Australian Open: Another Early Exit for Alexander Zverev

US Sports - Sat, 2018-01-20 22:57
The fourth-seeded Zverev made yet another puzzling early exit at a Grand Slam tournament, losing to his fellow rising star Hyeon Chung in the third round.
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Australian Open: No. 1 Simona Halep Survives a Nearly 4-Hour Thriller

US Sports - Sat, 2018-01-20 21:56
“I’m almost dead,” Halep said after holding off Lauren Davis, an unseeded American, in a 15-13 third set that lasted two hours and 22 minutes.
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North Korea Agrees, Again, to Pre-Olympic Visit to South Korea

US Sports - Sat, 2018-01-20 21:30
Pyongyang abruptly called off a trip to the South by an advance team, then later rescheduled it. Given the North’s unpredictability, there was much speculation about what that meant.
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Volvo Ocean Race Yacht Involved in Fatal Accident Near Hong Kong

US Sports - Sat, 2018-01-20 18:33
A Chinese man died after the fishing boat he was on collided with the Vestas 11th Hour Racing team during the around-the-world sailing competition.
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Jordan Clarkson has 33 points in win over Pacers and is only Laker to make a free throw

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-01-20 15:45

The worst-kept secret in the NBA is that Jordan Clarkson is available for teams that want to trade for him.

He was part of conversations with Indiana when the Lakers attempted to acquire Paul George this summer, and the Pacers went instead with a trade to Oklahoma City that netted them Victor Oladipo...

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Ducks faithful show their love for Andrew Cogliano after broken streak

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-01-20 15:00

Ducks winger Andrew Cogliano took the end of his streak of 830 consecutive games played with a quiet grace and a few tears, not out of self-pity but of remorse for having committed an offense he didn’t intend and for letting his teammates down.

Suspended two games by the league for a late, high...

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Kings' offense has little fight in loss to Ducks

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-01-20 14:45

Push-pull. Push-pull.

The Kings and Ducks have always produced a tug-of-war dynamic, spiked with as much hatred as any rivals in the NHL. But they decided to keep their gloves on Friday to exchange different kinds of blows.

The Ducks continued to pull themselves up with a 2-1 win that drew them...

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On Tennis: In Tennis, the Backward Cap Makes No Sense. Nevertheless, It Persists.

US Sports - Sat, 2018-01-20 14:31
Lleyton Hewitt made the backward cap a thing in tennis, and though his era is over, members of the new wave have acquired the taste, too.
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Lakers legend Elgin Baylor enjoys the new NBA as a statue for him is readied

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-01-20 13:40

The NBA has changed so much since Elgin Baylor played from 1958 to 1971. He still watches plenty of it, and finds himself amused by one aspect in particular.

Big men who can move. Big men who can shoot.

“What’s interesting is watching guys that’s 6-10, 6-11, how coordinated and stuff they are,...

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Rangers’ Kevin Shattenkirk Is Out Indefinitely With a Knee Injury

US Sports - Sat, 2018-01-20 13:05
Shattenkirk, the team’s prize free-agent acquisition last summer, announced on Friday that he would have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.
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Galaxy land Ola Kamara from Columbus in exchange for Gyasi Zardes

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-01-20 12:10

As the Galaxy stumbled to the finish line of their worst-ever season last fall, coach Sigi Schmid promised there would be changes.

Lots of them.

“Obviously,” he said with a grimace, “we’re looking to add some players.”

So Schmid was all smiles Friday after completing a dramatic offseason makeover...

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Australian Open: Lauren Davis pushes No. 1 Simona Halep to the brink

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-01-20 12:00

Top-ranked Simona Halep saved three match points and finally finished off a 4-6, 6-4, 15-13 victory after a 3-hour, 45-minute marathon against American Lauren Davis to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.

Halep saved three match points while serving in the 22nd game of the third set at...

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College basketball: No. 9 Michigan State gets a confidence boost with win over Indiana

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-01-20 11:55

Miles Bridges made a three-pointer and bounced on his toes with joy, enjoying a game he and Michigan State desperately needed.

Bridges scored 22 points to help the ninth-ranked Spartans respond to adversity with an 85-57 win over Indiana on Friday night.

The Spartans (17-3, 5-2 Big Ten) had a confidence-boosting...

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Sporting: At the Australian Open, Too Hot to Be Good

US Sports - Sat, 2018-01-20 11:03
The scorching temperatures at the year’s first tennis major are hurting players and cheating spectators.
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Cavaliers Pursue DeAndre Jordan and Lou Williams Ahead of N.B.A. Trade Deadline

US Sports - Sat, 2018-01-20 10:58
The team seems willing to give up some veteran players to better position itself for a title run.
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Sports of The Times: Who Has U.S.A. Gymnastics’ Back at This Point? The U.S.O.C., for Some Reason

US Sports - Sat, 2018-01-20 10:08
The country’s national Olympics organization so far has chosen not to decertify the gymnastics federation, despite sexual-abuse claims from more than 150 young women.
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Jets Receiver Robby Anderson Is Accused of Threatening a Police Officer

US Sports - Sat, 2018-01-20 09:55
A Florida police report said Anderson, 24, was stopped early Friday in a sport utility vehicle after it ran two red lights and was swerving while traveling about 105 m.p.h.
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Golf roundup: Thomas Pieters leads in Abu Dhabi, where Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy are in contention

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-01-20 09:55

Thomas Pieters holed a bunker shot for a closing birdie and shot a second-round 65 to take a one-stroke lead at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Friday as top-ranked Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy moved into contention.

Johnson shook off the jet lag after his ragged opening-round 72 to shoot...

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Roy Halladay had amphetamine, morphine in system, according to autopsy

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-01-20 09:50

An autopsy report says retired star pitcher Roy Halladay had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system when he died in a small plane crash in Florida last year.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that an autopsy released Friday shows the former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia...

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NFL notes: League says Raiders complied with 'Rooney Rule' when hiring Jon Gruden

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-01-20 09:30

The NFL said Friday that the Oakland Raiders complied with the “Rooney Rule” when they hired Jon Gruden as head coach.

The league said a review found the Raiders conducted “bona fide” interviews with minority candidates during their search for a replacement for Jack Del Rio, who was fired after...

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