<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Sports]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/sports http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:15:49 -0800 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:15:49 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[PHOTOS: Memorable Halftime Shows]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:29:46 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/superbowl-halftime-01-160625501.jpg
These performances rocked at the Super Bowl halftime shows. See more photos.

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<![CDATA[The 14 Most Heartbreaking Super Bowl Moments]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:11:53 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/edt-upsets.jpg
The 49-year history of the Super Bowl has seen its fair share of shocking upsets, horrendous blunders and lopsided routs.

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<![CDATA[Tiger Woods Explains Tooth Incident]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:22:08 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tiger+woods6.JPG
Tiger Woods finally explained how he lost his tooth while watching his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn capture her record 63rd World Cup title in Italy a week ago.

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<![CDATA[Wholesome, Less Racy Super Bowl Ads Expected]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:36:32 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/super-bowl-commercials-AP322500772403.jpg
Advertisers are spending record amounts of money on this year's Super Bowl commercials, hoping to score big with sports fans and consumers. After a string of domestic scandals in the NFL, analysts say expect to...]]>
<![CDATA[Super Bowl Preview: Seahawks v. Patriots]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:55:35 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/brady-wilson-2.jpg
Just ahead of Super Bowl XLIV, here are five things you may not know about the history behind the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.

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<![CDATA[Seahawks' Big Task: Stop Gronkowski]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:08:18 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP326652112586.jpg
Chancellor is a big, physical strong safety who's had success against tight ends in the past

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<![CDATA[Lakers Going To Hawaii For Training Camp 2015]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:44:43 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Lakers-Kobe-Bryant_Hawaii.jpg
Kobe Bryant's final training camp with the LA Lakers will be in Hawaii, and the Lakers' star player should be fully recovered from his shoulder injury by that point.

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<![CDATA[5 Key Factors for Super Bowl XLIX]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:24:14 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/170*120/jussbritt.jpg
Seahawks can't repeat their turnover problems from NFC Championship Game

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<![CDATA[Patriots Owner Strongly Defends Team]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:32:55 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Robert+Kraft1.jpg
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft made a strong defense Monday night of his team's actions and integrity regarding the NFL's investigation into under-inflated footballs being used in the AFC championship...

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<![CDATA[Lakers Talk Nick Young Benching]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:25:11 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Nick-Young-benched.jpg
Nick Young played less than nine minutes against the Houston Rockets, and Lakers coach Byron Scott explained why at Monday's practice

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<![CDATA[Kobe Bryant to Undergo Shoulder Surgery]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:27:34 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Kobe-Bryant-torn-rotator-cuff.jpg
Kobe Bryant is set to have surgery on his torn rotator cuff, the Los Angeles Lakers said Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Bill Nye Knocks Belichick]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:41:58 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Nye-Belichick_SplitScreen_sm.jpg
The writers of "Saturday Night Live" weren't the only ones taking a shot at the New England Patriots' explanation for the deflategate controversy over the weekend. Bill Nye dished up his expert opinion as...]]>
<![CDATA[Boston Hosts Pats Send-Off Rally]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:44:07 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/20150126_102348.jpg
The New England Patriots plans to leave Logan Airport in Boston at 12:30 p.m. on Monday for the Super Bowl in Arizona after a City Hall rally scheduled for 11 a.m.

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<![CDATA[NFL Launches YouTube Channel]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:48:04 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/77248493.jpg
Searching for Super Bowl highlights next week after the big game? They'll be available, legally, straight from the source. On Monday, the league and YouTube announced a partnership between two of the most...

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<![CDATA[Lakers Fall to Houston]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:38:12 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Lakers-lose-Rockets-Harden-1-25-15.jpg
James Harden led the Houston Rockets in a rout over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night at Staples Center

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<![CDATA[Ernie Banks Died of Heart Attack]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:27:29 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ErnieBanks2014.jpg
The family of Ernie Banks announced in a press conference Sunday that the famous Cubs player died after suffering a heart attack. Banks passed away on Friday at the age of 83, just seven days before his...

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<![CDATA[Retired MLB Pitcher Charged With Insurance Fraud: Report]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:23:21 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/171*120/169686842.jpg
Former Major League Baseball player Ted Lilly has been charged in California with three felonies related to insurance fraud, according to a newspaper report.

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<![CDATA[Ernie Banks Mourned]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:26:52 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Ernie-Banks-Chicago-Cubs.jpg
Ernie Banks is a Chicago legend who touched many lives, both on and off the field. He embodied the spirit of the Chicago Cubs and united fans as an unwavering point of pride for the team. Fans across the country

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<![CDATA[Life and Times of Ernie Banks]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 06:18:58 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ernie_banksP11.jpg
Ernie Banks is a baseball legend, the first African American to play for the Chicago Cubs and the first black manager in Major League Baseball. He is known for his skills at bat and in the field, as well as his...

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<![CDATA[Cubs Great Ernie Banks Dies at 83]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:28:34 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ErnieBanks2014.jpg
Ernie Banks, the Chicago Cubs great who was affectionately known as "Mr. Cub" and was the face of the franchise for decades, has passed away at the age of 83. Banks was the first African-American to don a...

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<![CDATA[Patriots Face a Test in Seahawks' Read-Option]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:19:17 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/russwillsea.jpg
Wilson led all quarterbacks in rushing in 2014 and averaged 7.2 yards per carry

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<![CDATA[Lakers Face Spurs in San Antonio]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:52:14 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Lakers-Spurs-preview.jpg
Without Kobe Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers are in San Antonio to face the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night

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<![CDATA[Ravens' Cody Being Investigated]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:41:22 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Terrence+Cody+157365657.jpg
Baltimore Ravens nose tackle Terrence Cody is under investigation for animal cruelty, the Baltimore Sun reported.

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<![CDATA[NFL Patriots Probe ]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:05:33 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/super-bowl-footballs-AP339355819322.jpg
The New England Patriots used footballs that were under-inflated in the first half of Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts, evidence so far in the National Football League's...

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<![CDATA[Putting Balls To The Test]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:28:29 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_deflatedballs0122001_1500x845.jpg
University of Indianapolis football players take part in experiment to demonstrate the potential advantages of a partially deflated ball.]]>
<![CDATA[Inmate Vows $88B Suit for "Gross Stupidity" After Cowboys "Stolen" Victory]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:59:59 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/terry-hendrix.jpg
A prison inmate still reeling from the Dallas Cowboys' playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers has decided to take action to remedy to defeat, announcing intent to sue NFL officials for $88 billion for "gross...

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<![CDATA[Blount: From Unemployed to Starring Role]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:39:41 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/blountbakpat.jpg
Blount returned to New England, where he played well in 2013, to give the Patriots a powerful force in their running game

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<![CDATA[Faces of Tom Brady in DeflateGate ]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:12:47 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Brady-Smile-Deflategate4.jpg
A gallery of faces made by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady at a "DeflateGate" news conference Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Kobe Bryant Has Torn Rotator Cuff]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:45:59 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Kobe-Bryant-torn-rotator-cuff.jpg
Kobe Bryant suffered a torn rotator cuff in Wednesday night's loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, an MRI showed Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Brady: "I Didn't Alter the Ball"]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:24:25 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tom-brady-presser-thumb-AP210855816629.jpg
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he "didn't alter the ball in any way" at a Thurday afternoon press conference amid the "Deflategate" controversy. "I feel like I've always played within...

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<![CDATA[UC Regents Shelve Policy Tying Coach Bonuses to Academics]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:33:11 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/171*120/cal-bears-run-for-roses.JPG
The University of California Board of Regents is meeting on Thursday in San Francisco to discuss stricter standards on new coach bonus pay tied to student athletes' performance in the classroom.

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<![CDATA[Patriots Coach: "No Explanation" for "Deflategate"]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:37:23 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bill-belechick-deflate-presser-AP145710954535.jpg
Amid an NFL investigation into whether the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game, New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick said at a press conference, "I...

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<![CDATA[ESPN Sues Notre Dame Over Open Records Request]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:05:05 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/157220308.jpg
ESPN has filed a lawsuit against University of Notre Dame, alleging the school is violating Indiana's public record laws by withholding police incident reports about possible campus crimes involving certain...

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