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  • Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman to meet again for UFC middleweight title

    Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman to meet again for UFC middleweight title

    New Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion Luke Rockhold will have to duplicate his belt-winning feat to hang onto the hardware. UFC President Dana White told Fox Sports 1 Wednesday that Rockhold and former champion Chris Weidman will have a rematch in June at UFC 199. Rockhold (15-2)...

  • Anthony Johnson makes quick work of Ryan Bader on Fox

    Anthony Johnson makes quick work of Ryan Bader on Fox

    In recent years, Anthony Johnson has terrorized the UFC light heavyweight division with his incredible knockout power. Saturday night on Fox, he was matched with fellow top contender Ryan Bader in what was thought to be a solid test moving toward another title shot. It proved to be not much of...

  • Manny Pacquiao says fight with Timothy Bradley Jr. will be last one of his career

    Manny Pacquiao says fight with Timothy Bradley Jr. will be last one of his career

    Manny Pacquiao let it be known Tuesday that his interest in boxing has been surpassed by his push to become president of the Philippines. "I started boxing because I wanted to help my mother," Pacquiao told reporters in Beverly Hills at a news conference to promote his third fight against welterweight...

  • Unbeaten fighters Randy Caballero and Frankie Gomez make weight for Indio card

    Unbeaten fighters Randy Caballero and Frankie Gomez make weight for Indio card

    Southland fighters Randy Caballero and Frankie Gomez both stepped on the scale Thursday and met their respective weight limits. For both, that may be the most difficult part of their upcoming fights. Their bouts are Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, but now the hard work is...

  • Freddie Roach says Ronda Rousey should steer clear of Holly Holm

    Freddie Roach says Ronda Rousey should steer clear of Holly Holm

    Famed boxing trainer Freddie Roach knows enough about fighting to form a qualified opinion about Ronda Rousey’s interest in a rematch against women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm. “If I was … Ronda, I’d stay away from the girl [Holm],” Roach said Wednesday at his Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood....

College Basketball

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  • USC could go 'outside the family' for Pat Haden's successor as athletic director

    USC could go 'outside the family' for Pat Haden's successor as athletic director

    It was a dark time for USC athletics. The football and men's basketball teams were facing some of the harshest sanctions in NCAA history, the athletic director had been fired and university administrators needed someone to stabilize the situation. So the school did what it has almost always done,...

  • Louisville basketball self-imposes postseason ban amid escort scandal

    Louisville basketball self-imposes postseason ban amid escort scandal

    Louisville has announced a one-year postseason ban for its men's basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal in which an escort alleged that a former staffer paid her and other dancers to strip and have sex with recruits and players. University President James Ramsey said Friday...

  • USC makes it another runaway with 80-61 victory over UCLA

    USC makes it another runaway with 80-61 victory over UCLA

    This, apparently, was what Andy Enfield meant. Three years ago, after he was hired as USC's basketball coach, Enfield declared, "If you want to play slow, go to UCLA." UCLA drubbed USC in the teams' next five meetings. Enfield's early bombast evaporated quickly. The speed, though, has arrived....

  • Pac-12 basketball: Oregon avenges loss to Colorado

    Pac-12 basketball: Oregon avenges loss to Colorado

    Elgin Cook scored 18 points and Chris Boucher had 12 rebounds and blocked six shots to lead No. 16 Oregon to a 76-56 win over Colorado on Thursday night at Eugene, Ore. Tyler Dorsey added 13 points and Dwayne Benjamin had 11 for the Ducks (19-4, 8-2 Pac-12 Conference), who won their fifth straight...

  • No. 8 Texas A&M is toppled by host Vanderbilt, 77-60

    No. 8 Texas A&M is toppled by host Vanderbilt, 77-60

    Jeff Roberson scored a career-high 20 points to help Vanderbilt upset No. 8 Texas A&M, 77-60, on Thursday night for the Commodores' first win over a ranked team in four years. Vanderbilt (13-9, 5-4 Southeastern Conference) had lost its previous 13 games against ranked opponents, including six this...

College Football

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Soccer

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  • Galaxy's Bruce Arena has put together quite a cast of characters

    Galaxy's Bruce Arena has put together quite a cast of characters

    The hard work is over for Galaxy General Manager Bruce Arena, who spent the winter completely remaking his team, turning over nearly a third of the roster and adding big-name European veterans Jelle Van Damme, Ashley Cole and Nigel de Jong. But the challenges are just beginning for Galaxy Coach...

  • English soccer club Everton has loyal fans in the U.S. too

    English soccer club Everton has loyal fans in the U.S. too

    When Marshall Lamm was growing up in Dallas, soccer was considered little more than the waste of a football field. So years later, when Lamm became a fan of the English Premier League, he had no idea how to pick a team for which to root. "In England, if your dad was a West Ham fan, your grandfather...

  • U.S. tunes up for real stuff with 1-0 win over Canada

    U.S. tunes up for real stuff with 1-0 win over Canada

    Juergen Klinsmann said the goal of this winter’s U.S. Soccer training camp was to give everybody a head start heading into what figures to be a busy year, beginning next month with a pair of World Cup qualifiers for the senior team and an Olympic qualifying playoff for the U-23 team. “The benefit,...

  • Steve Birnbaum makes the most of his chance for U.S. soccer team

    Steve Birnbaum makes the most of his chance for U.S. soccer team

    A month ago, Steve Birnbaum's future with the national soccer team appeared uncertain at best. He had been called into training camp just once, played in one game, and was sent back to his club team with the admonition, "Don't call us, we'll call you." Nearly a year passed before the phone rang....

  • Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong looks at joining the Galaxy as an adventure

    Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong looks at joining the Galaxy as an adventure

    Nigel de Jong insists he isn't coming to the U.S. for the money. And if the $500,000 bargain contract he signed with the Galaxy isn't evidence enough, he hopes his words are. "The biggest [thing] was just a new adventure playing-wise and football-wise," he said by phone from Milan, Italy. "It is...

Golf

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  • Ha Na Jang outlasts Lydia Ko, Brooke Henderson for first LPGA Tour win

    Ha Na Jang outlasts Lydia Ko, Brooke Henderson for first LPGA Tour win

    Ha Na Jang had to go the final 36 holes with the best player in women's golf to capture her first LPGA Tour title Saturday in Ocala, Fla. The biggest challenge turned out to be cold and rain. Jang reclaimed the lead with a five-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole and closed with an even-par 72 on...

  • James Hahn shoots bogey-free 65 to move into lead at Phoenix Open

    James Hahn shoots bogey-free 65 to move into lead at Phoenix Open

    James Hahn shot a bogey-free six-under-par 65 on Friday to take the lead in the suspended second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Ariz. Hahn had a 10-under 132 total on TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course to enter the weekend a stroke ahead of Rickie Fowler and Danny Lee. Fowler...

  • Rickie Fowler has share of lead at suspended Phoenix Open

    Rickie Fowler has share of lead at suspended Phoenix Open

    Rickie Fowler overcame some bad shots for a share of the lead Thursday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Ariz. Phil Mickelson compounded his mistakes and fell back. After an hour-long frost delay at chilly TPC Scottsdale, Fowler played the first six holes in five under. A group...

  • Winds fell trees at Torrey Pines, and cleanup delays the last round

    Winds fell trees at Torrey Pines, and cleanup delays the last round

    The Torrey Pines golf courses suffered significant damage in the Sunday night storm that blew through San Diego County. City golf manager Mark Marney estimated Monday that there were as many as 20 trees felled on the North and South courses, most of them eucalyptuses, though Marney said at least...

  • Brandt Snedeker wins at Torrey Pines but has to wait out the outcome

    Brandt Snedeker wins at Torrey Pines but has to wait out the outcome

    There was no chance Brandt Snedeker was going to lounge in a comfy chair in a hotel room Monday and watch the resumed final round of the Farmers Insurance Open unfold. In a library of the Lodge at Torrey Pines, Snedeker fidgeted and circled the room. His caddie, Scott Vail, tried to get him to...

Tennis

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  • Djokovic tops Murray for his 6th Australian Open title

    Djokovic tops Murray for his 6th Australian Open title

    Novak Djokovic maintained his perfect streak in six Australian Open finals with a 6-1, 7-5, 7-6 (3) victory Sunday that consigned Andy Murray to a fifth defeat in championship deciders at Melbourne Park. Djokovic equaled Roy Emerson's long-standing record of six Australian Open titles and increased...

  • Angelique Kerber upsets Serena Williams to win Australian Open title

    Angelique Kerber upsets Serena Williams to win Australian Open title

    Serena Williams put up both hands after a sending a forehand long and high over the baseline in the first set. She wanted nothing to do with yet another unforced error in her Australian Open final against Angelique Kerber. For the second time in as many majors, nerves got to Williams as she tried...

  • Andy Murray defeats Milos Raonic in five sets to reach Australian Open final

    Andy Murray defeats Milos Raonic in five sets to reach Australian Open final

    Andy Murray arrived at the Australian Open fully prepared to become a father before becoming champion. Murray left his pregnant wife in Britain ahead of the start of the tournament, promising to fly home at any time if needed. However, the 28-year-old Murray has now given himself a chance of becoming...

  • Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams dominate their way to Australian Open finals

    Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams dominate their way to Australian Open finals

    Novak Djokovic called it the best he has ever played against old foe Roger Federer. Serena Williams was just being her dominant self. The defending champions both made their way back to the Australian Open final, with Djokovic beating Federer, 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, and Williams defeating Agnieszka...

  • Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic easily advance to Australian Open final

    Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic easily advance to Australian Open final

    Like Serena Williams before him, Novak Djokovic moved into another Australian Open championship decider with a relatively untroubled semifinal win. Top-ranked Djokovic had a 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory over No. 3 Roger Federer. Hours earlier on Rod Laver Arena, Williams advanced to within one win...

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