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Jon Rahm outlasts Andrew Landry in CareerBuilder playoff

Mon, 2018-01-22 16:00
Jon Rahm headed over the hill to San Diego for his Torrey Pines title defense with a playoff victory in the CareerBuilder Challenge and the No. 2 spot in the world ranking. The Spaniard is way ahead of where he even dreamed he would be this early in his career. "To think of being No. 2 in the world,...
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Kings convert on three power plays to get past Rangers in 4-2 win

Mon, 2018-01-22 14:10

All the Kings needed was a shove to get them going.

The timing was impeccable, both in Sunday’s game and in perhaps the ugliest stretch of their season. Down two goals to the New York Rangers in a six-game losing streak, the buzzer sounded for the first period.

Rangers defenseman Brendan Smith...

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Sharks score at will in 6-2 rout of Ducks

Mon, 2018-01-22 14:05

The Ducks dominated possession, but an errant pass here, one stick infraction too many there, and it all added up to a plethora of odd-man rushes for the San Jose Sharks.

The Pacific Division rivals converted those Grade A scoring chances into goals, and found the net three times in the final period...

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Eagles' backup quarterback did the unthinkable the one time he threw the ball Sunday night

Mon, 2018-01-22 13:40

Nate Sudfeld’s only pass of the game is the one he’d love to have back.

With the victory in hand, Sudfeld relieved Philadelphia’s Nick Foles for the final two minutes Sunday and took three knees. Then, in jubilation, he threw the game ball over the Eagles sideline and high into the stands.

Yes,...

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Alex Caruso making most of his time with Lakers, scoring career-high nine points in 127-107 win over Knicks

Mon, 2018-01-22 13:35

Alex Caruso keeps a tally of the number of days he’s played with the Lakers in his notes folder on his phone. There’s an expiration date on his time in the NBA. On a two-way contract, he can play 45 days with the Lakers and must spend the rest of his time with the South Bay Lakers, the team’s development-league...

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Eagles blow out Vikings to earn franchise’s third trip to Super Bowl

Mon, 2018-01-22 13:20

The clock was winding down, the blowout was complete, and the Philadelphia Eagles took starting quarterback Nick Foles out of the game, allowing him to absorb the moment and soak in the cheers spilling down from the highest reaches of Lincoln Financial Field.

Foles was approached on the sideline...

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U.S. women's soccer wins their first match of 2018 against Denmark 5-1

Mon, 2018-01-22 12:55

It’s been nearly a decade since the women’s national soccer team finished a year with fewer victories than the 12 it had last season. And it’s been 16 years since it lost more games than the three it lost in 2017.

That probably says more about how good the U.S. women have been over the years than...

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Lonzo Ball to travel with Lakers but might not play

Mon, 2018-01-22 12:55

Lonzo Ball will travel with the Lakers on their trip that begins Thursday, but it’s possible he doesn’t play at all during that trip.

Ball suffered a knee sprain in Dallas on January 13. He began some light jogging on a treadmill Saturday while the Lakers went through their shootaround.

“He did...

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College basketball: No. 2 Virginia defeats Wake Forest to stay undefeated in ACC play

Mon, 2018-01-22 11:30

Kyle Guy scored 17 points, and No. 2 Virginia beat Wake Forest 59-49 on Sunday night for its 10th straight win.

De'Andre Hunter added 16 points to help the first-place Cavaliers (18-1, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) extend their longest winning streak since 2015-16 and open league play with seven...

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Danny Amendola delivers another superb playoff performance for Patriots

Mon, 2018-01-22 11:15

New England Patriots receiver Danny Amendola continued his penchant for clutch playoff performances on Sunday, catching two touchdown passes and making an outstanding play on a punt return in a 24-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium.

Amendola,...

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Jon Rahm survives playoff with Andrew Landry to win CareerBuilder Challenge

Mon, 2018-01-22 10:50

After a series of missed late opportunities that seemed like it might never end, and as darkness approached in the California desert Sunday, Jon Rahm finally managed to sink a putt to win the CareerBuilder Challenge in a four-hole playoff with Andrew Landry.

Rahm shot a bogey-free, five-under-par...

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Dramatic makeover gives Galaxy hope for playoffs following worst season in franchise history

Mon, 2018-01-22 09:40

Last season was the Galaxy’s shortest since 2008, the last time the team missed the playoffs. And that gave Gio dos Santos a long offseason to think about what happened.

“Nothing in life is easy,” he said in Spanish. “We all go through some difficult times and last year was one of those. It was...

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Wesley Johnson's defensive versatility makes him a key component to Clippers rotation

Mon, 2018-01-22 08:50

Wesley Johnson became the Clippers’ handyman Saturday night against the Utah Jazz.

The 6-foot-7, 215-pound Johnson was asked to defend Utah’s 6-10, 265-pound power forward Derrick Favors at times. Johnson was asked to defend Jazz rookie guard sensation Donovan Mitchell. Johnson was asked to defend...

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NBA roundup: Magic overcome Kyrie Irving's 40 points to beat Celtics

Mon, 2018-01-22 08:25

Elfrid Payton had 22 points and the Orlando Magic won for just the third time in their last 20 games, overcoming Kyrie Irving's 40 points to beat the Boston Celtics 103-95 on Sunday.

Orlando snapped a 14-game losing streak at Boston. The Magic had lost 10 in a row on the road overall since early...

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Tom Brady and Patriots pull off another dramatic rally to reach third Super Bowl in four years

Mon, 2018-01-22 07:35

The music started blaring not long after Tom Brady left a postgame stage on the field.

The Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand” rocked the New England Patriots faithful at Gillette Stadium, a not-so-veiled play on the story line that dominated the run-up to the AFC championship game.

Brady, the...

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NFL: Titans hire Mike Vrabel after brief coaching search

Mon, 2018-01-22 06:00

The Tennessee Titans hired Houston defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel as their new coach in a fast search that wrapped up after three interviews and just five days after firing Mike Mularkey.

The Titans announced Saturday they had agreed to terms with Vrabel. A news conference was scheduled for...

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LAFC's Bob Bradley has experience running a team with no history

Mon, 2018-01-22 05:40

The things that make an expansion team special are the same things that make managing one so hard.

There’s no history and no tradition. The name is new, the stadium is new, the uniforms are new and so are the players, at least to one another.

“It’s a strange feeling,” said Carlos Vela, the Mexican...

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The Times' boys' basketball rankings

Mon, 2018-01-22 05:35

A look at the top 25 high school boys’ basketball teams in the Southland.

Rk. SCHOOL (W-L) Next game (last ranking)

1. BISHOP MONTGOMERY (19-0); at Cantwell-Sacred Heart, Wednesday; 1

2. ETIWANDA (21-1); at Damien, Tuesday; 4

3. WESTCHESTER (18-4); at Palisades, Monday; 5

4. SIERRA CANYON (14-3);...

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Golf: Tommy Fleetwood successfully defends Abu Dhabi HSBC championship title

Mon, 2018-01-22 05:10

Tommy Fleetwood successfully defended his Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship title on Sunday after a sensational back nine to clinch the win.

The 27-year-old Englishman, who celebrated his birthday on Friday, started the final round two shots behind overnight leaders Ross Fisher and Thomas Pieters, and...

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Alexis Vera's ability to score with both legs makes Fremont a contender

Mon, 2018-01-22 03:50

Scoring 10 goals in one soccer match is pretty good at any level. Alexis Vera of Fremont High remembers pulling off the feat as an 8-year-old.

“Every shot I was shooting went in,” he recalled.

As a high school senior, he’s the No. 1 goal scorer in Los Angeles, with 30 goals and 15 assists for Fremont...

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