12:26 AM EDT, Wed September 24, 2014

For Kings and center Mike Richards, trust is a two-way street

In a sport increasingly influenced by analytics, in a league where one bad decision can wreck a team's salary-cap structure and cramp its future, Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi relied on old-fashioned methodology in deciding to keep Mike Richards rather than buy out the veteran center...

Kings' Drew Doughty 'good to go,' Jonathan Quick progressing well

Defenseman Drew Doughty, who sustained an upper-body injury in what he called a freak pre-training camp accident and sat out the first few practices, said he's "good to go" and is awaiting clearance to play in an exhibition game.

Dodgers likely to pay Chris Perez $4.3 million

The next time Chris Perez pitches in a game, he will draw a $500,000 bonus.

It appears doubtful Hyun-Jin Ryu will start again until the postseason

He doesn’t have to arrive on a white horse. No need to have the cavalry charging behind him, bugler announcing his return, his fastball checking in near 100 mph.

Oregon State's Sean Mannion will offer real test for USC's secondary

Fresno State utilized its game against USC as a quarterback tryout, Stanford played mostly conservative and Boston College attempted only 14 passes.