3:19 PM EST, Mon February 27, 2017
24 mins ago

UCLA makes long-awaited climb in NCAA tournament bracket projections

UCLA finally enjoyed some upward mobility in both the Associated Press poll and NCAA tournament bracket projections Monday in the wake of its impressive road victory over Arizona. The Bruins (26-3 overall, 13-3 Pac-12 Conference) rose to a No. 2 seeding in the South Regional, according to CBS Sports’...
44 mins ago

Five takeaways from the Clippers' overtime win over Charlotte

Chris Paul didn’t shoot the basketball well Sunday night, even missing a layup with just a few seconds left in overtime and the Clippers leading by just one point. (DeAndre Jordan cleaned up the miss with a follow dunk, however). But Paul still was a big-time factor in the Clippers’ 124-121 victory...
1 hour ago

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 119-98 loss to the San Antonio Spurs

On Sunday afternoon, the Lakers were able to avoid the same kind of disaster that befell them the last time they played San Antonio. But it still didn’t go well, especially in the first half. Here are five takeaways from the Lakers’ 119-98 loss to the Spurs. 1. This game tested the limits of Lakers...
14 hours ago

Blake Griffin scores 43 as Clippers hold off Hornets, 124-121, in OT

Blake Griffin scored a season-high 43 points and Chris Paul had 15 points and 17 assists as the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Charlotte Hornets 124-121 in overtime Sunday night.  The Hornets lost despite getting 34 points from Kemba Walker and 31 from Nicolas Batum, who shot 8 of 13 on 3-pointers. ...
15 hours ago

Lakers' Jose Calderon faces uncertain future

While Jose Calderon allows his agent to worry about working out a buyout of his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, Calderon is just operating as he normally would. “Here it was great,” Calderon said. “The wins and losses, I totally understand what they’re trying to do. I’ve been here helping...
17 hours ago

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers isn't worried about playoff seeding; he just wants a healthy roster

Before the Clippers took the Staples Center court Sunday night, they had tumbled in the Western Conference. Utah defeated Washington earlier Sunday, pushing the fifth-place Clippers 1½ games behind the fourth-place Jazz. And the playoff race got even more crowded for the Clippers because sixth-place...
17 hours ago

Spurs set the standard the Lakers are aspiring to reach

Someday, the Lakers hope, they will share the ball as efficiently and cleverly as the San Antonio Spurs did Sunday in racking up 37 assists on 49 field goals in a 119-98 rout at Staples Center. Someday, the Lakers dream, they will again experience stability as a franchise, as the Spurs have enjoyed...
17 hours ago

Angels' Garrett Richards, Tyler Skaggs pitch to hitters at training facility

The games are going, but at this early stage in this spring, much of the Angels’ attention from inside and outside the organization is focused away from them, on their starting pitchers who are still working their way to participating in games. On Sunday, two of the team’s young starters pitched...
18 hours ago

Arizona State stuns USC with late rally, 83-82

 Arizona State rallied from six points down in the final 30 seconds to stun USC 83-82 on Sunday on Tra Holder's two free throws with 6.9 seconds to play.  Trailing 82-76, Holder scored on a driving layup with 28.9 seconds to go. Elijah Stewart missed the front end of a one-and-one for USC and Kodi...
19 hours ago

Dodgers prospects Cody Bellinger, Alex Verdugo go deep in 10-8 victory over Brewers

The Dodgers defeated the Milwaukee Brewers, 10-8, on Sunday at Maryvale Baseball Park and are now 2-0 in Cactus League play. AT THE PLATE: A sizable blast from prospect Cody Bellinger broke an 8-8 tie in the eighth. Bellinger connected on a homer that cleared the right-field perm and landed on...
19 hours ago

Kings get Ben Bishop from Tampa Bay in exchange for Peter Budaj

A day after getting goaltender Jonathan Quick back from a groin injury that had sidelined him all season, the Kings picked up another top goalie Sunday when they acquired veteran Ben Bishop from the Tampa Bay Lightning. But the price was high, with the Kings sending goalie Peter Budaj, minor-league...
19 hours ago

Angels defeat Athletics, 5-3, in spring game

The Angels defeated the Oakland Athletics, 5-3, on Sunday at Hohokam Stadium and preserved their perfect Cactus League record, now 2-0. AT THE PLATE: Fourth outfielder Ben Revere doubled in the Angels’ first run with a ground ball down the right-field line in the third inning. … Outfielder Ryan...
20 hours ago

Healthy Scott Van Slyke vies for spot on Dodgers roster

Scott Van Slyke held his right hand in front of his face. He was trying to demonstrate his physical limitations in 2016. The wrist should be able to bend backwards 90 degrees, inverted “like you hold a pizza,” he said inside the Dodgers clubhouse at Camelback Ranch one day last week. In 2016, before...
21 hours ago

Lakers put up little resistance in loss to Spurs

On a fast break during the fourth quarter, Jordan Clarkson lobbed the ball up for Corey Brewer, his teammate for the last four days. Only Brewer wasn’t expecting it, the pass didn’t connect and those around them couldn’t help but laugh. The San Antonio Spurs marched on, with little regard for a...
22 hours ago

Pac-12 basketball: UCLA women finish regular season with win at Arizona State

Kennedy Burke scored 16 points with nine rebounds, Jordan Canada had 12 with eight boards and eight assists and No. 15 UCLA held off Arizona State, 55-52, on Sunday in Tempe, Ariz., in the regular-season finale.  Relli Richardson made a three-pointer and the Sun Devils made four free throws during...