On Pro Football: It’s the Patriots’ Stage; All the Rest Are Merely Players

US Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 22:40
New England and the Philadelphia Eagles will meet in Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4. Yet their dominance makes it feel more like a Patriots show.
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Australian Open: Madison Keys Surges Into the Quarterfinals

US Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 22:38
Keys, a 22-year-old American seeded 17th, overwhelmed Caroline Garcia to continue a dominant run in Melbourne. She will face Angelique Kerber next.
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Australian Open: Novak Djokovic Upset by Hyeon Chung

US Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 22:22
A 21-year-old South Korean defeats his boyhood idol, who was not at his best. Chung will next play another surprise quarterfinalist, Tennys Sandgren.
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For South Korean Hockey Team, Unity With North Is a Sacrifice

US Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 21:04
The women of the South Korean ice hockey team have weathered grueling commutes, long training and blowout losses. Now they are being forced to give up spots to North Koreans.
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Jon Rahm outlasts Andrew Landry in CareerBuilder playoff

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 16:00
Jon Rahm headed over the hill to San Diego for his Torrey Pines title defense with a playoff victory in the CareerBuilder Challenge and the No. 2 spot in the world ranking. The Spaniard is way ahead of where he even dreamed he would be this early in his career. "To think of being No. 2 in the world,...
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Protesters in Seoul Burn Image of Kim Jong-un During North Koreans’ Visit

US Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 15:39
Police officers quickly extinguished the fire as Hyon Song-wol, a famous North Korean singer, was visiting to plan events during the Olympics.
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On Pro Football: Eagles March Past Vikings to Super Bowl, Just as They Predicted

US Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 14:35
In a scenario that seemed far-fetched to anyone but the Eagles’ players, Philadelphia rode a huge game by Nick Foles to an appearance in Super Bowl XLII.
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Kings convert on three power plays to get past Rangers in 4-2 win

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 14:10

All the Kings needed was a shove to get them going.

The timing was impeccable, both in Sunday’s game and in perhaps the ugliest stretch of their season. Down two goals to the New York Rangers in a six-game losing streak, the buzzer sounded for the first period.

Rangers defenseman Brendan Smith...

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Sharks score at will in 6-2 rout of Ducks

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 14:05

The Ducks dominated possession, but an errant pass here, one stick infraction too many there, and it all added up to a plethora of odd-man rushes for the San Jose Sharks.

The Pacific Division rivals converted those Grade A scoring chances into goals, and found the net three times in the final period...

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Eagles' backup quarterback did the unthinkable the one time he threw the ball Sunday night

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 13:40

Nate Sudfeld’s only pass of the game is the one he’d love to have back.

With the victory in hand, Sudfeld relieved Philadelphia’s Nick Foles for the final two minutes Sunday and took three knees. Then, in jubilation, he threw the game ball over the Eagles sideline and high into the stands.


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Alex Caruso making most of his time with Lakers, scoring career-high nine points in 127-107 win over Knicks

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 13:35

Alex Caruso keeps a tally of the number of days he’s played with the Lakers in his notes folder on his phone. There’s an expiration date on his time in the NBA. On a two-way contract, he can play 45 days with the Lakers and must spend the rest of his time with the South Bay Lakers, the team’s development-league...

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Eagles blow out Vikings to earn franchise’s third trip to Super Bowl

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 13:20

The clock was winding down, the blowout was complete, and the Philadelphia Eagles took starting quarterback Nick Foles out of the game, allowing him to absorb the moment and soak in the cheers spilling down from the highest reaches of Lincoln Financial Field.

Foles was approached on the sideline...

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Jelena Dokic Recounts Her Rise in Tennis With an Abusive Father

US Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 13:06
In recent months, Dokic, a former No. 4-ranked player, has opened up in interviews and a book about the beatings she says her father gave her that left her bruised and suicidal.
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U.S. women's soccer wins their first match of 2018 against Denmark 5-1

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 12:55

It’s been nearly a decade since the women’s national soccer team finished a year with fewer victories than the 12 it had last season. And it’s been 16 years since it lost more games than the three it lost in 2017.

That probably says more about how good the U.S. women have been over the years than...

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Lonzo Ball to travel with Lakers but might not play

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 12:55

Lonzo Ball will travel with the Lakers on their trip that begins Thursday, but it’s possible he doesn’t play at all during that trip.

Ball suffered a knee sprain in Dallas on January 13. He began some light jogging on a treadmill Saturday while the Lakers went through their shootaround.

“He did...

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How the Eagles Beat the Vikings in the N.F.C. Championship Game

US Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 12:02
Backup quarterback Nick Foles picked apart the Vikings’ top-rated defense with three touchdown passes.
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College basketball: No. 2 Virginia defeats Wake Forest to stay undefeated in ACC play

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 11:30

Kyle Guy scored 17 points, and No. 2 Virginia beat Wake Forest 59-49 on Sunday night for its 10th straight win.

De'Andre Hunter added 16 points to help the first-place Cavaliers (18-1, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) extend their longest winning streak since 2015-16 and open league play with seven...

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On Pro Football: Patriots End a Week of Hand-Wringing With Another A.F.C. Crown

US Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 11:28
Tom Brady’s injured throwing hand caused much concern for Patriots fans, but he engineered yet another comeback in a victory over the Jaguars that sent New England to the Super Bowl.
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Danny Amendola delivers another superb playoff performance for Patriots

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 11:15

New England Patriots receiver Danny Amendola continued his penchant for clutch playoff performances on Sunday, catching two touchdown passes and making an outstanding play on a punt return in a 24-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium.


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How the Patriots Came Back to Win the A.F.C. Championship

US Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 10:54
The defending Super Bowl champions erased a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter as Tom Brady found Danny Amendola for two touchdowns.
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