Michael Phelps' success at last year's Beijing Olympics came with the help of better swimsuit technology.
Coaching icon John Wooden believes optimism is key to coping with today's economy.
Farmers Insurance Group has signed a multi-year agreement to put its corporate logo on the jerseys of the Los Angeles Sparks women's professional basketball team.
Ed Roski Jr.'s dream of bringing the Super Bowl to Los Angeles will have to wait until at least 2014. The NFL announced last week that New Orleans will host the 2013 championship game at the Louisiana Superdome.
An El Segundo technology company has signed a licensing deal that allows it to sell NBA-branded jerseys for $1 each. Trick is they're virtual jerseys for online avatars.
Chivas USA has signed a deal with local TV station KAZA-54 to broadcast eight games in Spanish during the current season, filling in a potentially large coverage gap for the soccer club.
Three USC water polo players hit a home run with a marketing campaign developed to promote Fox Sports West telecasts of Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball.
The Dodgers signed a sponsorship deal with Kaiser Permanente Southern California. But the team lost its deals with Centinela Freeman Hospital Medical Center and California Pizza Kitchen.
When the Los Angeles Dodgers signed an unusual deal in 2007 with the city of Glendale, Ariz., for a gleaming new spring training facility the club expected a windfall.
Ron Turner, architect of major stadium venues including Staples Center, has moved his practice to the Santa Monica office of architecture giant Gensler.
A Raytheon-hosted event brings in a Nascar driver and TV show host to push science and math education.
If soccer star David Beckham leaves the Los Angeles Galaxy for AC Milan prior to the end of his five-year contract, one big loser could be another Los Angeles company: Herbalife Ltd.
HOK drove staff to undergo Leed certification with a Prius
The recession has hit the sports world hard. Even the Super Bowl saw reduced demand for tickets. And cycling has been no exception, with one of the leading American races in Georgia canceled this year.
Downtown businesses now have a new, sports-oriented meeting space that will allow them to take clients and staff to view major local events on huge screens while enjoying a lunch or snacks.
This horse-racing season at Santa Anita Park will last 84 days, but it may get longer next fall with the closure of the track at Hollywood Park, which is scheduled for Aug. 1. As a result, other facilities will expand their seasons because track owners an
The Los Angeles Kings are hoping for some new hockey fans.
Tim Garrett's firm helps young hoopsters export their game to Europe.
The economy is delivering a killer right hook: For the first time ever, a promoter of a marquee boxing match is offering national rebates on its pay-per-view rates.
Beverly Hills-based City National Bank remained the largest bank headquartered in L.A. County, according to the Business Journal's annual list.
Creative Artists Agency remained the largest talent agency in Los Angeles County with 270 agents in its local office, up 15 from a year ago, according to the Business Journal's yearly list.
The piece of jewelry that pro baseball players most desire is a World Series ring. However, Torrance-based Phiten USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Japanese Phiten Co., makes a necklace that has become a trendy fashion accessory for athletes and fans alike. Phi
Beverly Hills-based Platinum Equity tops the Business Journal's list of the largest privately held companies headquartered in L.A. County for the fourth consecutive year.
When the Breeders' Cup arrives at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on Oct. 24-25, it will bring the largest prize purse for any sporting event in the world: $25.5 million awarded over two days of racing.
The Southern California office of architectural giant Gensler tops the Business Journal's list of the largest interior design firms in Los Angeles County.
Pro beach volleyball player Suzanne Stonebarger hopes to enjoy net gains with her skin care line.
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce saw its budget grow to $8.2 million for the 2008 fiscal year, up from $6.2 million in 2007. It remains the largest chamber ranked by budget in Los Angeles County, according to the Business Journal's annual list.
It's the beginning of the game, and Ed Roski Jr. is hoping to catch the kickoff now that the environmental impact report for his proposed City of Industry stadium has been released for public review.
The 1,607 new seats at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum add up to an increase of about $530,000 per season for the University of Southern California athletic department.
San Francisco-based Delta Dental of California remains the largest dental insurer in Los Angeles County with 4.2 million subscribers, according to the Business Journal's annual list
The employee benefits division of accounting giant Deloitte & Touche USA LLP tops the list of employee benefits consultants with 224 employees in L.A. County, according to the Business Journal's annual list
David Simon, now president of the Los Angeles Sports Council, saw Michael Phelps win his eighth gold at the Water Cube in Beijing. It was the culmination of the journey that brought him to China 24 years ago.
The six-mile extension of the Gold Line from Union Station to East Los Angeles is the largest construction project under construction in Los Angeles County.
Oakland-based Kaiser Permanente, the non-profit health provider, remains atop the Business Journal's list of the largest private-sector employers in L.A. County with 36,500 employees locally. That's up 3,716 employees, or 10 percent, from a year ago.
FSN Prime Ticket is jettisoning its "Bruin Mondays" and "Trojan Tuesdays" shows, and combining them in a new format that will go up against "Monday Night Football."
Panda Restaurant Group tops this year's LABJ list of the largest L.A. County businesses owned by women.
Galpin Ford takes over the top spot this year on the LABJ's list of the largest auto dealerships in Los Angeles County
The largest prize purse in the sports world will be awarded at Santa Anita racetrack in Arcadia when the Breeders' Cup World Championships comes to town in October.
Torrance-based Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. has signed on as a sponsor for a triathlon series to promote its hybrids.
City of Commerce-based Speedo has been making waves in competitive swimming with its record-busting LZR Racer suit.
One year later, AEG is reaping the rewards of bringing British soccer star David Beckham to the L.A. Galaxy.
Sports fans in Los Angeles have a new cable channel to watch. Universal Sports debuted last week in Los Angeles on Time Warner Cable Channel 226.
Anschutz Entertainment Group, owner of the Amgen Tour of California cycling competition, is going on a tandem ride.
University of Southern California football players will look bigger and brighter this season, at least to those fans looking up at a new LED video board installed at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Association of Tennis Professionals could be courting controversy at its local tournament courtesy of its main sponsor: Countrywide.
The Los Angeles Avengers play a high-energy brand of football on an indoor 50-yard field. Now, the company is hoping to bring that energy to its fans through a sponsorship agreement with Verve, a new entry on the energy drink market.
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The subprime fallout has pinched some wallets, impacting the 2008 rankings.
The Southern California sporting events industry accounted for $5.1 billion in total economic impact during 2007, according to a study released by the Los Angeles Sports Council.
As the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate the 50th anniversary of the team's move from Brooklyn, local broadcast partners are joining the party.