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Four Teams Left. Four Different Approaches to the Anthem Protests.

US Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 02:20
The Vikings, the Patriots, the Jaguars and the Eagles have plenty in common, but how they handled the biggest issue of the 2017 N.F.L. season ran the gamut.
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Olympians catch serious air at finals in Mammoth Mountain

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 01:40
Kelly Clark wins on halfpipe to seal her 5th Olympics
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Five takeaways from Clippers' loss to the Utah Jazz

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

​Here are five things we learned from the Clippers' 125-113 loss Saturday to the Utah Jazz:

1) After playing in his 500th career game Saturday night against the Utah Jazz, Clippers forward Blake Griffin joined some legendary NBA company.

He became one of two players to average at least 21 points,...

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Michigan State Trustee Asks President to Resign Over Nassar Scandal

US Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 01:26
Breaking ranks with the board, the trustee said new leadership would “allow the healing process to begin” after a former university doctor pleaded guilty to sex abuse.
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Vikings vs. Eagles: How the two teams match up in the NFC championship

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 01:00

The quarterback matchup is so unlikely, even Case Keenum playfully made reference to it this week in his media availability with reporters covering the Minnesota Vikings.

“I know this is what all of you guys predicted back in the day — a Foles versus Keenum NFC championship,” he said, referring...

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On Tennis: Momentum Builds Toward Grigor Dimitrov’s Grand Slam Breakthrough

US Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 00:40
Dimitrov, the No. 3 seed, put away Nick Kyrgios in four tight sets in a fourth-round classic at the Australian Open on Sunday.
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Jaguars vs. Patriots: How the two teams match up in the AFC championship

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2018-01-22 00:00

Reporters looking to get some meaningful information on the condition of Tom Brady’s throwing hand came away, well, empty-handed from Friday’s news conference.

In typical New England Patriots fashion, Brady revealed absolutely nothing. His media availability opened with the following exchange:

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UCLA's rally comes up short in loss against Oregon

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 15:00

The rivalry that once generated a Lonzo Ball step-back 30-footer and a Dillon Brooks buzzer-beater produced something almost as compelling Saturday night.

Oregon appeared to be on the way to administering a smackdown of UCLA at Matthew Knight Arena when the Bruins delivered their own powerful counterpunch.

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UFC 220: Stipe Miocic halts Francis Ngannou hype train

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 14:45

Stipe Miocic became the first fighter to defend the UFC heavyweight title three times, dominating Francis Ngannou for five rounds in a unanimous-decision victory Saturday night at UFC 220.

Miocic won 50-44 on all three scorecards and was never seriously tested by the raw but unrefined Ngannou.

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Kelly Clark wins on halfpipe to seal her 5th Olympics

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 14:10

Kelly Clark qualified for her fifth Olympics with a victory in the season’s final halfpipe qualifier.

The 34-year-old Clark, who has an Olympic gold and two bronze medals, finished one spot ahead of 17-year-old Chloe Kim on Saturday night. Kim had already made the U.S. Olympic team and was not...

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Caroline Wozniacki, With a Close Call Behind Her, Marches On

US Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 14:08
Wozniacki reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open for the first time since 2012 with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Magdelana Rybaricova on Sunday.
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Clippers fail to come back from early deficit in loss to Jazz

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 14:05

For so much of Saturday night’s game, the Clippers were a listless and defensively challenged group.

It wasn’t until the Clippers dropped into a 25-point hole in the third quarter that they seemed to summon the energy to compete with the Utah Jazz.

But like it often happens when teams attempt to...

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Rockets 116, Warriors 108: Chris Paul Scores 33 as Rockets End Warriors’ Road Streak

US Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 14:04
Paul also had 11 rebounds in a game that ended a 14-game win streak for Golden State.
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Australian Open: After a scare, Caroline Wozniacki is moving ahead

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 13:45

Caroline Wozniacki is continuing to cash in on her second chance at the Australian Open, reaching the quarterfinals here for the first time since 2012 with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Magdelana Rybaricova on Sunday.

After her close call in the second round — she had to save two match points and come back...

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USC wins fourth straight with 74-67 victory over Oregon State

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 11:35

Elijah Stewart had 18 points and USC won their fourth straight with a 74-67 victory over Oregon State on Saturday night.

Jordan Usher added 14 points for USC (15-6, 6-2 Pac-12), who have won four straight in the series against the Beavers (11-8, 3-4).

With their victory over Oregon on Thursday,...

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NBA roundup: Thunder prevent LeBron James from reaching milestone in blowout of Cavaliers

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 11:25

LeBron James came up just short of 30,000 points. Oklahoma City nearly got there, too, when Cleveland was unable to stop Paul George, Russell Westbrook or Carmelo Anthony and the visiting Thunder embarrassed the Cavaliers 148-124 on Saturday.

George scored 36 points, Westbrook had 23 and 20 assists...

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Kings confident they can turn things around

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 10:55

Alec Martinez was making an analogy when describing the state of the Kings during this six-game losing streak.

“If you’re trying to start the car and the engine won’t turn on, obviously that’s frustrating,” Martinez said.

He then lost his train of thought because teammates playfully distracted...

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Lou Williams says he deserves to be an All-Star for helping carry Clippers

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 10:25

Lou Williams has led the NBA in scoring over a 14-game span since Dec. 22, averaging 30.1 points per game. His outstanding play has lifted the Clippers during their down times, and now he hopes he will be rewarded by being chosen as a reserve on the Western Conference All-Star team.

The coaches...

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College football: USC promotes Bryan Ellis and Keary Colbert to assistant coaching positions

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 09:40

USC promoted Bryan Ellis and Keary Colbert to full-time jobs as assistant coaches.

Ellis is the Trojans’ new quarterbacks coach, and Colbert will coach tight ends and inside receivers.

Ellis and Colbert were offensive quality control assistants last season. Ellis took over temporarily as the quarterbacks...

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North Korea Agrees, Again, to Pre-Olympic Visit to South Korea

US Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 09:35
Pyongyang abruptly called off a trip to the South by an advance team, then later rescheduled it. Given the North’s unpredictability, there was much speculation about what that meant.
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