Mike DiGiovanna, Los Angeles Times

Mike DiGiovanna

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Recent articles by Mike:

Dodgers and Angels step up workouts at their stadiums in anticipation of a season

The Dodgers and Angels are among at least eight MLB teams to increase baseball activities in the last week at their home stadiums and spring training sites. → Read More

Joe Maddon is 66 and Dave Roberts had cancer. Is it safe for them to manage now?

People older than 65 or with health conditions are at higher risk from coronavirus. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and Angels manager Joe Maddon have concerns. → Read More

MLB safety protocols for potential season: no high-fives, plenty of COVID-19 tests

Major League Baseball's proposed safety protocols to play a season during the COVID-19 pandemic include plenty of do's (testing) and dont's (high-fives, hugs). → Read More

Baseball in 100-degree heat? Arizona plan for MLB games a tough sell

Potentially playing games in the middle of the scorching Arizona summer is just one of the issues MLB will need to figure out before the season starts. → Read More

How a golf caddie academy got low-income kids into college

A scholarship program of the Western Golf Assn. for youth caddies has proved successful on many fronts for six high school students in the L.A. area. → Read More

Dodgers and Angels say staging games without fans would require extensive personnel

Team presidents Stan Kasten of the Dodgers and John Carpino of the Angels agree a lot of essential employees are needed to hold games in empty stadiums. → Read More

Despite criticism ahead of draft, LSU safety Grant Delpit says he can tackle NFL

Despite criticism about his tackling, LSU safety Grant Delpit is expected to be a late first-round pick in the NFL draft. → Read More

NFL draft: Iowa's A.J. Epenesa is ready to take next step

As with his father, A.J. Epenesa was a standout defensive lineman at Iowa. Now he's expected to be a first-or-second-round pick in the NFL draft. → Read More

NFL draft: LSU's Kristian Fulton makes most of second chance

LSU's Kristian Fulton was suspended for the 2017 season for tampering with a urine sample. He's bounced back nicely ahead of the 2020 NFL draft. → Read More

NFL draft: Tua Tagovailoa confident he's not a risky pick

Tua Tagovailoa showed at Alabama he can excel in big games, but questions about the quarterback's injury history has drawn extra scrutiny from NFL teams. → Read More

NFL draft: Tristan Wirfs looks to pay back mother's sacrifices

With his blend of strength, athleticism and technique, Iowa's Tristan Wirfs is expected to be one of the first two offensive linemen picked in the NFL draft. → Read More

NFL draft: Ross Blacklock just couldn't follow father's path

TCU defensive tackle and NFL prospect Ross Blacklock tried to be a basketball standout like his father, Jimmy, but the game was 'too soft' for him. → Read More

NFL draft: Jordan Love has skills, but QB's picks a concern

Utah State quarterback Jordan Love's mobility and arm strength have wowed NFL scouts, but a statistical drop in his final college season raises flags. → Read More

Kenneth Murray Jr. faced childhood challenges that made him a man on the field

Oklahoma star Kenneth Murray Jr., one of the top inside linebackers in the 2020 NFL draft, learned to be a leader and more while helping raise three siblings with special needs. → Read More

Staying for senior season at Oregon supports draft stock for quarterback Justin Herbert

Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert could have been a top 10 pick in the 2019 draft, but he decided to stay in college and his stock remains high for 2020 draft. → Read More

Ohio State's Chase Young in rush to show NFL what he can do

Chase Young is not expected to be the first pick in the NFL draft, but the Ohio State edge rusher has no doubt he is worthy of that distinction. → Read More

Korean Baseball Organization is back on the field, but the turf is precarious

One player testing positive for COVID-19 could again shut down the Korean Baseball Organization, which is set to begin exhibition games April 21. → Read More

Olympic swimmer Bruce Furniss recovering in hospital after massive heart attack

After suffering a massive heart attack, Olympic swimmer Bruce Furniss of Villa Park has taken “a major turn for the better” and is expected to make a full recovery. → Read More

Dodgers snapshot: Nomomania grips L.A. and Japan when Hideo Nomo dominates in 1995

The Dodgers' Hideo Nomo, with a quirky windup and devastating forkball, pioneered Japanese players coming to the U.S. by quickly becoming an All-Star. → Read More

Scott Boras pitches 162-game MLB schedule with a World Series game on Christmas

Sports agent Scott Boras let Major League Baseball know about his idea for how baseball can maintain the integrity of its 162-game schedule and playoff system. → Read More