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Yasiel Puig caps Dodgers’ ninth-inning rally for win

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USC looks for return game replacement for Adoree’ Jackson

LOS ANGELES >> Among the questions for USC to sort out in advance of a season opener that is less than three weeks away, special teams is among the most prominent. Who will return kickoffs and punts in place of Adoree’ Jackso...

By Joey Kaufman jkaufman@scng.com @joeyrkaufman on Twitter|

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    No game-changing goals leading to dismal MLS season for LA Galaxy

    “Goals change games” is a favorite Sigi Schmid aphorism. Winless in his three games in charge of the Galaxy so far — and having scored just one goal — Schmid has seen no game-changing moments from L.A. yet. And by this point, Schmid sounds as if he has given up on the notion that the personnel on the roster is capable of producing any with much regularity and admitted as much after the most recent home loss to New York City FC when asked what the team...

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  • Gymnastics

    P&G Gymnastics Championships: When, where and who

    P&G GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS When: Today through Sunday Where: Honda Center, Anaheim Schedule: Thursday: Junior men, 1 p.m.; Senior men, 7 p.m. Friday: Junior women, 1 p.m., Senior women, 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Junior men, noon, Senior men, 7 p.m. Sunday: Junior women, 11 a.m., Senior women, 3:30 p.m. Athletes to watch: Four-time U.S. all-around champion and two-time Olympian Sam Mikulak; 2016 Olympic pommel horse bronze medalist Alex Naddour;...

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  • UCLA

    UCLA training camp: Wednesday’s practice at a glance

    A brief look at UCLA’s training camp practice on Wednesday at Spaulding Field: SHUFFLING Redshirt freshman Michael Alves continued to work with the No. 1 offense at right guard. This is his second stint with the first-team offense during training camp after back tightness sidelined left guard Najee Toran briefly during the first week. Alves, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound San Diego native, is working next to Andre James, who was moved from right guard to right tackle to accommodate...

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  • Dodgers

    Clayton Kershaw faces live hitters for first time since back injury

    LOS ANGELES >> Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw isn’t always expansive in his postgame interviews. Facing live batters Wednesday for the first time in more than a month, he took the concept of a “simulated game” to heart. After throwing two innings against teammates Chase Utley, Rob Segedin and Joc Pederson, Kershaw glided past a group of reporters in the third-base dugout at Dodger Stadium. He turned his head, briefly. “Everything is...

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  • Los Angeles Rams

    Rookie Josh Reynolds another intriguing addition to Rams’ WRs

    IRVINE >> The Rams added a shiny new toy to their offense this week. A big, explosive wide receiver able to stretch a defense, go up in traffic and get the football, or be a Red Zone threat able to turn third-down throws to the corner of the end zone into touchdowns. And he put a little bit of all of that on display Tuesday when he came up with a handful of big catches that drew “oohs” and “aahs” from fans who made their way to UC Irvine for Rams...

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    Rams training camp: Wednesday’s practice at a glance

    A brief look at the Rams’ training-camp practice on Wednesday: BIG MOMENT The most entertaining aspect of training-camp practice has been a red-zone drill in which receivers and cornerbacks go one on one. On Wednesday, rookie receiver Cooper Kupp pulled a double move on Trumaine Johnson and caught a touchdown pass from Jared Goff. The move was so nice that Johnson slapped hands with Kupp afterward. INJURY REPORT The Rams got even thinner at cornerback, as Mike...

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  • USC

    USC training camp: Wednesday’s practice at a glance

    A brief look at the Trojans’ training-camp practice on Wednesday at Howard Jones-Brian Kennedy Field: BIG MOMENT To end practice, USC’s players huddled around redshirt freshman kicker Michael Brown, who lined up to attempt a field goal from 35 yards. Brown appeared to struggle late last week. In one practice, Brown and freshman Chase McGrath made only three of their nine attempts. But Brown drilled the last attempt and made all but one of his field-goal tries...

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  • Gymnastics

    P&G Gymnastics Championships begins at Honda Center under a cloud of scandal

    ANAHEIM >> It’s been nearly a year since Olympic medalist Jamie Dantzscher filed a civil suit as a Jane Doe against USA Gymnastics in Sacramento County alleging she was repeatedly sexually abused by U.S. national team physician Larry Nassar while competing for Team USA in major international competitions like the Olympic Games and World Championships. During that time Dantzscher has had her identity as the Jane Doe exposed by a USA Gymnastics member on social media, had...

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  • Los Angeles Sparks

    Candace Parker scores 21 points as Sparks top Mystics

    WASHINGTON >> Candace Parker scored 21 points and the Los Angeles Sparks eased by the Washington Mystics 95-62 on Wednesday night. Odyssey Sims had 18 points, seven assists and four steals for Los Angeles (20-8), and Nneka Ogwumike also had 18 points. Parker and Ogwumike combined to make 17 of 23 field goals. The Sparks shot 61.5 percent en route to their largest margin of victory this season. Los Angeles led by 14 points at halftime after shooting 63 percent from the...

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  • High School

    Daily Breeze preseason Top 10 football countdown: No. 5 San Pedro

    Daily Countdown: We’re counting down the top high school football teams from the South Bay. The countdown will conclude with the top team unveiled Saturday. Tradition is a way of life around the San Pedro High. The Pirates haven’t had a losing season since 2001 and are coming off of a 10-3 season with a trip to the semifinals of the L.A. City Section playoffs last year. If the pattern of success is to continue, San Pedro, the No. 5-ranked team in the...

    By Damian Calhoun dcalhoun@scng.com @DamianCalhoun on Twitter|

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