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Dodgers clinch home-field advantage through NLCS with rout of Padres

By Bill Plunkett|

Angels blow out White Sox to remain barely alive in postseason chase

CHICAGO >> It is so late in the season, and the Angels so are desperate, that even on a night they won, they lost. The Angels slapped a six-run second inning on the Chicago White Sox and cruised to a 9-3 victory on Tuesday night, but just ...

By Jeff Fletcher|


  • Dodgers

    Padres at Dodgers (Wednesday): Richard vs. Hill, TV, time & more

    PADRES at DODGERS When: Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA Where: Dodger Stadium THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP RICH HILL (11-8, 3.50) Vs. Padres: 3-3, 3.76 At Dodger Stadium: 8-6, 2.39 Hates to face: Manuel Margot, 3 for 6 (.500), 2B, HR Loves to face: Jose Pirela, 0 for 6, 3 Ks PADRES LHP CLAYTON RICHARD (8-14, 4.63) Vs. Dodgers: 7-6, 4.17 At Dodger Stadium: 3-2, 3.61 Hates...


  • Los Angeles Rams

    Rams’ next opponent: Dallas Cowboys scouting report

    The Dallas Cowboys still aren’t a particularly dynamic team on offense, but they’re efficient. In Monday’s victory over Arizona, the Cowboys totaled just 273 yards of offense, but they needed just 45 plays to score four touchdowns and beat the Cardinals, 28-17, on the road. Strong defense and special teams meant the Cowboys had only one touchdown drive longer than five plays and 50 yards, and that one was pretty good. The Cowboys went 75 yards in only four...


  • High School

    Long Beach NFL players join in weekend’s protests, Marcedes Lewis’ big day

    The talk of the day during Sunday’s Week 3 NFL games was how different players and teams responded to President Donald Trump’s criticism of the growing protest movement in professional sports. Trump had made reference to the protests at a speech on Saturday, calling the football players who’d kneeled at games in protest of police violence and racial injustice “sons of bitches.” Every team in the NFL led some form of protest, with some refusing to take...

    Mike Guardabascio

  • High School Football

    Isaac Joseph perfectly positioned for Valley Christian football

    Isaac Joseph’s athletic career didn’t start with dreams of becoming the starting quarterback at Valley Christian High. He grew up playing multiple sports and multiple positions on his youth football teams. However, after transferring from Lakewood High as a sophomore, Joseph led Valley Christian to its first CIF Southern Section title since 1996 last season. The senior captain is statistically one of the best quarterbacks in the area this season, and he will lead Valley...

    By Chris Gonzales @PTGazettesports on Twitter|

  • High School

    Aquatic Capital inducts 15 into Hall of Fame

    Last week, the Aquatic Capital of America committee held its second Hall of Fame ceremony. The ACOA has run an annual awards banquet since its inception seven years ago, and added a Hall of Fame last year as a way to create permanent, separate recognition for the great water athletes from throughout the city’s history. “I have a list of probably 40 athletes that deserve to be inducted,” said ACOA president Rich Foster. “This city is so steeped with aquatic...

    Mike Guardabascio

  • USC

    Sam Darnold’s interception total growing as he gets ‘impatient’

    LOS ANGELES >> Sam Darnold tried to thread the needle. Late in the second quarter of USC’s 30-20 victory over Cal on Saturday, Darnold slung a pass toward receiver Deontay Burnett who was just shy of the end zone. Burnett had outrun Golden Bears cornerback Josh Drayden, by a couple yards, but as the pass hung in the air, Drayden recovered and jumped in front of Burnett to pick it off. The tight window closed. “That’s me trying to force things,”...

    By Joey Kaufman @joeyrkaufman on Twitter|

  • Dodgers

    Dodgers’ bats wake up, beat Padres for 100th win

    LOS ANGELES >> Yu Darvish didn’t have to be perfect on Monday. Logan Forsythe didn’t have to hit for the cycle. In a game that was over early and meant little, at least they offered the announced crowd of 49,419 at Dodger Stadium a remote measure of suspense. Darvish took a perfect game into the fifth inning of the Dodgers’ 9-3 win over the San Diego Padres, while Forsythe went 3 for 3 with four RBIs and finished a triple shy of the cycle. The...

    JP Hoornstra

  • Sports

    Kurtis MacDermid hopes to deliver physical play for LA Kings

    Kurtis MacDermid isn’t hard to find. He stands 6-foot-5 — without skates — and looks every bit of his 239 pounds. Physically, that’s not even where it ends for the Kings defenseman. “Fitness-wise, I’m not sure he can improve any more,” Kings coach John Stevens said. “He’s gone off the charts in terms of what he can control to get better.” MacDermid, 23, is hoping his progress is enough to graduate from...

    Clay Fowler

  • Clippers

    New look Clippers ready for training camp in Hawaii

    PLAYA VISTA >> Hey, howzit, Clippers? Training camp opens Tuesday at the University of Hawaii and if their responses Monday were any indication, the Clippers were already feeling the aloha spirit. Blake Griffin’s surgically repaired foot is good to go. Austin Rivers is over an illness. Danilo Gallinari’s thumb has healed. So, the Clippers packed their bags and their jump shots for their first training camp in Hawaii, following a well-established route set by...

    Elliott Teaford

  • Los Angeles Chargers

    Chargers say play-calling isn’t to blame for sputtering offense

    COSTA MESA >> A day after he fell to 0-3 as an NFL head coach, Anthony Lynn stood at the Chargers practice facility and told it straight. “I didn’t have to watch the film to figure out why we lost that game,” he said. The reason being, of course, an offense that turned the ball over three times in the first 20 minutes. An offense that crossed midfield four times without adding any points. An offense that had its lowest-scoring performance in nearly two...

    Jack Wang

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