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Clippers extend season-high winning streak to six games


Before the Clippers extended their season-high winning streak to six games with a tough 109-104 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night at Staples Center, coach Doc Rivers had bad news about injured center DeAndre Jordan.

Australian Open: "Lucky loser" Bernarda Pera comes up with a stunning upset


American “lucky loser” Bernarda Pera defeated ninth-seeded Johanna Konta 6-4, 7-5 on Thursday in the second round of the women’s draw at the Australian Open.

Ducks take down Penguins


With a nationally televised game against the defending Stanley Cup champions, this was the kind of performance the Ducks needed to show just what kind of force they could be.


Pac-12 basketball roundup: Oscar Da Silva carries Cardinal in stretch


Oscar Da Silva scored eight of his 14 points in the final four minutes and Stanford held on to beat No. 16 Arizona State 86-77 on Wednesday night in Palo Alto.

College basketball roundup: Southern Methodist shocks Wichita State


Shake Milton scored a career-high 33 points to lead Southern Methodist to an 83-78 victory over No. 7 Wichita State on Wednesday, ending the Shockers’ winning streak at Koch Arena at 27 games.

Rockets' Trevor Ariza, Gerald Green suspended two games for postgame altercation with Clippers

Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he “probably” did not agree with the NBA’s suspending only Houston’s Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green two games each for entering the Clippers’ locker room to, in language from the league, “confront a player…

NBA roundup: Warriors win 14th in a row on the road


Klay Thompson scored 38 points, Stephen Curry added 30 and the Golden State Warriors beat the host Chicago Bulls 119-112 for their franchise record-tying 14th straight road win.


Quiet Ingram lets his on-court actions speak for Lakers


Brandon Ingram, the sleepy-eyed, pencil-thin second-year forward, probably won’t ever be able to howl at his teammates like Thunder guard Russell Westbrook. He’ll never be able to convey a message with a menacing stare like Kobe Bryant. He…

Harvard-Westlake has no answer for Crespi’s Williams


The McDonald’s All-American Game announced players selected to the game earlier this week, and there were none from Southern California. Brandon Williams of Encino Crespi took no offense. He missed all of last season because of a knee…

Thunder stroll past Lonzo-less Lakers 114-90

Throughout the last week, Lakers coach Luke Walton has talked about how success for his team is measured in less conventional ways than wins and losses.

Answers sought in death of Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski


Police on Wednesday were interviewing Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski’s friends and people who knew him to try to learn why he apparently took his life.


USC starts to click as injured players return


As far as stability goes, the USC basketball team hasn’t experienced much this season.

Tough decisions loom for Dodgers amid payroll concerns

The foundation of another playoff run is being set in suburban Dallas, where Clayton Kershaw and Yu Darvish have become offseason throwing partners.


In a show of unity, Koreans North and South plan to march together and field a joint Olympic team

In a rare gesture of unity after recent threats of “enveloping fire,” North and South Korea agreed Wednesday to march together under a unified flag during the opening ceremony at next month’s Winter Olympics.

Kings' Jake Muzzin is hopeful he can play Thursday after missing three games with upper-body injury


The streak was and was not a point of pride for Jake Muzzin.

NBA notes: Spurs' Kawhi Leonard out indefinitely because of leg injury


The San Antonio Spurs announced Wednesday that All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard will be out indefinitely as he continues his recovery from a leg injury.


Favorable conditions should yield plenty of low golf scores at CareerBuilder Challenge


It’s a simple formula, really. Take three golf courses in perfect condition, with smooth-as-table-top greens that invite aggressive short-iron shots. Toss in mild, sunny weather and a wide-open tournament field. It all adds up to scores so…

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Wilshire Country Club to host LPGA event in April


Wilshire Country Club will be the site of the LPGA’s return to Los Angeles in April, it was announced Wednesday.


Steve Alford to get a reminder of father-son bond when UCLA takes on Oregon State

Steve Alford is about to get a dual reminder of the family fun he’s been missing this season.

Gay Olympic skater Adam Rippon isn't happy with the choice of Mike Pence to lead U.S. delegation


Figure skater Adam Rippon is not happy with the choice of Vice President Mike Pence to lead the U.S. delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month.


Rams snapper Jake McQuaide named to Pro Bowl for second year in a row


Rams snapper Jake McQuaide has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, marking the second year in a row that the seven-year veteran was named to the NFL’s postseason exhibition.


Dodgers mailbag: Will Yu Darvish be back in 2018?

In 27 days, the pitchers and catchers of the 2018 Dodgers will report to spring training at Camelback Ranch. The position players will join them a few days later. A new season dawns soon, even if it feels like the offseason has yet to…


NBA expected to conclude investigation into Clippers and Rockets incident on Wednesday

The NBA is expected to complete its investigation Wednesday into the incident involving the Clippers and Rockets in which several Houston players entered the Clippers’ locker-room area following Monday night’s game at Staples Center,…


NBA: Anthony Davis scores 45 to snap Celtics’ streak

Anthony Davis had 45 points and 16 rebounds to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 116-113 overtime victory at Boston on Tuesday night, ending the Celtics’ seven-game winning streak.

College basketball roundup: North Carolina has Clemson’s number


Graduate transfer Cameron Johnson scored a season-high 21 points to help No. 15 North Carolina hold off No. 20 Clemson 87-79 on Tuesday night, preserving its perfect all-time home record against the Tigers.

Tennis: Wozniacki rallies to survive and advance at Australian Open

Second-ranked Caroline Wozniacki fended off two match points and rallied from 5-1 down to win the last six games in the third set and avoid a second-round upset at the Australian Open.


College football: Bryce Love returning for senior season at Stanford


Heisman Trophy runner-up and Doak Walker Award winner Bryce Love is returning to Stanford for his senior season.



Recently signed forward J.T. Brown appears to be a good fit with the Ducks

Coach Randy Carlyle expects a tough brand of hockey, and that’s evident in the composition of the roster built by general manager Bob Murray.