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Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers cleared to play Sunday against the Bills

LA Times Sports - 5 hours 56 min ago

The streak lives. Philip Rivers will make his 195th consecutive start Sunday after the Chargers quarterback was cleared by an independent neurological consultant to play against the Buffalo Bills in StubHub Center.

The 35-year-old veteran, who has not missed a game since taking over as starter...

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N.C.A.A. Champs Visit the White House

US Sports - 6 hours 7 min ago
Eighteen teams, from several sports, met with President Trump on Friday.
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Sporting: The Secret to a Long Life Is Bocce

US Sports - 6 hours 16 min ago
And lots of friends to play it with, as I discovered on the courts in Boston’s North End.
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Nigeria Has an Olympic-Level Bobsled Team, and Tonga Had a Luger

US Sports - 6 hours 27 min ago
Nigeria achieved the qualifying standard for the Winter Games, evoking the Jamaican bobsled team and other warm-weather entrants who took to snow and ice.
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Letters: Fans don't feel super about UCLA's young men of steal

LA Times Sports - 6 hours 31 min ago

The three knuckleheads said “I'm sorry” for being caught stealing items in China,

The head coach said “I'm sorry” I have to indefinitely suspend the three knuckleheads from basketball … which means "until Pac-12 conference play starts.”

The AD said “I’m sorry”I have to return my BBB shoes back...

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The N.H.L. Needed 100 Portraits. So Tony Harris Got to Work.

US Sports - 6 hours 34 min ago
For its 100th anniversary, the N.H.L. commissioned an Ottawa artist to paint all of the players voted as the top 100 in the league’s history.
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Kevin Harvick, a Nascar Old-Timer, Seeks Another Championship

US Sports - 6 hours 44 min ago
Harvick, 41, is one of four drivers in contention for the season title in Sunday’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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Debate at the FIFA Trial: Witness Tampering or Itchy Skin?

US Sports - 6 hours 56 min ago
Prosecutors argued that two apparent throat-slitting gestures made by a defendant were an attempt to intimidate. A defense lawyer said his client had to scratch his neck.
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Danica Patrick Will Retire From Racing After Indy 500 Next Year

US Sports - 8 hours 28 min ago
Without full-time sponsor next season, Patrick will race only in the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 in 2018.
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The Huddle: Rams prepare for Case Keenum and Minnesota Vikings

LA Times Sports - 9 hours 1 min ago

The Rams are in the playoff hunt. Visit “The Huddle” for the latest in news, notes, conversation and opinion.

This is notable

If Todd Gurley gets stuck in gridlock on the 405 Freeway, a near-certainty in Los Angeles, the Rams running back has a second mode of transportation that he can rely on...

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Vikings' Everson Griffen matures into one of NFL's top pass rushers

LA Times Sports - 10 hours 11 min ago

He left USC as a question mark, an enormously talented player who needed to mature.

Eight years later, Everson Griffen is a grown up and one of the NFL’s most dynamic pass rushers.

The Minnesota Vikings defensive end is the married father of two sons, with another child on the way. Last July, he...

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Jameis Winston accused of grabbing the crotch of a female Uber driver

LA Times Sports - 11 hours 21 min ago

The NFL is investigating allegations that Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston grabbed the crotch of a female Uber driver last year, according to BuzzFeed News.

When asked by the Tampa Bay Times to confirm the report, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said, "The matter is under review." McCarthy...

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Olympic leaders will decide next month on Russian ban at 2018 Winter Games

LA Times Sports - 11 hours 46 min ago

Olympic leaders will decide early next month whether to allow Russia to compete at the upcoming 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The decision will be made by the International Olympic Committee’s executive board, which convenes Dec. 5 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Russia has been embroiled...

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Before Thanksgiving Week Showdown, Alabama and Auburn Order Cupcakes

US Sports - 12 hours 10 min ago
A pre-Iron Bowl break is a tradition for Alabama’s best teams, but using it to attack the team’s schedule is misguided.
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Is Jim Mora whistling through his final games, or are there reasons he should remain UCLA football coach?

LA Times Sports - 12 hours 21 min ago

Does Jim Mora know something we don’t know?

It’s a weekday morning in the middle of Rivalry Week, he is being attacked from air and ground and internet, USC is a double-digit favorite over his football team, and recruits are disappearing faster than an eight-clap.

Yet the UCLA coach is standing...

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Jaylen Brown leads the Celtics to victory the day after the death of his best friend

LA Times Sports - 13 hours 26 min ago

Jaylen Brown was the Boston Celtics’ best player Thursday night against the Golden State Warriors, even though his mind wasn’t really on the game. His best friend, Trevin Steede, had died suddenly the day before.

“I just felt I was out there playing, like I didn’t know who was out there,” Brown...

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Golden State at Oklahoma City is the best Thanksgiving week NBA game

LA Times Sports - 13 hours 41 min ago

A look ahead at the best NBA game next week:

GOLDEN STATE at OKLAHOMA CITY: Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT. TV: ESPN.

The Thunder did not get a crack at the Warriors last postseason and now have a new look to try in the teams’ first meeting of the season. The “OK3” teaming of Carmelo Anthony with Paul...

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New arena hasn't led to new fans for Pistons

LA Times Sports - 13 hours 41 min ago

Notes from around the NBA.

Seeing red

The new $863-million Little Caesars Arena in Detroit has a ceiling with lighting that can change colors, but the most vivid feature at the Pistons and Red Wings’ new downtown home is the preponderance of empty red seats during games.

The Pistons have been on...

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USC mailbag: If the Trojans and Bruins swapped coaches, what would the teams' records be?

LA Times Sports - Fri, 2017-11-17 23:30

Every week*, The Times’ USC beat reporter, Zach Helfand, will answer your questions. Tweet yours to @zhelfand or email them to zach.helfand@latimes.com. And after every USC game, you can leave a voice message on the USC Overtime hotline, at 213-357-0984, for a call-in podcast posted the day after...

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What we learned from the Kings' 2-1 loss to the Boston Bruins

LA Times Sports - Fri, 2017-11-17 23:30

Kings coach John Stevens might want to air the latest episode of “60 Minutes” during his next film session.

The ticking clock in the opening of the show would be a swell reminder, because the description used over and over by the Kings during their four-game losing streak is that they haven’t played...

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