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Angels hope Luis Valbuena's clutch hit spurs the miraculous

LA Times Sports - 3 hours 46 min ago

Five times this season, Luis Valbuena had faced Chris Devenski, and five times Devenski had struck him out, wielding his wicked changeup to great success. So, when Valbuena stepped up to face him with the bases loaded in a tied seventh inning Sunday at Minute Maid Park, he resolved to locate redemption,...

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What Every N.F.L. Team Did During the National Anthem on Sunday

US Sports - 4 hours 31 min ago
Across the country, players, coaches and owners staged protests during performances of the national anthem, reacting to comments from President Trump.
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Clay Helton, USC laud ability to finish strong after sluggish early quarters

LA Times Sports - 5 hours 6 min ago

During his time as USC’s coach, Clay Helton has preferred to use his public comments to spread a message of optimism. He does not use media reports as an opportunity to prod a player or his team.

So a day after USC’s 30-20 win over California, Helton chose to paint a bright picture.

“You’re very,...

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After Trump Blasts N.F.L., Players Kneel and Lock Arms in Solidarity

US Sports - 5 hours 14 min ago
After President Trump doubled down on his criticism of players who take a knee during the national anthem, owners and players responded.
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Corey Perry ready for a fresh start with Ducks

LA Times Sports - 5 hours 21 min ago

Corey Perry wasn’t in the mood to discuss last season.

And who could blame him?

The Ducks always could count on Perry to pot at least 30 goals. He had done so in each season in which he played at least 50 games since his age-25 campaign in 2010-11.

That season, Perry led the league in scoring with...

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Blue Jays 9, Yankees 5: Aaron Judge Reaches 48 Homers as the Yankees Lose Ground to Boston

US Sports - 5 hours 34 min ago
A day after clinching a wild-card playoff spot, the sluggish Yankees lost and fell to five games behind the Red Sox in the A.L. East.
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The Checkup: When Athletes Share Infections

US Sports - 5 hours 40 min ago
The close contact and casual sharing that are components of team bonding can also be a breeding ground for infectious disease.
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On Tennis: A Promising Debut for the Laver Cup, Buoyed by Two Timeless Stars

US Sports - 5 hours 46 min ago
The competition produced plenty of camaraderie and emotion, but whether it has legs beyond the careers of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer remains to be seen.
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Chargers' Chris McCain explains reasons for kneeling during national anthem

LA Times Sports - 5 hours 46 min ago

If the winless Chargers stage a miraculous rally, win the Super Bowl in February and are invited to the White House, it’s a safe bet defensive end Chris McCain won’t be seen anywhere near the Oval Office.

McCain was one of more than a dozen players from the Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs who knelt...

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Sparks 85, Lynx 84: Los Angeles Sparks Win W.N.B.A. Finals Opener After Blowing 26-Point Lead

US Sports - 5 hours 47 min ago
The defending champion Sparks sat out the pregame national anthem in solidarity with N.F.L. players, then survived a stunning comeback by the Lynx.
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Jets Silence Murmurs of ‘0-16’ With Startling Rout of Dolphins

US Sports - 5 hours 48 min ago
The Jets got their first victory of the season in dominant fashion, just missing out on a shutout after the Dolphins scored on the final play of the game.
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61-Yard Kick Shatters an Eagles Record and the Giants’ Hopes

US Sports - 5 hours 53 min ago
Jake Elliott’s field goal as the clock expired lifted Philadelphia past the Giants, who fell to 0-3.
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Dwyane Wade agrees to buyout with Chicago Bulls

LA Times Sports - 6 hours 11 min ago

Dwyane Wade signed with Chicago before last season in large part because the affinity for his hometown was still very strong.

A year later, he's about to be on the move.

Wade and the Bulls agreed to terms on a buyout agreement Sunday, a person with direct knowledge of the talks told The Associated...

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Another defeat comes to pass for 0-3 Chargers, who lose another at home, 24-10 to the Chiefs

LA Times Sports - 6 hours 21 min ago

Philip Rivers walked toward the Chargers bench early in the second quarter, exasperated with how the ball had just left his hand. He ripped off the glove he wears on his left hand and flung it into the air. He unsnapped his chin strap, took off his helmet and looked to the sky.

The glove fell harmlessly...

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Mistakes on special teams prove costly for Chargers in loss to Chiefs

LA Times Sports - 6 hours 41 min ago

A Kansas City Chiefs kickoff 4:30 before halftime Sunday bounced through the middle of the end zone and out of play for a touchback with no Chargers player getting a hand on the ball.

It was the the best special teams play the Chargers made in the first 30 minutes of an eventual 24-10 loss at StubHub...

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Dodgers' Dave Roberts keeps Yasiel Puig on bench after baserunning blunder

LA Times Sports - 7 hours 1 min ago

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts couldn’t hide his anger with outfielder Yasiel Puig on Sunday, a day after the outfielder made the last out of a one-run loss to the San Francisco Giants on a baserunning blunder.

Puig did not play Sunday for only the third time since June 28. Asked whether Puig’s base-stealing...

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As Trump continues his attacks, NFL players protest by kneeling or locking arms

LA Times Sports - 7 hours 21 min ago

Watching the National Football League on weekend afternoons became the latest American tradition drawn into the relentless vortex of controversy that surrounds President Trump, as players from London to New England to Carson knelt or linked arms Sunday while others stayed in the locker room during...

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It's 'uh-oh' and three for the Chargers, who haven't won a game since their move to L.A.

LA Times Sports - 7 hours 26 min ago

The next home of the Chargers is just a hole now, a big dug-out crater in Inglewood that won’t be finished until 2020.

The team is in an even deeper hole at 0-3 — and it’s nowhere near where the Chargers expected to be at this point of the season..

The Chargers already have two losses in the toughest...

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East Carolina holds off Connecticut 41-38 in rescheduled game

LA Times Sports - 7 hours 36 min ago

Thomas Sirk threw for 426 yards and three touchdowns, and East Carolina held off UConn 41-38 on Sunday in East Hartford, Conn., the conference opener for both teams.

UConn drove to the Pirate 15 with six seconds left in the game, but Michael Tarbutt missed a potential game-tying field goal as time...

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Surprising Texas Christian can't fly under the radar anymore

LA Times Sports - 7 hours 56 min ago

Hardly anyone outside of Fort Worth was talking about Texas Christian football during the summer.

Most of the Big 12 Conference buzz revolved around preseason darlings Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. The Horned Frogs were, at best, an afterthought.

That should change this week after Texas Christian...

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