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U.S. hockey team unlucky in scoring opportunities against Olympic athletes from Russia

1 hour 42 min ago

U.S. men’s hockey coach Tony Granato insisted his team’s 4-0 loss to the Olympic Athletes From Russia on Saturday wasn’t as bad as the final tally suggested, that the Americans had played well but were unlucky that they couldn’t put away their many scoring chances, especially in the second period...

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It's Grandal and Barnes behind the plate again, and atop an impressive list of Dodgers catching talent

1 hour 47 min ago

Austin Barnes pulled up a chair beside Yasmani Grandal’s locker on Friday morning. They are united but divided, competitors aligned as a duo, and so they swapped strategy on receiving and framing and blocking. At one point, Grandal hopped up to pantomime a peg to second base. Barnes rose from his...

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Here's what we want to see most in the all-new NBA All-Star game

Sat, 2018-02-17 21:00

The first miss of the 2018 All-Star game happened long before any of the players took the court for 48 minutes of long-range shooting, high-flying dunks and mimed “defense.”

Sunday at Staples Center, the NBA will unveil a change of format to the game, pitting two teams drafted by the leading vote-getters...

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Golden roar: Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu displays mastery in defense of his Olympic title

Sat, 2018-02-17 15:05

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu rose to the occasion to defend his Olympic figure skating title and American champion Nathan Chen nearly rose from the depths of 17th place to grab a medal, propelled to fifth place by a powerful performance that featured an Olympic-record five clean quadruple jumps.

The men’s...

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An angry Nathan Chen makes history with five clean quads, but comes just short of an Olympic medal

Sat, 2018-02-17 14:55

Don’t be deceived by the warm smile and understated sense of humor. There’s a fighter inside of Nathan Chen.

That part of Chen emerged in furious and spectacular fashion in the free skate segment of the men’s figure skating competition Saturday, a day after a disastrous short program that eliminated...

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Lindsey Vonn's long road back to the Olympics ends with one bad turn

Sat, 2018-02-17 14:50

The final stage of Lindsey Vonn’s journey back to the Olympics wound past lonely farmhouses and ice-choked rivers along the narrow road up to the Jeongseon Alpine Centre.

The most successful women’s skier in World Cup history waited almost eight years to return, suffering through heartbreak and...

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Bishop Montgomery dominates St. John Bosco in playoff opener to remain undefeated

Sat, 2018-02-17 13:50

In a gym that was filled to capacity to see the No. 1 high school basketball team in California, Torrance Bishop Montgomery gave its fans every indication that the best is yet to come.

Opening the Southern Section Open Division playoffs healthy and at full strength for the first time this season,...

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Lakers' young guns get a close look at 'The Process' in Rising Stars Challenge

Sat, 2018-02-17 13:35

That Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram’s team lost to Team World 155-124 in the Rising Stars Challenge Friday night is of little consequence.

That Kuzma, Ingram and the injured Lonzo Ball were on the opposite side of the court of Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Dario Saric? Well, that might...

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College basketball: St. Bonaventure upsets No. 16 Rhode Island 77-74

Sat, 2018-02-17 12:50

Standing alone with the ball under the basket, St. Bonaventure forward LaDarien Griffin had only one thought come to mind.

“Don't miss,” Griffin said of his dunk with 21.5 seconds remaining that provided the go-ahead points in the Bonnies 77-74 win over Rhode Island, and snapped the 16th-ranked...

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Galaxy worry about Bradford Jamieson's future after repeated concussions

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

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

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

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

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

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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Bubba Watson lives it up in L.A. during the Genesis Open

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

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

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

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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As coaching staff changes, Rams focus on growth of QB Jared Goff

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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