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Prep notebook: Peninsula girls tennis team bounces back after tough loss |Sep 26, 2017

The Peninsula girls tennis team suffered a setback against Corona del Mar last week, but has bounced back in a strong way. The Panthers defeated Mira Costa (14-4) last Wednesday and San Marino (13-5) on Monday.

Girls golf preview: Palos Verdes takes a swing at matching 2012 CIF championship team |Sep 26, 2017

The 2012 Palos Verdes girls golf team is a special one for coach Ray Rivera. That year, PV captured the CIF-Southern Section Central Division title, defeating Mira Costa and from that team, six golfers went onto play in college.

Girls golf preview: 13 South Bay golfers to watch this season |Sep 26, 2017

Meg Yoshida, Palos Verdes, Fr. Cashel Downs, Palos Verdes, Sr. Megan Gormley, Palos Verdes, Soph. Casey Syal, Peninsula, Soph. Reina Tain, Torrance, Soph. Shani White, Mira Costa, Soph.

Rams’ next opponent: Dallas Cowboys scouting report |Sep 26, 2017

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.

Padres at Dodgers (Wednesday): Richard vs. Hill, TV, time & more |Sep 26, 2017

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.

Angels at White Sox (Wednesday): Richards vs. Lopez, TV, time & more |Sep 26, 2017

ANGELS at WHITE SOX When: Wednesday, 5 p.m. TV: Fox Sports West Where: Guaranteed Rate Field THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP GARRETT RICHARDS (0-2, 1.50) Vs. White Sox: 2-1, 3.

Ducks counting on Corey Perry to bounce back |Sep 26, 2017

ANAHEIM >> It is a scene that plays out more than Corey Perry wants to admit. It’s almost like clockwork, if you’re paying attention to the ice surface before the Ducks engage into that evening’s continuous crusade for the puck.

Galaxy reach a new franchise low for losses |Sep 26, 2017

The Galaxy set a new team record Sunday, but you’re not going to see a new banner raised to honor it. With Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City, the Galaxy suffered their 17th loss this season, breaking the previous record of 16 set in 1997.

Jordan Lasley’s maturation comes at perfect time for UCLA football |Sep 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Jordan Lasley chuckles when he thinks of the freshman version of himself. What was “Young Jordan” like, he’s asked. Explosive. And not always in ways that could be contained to the football field.

Casey Wasserman says discussions needed before supporting U.S. bid for 2026 Winter Games |Sep 26, 2017

PARK CITY, Utah >> Describing a U.S. pursuit of the 2026 Winter Olympics with Los Angeles already hosting the 2028 Summer Games as complicated, Los Angeles 2028 chairman Casey Wasserman said Tuesday the local organizing committee would need a series of in-depth discussions before signing off on a 2026 American bid.

Chargers’ next opponent: Philadelphia Eagles scouting report |Sep 26, 2017

One of the NFL’s unique talents may have played his final down. Darren Sproles, the 5-foot-6 scatback once known as “Lightning Bug,” went down in the Eagles’ win over the Giants on Sunday.

Lakers start new season with focus on defense — again |Sep 26, 2017

EL SEGUNDO >> When the Lakers gathered this week for their first official meeting as a team, Luke Walton and the coaching staff stressed playing with a certain mentality. A Lakers mentality. “Basically,” Lonzo Ball said, “they said it starts with defense.

Angels blow out White Sox to remain barely alive in postseason chase |Sep 26, 2017

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 before they could finish it off, the out-of-town scoreboard delivered bad news.

Dave Roberts not ready to declare Alex Wood part of playoff rotation |Sep 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Alex Wood was one of the best starting pitchers in the National League over the first half of the season and made his first All-Star team as a result. But Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is not ready to specify Wood’s status on the Dodgers’ postseason roster.

Carlos Perez looks to reclaim spot in majors |Sep 26, 2017

CHICAGO >> Remember Carlos Perez? In 2015, Perez hit a homer in his big league debut and ended up taking Chris Iannetta’s job as the everyday catcher, earning the opening day nod in 2016.

Injuries take toll as USC football prepares for Washington State |Sep 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> USC coach Clay Helton keeps the same meeting each morning. Helton gathers with head trainer Russ Romano. It was an addition to the front of his daily schedule for this season.

Sylvia Fowles, Lynx even series with Sparks |Sep 26, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS >> The Minnesota Lynx were still stinging two days after they failed to grab a single rebound in the first quarter of their WNBA Finals-opening loss to the Sparks. So Sylvia Fowles decided to grab them all in Game 2.

Whicker: Catching a few coyotes won’t make college basketball safe |Sep 26, 2017

Some things are true even though LaVar Ball says them. The more he talks, the less you laugh, the more you think. One thing Ball says is that college basketball isn’t a necessity. What happened Tuesday did not contradict him.

Dodgers clinch home-field advantage through NLCS with rout of Padres |Sep 26, 2017

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers sent six players to the All-Star Game in Miami this July. Only one of them has any reason to wonder about his role on the Dodgers’ postseason roster. Left-hander Alex Wood has been passed over for playoff rotations before – in 2013 with the Atlanta Braves and 2015 with the Dodgers.

USC assistant basketball coach charged with taking bribes in nationwide FBI sting |Sep 26, 2017

Four college basketball assistant coaches, including USC’s Tony Bland, were among 10 people indicted by federal authorities Tuesday on fraud and corruption charges that allege hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes were offered to student athletes.

UCLA assesses Stanford debacle, focuses on Colorado |Sep 25, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Several UCLA players called their season-opening comeback against Texas A&M a “dream.” The season is now quickly starting to resemble a nightmare. After back-to-back losses, the Bruins are trying to right the ship at home against Colorado at 7:30 p.

Waldner: Young Sean McVay has an old football soul |Sep 25, 2017

A lot of people scratched their heads when the Rams went young and hired Sean McVay as their coach. McVay was a dozen days short of his 31st birthday, making him the youngest coach in the modern era of the NFL, which apparently is loosely defined as since the leather helmet years.

SoCal Prep Legends Girls Athlete of the Week: Jessica Nye, Peninsula |Sep 25, 2017

SoCal Prep Legends Girls Athlete of the Week: Jessica Nye, Peninsula Name: Jessica Nye School: Peninsula Year: Senior Noteworthy: Nye finished second in the girls Senior Division 2 race at the Dana Hills Invitational, posting a time of 18:09.

SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week: Jordan Wilmore, Lawndale |Sep 25, 2017

SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week Name: Jordan Wilmore School: Lawndale Sport: Football Year: Junior Noteworthy: It was another big night for the Lawndale’s running back.

Daily Breeze Football Top 10 heading into Week 5 |Sep 25, 2017

1. NARBONNE (2-3) LAST WEEK: Saint Louis 56, Narbonne 50 COMMENT: The Gauchos will need the bye week to recover from Saturday’s high-scoring game in Hawaii because Marine League play opens when they’re back in action.

Football notebook: Despite loss, Narbonne uses Hawaii trip as learning experience |Sep 25, 2017

Narbonne’s trip to Hawaii came to a wild conclusion Saturday evening. The Gauchos, making their first trip to Hawaii since 2005, ended up in an old-fashioned shootout against Honolulu’s Saint Louis High.

Whicker: Milos Teodosic could be a unique visitor for Clippers |Sep 25, 2017

PLAYA VISTA >> The Clippers have lost CP3. They might have gained MTV. They have Milos Teodosic on their roster and somewhere on their depth chart. That is bigger news for Europeans than us, but then they’ve watched the elfin, bearded point guard play shell games with the basketball for 10 years.

Tensions in Korea not affecting USOC’s preparation for 2018 Winter Olympics |Sep 25, 2017

PARK CITY, Utah >> The United States expects to compete in the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February despite escalating tensions between the White House and the North Korean regime in recent weeks, U.

Sparks hope to take 2-0 WNBA Finals lead over Lynx |Sep 25, 2017

Sunday’s WNBA Finals opener was yet another classic between the Sparks and Lynx, with four lead changes in the last minute capped by All-Star Chelsea Gray draining the game-winner for the Sparks with two seconds remaining.

Rams DE Ethan Westbrooks arrested on felony gun charges |Sep 25, 2017

Rams defensive end Ethan Westbrooks is facing five felony gun charges after getting arrested over the weekend in Bakersfield. Westbrooks was pulled over Friday night for speeding by the California Highway Patrol, at which point the officer found a loaded gun in Westbrook’s car.

Wolf: Pac-12 showing its small crowd sizes, lack of atmosphere |Sep 25, 2017

If the Pac-12 really wants to consider itself a major football conference, it needs to start providing something beyond a minor conference atmosphere. Too many stadiums throughout the conference are waltzing stadiums, where a good team faces little resistance from the home crowd.

Miller: Lakers Lonzo Ball era begins with crazy anticipation |Sep 25, 2017

EL SEGUNDO >> There were questions about his rapping, about his often outrageous father, about his family’s reality television show. There also were questions about his hairstyle and shoe preference, appropriate since Lonzo Ball, like few NBA rookies before him, has been, in fact, exposed from head to toe.

‘One of the guys,’ Lonzo Ball has Lakers teammates believing in him and a bright future |Sep 25, 2017

EL SEGUNDO >> Julius Randle has seen most of this before. For four consecutive years he has arrived at training camp with a Lakers team boasting a bright future based around an exciting young core with great chemistry.

Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig benched again after arriving late for batting practice |Sep 25, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was late to an early batting practice session on Monday, earning him a place on the bench and criticism from his manager for the second time in as many days.

Cam Fowler comfortable taking on more leadership responsibilities for Ducks |Sep 25, 2017

ANAHEIM >> It is the first letter of the Latin alphabet and takes residence throughout our lexicon so its importance is inherent. But the capitalized version is rather simplistic on the surface, two slanting lines meeting at an apex and connected by a horizontal line that forms much of its triangular shape.

Angels on the verge of elimination after loss to White Sox |Sep 25, 2017

CHICAGO >> After the Angels’ 4-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Monday pushed his team to the brink of elimination, Mike Scioscia interrupted a question from a reporter, who asked if they have to “just play until you’re out.

Bridwell defies the experts |Sep 25, 2017

CHICAGO >> Parker Bridwell unwittingly became an example of one of baseball’s 21st century debates. Bridwell, who makes his penultimate start of the season on Tuesday, has been successful in his rookie season, despite going against the current trend.

Chargers say play-calling isn’t to blame for sputtering offense |Sep 25, 2017

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.

New look Clippers ready for training camp in Hawaii |Sep 25, 2017

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.

Kurtis MacDermid hopes to deliver physical play for LA Kings |Sep 25, 2017

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.

Dodgers’ bats wake up, beat Padres for 100th win |Sep 25, 2017

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.

Sam Darnold’s interception total growing as he gets ‘impatient’ |Sep 25, 2017

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.

Trump’s criticisms spark more protests at NFL games |Sep 24, 2017

President Donald Trump’s comments about owners firing players who kneel during the national anthem sparked a mass increase in such protests around the National Football League Sunday, as about 150 players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance during early games.

What’s next for USC football? The Washington State Cougars |Sep 24, 2017

No. 5 USC (4-0) at Washington State (4-0) When: 7:30 p.m., Friday Where: Martin Stadium, Pullman, Wash. TV/Radio: ESPN/710 AM USC update: The Trojans were tied with Cal entering the fourth quarter of their 30-20 victory on Saturday, the third time in four games that they were either tied or trailing during the final 15 minutes.

Yasiel Puig is back in Dave Roberts’ doghouse after not sliding into second |Sep 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Dodgers manager Dave Roberts assured reporters that Yasiel Puig’s ankle was not keeping the right fielder out of Sunday’s lineup. Puig was caught stealing second base to end Saturday night’s game, a 2-1 loss.

Padres at Dodgers: Monday game time, TV channel and starting pitchers |Sep 24, 2017

PADRES AT DODGERS When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Dodger Stadium TV: SportsNet LA THE PITCHERS DODGERS RHP YU DARVISH (9-12, 3.96) vs. Padres: 1-1, 5.29 At Dodger Stadium: 0-2, 6.

In response to President Trump, Chargers and rest of NFL make statement of unity |Sep 24, 2017

CARSON — They knelt together, stood arm in arm, and raised clenched fists as the anthem played. Their statement of solidarity resounded across the league, from Los Angeles to Denver, from Cleveland to Indianapolis, from Houston to Atlanta, and across the Atlantic, where the most politically divisive day in NFL history began with the league’s only Muslim owner, Shahid Khan, standing together with Jaguars players and coaches, of all races and beliefs.

UCLA Bruins not pointing fingers after loss to Stanford |Sep 24, 2017

STANFORD >> The four white walls could not shield Jim Mora. The jubilant cheers of Stanford players and fans celebrating their 10th straight victory over UCLA seeped into the head coach’s postgame news conference room as Saturday night turned into Sunday morning at Stanford Stadium.

What’s next for UCLA football? The Colorado Buffaloes |Sep 24, 2017

UCLA (2-2, 0-1 Pac-12) vs. Colorado (3-1, 0-1) When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday Where: Rose Bowl TV/Radio: ESPN2/TBA UCLA update: The miraculous 34-point comeback against Texas A&M is but a distant memory after UCLA’s latest loss to Stanford, a 58-34 drubbing at Stanford Stadium in which the Bruins gave up 405 rushing yards.

Chelsea Gray’s lifts LA Sparks after they almost let Game 1 of WNBA Finals slip away |Sep 24, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS >> Chelsea Gray got a sliver of daylight and let a 14-foot jumper fly with Game 1 of the WNBA Finals and what would have been a dubious piece of history for the Sparks hanging in the balance.