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What’s Inside Johnny Weir’s Hotel Room at the Olympics

US Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 12:49
Weir, the NBC figure skating announcer, brought 13 suitcases to South Korea (his broadcast partner, Tara Lipinski, brought nine). So many shoes. Oh, and the jackets! “Everything has meaning,” he said. “It isn’t just a sparkly jacket.”
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Laura Ingraham’s Comments on LeBron James Draw Criticism From Dwyane Wade

US Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 12:33
The N.B.A. star was reacting to the Fox News host’s mocking comments toward his former teammate, LeBron James.
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Galaxy worry about Bradford Jamieson's future after repeated concussions

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 12:00

Bradford Jamieson IV will miss the start of the MLS season and there is concern the rest of his career may also be in doubt after the Galaxy forward sustained the latest in a series of concussions in training last month.

Jamieson, 21, banged heads with teammate Jorgen Skjelvik during practice on...

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Johnny Sauter dedicates Truck Series win at Daytona to crew chief

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 11:55

Johnny Sauter wanted to win this race, maybe as badly as any other.

Sauter won the season-opening NASCAR Truck Series race Friday night and dedicated it to crew chief Joe Shear Jr., whose wife died unexpectedly in late December.

“I didn't have one nerve,” said Sauter, who finished second in points...

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USC won't have Bennie Boatwright at the finish

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 11:25

Bennie Boatwright will be sidelined for the remainder of USC’s season because of a knee injury.

“It hurts a lot,” senior point guard Jordan McLaughlin said after practice Friday. “He’s a big part of our team.”

USC (18-9 overall, 9-5 in Pac-12 Conference play) is tied for second place with UCLA...

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Tiger Woods misses the cut as a crowd forms near the top of the leaderboard at the Genesis Open

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 11:05

Patrick Cantlay, Graeme McDowell and Sam Saunders lead the field at seven under par after the incomplete second round of the Genesis Open at tricky, penal Riviera Country Club.

But they’re hardly creating any distance between themselves and their followers. Behind them are 48 golfers within seven...

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For Paul George, L.A. homecoming transcends the business of basketball

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 10:50

Knight High School sits on the edge of civilization in Palmdale. To step outside its front door is to face hundreds of yucca palms, or Joshua trees, extending their spikey limbs toward the sky. The trees dot the landscape for miles and miles until they reach the San Gabriel Mountains unobstructed.

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Quavo leads Team Clippers past Team Lakers in NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 10:35

Recording artist Quavo of Migos scored 19 points to lead Team Clippers to a 75-66 victory over Team Lakers on Friday evening at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Quavo, who made seven of 10 shots from the field and five of eight free throws, was selected the game’s most valuable player.

Olympic...

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Seeing Bounty Abroad, Will North Koreans Change Their Homeland?

US Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 10:32
At the Olympics, curious onlookers scrutinize visitors from the isolated North and wonder what a peek at a broader world could achieve.
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Bubba Watson lives it up in L.A. during the Genesis Open

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 10:25

He might not have Randy Newman’s “I Love L.A.” playing continuously on Spotify, but the sentiment works just fine for Bubba Watson.

Watson won what is now the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club in 2014 and 2016, and he’s playing well again this year. He had five birdies in one six-hole stretch...

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South Korea's obsession with speedskating isn't hard to miss

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 10:20

If you want to understand South Korea’s obsession with short track speedskating, why a civilized nation of 51 million is absolutely bonkers about roller derby on ice, watch a soccer game.

It is from the 2002 World Cup that South Korea hosted. Ahn Jung-hwan scores on a header in the 78th minute...

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Kings' Alex Iafallo gives more than old-college try in surprising rookie season

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 09:50

One day Tom Iafallo looked out at his backyard and realized it needed a renovation, or maybe an upgrade.

His son, Alex, and daughter, Julianna, had taken to shooting pucks and street hockey balls on the tennis court paved in the rear of their home in Eden, a small suburb south of Buffalo.

“I said,...

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Ducks set for crucial game against Wild

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 09:45

UP NEXT FOR DUCKS

AT MINNESOTA

When: Saturday, 11 a.m. PST.

On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830.

Update: The Ducks rallied from a 2-0 deficit to pull out an important victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday. The matinee vs. the Wild looms as a game with even bigger playoff implications....

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Shot in a Robbery Attempt, Yankees Prospect Recovers at Spring Training

US Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 09:44
Thairo Estrada, a top Yankees infield prospect, was injured in a robbery attempt last month in Venezuela. A bullet remains lodged near his right hip.
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Giancarlo Stanton Arrives at Yankees Camp, and the Spotlight Flips On

US Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 09:44
He was assigned two locker stalls wedged in a corner of the clubhouse between Brett Gardner and the minor league pitcher Brady Lail.
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As coaching staff changes, Rams focus on growth of QB Jared Goff

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 09:30

The situation was rife for potential confusion. Instead, it produced overwhelming success.

Among questions the Rams faced going into last season was how second-year quarterback Jared Goff would respond to — and not be overwhelmed by — an experienced coaching triumvirate in his ear.

Coach Sean McVay,...

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Old man Jimmie Johnson will get back on the grind at the Daytona 500

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 09:15

Jimmie Johnson is a man of many nicknames.

We used to call him “Mr. Seven-Time,” a homage to his Cup season titles. Cool! His rapper buddy Snoop Dogg calls him “Double J.” Groovy! His Hendrick Motorsports teammates have another cute nickname for him:

“Grandpa.”

Ouch!

“It’s all in fun,” Johnson...

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USC's Chimezie Metu likely a first-round NBA pick if he decides to leave school early

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 09:05

First things first when it comes to the NBA draft prospects of USC’s players.

Forward Chimezie Metu would probably be taken in the first round if he decided to forgo his senior season and enter the draft, one NBA Western Conference scout told The Times on condition of anonymity because he was not...

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Roger Federer Secures No. 1 Ranking at Age 36

US Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 08:56
Federer reached the semifinals at the ABN AMRO World Tournament and on Monday, he will become the oldest player to top the world rankings.
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Olympics Buzz: U.S. takes the Tinder Gold

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-02-17 08:50

This is your daily infusion of information and news that you might have missed. The really big stuff you’ll find in other stories.

The United States may be struggling at times to make it to the medal platform, but there is something in which this country is far and away the gold medalist. But first,...

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