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  1. Dodgers' Matt Kemp tapes "Sesame Street" appearance with Abby, El...

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp's pregame routine doesn't normally involve talking to puppets and playing with sippy cups, but that is exactly what he found himself doing Tuesday before the Dodgers played the Angels. Kemp...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2012
  2. Could 'Clipper Darrell' become 'Maverick Darrell'?

    Arash Markazi

    One of Darrell Bailey's favorite stories about being "Clipper Darrell" was when Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban approached him at a game in 2008 and offered him a job to move to Dallas to become "Maverick Darrell." It's story he re-tells in many...

    Blog | Conversation | March 02, 2012
  3. Jimmy Hart recalls his best-known wrestling themes

    Arash Markazi

    When Jimmy Hart was growing up in Memphis, he never thought he'd be involved in professional wrestling, let alone still be carrying around his infamous megaphone, talking about the industry he's been involved in now for over 30 years. Long before H...

    Blog | Conversation | August 15, 2011
  4. Curren Caples is growing up vert

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Curren Caples is in need of new clothes. It's an odd predicament for the 15-year-old skating wunderkind to be in considering he's sponsored by more companies than a NASCAR driver. Yet here he is, standing above the X Games Skateboard P...

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2011
  5. Kobe Bryant meets Rudy Ruettiger, says movie changed life

    Arash Markazi

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Two hours before the Los Angeles Lakers played the Sacramento Kings Wednesday night, a man and his 13-year-old daughter walked up to Kobe Bryant. Bryant had already been on the court for two hours and normally doesn't take a ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 14, 2011
  6. Diane Lane talks about 'Secretariat', her love of horses

    Arash Markazi

    ARCADIA, Calif. -- Diane Lane is sitting at table in the Director's Room of Santa Anita Park, overlooking the race track as the sun begins to set over the San Gabriel Mountains in the distance. She smiles as she gazes at the scene before her, shaking...

    Blog | Conversation | October 08, 2010
  7. Lamar Odom talks about celebrity marriage

    Arash Markazi

    Lamar Odom has heard all the talk about his marriage with reality TV star Khloe Kardashian. Some say he married her to become more famous or promote his new clothing line (which got picked up by boutiques such as Kitson after his marriage). Others sa...

    Blog | Conversation | March 10, 2010
  8. SI swimsuit issue final boarding call

    Arash Markazi

    I've never had the most luck when it comes to air travel. I'm usually the guy who ends up with the middle seat in the back of the plane on a full flight -- even though I reserved a spot on the aisle -- the guy who gets his bags sent to Boston even th...

    Blog | Conversation | February 12, 2010
  9. Larry Holmes and Joe Frazier talk shop

    Arash Markazi

    Larry Holmes is standing in the lobby of a posh hotel in Pasadena belting out an inaudible tune that is only recognizable to him as he laughs in between every other verse. He is making his way around a breakfast buffet table set up near the entrance,...

    Blog | Conversation | February 12, 2010
  10. Markazi: Larry Holmes and Joe Frazier have a lot of history, and ...

    Arash Markazi

    Larry Holmes and Joe Frazier have a lot of history, and a lot of memories to share.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2010
  11. Los Angeles Bills? Are you serious?

    Arash Markazi

    Los Angeles Bills. There's just something wrong about that name. Maybe it's because "Buffalo Bill" has as much to do with Los Angeles as Bill Russell. Maybe it's because the Bills have resided in Buffalo, N.Y., for the past 50 seasons. Or maybe it'...

    Blog | Conversation | January 22, 2010
  12. Kobe Bryant hams it up with George Lopez

    Arash Markazi

    George Lopez enters the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood as if he's preparing for a championship fight or an audition for the Rockettes. It isn't quite clear which one as he jumps up and down and throws a couple punches before kicking his right...

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2010
  13. Behind the scenes at the 'Beef Bowl'

    Arash Markazi

    Ohio State coach Jim Tressel seems like a nice guy but I'm glad he's not my coach. If he were, there's no way I would be here, walking into Lawry's The Prime Rib with the Ohio State football team wearing jeans for the annual Beef Bowl before the Rose...

    Blog | Conversation | December 30, 2009