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Nasser Al-Khelaifi Discussed Buying Company Linked to Bribes

US Sports - Wed, 2017-11-22 12:34
The influential Qatari soccer executive accused of bribing FIFA’s second in command negotiated to buy a sports company at the center of a federal corruption case.
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Keeping Score: Celtics’ Winning Streak Adds Significance With Each Game

US Sports - Wed, 2017-11-22 12:11
Boston has won 16 straight games, and with a schedule of winnable games, they could quickly rise in the ranks of the longest N.B.A. winning streaks.
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Ducks backup goaltender Reto Berra gets rewarded for playing the waiting game

LA Times Sports - Wed, 2017-11-22 11:50

The life of a No. 3 goaltender in the NHL is a precarious one.

Well, you’re usually not on an NHL team at all.

You’re a de factor third option in net, a fail-safe in case someone is injured. After training camp breaks, you’re optioned to the minors and hope you’re called upon at some point during...

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LaVar Ball says Lakers are going too 'soft' on his son Lonzo

LA Times Sports - Wed, 2017-11-22 11:00

Another day, another LaVar Ball eruption.

In online comments published Tuesday, the outspoken father of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball said the team’s coaches are “messing around” and “soft” on his son.

“They're soft,” the elder Ball told bleacherreport.com. “They don't know how to coach my son. I know...

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Rams defense faces tall task against Saints' Drew Brees and a strong running game

LA Times Sports - Wed, 2017-11-22 10:35

A week after the Rams offense struggled in its toughest test of the season, the Rams defense will be on the spot.

The New Orleans Saints roll into the Coliseum on Sunday with an offense that leads the NFL in yards, ranks second in passing and third in rushing and scoring.

Saints coach Sean Payton...

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As Stanford and Washington State sweat out final weekend, USC waits for Pac-12 championship game in comfort

LA Times Sports - Wed, 2017-11-22 09:45

Football coach David Shaw spoke with Stanford athletic officials this week to devise a plan for the Cardinal’s game against Notre Dame on Saturday.

Not a game plan; Shaw could handle that just fine by himself. The plan was for the day’s other big game, one that might be more important for Stanford...

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Olympic champion Gabby Douglas says team doctor abused her

LA Times Sports - Wed, 2017-11-22 09:45

Olympic champion gymnast Gabby Douglas says she is among the group of athletes sexually abused by a former team doctor.

Douglas, the 2012 Olympic all-around champion and a three-time gold medalist, wrote in an Instagram post Tuesday night that she waited so long to reveal the abuse by Larry Nassar...

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Chargers' pass rushers look to capitalize on the Cowboys' missing pieces

LA Times Sports - Wed, 2017-11-22 09:40

If an accomplished and experienced left tackle is a security blanket for an NFL quarterback, then Dak Prescott has been shivering in the cold for two weeks, the loss of four-time All-Pro Tyron Smith exposing the Dallas Cowboys play-caller to the ravages of pass-rushers.

In the first eight games...

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Yankees’ Aaron Judge Undergoes Unexpected Shoulder Surgery

US Sports - Wed, 2017-11-22 09:24
The slugger repeatedly denied having shoulder issues during a long slump following the All-Star break. He should be ready for spring training.
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USC men's basketball team appears to have all the pieces, even while missing a big one

LA Times Sports - Wed, 2017-11-22 09:15

Before the season began, Jordan McLaughlin noted that USC’s basketball team had a dynamic offense.

“We have so many weapons,” he said.

It was a new experience for USC, accustomed for years to a place in or near the Pac-12 Conference basement.

McLaughlin was asked how he, the senior point guard,...

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Miami Moves to No. 2 in College Football Playoff Rankings

US Sports - Wed, 2017-11-22 09:04
The Hurricanes moved past Clemson, which fell to No. 3, while Alabama stayed at No. 1 and Oklahoma remained at No. 4.
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Win and you're in: No. 6 Auburn faces No. 1 Alabama for spot in College Football Playoff

LA Times Sports - Wed, 2017-11-22 08:45

If this were any other season, Auburn might be done for.

The Tigers looked dead in the water a month ago when they let a 20-point lead slip away at Louisiana State, dropping their second game of the season.

Given that no team had made the College Football Playoff with two defeats, coach Gus Malzahn...

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Kings' Marian Gaborik shares good news about his anticipated season debut

LA Times Sports - Wed, 2017-11-22 08:25

Marian Gaborik graduated to purple. Can black-and-white be far behind?

When the Kings resumed practice Tuesday with color-coded lines, Gaborik donned a purple jersey with Jussi Jokinen and Jonny Brodzinski as the trio went through drills as the fourth line. Gaborik indicated he is on the cusp of...

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Trilobites: Do Lefties Have an Advantage in Sports? It Depends

US Sports - Wed, 2017-11-22 08:01
The southpaw advantage may be stronger in sports that give players less time to respond to an opponent’s actions, a new study suggests.
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