2:27 AM EST, Sat December 15, 2018
7 hours ago
Clippers strive for perspective amid recent slide

Clippers strive for perspective amid recent slide

At 17-11, the Clippers lean on experience to sustain morale despite losing five of their past seven games entering Saturday's matchup with the 17-9 Oklahoma City Thunder.
12 hours ago
UCLA men’s basketball fuels winning streak with defense

UCLA men’s basketball fuels winning streak with defense

In winning their past three games, the Bruins have allowed just 60.3 points, more than 15 points less than in their first six games.
Dec 13, 2018
Spurs rout Clippers, handing them their fourth loss in five games

Spurs rout Clippers, handing them their fourth loss in five games

LaMarcus Aldridge scores 27 points and San Antonio leads nearly every minute of a 125-87 victory on Thursday night. Tobias Harris has 17 points for the Clippers and Danilo Gallinari and Avery Bradley add 15 apiece.
Dec 13, 2018
Video: Steve Alford previews UCLA’s game vs. Belmont

Video: Steve Alford previews UCLA’s game vs. Belmont

Head coach Steve Alford talks about UCLA's defensive growth against Notre Dame, Jalen Hill's impact defensively and why he thinks Belmont is one of the best offensive teams UCLA will play this year.
Dec 13, 2018
Video: Jaylen Hands on how UCLA can attack zone defenses

Video: Jaylen Hands on how UCLA can attack zone defenses

Guard Jaylen Hands talk about how Notre Dame shut down UCLA's fast-break opportunities last week, what the Bruins need to do better against zone defenses and what Jalen Hill brings to the team's defense.
Dec 13, 2018
Video: UCLA’s Kris Wilkes on managing in-game calf cramps

Video: UCLA’s Kris Wilkes on managing in-game calf cramps

Guard Kris Wilkes talks about the plan to combat in-game calf cramps that he's suffered twice this season and what Cody Riley's return to the court has given the Bruins on defense.
Dec 13, 2018
Bryce Harper to the Dodgers might require patience, creativity

Bryce Harper to the Dodgers might require patience, creativity

As Harper seeks a record-breaking payday, the Dodgers appear to be lurking on the fringes of the market in case things change.
Dec 13, 2018
Dodgers sign free agent Joe Kelly, spending for the hard-throwing reliever

Dodgers sign free agent Joe Kelly, spending for the hard-throwing reliever

Kelly has agreed to a three-year, $25 million contract to anchor the setup crew in front of Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen.
Dec 12, 2018
Dodgers’ shifting strategy for 2019 – bunt!

Dodgers’ shifting strategy for 2019 – bunt!

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he would like to "challenge" his hitters to hit the other way or bunt against the shift. Andrew Friedman calls himself "a huge proponent" of the strategy.
Dec 12, 2018
Dodgers still searching for bridge to young catchers’ arrival

Dodgers still searching for bridge to young catchers’ arrival

The Dodgers have Will Smith and Keibert Ruiz working their way through the farm system. But an established catcher is needed until they arrive.
Dec 12, 2018
How 72-year-old video savant Craig Wallenbrock spouted baseball’s fastest-growing coaching tree

How 72-year-old video savant Craig Wallenbrock spouted baseball’s fastest-growing coaching tree

Wallenbrock started coaching hitters out of an indoor facility in Chatsworth 20 years ago. Three of his pupils became major league hitting coaches in the last month, but his methods have been an open secret in baseball for years.
Dec 12, 2018
Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari ready to move to center as required

Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari ready to move to center as required

Clippers coach Doc Rivers says he may look to create more mismatch problems for opponents by moving sharp-shooting forward Danilo Gallinari at center sometimes.
Dec 12, 2018
UCLA OL Justin Murphy will use sixth year to transfer

UCLA OL Justin Murphy will use sixth year to transfer

Despite being granted a sixth year of eligibility with help from the UCLA compliance office, Justin Murphy will transfer from UCLA.
Dec 12, 2018
Clippers fall flat against Raptors, lose for 4th time in 6 games

Clippers fall flat against Raptors, lose for 4th time in 6 games

Toronto plays without Kawhi Leonard, but Serge Ibaka scores 25 points to lead six Raptors in double figures, and an athletic, fluid Toronto squad (22-7) hands the Clippers (17-10) just their third home loss of the season.
Dec 12, 2018
Alexander: Kawhi Leonard still a man of few words, and his intentions remain a mystery

Alexander: Kawhi Leonard still a man of few words, and his intentions remain a mystery

Stay in Toronto, return to L.A., or head elsewhere after this season? The two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year isn't dropping any hints about his summer 2019 plans as he and the Raptors continue setting the pace with the best record in the league.