Whicker: Dennis Schröder makes Lakers more interesting and volatile

Whicker: Dennis Schröder makes Lakers more interesting and volatile

Anyone who had an iron in a basketball fire was in Portland for the Nike Hoop Summit. It was mid-April 2013, the same event that Dirk Nowitzki had launched 15 years earlier. Now the scouts were eager to see Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins and…

Whicker: Rams bite the dust in another tug-of-war with the physical 49ers

Whicker: Rams bite the dust in another tug-of-war with the physical 49ers

In the tightening NFC West, the Seattle Seahawks play San Francisco in the 15th game. The Arizona Cardinals play against San Francisco in the 16th game. They like that. The rams are done with San Francisco. They really like that. Styles make fights in professional…

Whicker: UCLA, Pepperdine remind us of college basketball’s good tidings

Whicker: UCLA, Pepperdine remind us of college basketball’s good tidings

Once again, the score filtered east, through time zones, spreading news that Pepperdine and Colbey could play Ross. The Waves, already aware of this, stared through the windows of their bus north to the highway late Friday afternoon. “They were ticked,” said Pepperdine coach Lorenzo…

Whicker: Kevin Rooney’s first year off the sidelines has been as strange as all of ours

Whicker: Kevin Rooney’s first year off the sidelines has been as strange as all of ours

There is never enough time until there is too much. Kevin Rooney had no intention of retiring when he did. For 40 years he coached Notre Dame High in Sherman Oaks, winning four titles in the southern section. His players were asked to get good…

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