FROM Ramona Shelburne
The Sterlings Battle in Court Over Future of the Clippers Attorneys for Donald and Shelly Sterling will make closing arguments Monday in a probate case to determine if Shelly legally removed Donald from the family trust so she could sell the Clippers for $2 billion. If Shelly wins, her lawyer will ask the judge for a ruling that won’t let Donald delay the transaction with an emergency appeal. Ramona Shelburne is covering the case for ESPN.
When Will the Rest of LA Get to Watch the Dodgers from Home? The Dodgers have emerged from bankruptcy in the Frank McCourt era with a team that shows signs of being a contender. But a substantial number of Major League Baseball's most loyal fans won't be able to watch them on TV. They have a new 24/7 Channel called SportsNet LA , bought by Time Warner for $8.35 billion over 25 years, but most of the LA market doesn't have Time Warner TV.
Kobe Bryant Returns to the Lakers One of LA's most highly anticipated recent sports events was Kobe Bryant's return to the Lakers after almost eight months off the court with a torn Achilles tendon. Ramona Shelburne covers basketball and other sports for ESPN .
First up for the Dodgers, the Atlanta Braves The team with the highest payroll in baseball started off with a thud, and wallowed in last place in the National League’s Western Division ‘til late in June. Then, something happened. And tonight, they’re playing their first game of the playoffs in Atlanta.
Prospects for Lakers and Kobe Bryant after His Achilles Rupture The LA Lakers defeated the San Antonio Spurs last night at Staples Center, a surprise for more than one reason. The Spurs have the much better record this season. But, more importantly, the Lakers were one man short: the man who's been playing almost every minute of every recent game — even when team officials wished that he wouldn't. Kobe Bryant is out for the season and maybe longer than that.
How About Them Clippers, Lakers, and Kings? The Dodgers and Lakers have made LA a great sports town, but the Dodgers aren’t playing and the Lakers are losing. Last year, the Los Angeles Kings stunned the world of ice hockey by winning the Stanley Cup, and this year, the Clippers have one of the top records in the National Basketball League. It’s all about the Clippers and the Stanley-Cup winning Kings. So what's happening with the Lakers? We talk sports.
Lakers Make a Fresh Start with Mike Brown Mike Brown hasn’t signed his contract yet, but he’s already said, “I am excited to help carve my own path with this team going forward.” He hasn’t spoken to Kobe Bryant, and Kobe’s declined to comment so far.
Champion Los Angeles Lakers on Parade In downtown LA this morning, an estimated 65,000 emotional but orderly fans turned out to celebrate NBA championship Los Angeles Lakers . There were just nine arrests for fighting and disturbing the peace. Some of the team members talked to Ramona Shelburne, a columnist with ESPN Los Angeles .
It's Playoff Time for Major League Baseball The Los Angeles Dodgers are at it again, facing off against the St. Louis Cardinals for a shot at the World Series. With 95 wins, LA's boys in blue have the best record in the National League, but that's not making them a favorite. Ramona Shelburne was at the stadium as Manny Ramirez and company were getting ready for tonight's game .
Say It Ain't So, Manny “It's a tragedy. It's a shame. My sense, is, it's a great embarrassment on Major League Baseball.” Those words from the Obama White House today as press secretary Robert Gibbs responded to the 50-game suspension of Dodger hero Manny Ramirez .
Angels Starting Pitcher Killed in Car Crash Last night, Nick Adenhart threw six shut-out innings for the Angeles of Anaheim. At age 24, he was making his fourth Major League start. Hours later, Adenhart died after a three-vehicle hit-and-run crash. Ramona Shelburne is sports columnist for the Daily News .
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.