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GM Mitch Kupchak preaches patience for Lakers fans

GM Mitch Kupchak preaches patience for Lakers fans

Six L.A. runners reflect on their return to the Boston Marathon

Six L.A. runners reflect on their return to the Boston Marathon

They were close to the finish line or had already crossed it when two bombs ripped through the crowd last year, killing three people...

David Freese scratched from Angels lineup; reliever Josh Wall recalled

David Freese scratched from Angels lineup; reliever Josh Wall recalled

DETROIT -- Angels third baseman David Freese was scratched from the lineup Friday night because of tightness in his right quadriceps,...

Oldtimers Ray Whitney, Teemu Selanne form mutual admiration society

Oldtimers Ray Whitney, Teemu Selanne form mutual admiration society

Dallas Stars forward Ray Whitney, who will be 42 next month, had a lot to talk about with 43-year-old Ducks winger Teemu Selanne on...

NCAA President Mark Emmert: Latest rule change is food for thought

NCAA President Mark Emmert: Latest rule change is food for thought

The NCAA president railed against the past Friday by uttering the contracted sentence many have been waiting to hear.

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No power to the Kings in playoff-opening loss to Sharks

No power to the Kings in playoff-opening loss to Sharks

They get off to a horrible start at San Jose, which quickly dents L.A. goalie Jonathan Quick's invincible aura in a 6-3 victory.

Letters: Finishing off the Lakers

Letters: Finishing off the Lakers

Why is L.A. so upset with Mike D'Antoni and Lakers management? We all knew this was a patchwork team that had no...

Dodgers edge the Giants, 2-1, to close series

Dodgers edge the Giants, 2-1, to close series

AT THE PLATE: Hanley Ramirez, who was struck in the hand with a 90-mph fastball the previous night, was...

The new/old Juan Uribe continues to hurt baseballs for the Dodgers

The new/old Juan Uribe continues to hurt baseballs for the Dodgers

And the Dodgers’ leading hitter after their first 16 games is 35-year-old Juan Uribe. Of course, just the way...

Dodgers' Yasiel Puig 'feels normal' amid shocking stories of his past

Dodgers' Yasiel Puig 'feels normal' amid shocking stories of his past

SAN FRANCISCO -- On the publication day of a second magazine article detailing Yasiel Puig’s dangerous escape from...

Mike D'Antoni says basketball has changed; analysts need to adapt

Mike D'Antoni says basketball has changed; analysts need to adapt

Coach Mike D'Antoni, along with General Manager Mitch Kupchak, met with the team's players over the past 48 hours for...

Duke's Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

Pau Gasol: 'This could be my last day, maybe' with the Lakers

Steve Nash still hopes he can be a healthy contributor for Lakers

Dodgers fans sum up betrayal over cable deal: 'No Vin? It's a sin!'

Dodgers fans sum up betrayal over cable deal: 'No Vin? It's a sin!'

Bad TV deals are becoming a ruinous force, the Time Warner Cable deal the latest example, with Dodgers fans held hostage in yet another standoff. Welcome to America, 2014. It used to be copious...

Doc Rivers has been a shot in the arm for the Clippers

Doc Rivers has been a shot in the arm for the Clippers

The coach's embrace-the-challenge mantra has transformed a long-bedeviled franchise into one seemingly poised for a deep playoff run.

 The Alfords of UCLA put their game faces on

The Alfords of UCLA put their game faces on

A father coaching his two sons deep into March Madness, as Steve Alford is doing at UCLA, is unique. But the Alfords keep it all business — or at least try to.

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Kings drop playoff opener to Sharks, 6-3

Kings drop playoff opener to Sharks, 6-3

San Jose builds a 5-0 lead through two periods, including two late goals in first period, before L.A. makes a third-period comeback that is too little, too late.

Clippers' Blake Griffin doesn't want to talk flop

Clippers' Blake Griffin doesn't want to talk flop

Forward won't get into a back and forth with Golden State's Klay Thompson, who says the Clippers' All-Star is 'like a bull in a china shop.'

Story lines run deep in NBA playoffs, as should the Clippers

Story lines run deep in NBA playoffs, as should the Clippers

It's the Clippers, not the Lakers, that should represent Los Angeles in the conference finals this season. In the end, expect the Spurs to hold the trophy.

Wounded Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf expects to play in Game 2

Wounded Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf expects to play in Game 2

Getzlaf took a puck to the face near the end of Game 1 against Stars and needed stitches. He's a warrior, says Corey Perry.

Western Conference playoffs feature incredible balance

Western Conference playoffs feature incredible balance

All eight teams -- OK, maybe seven -- have a chance to reach the NBA Finals, including the Clippers.

NBA playoffs: Western Conference preview

NBA playoffs: Western Conference preview

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Angels are extra pleased with extra-inning walk-off win over Athletics

Angels are extra pleased with extra-inning walk-off win over Athletics

Chris Iannetta hits a homer in the 12th inning to give the Angels a 5-4 victory over the A's, and give their spirits a huge lift as the team launches a 10-day trip, starting Friday at Detroit.

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