Pac-12 basketball: No. 14 Arizona rallies for 73-71 win at Stanford

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 09:25

Rawle Alkins made a go-ahead layup with 38 seconds remaining, and No. 14 Arizona held on for a 73-71 comeback win Saturday over Stanford to take sole possession of first place in the Pac-12.

Allonzo Trier, who led the Wildcats (16-4, 6-1 Pac-12) with 21 points, added three free throws in the final...

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Austin Cook takes lead in the desert with a 64 at La Quinta

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 09:20

It seemed like a minor adjustment, but it changed everything.

Ten months ago, Austin Cook had just missed his second cut in a row on the Tour, stalling in his effort to get to the major league circuit.

So, he changed his putting grip, simply moving his hands more closely together as he...

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Lakers at a loss over poor free-throw shooting

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 08:55

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope sat on the bench in a beige blazer Friday night counting missed free throws.

That isn’t light work when it comes to the Lakers on any night, but Friday was especially taxing. The Lakers made only two of 14 free throws. That percentage — 14.3% — was the lowest in NBA history...

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College basketball: No. 4 Oklahoma upset at OSU; No. 7 Wichita State and No. 8 Texas Tech also fall

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 08:40

Trae Young scored 48 points, but missed a deep three-pointer at the buzzer in overtime and No. 4 Oklahoma fell to Oklahoma State 83-81 on Saturday in Stillwater.

Young, a freshman guard who leads the nation in scoring, had 34 points after halftime. He matched the fifth-highest scoring effort in...

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Without leader Holcomb, U.S. men's bobsledders must find a way to regroup heading into the Olympics

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 08:00

The inside of an Olympic bobsled can be a violent place, loud and jostling at 90 mph, subject to oppressive gravitational forces through each banked turn.

But when Steve Langton thinks back on his years of racing with teammate Steven Holcomb, he remembers quieter times.

Their car rides to practice...

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Avalanche 3, Rangers 1: Avalanche Beat Rangers for Ninth Straight Win

US Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 07:48
The Rangers had several chances to tie the score in the third period, but Colorado held on to win nine in a row for the first time since 2000.
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Ducks showcase what likely will be their lineup for rest of season

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 07:40

With Andrew Cogliano back, fresh off a two-game suspension that ended his streak of 830 games played, the Ducks finally showcased the lineup that will play out the regular season — and possibly take them to the Stanley Cup playoffs — barring another trade or waiver wire pickup.

Cogliano resumed...

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Biggest Tests for Novak Djokovic’s New Serve Await in Australia

US Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 05:55
Changing your service technique in your prime is never easy, and success relies on commitment, say some players who have done it, like Maria Sharapova.
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Lindsey Vonn dominates in Italy to win World Cup downhill race

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 04:50

Lindsey Vonn amped up her Olympic preparations by winning a World Cup downhill by a large margin on Saturday at Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy.

The American clocked 1 minute 36.48 seconds on the sun-drenched Olympia delle Tofane course for a 0.92-second advantage over Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein.

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Golf roundup: Rory McIlroy one shot off the lead in Abu Dhabi

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 04:45

Rory McIlroy fired a seven-under-par 65 on Saturday in the third round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship to sit one shot behind leaders Ross Fisher and Thomas Pieters.

Northern Ireland's McIlroy is on 16-under 200 overall with the former world No. 1 playing his first event since October.


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NFC title showdown between Vikings and Eagles has a familiar feel to it

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 03:50

They have a backup quarterback at the helm, a defense that can steal all the oxygen from a stadium and an electrified fan base that can almost touch the Super Bowl yet is quietly convinced that, like always, something is about to go wrong.

The ring this franchise wears is an “0,” as in zero Lombardi...

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NFL draft helped lead Julie Ertz to starring role on women's soccer team

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 03:15

When the Philadelphia Eagles selected tight end Zach Ertz in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft, it’s unlikely anyone with the women’s national soccer team noticed.

But they should have. Because while Ertz’s signing netted the Eagles a sure-handed receiver that has taken them to Sunday’s NFC...

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Dodgers test fans' loyalty with steep increases for season tickets even in the cheap seats

LA Times Sports - Sun, 2018-01-21 03:10

The clock struck 11:25 p.m. Time was growing short. A lifetime of Dodger love was being tested.

Bill Snoberger and fiancee Mary Jones were trying to figure out whether a 45% price increase over two years for two season tickets in the outer reaches of Dodger Stadium was worth it.

They sit in the...

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Thomas Walsh beat cancer, took gold medal skier Mikaela Shiffrin to the prom and is eyeing Paralympics

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

The diagnosis arrived the day before Thomas Walsh left for a ski academy in Vermont.

For months, the rising star on the U.S. junior skiing circuit dismissed the ache in his right hip. After all, a snow-covered future beckoned. Walsh, then 14, planned to follow the example of Mikaela Shiffrin, his...

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

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

Their standings will certainly be different by the time the Kings and Ducks stage their final regular-season meeting on March 30.

For now, they’re skating into opposite zones. As opposite as the North and South poles.

The Ducks took a fairly straightforward 2-1 matchup in a tight game with no fights...

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