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Mikey Garcia says he would be willing to meet Miguel Cotto in Cotto's farewell fight

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Miguel Cotto was hoping to have either Gennady Golovkin or Canelo Alvarez available for his farewell fight Dec. 2 at Madison Square Garden, but those two fighters seems headed for a rematch. So unbeaten lightweight champion Mikey Garcia…

Wednesday, Sep 20

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Podcast | Fearsome Twosome: A short week before a Thursday night matchup with the 49ers

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The Rams will not go undefeated this season following their 27-20 loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Chargers offensive tackle Chris Hairston is out for the season with an illness

The Chargers placed reserve tackle Chris Hairston on the non-football illness list Wednesday and announced that the six-year veteran from Clemson will sit out the rest of the season.

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L.A. Times' Sam Farmer predicts the Rams will beat the 49ers 23-16 in Thursday night football

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NFL Thursday night; RAMS (1-1) AT; SAN FRANCISCO (0-2); When: 5:15 p.m. PDT, Ch. 4 and NFL Network.

Still no timetable for the return of Kings' Marian Gaborik following offseason knee procedure

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Marian Gaborik’s recovery from an offseason knee procedure is progressing, but the Kings’ forward said Wednesday there’s no timetable for his return.

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Judge Adalaide Byrd expected to be sidelined for the rest of 2017 following Golovkin-Alvarez scorecard

Adalaide Byrd, the Nevada fight judge who turned in a highly criticized scorecard favoring Canelo Alvarez in his Saturday night draw against middleweight boxing champion Gennady Golovkin, is expected to be sidelined from the Oct. 7 UFC…

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Kevin Durant says he hasn't been able to eat or sleep since posting disparaging tweets about the Thunder

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Kevin Durant says he hasn’t been able to sleep or eat since his disparaging tweets about his former coach Billy Donovan and most of his former Oklahoma City teammates became national news earlier this week.

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Jake LaMotta, boxer profiled in 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

Jake LaMotta, a brawling middleweight champion whose epic battles with Sugar Ray Robinson defined non-heavyweight boxing in the 1940s and early ’50s, has died, his fiancee said Wednesday. He was 95.

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Douglas Lima-Rory MacDonald Bellator title fight coming to the Forum on Jan. 20

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Bellator MMA will return to the Forum on Jan. 20 by flexing the strength of its deep welterweight division, matching champion Douglas Lima against former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald.

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Red-hot Indians prove too hot to handle for Angels

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This is what awaits them. If the Angels are to complete their quest and qualify for the postseason, they will have to win games like this one.

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Terry Francona is at the heart of the Indians' success

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There was so much to like about the Cleveland Indians’ 22-game winning streak. There was the magnetism of Francisco Lindor, the excellence of Corey Kluber, the dramatics of Jay Bruce, the revival of Carlos Santana, the slugging of Edwin…

Sharks rout Ducks 5-0 in preseason opener

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In San Jose, Aaron Dell recorded a 24-save shutout for the Sharks.

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Pedro Baez unravels in Dodgers' 6-2 loss to the Phillies

Dave Roberts could not have engineered a softer landing. In the seventh inning of the Dodgers’ 6-2 loss to Philadelphia on Tuesday, Roberts sent Pedro Baez to protect a one-run lead against the No. 7, No. 8 and No. 9 hitters of a last…

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One of USC's best options at receiver isn't actually a receiver

USC’s coaches thought Texas had sniffed out their play call on the Trojans’ final drive of regulation on Saturday. The plan was for Sam Darnold to throw a pass up the middle of the field to Velus Jones Jr., a slot receiver that USC had…

Around college football: Baylor gets back 1,000-yard rusher and two defenders

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Baylor will get a boost for its Big 12 opener Saturday against No. 3 Oklahoma with the season debuts of 1,000-yard rusher Terence Williams and two defenders who were expected to be starters.

Rams running back Todd Gurley happily hurdling the criticism he heard after last year

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After a season-long absence from highlight reels in 2016, Todd Gurley is on a constant loop on television and social media this week.

MLB: Royals' Alex Gordon hits MLB's record-setting 5,694th home run of season

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Kansas City's Alex Gordon broke Major League Baseball's season home run record with 12 days to spare, hitting the 5,694th long ball of 2017 on Tuesday night.

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What a coincidence: With pitching moves, Angels save on bonuses

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Whether by coincidence or design, the Angels put themselves into position to save at least $750,000 with the way they ordered their pitchers in a win over Texas on Friday.

Donor of $10 million to have name put on hedges of Rose Bowl field

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A Rose Bowl by any other name would keep college football’s most iconic venue viable for decades to come.

Brotherly love will be put aside as Matt and Mike LaFleur coach on opposite sides when Rams face 49ers

It’s a problem a mother is proud to have, one that with a little creativity is easily solved.

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Previous setbacks have made this season's breakout performance that much sweeter for UCLA receiver Darren Andrews

Sometimes, Darren Andrews wonders where he might be without all the setbacks.

L.A. fans don't just give their devotion, teams have to earn it

Two weeks into the NFL season, Los Angeles has two teams with a combined one victory, yet it seems the biggest criticism is being leveled at all those people with the audacity to ignore them.

Chargers look to lock down victories after coming apart at the end of games

On the drive to and from the Chargers’ practice facility, there’s a big blue reminder of their situation through the first two weeks of the season.

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NFL: Browns put receiver Corey Coleman on injured reserve after surgery

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman has been placed on injured reserve after having surgery on his broken right hand.

New Jersey Devils' Brian Boyle diagnosed with cancer, but expects to keep playing

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New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle has been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of bone-marrow cancer that the team's doctor said can largely be treated with medication.

Kings try to soak up trip to China and preseason games with the Canucks

Certain sights and sounds associated with the Kings will be missing when they play the Vancouver Canucks in China.

UCLA and USC finalize 2017-18 basketball schedules

The UCLA and USC basketball teams on Tuesday each released game dates and times for the upcoming basketball season, and each will have every game televised on an ESPN channel, FS1, Pac-12 Networks or CBS.

Dodgers to give Kenta Maeda, Hyun-Jin Ryu chance to make postseason roster as relievers

During the final two weeks of the season, the Dodgers plan to audition Kenta Maeda and Hyun-Jin Ryu for spots in the postseason bullpen, manager Dave Roberts said.

Tuesday, Sep 19

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Galaxy injury list continues to grow ahead of Atlanta United match

Think it’s hard to get an appointment with your family doctor? Try getting in to see one of the Galaxy’s team physicians. The training room has been so busy this season, it’s best to leave a number and hope someone calls you back.