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LA Kings Insider 1 hour ago

NHL.com’s 30 in 30 Kings preview

The Los Angeles Kings “might be the deepest team in the league,” according to NHL.com’s Dan Rosen, who identifies a collection of L.A. storylines while wrapping up the 30 in 30 series by previewing the club’s upcoming title defense. Getting more productive minutes out of Mike Richards is among the developments that will affect the level of success the Kings find this year, as noted in this video: NHL.com writers Corey Masisak, Curtis Zupke and Adam Kimelman continue the preview, which comes after an off-season in which the biggest news emerged shortly after the confetti was cleaned up...
Los Angeles Times 15 hours ago

UCLA's Ishmael Adams has a chip that gives him an edge

UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks shook his head when the subject turned to Ishmael Adams.
Los Angeles Times 20 hours ago

Manchester United sends 'Chicharito' packing, lands Falcao

Mexican striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez slipped through international soccer's summer transfer window just before it closed Monday, moving from England's Manchester United to Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid on a season-long loan.
Los Angeles Times Sep 1, 2014

Unmarked trophy serves clue to lost tennis champion

On a cluttered card table at a Westside estate sale, Sandy Marks spotted an antique silver trophy. It was a large bowl, so deeply tarnished that she struggled to read the inscription:
Los Angeles Times Sep 1, 2014

Tony Stewart returns to NASCAR racing with a tough outing at Atlanta

Tony Stewart returned to NASCAR racing Sunday night for the first time since a car driven by Stewart struck and killed a fellow driver who was on foot during a sprint car race three weeks ago.
Los Angeles Times Sep 1, 2014

Baylor crushes Southern Methodist, 45-0, behind Bryce Petty

Bryce Petty and No. 10 Baylor had a nice housewarming party at their new riverfront campus stadium Sunday night in Waco, Texas, even though the quarterback was clearly not feeling his best.
Los Angeles Times Aug 31, 2014

For Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, happiness is just being here, at U.S. Open

The glamour girls, Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki, were on center court Sunday, seeking to further their fame, fortune and happiness. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, match and tournament over, had already found hers.
Los Angeles Times Aug 31, 2014

College football's opening weekend raises eyebrows

Getting a line on opening weekend was not easy.

Four-run eighth inning keys Dodgers' 7-1 win over Padres

KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers blew open the game with a four-run eighth inning. Juan Uribe drove in the first run of the inning with a single to right field. Matt Kemp scored on a wild pitch by the Padres' third pitcher of the inning, Jesse Hahn. Darwin Barney extended the Dodgers' lead to 6-1 with a...
Los Angeles Times Aug 31, 2014

Watch Bill Plaschke, Gary Klein, Lindsey Thiry discuss USC's Week 1

The distractions USC overcame Saturday to defeat Fresno State, 52-13, seemed extraordinary. But for a program that's known nothing but turmoil the last two years, it was just another game at the Coliseum.
Los Angeles Times Aug 31, 2014

Cory Rasmus gives Angels strong start, but fifth spot still a question

Cory Rasmus’ brief but superb start Saturday night, in which he allowed one hit and struck out six in three scoreless innings of a 2-0 win over the Oakland Athletics, gave the Angels some hope that they’ve found a replacement for the injured Garret Richards.
Los Angeles Times Aug 31, 2014

T.J. Dillashaw stops substitute Joe Soto in fifth

— T.J. Dillashaw knew his last-minute opponent, Joe Soto. was coming for his belt, drenched in chance-of-a-lifetime adrenaline.
Los Angeles Times Aug 31, 2014

Cory Rasmus answers the call for Angels

Cory Rasmus had not started a game since May 2011, when he was pitching at Class-A Lynchburg, Va. His career high for pitches as a big league reliever was 51, which he threw over 22/3 innings Monday against Miami.
Los Angeles Times Aug 30, 2014

USC routs Fresno State, 52-13, as freshmen shine

Distractions surrounded USC all week as the Trojans prepared for Saturday's opener against Fresno State at the Coliseum, but there was no sign of trouble once the game began.
Los Angeles Times Aug 30, 2014

Kicker Sam Ficken survives fickle fans to become hero for Penn State

Sam Ficken was a hero Saturday, which was especially sweet because he knows what it's like to be a goat.

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