Dodgers win first World Series title since 1988; Los Angeles defeats Tampa Bay to end a pandemic-shortened season

All year long, from February when the coronavirus outbreak was a concept beyond our imaginations and a shutdown was inconceivable, until Tuesday night, the Dodgers believed this was the year. This was the year those hovering ghosts — produced by annual heartbreak the last seven years — would vanish. This was the year they would add another round of World Series highlights to the 1988 reel that grows grainier each passing autumn. This was the year and this was the team to finally end a championship drought going on 32 years.

Dodgers one win from title after 32 years and more than $3.6B

ARLINGTON, Texas — Since Orel Hershiser struck out Oakland’s Tony Phillips for the final out of the 1988 World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers have played 5,014 regular-season games and 113 more in the postseason in pursuit of their next title. They have spent $3.69 billion in player payroll over 32 seasons.

The Bright Side: How to survive anything

If you were 106 years old and still motoring along, the younger people of today might ask how you survived the Spanish Flu of 2018. The Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club survived the 1918 pandemic, but given the state of the economy during our current pandemic, one must wonder “how?”

University of Hawaii secures first win in Graham era

FRESNO, Calif. — You always remember your first. And for veteran head football coach Todd Graham that memory will be a fond one after the University of Hawaii secured a rare road win over rival Fresno State at empty Bulldog Stadium on an early evening in central California.