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Clippers can't close out Cavaliers and fall 118-113 in overtime

1 hour 8 min ago

They played with purpose, with determination, with fight, and still the Clippers lost.

So, how the Clippers mentally grasp a close, agonizing 118-113 overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James on Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena will be another step in whichever direction the...

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Lou Williams is putting up big numbers for the Clippers off the bench

1 hour 43 min ago

He is simply called the “professional scorer.”

And that truly is what Lou Williams has been for the Clippers during this strenuous season of losing and falling teammates.

Williams’ job has been to come off the bench and provide the Clippers with a scoring burst.

He has not disappointed.


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Lakers' Lonzo Ball tries a new look after his worst game so far

1 hour 43 min ago

Bemused at the attention paid his new look, Lonzo Ball smiled.

“It’s just a haircut, man,” Ball said.

There was no deeper meaning to the style, but because it happened a day after the worst game of Ball’s fledgling NBA career, it caused a stir.

Perhaps more relevant to his quest to forget his recent...

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NBA roundup: Spurs end the Thunder's three-game winning streak

1 hour 58 min ago

LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and the Spurs overcame a 23-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night in San Antonio.

Danny Green added 17 points and Pau Gasol had 14 points to help San Antonio end Oklahoma City's three-game winning streak.

Aldridge put back Green's missed...

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No. 23 UCLA gets back to basketball with victory over South Carolina State

2 hours 53 min ago

A week into the season, everything about UCLA continues to revolve around three freshmen.

Their names Friday night were Jaylen Hands, Chris Smith and Kris Wilkes. The trio generated the kind of feel-good buzz that the Bruins had not enjoyed inside Pauley Pavilion since last season.

Hands made almost...

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NFL notes: Cardinals to start Blaine Gabbert; Matt Barkley could be his backup

3 hours 43 min ago

Blaine Gabbert will get his first start for the Arizona Cardinals when they play the Texans in Houston on Sunday.

Coach Bruce Arians announced the decision after Friday's practice.

“It's a big opportunity for him,” Arians said, “but he's been around the block a few times.”

Drew Stanton, the starter...

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Golf roundup: Matthew Fitzpatrick has one-shot lead at DP World Tour Championship

4 hours 8 min ago

Defending champion Matthew Fitzpatrick shot a second straight five-under-par 67 to secure a one-stroke lead halfway through the European Tour's season-ending DP World Tour Championship on Friday in Dubai.

At 10 under after two rounds on the Earth course of Jumeirah Golf Estate, Fitzpatrick was...

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NBA notes: D'Angelo Russell is expected back this season after having knee surgery

4 hours 18 min ago

Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Riley Williams III at the Hospital for Special Surgery. No timetable for his return was announced.

“It's an arthroscopic surgery, so the plan would be for him to return this...

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Week 13 Los Angeles area high school football sights and sounds

4 hours 42 min ago

Photos and videos from the Week 13 high school football games in the Los Angeles area.

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 event is live as well as view any archived...

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Rams' John Sullivan will return to his NFL roots in Minnesota on Sunday, but doesn't have nostalgia on his mind

4 hours 48 min ago

John Sullivan is going home to where his NFL career began.

The Rams’ center, who has provided quarterback Jared Goff with protection and guidance during a 7-2 start, spent seven seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.

So he will see familiar faces when the Rams play the 7-2 Vikings on Sunday at U.S....

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USC vs. UCLA: How the Trojans and Bruins match up for their annual rivalry game

5 hours 3 min ago

UCLA (5-5, 3-4) at USC (9-2, 7-1)

Saturday, 5 p.m., Coliseum, TV: Channel 7. Radio: 570, 710, 1150


Marquee matchup

USC tailback Ronald Jones II vs. the UCLA run defense. Jones’ career average of 6.4 yards per carry is higher than that of Trojans greats O.J. Simpson, Marcus Allen, Mike Garrett...

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Slumping Kings mixing up lines ahead of matchup with Florida

5 hours 8 min ago

One of the underrated strengths of former Kings coach Darryl Sutter was his ability to find effective line combinations.

He formed the Tanner Pearson-Jeff Carter-Tyler Toffoli trio, and it was a longtime staple for the Kings up until Carter was injured last month.

Sutter’s successor, John Stevens,...

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Chargers' inability to get the football to tight end Hunter Henry is a losing proposition

5 hours 38 min ago

The Chargers did not attempt a trick play in their first nine games. That doesn’t mean they’re incapable of an occasional sleight-of-hand. Their struggling offense, in fact, has found ways to make a 6-foot-5, 253-pound tight end disappear.

Hunter Henry, the second-year pro out of Arkansas and one...

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Why Saturday's rivalry game means everything to UCLA, not so much for USC

5 hours 53 min ago

As UCLA’s players filed off the field and into the locker room underneath the Rose Bowl a week ago, the fans sent them away with a loud demand. Or maybe it was more of a wish: “Beat SC!”

A few hours earlier, as USC’s players celebrated winning the Pac-12 Conference South division outside the visitors’...

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Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers cleared to play Sunday against the Bills

5 hours 53 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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Letters: Fans don't feel super about UCLA's young men of steal

6 hours 28 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 Huddle: Rams prepare for Case Keenum and Minnesota Vikings

8 hours 58 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

10 hours 8 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

11 hours 18 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

11 hours 43 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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