3:25 AM EST, Thu February 21, 2019
5 hours ago
Analysis: What to watch for as the Lakers shoot for the postseason

Analysis: What to watch for as the Lakers shoot for the postseason

A lot of things have to come together for the Lakers to win their way into a playoff berth, and a schedule littered with playoff-caliber teams won't make this final 25-game stretch any easier.
7 hours ago
Ducks, Jakob Silfverberg reach agreement on a 5-year contract extension

Ducks, Jakob Silfverberg reach agreement on a 5-year contract extension

The two sides can't make the agreement official until after Monday's trade deadline at the earliest because of salary-cap issues.
8 hours ago
Can USC’s Boatwright and Rakocevic vie for Pac-12 player of year?

Can USC’s Boatwright and Rakocevic vie for Pac-12 player of year?

The big men rank near the top of the Pac-12 in scoring and rebounds, but chances for conference MVP award weighed down by Trojans' drop toward .500.
9 hours ago
LeBron James plans to be ‘a little bit different’ as the Lakers make a playoff push

LeBron James plans to be ‘a little bit different’ as the Lakers make a playoff push

James, who is averaging 23.2 points, 10.8 rebounds and 11 assists in five games since returning from a groin injury, indicated he plans to take it up another notch as the Lakers try to climb into the postseason.
9 hours ago
Ducks center Ryan Kesler celebrates end of 38-game goal drought

Ducks center Ryan Kesler celebrates end of 38-game goal drought

The 34-year-old center said it was about time after scoring in Tuesday's win over Minnesota, his first goal since Nov. 6 against the Kings.
10 hours ago
Kings’ Sean Walker hopeful face can avoid more pucks

Kings’ Sean Walker hopeful face can avoid more pucks

Rookie defenseman declares himself ready to play after taking a puck to the face in Thursday's loss to Vancouver.
11 hours ago
Angels’ Andrelton Simmons feels stronger, hoping to increase power this season

Angels’ Andrelton Simmons feels stronger, hoping to increase power this season

The Angels' Gold Glove shortstop hit a career-best .292 last season, and is hoping some added strength will show up in his power numbers in 2019.
Feb 19, 2019
Poor free-throw shooting hampering USC men’s basketball team

Poor free-throw shooting hampering USC men’s basketball team

The Trojans have made just 65.7 percent of their attempts – only 32 of the 353 teams in Division I shoot a lower percentage. It's an issue that has proven costly in several of their close losses.
Feb 19, 2019
Ducks, Ryan Miller blank Wild for 2nd consecutive victory

Ducks, Ryan Miller blank Wild for 2nd consecutive victory

Jakob Silfverberg scores a power-play goal in the second period, then Corey Perry, Ryan Kesler and Hampus Lindholm (empty-net) add insurance goals in the final six minutes of the third period for a 4-0 victory in Minnesota.
Feb 19, 2019
Angels look to high-tech gadgets to get the most out of their pitchers

Angels look to high-tech gadgets to get the most out of their pitchers

Like most major league teams, the Angels are using technology to help their pitchers and coaches make real-time adjustments while they work out in the bullpen.
Feb 19, 2019
Ducks place Patrick Eaves on waivers in effort to increase roster flexibility

Ducks place Patrick Eaves on waivers in effort to increase roster flexibility

The oft-injured right wing could be reassigned to the San Diego Gulls of the AHL if he clears waivers Wednesday morning.
Feb 19, 2019
Kings hopeful they can get well again on the road

Kings hopeful they can get well again on the road

After going 3-2-1 on their most recent road trip, the Kings returned to lose all three games of a homestand.
Feb 19, 2019
Angels’ Justin Upton aims to be ready for opening day, not early spring training games

Angels’ Justin Upton aims to be ready for opening day, not early spring training games

Upton said he hurt his knee running in the offseason. He isn't expected to play when the Cactus League schedule begins, but he said he will play before the Angels leave Arizona and be ready for opening day.
Feb 19, 2019
Whicker: Alex Ovechkin shows how stardom looks in deeds, not reputation

Whicker: Alex Ovechkin shows how stardom looks in deeds, not reputation

The Stanley Cup champions have surrounded Ovechkin with plenty of help, and thus allowed their star to play like one. The Kings have been struggling with that.
Feb 19, 2019
Too much Alex Ovechkin dooms Kings in loss to Capitals

Too much Alex Ovechkin dooms Kings in loss to Capitals

The NHL's leading scorer nets a pair of power-play goals - giving him 42 this season - to help send the Kings to their fifth consecutive loss.