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Kevin Durant is NBA All-Star game MVP in Team LeBron's comeback win over Team Giannis

18 Feb 2019 04:15

Kevin Durant finished with 31 points and seven rebounds, LeBron James had 19 points and a third-quarter comeback fueled Team LeBron to a 178-164 victory over Team Giannis in the All-Star game on Sunday night.

Team LeBron trailed by 18 points in the first half, but battled back during the third...

How to Reach the Times Travel Section

18 Feb 2019 04:05

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'Eighth Grade' and 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' take top honors at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards

18 Feb 2019 04:05

At its annual awards show — one of the final bellwethers of what has been an unusually unpredictable awards season — the Writers Guild of America threw a couple of final curve balls, honoring a pair of indies that have generally gotten less attention in the Oscar horse race than their bigger, flashier...

Monday's TV highlights: 'Manifest' on NBC

18 Feb 2019 04:00


The Neighborhood Tina (Tichina Arnold) agrees to give Grover (Hank Greenspan) piano lessons and Malcolm (Sheaun McKinney) lands a job in retail sales, but neither has a first day that goes according to plan. Cedric the Entertainer, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs and Marcel Spears also star in...

Southern California's soggy winter continues with small weekend storm

18 Feb 2019 03:55

WIth snow falling in the Tejon Pass, the Grapevine was closed Sunday evening after several cars spun out on Highway 5, the California Highway Patrol said.

Snowfall elevations were expected to drop to 2,500 feet, and authorities warned that highway closures could make holiday travel in local mountains...

Sports media: NBA All-Star game is as puffed up piece of preening as Westminster Dog Show

18 Feb 2019 03:40

In a post-Grammys/pre-Oscars prime-time TV slot, the NBA All-Star game embraces all the trappings of self-congratulatory excess.

As much as we want to keep encouraging it, we’re doomed to soon reach a point of no returns.

Aside from the puffed-up exhibition game, this was just the latest edition...

Justin Thomas squanders four-stroke lead at Riviera to blow chance at victory

18 Feb 2019 03:35

Justin Thomas worked his way around the holes at Riviera on Sunday.

Around the edge of hole after hole, that is, his golf ball peeking in the cup before tauntingly lipping out.

Consequently, he saw his four-shot lead evaporate in the final round of the Genesis Open, as J.B. Holmes overtook him ...

Joey Logano says 'expect the unexpected' as restrictor plates are eliminated

18 Feb 2019 03:30

Joey Logano, a onetime Daytona 500 winner, is the defending NASCAR Cup champion, which in theory should give him an advantage this year. But everything is changing with the elimination of the restrictor plate and the introduction of thicker spacers to slow cars and make racing closer.

He finished...

College basketball: No. 11 Michigan State overcomes loss of Nick Ward to beat Ohio State

18 Feb 2019 03:05

Tom Izzo wants his team to be able to win in a variety of ways. On Sunday, the Michigan State coach lost his standout big man to an injury — and the Spartans still rolled.

“Defense not only travels — sometimes it works at home too,” Izzo said.

Kenny Goins had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and No....

J.B. Holmes finishes first in the Genesis Open marathon on Sunday at Riviera

18 Feb 2019 02:55

J.B. Holmes doesn’t have the look of a world-class marathoner, but he certainly earned that distinction Sunday by outlasting the field and surviving the elements in a daylong trial at Riviera Country Club.

Holmes, after enduring 33 holes over a course that at times seemed to measure out at 26.2...

Denny Hamlin wins his second Daytona 500 in a crash-filled finish

18 Feb 2019 02:55

As darkness descended upon Daytona International Speedway on Sunday signaling both the end of the 61st running of the Great American Race but also the end of the restrictor plate era, Denny Hamlin survived three cautions, including two red flags, all in the final 10 laps, to win his second Daytona...

Paris authorities investigate anti-Semitic remarks hurled at philosopher during 'yellow vest' march

18 Feb 2019 02:30

An upsurge in anti-Semitism in France reached a climax over weekend with a torrent of hate speech directed at a distinguished philosopher during a march of “yellow vest” protesters, adding to questions about the radicalized fringes of the movement hidden within French society.

Paris judicial authorities...

Some NBA All-Star players, including LeBron James, show support for Colin Kaepernick

18 Feb 2019 01:45

Various NBA All-Star players expressed their support for Colin Kaepernick after he and Eric Reid settled their collusion lawsuits against the NFL.

“I stand with Kap; I kneel with Kap,” said LeBron James, who is appearing in his 15th consecutive All-Star game on Sunday. “I feel what he was talking...

A finance manager served as the Kings' emergency backup goaltender against Bruins

18 Feb 2019 01:30

He packed his gear and headed to Staples Center, just like he does for every Kings home game.

Then Steve Jakiel’s phone rang, and his adrenaline jumped up a notch or nine. The call was from Jeff Solomon, the Kings vice president of hockey operations.

“He told me just to make sure that I was ready,...

Softball standout Maya Brady, who's headed to UCLA, gets inspiration from her uncle Tom Brady

18 Feb 2019 01:05

After attending her ninth Super Bowl this month and watching “Uncle Tommy” win his sixth NFL championship as the quarterback for the New England Patriots, senior shortstop Maya Brady of Westlake Village Oaks Christian is ready to take over the family sports spotlight this spring.

How good a softball...

Tiger Woods finishes Genesis Open at Riviera tied for 15th

18 Feb 2019 01:00

Tiger Woods was still the primary attraction Sunday, and drew the biggest gallery by far, but he essentially ran out of gas after a scorching start to the final two rounds.

Woods, who was five under after his first four holes of the third round Saturday afternoon, drifted back into the pack Sunday,...

Review: Burberry mines Britain's culture of contrasts for fall and winter 2019

18 Feb 2019 00:55

There was only one Burberry runway show here for London Fashion Week — a Sunday evening presentation at the Tate Modern that presented chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci’s sophomore men’s and women’s runway collections for the house together. The venue, though, had been separated into two very...

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner released from federal prison

18 Feb 2019 00:55

Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison after being convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl in 2017.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons website shows the 54-year-old New York Democrat is in the custody of its Residential Re-entry Management...

Graham vows to investigate 'administrative coup' against Trump

18 Feb 2019 00:20

The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday that he intends to investigate whether top officials of the FBI and the Justice Department discussed “an administrative coup” to oust President Trump in 2017.

The chairman, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, said he would...

Pacific storms continue to pile snow onto Sierra Nevada snowpack

17 Feb 2019 22:40

The snow piling onto the Sierra Nevada could be considered more of a snow pile-on at this point.

That’s because several feet of white powder have accumulated across the range since the beginning of the month, adding to what has become one of the most bountiful winters California has enjoyed in...

Albert Pujols upbeat about his health: ‘I’m really excited with where I’m at right now’

17 Feb 2019 21:55

Albert Pujols addressed the media for the first time this spring in the Angels clubhouse at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Sunday morning, and he declined to offer much in the way of concrete information about what to expect from his 2019 campaign.

Asked if he could play in early Cactus League games, ...

Salad chopped on the Disney Hall stage closes out 24 hours of Fluxus-ing

17 Feb 2019 21:50

There is nothing remotely uncommon about eating a salad at Walt Disney Concert Hall. I’ve visited the salad bar at the hall’s café countless times.

But eating a salad in Disney Hall had always been a don’t-you-dare matter — until Friday night, when artist Alison Knowles made a humongous one onstage.


As Islamic State’s caliphate withers, the fate of its foreign-born members looms over European nations

17 Feb 2019 21:35

Islamic State’s self-styled caliphate once spanned territory larger than South Carolina. The extremist group controlled the lives of more than 8 million Iraqi and Syrian residents and established its own currency, a taxation system and a sprawling bureaucracy that went so far as to dictate what...

The Times' high school baseball rankings

17 Feb 2019 21:30

A look at the top 25 high school baseball teams in the Southland.

Rk. School (W-L) Comment (last ranking)

1. HARVARD-WESTLAKE (3-0) Pete Crow-Armstrong starts with seven hits in 11 at-bats.(2)

2. MIRA COSTA (1-0); Showdown at St. John Bosco on Monday (4)

3. ORANGE LUTHERAN (1-1) Max Rajcic struck...

Dodgers giving Walker Buehler the ‘slow-playing’ treatment after heavy 2018 workload

17 Feb 2019 21:20

There is a schedule posted in the Dodgers’ clubhouse at Camelback Ranch listing the bullpen sessions for the pitchers in camp. The pitchers are divided into three groups and they alternate taking a mound every three days. It’s standard.

Every pitcher in camp is on there, including Walker Buehler...

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