yet gather in Tokyo this summer for an Olympics already postponed once because of the pandemic. Listen to Olympic officials, and it’s almost a certainty. Thomas Bach ma...

Column: Brady moves on, making history with every throw

Tom Brady is one win away from the Super Bowl, two wins away from a seventh ring. If that doesn’t get you excited about the final weeks of the strangest NFL season ever, perhaps the ...

Column: Baseball a better game because Lasorda was in it

Tommy Lasorda loved the game of baseball more than anything. If it was somehow possible, he loved the Dodgers even more. Lasorda lived his life wrapped in Dodger B...

Column: A woman in charge, and it's about time

On the day she officially became a trailblazer in Major League Baseball, Kim Ng remembered the little girl who played stickball on the streets of Queens. At the time her gender wasn’...