11:18 AM EDT, Sat August 23, 2014

Where would the Dodgers be without Dee Gordon?

The Dodgers needed a spark plug. They were so desperate for a leadoff hitter they planned on using Yasiel Puig. Their No. 1 plan for a second baseman was a Cuban shortstop who had never played a lick of American baseball.
Los Angeles Times 11 hours ago

Diana Taurasi leads Mercury past Sparks, 75-72, in playoff opener

Diana Taurasi hit four straight free throws in the final 40 seconds, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Sparks, 75-72, on Friday night in the first round of the WNBA playoffs.
Los Angeles Times 12 hours ago

Letters: A new kind of crazy for Clippers

Until I looked up at the TV screen, I was almost convinced that Howard Dean had just purchased the Clippers. Or did Steve Ballmer simply forget to take his medications?
Los Angeles Times Aug 22, 2014

Justin Turner gives Dodgers comeback victory over Padres, 2-1

KEY MOMENT: Justin Turner hit a two-run home run off Tyson Ross in the eighth inning, turning a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 advantage. "That's one of the most exciting moments of my career," Turner said. The home run was the fourth of the season for Turner, but the first to turn on the bubble...
Los Angeles Times Aug 22, 2014

USC's Justin Davis gets more opportunities as Tre Madden sits out

Justin Davis began training camp as the third tailback on USC's depth chart behind Javorius Allen and Tre Madden.
Los Angeles Times Aug 21, 2014

Garrett Richards injures knee in Angels victory over Red Sox

The Angels huddled around first base Wednesday night as medical personnel tended to Garrett Richards, who lay on his back, writhing in so much pain that first baseman Albert Pujols, on one knee, held the pitcher's hand to comfort him.

Dodgers' Zack Greinke looks doubtful for next start

The Dodgers have been having trouble digging up five healthy starters, but now it appears they’ll have to go a tad deeper.

March may be make-or-break stretch on Lakers' schedule

After a 27-55 season, the Lakers hope to be far more competitive this coming season.
Los Angeles Times Aug 19, 2014

Braxton Miller done for season, Ohio State confirms

Ohio State released a statement Tuesday afternoon confirming that quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the season because of a shoulder injury.

Byron Scott begins mentorship at Centennial High School

On Tuesday, Lakers Coach Byron Scott visited Centennial High School in Compton to announce his mentorship with the school's Male Academy.
Los Angeles Times Aug 19, 2014

NASCAR's looming question: Will Tony Stewart return at Bristol?

After sitting out two consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, the question now is whether Tony Stewart will return for the next race Saturday night at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.
LA Kings Insider Aug 19, 2014


LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings – the 2014 Stanley Cup Champions – have announced that all general admission tickets for LA Kings Hockey Fest ’14, presented by Pizza Hut, at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo on September 14 have been sold. General admission tickets to Hockey Fest are now sold out but fans can still gain access to Hockey Fest by purchasing a ticket to one of the following events — the LA Kings Alumni Game and the Royal Feast later that evening.  Proceeds from all three events benefit the Kings Care Foundation.    HOCKEY GAME: A [...]
LA Kings Insider Aug 18, 2014


LOS ANGELES – Single game tickets for all Los Angeles Kings home games at STAPLES Center for the 2014-15 regular season go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 12, at 10 a.m., the Kings announced today. To purchase tickets beginning September 12, visit LAKings.com or call 1-888-KINGS-LA (1.888.54647.52). Every Kings home game is expected to sell-out this season. In addition, tickets for the two Kings preseason games at STAPLES Center – September 22 (versus Phoenix) and September 25 (versus Anaheim) – went on sale TODAY at 10 a.m. A limited number of tickets remain to...
Los Angeles Times Aug 17, 2014

Milwaukee Brewers beat Dodgers, 7-2

KEY MOMENT: There were two moments actually, both coming in the first two innings courtesy of Jonathan Lucroy. In the first inning, the Brewers catcher hit Dan Haren's ninth pitch of the afternoon halfway up the left-field pavilion for a two-run homer. Then, an inning later — following an error...
Los Angeles Times Aug 17, 2014

Jeff Gordon prevails in NASCAR race at Michigan

Jeff Gordon hopes history repeats itself.

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