LAKE FOREST – By next month, the sights and sounds of construction will be replaced by the thwack of baseball bats, shrill tweet of referees’ whistles and laughter of children playing at the new Lake Forest Sports Park.
LOS ANGELES – This was the moment Marcus Rios imagined during those long mornings in his room on the top floor of UCLA Medical Center, laying on his couch and listening to the sound of whistles on Spaulding Field, which sat just outside his window...
SAN FRANCISCO – On the rooftop deck at Pac-12 Network studios, where his second season unofficially began with Thursday’s media day, UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford and his only scholarship senior, Norman Powell, are holding court over lunch,...
LOS ANGELES – The Internet loved it.
In the first half of the Clippers’ 108-105 win over Phoenix at Staples Center on Wednesday, Hedo Turkoglu shook loose from Anthony Tolliver, sending Tolliver to the floor, before hitting a...
Jeanie Buss fired back Thursday at anonymous league sources who in an ESPN The Magazine story blamed Kobe Bryant for the Lakers' inability to attract top free agents last summer.
The media covering Pac-12 basketball aren't expecting much out of UCLA and USC.
The media picked the Bruins to finish fourth and the Trojans 10th in the annual preseason poll.
ONTARIO – Byron Scott apparently has seen all he needs to know that Kobe Bryant will be ready for his 19th and second-to-last NBA season. So he gave the Lakers star the final two exhibition games off, starting with Wednesday’s game against...
LOS ANGELES – Peace would be knowing you had a permanent place in the starting lineup. Peace would be knowing your marriage was going to last forever. Peace would be living a life unaffected by bigotry.
EL SEGUNDO – Slava Voynov’s lawyer claimed Wednesday that the Kings defenseman, accused of domestic violence, did not hit or strike the woman involved in the incident and that “there is no crime here.” In a phone interview, lawyer Craig...
We love to ascribe lessons learned in sports to other aspects of life, probably because it’s easy to do so in many cases.
It’s why athletes are still role models to so many people, children and adults alike, despite overwhelming evidence that...
LOS ANGELES – After three days of off-ice drama involving Slava Voynov, the Kings no doubt welcomed the chance to play a game Thursday night, particularly one against the Buffalo Sabres.
DENVER – Two and a half weeks ago the Chargers were riding a wave of momentum. Now they find themselves gasping for air, trying to survive long enough to get to their bye week.
LOS ANGELES – Colorado has protected its quarterback, sophomore Sefo Liufau, far better than UCLA has protected junior Brett Hundley.
The Buffaloes have the 12-26 advantage over the Bruins in terms of sacks allowed this season.
LOS ANGELES – When USC’s defense was struggling earlier this season, Coach Steve Sarkisian sought to simplify things. He challenged the defense to stop “the obvious,” and the Trojans generally have done that the past four weeks.
The Dodgers' season ended two weeks ago but left-hander Clayton Kershaw's name is going to come up a lot in the weeks ahead.
Kershaw's remarkable 2014 season is certain to land numerous awards for the Dodgers' ace.
ANAHEIM – We were in Detroit, inside venerable and ancient Joe Louis Arena, where the tradition is so thick that it sticks to the walls, as surely as your shoes there stick to the floor.
DENVER – It is a marquee matchup in Denver on Thursday. Denver (5-1) vs. the Chargers (5-2). Peyton Manning vs. Philip Rivers. Probably professional football’s best team against, until last week, its hottest.
KANSAS CITY – Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants’ brilliant bullpen and even the World Series.
LOS ANGELES – A week after finally jump-starting its pass rush with three sacks against Cal, UCLA’s rejuvenated defensive front won’t have to wait long for its progress to be tested again.
LOS ANGELES – Police in Las Vegas are investigating a man’s complaint that Blake Griffin attacked him during an argument over a photo taken while Clippers players partied at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub, authorities said Wednesday.
ANAHEIM – Ryan Getzlaf tries to get him the puck as much as possible, if almost to a fault. Cam Fowler tries to get it away from him and sees it often can be a fruitless endeavor.
LAS VEGAS – Steve Nash was as optimistic as he had been in his Lakers tenure. He executed his meticulously rehearsed pregame routine with surgeon-like focus, crouching at the free throw line and rotating his torso side to side while younger...
SAN FRANCISCO – In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson was given the chance to speak to his team.
Steve Nash finally gave up the fight to get back onto the court after battling nerve issues in his back and legs the past two years and will sit out this season, the Lakers announced Thursday.
El Toro's high powered offensive secret is finally revealed.
Jonathan Khamis travels to El Toro High School and hears voices in his head.
These voices lead to the unveiling of the Chargers' high powered offense.
KANSAS CITY, MO. – Banished to the bullpen and absent from the mound since the regular season, Tim Lincecum returned Wednesday night with the Giants trailing the Royals by five runs in the seventh inning.
ANAHEIM – The goaltending battle that was supposed to materialize for the Ducks has not and will not if Frederik Andersen continues to resemble an impenetrable moving wall.
Pucks simply aren’t getting by the big and athletic Danish netminder...
CHARGERS (5-2) AT BRONCOS (5-1)
5:25 p.m., Sports Authority Field at Mile High
TV: KCBS/2, NFL Network
Radio: KLAC/570, KWKW/1330, KATY/101.3, KNWZ/94.3, KSPA/1510
Line: Broncos by 71/2
Against the spread: San Diego 5-2, Denver 3-3.
LOS ANGELES – USC linebacker Anthony Sarao has played more than 200 snaps the past two weeks, including special teams and plays nullified by penalty. He’s in great physical shape.
Slava Voynov’s lawyer claimed Wednesday morning that the Kings defenseman, accused of domestic violence, did not punch the woman involved in the incident and that "there is no crime here."
In a phone interview, lawyer Craig Renetzky said he had...