<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Sports]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/sports http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.comen-usThu, 28 Apr 2016 12:58:48 -0700Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:58:48 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Kentucky Derby: Test Your Horse Race Knowledge]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:33:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_522153153543.jpg
The 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby will be held May 7 at Churchill Downs, featuring spectacular hats, plenty of bourbon and some of the fastest thoroughbreds in the world.

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<![CDATA[Rams Counting Down to NFL Draft's Top Pick]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:51:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/04-14-2016-jeff-fisher-rams.jpg
The Los Angeles Rams will make the first overall pick of Thursday's NFL draft in Chicago, likely taking a quarterback to guide the team in its return to Southern California.

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<![CDATA[Meet the 2016 Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 04:57:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/RamsCheerleaders3.jpg
Images of the 2016 Los Angeles Rams cheerleaders

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<![CDATA[Todd Gurley Checks Out Clippers Ahead of Draft]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 03:41:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/Gurley+and+Johnson+Clippers.jpeg
Los Angeles Rams' players Todd Gurley and Trumaine Johnson checked out the L.A. Clippers, receiving custom jerseys, before the team selects the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Marlins Put Muzzle on Dodgers ]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:22:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/199*120/Justin+Nicolino+vs+Dodgers.png
Rookie Justin Nicolino threw a two-hitter in his season debut and the Miami Marlins silenced the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.

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<![CDATA[Blazers Outlast Clippers, Take 3-2 Lead]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 21:40:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Clippers-Blazers-Game-5.jpg
Without Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, the Los Angeles Clippers lost to C.J. McCollum, Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers in Game Five on April 27, 2016

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<![CDATA[Tearful Doc Rivers Remembers His Mom ]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:48:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/206*120/Doc+Rivers+Emotional+Press+Conference.png
Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers got emotional during a pregame press conference before Game 5 against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[US Women's Hoop Team Named]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:16:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/2016++Olympic+sue+bird.jpg
The 2016 U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team will have a strong connection to the University of Connecticut.UConn head women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma is the head coach of the U.S.

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<![CDATA[Kerri Walsh Jennings' Road to Rio]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:49:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/208*120/kerrywalshjennings.jpg
Kerri Walsh Jennings is back on the beach. Hear how she's getting ready for Rio. Fred Roggin reports for Today in LA on Wednesday April 27, 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[Lakers Coaching Search: Top Candidates]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:31:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Luke-Walton-Lakers-coach.jpg
Luke Walton and Ettore Messina have been repeatedly mentioned in relation to the Los Angeles Lakers' vacation head coach position

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<![CDATA[Road to Rio With Bob Costas]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:52:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/198*120/04-27-2016-bob-costas-rio-olympics-1.JPG
One of the voices of the Olympics, Bob Costas, talks about what to expect from Rio 2016. Video broadcast Wednesday April 27, 2016 on Today in LA.

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<![CDATA[Tony Azevedo's Road to Rio]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:27:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Tony-Azevedo-P2.jpg
Water polo player Tony Azevedo has become the face of the sport in the United States. He talks about the team's training on the Road to Rio. Daniella Guzman reports for Today in LA on Wednesday April 27, 2016.

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<![CDATA[April Ross' Road to Rio]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:28:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/april-ross-P2.jpg
Beach volleyball player April Ross talks about her Road to Rio. Fred Roggin reports for Today in LA on Wednesday April 27, 2016.

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<![CDATA[LA Mayor, Olympian Janet Evans Gain Support for 2024 Bid]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:37:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/04-27-2016-garcetti-la-2024-olympics-2.JPG
Mayor Eric Garcetti and Olympian Janet Evans were in Washington D.C. Wednesday to gain Congressional support for LA 2024.

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<![CDATA[Road to Rio: U.S. Women's Volleyball]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:42:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/US_Womens_Volleyball_Olympics_1200x675_674899011925.jpg
A look at the U.S. women's volleyball team's Road to Rio. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Wednesday April 27, 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[Kershaw Lets Fish off the Line in Loss]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 23:26:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/208*120/Kershaw+vs+Marlins.png
The Miami Marlins hung five runs on Clayton Kershaw in the sixth inning and defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 on Tuesday night at Chavez Ravine.

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<![CDATA[Can the Clippers Win Without Griffin and Paul?]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:15:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/Blake+Griffin+and+CP3.png
The Los Angeles Clippers announced on Tuesday that Blake Griffin and Chris Paul will miss the remainder of the postseason, but we believe they can still advance despite losing their two biggest stars.

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<![CDATA[Visualizing the Olympics: Medal Counts & More]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:05:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-149332217-edited.jpg
Which countries have the most gold medals? And how much does it cost to host an Olympic Games? Get ready for the Rio Olympics – and the answers to those and many other Olympic-related questions – with this...

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<![CDATA[Clippers Lose Chris Paul, Blake Griffin]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:37:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Blake-Griffin-Chris-Paul-injured-2016-Playoffs.jpg
The LA Clippers confirmed that Blake Griffin will miss the remainder of the postseason with a quad injury, and Chris Paul is out for 4-6 weeks after breaking his hand

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<![CDATA[Road to Rio: Join in Olympic Fever 100 Days Out]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:02:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/gymnasts-olympics.jpg
The Rio Olympics are 100 days off, and the buzz is all about who will represent Team USA. While many athletes have earned their spots and a chance to bring home the gold, others will be vying for a place on the...

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<![CDATA[Chyna's Brain Donated to CTE Research: Manager]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 04:03:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/chyna-2.jpg
The brain of former WWE star Chyna, who was found dead last week in her Southern California home, will be donated for research involving the effects of concussions, her manager said Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Chris Paul Breaks Hand in Clippers' Loss]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:42:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Clippers-Blazers-Game-4-2016.jpg
Chris Paul started out hot and helped the Clippers stay in the game early, but the point guard suffered a third metacarpal fracture, which amounted to a broken right hand, during Game 4 of the Clippers...

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<![CDATA[Marlins Beat Dodgers in Mattingly's Return]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:21:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/197*120/Marlins+Dodgers+.png
Giancarlo Stanton hit another monster home run and the Miami Marlins held off the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Monday night in former Manager Don Mattingly's return to Dodger Stadium.

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<![CDATA[NFL Team Wants Supreme Court to Take Trademark Case]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 01:42:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-453831984.jpg
The Washington Redskins want the Supreme Court to take up their trademark battle with the government over whether their name is offensive, which could jeopardize whether the team can make money from the...

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<![CDATA[The Real Reason Puig Crashed the Prom]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 20:38:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/201*120/Yasiel+Puig+crashes+prom.png
Find out why Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig crashed a Colorado Prom over the weekend.

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<![CDATA[Don Mattingly Discusses Relationship with Puig]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:50:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/IMG_8185_1200x675_673602115817.jpg
Former Manager Don Mattingly talks about returning to Dodger Stadium as the manager of the Miami Marlins.]]>
<![CDATA[Don Mattingly Returns to Dodger Stadium ]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 20:54:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/206*120/Don+Mattingly+Returns.png
Former Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, returned to Dodger Stadium on Monday for the first time as visitor. Hear what he had to say about his return.

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<![CDATA[Feats of Architecture: 11 Summer Olympic Stadiums]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:49:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-508730980-nrazil.jpg
Cities that host the Olympics spend millions or billions of dollars building stadiums. The Bird's Nest in Beijing is among the most unique, but all of them are impressive. Take a look at venues from the...

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<![CDATA[Decades After Chernobyl, Another Chance for Paralympian ]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:32:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_16113695576026-oksana.jpg
Paralympian Oksana Masters recently returned to Ukraine, where she spent her first seven and a half years shuttled among three orphanages. Masters visited with orphaned children that stared at her with an...

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<![CDATA[Lakers Fire Byron Scott]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:05:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Lakers-fire-coach-Byron-Scott.jpg
Los Angeles Lakers had fired head coach Byron Scott after his two seasons in charge of the team led to the two worst seasons in the history of the franchise, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports was first...

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<![CDATA[Dodgers Rally off Rockies in 9th]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 17:50:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/197*120/Utley+wins+it+for+Dodgers.png
Chase Utley started off the three-game series in Colorado with a leadoff triple, he ended it two days later with a game-winning double. Utley hit a two-run double off closer Jake McGee and the Los Angeles...

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<![CDATA[LA Galaxy Rout Undefeated Real Salt Lake]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 17:54:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/203*120/Galaxy+vs+RSL.png
The Los Angeles Galaxy scored four unanswered goals in the first half to rout the previously unbeaten, Real Salt Lake, 5-2, on Saturday night at StubHub Center.

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<![CDATA[Blazers Beat Clippers in Game Three]]> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:32:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Clippers-Blazers-Game-3.jpg
The LA Clippers played a back-and-forth contest against the Portland Trail Blazers in Game Three, but Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum led Portland to a 96-88 victory

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<![CDATA[Maeda is Magnificent in Dodgers Victory]]> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 20:39:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/205*120/Magnificent+Maeda.png
Kenta Maeda took a one-hitter into the sixth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night at Coors Field.

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<![CDATA[2016 Rio Olympic Games]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:04:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_16117516881811-rio-olympic-park.jpg
Complete coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games from Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Watch the games live on the NBC networks Aug. 5-21.

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<![CDATA[Sharks Eliminate Kings from Playoffs in Game 5]]> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 02:38:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/207*120/Sharks+vs+Kings.png
Joonas Donskoi scored two goals, including the game-winner in the third period, and the San Jose Sharks stunned the Kings 6-3, in Game Five at Staples Center on Friday, eliminating Los Angeles from the...

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<![CDATA[Rockies Rally off Dodgers Bullpen]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 21:57:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/204*120/Rockies+Rally+Past+Dodgers.png
The Rockies rallied for three runs off the Dodgers bullpen in the seventh and eighth innings and Colorado came from behind to beat L.A. 7-5 on Friday night at Coors Field.

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<![CDATA[Cubs' Arrieta Throws No-Hitter]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:52:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-523069578+%281%29.jpg
For the second time in less than a year, Chicago Cubs hurler Jake Arrieta has thrown a no-hitter as he blanked the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night.

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<![CDATA[Dodgers Defeat Braves in Extras Again]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:09:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/174*120/Yasmani+Grandal.png
Yasmani Grandal knocked in the game-winning run in the top of the 10th inning for the second consecutive game, and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Atlanta Braves, 2-1, in extra innings to win the rubber...

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