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Enormous talent and oversized personality makes Zlatan Ibrahimovic perfect for Los Angeles


If this doesn’t work, if Zlatan Ibrahimovic fails to take the Galaxy out of the shadows of this city’s sporting landscape, the soccer franchise might as well not sign another big-name foreign player. Because if Ibrahimovic can’t make Los…

Galaxy sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic to come and dominate Major League Soccer


A little more than a decade ago, the Galaxy lured David Beckham to Southern California from one of Europe’s top soccer clubs, a move that changed the direction of the sport in the U.S. forever.


What to watch for in international soccer this weekend


The world’s top leagues are all taking the week off, clearing the way for the 32 national teams that have qualified for the World Cup (sorry, U.S.) to prepare for this summer’s tournament in Russia. But while this weekend’s games will all…


Matt Kemp gets closer to opening day assignment for Dodgers

A curious message was inked on the cardboard box in front of Matt Kemp’s locker, less than 48 hours before the Dodgers were set to depart from Camelback Ranch. All around the room, the players loaded their gear into boxes. Only Kemp's…



Enrique Hernandez homers in Dodgers' win over Angels 4-3


The Dodgers beat the Angels, 4-3, at Camelback Ranch. The Dodgers are 14-13-1 in Cactus League play. The Angels are 12-16 in Cactus League play.

NBA: Crowd sparce at Kings-Hawks game after protesters block entrace to Golden 1 Center


Justin Jackson scored 11 of his season-high 20 points in the third quarter and the host Sacramento Kings beat the Atlanta Hawks 105-90 in a game that was delayed due to protesters who were locked arm-in-arm surrounding entrances to Golden…


Anze Kopitar scores four goals in Kings' 7-1 victory over Avalanche

Audible sounds of appreciation descended onto the ice, as if Pepsi Center the crowd couldn’t believe what was happening.

Lakers set to sign Travis Wear for the rest of the season

The Lakers are planning to sign Travis Wear for the rest of the season Friday, the day after his 10-day contract expires.

NCAA women: Stanford hopes another upset is in the cards


The NCAA tournament just wouldn’t feel the same for Stanford if the Cardinal weren’t playing in the Lexington Region in Kentucky.

Angels expect Shohei Ohtani to make MLB debut against Oakland Athletics


If the Angels stick to their plan with Shohei Ohtani, he’ll be making his big-league pitching debut without much big-league exposure.

Lonzo Ball is cold beyond the arc in Lakers' 128-125 loss to Pelicans


In the postgame locker room at the Smoothie King Center, Lonzo Ball sat before his locker, reliving what had just happened.


Cameron Smith's return to USC keeps Trojans' culture intact

The decision was easy, though it wasn’t the choice he expected to make.

Michigan runs wild over Texas A&M 99-72 to reach Elite Eight

Michigan forward Moritz Wagner was running so hard while driving for a layup in the game’s opening minutes that his momentum carried him a couple of steps past the basket stanchion after he absorbed a foul.

Mexico begins World Cup preparations with its eyes on the big prize


Mexico has qualified for the last seven World Cups, something only five other nations have done. El Tri, however, is the only one of the teams that was eliminated in the fourth game each time.


Dwight Howard suspended for one game after picking up 16th technical in 30-30 game


Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard was suspended for Thursday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies after picking up his 16th technical foul this season.

Ryan Garcia's first-round KO win lands him on Golovkin-Alvarez PPV card

Ryan Garcia has leaned on his charm to attract a flood of supporters to the unbeaten Victorville fighter’s bouts, and he played that up Thursday.

Nevada commission summons reps of Canelo, Golovkin to Las Vegas meeting


The Nevada Athletic Commission has summoned Canelo Alvarez’s promoter, Eric Gomez, and Gennady Golovkin’s representative, Tom Loeffler, to a meeting in Las Vegas on Friday.

NCAA Mark Emmert talks about a potential Final Four in L.A. and the bribery and corruption case in college basketball


Down a dimly lighted corridor at Staples Center and past the door with the “For NCAA use” sign warning off passersby, Mark Emmert relaxed in a black leather chair.


UCLA will have to deal with a mirror image of itself in Texas in the Sweet 16

Having reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament for an unprecedented third straight year, the UCLA women’s basketball team is determined to make more history against Texas in the semifinals of the Kansas City Regional.

Rams agree to terms with linebacker Ramik Wilson on one-year contract

As the Rams wait for a decision from free-agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, they made a move Thursday to address a need at inside linebacker.

Track meet at USC brings together the five women coaching the men's and women's teams at major programs

He remembers the day she sat in his living room, recruiting him to compete for USC.

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A look at the state basketball championship games on Friday


Here’s a capsulized look at the CIF state basketball finals on Friday at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento.

Kings coach and GM applaud upcoming change regarding goalie interference reviews

The Kings have been involved in their share of goalie interference calls this season, often not in their favor. Coach John Stevens has repeatedly said that he doesn’t know what the rule is anymore, and other coaches have expressed…


Players-only meeting helped spark Clippers' much-needed win over Bucks

Even coach Doc Rivers was moved by the way his three leaders handled a delicate situation during these adverse times for the Clippers.

Up next for the Ducks: Friday at Winnipeg


Update: The Ducks matched their season-best winning streak Wednesday with a 4-0 victory over the Calgary Flames, their fourth consecutive win. The game kicked off a four-game swing through western Canada and now the Ducks head...


Jeff Gordon mulls match race against Darrell Waltrip in Martinsville


He is juggling post-retirement life quite fabulously, mixing in broadcast duties for Fox Sports, working with his former sponsor Axalta and hands-on duties as a partner in Hendrick Motorsports.

Johnny Manziel throws in front of 13 NFL teams at San Diego's pro day


Johnny Manziel threw in front of a reported 13 NFL teams Thursday when he participated in the University of San Diego’s pro day.


How to find the shade at Dodger Stadium

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The Dodgers will play 12 day games at home this year, and because this is Los Angeles, it's likely those days will be hot and sunny. That doesn't mean you have to sit and sweat. Knowing the shadiest area of the stadium for each time of…

Five takeaways from the Clippers' win over Milwaukee


Here are some things we learned from the Clippers' 127-120 win over the Bucks in Milwaukee on Wednesday night.