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  • Dodgers rookie Julio Urias makes case to Dave Roberts

    Dodgers rookie Julio Urias makes case to Dave Roberts

    The Dodgers checked off three important boxes in a 9-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night, pounding left-handed pitching, regaining the edge they lost since Sunday’s division-clinching victory and keeping their hopes for home-field advantage in the first round alive. But one significant...

  • Canada puts stunning end to World Cup with two late goals

    Canada puts stunning end to World Cup with two late goals

    It was a familiar sight, Canada’s best hockey players standing with their arms draped around each other’s shoulders as their anthem played and their flag rose to the rafters to honor their supremacy at yet another major tournament. They grinned and sang with as much relief as gusto, appreciating...

  • Football: Thursday's scores

    Thursday, September 29th SOUTHERN SECTION MISSION VALLEY LEAGUE El Monte 37, Pasadena Marshall 19 PACIFIC LEAGUE Burbank 63, Glendale 7 NONLEAGUE Crean Lutheran 46, Capistrano Valley Christian 6 Irvine University 32, Adelanto 0 Los Amigos 33, Saddleback 14 Pacific 52, Bloomington 6 San Dimas 41,...

  • Parents are convicted of abusing their infant daughter to the point of death

    Suffering marked the short life of Savannah Lucero, who never lived to see her first birthday. When she was found dead in 2013, the 4-month-old was malnourished, with skull fractures, broken ribs and bruised lungs. Her liver was lacerated and she had several brain injuries, prosecutors said. On...

  • YouTube star is accused of vandalism after saying he was attacked near a WeHo gay club

    YouTube star is accused of vandalism after saying he was attacked near a WeHo gay club

    A YouTube star who said he was brutally assaulted by three men in West Hollywood faces charges that he vandalized a car before filing a false police report about being attacked, authorities said Thursday. Los Angeles County prosecutors allege that Calum McSwiggan, known by thousands of fans for...

  • 'It sounded like a bomb': New Jersey train crash kills 1, injures more than 100

    'It sounded like a bomb': New Jersey train crash kills 1, injures more than 100

    Investigators are examining why a packed commuter train barreled into a train station at such a high speed that it flew onto the platform and knocked down a ceiling, leaving one person dead and more than 100 injured. The crash took place at the Hoboken Terminal, just across the Hudson River from...

  • Has USC's depth improved from when it was under sanctions? Clancy Pendergast doesn't think so

    Has USC's depth improved from when it was under sanctions? Clancy Pendergast doesn't think so

    The last time Clancy Pendergast coached USC’s defense, the Trojans had only 70 players on scholarship, 15 fewer than is usually allowed. NCAA sanctions had wiped out the team’s depth, which tightened rotations on both sides of the ball and made for heavy legs late in games. After that season, Pendergast...

  • Orlando Salido to fight Takaski Miura at the Forum on Dec. 17

    Orlando Salido to fight Takaski Miura at the Forum on Dec. 17

    Orlando Salido and Takashi Miura have each participated in two of the best boxing matches of 2016. Now, they'll close the year together with a chance to top what they've done. Oscar De La Hoya told The Times on Thursday that he's finalized a World Boxing Council interim super-featherweight title...

  • Five field goals are plenty enough as Bengals beat Dolphins, 22-7

    Five field goals are plenty enough as Bengals beat Dolphins, 22-7

    Bengals receiver A.J. Green followed his disappointing game with a dominating one — 173 yards and a touchdown — and the Cincinnati defense that was inspired by Vontaze Burfict's return clamped down on the Miami Dolphins for a 22-7 victory Thursday night.  The Bengals (3-1) rebounded from a 29-17...

  • Former Corona Santiago star Blake Barnett leaves Alabama

    Former Corona Santiago star Blake Barnett leaves Alabama

    Alabama redshirt freshman quarterback Blake Barnett, a five-star recruit from Corona Santiago High, has left the program and withdrawn from school.  Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban announced Barnett's departure in a statement Thursday. Barnett started the opener against USC for No. 1 Alabama.  Since...

  • Josh Reddick's bat heats up at opportune time for the Dodgers

    Josh Reddick's bat heats up at opportune time for the Dodgers

    As poorly as Josh Reddick hit in August, the right fielder, acquired in an Aug. 1 trade from Oakland, was unable to drag the Dodgers down with him. While the left-handed-hitting Reddick batted .161 with a paltry .396 on-base-plus-slugging percentage and drove in one run in his first 25 games, the...

  • Lakers keep emphasizing a defense-first approach

    Lakers keep emphasizing a defense-first approach

    Offense is the fun part, but for most of training camp so far, Lakers Coach Luke Walton’s focus has been elsewhere. It’s been defense, which he thinks will allow theatrics on offense. “I think that’s where we can make a lot of progress as a team is how we get after it on defense,” Walton said....

  • Astronomers spot spiral arms swirling around a young star, offering clues to planet formation

    Astronomers spot spiral arms swirling around a young star, offering clues to planet formation

    An international team of astronomers has discovered what might be the first evidence of density-driven spiral arms in the gas and dust around a still-forming star. The findings, described in the journal Science, could offer an unprecedented glimpse at a key stage in a young star’s life, and may...

  • Jesus Montero suspended 50 games for use of banned substance

    Jesus Montero suspended 50 games for use of banned substance

    Former major leaguer Jesus Montero has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for a stimulant, his second penalty for a banned substance.  Montero spent this season with Toronto's triple-A Buffalo team, batting .317 with 11 home runs and 60 RBIs. He was a designated hitter and first baseman...

  • 'Don't vote for Trump,' says USA Today in first presidential endorsement in its history

    'Don't vote for Trump,' says USA Today in first presidential endorsement in its history

    Campaign 2016 updates: Another newspaper that has long backed GOP candidates bucks Donald Trump Sept. 29, 2016, 7:04 p.m. Donald Trump campaigns Thursday in New Hampshire. Hillary Clinton swings into the battleground state of Iowa for an event in Des Moines. Employees at Donald Trump's California...

  • Arizona Cardinals, competitive and embraced by fans, have shown how to win over a city

    Arizona Cardinals, competitive and embraced by fans, have shown how to win over a city

    Los Angeles went two decades without an NFL team. Sometimes, even though the Cardinals were here, Arizona felt that way too. “There were a lot of fans from the visiting team in the stands,” recalled retired quarterback Jake Plummer, who spent his first six seasons with the Cardinals. “I’d throw...

  • SoCal golfers earn trip to Augusta National

    A group of Southern California youth golfers have qualified for the Drive, Chip and Putt National finals to be held on April 2 before the start of the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. For girls, the participants are Kristina Xu of Claremont (age 7 to 9); Lucy Yuan of San Diego...

  • Congress members question whether SpaceX should conduct its own investigation

    Congress members question whether SpaceX should conduct its own investigation

    Ten Republican Congress members led by Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) have sent a letter to the heads of the Air Force, NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration questioning whether SpaceX should be allowed to lead its own investigation into a Sept. 1 launch pad explosion that destroyed a Falcon...

  • State agency admonishes 'condescending' L.A. County judge for mistreating potential jurors

    State agency admonishes 'condescending' L.A. County judge for mistreating potential jurors

    A California agency overseeing judges’ discipline publicly admonished a Los Angeles County judge Thursday, concluding that he mistreated several prospective jurors who were being vetted for a murder trial. The Commission on Judicial Performance issued a 34-page admonishment of Superior Court Judge...

  • Up next for Sparks: Game 2 on Friday vs. Chicago Sky

    Up next for Sparks: Game 2 on Friday vs. Chicago Sky

    SPARKS VS. CHICAGO SKY When: 7 p.m., Friday. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: ESPNews. Update: The Sparks won Game 1 of the best-of-five semifinal series, 95-75, on Wednesday, led by Candace Parker (30 points and nine rebounds) and WNBA most valuable player Nneka Ogwumike (27 points, 10 rebounds...

  • Alaska Airlines to fly the only nonstop flights from L.A. to Cuba

    Alaska Airlines to fly the only nonstop flights from L.A. to Cuba

    Alaska Airlines, which is aiming to become the dominant carrier on the West Coast with its planned acquisition of Virgin America, will begin offering the only daily nonstop flights from Los Angeles to Havana starting Jan. 5. Alaska was among several major carriers that applied for limited slots...

  • Undercover sting leads to multiple English soccer coaches being fired

    Undercover sting leads to multiple English soccer coaches being fired

    A British newspaper investigation led to a second soccer coach getting fired in England on Thursday.  Two days after Sam Allardyce lost his job as England manager following an undercover operation by the Daily Telegraph, second-tier club Barnsley fired assistant coach Tommy Wright.  Wright was...

  • Qualcomm reportedly in talks to buy NXP Semiconductors for $30 billion

    Qualcomm reportedly in talks to buy NXP Semiconductors for $30 billion

    Qualcomm is reportedly in talks to buy NXP Semiconductor for about $30 billion in what could be a transformative deal for the San Diego wireless company. Citing unnamed sources familiar with talks, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the two companies are in discussions. A Qualcomm spokeswoman...

  • California is removing all limits on who can drop off your ballot on election day

    California is removing all limits on who can drop off your ballot on election day

    Essential Politics: Gabby Giffords endorses Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate, Gov. Brown eliminates statute of limitations on rape Sept. 29, 2016, 4:22 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:Gun control advocates Gabby...

  • Top high school football games this week

    Top high school football games this week

    Mission Hills Alemany (1-4, 1-0) at Encino Crespi (2-2, 0-0), Friday at 7 p.m.: This game should leave the winner in the running for a Mission League title. Alemany has shown off an explosive offense, led by quarterback Miles Bryant, receiver Warren Jackson and running back Cayden Dunn. Crespi...

  • Yosemite official stepping down amid harassment allegations

    Yosemite official stepping down amid harassment allegations

    The superintendent of Yosemite National Park on Thursday announced that he is stepping down amid an ongoing federal investigation into allegations of a hostile work environment in which employees, particularly women, are bullied, belittled and marginalized. In a terse statement, Don Neubacher,...

  • Santa Anita's opening weekend includes California Chrome and Beholder

    Santa Anita's opening weekend includes California Chrome and Beholder

    After one of the more interesting and unpredictable years in horse racing, Santa Anita finds itself with a 23-day fall meeting that will no doubt generate more questions than answers but in the end be where all the bragging and breeding rights are settled. Friday is the first day of the meeting,...

  • Pacific Palisades home of 'Dick Van Dyke Show's' Ann Guilbert lists for sale

    Pacific Palisades home of 'Dick Van Dyke Show's' Ann Guilbert lists for sale

    The longtime home of late actress Ann Morgan Guilbert, known for her role as next-door neighbor Millie Helper on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” has come to market in Pacific Palisades for $3.89 million. Overlooking lower Temescal Canyon on a quarter-acre lot, the English country-style home is in the...

  • Josh Gordon to enter rehab instead of return to Browns after suspension ends

    Josh Gordon to enter rehab instead of return to Browns after suspension ends

    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, who last played in the NFL in 2014, has decided to enter a rehabilitation facility instead of return to the team next week at the conclusion of his four-game suspension to start this season. Gordon, who had a breakout season in 2013 during his second...

  • Single-user restrooms to become 'gender neutral' in California

    Single-user restrooms to become 'gender neutral' in California

    Essential Politics: Gabby Giffords endorses Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate, Gov. Brown eliminates statute of limitations on rape Sept. 29, 2016, 4:22 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:Gun control advocates Gabby...

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