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  • A look at Tuesday's World Cup schedule

    A look at Tuesday's World Cup schedule

    A look at Tuesday’s World Cup matchups: GROUP H COLOMBIA VS. JAPAN Where: Saransk Time: 5 a.m. PDT TV: FS1, Telemundo The buzz: With Radamel Falcao joining James Rodriguez, the World Cup’s leader scorer four years, Colombia’s attack is more potent than it was when the team made a surprising run...

  • Meet 'the LaVar Ball of college football', whose youngest son is determined to live up to the hype at USC

    Meet 'the LaVar Ball of college football', whose youngest son is determined to live up to the hype at USC

    Amon-ra St. Brown sits in the backseat, silently flipping through his iPhone and waiting for his turn to control the music. His father makes the rules, and if he’s driving, which John Brown often is, then he’s sure as heck going to torture the kid while he still can. So, Foreigner’s greatest hits...

  • NBA mock draft 2.0: Deandre Ayton still No. 1, but Luka Doncic slides

    NBA mock draft 2.0: Deandre Ayton still No. 1, but Luka Doncic slides

    The moment of truth for all 30 NBA teams arrives Thursday evening at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. It is the moment when teams will draft players, many with the hopes that their selections can set their franchise on a course of sustained success. Arizona’s Deandre Ayton is viewed in that...

  • College World Series: Texas Tech stuns Florida 6-3 in opener

    College World Series: Texas Tech stuns Florida 6-3 in opener

    Gabe Holt hit a tiebreaking single in the fifth inning and drove in an insurance run in the ninth, leading Texas Tech to a stunning 6-3 win over defending national champion Florida in the College World Series on Sunday night. The Red Raiders (45-18) won their CWS opener for the first time in their...

  • MLB: Carlos Carrasco is put on Indians' DL

    MLB: Carlos Carrasco is put on Indians' DL

    Right-hander Carlos Carrasco was put on the 10-day disabled list Sunday by the Cleveland Indians because of a bruised right elbow. Carrasco was struck by Joe Mauer’s line drive in the second inning of Cleveland’s 9-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. Carrasco is 8-5 with a 4.24 earned-run...

  • Dodgers fall 4-1 to Giants, fail to complete series sweep

    Dodgers fall 4-1 to Giants, fail to complete series sweep

    Cody Bellinger’s first-inning drive sounded like a home run Sunday, the ear-splitting crack of the bat echoing through Dodger Stadium and the ball whistling through the cool air of a 65-degree afternoon to deep center field, where it died on the warning track. Max Muncy barreled up a ball in the...

  • Angels blow late lead, fall to Athletics 6-5 in 11 innings

    Angels blow late lead, fall to Athletics 6-5 in 11 innings

    The solution seemed simple Sunday, but the bullpen remained a complicated issue for the Angels. “You gotta make pitches in this league,” reliever Blake Parker said. “You can’t be giving guys free bases and expect to get out of it and expect to win.” The Angels blew a two-run lead in the ninth inning...

  • Brooks Koepka joins rare club with back-to-back U.S. Open championships

    Brooks Koepka joins rare club with back-to-back U.S. Open championships

    Hours before he headed out to Shinnecock Hills to defend his U.S. Open title in the final round Sunday, Brooks Koepka and his buddies had a bench-pressing contest at a local gym. “He put up 225 [pounds] 14 times on a Sunday; that’s pretty impressive,” said high school pal Dan Gambill. “I was like,...

  • Sparks stay atop WNBA with 81-72 win over Sky

    Sparks stay atop WNBA with 81-72 win over Sky

    Chelsea Gray scored 21 while Nneka Ogwumike added 20 points and 11 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Chicago Sky 81-72 on Sunday night. Candace Parker added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Sparks (8-2), who won their fourth straight and stayed atop the WNBA standings. The Sparks...

  • Mexico soccer fans rejoice after historic World Cup win over defending champion Germany

    Mexico soccer fans rejoice after historic World Cup win over defending champion Germany

    When Hirving Lozano’s shot hit the back of the net in Moscow, the ground literally shook in Mexico, half a world away. Or so the scientists said. Lozano’s score was all Mexico needed to beat defending champion Germany 1-0 in its World Cup opener Sunday. And the goal was met with such a raucous...

  • Tony Schumacher wins NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

    Tony Schumacher wins NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

    Tony Schumacher raced to his first Top Fuel victory of the season Sunday in the Fitzgerald USA NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Schumacher had a 3.946-second run at 313.58 mph to edge Mike Salinas in the final round, the 150th final of Schumacher's career. He has six career victories at Bristol and...

  • Justin Allgaier wins Xfinity race at Iowa

    Justin Allgaier wins Xfinity race at Iowa

    Justin Allgaier won all three stages and the NASCAR Xfinity Series race Sunday at Iowa Speedway for his second victory of the season. Racing for Dale Earnhardt Jr. in JR Motorsports' No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro, Allgaier led 182 of 250 laps and survived an unlucky late caution by winning the restart....

  • Angels pitcher Jake Jewell suffers first loss a day after big-league debut

    Angels pitcher Jake Jewell suffers first loss a day after big-league debut

    He dreamed of it as a kid, pursued it through high school and into college, then worked parts of five professional seasons to finally realize the moment. On Saturday, Jake Jewell, 25, threw his first big-league pitch of his career. A day later, he admitted he wasn’t completely sure what type of...

  • So Yeon Ryu wins Meijer LPGA Classic

    So Yeon Ryu wins Meijer LPGA Classic

    So Yeon Ryu won the Meijer LPGA Classic on Sunday for her first victory of the season and sixth overall, closing with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke margin. The 29-year-old South Korean player birdied the par-5 16th and par-4 17th and parred the par-4 18th to finish at 21-under 267 at Blythefield...

  • Mexico takes over World Cup with 1-0 victory over reigning champion Germany

    Mexico takes over World Cup with 1-0 victory over reigning champion Germany

    They played the game on the banks of the Moscow River, but given the noise, the waves of green Mexican national team jerseys and multicolored sombreros and the loud renditions of “Cielito Lindo,” Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday might as well have been Estadio Azteca. Mexico may be a long way from home,...

  • Everyone likes Iceland — except the teams that have to play it

    Everyone likes Iceland — except the teams that have to play it

    One game into its first World Cup, Iceland has already become the darling of the tournament. And it’s not hard to see why. In a sport dominated by pampered, stern-faced millionaires, Iceland’s roster is filled with giddy, blue-collar grinders. Its coach, Heimir Hallgrímsson, is a dentist who still...

  • Dodgers' Tom Koehler, Hyun-Jin Ryu suffer injury setbacks

    Dodgers' Tom Koehler, Hyun-Jin Ryu suffer injury setbacks

    Reliever Tom Koehler, sidelined all season because of a right-shoulder strain, suffered a setback last week and has been shut down. The right-hander was preparing to throw another bullpen session Thursday when he felt some discomfort in the shoulder while throwing a curveball. Koehler, who was...

  • World Cup: Monday's matchups

    World Cup: Monday's matchups

    GROUP F SWEDEN VS. SOUTH KOREA Where: Nizhny Novgorod Time: 5 a.m. PDT. TV: FS1, Telemundo. The buzz: Sweden didn’t ask Zlatan Ibrahimovic to reconsider his retirement from international soccer so its team in Russia is taking a collective approach rather than relying on one superstar. As a result...

  • T.J. Dillashaw didn't get the UFC 227 fight he wanted, but he's ready to punch a hole in Cody Garbrandt

    T.J. Dillashaw didn't get the UFC 227 fight he wanted, but he's ready to punch a hole in Cody Garbrandt

    It’s all about perspective. That’s why second-time UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw would rather direct his energies toward the good in his life. His infant son who arrived almost six months ago, the new Orange County home he purchased last week and his own image placed on the left (champion’s)...

  • How the Mexican national team has brought me closer to my own father

    How the Mexican national team has brought me closer to my own father

    Of all the things my father brought with him when he first came to the United States from Mexico, his love of soccer has proven to be the most useful. It helped him make his first friends in America as a 16-year-old living in Chicago's north side during the late 1970s. He couldn't yet speak the...

  • Cheers to all the Sports Dads, who know a thing or two about giving their all for their kids

    Cheers to all the Sports Dads, who know a thing or two about giving their all for their kids

    It was just another Sunday in the life of the Sports Dad, a long drive to a musty gymnasium to sit on hard bleachers and cheer his child in a youth league game with a tabletop scoreboard and yawning referees and no end in sight. Except this time Erick Brennan noticed something odd about his 13-year-old...

  • Dodgers keep rolling with victory over Giants 3-1

    Dodgers keep rolling with victory over Giants 3-1

    Some things in baseball you just can’t explain, which is why Enrique Hernandez’s success against Madison Bumgarner probably will leave historians of the game scratching their heads. Hernandez is a Dodgers utility player who has a career .233 average and 38 home runs in five seasons. Bumgarner,...

  • The Dodgers' bullpen has been their saving grace during surge

    The Dodgers' bullpen has been their saving grace during surge

    The home runs flying off Dodgers bats — they have gone deep 34 times in the first 13 games of June, most in the major leagues — have obscured the work of the bullpen during a month-long surge that pushed the team into playoff contention. “Outstanding, consistent,” manager Dave Roberts said of his...

  • MLB notes: Royals' Jorge Soler has broken foot; Giants' Evan Longoria to have hand surgery

    MLB notes: Royals' Jorge Soler has broken foot; Giants' Evan Longoria to have hand surgery

    Royals outfielder Jorge Soler will miss at least six weeks after breaking a bone in his left foot while leaving the batter's box in Kansas City's series opener against Houston. Soler had provided some much-needed punch to a struggling Kansas City offense, batting .265 with nine homers and 28 RBIs....

  • After further review, technology makes an impact on the World Cup

    After further review, technology makes an impact on the World Cup

    The World Cup entered the 21st century on Saturday when Uruguayan referee Andres Cunha used a video replay to reverse one call on the field and goal-line technology to confirm another in France’s 2-1 win over Australia in Kazan. Under the Video Assistant Referee system, or VAR, a video referee...

  • Anna Nordqvist, Lee-Anne Pace share LPGA Tour lead

    Anna Nordqvist, Lee-Anne Pace share LPGA Tour lead

    Anna Nordqvist and Lee-Anne Pace each shot eight-under 64 on Saturday to share the third-round lead in the Meijer LPGA Classic. Nordqvist and Pace each birdied four of the first five holes and two of the last three — each making 20-footers on the par-4 18th — in their bogey-free rounds. They were...

  • Iceland goalie stops Messi penalty kick; Argentina can't break Iceland in 1-1 draw

    Iceland goalie stops Messi penalty kick; Argentina can't break Iceland in 1-1 draw

    They came, they saw, but they refused to be conquered. If anyone still doubted whether Iceland belongs in this summer’s World Cup, those doubts faded Saturday in the split second it took goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson to dive to his right and bat down Lionel Messi’s penalty shot, preserving a 1-1...

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