The Boiling Point

STAR: Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard gets ready to drive in the Raptors 118-109 victory over the reigning-champion Golden State Warriors on May 30. Leonard, the 2014 NBA Finals MVP with the San Antonio Spurs, played a team high 43 minutes and scored 23 points in the game.

CLARA’S CALLS: Happy Endings, and may the Raptors win

June 4, 2019

Acharon acharon haviv. The last one is the most precious. This Rashi perfectly embodies how I feel as I write this last, most precious column. How is...

<strong><span style=CURSE: Since the Chargers arrived, almost every LA team has gotten close to a championship. None has won. " />

COLUMN: Are the Chargers LA’s curse?

March 13, 2019

For the first 15 years of my life, I was football team-less. I rooted for teams here and there -- I had a Manning brothers phase between second and fifth...

Co-Editor-in-Chief Clara Sandler's sports column analyzes current events in the sports world.

CLARA’S CALLS: Kvetch about the present, but kvell for the future

September 7, 2018

As an Ashkenaz Jew, oy vey zmeir is not only part of my vernacular, but perhaps one of my most commonly used phrases. In case you needed to brush up on your Yiddish, oy vey zmeir directl...

Co-Editor-in-Chief Clara Sandler's sports column analyzes current events in the sports world.

COLUMN: Getting lost in the game in times of loss

May 22, 2018

While basketball is definitely not my favorite sport, I do identify as a Laker fan. Being a Laker fan is usually easy, but in recent years, it has been difficult to have ho...

Co-Editor-in-Chief Clara Sandler's sports column analyzes current events in the sports world.

COLUMN: Let’s crush stereotypes

February 8, 2018

My grandmother was the sports fan in my dad’s family. She was born in Dayton, Ohio, and went to Ohio State University, so she was a diehard O...

UNITY: Members of the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars locked arms as one player knelt during the National Anthem before their game against the Baltimore Ravens Sept. 24.

COLUMN: To kneel or not to kneel: that is not the question

October 22, 2017

Around the NFL, players are kneeling during the National Anthem to protest our president and racial discrimination around the United States. Players and owners are uniting to stand up for what they believe, and I support them.

DODGERS: Players rejoice after their 9-3 victory over the Padres on September 25.

COLUMN: Dodgers we love it!

October 2, 2017

When you go to a Dodger game at Dodger Stadium and they win, Randy Newman’s “I Love LA” rings through the stadium. The song is all about LA pride...

Kent's Calls: Bandwagoners miss the point of fandom

Kent’s Calls: Bandwagoners miss the point of fandom

January 23, 2017

What do you do when your team starts losing? Do you remain loyal or do you abandon ship? Fans across the country have been confronted with this question...

Kent's Calls: 2016 Football: Something old, something new

Kent’s Calls: 2016 Football: Something old, something new

November 6, 2016

For me, September is a month of mixed emotions. On the one hand, it’s back to school; on the other hand, it’s football time. I get my favorite spor...