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Clippers can't close out Cavaliers and fall 118-113 in overtime

LA Times Sports - 58 min 6 sec ago

They played with purpose, with determination, with fight, and still the Clippers lost.

So, how the Clippers mentally grasp a close, agonizing 118-113 overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James on Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena will be another step in whichever direction the...

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Lou Williams is putting up big numbers for the Clippers off the bench

LA Times Sports - 1 hour 33 min ago

He is simply called the “professional scorer.”

And that truly is what Lou Williams has been for the Clippers during this strenuous season of losing and falling teammates.

Williams’ job has been to come off the bench and provide the Clippers with a scoring burst.

He has not disappointed.

Williams...

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Lakers' Lonzo Ball tries a new look after his worst game so far

LA Times Sports - 1 hour 33 min ago

Bemused at the attention paid his new look, Lonzo Ball smiled.

“It’s just a haircut, man,” Ball said.

There was no deeper meaning to the style, but because it happened a day after the worst game of Ball’s fledgling NBA career, it caused a stir.

Perhaps more relevant to his quest to forget his recent...

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NBA roundup: Spurs end the Thunder's three-game winning streak

LA Times Sports - 1 hour 48 min ago

LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and the Spurs overcame a 23-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night in San Antonio.

Danny Green added 17 points and Pau Gasol had 14 points to help San Antonio end Oklahoma City's three-game winning streak.

Aldridge put back Green's missed...

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Raptors 107, Knicks 84: Knicks Shoot and Defend Poorly Against a Short-Handed Toronto

US Sports - 2 hours 10 min ago
The Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis shot 3 for 13 while Tim Hardaway Jr. finished 5 for 11 in the team’s eighth consecutive loss to the Raptors.
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Gabby Douglas Apologizes After Remark on Sexual Abuse Draws Fire

US Sports - 2 hours 20 min ago
In a response to a post by Aly Raisman, her former Olympic gymnastics teammate, Ms. Douglas had argued that it was women’s responsibility “to dress modestly.”
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On Soccer: French Rivals Hope P.S.G.’s Spotlight Has Room for Them

US Sports - 2 hours 22 min ago
In France’s top league, a few teams argue that mere association with the biggest, richest team on the block will be good for business.
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No. 23 UCLA gets back to basketball with victory over South Carolina State

LA Times Sports - 2 hours 43 min ago

A week into the season, everything about UCLA continues to revolve around three freshmen.

Their names Friday night were Jaylen Hands, Chris Smith and Kris Wilkes. The trio generated the kind of feel-good buzz that the Bruins had not enjoyed inside Pauley Pavilion since last season.

Hands made almost...

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Blue Jackets 2, Rangers 0: Rangers Come Up Empty in Columbus

US Sports - 2 hours 53 min ago
The Blue Jackets’ Sergei Bobrovsky made 36 saves for his 21st career shutout.
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A Big N.F.L. Game Comes to Mexico City. These Guys Have it Covered.

US Sports - 2 hours 55 min ago
The podcast Primero y Diez, or First and 10, exemplifies the passion for American football in Mexico and the kind of fans the league is cultivating.
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NFL notes: Cardinals to start Blaine Gabbert; Matt Barkley could be his backup

LA Times Sports - 3 hours 33 min ago

Blaine Gabbert will get his first start for the Arizona Cardinals when they play the Texans in Houston on Sunday.

Coach Bruce Arians announced the decision after Friday's practice.

“It's a big opportunity for him,” Arians said, “but he's been around the block a few times.”

Drew Stanton, the starter...

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Golf roundup: Matthew Fitzpatrick has one-shot lead at DP World Tour Championship

LA Times Sports - 3 hours 58 min ago

Defending champion Matthew Fitzpatrick shot a second straight five-under-par 67 to secure a one-stroke lead halfway through the European Tour's season-ending DP World Tour Championship on Friday in Dubai.

At 10 under after two rounds on the Earth course of Jumeirah Golf Estate, Fitzpatrick was...

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NBA notes: D'Angelo Russell is expected back this season after having knee surgery

LA Times Sports - 4 hours 8 min ago

Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Riley Williams III at the Hospital for Special Surgery. No timetable for his return was announced.

“It's an arthroscopic surgery, so the plan would be for him to return this...

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Week 13 Los Angeles area high school football sights and sounds

LA Times Sports - 4 hours 32 min ago

Photos and videos from the Week 13 high school football games in the Los Angeles area.

Find and watch the best high school sports content live on The Cube. Follow your favorite schools in the area or around the country to get alerts anytime a sporting event is live as well as view any archived...

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Rams' John Sullivan will return to his NFL roots in Minnesota on Sunday, but doesn't have nostalgia on his mind

LA Times Sports - 4 hours 38 min ago

John Sullivan is going home to where his NFL career began.

The Rams’ center, who has provided quarterback Jared Goff with protection and guidance during a 7-2 start, spent seven seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.

So he will see familiar faces when the Rams play the 7-2 Vikings on Sunday at U.S....

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USC vs. UCLA: How the Trojans and Bruins match up for their annual rivalry game

LA Times Sports - 4 hours 53 min ago

UCLA (5-5, 3-4) at USC (9-2, 7-1)

Saturday, 5 p.m., Coliseum, TV: Channel 7. Radio: 570, 710, 1150

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Marquee matchup

USC tailback Ronald Jones II vs. the UCLA run defense. Jones’ career average of 6.4 yards per carry is higher than that of Trojans greats O.J. Simpson, Marcus Allen, Mike Garrett...

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Slumping Kings mixing up lines ahead of matchup with Florida

LA Times Sports - 4 hours 58 min ago

One of the underrated strengths of former Kings coach Darryl Sutter was his ability to find effective line combinations.

He formed the Tanner Pearson-Jeff Carter-Tyler Toffoli trio, and it was a longtime staple for the Kings up until Carter was injured last month.

Sutter’s successor, John Stevens,...

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Yankees Interview Aaron Boone, Hero of 2003, for Managing Job

US Sports - 5 hours 10 min ago
Boone, 44, who hit the home run that won the 2003 American League Championship Series for the Yankees, has never managed or coached professionally.
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Chargers' inability to get the football to tight end Hunter Henry is a losing proposition

LA Times Sports - 5 hours 28 min ago

The Chargers did not attempt a trick play in their first nine games. That doesn’t mean they’re incapable of an occasional sleight-of-hand. Their struggling offense, in fact, has found ways to make a 6-foot-5, 253-pound tight end disappear.

Hunter Henry, the second-year pro out of Arkansas and one...

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Why Saturday's rivalry game means everything to UCLA, not so much for USC

LA Times Sports - 5 hours 43 min ago

As UCLA’s players filed off the field and into the locker room underneath the Rose Bowl a week ago, the fans sent them away with a loud demand. Or maybe it was more of a wish: “Beat SC!”

A few hours earlier, as USC’s players celebrated winning the Pac-12 Conference South division outside the visitors’...

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