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Whicker: The real season begins, and maybe the Lakers do, too

By Mark Whicker|

UCLA trio of freshmen taken in NBA draft

A record number of college freshmen were selected in the 2017 NBA draft on Thursday night. UCLA contributed its fair share. Two of the record-high 16 freshmen in the first round were Bruins, including the highest draft pick from UCLA in 38 years. Afte...

By Clay Fowler|


  • Football

    Here’s how to see the Chargers, Rams in training camp

    The Chargers will join the Rams in Orange County next month for the start of training camp, and the teams will work together, to an extent. The Rams and Chargers will hold two joint practices, on Aug. 9 at UC Irvine and on a to-be-announced date on the Chargers’ turf. The teams also will meet in a preseason game on Aug. 26 at the Coliseum. The Rams will return to Irvine for a second consecutive year, with their first practice scheduled for July 29. Between then and Aug.

    Jack Wang

  • Horse Racing

    Santa Anita Park statistics, horse racing notes

    SANTA ANITA LEADERS Through Thursday JOCKEYS / WINS Flavien Prat / 34 Rafael Bejarano / 31 Joe Talamo / 30 Evin Roman / 28 Tyler Baze / 19 TRAINERS / WINS Peter Miller / 29 Richard Baltas / 23 Philip D’Amato / 19 Bob Baffert / 14 Steve Miyadi / 14 STAKES SCHEDULE SANTA ANITA Saturday • $100,000 Grade III Affirmed Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 1/16 miles • $100,000 Grade...


  • Dodgers

    Alex Wood and the Dodgers vs. Rockies, 7 p.m. Friday, Sports Net LA

    Where: Dodger Stadium When: 7 p.m. TV: SNLA (where available) THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP ALEX WOOD (7-0, 1.90) vs. Rockies: 3-2, 5.59 (seven starts) At Dodger Stadium: 10-2, 1.78 (16 starts) Hates to face: Charlie Blackmon, 4 for 10 (.400), 4 RBI Loves to face: Mark Reynolds, 0 for 7, 4 Ks ROCKIES LHP KYLE FREELAND (8-4, 3.42) vs. Dodgers: 1-0,...

    Bill Plunkett

  • Dodgers

    Dodgers gearing up for Colorado Rockies under unusual circumstances

    LOS ANGELES >> The Dodgers shuffled their pitching rotation to line up their three best starters to face the Colorado Rockies this weekend. That sentence doesn’t get written often, so it’s worth a look at how we got here. Separated by a hair in the standings, the Dodgers, Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks have managed to turn the National League West into a three-team race with more than two weeks to play before the All-Star break. The three teams own the three best...

    JP Hoornstra

  • High school baseball

    Cory Lidle All-Star Baseball Skills Challenge to be held in July

    WEST COVINA >> Former South Hills High School baseball standout and 10-year major league player Cory Lidle would be proud of his foundation and what it has accomplished since his untimely death in 2006. In addition to the annual Cory Lidle Baseball Tournament, the inaugural Cory Lidle All-Star Skills Challenge will be held at South Hills High School, July 14-16, and is open to players from 9U through varsity. Space is limited so register early at or...

    By John M. Sherrard Correspondent|

  • Lakers

    NBA Draft Video: Lonzo Ball speaks to media for first time as Laker

    Lonzo Ball speaks to the media in conference call shortly after he was drafted number two overall in the NBA Draft. Video by Jonathan Khamis, for the Southern California News Group.

    By staff|

  • Lakers

    NBA Draft: Who is Josh Hart, the Lakers’ 30th pick?

    With the 30th pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, acquired via a trade with Utah, the Lakers selected Josh Hart. Here’s a quick look at whom the Lakers are getting: School: Villanova Year: Senior Age: 22 Position: Shooting guard/small forward Height: 6-foot-5 Stats: Led the Big East with 18.7 points per game. Honors: Consensus First-Team All-American. Big East Player of the Year. Big East...

    Brian Martin

  • Lakers

    NBA Draft: Who is Kyle Kuzma, the Lakers’ 27th pick?

    With the 27th pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, the Lakers selected Kyle Kuzma. Here’s a quick look at whom the Lakers are getting: School: Utah Year: Junior Age: 21 Position: Power forward Height: 6-foot-9 Stats: 16.4 points and 9.3 rebounds. Ranked fourth in the Pac-12 in scoring and rebounding. Recorded 15 double-doubles last season. Honors: All-Pac-12 first team and All-Pac-12...

    Brian Martin

  • UCLA

    Former UCLA guard Zach LaVine traded by Timberwolves in deal for Jimmy Butler

    The Chicago Bulls have traded Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a package deal that involved former UCLA guard Zach LaVine. The Bulls also receive 2016 first round pick Kris Dunn and Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen, who was drafted 7th overall on Thursday in the 2017 NBA Draft. LaVine spent one year with the Bruins before entering the NBA Draft. He was named to the 2014-15 All-Rookie second team and is a two-time Slam Dunk Contest champion, winning the...

    James H. Williams

  • Los Angeles Rams

    Tyrunn Walker released by Los Angeles Rams

    Tyrunn Walker, a defensive lineman released by the Rams on Thursday, is being investigated in Louisiana for possible sexual assault, according to a media report. Police in Lafayette, La., soon will conclude an investigation and declare whether they believe Walker and another man committed sexual assault against two women, the Advocate newspaper reported Thursday. Walker has not been charged with a crime, and the report said local police would present their...

    By Rich Hammond @Rich_Hammond on Twitter|

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