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Los Angeles Times Aug 15, 2014

UCLA kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn is more confident this season

Ka'imi Fairbairn ended UCLA's practice Friday by burying a 51-yard field goal that was dead-solid-perfect.
Los Angeles Times Aug 15, 2014

Redskins say team name isn't offensive because it's a proper noun

The Washington Redskins have been clinging desperately to a team name that has come under increased fire of late as being offensive to Native Americans.
LA Kings Insider Aug 14, 2014

Player evaluation: Carter

JEFF CARTER This season: 72 games, 27 goals, 23 assists, 50 points, 44 penalty minutes, +8 rating, 18:57 time on ice The good: So 2014 wasn’t a bad year professionally for Jeff Carter. He won the Stanley Cup for the second time in his career, he made a terrific impression with his play in Sochi en route to capturing a gold medal with Canada, and he continued to serve as not only the Kings’ purest goal scorer, but as a continually committed 200-foot player with a bevy of all-around attributes that go beyond the numbers compiled in box scores. He [...]
Los Angeles Times Aug 14, 2014

College football: Things could be rosy again for Spartans

Acknowledging that college football's new four-team playoff could someday inch toward a larger basketball-style tournament, we continue our Super 16 countdown, with No. 12 Michigan State:
Los Angeles Times Aug 14, 2014

Tony Stewart to skip NASCAR race after Kevin Ward Jr.'s funeral

Hours after funeral services were held for Kevin Ward Jr., the 20-year-old racer struck and killed by the car of Tony Stewart on Saturday night, Stewart's team said the former NASCAR champion would skip his second consecutive Sprint Cup Series race this weekend.

Kenny Young could be the next big thing at linebacker for UCLA

Linebacker Myles Jack has set an impossible bar for incoming freshmen at UCLA.
Los Angeles Times Aug 14, 2014

A round of golf a day keeps boredom away

Scientists recently stumbled across a switch in a mouse's brain that can turn appetite on and off. Presumably, this can one day be applied to fishing and golf. I hope not, but it probably will. Once available in pill form, wives across America will crush them up and secretly sprinkle them on...
Los Angeles Times Aug 13, 2014

A round of golf a day keeps boredom away

Scientists recently stumbled across a switch in a mouse’s brain that can turn appetite on and off. Presumably, this can one day be applied to fishing and golf. I hope not, but it probably will. Once available in pill form, wives across America will crush them up and secretly sprinkle them on...
LA Kings Insider Aug 13, 2014

Player evaluation: King

DWIGHT KING This season: 77 games, 15 goals, 15 assists, 30 points, 18 penalty minutes, +16 rating, 15:03 time on ice The good: It is a good sign in the development of a young hockey player when a good team widens his responsibilities and the player responds by performing well in the broader role. Such is the case with Dwight King in 2013-14, who earned well over two minutes of additional ice time per game and made the most of it, riding a 13.5% shooting percentage to 15 goals and 30 points in what represented an encouraging response to a [...]

Manhattan Beach lures the best in beach volleyball this weekend

If Southern California is the seat of beach volleyball in the U.S., then Manhattan Beach is the well-worn sweet spot of the chair.
LA Kings Insider Aug 13, 2014

Goodbye, 18,118

Via LAKingsPR: CHANGE in seating capacity for Kings games @STAPLESCenter is now officially 18,230 (no longer officially 18,118)… http://t.co/nTn4TlFiwc — LAKingsPR (@LAKingsPR) August 13, 2014   The Kings surpassed 18,118 in announced attendance five times during the regular season and during all 12 home playoff games. The record attendance for the 2013-14 season was 18,713 in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, a game that was expected to produce record ticketing and merchandise revenues. ESPN.com Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell wrote an interesting piece during the Final, in which...
Los Angeles Times Aug 13, 2014

Watch sports anchor make 23 Robin Williams references during report

“For those of you who suffer from insomnia, Saturday’s Braves game was perfect for you as it ended at 2:29 in the morning. Tonight against the Dodgers for the timekeeper as this one ended a little after 10."
Los Angeles Times Aug 13, 2014

Angels shake off slump in one explosive inning, beat Phillies, 7-2

In his 15 years as the Angels' manager, Mike Scioscia never has used a position player to pitch, no matter how lost the cause.
Los Angeles Times Aug 13, 2014

Dodgers benefit from strong pitching in 4-2 win over Braves

KEY MOMENT: Dan Haren singled with one out in the fifth inning and advanced to third base on a double by Carl Crawford. Haren scored on a groundout by Yasiel Puig and Crawford scored on a single to right field by Matt Kemp. The two runs turned a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 lead.
Los Angeles Times Aug 12, 2014

Donald Sterling era ends for Clippers, team in hands of Steve Ballmer

When Steve Ballmer's attorney walked into Room 236 in Los Angeles Superior Court at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, the clerk handed him a three-page order bearing a judge's signature.

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