<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Sports]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/sports http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.comen-usMon, 24 Oct 2016 05:32:41 -0700Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:32:41 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Report: Lakers To Waive Yi Jianlian on Monday]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:55:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Yi-Jianlin-Lakers-2016-17-roster.jpg
According to an ESPN report, Yi Jianlian asked to be released from the Los Angeles Lakers' roster and will be waived on Monday.

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<![CDATA[Keenum, Rams Lose to Giants 17-10]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:05:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Rams-lose-to-Giants-in-London.jpg
The Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants played a regular season game at Twickenham Rugby Stadium in London, United Kingdom on October 23, 2016

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<![CDATA[Celebrity Chicago Cubs Fans Celebrate Historic Win]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:58:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-492529998.jpg
Bob Newhart, a native Chicagoan and infamous Cubs fan, may have forgotten his "W" flag at home, but that didn't stop him or his grandkids from taking a DIY approach to properly celebrating their team's historic...

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<![CDATA[Famous Cubs Fans Congratulate Their Team on Twitter]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:05:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/201*120/Eddie+Vedder+Cubs.png
Many famous celebrity fans of the Chicago Cubs came out to show their support on social media as they took to Twitter to congratulate their team on advancing to the World Series.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Memes: The Best Jokes as Chicago Wins NL Pennant]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:06:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/204*120/Cubs+Memes.png
The best memes the internet has to offer after the Chicago Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers to advance to their first World Series since 1945.

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<![CDATA[Dodgers to Cubs on Win: #Respect]]> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 22:45:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-617305340.jpg
The Los Angeles Dodgers took to Twitter following their loss to the Chicago Cubs Saturday night in Game 6 of the NLCS with a touching show of regard and congratulations."Until the next time, @Cubs.

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<![CDATA[History Made! Cubs Advance to the World Series]]> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:05:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/fb+GettyImages-617306036.png
For the first time since 1945, the Chicago Cubs are headed to the World Series as they beat the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[Cubs Eliminate Dodgers, Advance to World Series]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:06:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-617305340.jpg
Clayton Kershaw finally caved under the enormous pressure and the Chicago Cubs crushed the Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-0, in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series to advance to the World Series for...

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<![CDATA[Tyson Gay Says Daughter's Death Should Not Be 'Senseless']]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:51:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_76335556271-Tyson-Gay-daughter-memorial.jpg
In the wake of the fatal shooting of his 15-year-old daughter Trinity, Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay pledged Friday to help mentor youth in Lexington, Kentucky. Trinity Gay was caught in crossfire last Sunday...

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<![CDATA[Women Will Surf Mavericks Contest]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:32:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/FullSizeRender+%281%296.jpg
It's been called one of the most dangerous surf competitions in the world, and for the first time it will be a co-ed contest. This is a notable moment in the history of the Titans of Mavericks competition, which...

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<![CDATA[NBA to Offer Virtual Reality Broadcast]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:50:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/nextvr.jpg
The NBA wants to bring fans closer to the action. The league announced Thursday that one game each week would broadcasted in virtual reality.This makes the NBA the first professional sports league to...

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<![CDATA[Catching Up With Dodger Steve Garvey]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:08:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/209*120/10-21-2016-steve-garvey.JPG
Former Dodger Steve Garvey is cheering on the Boys in Blue as they face the Cubs in the postseason. Kim Baldonado reports for the NBC4 News at 4 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 20, 2016.

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<![CDATA[Indians Fans Buy Up Pitcher's Wedding Registry Gifts]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:06:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ryan-merritt.jpg
Cleveland Indians’ pitcher Ryan Merritt has a lot to celebrate. In addition to a surprisingly solid pitching performance in game five of the ALCS, he is getting married and his wedding registry is almost...

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<![CDATA[Celebrities in the Stands: Dodgers Edition]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:33:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/227*120/10-18-2016-dodgers-fan-ferrell-milano-lopez.jpg
Hollywood celebrities show off their Dodger blue.

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<![CDATA[Brandon Ingram For Rookie of the Year]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:25:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Brandon-ingram-rookie-of-the-year.jpg
Approaching his first ever NBA game, Brandon Ingram of the Los Angeles Lakers looks set to turn heads during his rookie season and should be a lead candidate for Rookie of the Year

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<![CDATA[LA Sparks Win 2016 WNBA Finals]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:13:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/2016-WNBAFinals-Sparks-win.jpg
The Los Angeles Sparks won the 2016 NBA Finals over the Minnesota Lynx after completing an incredible comeback and winning two games of the series in Minneapolis.

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<![CDATA[Dodgers Face Elimination After Lopsided Loss in Game 5]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:08:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/205*120/Cubs+Crush+Dodgers+in+Game+5.png
Addison Russell homered for the second straight game and the Chicago Cubs defeated the Dodgers 8-4 in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in the NLCS as the series shifts back to Chicago.

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<![CDATA[Vin Scully Surprises Dodger Fans Before Game 5 of NLCS]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:54:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/208*120/Vin+Scully+NLCS+Game+5.png
The legendary Vin Scully made a triumphant return to Dodger Stadium on Thursday for Game 5 of the NLCS as he rallied the crowd before the game.

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<![CDATA[103-Year-Old Dodgers Fan Celebrates Birthday]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:12:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/103_Year_Old_Dodgers_Fan_Celebrates_1200x675_790464579995.jpg
It was a big day for longtime Santa Margarita resident Henry Barba. Not only were his Dodgers playing in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series, but the lifelong fan turned 103 years-old.]]>
<![CDATA[Video: Cubs' Rizzo Apologizes to Umpire for Actions in Game 4]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:06:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/rizzohat1019.jpg
The relationship between an umpire and a baseball player is usually seen as an adversarial one, but on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and home plate umpire Angel...

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<![CDATA[Cubs Crush Dodgers in Game 4 of NLCS]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:50:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/204*120/Cubs+Crush+Dodgers.png
Addison Russell and Anthony Rizzo both broke out of slumps with homers and the Chicago Cubs crushed the Los Angeles Dodgers, 10-2, in Game 4 of the NLCS at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night.

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<![CDATA[Cleveland Indians Advance to World Series]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:12:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-615681006.jpg
The Cleveland Indians advance to World Series, beating Toronto 3-0 in Game 5 of AL Championship Series.

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<![CDATA[Rams Fans in Their Sunday Best]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:55:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/179*120/GettyImages-607553896.jpg
Rams fans are celebrating on Sundays. Their team is back in Los Angeles after two decades in St. Louis. Check out images of some of the Rams' died-hard fans sporting their Sunday best.

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<![CDATA[Grandal and Turner Give Dodgers 2-1 NLCS Lead Over Cubs]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:07:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/205*120/Grandal+gives+Dodgers+3-0+lead.png
Yasmani Grandal and Justin Turner both went deep off Jake Arrieta and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs, 6-0, in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday...

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<![CDATA[If Clayton Kershaw is Batman, Then Rich Hill is Robin ]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:35:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/207*120/Rich+Hill+is+Robin.png
The Dodgers National League Championship Series starter Rich HIll compared Clayton Kershaw to Batman in his press conference on Monday, but if Kershaw is the caped crusader, Hill is Robin.

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<![CDATA[Ray Rice on Domestic Violence]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:54:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/AP740522156584.jpg
Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice defines “champion” differently two years after video was released of what he calls “the worst decision of my life."“Winning is big,” he said.

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<![CDATA[Lakers 2016-17 Preseason Photos: Behind the Scenes]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 02:43:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/DAngelo-Russell-hangs-on-rim-1.jpg

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<![CDATA[Who Will Make The Lakers' 2016-17 Final Roster?]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:11:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Yi-Jianlin-Lakers-2016-17-roster.jpg
The Los Angeles Lakers near their final cuts and the battle for the final spot appears to be between Metta World Peace, Yi Jianlian and Thomas Robinson.

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<![CDATA[LA Dodgers Star Refused to Stay at Trump Tower With Team]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:57:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/gonzalez1.png
It isn’t often that professional baseball players wade into the world of political protest, but Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Adrian Gonzalez did just that when his team played the Chicago Cubs earlier this...]]>
<![CDATA[Challenge Spotlight: Christian Hodge]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:01:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Challenge_Spotlight_Christian_Hodge_1200x675_787544643663.jpg
At 6-foot-9, 350 pounds, Christian Hodge is just starting to learn how to use his frame on the football field. He's only a freshman at St. Genevieve High School, where the coaching staff is hoping for big...]]>
<![CDATA[Roggin's Heroes: Oct. 16, 2016]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:53:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/199*120/10-16-2016-roggins-heroes-1.JPG
The best of the best high school football highlights for Sunday Oct. 16, 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[Tom Brady Says He'll Vote, But for Who?]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 06:54:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-613624626.jpg
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Monday that he will vote in this year's presidential election, but he is staying tight-lipped about who he'll vote for. Speaking with WEEI-FM radio, Brady...

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<![CDATA[Fan Captures What 'Go Cubs Go' Chant Sounds Like 1 Mile From Wrigley Field]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:26:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/Cubs+Chant.png
The feeling of hearing “go Cubs go” erupt throughout the stadium among fans is irreplaceable, but have you ever wondered what it sounds like for spectators far away?

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<![CDATA[D'Angelo Russell: Star of 2016-17 LA Lakers]]> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:35:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Lakers-DAngelo-Russell-Curry.jpg
With a strong preseason, D'Angelo Russell is quickly emerging as the star of the 2016-17 Los Angeles Lakers

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<![CDATA[Kershaw, Dodgers Knot NLCS at Game Apiece]]> Sun, 16 Oct 2016 21:02:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/204*120/Kershaw+wins+NLCS+Gm+2.png
Adrian Gonzalez hit a home run and Clayton Kershaw threw seven shutout innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers evened the NLCS at one game apiece by edging out the Chicago Cubs 1-0 at Wrigley Field on Sunday night.

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<![CDATA[Lions Roar Past Rams 31-28]]> Sun, 16 Oct 2016 13:56:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Rams-lose-to-Lions-10-16-16.jpg
The Los Angeles Rams lost 31-28 in Detroit, as the Lions and Rams both ended the day with 3-3 records after six weeks

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