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Dodgers rally in seventh to move one game closer to postseason

25 Sep 2018 05:15

Manny Machado walked down the first-base line, his eyes tracking the parabola which just burst off his bat, in the final inning of a 7-4 victory over the Diamondbacks. The baseball soared toward the Chase Field fence, an insurance salvo taking flight. Machado admired the shot until his sense of...

6 Central California students treated after taking Xanax

25 Sep 2018 05:05

Six Central California high school students have been examined at hospitals after taking the drug Xanax, and two were arrested.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said authorities were notified Monday that a student at Cabrillo High School and others at Maple Continuation School in Lompoc...

Suspect in baseball bat killings of L.A. homeless men is also wanted for questioning in disappearance of relatives

25 Sep 2018 05:05

The man suspected of beating two homeless men to death and leaving two others in critical condition in Los Angeles County this month is also wanted for questioning in the disappearance of two of his relatives in Texas, police said.

Ramon Escobar, 47, was captured by police in Santa Monica early...

NFL: Steelers hold off Buccaneers behind Ben Roethlisberger

25 Sep 2018 05:05

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 353 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 30-27 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night.

Capping a tumultuous week in which star receiver Antonio Brown made headlines by shouting at an assistant coach on the sidelines and getting...

College football: Clemson changes QB for Syracuse

25 Sep 2018 04:40

Freshman Trevor Lawrence is the new starting quarterback for No. 3 Clemson, replacing senior Kelly Bryant — for now.

The move doesn’t mean Bryant is being benched, or won’t regain the starting spot. But coach Dabo Swinney wouldn’t say anything Monday following the announcement that Lawrence will...

Development of Lakers' young core still vital to team's success

25 Sep 2018 04:15

They were the future for the Lakers, a young core of players the franchise had put its faith in to be the saviors.

Now the Lakers have the dominating force of LeBron James and veteran leadership with point guard Rajon Rondo, but the continued development of youngsters Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram,...

NFL: Ricardo Allen another blow to Atlanta

25 Sep 2018 04:00

Atlanta starting safety Ricardo Allen will miss the remainder of the year with a torn left Achilles tendon, dealing another blow to the Falcons’ ravaged defense.

Allen, who had 17 tackles and an interception, is the third defensive starter to go on injured reserve. Atlanta also lost strong safety...

Founders of Instagram say they're leaving Facebook Inc.

25 Sep 2018 03:50

The founders of Instagram announced in a surprise move Monday that they were leaving Facebook Inc.

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger said they were “ready for their next chapter” and said they were grateful for the six years they spent at Facebook, which acquired the photo sharing app for $1 billion.


Dodgers activate JT Chargois, giving them 40 active players

25 Sep 2018 03:30

The Dodgers’ active roster reached maximum capacity Monday, when they reinstated right-hander J.T. Chargois from the 10-day disabled list. Chargois had been the only inactive member of the club’s 40-man roster.

Chargois returns after landing on the disabled list last month with a neck injury. The...

Brett Kavanaugh goes on TV, demanding fairness. But fairness to whom, exactly?

25 Sep 2018 03:25

In his first TV interview since two women accused him of sexual assault, beleaguered Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sat under the lights looking deeply distressed and demanded fairness.

His wife sat beside him, looking equally uncomfortable, and not quite sure what to say.

During the Kavanaughs’...

Suspect held in baseball bat killings of homeless men in downtown Los Angeles

25 Sep 2018 03:05

A man suspected of pummeling homeless men with a baseball bat in downtown Los Angeles last week, leaving two dead and a third critically injured, was captured by police in Santa Monica after allegedly committing a similar attack Monday morning, authorities said.

Ramon Escobar, 47, was arrested...

Tuesday’s TV highlights: 'Mr Inbetween' on FX

25 Sep 2018 03:00


Carter Harley and Sam (Jerry O’Connell, Sydney Tamiia Poitier) investigate the murder of an obnoxious radio DJ in this new episode of the mystery series. 7 p.m. WGN America

NCIS The season premiere picks up the action one month after the kidnapping of NCIS Director Vance (Rocky Carroll),...

Lakers and LeBron James retake spotlight, while Clippers get comfortable back in the shadows

25 Sep 2018 02:50

For the first time since agreeing to continue his career in Los Angeles, LeBron James was going to walk through the door in front of reporters and cameras as a Laker.

The simple act — one man walking through a doorway — caused the room to fall almost entirely silent. Everyone reached for their...

Luka Modric is FIFA’s player of the year

25 Sep 2018 02:35

Luka Modric broke a decade of award dominance by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in being crowned soccer player of the year by FIFA on Monday.

Modric, 33, won the Champions League for a fourth time in five seasons with Real Madrid and led Croatia to its first World Cup final.

Messi and Ronaldo...

LeBron James' first public appearance in a Lakers uniform is exciting to everyone but himself

25 Sep 2018 02:35

He smiled once.

In LeBron James’ first public appearance in a Lakers uniform Monday afternoon, after a three-month honeymoon celebrating the marriage of basketball’s best player with its most glamorous franchise, he smiled exactly once.

It was when he was asked what constitutes pressure for him.


Injury to Rams' Talib might require ankle surgery; Peters' calf injury not as bad as originally thought

25 Sep 2018 02:00

Accurately predicting and preparing for scenarios his Rams might encounter ranks is one of Sean McVay’s coaching strengths.

Not even McVay, however, anticipated that star cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters would be sidelined in the same game — and perhaps for part of the season.

Talib could...

LeBron James says he feels no pressure in joining Lakers, warns they will take their lumps

25 Sep 2018 01:45

LeBron James walked to the podium stoically. He didn’t smile or laugh until one question allowed a peek behind the curtain.

What causes James to feel pressure?

“Nothing,” he said before putting down the microphone he held in his hand.

A pause ensued as a group of reporters waited for more, but...

Trump tweet mocking Stormy Daniels was free speech, not defamation, judge says

25 Sep 2018 01:45

A federal judge cast doubt Monday on a defamation claim that Stormy Daniels filed against President Trump for a tweet questioning the credibility of the adult-film actress.

Judge S. James Otero of U.S. District Court in Los Angeles said the Trump tweet that gave rise to Daniels’ lawsuit looked...

Authorities offer $50,000 reward in 2017 Vermont Square killing

25 Sep 2018 01:35

It has been nearly a year since musician Antonio M. Wilson was fatally shot while going to pick up some tacos a block from his South Los Angeles home.

To spur an investigation that has hit a dead end, Los Angeles Police Department officials on Monday announced a $50,000 reward for information leading...

Snapchat is partnering with Amazon to let users shop through their smartphone cameras

25 Sep 2018 01:25

See something out in the world that you want to buy? Now you can just Snap it up.

Santa Monica’s Snap Inc. announced a partnership with Amazon on Monday that will enable users to point their smartphone cameras at a pair of shoes, the barcode on the bottom of a shampoo bottle, or any other object...

With or without Jimmy Butler, Clippers confident they have key component of a playoff team

25 Sep 2018 01:15

The elephant in the room was actually a Timberwolf.

Jimmy Butler, the All-Star guard who demanded to be traded by Minnesota and reportedly prefers to land with the Clippers, never was mentioned when the Clippers gathered for Monday’s media day at their practice facility to discuss the new season....

In Fox News interview, Kavanaugh says he won't let 'false accusations' push him out

25 Sep 2018 01:02

Bill Cosby should get up to 10 years in prison and be branded a sex offender for life, prosecutors say

25 Sep 2018 00:45

Bill Cosby, the first high-profile American celebrity to be convicted of sexual assault in the #MeToo era, should be locked up for as long as a decade and be required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life, prosecutors said Monday in the first day of a hearing that will determine...

Time is now for Baker Mayfield and Josh Rosen, while wait continues for Jimmy Garappolo

25 Sep 2018 00:45

In Cleveland, pure excitement.

In San Francisco, unmistakable anguish.

In Arizona, something in between.

Three NFL franchises, three Week 4 quarterback changes, with the Browns promoting No. 1 pick Baker Mayfield, the Cardinals giving Josh Rosen a try, and the 49ers coming to grips with losing...

Vasiliy Lomachenko accepts Dec. 8 bout at Madison Square Garden to attract larger audience

25 Sep 2018 00:40

Vasiliy Lomachenko is shifting away from a larger arena to attract a larger audience, accepting a Dec. 8 lightweight-unification bout at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater against Puerto Rico’s Jose Pedraza.

Rather than remain in a previously announced Dec. 1 Forum card that was to be streamed...

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