| Sep 12, 2013
| 11:23 PM
You could call it deja vu.
The Western Conference playoff field is identical to last year's — Minnesota has clinched first place, the Sparks have finished second, Phoenix has come in third and Seattle is fourth.
But Candace Parker was quick to...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:53 PM
Penske Racing swept the front row in qualifying for the first race of the Chase, with Joey Logano winning the pole at Joliet, Ill., hours after NASCAR placed his team on probation for allegedly cutting a deal with another organization to help him make the...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:56 PM
The Sparks are already facing an elimination game.
They lost Game 1 of their best-of-three first-round playoffs series against the Phoenix Mercury at Staples Center on Thursday, 86-75. If they lose Game 2 in Phoenix on Saturday (7 p.m., TWC/TWC...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 10:36 PM
PHOENIX — Candace Parker had 31 points and 11 rebounds to help the Sparks beat the Phoenix Mercury, 82-73, on Saturday, evening their WNBA Western Conference semifinal series at one game apiece.
Nneka Ogwumike also had a double-double with 15...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 9:54 PM
LOUDON, N.H. -- Matt Kenseth made it two for two in the Chase, holding off teammate Kyle Busch to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Kenseth followed his win in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship opener at Chicagoland with his series-...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:48 PM
The San Jose Sharks will be without forward Raffi Torres for the start of the season because of an injured right knee.
Torres was injured in a collision with Ducks forward Emerson Etem on Friday night.
Torres and the Sharks will decide in the next few...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 11:02 PM
The Phoenix Mercury dealt the Sparks three of their four home losses this season, the final one being the knockout punch.
The Sparks were eliminated from the playoffs Monday in a 78-77 loss to the Mercury in Game 3 of their best-of-three first-round...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The National Football League’s increasingly visible injury legacy has become a topic of national debate, one that threatens to cast a lasting shadow over the country’s most popular, and profitable, sport.
Far less attention has been paid...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Diana Taurasi, who has led the Phoenix Mercury to the Western Conference finals, has been selected to the All-WNBA team for the eighth time, tying the record of former Sparks star Lisa Leslie.
Joining Taurasi on the All-WNBA first team are league MVP...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:38 PM
Venus Williams beat Canadian teenager Eugenie Bouchard, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3, on Thursday to advance to the Pan Pacific Open semifinals in Tokyo for the first time.
Williams, whose previous best in Tokyo was the quarterfinals in 2004, broke Bouchard with a...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 1:54 PM
Michelle Greco, a former girls' basketball standout at Crescenta Valley High, UCLA and in the WNBA, has been named girls' basketball coach at St. Bernard. Greco was a standout three-point shooter for UCLA. She has run camps for 10 years.......