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Former Bruins, Trojan lead All-Stars with Southern California ties

Southern California is known as a hotbed of baseball talent at the prep and college levels, so it should come as no surprise that several players named to the MLB All-Star teams on Sunday and Monday have ties to the area.

There are 10 all-stars that played either in high school or collegiately in Southern California with the potential for one more should Mike Moustakas win the American League "Final...

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The Times to follow USC, UCLA commits and local talent at The Opening

The Times will be there to track The Opening, a showcase for 166 elite high school prospects invited to participate this week at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore.

The five-day event includes a quarterback competition, combine, seven-on-seven tournament and lineman challenge. Players were invited based on performances at Nike Football regional camps.

Five of the players participating have...

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Sean 'Diddy' Combs won't face felony charges over UCLA arrest

Rap mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs won’t face felony charges after being arrested last week for allegedly attacking a UCLA intern and an assistant football coach during a dispute over his son, a player on the Bruins squad.

UCLA police accused Combs of several serious crimes, including assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats and battery, after he allegedly swung a kettlebell weight during a...

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Alleged Sean 'Diddy' Combs' target Sal Alosi cuts an intense image

The UCLA coach who was allegedly attacked by Sean “Diddy” Combs on Monday is strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi, according to a source with the football team who was not authorized to speak on the record.

The target of Combs' alleged attack with a kettlebell, however, was an intern, the source said.

On Monday, Combs was charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of...

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UCLA's Kevon Looney among 19 prospects invited to NBA draft green room

Former UCLA forward Kevon Looney is among 19 players that have been invited to spend some time in the Barclays Center green room during the NBA draft on Thursday in Brooklyn, N.Y.

An invitation to the green room is reserved for players expected to be selected in the first round, though that's not always the case.

In 1998, Rashard Lewis famously languished in the green room in front of a television...

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As a football player, Justin Combs has been shadowed by his last name

The principal actor may have been more famous, and the alleged weapon more bizarre, but Sean "Diddy" Combs' arrest Monday for allegedly attacking a UCLA football coach with a kettlebell was not an unheard-of scene in sports. A parent, upset over the treatment of a child, decided to confront a coach.

Often, that leaves the child caught in the middle.

Much has been written about the elder Combs, and...

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