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UFC 214: Daniel Cormier, from darkness to light, can’t wait for Jon Jones

By Brian Martin|

USC again will attempt to live up to lofty preseason expectations

LOS ANGELES >> USC coach Clay Helton extended his left wrist to reveal a cardinal-colored bracelet to a gaggle of reporters. Helton, sitting on a stage in a ballroom at the Hollywood and Highland Center during Pac-12 media days on Thursday...

By Joey Kaufman @joeyrkaufman on Twitter|


  • Olympic games

    Talks progressing on deal for 2028 Olympics in L.A.

    LOS ANGELES >> A Los Angeles City Council subcommittee on the city’s bid for a third Olympic Games will meet Aug. 4 as negotiations move toward a deal in the next two weeks in which Los Angeles would agree to host the 2028 Games. The parties involved in the talks include Los Angeles 2024, the local bid committee; L.A. city officials; the International Olympic Committee; and U.S. Olympic Committee officials. Under the three-way agreement between the IOC, Paris and Los...

    By Scott Reid|

  • USC

    O.J Simpson not welcome at USC football functions

    LOS ANGELES >> Fifteen years ago, O.J. Simpson dropped by a USC football practice in Miami, where the team was preparing to play Iowa in the Orange Bowl. Simpson, a running back who became the school’s second Heisman Trophy winner in 1968, later met with players. “He’s a legend,” then-coach Pete Carroll told reporters. “At ‘SC, our guys hold a Heisman Trophy winner in high regard.” A similar situation, in theory, could...

    By Joey Kaufman @joeyrkaufman on Twitter|

  • Men's soccer

    Jordan Morris’ late goal helps lift U.S. to title

    SANTA CLARA >> It could not have been a more fitting ending for Jordan Morris. The Stanford alum scored his fifth international goal Wednesday night with two minutes left in regulation to lead the United States to the Gold Cup title at Levi’s Stadium with a thrilling 2-1 victory over Jamaica. Morris got the winner on a 14-yard strike off Gyasi Zardes’ serve into the penalty area that deflected slightly off defender Damion Lowe. The victory gave the...

    By Elliott Almond|

  • Angels

    Angels’ Ben Revere riding out difficult season at the plate

    CLEVELAND >> When Ben Revere’s line drive was caught at the fence in the 10th inning on Tuesday night, costing the Angels a chance to take the lead, Revere slammed his helmet into the dirt. It was an understandable reaction, not just because of the game situation, but because of Revere’s season. “Of all the guys in our lineup, he’s probably hit into more hard outs than anybody,” Manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday. Sure enough, this...

    Jeff Fletcher

  • Angels

    Angels at Indians: Thursday game time, TV channels, starting pitchers

    ANGELS at INDIANS When: Thursday, 9 a.m. Where: Progressive Field TV: Fox Sports West THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP JC RAMIREZ (9-8, 4.38) vs. Indians: 0-0, 5.06 At Progressive Field: 0-0, 6.75 Hates to face: None Loves to face: None INDIANS RHP TREVOR BAUER (8-8, 5.58) vs. Angels: 3-0, 3.14 At Progressive Field: 21-18, 4.61 Hates to face: Mike Trout, 3 for 7 (.429) Loves to face: Yunel Escobar, 1 for 8...


  • Men's soccer

    Star power of Real Madrid set to upstage MLS All-Stars at annual showcase game

    They don’t have annual all-star games in Europe. And for good reason. If you’re Real Madrid — the MLS All-Star team opponent Aug. 2 in Chicago (5:30 p.m. FS1 and Univision) for the annual showcase — you customarily field the likes of such stars as Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale, so what’s the point? The Spanish powerhouse will face an MLS squad that is a mixture of aging stars that includes captain Bastian Schweinsteiger,...

    Nick Green

  • Angels

    How Mike Trout’s homer found a 17-year-old who traveled alone from Hong Kong to watch 23 Angels games

    The kid from Hong Kong travels across America alone, scarfing fast food, hopping cheap flights and seeing as much Angels baseball as possible. He’s 17, and since July 13 he’s been a Pacific Ocean away from home. Sometimes, things get weird, like the time he was walking out of a McDonald’s in Anaheim and a man approached him. “Got any weed?” the man asked. “No,” the kid said. This week, he’s in Cleveland, following the...

    Keith Sharon

  • High School Football

    Azusa Pacific football gets more national recognition

    The upcoming season could be a special one for the Azusa Pacific University football team and national publications have begun to take notice. The Cougars, who earlier received a No. 15 NCAA Division II ranking by Street & Smith’s, have been tabbed No. 13 by Lindy Sports. “Preseason national recognition of this magnitude is a healthy indicator of the direction of our program,” APU coach Victor Santa Cruz said. “Although it won’t win us a...

    Steve Ramirez

  • College football

    USC picked to win Pac-12 title; UCLA third in South

    LOS ANGELES — USC is officially the preseason favorite in the Pac-12. The Trojans were picked to win the conference, according to the annual media poll released Wednesday. Of the 52 media members surveyed, the Trojans received 28 votes to win the league outright in the conference title game. Washington, the defending conference championship and coming off an appearance in the College Football Playoff, received 22 votes as title-game champion. Only two other...

    By Joey Kaufman @joeyrkaufman on Twitter|

  • Dodgers

    Dodgers take their time extending latest win streak to four with 6-2 defeat of Twins

    LOS ANGELES >> Never have so many waited so long to watch Ehire Adrianza play baseball. With no heroics necessary — but a deep supply of patience required — the Dodgers extended their latest winning streak to four games with a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night in a game that did nothing to dissuade anyone from believing baseball has a problem with (to use Commissioner Rob Manfred’s phrase) pace and action. Over their past 50 games,...

    Bill Plunkett

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