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USC season-ticket holders and the true cost of Coliseum renovations

By Joey Kaufman @joeyrkaufman on Twitter|

Dodgers’ Brandon McCarthy latest to challenge big, bad Cubs

LOS ANGELES >> Alex Wood was somewhere in the visiting bullpen. Brandon McCarthy was reassembling his body. Neither was a key figure in the events of Oct. 22, 2016, when Wrigley Field throbbed with “Go Cubs Go,” and people st...

By Mark Whicker|


  • Hockey

    Laviolette, Sullivan meet in 1st all-US coaches Cup Final

    Hockey history will be made for American coaches in the Stanley Cup Final. The Cup has been handed out 89 times to the champion of the NHL since 1927. For the first time, two American coaches will face off in the final when the Nashville Predators’ Peter Laviolette goes up against the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Mike Sullivan. It’s just the seventh time the Cup will be won by a U.S.-born coach. “Having two American coaches lead their team in the Stanley...

    By Stephen Whyno The Associated Press|

  • Motorsports

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. seeks breakthrough in Charlotte

    CONCORD, N.C. >> Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s first childhood memories of Cup Series racing come from Charlotte Motor Speedway. He remembers watching his famous father Dale Sr. tear up the track. He ran plastic Richard Petty and Cale Yarborough cars down a nearby dusty hill. He recalls his days as a teenager, breaking into the track with buddies and hotwiring golf carts until they were chased off by approaching headlights. It’s the place where he’d finish...

    The Associated Press|

  • Motorsports

    All eyes on Alonso in a wide-open field

    INDIANAPOLIS >> One of IndyCar’s all-time greats will lead the field to green at the Indianapolis 500. All eyes, though, will be one row behind Scott Dixon as Fernando Alonso makes his debut in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Alonso has never raced on an oval before, never raced an Indy car and hasn’t done a rolling start in 20 years — and that was in a go-kart. So, yeah, Alonso lingered long after all the other competitors in the...

    By Jenna Fryer The Associated Press|

  • Dodgers

    Justin Turner, eligible to come off DL Monday, will wait

    LOS ANGELES >> Justin Turner is eligible to return from the disabled list on Monday. The Dodgers, though, will not activate the veteran third baseman. Turner, who was placed on the 10-day DL on May 19 for a Grade I strained right hamstring, will need at least one minor league rehabilitation assignment before he returns to the major-league club, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Saturday. “We’re not going to rush him at all,” Roberts...

    By Joey Kaufman @joeyrkaufman on Twitter|

  • Angels

    Derby for Trout? ‘Probably not’

    MIAMI >> When Mike Trout makes his next appearance at Marlins Park, don’t expect to see him in the Home Run Derby. “I don’t think so, probably not,” Trout said Saturday, when asked if he was planning to participate in the annual slugger showcase the day before the All-Star Game, which is in Miami this summer. At this point, it would be news if Trout actually did participate. Although he’s been a player of significant interest at the...

    Jeff Fletcher

  • High school baseball

    Arleta baseball holds off Locke to make L.A. City Division 2 final

    LOS ANGELES >> It had been 10 years since Arleta reached the City Section championship at Dodger Stadium, and pitcher Manny Cardenas couldn’t have his team wait much longer. Cardenas threw a complete game and No. 14 seed Arleta defeated No. 2 Locke 2-1 in the L.A. City Section Division II semifinals at USC to advance to the City championship at Dodger Stadium for the first time since 2007. Arleta will play LACES at 10 a.m. Saturday. “We knew coming out that no...

    By Ethan Hansen Correspondent|

  • High school baseball

    VAAS celebrates program’s first City Section baseball crown

    LOS ANGELES >> As soon as the ball was lifted into the air, VAAS catcher Julian Cardona threw off his mask and took off for the mound for pitcher Erik Godin. “I went to hug him and he pushed me to the ground, It was crazy out there,” Cardona said. Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences celebrated the program’s first L.A. City Section title by beating Sherman Oaks CES 4-3 in the Division III baseball final Friday night at USC’s Dedeaux...

    Tony Ciniglio

  • High school track and field

    De’Anna Nowling, Tara Davis, Robbie Otal lead winners at Masters Meet

    ARCADIA >> For some, the goal of the CIF-SS Masters Meet is do enough to get to the state meet next week in Clovis. For others, a win means just a bit more in the final Southern California meet of the season. Calabasas sophomore De’Anna Nowling took one step further after winning the 100 at Arcadia High on Friday. Once she heard her time of 11.57 seconds, she started dancing at the finish line with youthful emotion. “I didn’t think I’d win...

    Evan Barnes

  • High school baseball

    Campbell Hall baseball prevails over La Canada’s late rally in quarterfinals

    STUDIO CITY >> Campbell Hall pitcher RJ Collins had his outing going smoothly through six innings. But with two outs in the top of the seventh inning, his solid performance was nearly derailed. He was cleated by La Canada catcher Graham Massimo, who legged out an infield single, and was down on the ground for several moments. After being examined by the training staff, Collins managed to stay in the game but wasn’t as effective. “When I first went out, RJ...

    By Ethan Hanson Correspondent @EthanAHanson on Twitter|

  • Track and field

    Brenda Martinez returns from ‘hell’ with winning focus

    EUGENE, Ore. — It was months before Brenda Martinez could bring herself to watch a video replay of last year’s Olympic Trials 800-meter final, her reluctance driven as much by a sense of denial as an unwillingness to relive the worst moment of her career. “I didn’t want to see it and there were a lot of people tagging me in videos,” she said. “I just didn’t want to see it. Eventually Martinez watched the race and has viewed it...

    By Scott M. Reid @sreidocregister on Twitter|

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