11:14 PM EDT, Mon May 20, 2019
29 mins ago

Pac-12 Conference has revenue decrease for 2017-18 school year

The Pac-12 suffered a dip in total revenue during the 2017-18 school year and continued to lag behind other major conferences in monies distributed to member universities, according to tax documents made public Monday. Conference schools received about $31 million each, which put them in last place...
1 hour ago

Jeanie Buss needs to play a bigger role in Lakers' reality show

Lakers owner Jeanie Buss is a pro wrestling fan. Actually, more than a fan. She co-owns Women of Wrestling (WOW) with David McLane, who previously founded Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling before GLOW became a popular Netflix series. Buss hasn’t talked publicly since Magic Johnson abruptly resigned...
1 hour ago

Dodgers’ Julio Urias to be activated eight days after accusation of domestic battery

Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias is expected to be reinstated from paid administrative leave and activated Tuesday, according to two people with knowledge of the situation, eight days after he was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery. The people requested anonymity because they were not authorized...
5 hours ago

Frank Vogel shows ability to ‘roll with the punches’ during Lakers intro

What was supposed to be Frank Vogel’s introductory news conference became a referendum on the dysfunctional Lakers. The new coach spent the better part of a question-and-answer session Monday quietly glancing over at general manager Rob Pelinka, who clumsily tried to refute accusations by Magic...
5 hours ago

Why Magic Johnson went on national TV to discuss Rob Pelinka’s ‘betrayal’

Magic Johnson went on national television Monday morning to make public his criticism of Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and to set the record straight while bringing to light problems that need to be addressed within the Lakers’ organization. The Lakers’ former president of basketball operations,...
9 hours ago

Lakers introduce Frank Vogel as new coach: live coverage

The Lakers are holding a press conference, scheduled to start at 11 a.m., to introduce new coach Frank Vogel. Vogel was hired by the Lakers earlier this month, following an extensive search and after the team couldn’t come to terms with first choice Tyronn Lue. Hours before the scheduled news conference...
9 hours ago

Magic Johnson makes Lakers situation messier by citing Rob Pelinka's 'betrayal'

Magic Johnson has once again performed the seemingly impossible. He has just made the Lakers messier. In an interview on ESPN’s “First Take” talk show Monday — mere hours before the Lakers were scheduled to hold a news conference to introduce new coach Frank Vogel — Johnson took a verbal leaf blower...
11 hours ago

Magic Johnson: Felt betrayed by Rob Pelinka; not enough power with Lakers

Magic Johnson said Monday he stepped down as Lakers president of basketball operations last month because he felt betrayed by general manager Rob Pelinka and that he didn’t have the decision-making power he thought he’d have in the role. Johnson said on ESPN’s “First Take” that controlling owner...
15 hours ago

Clippers’ brain trust continues to meld in preparation for huge offseason

When the Minnesota Timberwolves’ request to interview Clippers general manager Michael Winger was granted on April 16, it was an unseasonably warm 68 degrees in Minneapolis. For all Winger could tell, it might well have been another frigid day in the far north. In the hours after news broke he...
15 hours ago

The Sports Report: Brooks Koepka is the man

Hello everyone. My name is Houston Mitchell and I think all horse races should be run without jockeys. Watching Bodexpress run around without a jockey was the most fun anyone had this weekend. Golf Brooks Koepka won the PGA Championship, and Tod Leonard was there to record what happened: “In beating...
22 hours ago

UCLA softball defeats Missouri to advance to NCAA Super Regionals

With the season on the line in the NCAA softball regionals Sunday, UCLA rallied the same way it has all season — with a dance party. In the locker room, the Bruins blasted music, shouted the lyrics and then returned to the field. The tactic worked immediately. After falling to Missouri in the first...
May 19, 2019

Slumping Angels infielder Zack Cozart gets why he's not playing much

Zack Cozart’s name was in the lineup for the first time in a week Sunday, the lengthy gap a stark reminder of the struggling infielder’s reduced role. Cozart, who missed two weeks because of a neck strain and a left-forearm bruise, is batting .131 with a .338 on-base-plus-slugging percentage, no...
May 19, 2019

Patrick Cantlay finishes tied for third in PGA Championship

Another major, another impressive finish for Patrick Cantlay. The former UCLA standout finished in a tie for third with Jordan Spieth and Matt Wallace at two-under-par 278, a month after a tie for ninth in the Masters. It was Cantlay’s seventh top-10 finish of the year, tying his career-best seven...
May 19, 2019

Kenley Jansen out of sync with his catchers? Dodgers address mix-ups

Before the Dodgers opened their three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds, Dave Roberts and Kenley Jansen met in the manager’s office Friday to discuss what prompted mix-ups between Jansen and his catcher in his two ninth-inning outings against the San Diego Padres earlier in the week. Jansen...
May 19, 2019

Royals solve Tyler Skaggs, Angels can't do same with Danny Duffy

Tyler Skaggs’ mastery of the Kansas City Royals ended during a laborious third inning in which the Angels left-hander threw 34 pitches and was tagged for three runs, the low point of Sunday’s 5-1 loss before an announced crowd of 43,329 in Angel Stadium. Skaggs entered with a 2-1 record and 0.35...