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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

    Prep notebook: Peninsula girls tennis team bounces back after tough loss

    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. Ryan Peus and Kina Tanagawa swept their singles matches and Amanda Sharng won two matches. Earlier this season, Peninsula defeated Palos Verdes in the finals of the Golden State Classic. The Panthers won the first edition of the Golden State Classic in 2015 and...

    By Damian Calhoun @DamianCalhoun on Twitter|

  • High school golf

    Girls golf preview: Palos Verdes takes a swing at matching 2012 CIF championship team

    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. Fast forward to 2017 and the present — and future — looks bright, as well, for the Sea Kings. “This is the strongest team we’ve had since then,” Rivera said. Senior Cashel Downs and sophomore Megan Gormley...

    By Damian Calhoun @DamianCalhoun on Twitter|

  • High School

    Girls golf preview: 13 South Bay golfers to watch this season

    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. Aimee Uchida, Torrance, Soph. MV Baker, Redondo, Sr. Lillian Kim, Torrance, Sr. Klara Nagy, Mira Costa, Jr. Arianna Proul, Palos Verdes, Sr. Momoka Sasaki, Peninsula, Jr. Hannah Son, Torrance, Sr.


  • 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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