<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Sports]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/sports http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.comen-usWed, 26 Apr 2017 22:09:23 -0700Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:09:23 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[The Vault: Birth of the Hockey Beard]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:53:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GR_VAULT_WEB_HOCKEY_BEARDS_1200x675_930376259581.jpg
With the playoffs upon us, time to look back at the old days of the superstitious hockey beard. Fred Roggin goes back to 1982 with the LA Kings and he's got a surprise at the end of the story.]]>
<![CDATA[Jazz Push Clippers to Brink of Elimination]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:49:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/206*120/Jazz+Take+Control+of+Series+with+Game+5+win.png
Los Angeles is on the brink of elimination after a disappointing 96-92 loss to the Utah Jazz in Game 5 at Staples Center on Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA[Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush Group Buying Miami Marlins: Reports]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:26:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/042517+jeb+bush+derek+jeter.jpg
A group led by New York Yankees great Derek Jeter and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has a deal in place to buy the Miami Marlins for $1.3 billion, according to published reports.

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<![CDATA[Video: Kobe Bryant Performs Funny Slam Poetry]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:05:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Kobe-Bryant-poetry-Steve-Urkel.png
Kobe Bryant stepped up and spit out a hilarious slam poetry performance focused on Family Matters character Steve Urkel on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon]]>
<![CDATA[Dodgers Drop Opener to Giants]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:47:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/201*120/Dodgers+Drop+Opener+to+Giants+.png
The San Francisco Giants scratched across two runs and then held on to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 2-1, in the first game between the longtime rivals this season.

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez]]>
<![CDATA[Aaron Hernandez Suicide Letters Released to Family]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:28:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/aaronhernandezfeuerherdIB.jpg
Three suicide notes that former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez allegedly left in his cell before killing himself last week were handed over to his family Monday, the Worcester County District...

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<![CDATA[Discover Your Dodgers: Ross Stripling]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:15:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Ross_Stripling_Short_Interview_1200x675_928064579751.jpg
NBC LA Sports Reporter, Michael Duarte, asks Los Angeles Dodgers' reliever, Ross Stripling, some hard-hitting questions about Game of Thrones, Taylor Swift and the College World Series.]]>
<![CDATA[Ross Stripling Interview]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:14:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Ross_Stripling_Short_Interview_1200x675_928064579751.jpg
NBCLA Sports Reporter, Michael J. Duarte, interviews Los Angeles Dodgers' relief pitcher Ross Stripling about sports, his relationship with Michael Wacha and stock tips.]]>
<![CDATA[Gobert's Return Ignites Utah in Game 4]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:56:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/178*120/AP_17113861802007.jpg
Rudy Gobert had 15 points and 13 rebounds as the Utah Jazz evened their best-of-seven series with the Los Angeles Clippers at two games apiece after a 105-98 victory in Game 4 on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Dodgers Salvage Series With D-Backs]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:56:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/210*120/Dodgers+salvage+series+with+AZ.png
The Dodgers scored six runs in the top of the fifth inning before they recorded a single out and they came back to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-2, on Sunday afternoon at Chase Field.

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<![CDATA[Diamondbacks Blow Out Dodgers...Again]]> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:02:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/Maeda+4+homers.png
Yasmany Tomas homered twice and David Peralta hit a team-record four doubles, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to an 11-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[Dodgers Unravel in Nightmare 8th Inning]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:40:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/Dodgers+Unravel+in+8th.png
The Diamondbacks blew the roof off Chase Field, literally, as they scored nine runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-5 on Friday night in Phoenix.

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<![CDATA[Clippers Rally to Beat Jazz in Game 3]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:41:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/201*120/Clippers+Jazz+Game+3.png
The Los Angeles Clippers overcame the loss of Blake Griffin to rally from a 14-point deficit to stun the Jazz, 111-106, in Game 3 of the first-round of the NBA Playoffs.

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<![CDATA[Blake Griffin Out for Playoffs With Big Toe Injury]]> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:15:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/209*120/Blake+Griffin+Injury.png
Los Angeles Clippers' forward Blake Griffin left Game 3 of the first round playoff matchup with the Utah Jazz with a right big toe injury and did not return to the game. The team announced Saturday morning...

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<![CDATA[ 8 Most Famous Winners of the Kentucky Derby]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:34:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Scretariat.jpg
For just two minutes of the year, a one and one-quarter mile track becomes the center of high-stakes American horse racing in Louisville, Kentucky.

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<![CDATA[Father and Son Set Atlantic Crossing Record]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:00:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT_INT_ATLANTIC_CROSS_RECORD_042117-149280286850000001.jpg
Nico and Vittorio Malingri arrived in the Guadeloupe port town of Pointe-a-Pitre on April 20. The journey took 11 days, one hour and nine minutes after leaving Dakar, Senegal, in their sailboat, setting...]]>
<![CDATA[Olympic Medalist Will Claye Embarks on Music Career]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:13:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/IMG_66532.JPG
Will Claye has earned three medals as a track and field athlete for Team USA. His most recent success came at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio when he brought home a silver medal in the triple jump.
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<![CDATA[The Top Horses Contending to Race the 2017 Kentucky Derby]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:15:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-648033112_master.jpg
As the official start of the Triple Crown nears, here's a look at the top 10 highest ranked horses.

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<![CDATA[2017 NFL Schedule: LA Rams and LA Chargers Home Games]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:27:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/LA-Chargers-schedule-2017.jpg
On Thursday, fans of the LA Rams and LA Chargers finally got to see the 2017 NFL regular season schedule

Photo Credit: Getty Images for LA Marathon]]>
<![CDATA[ME to Release Hernandez's Brain After Lawyer's Accusation]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:58:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/baez1.jpg
Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez's lawyer is accusing the state medical examiner's office of "illegally" holding the player's brain despite the family's wishes to donate it for CTE research.Hernandez, 27,...]]>
<![CDATA[Kershaw Strikes Out 10, Dodgers Snap Losing Streak]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:10:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/194*120/Kershaw+strikes+out+10+in+victory.png
Scott Van Slyke hit his first home run of the season and Clayton Kershaw struck out 10 as the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped a three-game losing streak, with a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on USC Night at...

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<![CDATA[Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush Team Up to Bid for Miami Marlins: Report]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:26:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Derek+Jeter-523131404.jpg
He's a New York icon, but Derek Jeter has apparently set his sights on a baseball future in Florida.The Yankees great and former presidential candidate Jeb Bush have teamed up to bid for the Miami Marlins, the...

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<![CDATA[Gronk Crashes Spicer's White House Press Briefing]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:02:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/BOST_000000005668542_1200x675_924518979806.jpg
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski takes time out from the team's visit to the White House to interrupt White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's press briefing.]]>
<![CDATA[The Vault: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:20:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ROGGIN_VAULT_GLOW_1200x675_924619331828.jpg
Fred Roggin dives into the Vault and manages to get knocked around by the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Get your GLOW on as we go back to 1985. Originally aired on Going Roggin, April 15, 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[Patriots' Gronkowski Crashes White House Press Briefing]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 05:08:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/wh9.jpg
Rob Gronkowski crashed a White House press briefing on Wednesday, drawing laughs from the press corps.

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<![CDATA[NFL Players React to Death of Aaron Hernandez]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:58:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/218*120/aaron-hernandez-juicio-4.jpg
Current and former NFL players were shocked by the death of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez on Wednesday morning.

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<![CDATA[Dodgers Can't Complete Comeback ]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:08:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/209*120/Arenado+hits+2+homers.png
Nolan Arenado homered twice, Trevor Story also connected and the Colorado Rockies held off the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Tuesday night.

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<![CDATA[Clippers Win Game Two, Get Even With Jazz]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:24:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Clippers-vs-Jazz-Game-2-DeAndre-Jordan.jpg
On Tuesday, the LA Clippers beat the Utah Jazz, 99-91, to level their first round Western Conference Playoff series at 1-1 behind a dominating performance by DeAndre Jordan.

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<![CDATA[MLB Teams Are Trying to Be More Green]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:59:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_GREEN_MLB_TEAMS_1-149254839123400001.jpg
Major League Baseball teams are finding ways to save energy and reuse materials. See what your team is doing to help the environment.]]>
<![CDATA[D'Angelo Russell Full Exit Interview 2017]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:39:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Lakers-Russell-4-17_1200x675_923758147730.jpg
Due to the passing of his grandmother, D'Angelo Russell missed the final two games of the 2016-17 LA Lakers' season and also had to do his exit interview five days after everyone else. (Recorded on April 18)]]>