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  • Ndiaye's UCI career over

    Ndiaye's UCI career over

    The 7-foot-6 center will hire agent, pursue future in professional basketball.

  • NFL awards 2021 Super Bowl to Los Angeles

    NFL awards 2021 Super Bowl to Los Angeles

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Four months after giving the Rams the green light to return to Los Angeles, NFL owners on Tuesday awarded the city the right to host the Super Bowl in early 2021, after an absence of 28 years. The game will be played at the soon-to-be built $2.6-billion Inglewood stadium, which...

  • Banter livens talk of a Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao II, Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin in fall

    Banter livens talk of a Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao II, Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin in fall

    If there’s a possible path to a fall doubleheader of Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao and Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez, consider the verbal jostling officially underway. Mayweather -- of course -- launched it earlier this month when he told Southland video reporter Elie Seckbach that Golovkin...

  • Thunder rout Warriors, 118-94, to take 3-1 Western Conference finals series lead

    Thunder rout Warriors, 118-94, to take 3-1 Western Conference finals series lead

    Those 73 wins don’t look so imposing anymore. The Golden State Warriors’ regular season may go down as little more than a history-making prelude to massive disappointment given the way the Oklahoma City Thunder are quickly brushing them aside. Russell Westbrook headlined his triple-double with...

  • Raiders studying Las Vegas option

    Raiders studying Las Vegas option

    The NFL awarded Super Bowls to Atlanta, South Florida, and Los Angeles on Tuesday. The Raiders, meanwhile, are simply looking for a place to call home.  With little to no progress on a new stadium in Oakland, Raiders owner Mark Davis has turned his full attention to Las Vegas and said he’ll move...

  • Dave Mirra and Bubba Smith are the latest athletes diagnosed with CTE after their deaths

    Dave Mirra and Bubba Smith are the latest athletes diagnosed with CTE after their deaths

    BMX legend Dave Mirra and football star Bubba Smith suffered from the brain disease CTE before their deaths, according to separate reports on Tuesday. Mirra died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at age 41 earlier this year. He is thought to be the first action sports athlete to be diagnosed with...

  • Angels mailbag: Was signing Tim Lincecum a good move?

    Angels mailbag: Was signing Tim Lincecum a good move?

    Hello, Angels fans. That was an interesting week, huh? Your team played pretty well against the Dodgers, then suffered a demoralizing loss to Baltimore before rebounding with a fun win on Sunday. Let’s recap it all with some questions and answers. Here’s the place to ask anything you want about...

  • Jordan Wilimovsky has taken the long route -- marathon swimming -- to the Rio Olympics

    Jordan Wilimovsky has taken the long route -- marathon swimming -- to the Rio Olympics

    The reigning men’s world champion in 10-kilometer open-water swimming — also the first U.S. swimmer to qualify for the Rio de Janeiro Games — failed the first swim test he ever took. Jordan Wilimovsky of Malibu was 9 and wanted to join his friends at a summer lifeguard camp. He knew how to swim...

  • Shawn Porter making best of extra time Keith Thurman gave him

    Shawn Porter making best of extra time Keith Thurman gave him

    A yearlong absence at a career peak is in no one’s interest, especially an athlete. Former welterweight boxing champion Shawn Porter, however, has found contentment now that he’s only one month away from ending the layoff that’s preceded his June 25 fight against unbeaten World Boxing Assn. welterweight...

  • Tony Gwynn’s children put blame on tobacco industry

    Tony Gwynn’s children put blame on tobacco industry

    One day after filing a lawsuit that blames smokeless tobacco for causing Tony Gwynn’s death from cancer in 2014, the Padres star’s adult children said Tuesday that they wanted the industry to be held accountable. In an appearance at the Bankers Hill offices of their lawyer, Anisha Gwynn-Jones and...

  • Ryan Vogelsong remains hospitalized after being hit in face by pitch

    Ryan Vogelsong remains hospitalized after being hit in face by pitch

    Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong remained hospitalized Tuesday with swelling and multiple facial fractures, a day after being hit in the face with a 92-mph fastball from Jordan Lyles of the Colorado Rockies. Pirates trainer Todd Tomczyk said that Vogelsong is “in good spirits” but added...

  • Kenley Jansen's burden grows, and the Dodgers closer accepts it

    Kenley Jansen's burden grows, and the Dodgers closer accepts it

    His contract is expiring. His future is at risk. The next few months will chart the course for the rest of his career. One might think Kenley Jansen, the Dodgers’ giant bearded closer of a man, would want security, safety and statistics. Instead, he wants the ball. “I love the challenge, man,’’...

  • Chatsworth, El Camino Real advance to City Section final at Dodger Stadium

    Chatsworth, El Camino Real advance to City Section final at Dodger Stadium

    It’s only fitting that Dodger Stadium will be the site on Saturday to settle the latest annual duel between Chatsworth and El Camino Real to decide the best high school baseball team in the City Section. Combined, they’ve won 17 Division I titles. This season, they split their two-game series in...

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