6:59 PM EST, Tue November 20, 2018
2 hours ago

Is Adrian Beltre a Hall of Famer?

The career of Adrian Beltre — which spanned 21 seasons, parts of three decades, four teams and 3,166 hits — ended officially on Tuesday when he announced his retirement. His journey contained multitudes: He was a teenage call-up by the Dodgers in 1998, a budding superstar in 2004, a stadium-suppressed...
7 hours ago

Former Dodger Adrian Beltre retires after 21 seasons, 3,166 hits

Adrian Beltre is retiring after 21 seasons and 3,166 hits. The 39-year-old third baseman announced his decision Tuesday in a statement released by the Texas Rangers. “After careful consideration and many sleepless nights, I have made the decision to retire from what I've been doing my whole life,...
7 hours ago

Dodgers Dugout: Who are the three best catchers in team history?

Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell and it’s time to start selecting the all-time 40-man roster for the Dodgers. The all-time team, catcher Before we get to the first position, catcher, let’s lay down the ground rules as to who would be eligible for...
12 hours ago

LeBron James leaving Cleveland was the first step in the demise of the now woeful Cavaliers

Larry Drew stood outside the visiting locker room early Monday night and tried to articulate exactly what the Cleveland Cavaliers have been through since the start of the season. “For whatever reason,” the Cavaliers coach said, “they had to go in a different mode.” His reference was to a 6-foot-8...
16 hours ago

Bruins sweat out a victory

Playing the second in a series of religious schools that line its schedule, UCLA showed some mercy. The Bruins looked like they were comfortably on the way to a romp over cold-shooting Presbyterian on Monday night before appearing to lose interest. What had been a 24-point lead was down to three...
17 hours ago

Clippers rally for another comeback win

Walking toward State Farm Arena’s locker room Monday night, his team’s fifth consecutive victory secured, Clippers coach Doc Rivers put his arm around the shoulders of assistant general manager Mark Hughes. The two kept going, laughing the whole way. The Clippers, the NBA team no one saw coming,...
19 hours ago

Clippers' go-to tandem of Harris and Gallinari finding success

When forward Danilo Gallinari missed his first game this season Monday, it left the Clippers without half of a tandem that has been its most used and one of its most effective. In the 27.7 minutes a game Gallinari and Tobias Harris have averaged together at the forward positions, the Clippers have...
23 hours ago

Joshua Kelley and UCLA continue to revel in victory over USC

His name will forever remain atop some of the greats, from UCLA’s Freeman McNeil and Gaston Green to USC’s O.J. Simpson and Reggie Bush. The tailback whose 289 rushing yards in the rivalry game surpassed his legendary counterparts was answering a question about the craziness of it all Monday morning...
23 hours ago

Another homecoming awaits LeBron James as Lakers head to Cleveland

There remains a degree of relevance to the LeBron James-returns-to-face-his-former-teams tour that is headed to Cleveland on Wednesday night. James will be with the Lakers this time when he plays the Cleveland Cavaliers for the first time since leaving Cleveland for a second time last July. He...
Nov 19, 2018

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 113-97 win over Miami

1. Twice Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was fouled while shooting a three-pointer, and both times he knocked down all three free throws. For Caldwell-Pope and the Lakers, that was a clear sign the shooting guard was going to be aggressive in this game against the Miami Heat and that he was going to take...
Nov 19, 2018

UCLA's Joshua Kelley enjoys record-setting performance vs. USC

UCLA running back Joshua Kelley sprinted across the blue-painted grass toward his teammates, waving his arms in celebration like a gleeful child. It was only fitting that Kelley’s 55-yard touchdown run against USC brought innocent bliss as he chest-bumped his fellow Bruins in the air. The sight...
Nov 19, 2018

UCLA shuts out N.C. State to advance to NCAA tournament quarterfinals

There was no room for doubt. The UCLA women’s soccer team made sure of that with its third 5-0 win of the NCAA tournament, this time against N.C. State, cruising through the third round. UCLA will face North Carolina in the quarterfinals, on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Cary, N.C.. “This team, I think,...
Nov 18, 2018

College basketball roundup: Green helps Kentucky hold off VMI

Quade Green came off the bench to score a season-high 17 points, including five in the final 90 seconds, to help No. 10 Kentucky hold off VMI 92-82 on Sunday night. Leading by 19 midway through the second half, the Wildcats (3-1) had to work to put away the stubborn Keydets, who made 12 second-half...
Nov 18, 2018

LeBron James has 51 points in the Lakers' 113-97 victory over the Heat

LeBron James scored 51 points against his former club to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 113-97 victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday night. James had 19 points in the first quarter to set the tone, the Lakers led by as many as 21 and never trailed. The 51 points were a season high for James,...
Nov 18, 2018

Development coach Dusty Imoo has been integral in keeping the Kings' goalies in the game

Long before he got to the NHL, Willie Desjardins’ coaching odyssey took him to Japan in the mid-1990s. He was with the Seibu Bears, and his goalie was Dusty Imoo. The two won a championship together. Little did they know that they would play important roles with the Kings, decades later. Imoo became...