On Pro Basketball: 8 Fearless N.B.A. Predictions: LeBron, Boogie and the Blazers’ Backcourt

US Sports - Sat, 2018-01-20 03:22
Don’t order that LeBron James Lakers jersey just yet.
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Kings' Dustin Brown facing supplemental discipline for illegal hit

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-01-20 02:45

Kings forward Dustin Brown is facing supplemental discipline for his illegal hit on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz.

Brown will have a hearing Friday with NHL Player Safety, the department announced on Twitter. Hearings typically result in a fine or a suspension. Brown has a history...

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Mets again invite Tim Tebow to big-league camp for spring training

LA Times Sports - Sat, 2018-01-20 02:10

It looks like the New York Mets are not giving up on Tim Tebow.

The Mets on Friday announced nine players, including Tebow, who have been invited to spring training. The 30-year-old former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner will be entering his second season in the league.

Although Tebow...

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On Soccer: On Sánchez, City Passes and United Strikes

US Sports - Sat, 2018-01-20 01:49
Manchester United reels in a star, but it (and Arsenal, and Chelsea) still has far to go to catch Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
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NHL stands by its choice of Kid Rock as an All-Star game performer

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

The NHL knows some people are upset at its choice of Kid Rock to perform during its All-Star game festivities in Tampa. But the league has no intention of changing its mind on the matter.

Steve Mayer, NHL executive vice president and executive producer for programming and creative development,...

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What we learned from the Kings' 3-1 loss to the Penguins

LA Times Sports - Fri, 2018-01-19 23:15

To say that the Kings would be out of a playoff spot would have been unthinkable a few months back. They got off to a torrid start and held second place in the Pacific Division firmly as recently as the bye week.

They’re now falling like a broken television set tossed out of a high-rise building....

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Australian Open: Nadal and Kyrgios Win on a Sweltering Day

US Sports - Fri, 2018-01-19 22:42
The temperature reached 104 degrees on Friday at Melbourne Park, but play continued uninterrupted.
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Who Can Beat the Patriots?

US Sports - Fri, 2018-01-19 21:50
They lost three games this season, so they’re beatable. But do the Jaguars, the Vikings or the Eagles have what it takes?
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Vikings and Eagles Fans, Look Away

US Sports - Fri, 2018-01-19 21:16
From Gary Anderson to Ronde Barber. From Blair Walsh to Ricky Manning Jr. These are the names that haunt your dreams.
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Kings aren't a hit in loss to Penguins and extend skid to five games

LA Times Sports - Fri, 2018-01-19 15:10

This was not the ripple effect the Kings sought.

It was one fell swoop, er, one illegal hit against the one team they couldn’t put on the power play that doomed them Thursday. Dustin Brown’s hit on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz resulted in a five-minute boarding major that the Penguins...

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Golf: Jerry Kelly shares lead at Champions opener

LA Times Sports - Fri, 2018-01-19 14:35

Fresh off a solid performance on Oahu, Jerry Kelly shot an eight-under 64 on the Big Island to share the first-round lead at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship, the season opener on the PGA Tour Champions.

The 51-year-old Kelly, who tied for 14th at the PGA Tour’s Sony Open last week in Honolulu,...

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Bubble trouble for UCLA after defeat at Oregon State?

LA Times Sports - Fri, 2018-01-19 14:30

Steve Alford reflected his team’s fortunes with his every move in the final minutes.

Thomas Welsh missed a jump shot that could have tied the score for UCLA and Alford loosened the knot on his tie as he crouched along the sideline.

Jaylen Hands badly misfired on a three-pointer and Alford stood...

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Elina Svitolina ends 15-year-old Kostyuk's run in Australian Open

LA Times Sports - Fri, 2018-01-19 13:35

Elina Svitolina ended 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk’s run at the Australian Open, met her at the net for a warm embrace and offered some words of encouragement.

With the temperature hitting 104 degrees Fahrenheit for the second straight day, fourth-seeded Svitolina reached the fourth round at the season-opening...

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NBA: James Harden returns and helps Rockets get past Timberwolves

LA Times Sports - Fri, 2018-01-19 13:05

Eric Gordon scored 30 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 116-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night.

James Harden returned to the Rockets' lineup after missing seven games with a left hamstring strain and finished with 10 points on three-for-15 shooting, and added seven assists,...

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College basketball: St. Mary's wins 13th straight game

LA Times Sports - Fri, 2018-01-19 12:55

Jock Landale had 26 points and 12 rebounds, and St. Mary’s beat No. 13 Gonzaga 74-71 on Thursday to take sole possession of first place in the West Coast Conference.

Rui Hachimura came off the bench to score 23 points for Gonzaga (16-4, 6-1 WCC), which suffered a rare home loss.

Calvin Hermanson...

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What to watch in international soccer this weekend

LA Times Sports - Fri, 2018-01-19 12:40

England’s top team finds itself in an unusual position, coming off its only loss of the season, while in Spain Barcelona, which is running away with La Liga’s title, will try to keep its unbeaten league record intact

EPL: For the first time this season, Manchester City will trying to bounce back...

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USC basketball gets first win in Eugene since 2009

LA Times Sports - Fri, 2018-01-19 12:15

Seeing the ball in Jordan McLaughlin's hands any time brings a smile to Southern California coach Andy Enfield's face, and especially when the game's on the line.

McLaughlin scored the Trojans' last six points, making six consecutive free throws, to help hold off Oregon for a 75-70 victory on Thursday...

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This time, Lakers return to their home court on a down note

LA Times Sports - Fri, 2018-01-19 11:30

The last time the Lakers were at Staples Center, they were celebrating an impressive win over the San Antonio Spurs.

In that game, they showed determination and resolve, responding to the Spurs’ run early in the second half by blowing the game open thanks to tenacity, pace and execution to earn...

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NFL: Injury keeps Tom Brady off field

LA Times Sports - Fri, 2018-01-19 11:25

Tom Brady hasn’t missed many starts during his 18-year NFL career, and no one sounds too worried that he’ll be sidelined for Sunday’s AFC championship game.

Nonetheless, after Brady sat out the Patriots’ practice Thursday — and did not speak to reporters as scheduled — there was plenty of speculation...

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Feisty Clippers become feel-good story of NBA

LA Times Sports - Fri, 2018-01-19 11:05

In the waning minutes of another furious Clippers victory this week, an NBA legend walking past press row paused for a second to deliver a message.

“These guys!’’ he said. “I love their effort! I love their intensity! I love this team.’’

When Jerry West speaks, you listen, and right now, Los Angeles...

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