11:30 PM EST, Mon January 21, 2019
40 mins ago

UCLA is expected to hire Nevada's Jason Kaufusi as assistant football coach

UCLA is expected to hire Nevada’s Jason Kaufusi to fill the vacancy created by the departure of outside linebackers coach Roy Manning, a person close to the situation said Monday on condition of anonymity because he was not publicly authorized to discuss the move. Kaufusi, who will turn 40 next...
45 mins ago

UCLA running back Brandon Stephens announces he will transfer

UCLA running back Brandon Stephens, who fell out of the running back rotation last season after a strong finish in 2017, announced on Twitter on Monday that he would be departing this summer as a graduate transfer. Stephens has two seasons of eligibility remaining after having appeared in only...
50 mins ago

Kings defeat Blues, but they're still looking for consistency

On the rare occasions that the Kings play with the unshakeable resolve and resilience they showed in rallying for a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues at Staples Center on Monday, one question inevitably arises: Why haven’t they done that more often? Interim coach Willie Desjardins wonders the...
1 hour ago

UCLA gymnastics continues perfect season and dazzles a huge crowd

When Kyla Ross finished her floor routine and UCLA gymnastics fans showered her in applause, coach Valorie Kondos Field turned around. She clapped for the audience. As Ross performed, Kondos Field choreographed the Bruins’ student section, part of a crowd of 10,270 that watched the Bruins defeat...
2 hours ago

Angels count on a healthy Tyler Skaggs to lead the pitching staff

Twice a week, Tyler Skaggs lays his body flush against a yoga mat and reaches for rubber therapy balls. Sometimes he sets them underneath his shoulders to nurture the deltoid that keys his livelihood. Other times, he places them between his thighs, focusing a mobility exercise on tissues that last...
2 hours ago

LZ Granderson: Hard to 'stick to sports' when sports doesn't stick to sports

Picture this: Winter in Detroit. The year — 1988. Guns N’ Roses were new, Jheri curls were old and my beloved Detroit Pistons had just lost to the Los Angeles Lakers … again. At this point the Pistons were 4-13 against Magic Johnson, the local legend who was stolen from us by Dr. Jerry Buss. The...
4 hours ago

Dave Roberts says Dodgers still need to add a proven right-handed hitter

Three weeks remain until Dodgers pitchers and catchers report for spring training at Camelback Ranch in Arizona. Traditionally, clubs are applying the finishing touches to their rosters at this point. But the last two offseasons have bucked convention. The hot stove is still churning, big names...
4 hours ago

Sports Media: Pioneering broadcaster Ann Meyers Drysdale continues to hone, and be recognized for, her craft

Ann Meyers Drysdale wasn’t an accidental broadcaster when she pivoted from a ground-breaking Basketball Hall of Fame playing career in the 1970s and ’80s, looking for a meaningful way to stay involved in the sport. Her dedication to basketball for decades has brought more Hall of Fame recognition....
5 hours ago

Resolute Beverley set tone in Clippers' win over Spurs

In a time of need, the Clippers called on tenacious Patrick Beverley to be a starter and to provide his infectious attitude Sunday against the San Antonio Spurs. Beverley resoundingly did so. He refused to give in to the enormous challenge of the shorthanded Clippers seeking to break a five-game...
7 hours ago

Lakers! Lonzo Ball just adds to the team's injury woes

Hi, this is Tania Ganguli, Lakers beat writer for the Los Angeles Times, here with your Lakers newsletter. Just when things seemed to be turning a corner for the Lakers, the team was dealt another another blow. Lonzo Ball will be out for four to six weeks with a torn ligament in his ankle. Luke...
15 hours ago

The Sports Report: Rams are looking just super

Howdy everyone, and welcome to the Monday edition of the Los Angeles Times daily sports newsletter. My name is Houston Mitchell and I’m your host for the festivities. Subscribe to this newsletter by clicking here. Let’s get to it. Rams Wow. What a great day of football. Two overtime conference...
Jan 20, 2019

Clippers buck the odds in 103-95 win at San Antonio

They were missing two of their top scorers, and yet the Clippers defeated the San Antonio Spurs 103-95 despite the odds being stacked against them. They had lost five consecutive games and didn’t look so good in the process, and yet the depleted Clippers broke that string with an effort that included...
Jan 20, 2019

Clippers' Danilo Gallinari doesn't make trip because of back spasms

Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari didn’t play Sunday against San Antonio because he remained in Los Angeles to get treatment for back spasms and Clippers reserve guard Lou Williams didn’t play because of a sore right hamstring that forced him to sit out for a second consecutive game. Coach Doc...
Jan 20, 2019

Lakers' Lonzo Ball to miss 4-6 weeks with ankle sprain

Lonzo Ball will miss four to six weeks after an MRI showed he suffered a Grade 3 sprain to his left ankle, the Lakers said. The sprain includes a torn ligament, which Rajon Rondo suffered to his right ring finger last month. Unlike Rondo, Ball will not need surgery. Ball turned his ankle in the...
Jan 20, 2019

Coach Willie Desjardins confident Kings will be ready to go in final game before break

On the surface, the Kings’ final game before they take an 11-day break seems like a letdown waiting to happen. Players, generally, are looking ahead to mental and physical rest. Some have already made getaway plans for the hiatus. The Kings will play their 50th game in 109 days on Monday. But none...