<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Sports]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/sports http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:11:18 -0700 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:11:18 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA["Polite" Librarians Talk World Series Smack]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:59:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lib-th.jpg
You know things are getting intense when public librarians begin talking smack about the World Series. In a series of back-and-forth tweets, the city librarians in San Francisco and Kansas City began...
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<![CDATA[Cowboys Waive Michael Sam]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:37:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GERRY_MCCARTHY__1409761483_39578161-620x503.jpg
The Dallas Cowboys have waived defensive end Michael Sam from the team's practice squad.

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<![CDATA["Saved My Life": Trusty Lab Serves Diabetic Football Kicker]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:28:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/10-20-14_astro+service+dog+challenge+spotlight.jpg
Pacing the sidelines of Upland High School’s football field, Astro keeps a close eye on kicker Luke Van Ginkel.

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<![CDATA[LA Kings' Slava Voynov Suspended by NHL]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:16:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/191*120/10-20-2014-kings-voynov.jpg
The National Hockey League took swift action Monday in response to the arrest of the Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov, suspending the 24-year-old defenseman indefinitely pending a domestic...

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<![CDATA[Video: Kobe Bryant's Expletive Message to Rookie]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:54:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Kobe-Bryant-warns-Lakers-Rookie-Randle.jpg
Lakers star Kobe Bryant used adult language to tell rookie Julius Randle that he would be an "idiot" to waste his purple and golden opportunity with Lakers.

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<![CDATA[Lakers Play Defense, Comeback Against Jazz]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:56:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Lakers-rookie-julius-Randle.jpg
The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Utah Jazz 98-91 on Sunday night, as Kobe Bryant led the way with 26 points, Carlos Boozer chipped in 19 points and nine rebounds and rookie Julius Randle made his presence felt on...

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<![CDATA[Roggin's Heroes: Week 7]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:57:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ROGGINS_HEROES_10-19-2014_1200x675_345169987515.jpg
They're the best of the best in Southern California high school football. Watch the Week 7 edition of Roggin's Heroes, broadcast Sunday Oct. 19, 2014 on NBC4.]]>
<![CDATA[Football Player's Service Dog Ready for Big Catch]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:16:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/196*120/10-20-2014-dog-challenge-diabetes.jpg
A high school football player's service dog is trained to sense dangerous blood-sugar levels. After two years of training, Astro was ready to alert his best friend. Mario Solis reports for NBC4 on Sunday Oct 19,...

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<![CDATA[Best of NFL: Week 7]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:38:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/457509990.jpg
Don't miss the most dramatic images from the seventh week of the 2014 NFL season.

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<![CDATA[MMA Fighter "War Machine" Attempts Suicide in Jail]]> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:54:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/War-Machine-vegas-MMA.jpg
A professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter, accused of beating his porn star ex-girlfriend and one of her male friends, tried to commit suicide in a Las Vegas jail, authorities said.

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<![CDATA[Lakers Blown Out, But Kobe Solid]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:03:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Lakers-Jazz-Kobe-Bryant-27-points.jpg
The Los Angeles Lakers lost their third straight preseason game, but Kobe Bryant looked stellar and scored 27 points on the night.

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<![CDATA[Lakers Not All-In on Steve Nash]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:19:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/186973645.jpg
Considering the stable of point guards on the roster, the Los Angeles Lakers should not be overly concerned or surprised with Steve Nash's battles with injury.

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<![CDATA[Dodgers Need to Keep Don Mattingly]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:49:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/mattd+copy.jpg
Despite talk of his possible departure, the Dodgers would be best served to keep Don Mattingly in the manager's chair.

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<![CDATA[Dodgers Shake Up Front Office After Post-Season Exit]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:08:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/207*120/10-14-2014-andrew-friedman-rays-dodgers.jpg
The Dodgers have hired Andrew Friedman for the new position of president of baseball operations, while current general manger Ned Colletti will stay on as a senior adviser to team president and CEO Stan Kasten.

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<![CDATA[Randle Faces Shoplifting Charge]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:31:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/joseph-randle-mugshot-inset.jpg
Frisco police say they arrested Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle for allegedly shoplifting $123 in underwear and cologne Monday night at Stonebriar Centre Mall. According to police, Randle, 22,...

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<![CDATA[Report Links GoPro to Brain Injury]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:12:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP886669197394.jpg
GoPro shares tumbled after reports linked the sports-camera maker to the ski accident of retired Formula 1 race car driver Michael Schumacher, sparking safety questions about the use of the

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<![CDATA[Air Force Captain Proposes to Cheerleader During Game]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:05:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/457130192.jpg
The Arizona Cardinals may have defeated the Washington Redskins on Sunday, but Cardinals cheerleader Claire Thorton, 23, was the big winner when her Air Force Captain boyfriend got down on one knee during...

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<![CDATA[Roggin's Heroes: Week 6]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:56:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/205*120/roggins+heroes+logo+challenge.jpg
They're the best of the best in Southern California high school football. Watch the Week 6 edition of Roggin's Heroes, broadcast Sunday Oct. 12, 2014.]]>
<![CDATA[Never Count Stafon Johnson Out]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:56:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/10-12-2014-stafon-johnson.jpg
If things had gone as planned, Stafon Johnson would now be flourishing in the NFL. Unfortunately, a series of injuries cut his career short and while many in his position would have become bitter and resentful...

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<![CDATA[Cardinals Edge Giants to Tie NLCS ]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 06:08:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/457139424.jpg
The St. Louis Cardinals have evened the National League Championship Series 1-1 after three late homers fueled St. Louis to a 5-4 walk-off win over the San Francisco Giants. Cardinals outfielder Kolten...

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<![CDATA[Oakland Raiders Fans Egg San Diego Chargers Bus]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:39:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/raiders_bus_image.jpg
A rude welcome Sunday by Oakland Raiders fans when the San Diego Chargers' team bus showed up at the Coliseum.

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<![CDATA[Best of NFL: Week 6]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:36:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP583404611673.jpg
Don't miss the most dramatic images from the sixth week of the 2014 NFL season.

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<![CDATA[Giants Win Game 1 of NLCS]]> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 21:48:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/457083614.jpg
Madison Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants combined just enough hitting with a couple of defensive flubs by St. Louis to beat the Cardinals 3-0 Saturday night...

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<![CDATA[Hernandez's Phone Won't Be Tossed]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12:15:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/b5be81e2cbc24dfe9245749f34341294.jpg
Aaron Hernandez's personal cell phone will not be thrown out as evidence in his Massachusetts murder trial, ruled Judge Susan Garsh on Friday. The defense had argued that they were misled by the prosecution into...]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Chicago Marathon]]> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 07:59:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/maraton+picture+for+website.jpg
The 26.2-mile course snakes through 29 neighborhoods as diverse as Lincoln Park and Pilsen, and participants will represent all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The elite competition will feature five men...
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<![CDATA[SWAT Standoff Ends With Arrest of MMA Fighter]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 21:46:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/10-9-14_Jason+Miller+Mugshot+MMA+Standoff.jpg
A three-hour SWAT standoff ended Thursday at the Mission Viejo home of Mixed Martial Arts fighter Jason "Mayhem" Miller when police stormed in and took him into custody.

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<![CDATA[Dodgers Eliminated From Playoffs]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 19:13:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dodgers-cardinals-game-4-nlds-kershaw-october-7-2014.jpg
Clayton Kershaw was working a shut out before giving up a three-run home run in the seventh inning, and it would be all the St. Louis Cardinals needed to knock the Los Angeles Dodgers out of the playoffs.

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<![CDATA[Utah Jazz "Signs" 5-Year-Old Fan With Leukemia]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:54:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/JP-Gibson-Utah-Jazz.jpg
The Utah Jazz along with the "Anything Can Be" project made a 5-year-old boy's dream come true by signing him to a one-day contract.

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<![CDATA[Angel Stadium Beating Victim ID'd as Ex-LAPD Officer]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 06:49:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/VARGAS_N6P_PKG_OC_TUSTIN_ANGELS_Feed_1200x675_336035907630.jpg
The fan who was severely beaten in the Angel Stadium parking lot last week was identified on Monday as a former Los Angeles Police Department officer, Anaheim police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Boston Advances 2024 Olympic Bid]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:19:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/BostonSkyline1.jpg
Former Olympians and Paralympians from Massachusetts are at the center of a campaign to bring the Summer Games to the Boston in 2024. Opponents of the plan argue that it will cost taxpayers between...

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<![CDATA[Kershaw to Start Game 4 on Short Rest]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 21:50:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/176*120/kersh+4.jpg
Clayton Kersahw will be tested physically in his Game 4 start.

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