Clippers 29, Warriors 24 (end of first quarter)
MONACO -- Roger Federer ousted defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic, 7-5, 6-2, on Saturday to set up an all-Swiss final against Stanislas Wawrinka.
With USC preparing for its final spring practice Saturday at the Coliseum, Coach Steve Sarkisian on Friday released a depth chart that will look entirely different in the fall.
DETROIT -- Angels third baseman David Freese was scratched from the lineup Friday night because of tightness in his right quadriceps, but the injury is not believed to be serious. Ian Stewart will start in his place against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.
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 Wednesday during the first game of their teams’ first-round playoff series.
The NCAA president railed against the past Friday by uttering the contracted sentence many have been waiting to hear.
Ryan Getzlaf has produced an uncommon hat trick just one game into the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Blake Griffin approached the media for his session Friday and smiled as he prepared to answer questions about the first-round playoff series between his Clippers and the Golden State Warriors.
Kobe Bryant has always disapproved of Smush Parker.
For the last three years, MMA’s heavyweight division has been dominated by two men: UFC champion Cain Velasquez and former UFC champion Junior Dos Santos. With the trilogy between those two men now complete, the division is open for the rise of a new set of stars. Perhaps the most intriguing new contender of the bunch is the towering Hawaiian knockout artist Travis Browne. Saturday night on Fox, he has the opportunity to earn a title shot against Velasquez if he can beat Fabricio Werdum, also a top contender.
As Formula One prepared for this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix, perhaps the racing series' biggest news came out of Italy.
The basketball world knows there is deep-seated animosity between the Clippers and
Pablo Larrazabal had a scary moment on the European Tour on Friday. While playing the fifth hole in the second round of the Malaysian Open at Kuala Lumpur, Larrazabal was attacked by a swarm of hornets.
Craig Sager, TNT's sideline NBA reporter best known for his loud suits, will miss the playoffs this season because he is undergoing treatment for leukemia, his son tweeted Thursday.
How much are miracles worth? Mark Pavelich is about to find out, as he is going to auction off his "Miracle on Ice" gold medal, beginning next week through Heritage Auctions.
A power outage lasting about six minutes on Thursday at SAP Center just before the Kings and Sharks were to take the ice for their pregame warmup momentarily delayed proceedings.
Blake Griffin stood with his back against the wall at the Clippers’ practice facility, his eyes directed at every reporter who asked him a question, his answers thoughtful when he talked about the Golden State Warriors.
Chad Johnson will be taking his talents to Canada.
SAN JOSE -- If all goes to plan, he will play against the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 tonight here, fly home to Los Angeles with his teammates, go straight to the hospital and greet the newest member of the family a few hours later.
A mugshot of former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb is making its rounds on the Internet and social media.
Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf, who was struck in the face by a puck and required “numerous” stitches to close the wound, has been cleared to play Game 2 of the team’s Western Conference quarterfinal series against the Dallas Stars on Friday at Honda Center, the team announced Thursday.
Guard Jordan Adams will return to UCLA, according to a person familiar with the situation who was not authorized to speak publicly.
LeBron James knows what you want in an NBA jersey.
When the Clippers entered the locker room after their regular-season finale loss Wednesday night to the Portland Trail Blazers, they already had scouting reports on the Golden State Warriors sitting in their chairs.
Brittney Griner did not publicly announce that she was gay until after her playing days at Baylor.
USC guard Byron Wesley, the Trojans' leading scorer last season, announced Wednesday that he would transfer and play his final season at another school.
Major League Soccer on Wednesday awarded an expansion team to Atlanta, which would begin play in 2017.
A federal judge in Philadelphia declined Wednesday to approve a proposed $765-million concussion settlement between the NFL and a group of retired players.
Major U.S. motor racing goes quiet this weekend for its traditional Easter break.
Baseball has seen many big pitches --Dennis Eckersly to Kirk Gibson for example -- but it is unlikely to have seen any bigger pitchers.
A former Jacksonville University basketball coach claims in a new book that the school's 1970 NCAA title game against UCLA was -- how would one put this delicately? -- rigged.
Chris Johnson has gone from the Tennessee Titans to the onetime New York Titans.
Right about the time the Clippers tip off tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers, they’ll probably know if they have a chance at moving up in the Western Conference standings.
With grand postseason plans, the Ducks are expected to put a rookie in goal tonight when the Stanley Cup playoffs begin against the Dallas Stars at Honda Center.
UCLA guards Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine made official what was already known: both will be available for theNBA draft.
The NBA announced Wednesday that Clippers forward Blake Griffin was suspended one game without pay for getting his 16th technical foul of the season.
Could the San Francisco 49ers already be finished with troubled linebacker Aldon Smith?
Who would win a fight between UFC women's champion Ronda Rousey and undefeated boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr.? It was a close contest in a reader survey we did recently, but UFC commentator Joe Rogan says Rousey would win.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico boxing star Felix Trinidad has reached a debt deal with a local bank following alleged losses of $63 million that he blames on a former financial adviser.
Joe Smith didn’t mince his words late Tuesday night. The Angels right-hander came on to protect a one-run lead in the eighth inning and faced five batters. All of them reached base, and four of them scored -- the turning point in a game the Oakland Athletics went on to win, 10-9, in 11 innings.
A frustrating 10-9, 11-inning loss to the Oakland Athletics grew even more painful for the Angels on Tuesday night when they lost Kole Calhoun to a right ankle sprain, an injury that will send their starting right fielder and leadoff hitter to the disabled list.
California hired Tennessee's Cuonzo Martin as its basketball coach Tuesday, charging him with taking over another program after a successful run by his predecessor.
Cody Kessler, who led USC to 10 victories last season, was named the Trojans' starting quarterback, Coach Steve Sarkisian announced Tuesday.
Who said the NCAA can't respond in a timely fashion when it is under savage daily attack and facing several lawsuits that could put college's governing body out of business?
Shawne Merriman once knocked four opposing players unconscious during a single high school football game.
Tuesday is Jackie Robinson Day across baseball, honoring the 67th anniversary of the day Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers. The most prominent of the events planned to honor Robinson was to take place at Yankee Stadium before New York's game against the Chicago Cubs, but rain forced the game, and the ceremony, to be delayed until Wednesday.
If you're going to Brazil for the World Cup, you'd better start looking for a sports bar where you can watch the games on TV. Because for all the problems with stadium construction, transportation infrastructure and political protests, this World Cup has proved to be one of the bestselling ever.
Chandler Parsons probably is used to getting asked for autographs by Houston Rockets fans.
When Donald Trump announced a couple of weeks ago he wanted to buy the Buffalo Bills, many dismissed it as a typical publicity ploy by The Donald. Not true, he says.
Heather Abbott was at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, when two bombs went off. One of her feet was severely injured in the blast and was eventually amputated.
Former pro wrestling star Ultimate Warrior, who collapsed while walking to his car last week and pronounced dead at a hospital in Scottsdale, Ariz., died of cardiovascular disease.
The Times is pleased to have Amy Purdy, who won a bronze medal in snowboardcross at the 2014 Paralympics, guest-blogging for us while she competes on "Dancing With the Stars" with pro partner Derek Hough. This week, Purdy talks about Week 5 of the competition, in an email Q&A.
Josh Hamilton wasn’t just feeling good at the plate when he tore the ulnar collateral ligament and the capsule in his left thumb on a head-first dive into first base in Seattle on Tuesday night, an injury that required surgery Friday and will sideline the Angels left fielder for six to eight weeks.
Rest or not to rest.
Golden Boy Promotions Chief Executive Richard Schaefer, who said he returned from a spring-break vacation with his family Monday, said he doesn’t believe rival promoter Bob Arum truly wants to make a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao bout for the fall.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will fight Cuba's Erislandy Lara on July 12 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the boxers’ promoter confirmed Monday.
Among the three goalies the Western Conference top-seeded Ducks can choose to start Wednesday in their Stanley Cup playoff opener against the Dallas Stars, the one with the most wins doesn’t expect to be in net.
Blake Griffin needs to be on his best behavior for only one more game.
UCLA pitcher James Kaprielian has been selected to the U.S. collegiate national team, which will compete internationally this summer.
Notre Dame has become the latest university to install FieldTurf in its football stadium. The artificial grass is expected to be installed in time for the Aug. 31 season opener against Rice.
With just two regular-season games left before the Clippers open the playoffs this weekend, Coach Doc Rivers has to weigh whether to rest players or let them play so they keep their rhythm.
Bubba Watson was living large after winning his second Masters title in three years.
All of you who, in your office pool, had Michael Phelps returning to competition in April 2014 can smile today.
With the pro wrestling world mourning the loss of the Ultimate Warrior, WWE, the company where he gained his greatest fame, will devote part of its flagship "Monday Night Raw" TV show Monday night to reflect on his career.
Dionisia Pacquiao was one of millions of people watching her son, boxer Manny Pacquiao, take on Timothy Bradley for the WBO welterweight belt on Saturday night.
LeSean McCoy was drafted in the second round, 53rd overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009. A year later Tim Tebow was drafted in the first round, 25th overall by the Denver Broncos.
Jadeveon Clowney is slated as one of the top picks, if not the top pick, in just about every mock NFL draft out there.
The first half of the 40th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach generally was a stately affair.
The Ducks open their first-round playoff series against the Dallas Stars with Game 1 at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Honda Center, and the Kings open the postseason against the Sharks at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in San Jose.
LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao may not have returned entirely to his dominance of a half-decade ago in beating Timothy Bradley, but the performance easily had enough credibility to “go there” once more.
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday after he allegedly became argumentative with a screening agent and made comments suggesting he had a bomb, police said.
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Bubba Watson claimed his second Masters title on Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club by taking control of the final round with three birdies late on the front nine and then cruising to a three-shot victory.
WASHINGTON -- What became apparent with Saturday night's Miami Heat loss to the Atlanta Hawks came into sharper focus Sunday: The Heat likely will enter the NBA playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference.
LIVERPOOL, England -- Liverpool became the favorite to win the Premier League after beating title rival Manchester City, 3-2, on Sunday, with Philippe Coutinho's late goal settling a thrilling and emotionally charged match at Anfield.
LAS VEGAS -- Can Manny Pacquiao regain the ring savageness that made him a star, or will Timothy Bradley gain some redemption after taking so much heat over his 2012 controversial split-decision victory over Pacquiao?
DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kevin Harvick capped his biggest weekend at Darlington Raceway with his first Southern 500 victory Saturday night, passing Dale Earnhardt Jr. two laps from the end of the longest race in the track's 65-year NASCAR history.
PHILADELPHIA -- Union College won its first NCAA hockey title Saturday night at the Frozen Four, scoring three times in a 1:54 span in the first period in a 7-4 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night.
The Angels have played three games since cleanup batter Josh Hamilton went on the disabled list. The cleanup batters: David Freese in the first game, Raul Ibanez in the second and Howie Kendrick in the third.
Ryan Hunter-Reay won the pole position for Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, a race the former Verizon IndyCar Series champion won in 2010.
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- After two rounds of stellar golf, Bubba Watson stumbled on moving day at the Masters.
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the league announced Saturday.
After sitting out the last five games with a strained left calf, Clippers guard Jamal Crawford will play Saturday against the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center.
UCLA defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa had some time on his hands last fall. So defensive line coach Angus McClure put him to work.
LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao’s former strength and conditioning coach, Alex Ariza, has sued trainer Freddie Roach for allegedly making false and defamatory statements that Ariza “gave fighters performance-enhancing drugs.”
MINNEAPOLIS — Corey Brewer scored a career-high 51 points and Gorgui Dieng hit a short jumper with 4.6 seconds to play to give the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves a 112-110 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night.
Commissioner Bud Selig is considering whether to fine the New York Yankees for tampering, the result of an investigation triggered by Yankees President Randy Levine’s comment last winter that he would offer Angels outfielder Mike Trout a 10-year contract.
ATLANTA -- Dominique Wilkins hopes young fans take the time to learn about Lou Hudson.
Two French drivers topped the speed charts in Friday's second practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the second race of the season in the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Right wing Teemu Selanne will not be in the Ducks’ lineup when they face the Kings on Saturday at Staples Center but will play in his final NHL regular-season game Sunday, when the Ducks host the surging Colorado Avalanche.
LAS VEGAS -- The last time Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley fought, judge Duane Ford played a starring role.
The best record in the major leagues as of Friday morning was shared by the Milwaukee Brewers and the Washington Nationals. Each team was atop its division with a 7-2 mark.
Clippers reserve guard Jamal Crawford came over to reporters Friday, a smile on his face, good news to deliver.
Santa Anita Park said it plans to offer free weekend admission to its infield area starting April 26 and lasting through the end of its current meet June 29.
Lolo Jones has never shied away from expressing her views and opinions.
LAS VEGAS -- Timothy Bradley changed his fighting nature from boxer to brawler following the
Johnny Manziel got the highest score among top quarterbacks in the NFL draft on the Wonderlic test, according to multiple reports.
Veteran motorcycle racer Colin Edwards said Thursday he plans to retire from the MotoGP series at the end of this season.
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Bill Haas is playing his fifth Masters, but he knows Augusta National almost as well as most members.
The U.S. men's national soccer team climbed a spot to No. 13 in the FIFA world rankings for April, returning to where it been two months earlier and equaling the team's highest spot in the poll since October 2009.
John Wayne may have gone to USC, but UCLA certainly could match old-Hollywood star power with its crosstown rival.
Clippers forward Blake Griffin has gotten to the edge of the NBA’s technical foul limit, putting him in jeopardy of a suspension.
Amid growing concerns that Brazil might not be ready to host the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, Olympic officials have launched a series of emergency measures to jump-start the much-delayed preparations.
LeBron James, who has won the MVP award the last two seasons, thinks the honor should go to Kevin Durant this year.
It is one of the grandest traditions at the Masters -- the honorary starters hitting ceremonial drives off the first tee.
SEATTLE -- It appears that Ernesto Frieri is no longer a one-pitch pitcher. The Angels closer started Corey Hart with a slider for a called strike and then struck out the Seattle slugger looking at a slider Wednesday night, part of a scoreless ninth inning that secured his first save and a 2-0 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field.
SEATTLE -- The Garrett Richards of 2012 or early 2013 may have been stressed by the situation he faced in the third inning Wednesday night -- two on, one out and the heart of the Seattle order, Robinson Cano and Justin Smoak, coming up.
Northwestern assailed the decision of a National Labor Relations Board regional director that the school's scholarship football players are employees and can unionize in an appeal filed Wednesday with the full board.
SEATTLE -- Josh Hamilton has a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb and said he will undergo surgery in the coming days, a procedure that could sideline the hot-hitting Angels left fielder for six to eight weeks.
Following up on a survey about Coliseum renovations that raised the possibility of implementation of personal licenses for some seats, USC Athletic Director Pat Haden said in an email to fans that no decisions have been made.
CALGARY, Canada — Of course Drew Doughty wants to play.
USC tailback Justin Davis averaged nearly seven yards per carry and scored six touchdowns in seven games as a freshman in 2013.
The San Francisco 49ers will make their 2014 debut at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara in an exhibition game against the Denver Broncos.
When the Clippers face the Thunder on Wednesday night at Staples Center, they will face the unenviable task of trying to slow down Oklahoma City all-star and likely NBA MVP Kevin Durant.
With an opportunity to clinch a second consecutive Pacific Division championship by beating the San Jose Sharks tonight, Ducks’ 20-year-old rookie John Gibson was first off the ice at today’s morning skate.
Stefanie Dolson seems like the type of person who is never at a lack for words.
As a scheduled part of their home opener, the Atlanta Braves set off fireworks before their game against the New York Mets on Tuesday. As an unscheduled part of their home opener, the fireworks set fire to the American flag that flies above the Braves Vision video screen in center field.
The Ultimate Warrior, who died suddenly Tuesday in Scottsdale, Ariz., at age 54, was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame last Saturday and appeared on "Monday Night Raw" two nights later.
It’s being hyped as a showdown between two of the best teams in the NBA.
The executive board of the International Olympic Committee begins a two-day meeting in Belek, Turkey, on Wednesday with the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games expected to be a major topic of discussion.
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