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MLB 20 hours ago

MLB Commissioner Rebuffs Call for Dodgers to Be Given World Series Titles

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred Wednesday rebuffed the Los Angeles City Council’s call for the Dodgers to be awarded the 2017 and 2018 World Series titles due to revelations the H...

  • Lakers Jan 19

    No AD, No Problem: Lakers Beat Rockets in Houston 124-115

    LeBron James had 31 points and 12 assists and the Los Angeles Lakers rode a big third quarter to a a 124-115 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night. The Lakers bounced back after a loss to Orlando on Wednesday night that snapped their nine-game winning streak. The loss was the third straight for the Rockets, which ties a…

  • Clippers Jan 19

    Kawhi Leonard Scores 39 as Clippers Rally to Beat Pelicans 133-130

    As disappointed as Clippers coach Doc Rivers was to see his team give up 80 first-half points, he now has evidence that his team can do that and still find a way to win — on the road. Kawhi Leonard scored 39 points and the Clippers rallied to beat the recently resurgent New Orleans Pelicans 133-130 on Saturday. “Clearly, the…

  • USC Jan 19

    USC Women Upset Previously Unbeaten No. 7 UCLA in Double OT

    Anytime Southern California beats UCLA it is special. The fact that the Trojans upset the nation’s only remaining unbeaten team in Division I women’s basketball on Friday night made it that much sweeter. Aliyah Jeune and Alissa Pili both posted double-doubles and came up big in double overtime as the Trojans rallied for a 70-68 victory ...
  • NBA Jan 17

    Kawhi Leonard scores 32 as Clippers beat Magic 122-95

    Adept at operating at whatever gear his team needs, Kawhi Leonard has been in selfish mode of late, and the Los Angeles Clippers are better for it. Leonard scored 32 points, Montrezl Harrell had 21 and the Clippers beat the Orlando Magic 122-95 on Thursday night. Leonard also had five rebounds and five assists in his fourth consecutive game with&#8...
  • Jan 16

    Alex Wood Signs $4 Million, Incentive-Laden New Contract with Dodgers

    Left-hander Alex Wood has agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract to return to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The seven-time defending NL West champions announced the deal Wednesday night with Wood, who spent last season with Cincinnati after the Dodgers traded him away in December 2018. The contract is laden with performance incentives for the 29-year...
  • Lakers Jan 16

    Magic Snap Lakers’ 9-Game Winning Streak in 119-118 Thriller

    Markelle Fultz hit two big layups in the final minute while scoring 21 points during his second career triple-double, and the Orlando Magic snapped the Los Angeles Lakers’ nine-game winning streak with a 119-118 victory Wednesday night. Fultz added 11 rebounds and 10 assists, while Aaron Gordon had 21 points and a late go-ahead basket as the ...
  • Zion Williamson 4 hours ago

    Zion Williamson’s Highly-Anticipated NBA Debut Proves Exceptional

    Zion Williamson’s sublime 17-point surge in a span of barely more than three minutes could become part of New Orleans sports lore even if the final score of his first meaningful NBA game won’t

  • Los Angeles Lakers 10 hours ago

    LeBron James Closes in on Kobe Bryant, Anthony Davis Has 28 as Lakers Beat Knicks

    LeBron James spent the first half showing why he will soon pass Kobe Bryant for third place on the NBA’s career scoring list. Then this season’s assists leader put his own offense aside to help Anthony Davis find his. James scored 19 of his 21 points before halftime to quickly cut into Bryant’s shrinking lead over him for the......
  • Clippers 14 hours ago

    Clippers Missing 3 Starters, Young Sitting Out for Hawks

    The Los Angeles Clippers were missing three starters for Wednesday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks. Kawhi Leonard wasn’t playing because of left knee injury management, while Patrick Beverly was sidelined after leaving the previous night’s victory at Dallas with a groin injury. Paul George was out for the seventh straight g...
  • Gritty 10 hours ago

    Police Investigating Report That Gritty Punched a 13-Year-Old Boy

    Philadelphia police are investigating whether the Flyers costumed mascot, Gritty, assaulted a 13-year-old boy in November, a police spokesman said.

  • Kansas Jan 22

    Bench-Clearing Brawl Erupts at End of Kansas-Kansas State Basketball Game

    A basketball game between the University of Kansas and Kansas State University ended in a bench-clearing brawl Tuesday night, NBC News reported.

  • Super Bowl Jan 21

    49ers’ Katie Sowers to Become First Female to Coach in Super Bowl

    Katie Sowers, an offensive assistant coach with the San Francisco 49ers, will make history on Feb. 2, becoming the first woman to coach in a Super Bowl, when the Niners take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Miami.

  • LA Galaxy 22 hours ago

    LA Galaxy Sign Forward Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández

    LA Galaxy fans can now buy official “Chicharito” jerseys. The Los Angeles Galaxy have signed Javier “Chicharito” Hernández to a Designated Player contract, the MLS soccer club announced Tuesday. The 31-year-old is Mexico’s all-time leading goal scorer. He’s joining the LA galaxy following stints with hivas de Gua...
  • MLB Jan 21

    Beanballs, Boos, Lost Legacy? Astros, MLB Brace for Fallout

    AJ Hinch, Alex Cora and Carlos Beltrán lost their jobs in the wake of the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scam, leaving three teams without managers three weeks before the start of spring training.

  • Australian Open Jan 20

    ‘My Mission Was to Win’: Coco Tops Venus at Australian Open

    Everyone had the same question when the Australian Open draw was revealed: What were the odds that Coco Gauff and Venus Williams would face each other again in the first round at a Grand Slam tournament?

  • golf Jan 20

    Meet the One-Armed Golfer Who Made a Hole-in-One at a PGA Tour Event

    During Thursday’s opening round of the American Express in La Quinta, Laurent Hurtubise lined up a 6-iron from 151 yards on the par-3, 4th hole at the PGA West Stadium Course and hit the shot of a lifetime.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers Jan 19

    Dodgers Fan Group Pantone 294 Might Boo Astros in Anaheim

    The repercussions of the Houston Astros 2017 cheating scandal continues to extend its tentacles deeper into the world of baseball with each passing day. First it was the Astros’ manager and front office, then the manager of the Boston Red Sox and New York Mets, on Friday it was Jose Altuve, and tomorrow it will be someone or something new&#82...
  • Conor McGregor Jan 19

    Conor McGregor Blasts Cerrone in 40 Seconds in UFC Return

    Conor McGregor stopped Donald Cerrone with a head kick and punches 40 seconds into the first round at UFC 246. The former two-division Irish champion announced his return to mixed martial arts with his first victory since 2016.

  • New Orleans Jan 19

    Warrant for Odell Beckham Jr. Rescinded in Butt-Swat Case

    A misdemeanor simple battery warrant for Cleveland Browns wide receiver and former LSU star Odell Beckham Jr. has been rescinded, the New Orleans Police Department confirmed Saturday.......The warrant was issued Thursday as video posted on social media appeared to show Beckham swatting a security officer’s buttocks during LSU’s locker r...
  • MLB Jan 19

    Astros, Red Sox Look Ahead in Wake of Sign-Stealing Scandal

    Players from two teams at the center of baseball’s sign-stealing scandal faced their fans on Saturday for the first time since the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox ousted their managers amid the fallout from the investigation into Houston’s elaborate scheme. The Astros and Red Sox held their annual fan fests on Saturday, and instead of discussing ...
  • Major League Baseball Jan 17

    Giants Make Alyssa Nakken 1st Female Major League Coach

    Alyssa Nakken became the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history Thursday when she was named an assistant under new Giants manager Gabe Kapler.

  • MLB Jan 16

    Mets, Manager Carlos Beltran Part Ways After Astros’ Sign-Stealing Scandal

    New York Mets manager Carlos Beltran and the team have “agreed to mutually part ways” after only two months on the job and following a report that showed his involvement in a sign-stealing scheme. In a statement, the team said: “We met with Carlos last night and again this morning and agreed to mutually part ways. This was not an…...
  • Dodgers Jan 16

    Everything You Need to Know About Dodgers’ FanFest

    Tickets for player autographs, opportunities to take selfies with players and other VIP experiences at the Dodgers eighth annual offseason FanFest went on sale Thursday. Other VIP experiences include player meet and greets and tours of Dodger Stadium’s clubhouses and press box. Autograph sessions tickets are $30. Tickets for the “Selfie...
  • Winter Olympics Jan 16

    New Olympic Hosting Ideas Tested at Lausanne Youth Games

    New ways of solving challenges for Olympic host cities are being tested this month at the Winter Youth Games in Lausanne. Most athletes are taking reliable Swiss public transport to their venue. Medal events are being staged in neighboring France. Cost-effective space is created for hundreds of more competitors with two phases of stays in the athle...
  • baseball Jan 16

    LA City Council Thinks MLB Should Give Dodgers 2017 and 2018 World Series Trophies

    The Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox are not the only teams feeling the lingering sting of the MLB cheating scandal. The Los Angeles Dodgers, the team that finished runner-ups in 2017 and 2018 to the Astros and Red Sox respectively, are certainly asking themselves a number of “what if” questions when it comes to those championship seas...
  • NHL Jan 16

    Top Women’s Players to Be Part of NHL All-Star Weekend

    The magnitude of the moment wasn’t lost on Kendall Coyne Schofield — wearing her No. 26 Team USA jersey — as she dug her skates into the ice waiting for the starter’s whistle to blow.

  • Dwayne Johnson Jan 16

    Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Father and Wrestler Rocky Johnson Dead at 75

    The WWE community is mourning the loss of one special wrestler.

    Wayde Douglas Bowles—between known as Rocky “Soul Man” Johnson—has passed away, the WWE announced on Wednesday afternoon. He was 75.

  • Jan 15

    How Alibaba Plans to Change the Olympics

    Chinese tech giant Alibaba wants to be a game-changer at the Olympics with its cloud computing and other services. Alibaba is perhaps best known globally as an online retail platform. But Alibaba chief marketing officer Chris Tung has detailed plans to change how broadcasters, fans and organizers experience the Olympics.

  • NFL Hall of Fame Jan 15

    Tagliabue, NFL Films’ Sabol Headed to Hall of Fame

    Also going into the hall are Harold Carmichael, Donnie Shell, Steve Sabol, Bobby Dillon, Jim Covert, Winston Hill, Duke Slater, Ed Sprinkle, Alex Karras, Bill Cowher and Jimmy Johnson.

  • Australia Jan 15

    Tennis Stars Raise Millions for Australian Wildfire Victims

    A capacity crowd of more than 15,000 at Rod Laver Arena watched Roger Federer defeat Nick Kyrgios in a one-set finale to the Australian Open’s Rally for Relief to aid wildfire charities on Wednesday.

  • Jan 15

    Kawhi Leonard Scores 43 in 3 Quarters as Clippers Rout Cavaliers

    Kawhi Leonard more than did his part to make sure the Los Angeles Clippers made quick work of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The All-Star forward scored a season-high 43 points in 28 minutes Tuesday night as the Clippers cruised to a 128-103 rout. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the third NBA player in the shot-clock era to score…...
  • Jan 15

    WNBA Tentative Agreement Bumps Average Player Salary to $130,000, Includes Maternity Leave

    The WNBA and its union announced a tentative eight-year labor deal Tuesday that will allow top players to earn more than $500,000 while the average annual compensation will surpass six figures for the first time. The contract, which begins this season and runs through 2027, will pay players an average of $130,000 and guarantees full salaries while ...
  • Carolina Panthers Jan 15

    Panthers’ Luke Kuechly Retiring After 8 Seasons in NFL

    Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly is retiring from the NFL after eight seasons.
    The 28-year-old Kuechly made the surprising announcement Tuesday night in a video posted on the team’s website. He said, “I think now is the right chance to move on.”

  • Jan 14

    Aly Raisman Confirms She Will Not Compete in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

    Aly Raisman has confirmed that she will not be competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The gymnastics star and two-time Olympian took to social media on Tuesday to react to rumors about her retirement. In her statement, the 25-year-old athlete told her fans that, just before the holidays, she received a call from her mom, who said she was “watc...
  • Astros Jan 14

    MLB: Astros Cheated in 2017; Were Dodgers Robbed in World Series?

    Were the Los Angeles Dodgers cheated out of a World Series title in 2017? Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after Major League Baseball concluded the team cheated during the 2017 season by using a camera to steal signs being relayed from opposing- team catchers to pitchers, then tipped off Astros ba...
  • NBA Jan 14

    LeBron and Dwight Howard Lead Lakers Past Cavs 128-99 for 9th Straight Win

    Kevin Love and LeBron James hadn’t played against each other since before they got together on the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014 for a memorable four-year partnership. After their first meeting since James moved to the West Coast ended in a blowout win for the Lakers, they got together on court with Tristan Thompson to renew a friendship that&#...
  • Australia Jan 14

    Australian Open: Players Struggle on Court Due to Bushfire Smoke

    Smoke haze and poor air quality caused by wildfires temporarily suspended practice sessions for the Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Tuesday, but qualifying began later in the morning in “very poor” air quality.

  • Clemson University Jan 14

    Burrow, LSU Cap Magical Season, Beat Clemson 42-25 for Title

    From small-town Ohio kid to Louisiana Legend, Joe Burrow capped his record-breaking, Heisman-winning season by bringing a national championship to LSU.

  • Houston Astros Jan 13

    Hinch, Luhnow Fired for Astros’ Sign Stealing

    Houston manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were suspended for the entire season and the team fined $5 million for sign stealing by the team in 2017 and 2018 season. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred a strongly hinted that current Boston manager Alex Cora — the Astros bench coach in 2017 — will face discipline. Manfred said Cora......
  • NFL Jan 13

    Man Collapses, Dies During Ravens Playoff Game

    A man collapsed and died Saturday night at M&T Bank Stadium during a playoff game for the Baltimore Ravens.

  • USC Jan 13

    USC Beats UCLA, 74-63, in Rivalry Game

    Nick Rakocevic is a senior, so time is running out for him to enjoy beating UCLA. He got a chance to savor such a win with 17 points and 14 rebounds for Southern California, a 74-63 victor over the Bruins on Saturday night. It was the Trojans’ seventh win in eight games. “I really wanted this bad,” Rakocevic said. “It…

  • baseball Jan 13

    Dodgers Bring Back LHP Alex Wood on One-Year Deal

    Alex Wood is back in Dodger blue. The left-hander, who turned 29 years old today, spent three and a half seasons with the Dodgers after he was acquired from the Atlanta Braves at the trade deadline in 2015. Wood was 31-20, with a 3.46 ERA and 401 strikeouts in his four seasons with Los Angeles. Wood was traded to the…

  • The Choice Jan 20

    The Choice 2020

    App Users:  Email your video to isee@nbcla.com or tap Submit Photos/Videos in the main navigation bar. Desktop and Mobile Users: Click here to submit your video Fred Roggin has an open seat at the “Going Roggin” desk, and it’s waiting for you to grab it. If you know Los Angeles sports, have opinions th...
  • Patriots Jan 13

    Patriots’ Julian Edelman Arrested for Climbing on Vehicle in Beverly Hills: Police

    New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was arrested and cited for misdemeanor vandalism Saturday night in California, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department. Edelman was in Beverly Hills when he caused damage to a parked vehicle by jumping on its hood around 9 p.m., Lieutenant Elisabeth Albanese said. According to TMZ Sports, w...
  • Serena Williams Jan 12

    Serena Williams Breaks 3-Year Title Drought at ASB Classic

    Serena Williams broke a three-year title drought when she beat fellow American Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to win the singles final at the ASB Classic. Williams hadn’t won a title since the Australian Open singles in January 2017, and not since she became a mother to her daughter Olympia, who was court-side to see the victory.

  • NBA Jan 12

    Shorthanded Lakers Top Thunder 125-110 Without LeBron, Anthony Davis

    The Los Angeles Lakers fully expected victory, even without LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Kyle Kuzma was among those who took advantage. He scored a season-high 36 points and the Lakers rolled past the Oklahoma City Thunder, 125-110 on Saturday night. Lakers coach Frank Vogel said James had a chest cold. James is averaging 25.4 points, a league-l...
  • NBA Jan 11

    LeBron James Leads Lakers Over Frustrated Mavericks, 129-114

    LeBron James had 35 points and 16 rebounds, Kyle Kuzma scored a season-high 24 points starting in place of injured star Anthony Davis, and the Los Angeles Lakers went up big early in a 129-114 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night. James was dominant from the start to help the Lakers build a 22-point lead in the first…

  • NFL Jan 11

    Sources: Rams to Hire Kevin O’Connell and Brandon Staley as Offensive and Defensive Coordinators

    That was fast. Less than a week after the Los Angeles Rams parted ways with multiple coaches and coordinators, sources tell NBC LA, that the team is expected to hire Kevin O’Connell and Brandon Staley as their offensive and defensive coordinators, respectively. The Rams were expected to make multiple coaching changes after they finished the 2...
  • NBA Jan 11

    Lakers’ Anthony Davis Out vs Mavs, GM Rob Pelinka Gets Promotion and Extension

    Anthony Davis won’t play against Dallas in the opener of a road back-to-back after the Los Angeles Lakers star bruised his buttocks against the New York Knicks on Tuesday. The team made the announcement several hours before the Lakers played at the Mavericks on Friday night. Davis was injured on a nasty fall in a 117-87 win over the...
  • baseball Jan 11

    Dodgers Agree With Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager, No Deals for Max Muncy, Others

    NL MVP Cody Bellinger agreed Friday to an $11.5 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the largest salary for a player eligible for arbitration for the first time. Shortstop Corey Seager agreed to a $7.6 million, one-year deal with the Dodgers, also skipping arbitration. Bellinger, the 2017 NL Rookie of the Year, hit .305 with a c...
  • Clippers Jan 11

    Forum, Inglewood Resident Challenge Law Favorable to Planned Clippers Arena

    The owner of the Forum joined a longtime Inglewood resident in filing a lawsuit Friday challenging the constitutionality of special legislation passed solely for the Los Angeles Clippers to fast-track an environmental review of the team’s proposed arena complex in Inglewood. The Los Angeles Superior Court petition alleges that AB 987, which a...
  • Jan 10

    Adrian Kempe Helps Last-Place Kings Stun Golden Knights 5-2

     It doesn’t take much to get Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jack Campbell fired up to play inside T-Mobile Arena. “You don’t have to get amped — you’re in Vegas. It’s showtime,” he said. Campbell stopped 44 of the 46 shots he faced, Adrian Kempe scored two goals and the Kings surprised the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 on Thur...
  • Jan 9

    IOC Details Rules on Political Protests at Olympics

    Olympic athletes have been told which protests will not be allowed at the 2020 Tokyo Games. That means no taking a knee and no political hand gestures. The IOC Athletes’ Commission has published a three-page guidance document after consulting with competitors. Athletes wanted clarity about how a long-standing ban on political protests in venu...
  • Jan 9

    Stars Extend Winning Streak to 5 With 2-1 Victory Over Kings

    Dallas Stars coach Rick Bowness wishes he had an answer for his team’s slow starts. The good thing is they haven’t proved to be a detriment. The Stars extended their winning streak to five Wednesday night with a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings as Jamie Benn and Blake Comeau scored 37 seconds apart in the second period....

  • Lakers Jan 8

    It Looked Scary, But Anthony Davis’ Injury Might Not Be as Bad as Feared

    Anthony Davis plans to travel with the Los Angeles Lakers on their upcoming road trip after he bruised his buttocks in a nasty fall. The Lakers announced encouraging news about their six-time All-Star’s health Wednesday, a day after he left their blowout win over New York. An MRI exam performed overnight on Davis showed no major concerns, and...
  • Jan 8

    Tom Brady Hints at Return in Instagram Post

    Tom Brady on Wednesday hinted at a return to the NFL in an Instagram post, four days after the Patriots’ disappointing exit from the playoffs. In the post, Brady thanked Patriots fans while praising “teammates who go to battle with me” and “an organization that believes in me.” Brady said the best way to bounce back fr...
  • Anaheim Ducks Jan 8

    Blue Jackets Extend Road Point Streak to 9 by Beating Ducks

    Zach Werenski and the Columbus Blue Jackets aren’t buying the hype about being the hottest team in the NHL. All they continue to focus on is finding ways to win. Werenski scored twice and had the go-ahead goal during the second period Tuesday night as the Blue Jackets rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. The win...

  • NBA Jan 8

    Anthony Davis Injures Back in Lakers’ 117-87 Win Over Knicks

    The Los Angeles Lakers gathered around Anthony Davis while the six-time All-Star writhed in pain on the Staples Center floor. Another breezy blowout win had just become much less fun for the Lakers and their superstar big man, although it’s too soon to say just how serious it will be for their championship dreams. Davis left in the third......
  • NBA Jan 8

    Anthony Davis Leaves Lakers Game With Back Injury, Hours After Turning Down Extension

    The Los Angeles Lakers were down a superstar in the second half of their contest with the New York Knicks at Staples Center. Anthony Davis went up for a block on Julius Randle in the third quarter, and landed hard on his back, remaining on the ground writhing in pain for several minutes before he was helped to his feet…

  • NBA Jan 8

    Lakers Dwight Howard to Return to Dunk Contest, Contract Fully Guaranteed

    Tuesday might have been just an ordinary day for most people, but for Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard it was extremely climatic. Tuesday, January 7 was the Lakers deadline to pick up Howard’s contract for the remainder of the season, making it fully guaranteed. Before the season began, when the Lakers worked out the big man, they sign...
  • baseball Jan 8

    Dodgers, Jimmy Nelson Agree to Incentive-Laden 1-Year Deal

    Right-hander Jimmy Nelson and the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed Tuesday to a $1.25 million, one-year contract, an incentive-laden deal that could be worth $13.25 million over two seasons. The 30-year-old pitcher spent the last six seasons with Milwaukee. Nelson was 33-46 with a 4.22 ERA and 578 strikeouts and 240 walks. Nelson had his best season in 2...
  • Jan 7

    Blue Jackets Beat Kings 4-2, Extend Road Point Streak

    Unexpected contributors have kept the injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets afloat. That was the case again as the Blue Jackets continued their road success to open a four-game West Coast swing. Scott Harrington and Nathan Gerbe scored in the second period and the Blue Jackets beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 on Monday night. Kevin Stenlund and Gustav...
  • Rams Jan 6

    Longtime NFL Coach Wade Phillips Won’t Return as Rams’ Defensive Coordinator

    Veteran defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has been fired by the Los Angeles Rams after three winning seasons. Phillips announced Monday on Twitter that the Rams are not renewing his contract. The 72-year-old says he wants to stay in coaching. Phillips teamed up on the Rams in 2017 with Sean McVay, who became the youngest head coach in modern NFL ...
  • Jason Garrett Jan 6

    Cowboys Select Mike McCarthy to Replace Jason Garrett as Head Coach: Source

    The Dallas Cowboys didn’t take long to settle on Mike McCarthy as their new head coach after waiting a week to announce they were moving on from Jason Garrett. McCarthy, who won a Super Bowl at the home of the Cowboys nine years ago while coaching the Green Bay Packers, has agreed to become the ninth head coach in...

  • NBA Jan 6

    Lakers Block 20 Shots, Beat Pistons 106-99

    LeBron James had 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, and Anthony Davis had eight of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 20 blocked shots in their fifth straight victory, 106-99 over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. Davis scored 11 of his 24 points in the final 3:40 and added 11 rebounds for the Lakers, who blew a late 11-point lead…

  • Naomi Osaka Jan 5

    ‘Near Death’ Experience Gives Osaka New Perspective in 2020

    Naomi Osaka had what she calls a near-death experience in the off-season. Which means, at the very least, she felt really out of her depth.

    She also hired a new coach — Wim Fissette the latest to join her team — last month. So she may have a new perspective in 2020.

  • NFL Jan 5

    The Five Best LA Rams Moments at the Coliseum

    The Los Angeles Rams played their final game at the LA Memorial Coliseum last Sunday, a 31-24 victory to conclude their third consecutive winning season. Despite not making the playoffs in half of their seasons in Los Angeles, the Rams brief stint at the Coliseum has been a huge success. After finishing their first season with a paltry record of&#8...
  • LA Clippers Jan 5

    Grizzlies Beat George-Less Clippers 140-114

    Jae Crowder was making shots early, putting him in a rhythm that carried throughout the game. His Memphis teammates followed right along and took advantage of Los Angeles star Paul George’s absence to rout the Clippers 140-114 on Saturday. The Grizzlies never scored less than 25 points in each quarter. “We controlled the tempo and got off to ...
  • NBA Jan 4

    Anthony Davis Scores 46 Points Against Former Team as Lakers Dispatch Pelicans, 123-113

    Anthony Davis likes sticking it to his ex. Davis had 46 points and the Los Angeles Lakers dispatched of the New Orleans Pelicans, 123-113, on Friday night at Staples Center. Davis was drafted by New Orleans with the first overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, and spent the first six seasons of his career with the Pelicans before famously…...
  • NBA Jan 3

    Clippers Beat Pistons 126-112; Paul George Leaves With Hamstring Injury

    Montrezl Harrell scored 23 points and the Los Angeles Clippers survived without Paul George in the second half to beat the Detroit Pistons 126-112 on Thursday night, winning consecutive games for the first time since Dec. 13. George didn’t return after halftime because of left hamstring tightness. He finished with 12 points. Lou Williams adde...
  • NFL Hall of Fame Jan 3

    15 Finalists Named for Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 2020 Class

    Reggie Wayne and Troy Polamalu are among 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s modern-day 2020 class. The former Colts receiver and Steelers safety are joined by five others who have never been finalists: Packers safety LeRoy Butler; Rams receiver Torry Holt; Panthers linebacker Sam Mills; Dolphins linebacker Zach Thomas; and 49ers...
  • Lakers Jan 2

    Lakers Start New Year With Win Over Suns

    The Lakers built a huge early lead against Phoenix only to see it shrink to single digits. They still won their third in a row, but considered it a lesson learned. LeBron James notched his eighth triple-double of the season, Anthony Davis had 26 points and 11 rebounds, and the Western Conference leaders opened the new year with a 117-107…...
  • Santa Anita Jan 2

    Horse Euthanized After Breaking Down in New Year’s Day Race at Santa Anita

    A horse broke down in the last race at Santa Anita on Wednesday, the track’s first racing death of the winter-spring meet after a spate of deaths last year.

  • World Series Jan 2

    Don Larsen, Yankees Pitcher Who Threw Only Perfect World Series Game, Dies at 90

    Don Larsen, the journeyman pitcher who reached the heights of baseball glory in 1956 for the New York Yankees when he threw a perfect game and the only no-hitter in World Series history, died Wednesday night. He was 90.

  • Jan 2

    Replay Dominated Sports in 2019, Expect More of the Same in 2020

    From the moment two officials failed to throw a flag for obvious pass interference on a play that helped decide the NFC championship — stunning the players, coaches and millions of fans — officiating and replay became a constant theme in 2019. No matter the sport, fans and competitors were frustrated by inconsistent standards and rules that prevent...
  • USC Jan 1

    Former USC Quarterback Matt Leinart Inducted Into Rose Bowl Hall of Fame

    Former USC quarterback Matt Leinart was among four inductees into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Wednesday. Leinart was the MVP of the 2004 Rose Bowl Game, throwing three touchdown passes and running for a fourth score in the Trojans 28-14 victory over Michigan that gave them a share of the national championship. Leinart completed 29 of 40 passes for&#...
  • MLS Jan 1

    Galaxy Sign Midfielder Aleksander Katai

    The LA Galaxy have signed former Chicago Fire midfielder Aleksandar Katai. The Galaxy announced the latest addition Tuesday. They are using Targeted Allocation Money to sign the Serbian veteran. The 28-year-old Katai spent the last two seasons in Chicago, scoring 18 goals in 62 appearances. The Galaxy are expecting him to provide an offensive boost...
  • Rose Bowl Jan 2

    Oregon Tops Wisconsin in 106th Rose Bowl

    Justin Herbert scored his third rushing touchdown of the 106th Rose Bowl on a thrilling 30-yard run with 7:41 to play Wednesday night, and No. 7 Oregon held off No. 11 Wisconsin 28-27 to win its third straight trip to the Granddaddy of Them All. Brady Breeze returned a fumble 31 yards for an early touchdown for the Ducks (12-2)….

  • MLS Jan 1

    LAFC Resigns Veterans Harvey and Jakovic

    Los Angeles FC has re-signed veteran MLS defenders Jordan Harvey and Dejan Jakovic. The defending Presidents’ Trophy winners announced the moves Tuesday. Harvey and Jakovic combined to start 42 games on LAFC’s back line last season. The 35-year-old Harvey contributed one goal and five assists in 2019. The Orange County native and UCLA p...
  • Clippers Jan 1

    Clippers End 2019 by Knocking Crown Off Kings, 105-87

    Paul George had 21 points with season highs of 11 rebounds and nine assists to shake off a slow start, and the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers thumped the Sacramento Kings 105-87 on Tuesday. Kawhi Leonard scored 14 of his 24 points in the third quarter to help the Clippers to their 14th consecutive win in Sacramento dating to 2013. Ivica…...
  • Rams Dec 31, 2019

    Rams Disappointed by Playoff Absence Despite Winning Season

    The Los Angeles Rams have learned all about the minuscule differences between a Super Bowl run and an early offseason. Despite finishing 9-7, coach Sean McVay’s team missed the playoffs for the first time in his three seasons in charge. One year after winning the NFC title and then betting heavily on this roster’s ability to stay in the...
  • NFL Dec 30, 2019

    NFL Officials Look to Raise TV Broadcast Fees on Multiyear Media Deals as Ratings Rise

    NFL viewership ratings are on the rise for the second straight year, giving league officials an edge in pushing to raise broadcast fees and lock in multiyear media deals long before they are set to expire at the end of 2022. Viewership plummeted during the 2016 and 2017 seasons after former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick...
  • Serena Williams Dec 30, 2019

    Serena Williams Aces AP Female Athlete of the Decade Honors

    Serena Williams dominated the decade, on the court and in conversation. There were, to begin with, the dozen Grand Slam single titles — no other woman had more than three over the past 10 seasons — and the 3 1/2 years in a row at No. 1 in the WTA rankings. And then there was the celebrity status that transcended…

  • LeBron James Dec 30, 2019

    The King Reigns: LeBron James is AP’s Male Athlete of Decade

    He left Cleveland for Miami, finally became a champion, went back to his beloved northeast Ohio, delivered on another title promise, then left for the Los Angeles Lakers and the next challenge. He played in eight straight finals. No NBA player won more games or more MVP awards over the last 10 years than he did. He started a school….

  • NBA Dec 30, 2019

    LeBron James Eclipses 9,000 Assists in Lakers 108-95 Victory Over Mavericks

    LeBron James became the ninth player in NBA history to reach 9,000 assists and Anthony Davis scored 23 points as the Los Angeles Lakes defeated the Dallas Mavericks 108-95 on Sunday night. James — who turns 35 on Monday — reached the milestone with 4:35 remaining in the first quarter when he fired an outlet pass to Davis three-quarters of…...
  • NFL Dec 30, 2019

    Rams End Tenure at Coliseum on High Note With 31-24 Win Over Cardinals

    Tyler Higbee and Robert Woods caught touchdown passes from Jared Goff in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Rams bade farewell to the Coliseum and secured their third straight winning season with a 31-24 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Goff passed for 319 yards and hit Cooper Kupp for 99 yards and an early TD, while Los…...
  • Santa Anita Dec 30, 2019

    Horse Dies During Light Running at Santa Anita

    Santa Anita’s opening weekend reportedly was marred by the death of another racehorse — though the latest fatality happened on Thursday, two days before Saturday’s rescheduled opening day. Truest Reward, a 3-year-old gelding, died during a period when the track was closed to workouts but open for jogging and galloping, according t...
  • Dec 29, 2019

    Pettersson Scores Another Winner, Canucks Beat Kings 3-2

    Jacob Markstrom shrugged off a career-high save performance. Elias Pettersson scored his fourth game-winning goal of the season and Markstrom made 49 saves as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Saturday night. “I feel like if you look at it again, they throw a lot of pucks at net,” Markstrom said. “There were some rebounds wher...
  • Lakers Dec 29, 2019

    Kuzma, James Lead Lakers Past Trail Blazers 128-120

    Kyle Kuzma’s season may have turned a corner on Saturday night, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their season-long four-game losing streak in the process. Kuzma scored 24 points, LeBron James had 21 points and 16 assists, and the Lakers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 128-120. Kuzma highlighted a strong performance by the Lakers’ reserves, ...
  • Clippers Dec 29, 2019

    Mitchell, Clarkson Push Jazz Past Clippers 120-107

    Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points, Jordan Clarkson added 19 points in his second game with his new team, and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 120-107 on Saturday night. Clarkson, who was acquired in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, came off the bench to shoot 7 of 13 from the field. The Jazz shot 48.6%…

  • USC Dec 29, 2019

    USC Fires Defensive Coordinator, Special Teams Coach

    The USC Trojans have parted ways with defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast and special teams coordinator/tight ends coach John Baxter, school officials announced Saturday. “I want to thank Coach Pendergast and Coach Baxter for their dedicated service and efforts,” head coach Clay Helton said. “However, in evaluating our team&#8...
  • Anaheim Ducks Dec 28, 2019

    Ducks’ 3-Goal Barrage in 2nd Leads to 4-3 Win Over Vegas

    The Vegas Golden Knights’ dramatic NHL entry in 2017 coincided with the Anaheim Ducks’ decline from several outstanding years. The expansion club immediately dethroned Anaheim as Pacific Division champions and went on to win eight of the clubs’ first nine meetings. With a three-goal barrage Friday night, the Ducks answered back a ...
  • San Diego Dec 28, 2019

    Iowa Embarrasses USC, 49-24, in Holiday Bowl

    Ihmir Smith-Marsette scored on a 6-yard run, a 98-yard kickoff return and a 12-yard reception — all in the second quarter — to lead No. 19 Iowa to a 49-24 victory over No. 22 Southern California in the Holiday Bowl on Friday night. Senior Nate Stanley threw two touchdown passes and the Hawkeyes (10-3) won their fourth straight game for…...
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