6:13 AM EDT, Sat August 18, 2018
13 hours ago
JT Daniels continues to command attention in USC quarterback competition

JT Daniels continues to command attention in USC quarterback competition

The Trojans will hold another 65-play live scrimmage on Saturday, their second of the preseason, in what serves as an audition for the three players vying for the starting job. Each will lead the offense for two series, then on a two-minute drive.
13 hours ago
Odrisamer Despaigne’s Angels debut spoiled by 5-run second inning

Odrisamer Despaigne’s Angels debut spoiled by 5-run second inning

The newly acquired right-hander throws three other scoreless innings, but the Rangers get six hits, including Joey Gallo’s two-run double, in the second and never trail on their way to a 6-4 win that drops the Angels back to .500.
15 hours ago
Odrisamer Despaigne becomes Angels franchise-record 34th pitcher this season

Odrisamer Despaigne becomes Angels franchise-record 34th pitcher this season

The former Marlin became the 14th different Angels starter (six of whom are on the DL). The MLB record for pitchers used in a season is 40, but Manager Mike Scioscia chooses not to dwell on it and feels good about the way the team has pitched amid the injuries.
22 hours ago
Coliseum security officials confident that return of Raider fans won’t pose problems

Coliseum security officials confident that return of Raider fans won’t pose problems

They'll be watching. Stadium security includes cameras that can give a view of every seat, plus concourse areas.
Aug 17, 2018
Watch USC blind long snapper Jake Olson bravely jump off a high dive

Watch USC blind long snapper Jake Olson bravely jump off a high dive

Redshirt junior from Huntington Beach was among a group of Trojans to take a leap Thursday after practice.
Aug 16, 2018
USC using caution with return of senior linebacker Cameron Smith

USC using caution with return of senior linebacker Cameron Smith

Smith resumed practicing Monday but his participation has been restricted to individual drills and 7-on-7 periods. He will be held out of the Trojans' second live scrimmage on Saturday, but Coach Clay Helton said the veteran is getting plenty of mental work too.
Aug 16, 2018
Angels start strong but fade at the finish in loss to Rangers

Angels start strong but fade at the finish in loss to Rangers

A five-run first inning stakes them to a healthy early lead in a planned bullpen game, but a unique triple play and a four-run eighth inning doom the Angels in the opener of a four-game series in Texas.
Aug 16, 2018
Angels eager to see where hard-throwing Ty Buttrey fits in

Angels eager to see where hard-throwing Ty Buttrey fits in

The physically stout 25-year-old, who the Angels acquired from the Red Sox in last month's Ian Kinsler trade, called Thursday's promotion from Triple-A Salt Lake to the majors “a dream come true.”
Aug 16, 2018
From late-round pick to preseason star, Rams running back John Kelly is on the rise

From late-round pick to preseason star, Rams running back John Kelly is on the rise

With the three backs ahead of him either unlikely to play or likely to get only minimal work, the rookie could have a big role in Saturday's game against Oakland at the Coliseum.
Aug 15, 2018
Aca’Cedric Ware shows off his speed in USC training camp

Aca’Cedric Ware shows off his speed in USC training camp

The senior running back spent the offseason “working on my form, working on picking knees up, core strength and driving. Just fixing my running style” with the hope of inheriting much of Ronald Jones' workload.
Aug 15, 2018
Fresh off the DL, Rene Rivera hits go-ahead homer in Angels’ victory

Fresh off the DL, Rene Rivera hits go-ahead homer in Angels’ victory

Rivera, who had knee surgery in May, played his first game in three months on Wednesday night. He snapped a 2-2 tie with a homer against Padres closer Kirby Yates.
Aug 15, 2018
Angels’ Shohei Ohtani takes a trip back to Anaheim for a high-intensity bullpen session

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani takes a trip back to Anaheim for a high-intensity bullpen session

Ohtani threw at near maximum effort in a bullpen session on Wednesday at Angel Stadium. He made the trip from San Diego to Anaheim and back so the Angels could collect more data on his throwing session.
Aug 15, 2018
Rams’ Brandon Allen could take a big step Saturday, amid concerns about backup QB spot

Rams’ Brandon Allen could take a big step Saturday, amid concerns about backup QB spot

The third-stringer completed 10 of 15 attempts and threw a touchdown last week, while incumbent No. 2 QB Sean Mannion struggled.
Aug 15, 2018
Changes in store for fans as USC, Rams prepare to play amid Coliseum renovations

Changes in store for fans as USC, Rams prepare to play amid Coliseum renovations

At least 15 football games will be played on the active construction site over the next five months, and USC and the Rams are eager to let fans know how a little preparation can prevent them from going home unhappy.
Aug 15, 2018
Ducks sign restricted free agent Ondrej Kase to 3-year, $7.8-million contract

Ducks sign restricted free agent Ondrej Kase to 3-year, $7.8-million contract

Right wing's signing leaves left wing Nick Ritchie as the team's final restricted free agent to be signed before training camp opens next month.