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Backup quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei rallies St. John Bosco to win on the road

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2017-09-24 05:35

Bellflower St. John Bosco turned to sophomore quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei when its offense was sputtering against host St. John’s in Washington on Saturday, and the result was pretty stunning.

Uiagalelei helped wipe out a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to lead the Braves past St. John’s...

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Carmelo Anthony Traded to Thunder, Ending Turbulent Era With Knicks

US Sports - Sun, 2017-09-24 04:39
Anthony is leaving New York in exchange for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a second-round draft pick, according to an N.B.A. official briefed on the negotiations.
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The NFL is always full of surprises, and 2017 has provided plenty

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2017-09-24 04:05

Football is a game of misdirection, so we can’t always believe our eyes. It’s only Week 3 of the NFL season, so we’re still going to see a lot of developments that seem like trends but turn out to be hiccups. Lots of false starts, if you will.

Still, there are some surprises in this young season,...

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Three up, three down: Joey Votto and Alcides Escobar are the MLB's iron men

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2017-09-24 03:50

A look at what’s trending in MLB:

THREE UP

Iron men: There are two players who have started every game this year — curiously, the one with the highest on-base-plus-slugging percentage and the one with the lowest OPS, among the 86 players with at least 500 at-bats through Friday. The OPS leader:...

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National High School Football: De La Salle vs. Central-Fresno

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2017-09-24 03:41

Watch as De La Salle hosts Central-Fresno in a high school football matchup on Saturday, Sept. 23. Kickoff scheduled for 7:10 p.m.

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...

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Players alone aren't responsible for Galaxy's disastrous season

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2017-09-24 02:50

After the Galaxy’s last home game, an uninspired 4-0 loss to Toronto FC, coach Sigi Schmid closed the locker room doors and addressed his players.

“The main message was that guys are playing for their jobs,” goalkeeper Jon Kempin said. “Play for some pride.”

Given the way the team responded, it...

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Chargers' Jason Verrett to have season-ending knee surgery

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2017-09-24 02:40

Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett’s season is over barely after it got started.

Verrett will go on injured reserve Saturday, according to a team source who was not authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity. He’ll undergo season-ending knee surgery.

Verrett, a former first-round pick...

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Knicks agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to Thunder

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2017-09-24 02:15

The New York Knicks agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a draft pick, a person with knowledge of the deal said.

The person spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced.

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Dodgers and Padres could play in Monterrey, Mexico, next year

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2017-09-24 01:35

The Dodgers and San Diego Padres could play a series in Monterrey, Mexico, in May.

As part of a dramatic expansion in international play, Major League Baseball tentatively had scheduled the Dodgers and Padres to play in Mexico City in April. But issues in the development of a new stadium there...

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NFL commissioner says Trump's call for protesting players to be fired is disrespectful

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2017-09-24 00:45

The National Football League and its players union on Saturday angrily denounced President Trump for suggesting that owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem and that fans consider walking out in protest “when somebody disrespects our flag.”

“Divisive comments like these demonstrate...

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Chargers put their confidence in kicker Yunghoe Koo in hopes it will help push the turnaround

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2017-09-24 00:00

The phone rang at Michael Husted’s home in late October 1997, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker thought he knew what it meant.

Problems in his personal life — his mother was dying of cancer — started to follow him onto the field when he’d pace the three steps back and two steps left before each...

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Chris Paul's departure leaves the Clippers with a new look and uncertain future

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2017-09-24 00:00

The transition began on a fateful day in late June when Chris Paul told the Clippers he wanted to leave in the worst possible way.

The Clippers were forced to immediately change course, having been pushed in an unsure direction after six consecutive years of regular-season success and playoff...

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Engaged Tennis Players Prefer to Be on the Same Side of the Net

US Sports - Sat, 2017-09-23 22:15
Tara Moore and Conny Perrin are believed to be the first players on the WTA tour to be engaged to one another. They have had to play against each other only once.
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College football: No. 23 Utah holds off Arizona, 30-24

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2017-09-23 14:45

Chris Hart recovered a fumble by Arizona quarterback Brandon Dawkins at Utah's 20-yard line with 2:33 left, preserving the 23rd-ranked Utes' 30-24 victory Friday night in Tucson, Ariz., in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both schools.

Utah (4-0) led throughout and was up 30-17 late in the fourth...

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Ducks goaltender Ryan Miller is adjusting to his role as John Gibson’s backup

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2017-09-23 14:00

The Ducks’ No. 1 goaltender was in the crease — sporting a new mask design highlighted by the club’s original logo — Friday night at Honda Center for a 4-2 victory over the Kings, but when John Gibson gave way 12 minutes into the second period, the crowd applauded.

That was for the man replacing...

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It's a little too soon for the Dodgers to feel all bubbly

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2017-09-23 13:50

The locker room Dave Roberts stepped into Friday night wasn’t the same place he walked through before the Dodgers’ 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

Yasiel Puig splashed beer around the clubhouse. Joc Pederson smoked a cigar. Players smiled and embraced.

Roberts felt reborn, the weight...

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Loyola spoils the party in win at Notre Dame

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2017-09-23 13:50

Jacob McBride, 5 feet 6, 170 pounds, is an outside linebacker for Los Angeles Loyola. Walking around campus, you’d never guess he plays football.

“I try to wear tight fitting shirts to look bigger,” he said with a chuckle.

McBride is one of the unsung players who has helped Loyola win four of its...

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Angels, like their ace Garrett Richards, fated to miss out on the playoffs

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2017-09-23 13:40

In a way, Friday night was all that Garrett Richards wanted for so long. In another, it was none of it.

Richards did what he waited 17 months to do, dueling with Justin Verlander, carrying a shutout two-thirds of the way through the game. Then, minutes after his predetermined exit, the Angels renounced...

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How the top 25 high school football teams fared Friday

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2017-09-23 13:40

How The Times’ top 25 high school teams fared on Friday night:

Rk. School (W-L) Result | Next game

1. MATER DEI (4-0) vs. Stockton St. Mary’s (at Santa Clara), Saturday | vs. Santa Margarita (at Laguna Hills), Oct. 6

2. ST. JOHN BOSCO (3-1) at Washington (D.C.) St. John’s, Saturday | vs. Orange...

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Ryan Hilinski can do no wrong for the Orange Lutheran Lancers in victory over Romoland Heritage Patriots

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2017-09-23 13:30

There doesn’t seem to be anything that Orange Lutheran quarterback Ryan Hilinksi can’t do on a football field.

The 6-foot-3 junior had completed 73.1% of his passes coming into Friday night for 1,451 yards and eight touchdowns, leading the No. 13 Lancers to a perfect record through four games.

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