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College football: South Carolina’s Deebo Samuel out indefinitely after surgery on fractured leg

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2017-09-18 08:50

South Carolina receiver Deebo Samuel had surgery Sunday, a day after he fractured his left leg, and coach Will Muschamp said the Southeastern Conference’s touchdowns leader will miss an extended period of time.

Muschamp said Saturday that Samuel’s leg was broken in the Gamecocks’ 23-13 loss to...

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An Absent Friend Casts a Shadow Over a Rookie’s Tour Milestone

US Sports - Mon, 2017-09-18 08:11
Patrick Cantlay reached the PGA Tour’s season finale but will be there without his friend and former caddie Chris Roth, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver last year.
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Dodgers veteran Adrian Gonzalez settling into role on bench

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2017-09-18 07:40

On Saturday, the day before the Dodgers faced Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg in a series finale, manager Dave Roberts met with Adrian Gonzalez.

Roberts had planned to start Gonzalez against Strasburg. He pointed to Gonzalez’s seven hits in 15 at-bats against the pitcher. Gonzalez...

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Sparks beat Mercury to advance to WNBA Finals rematch against Lynx

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2017-09-18 07:30

Candace Parker hobbled into the postgame press conference with ice bags over both knees and slung over her left shoulder. But soreness was a small price to pay for a return trip to the WNBA Finals.

Parker drove for a layup with 2.9 seconds left, giving the Los Angeles Sparks an 89-87 win and three-game...

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Golf roundup: Marc Leishman cruises to victory at BMW Championship

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2017-09-18 07:00

Given another opportunity to win, Marc Leishman didn't give anyone much of a chance in the BMW Championship.

Staked to a five-shot lead, Leishman made back-to-back birdies late in the final round Sunday to put away the final challenge, then closed with a birdie for a four-under-par 67 to set the...

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Martin Truex Jr. proves path to NASCAR title goes through him with playoff-opening win

LA Times Sports - Mon, 2017-09-18 06:50

Martin Truex Jr. backed up his regular-season dominance with a victory Sunday in NASCAR's playoff opener at Chicagoland Speedway.

Truex solidified himself as the driver to beat over the final nine races as he chases his first Cup championship. Truex raced to his fifth victory of the season and...

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Mets 5, Braves 1: Robert Gsellman’s Strong Outing Gives Mets a Rare Road Win

US Sports - Mon, 2017-09-18 06:33
Gsellman held the Atlanta Braves without an earned run over seven innings as the Mets won for the sixth time in their last 20 road games.
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