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  • Lonzo Ball happy to 'roll with' his father's bravado

    Lonzo Ball happy to 'roll with' his father's bravado

    The NBA world according to LaVar Ball will be a bustling place for his sons in the coming years. UCLA freshman point guard Lonzo Ball will be the No. 1 pick in the June draft, a designation to be shared by LiAngelo Ball in 2018 and LaMelo Ball in 2020 after the middle and youngest brothers also...

  • Pac-12: Utah is surprised by Oregon State

    Pac-12: Utah is surprised by Oregon State

     Stephen Thompson Jr. made the winning basket and got 31 points and Oregon State waged a furious second-half rally to beat Utah, 68-67, on Sunday night.  Drew Eubanks had 12 points, six blocks and three steals for the Beavers (5-23, 1-14 Pac-12 Conference).  Kyle Kuzma had 19 points and nine rebounds,...

  • College basketball: No. 11 Wisconsin gets past No. 23 Maryland

    College basketball: No. 11 Wisconsin gets past No. 23 Maryland

    Nigel Hayes scored 21 points, Ethan Happ had 20 points and No. 11 Wisconsin beat No. 23 Maryland, 71-60, in a foul-filled game Sunday at Madison, Wis.  The Badgers (22-5, 11-3 Big Ten Conference) overcame 27 points from guard Melo Trimble to stay in a tie with Purdue atop the conference.  Wisconsin,...

  • Getting chatty has made UCLA talk of the town

    Getting chatty has made UCLA talk of the town

    If recent trends persist, the team that doesn’t like to talk can look back on the time it chattered like teenagers carrying on about the latest photo-sharing app as the moment that changed the trajectory of its season. UCLA had just been throttled by USC on Jan. 25 when the Bruins lingered in their...

  • UCLA denies USC fifth-straight win over rival with impressive 102-70 rout

    UCLA denies USC fifth-straight win over rival with impressive 102-70 rout

    Bryce Alford drove toward the basket, extending the ball just out of the reach of Elijah Stewart with his outstretched right arm and somehow flipping it in off the backboard while getting bumped. Alford snarled and coolly walked toward the sideline, where he high-fived a few fans before doing the...

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  • Rise of MLS-affiliated 'lower league' is a win-win for players, teams

    Rise of MLS-affiliated 'lower league' is a win-win for players, teams

    Dom Dwyer is a 26-year-old forward with national team aspirations and a Western Conference-best 50 goals over the last three MLS seasons. Yet he says his career in the U.S. may have ended after a brief four-minute appearance if not for a league many casual soccer fans know little about. “I might...

  • Nerve problems put Rogers' Galaxy career on hold

    Nerve problems put Rogers' Galaxy career on hold

    Galaxy defender Robbie Rogers said he considered retiring this winter after complications from a December operation left him without feeling in his left foot, a condition that continues to keep him off the field. “I definitely thought about it,” he said. “I thought, ‘What does this mean to my foot...

  • The Galaxy might start the season without Gyasi Zardes and Robbie Rogers

    The Galaxy might start the season without Gyasi Zardes and Robbie Rogers

    The Galaxy appear likely to start the Major League Soccer season without two of their most important players as forward Gyasi Zardes and right back Robbie Rogers continue to rehab stubborn injuries less than three weeks before the team’s March 4 opener. Zardes, 25, underwent arthroscopic surgery...

  • Loyal assistant Dave Sarachan is the secret to Bruce Arena's success in soccer

    Loyal assistant Dave Sarachan is the secret to Bruce Arena's success in soccer

    There are certain things that just go together. Hamburgers and fries, rice and beans, Batman and Robin. Any of them could have had a successful solo career. But they were so much better together. To that list you can add Bruce Arena and Dave Sarachan, the most successful coaching pairing in U.S....

  • At least 17 dead after stampede at Angola stadium

    At least 17 dead after stampede at Angola stadium

    A crowd stampeded at a football stadium in Angola on Friday, leaving at least 17 people dead and dozens injured.  The accident happened in the northwestern town of Uige when hundreds of people rushed toward one of the stadium gates, causing some to fall and be trampled underfoot, according to Angolan...

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  • Riviera contenders play second fiddle to Dustin Johnson

    Riviera contenders play second fiddle to Dustin Johnson

    They spent eight hours Sunday chasing greatness. They could see it for a while, but they could never catch it. And before long, it moved completely out of sight. By the time Dustin Johnson had birdied the first hole of his final round Sunday in the Genesis Open at Riviera, he had built his lead...

  • Dustin Johnson runs away with Genesis Open and takes over No. 1 in world golf rankings

    Dustin Johnson runs away with Genesis Open and takes over No. 1 in world golf rankings

    For three days, the Genesis Open was shrouded with unknowns, be it the weather, how Arnold Palmer’s grandson would do after leading, or if the golf tour would have a new world No. 1 after almost a year. When the final round started around noon on a marathon Sunday at Riviera Country Club, there...

  • Sahith Theegala has an experience he won't soon forget

    Sahith Theegala has an experience he won't soon forget

    He spent the final 36 holes of his first pro tournament playing in the same group with Phil Mickelson. He had an animated gallery with family, friends and teammates, a group that made at least as much noise as Mickelson’s always-large following when his putts found the hole. Not bad for a 19-year-old...

  • Riviera's soaked course in 'great shape' thanks to tireless crew

    Riviera's soaked course in 'great shape' thanks to tireless crew

    Friday’s storm dropped three inches of rain at Riviera Country Club,  filling up bunkers and soaking low-lying areas of the Pacific Palisades layout. And high winds scattered debris from the 100-foot-plus eucalyptus trees throughout the property’s 125 or so acres. But by the time play started at...

  • Dustin Johnson leads by one after two unusual days at Riviera

    Dustin Johnson leads by one after two unusual days at Riviera

    If you haven’t been turned off by all the starts and stops, if you have plenty of endurance, then settling in for a near two rounds of play in the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club could be one way to fill your entire Sunday. It could be hotly contested or Dustin Johnson , with his rock-solid...

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