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Stallings, Hamilton in Bizarro World

Tom Carkeek, Out In Right Field

Here's Hoping Hamilton Finds Hope

Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times

Consider This: St. Louis Raiders

Rob Gloster, Business Week

The narrative: Kevin Stallings is an oppressive, out-of-control coach who rules Vanderbilt basketball with a hand of terror. Wade Baldwin is a petrified freshman just beginning t...(full article)

I’m like everybody else with this Los Angeles thing. I’m on page 24 of a 300-page book, and it’s not all that interesting so far. But I hear the end is compelling, so I’d...(full article)

Two years ago he stood on the precipice of the Happiest Place on Earth. It was Christmas time at a Downtown Disney restaurant in Anaheim, and Josh Hamilton was the star of an Angel...(full article)

Sports conglomerate AEG has pursued the construction of an NFL stadium in Los Angeles for over a decade, and it has become clear that they'll resort to a hilariously deplorable cam...(full article)

(Bloomberg) -- Three National Football League franchises have climbed aboard the new stadium carousel, and they all want to get off in Los Angeles. Since there is only room for two...(full article)

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