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Philip Rivers sees opportunity for Chargers to really turn around season if they can beat the Broncos
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:40:00 +0200
Winning suits Philip Rivers. The smiles are a little wider. The belt buckles are a little shinier. The bolo ties are a little longer. It’s why Rivers walked to the postgame podium Sunday and told everyone that he had no idea “2-4 could feel so good.”...
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The Dodgers' brain trust has its own version of 'Moneyball'
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:20:00 +0200
There is no shortage of ways to explain the Dodgers’ success this season, but Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon came up with a new one Wednesday. “Their yin and their yang,” Maddon said. That was Maddon’s way of saluting the Dodgers’ depth and...
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SeaWorld cuts 350 jobs, including 79 in California
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:00:00 +0200
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., which has struggled with declining attendance, said Wednesday that it is cutting 350 positions. The company is laying off people and not refilling open positions across the company, although the cuts primarily affect its corporate...
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Yankees are one win from World Series after beating Astros 5-0 in Game 5 of ALCS
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:50:00 +0200
This week, Dallas Keuchel mentioned two particular joys of his job as a Houston Astros starting pitcher. One is when he takes the mound for the first inning, the nerves building within him. He likes to take one deep breath and soak in the atmosphere in...
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Rams are reaping returns from receiver Pharoh Cooper on special teams
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:45:00 +0200
Almost every time her son prepares to field a kickoff, when nerves overcome Tanya Cooper and it gets to be too much, she defaults to a tried-and-true game plan. She turns her head to look away and asks her husband Glenn — or anyone else nearby — an...
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Lonzo Ball's learning curve starts by playing against defensive star Patrick Beverley
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:45:00 +0200
The young man at the center of all the commotion smiled calmly on Wednesday, the day before the first meaningful game of his NBA career. Lonzo Ball is rarely any other way. “It is going to be a lot of fun,” Ball said. On Thursday night the Lakers...
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Stage set for showdown: Catalonia faces Spanish deadline to drop independence bid or see possible takeover
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:30:00 +0200
Spain and Catalonia hurtled toward a potential secession showdown, with the president of the northeastern region facing a Thursday deadline set by the central government to back away from a bid for independence. Madrid has warned that if Catalonia moves...
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A global primal scream: #MeToo (#YoTambien #QuellaVoltaChe #גםאנחנו أنا_كمان#)
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:25:00 +0200
Social media around the world responded with something like a primal scream to American actress Alyssa Milano’s Twitter request that women tell their stories of sexual harassment or assault with the hashtag #MeToo. Milano’s campaign grew out of accusations...
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Deutschland Cup roster offers early peek at U.S. men's Olympic hockey lineup
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:00:00 +0200
In a glimpse of what the U.S. men’s hockey roster will look like at the Pyeongchang Olympics without NHL players, former NHL standouts Brian Gionta, Ryan Malone and Mark Stuart were among the 29 players chosen to play for the U.S. select team in the...
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NFL notes: Brett Hundley says he's calm and confident in wake of Aaron Rodgers' injury
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:00:00 +0200
Brett Hundley is getting more reps at Green Bay Packers practice and answering a lot more questions from reporters in the locker room. Life has changed for Hundley since starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down with a right collarbone injury. Hundley...
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UCLA's Josh Rosen hopes to erase painful memory of Arizona game
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:55:00 +0200
Josh Rosen can feel the need for a few deep breaths in the film room, even after victories. The UCLA quarterback will see plays that could have been made or mistakes that he might not have noticed in the midst of a long touchdown drive. The footage keeps...
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NFL doesn't change policy on national anthem, to President Trump's tweeting chagrin; next draft will be held in Dallas
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:45:00 +0200
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones always has been a maverick. Jones did deals with Nike and Pepsi when the rest of the NFL went with Reebok and Coke. He wasn’t a contrarian but a trendsetter, because where he went the rest of the league would typically...
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How did Trump's response to Niger deaths go so wrong?
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:45:00 +0200
President Trump kept silent on the deaths of four American soldiers for nearly two weeks, while finding time to tweet about “fake news” and Republicans’ fundraising, attack Puerto Ricans and a Republican senator, among others, and keep up his complaints...
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How did Trump's response to four soldiers' deaths go so wrong?
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:45:00 +0200
President Trump kept silent on the deaths of four American soldiers for nearly two weeks, while finding time to tweet about “fake news” and Republicans’ fundraising, attack Puerto Ricans and a Republican senator, among others, and keep up his complaints...
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NBA notes: Bulls suspend Bobby Portis for 8 games after he punches teammate
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:40:00 +0200
The Chicago Bulls suspended forward Bobby Portis for the first eight games of the season Wednesday for injuring teammate Nikola Mirotic during a fight at practice. Mirotic suffered broken bones in his face as well as a concussion on Tuesday and will likely...
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Clippers are healthy, but coach Doc Rivers still curious about his team
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:25:00 +0200
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Clippers were finally intact for practice after an injury-ravaged training camp. On Thursday, the Clippers will take their healed group to Staples Center to play the Lakers in the season opener for both teams. No one is more...
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Dow closes above 23,000 as stock indexes set new highs
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:20:00 +0200
A day of modest gains on Wall Street resulted in more milestones for U.S. stocks Wednesday as the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 23,000 points for the first time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index and Nasdaq composite also finished at record...
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Sam Farmer predicts Chiefs will beat Raiders in Thursday night football
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:15:00 +0200
NFL Thursday night KANSAS CITY (5-1) AT OAKLAND (2-4) When: 5:15 p.m., Channel 2, NFL Network. Line: Chiefs by 3. Over/under: 47. Sam Farmer’s pick: Amazing that the Raiders, once a vogue Super Bowl pick, have lost four in a row. But that’s not a...
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Trump punts his top priorities to Congress, setting the stage for a year-end showdown
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:05:00 +0200
In kicking his top priorities to Congress, President Trump is setting the stage — intentionally or not — for weeks of messy horse-trading that may culminate in a year-end standoff to avoid another government shutdown. Trump is betting he can pressure...
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LA Weekly is being sold to Semanal Media, a mysterious new company
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:00:00 +0200
LA Weekly’s owner, Voice Media Group, has agreed to sell the alternative weekly newspaper as it sheds print assets and focuses on its digital business, a representative for Voice Media confirmed Wednesday. The buyer, Semanal Media, is a new entity created...
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Airfares have been dropping, but are they about to jump because of higher fuel costs?
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:50:00 +0200
The average domestic airfare in the United States dropped for the April-through-June period to $356, the lowest level for that period since 2009, according to federal statistics. The decline came at a time when fuel costs were sinking and airlines were...
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Did vineyards keep wine country fire from getting worse?
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:00:00 +0200
Christian Palmaz used hoes, shovels and rakes to keep flames from his family’s 19th century vineyard estate home on the flanks of Mt. St. George in eastern Napa County. But he didn’t have to worry about his vines. They’re green, very much alive,...
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Mater Dei is still the team everyone’s chasing
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 08:10:00 +0200
It was touted as the game of the year, just as it has been each of the past few seasons, and rightfully so. Top-ranked Santa Ana Mater Dei held off second-in-line Bellflower St. John Bosco, 31-21, on Friday night at El Camino College in a game that could...
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No. 13 USC rallies, flips and stops Utah 28-27
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 07:10:00 +0200
USC’s catharsis seven games in the making did not happen when Ajene Harris stuffed Troy Williams on a two-point conversion stop that saved USC’s season. It did not happen when Ronald Jones II was hurtling through the night, pulling a front flip —...
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It was a decidedly un-Kershaw-like finish to Game 1
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 07:10:00 +0200
This will take some getting used to, the sight of Clayton Kershaw replaced in the fifth inning of a game he started. That was the scene Saturday night in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series and that could be the scene again at Dodger Stadium...
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Crenshaw gets victory vs. rival Dorsey on festive night
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:50:00 +0200
Dorsey and Crenshaw are located 2.6 miles apart. Dorsey has sent numerous players to the NFL. Crenshaw has five players on NFL teams this season. Imagine if these two City Section football powers could combine their teams. “Oh, my God. We’d beat everybody,”...
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Ducks suffer 3-1 loss to red-hot Avalanche
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 05:50:00 +0200
Tyson Barrie had a tiebreaking goal late in the third period, Gabriel Landeskog and Nikita Zadorov also scored and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Ducks 3-1 on Friday night. Jonathan Bernier had 17 saves against his former team and Mikko Rantanen and...
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Iraqi Kurds' dream of independence seems more elusive than ever
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:45:00 +0200
The establishment of an independent Kurdistan — a decades-old dream for many people here — was starting to seem possible. In a nonbinding referendum held by the Kurds three weeks ago, more than 92% of voters favored breaking away from Iraq. But on...
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Kings find their power and beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-2
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:05:00 +0200
With great power comes great comeback ability. The Kings’ power play was like a slot machine that hadn’t paid off in weeks. It got good looks in the first three games of the season but found itself 0 for 16 going into Saturday. It came alive just...
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UCLA gets run over by Khalil Tate and Arizona 47-30
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 06:55:00 +0200
Arizona had been the salve for everything that troubled UCLA during Bruins coach Jim Mora’s first five seasons in Westwood. Leaky defense? Penalties littering the field? Running game that managed next to nothing? None of it seemed to matter. The Bruins...
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In the era of Instagram, businesses use street art to lure customers
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:00:00 +0200
Inside the shops along Melrose Avenue, there’s plenty to appeal to fashionable young customers such as Melissa Wang. But it was outside the Paul Smith store where the 25-year-old found what she was looking for. “Did you even visit L.A. if you didn’t...
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Syracuse upsets defending champion No. 2 Clemson 27-24
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 04:50:00 +0200
Eric Dungey threw for 278 yards and three touchdowns, Cole Murphy kicked a tiebreaking field goal in the fourth quarter, and Syracuse stunned No. 2 Clemson 27-24 on Friday night to put a damper on the Tigers' chances to repeat as national champions. Clemson...
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NFL will hold 2018 draft at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:20:00 +0200
The NFL decided Wednesday that its 2018 draft will be held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It will mark the first time the draft has been held inside a stadium, although the place will be set up as an indoor-outdoor venue with the roof and giant...
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Rams bounce back to beat Jaguars 27-17
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 04:55:00 +0200
The Rams are ensconced here at a plush beachfront resort, a staging ground for an extended trip that includes an upcoming flight across the Atlantic Ocean to Great Britain. Regardless of the accommodations, the Rams would have been miserable if they were...
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Dodgers aren’t showing any shortcomings even without Corey Seager
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:35:00 +0200
Corey who? On the morning of the opener of the National League Championship Series, the Dodgers announced that All-Star shortstop Corey Seager would not play because of injury. Cubs pitcher Jon Lester likened the impact on the Dodgers to how the Cubs...
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Pac-12 football: Arizona State upsets No. 5 Washington
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 08:35:00 +0200
Manny Wilkins completed 29 of 41 passes for 245 yards, Arizona State's defense smothered Washington most of the game and the Sun Devils stunned the No. 5 Huskies 13-7 on Saturday night. It was the highest-ranked team the Sun Devils (3-3, 2-1 Pac-12) have...
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Aid reaches some in Puerto Rico, but water, food and electricity remain desperately scarce
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 03:50:00 +0200
As soon as the helicopter landed in the mountain community of Castañer, Puerto Rico, Nelson Marchand emerged with much-needed good news for residents gathered at a sandlot. "I bring water and food," Marchand, an officer with the U.S. Customs and Border...
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Lakers and Clippers end their exhibition slate with little star power
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:55:00 +0200
It was a nationally televised game on TNT, with the expectation that the masses would see the star power from the Clippers and Lakers. Instead, what fans from around the nation and those inside Staples Center got to watch Friday night were players from...
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Could another U.S. city host the Olympics before L.A. gets a chance?
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 06:45:00 +0200
Only a month after Los Angeles was officially named host of the 2028 Summer Games, U.S. Olympic Committee officials expressed their desire to put forth another American bid in the near future. “I think I put a stake in the ground and said we are interested...
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It's all lining up for rested Dodgers as they aim for a World Series berth
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 05:10:00 +0200
If Clayton Kershaw looked well-rested on the even of the National League Championship Series, it’s because he was. He smiled. He cracked jokes. “It was kind of fun yesterday watching them duke it out while we were kind of sitting around,” he said....
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No one took Rose McGowan’s claims seriously. Now everyone is listening
Sat, 14 Oct 2017 02:35:00 +0200
Well before the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, Rose McGowan was already, in her words, a “feminist whistleblowing badass.” For months, the actress had warned of a powerful Hollywood figure who had allegedly raped her. She railed against a casting...
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With Rose McGowan's suspension, Twitter again concedes it stumbled
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 01:05:00 +0200
Twitter’s moderation team has been tested in recent weeks by three high-profile cases. An actress-turned-activist suspended for tweeting a private phone number.A politician whose anti-abortion campaign ad Twitter censored, and then released in full.A...
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Old hand Andre Ethier gets first start, and doesn't waste opportunity
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:45:00 +0200
Andre Ethier waited six months for this, seven months, really, if you count the end of spring training. The monotonous therapy sessions, the periods of despondence and frustration, Ethier endured in the unlikely chance he could live the night he lived...
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It hasn’t felt this real for Dodgers in 29 seasons
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:15:00 +0200
The Dodgers are so close to the World Series, you can hear it coming. It crept up with the clank of Chris Taylor’s home run off a center-field roof. It slipped nearer with the bang of Andre Ethier’s home run off a right-field scoreboard. Then, finally,...
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Federal judge in Hawaii blocks Trump's new travel ban
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:20:00 +0200
A Hawaii federal judge issued an order Tuesday blocking major parts of President Trump’s newest travel ban, suggesting it violated immigration law. The decision from U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu stopped the administration’s travel...
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Lynn Swann thinks USC should be 7-0
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 06:30:00 +0200
USC athletic director Lynn Swann was less than thrilled about the first half of USC’s football season. Swann said USC’s first six games left him “a little disappointed we’re not undefeated.” Swann spoke Friday, a day before USC played Utah,...
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