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

By Brian Martin|

Wolf: Can anyone unseat USC in the Pac-12?

The Pacific-12 Conference morphed into the Big Two and everyone else based on Tuesday’s preseason media poll, which picked USC and Washington as the overwhelming favorites to win their divisions. The Trojans received 28 votes to win the ...

By Scott Wolf|


  • 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|

  • Dodgers

    Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw hopes to ‘get back quick’ from back injury

    LOS ANGELES >> Three days after going on the DL with a back injury for the second consecutive season, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw said it was a “big relief” when an examination showed it wasn’t the same herniated disc that sent him to the sidelines for 75 days last season. But this injury (a lower back strain) will sideline Kershaw for an undetermined length of time. He denied that any timetable has been placed on his return. “There’s no...

    Bill Plunkett

  • Mixed martial arts

    UFC 214: Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones get in final digs

    In what should be the final time light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and No. 1 contender Jon Jones trade barbs for all to hear before UFC 214, it was business as usual for the bitter foes Wednesday. Three days before their highly anticipated rematch at Honda Center, the two didn’t disappoint at a press conference at The Novo at L.A. Live. At the very least, the two had a tame yet tense faceoff at the end of the event. With UFC President Dana White putting his arms...

    Brian Martin

  • 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

  • Galaxy

    Galaxy, Jonathan dos Santos nearing deal

    There was one dos Santos brother (Giovani) on the field during Wednesday’s training session for the Galaxy. There’s a good chance there soon will be another. The Galaxy is in discussions to bring Jonathan dos Santos, 27, Giovani’s brother, to Major League Soccer to become the club’s third designated player. Ives Galarcep of reported Tuesday that the deal was done. The Galaxy denied the completion of the deal, but all signs point to...

    By Damian Calhoun @DamianCalhoun on Twitter|

  • Los Angeles Rams

    Miller: Rams are back and so is football like it hasn’t been in years

    The same day UCLA participated in Pac-12 media day. One day before USC appears at Pac-12 media day. Two days before the Rams veterans report. Three days before the Los Angeles Chargers, rookies and veterans, report. Now would be a good time to remember that the John Johnson who plays defensive back for the Rams is not the same John Johnson who plays defensive back for the Bruins. But the Max Tuerk who plays center for the Chargers is the same Max Tuerk who...

    By Jeff Miller @jeffmillerocr on Twitter IRVINE >> On Wednesday, the Rams rookies reported to training camp.|

  • College football

    Pac-12: Inglewood, Las Vegas among future options for championship game site

    LOS ANGELES — The Pac-12 championship game will, for now, remain at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The conference announced Wednesday that it had reached an extension for the northern California stadium to continue hosting the title game through the 2019 season. Levi’s Stadium has served as the site since 2014. It opened that year primarily to house the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers. But could the Pac-12 ultimately move its championship game...

    By Joey Kaufman @joeyrkaufman on Twitter|

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