UFC on FOX 4 – Preview and Predictions

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When the UFC signed a big money, multi-year deal with FOX late last year it was a heralded as a new day for the sport of mixed martial arts. Long a staple in Las Vegas, the sport had spent the past five years gaining popularity around the world and now it would be on network TV.
Things [...]

Dana White wants Forrest Griffin to retire, plus other UFC notes

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UFC returns to downtown LA on Saturday night for a light-heavyweight filled card that will be broadcast by FOX network. The world’s fastest growing professional sports league made it’s debut at Staples Center in 2006 with a card that featured octagon legend Royce Gracie. Three years later, they returned with what ended up being a [...]

Post-game notes (2 of 2): Coyotes at Kings 9/21/2011

Earlier we posted the recap from game one of the Kings – Coyotes split-squad game over in Arizona.
Here are ten post-game notes from the second contest, this one was in downtown Los Angeles…
* Slava Voynov looked strong throughout the game. He scored the Kings only goal in regulation (a power play marker at 5:53 [...]

POLL: Looking forward to what at LA Kings HockeyFest?

HockeyFest 2011 is this Sunday and it marks the official end of summer…or more importantly, the return of hockey!
Now, I didn’t include ‘the announcement of Drew Doughty signing’ in the poll because I’ll assume that would be the winner – in a landslide.
Instead, selecting from the events actually on the schedule (published earlier today here), [...]

LA Kings HockeyFest 2011 – schedule and past notes

For the third straight year, HockeyFest is on the move.
And if it’s anything like the prior two, this is a can’t miss event for Los Angeles Kings fans.
Each year the event has been tweaked slightly, largely based on feedback by fans and players attending the event.
What started out at LA Live in 2009, then moved [...]

Moreau’s highs and lows from Edmonton and Columbus

A few days ago Ethan Moreau got his first taste of being inside Staples Center as a member of the Kings. It between observing the work being done to the ice and taking photos with other guests, he shared several thoughts about signing his recent deal with Los Angeles.
First off, even though it’s a [...]

VIDEO: LA Kings ice comes to life for 2011-12 NHL season

As most of you know from following along on twitter and facebook, there was a little bit of an NHL season kick-off at Staples Center on Wednesday afternoon. Ethan Moreau, Luc Robitaille, Bailey and others were on hand for part of the ice preparation leading up to the 2011-12 season.
Earlier, I posted some pictures from the [...]

Dodgers’ Tony Gwynn remembers LA Kings ’93 playoff run

Last month Dodgers’ first baseman James Loney and outfielder Matt Kemp stopped by MayorsManor to share a few thoughts on hockey.
As you may recall, Loney is eager to not only come out to Staples Center for a game, but he wants to suit up and take part in warm-ups. Meanwhile, the always laid-back Kemp [...]

Interview with pro wrestling legend Nick Bockwinkel

Marty O’Neill with Nick Bockwinkel(photo: WrestlingClassics.com)

A sold out throng of fans packed Staples Center last night for the WWE’s annual SummerSlam event. It was a glitzy affair, attended by many athletes and celebrities – including NHL defenseman Sheldon Souray sitting in the front row.
It wasn’t that surprising really, as there’s always been a loose [...]

Luc Robitaille talks how and why LA Kings changed jerseys

…to sell more jerseys.
Of course, that’s the obvious answer.
However, if you’re reading this article, you probably want to understand some of the process and thoughts behind the change. So, here goes…
Last night, during a long one-on-one conversation with Luc Robitaille, Kings President of Business Operations, the team’s new jersey was the first topic covered.
“When [...]