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Miller: When it comes to generating buzz, Lakers’ Lonzo Ball already among the NBA leaders

By Jeff Miller @jeffmillerOCR on Twitter|

Boxing can be cruel as Daniel Franco can attest

Talking to trainer Al Franco this week about his injured son Daniel brought back a memory Al and I share that makes what happened to Daniel hit home. It was about eight years ago, and I met a friend at Warzone Boxing Club in Rancho Cucamonga, wh...

By Robert Morales|


  • Dodgers

    Struggling Dodgers reliever Sergio Romo is designated for assignment

    LOS ANGELES >> When Dave Roberts sized up the Dodgers’ eighth-inning committee Sunday, he did not mention the one pitcher the team signed in the off-season to cover the eighth inning. His role reduced to an afterthought, Sergio Romo threw four pitches for the Dodgers in July. Thursday, he was designated for assignment to make room for left-handed reliever Grant Dayton, who was activated from the 10-day disabled list. Romo went 1-1 with a 6.12 ERA in 30 games.

    JP Hoornstra

  • Soccer

    George Best - featured on 30 for 30 - sought refuge in Hermosa Beach bar

    There’s a sweet, silly and, in context, rather sad scene in the recent 2017 movie “T2 Trainspotting,” the sequel to the original 20 years later, with Ewan McGregor, Kelly Macdonald and Johnny Lee Miller. They are reliving a well-told urban legend about Manchester United soccer star George Best, but it ultimately leads into the question: Where did it all go wrong? The question continues to be asked, but perhaps it has more...

    Tom Hoffarth

  • Lakers

    Sources: Lakers meet with point guards Derrick Rose and Ian Clark

    The Lakers continued their deliberate approach to free agency by pursuing point guards on one-year deals. The Lakers met with free-agent guards Derrick Rose and Ian Clark on Thursday, according to league sources familiar with the situation. While Rose’s meeting was believed to be lengthy, Clark met with Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka and Coach Luke Walton for 45 minutes, sources said. The Lakers have expressed interest in Clark in recent weeks for various reasons, but no...

    Mark Medina

  • Angels

    Angels’ Parker Bridwell delivers mental toughness

    ANAHEIM >> Parker Bridwell knew he was never one to give up on anything, but on a summer day a few years ago, he made a desperate phone call to his father wanting to do just that. The grind of the minor leagues had gotten to be too much. The struggles were unending, success elusive. Bridwell was ready to go back to Texas and pursue another dream, going to Texas Tech to play quarterback. His father Keith recalled the conversation: “I told him,...

    Jeff Fletcher

  • Soccer

    Gold Cup: Mexico moves into semifinals

    GLENDALE, Ariz. >> A goal by Rodolfo Pizarro just more than three minutes into the game was all the offense Mexico could muster but it was enough for a 1-0 victory over Honduras on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. While its offense bogged down, Mexico survived several near-misses by Honduras in the second half. The victory in front of 37,404 at University of Phoenix Stadium moved Mexico into a semifinal match against Jamaica in the Rose Bowl on...

    The Associated Press|

  • Horse Racing

    Horse racing notes, statistics

    LOS ALAMITOS LEADERS Final standings JOCKEYS / WINS Evin Roman / 13 Mario Gutierrez / 5 Martin Garcia / 4 Tiago Pereira / 4 Laura Werner / 4 TRAINERS / WINS Doug O’Neill / 6 Bob Baffert / 4 Kelly Castaneda / 3 Michael Machowsky / 3 Mike Puype / 3 STAKES SCHEDULE DEL MAR Saturday • $300,000 Grade II San Diego Handicap, 3-year-olds and up 1 1/16 miles • $250,000...


  • Swimming

    China’s diving gold has twist at Swimming World Championship

    BUDAPEST, Hungary >> China claimed another diving gold at the world championships. But it didn’t go to the Olympic champion. Xie Siyi cruised to victory in men’s 3-meter springboard Thursday, giving the powerhouse Chinese team its sixth world title in Budapest. The 21-year-old Xie wasn’t seriously challenged after teammate Cao Yuan, the gold medalist last summer in Rio, botched two straight dives. Assured of victory with his final plunge,...

    The Associated Press|

  • Dodgers

    On deck: Braves at Dodgers, Friday game time, TV channel and starting pitchers

    Braves at Dodgers Where: Dodger Stadium TV: SNLA THE PITCHERS DODGERS LHP ALEX WOOD (12-0, 1.57 ERA) vs. Braves: 0-1, 6.75 ERA At Dodger Stadium: 12-2, 1.67 ERA Hates to face: Matt Kemp, 5 for 11 (.455), home run Loves to face: Sean Rodriguez, 0 for 5, three strikeouts BRAVES RHP AARON BLAIR (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Dodgers: First game against team — J.P. Hoornstra


  • Los Angeles Rams

    Rams add ex-Broncos GM Brian Xanders to front office

    The rebuilding of the Rams’ front office and coaching staff is nearly complete. The latest piece is Brian Xanders, the former Denver Broncos general manager who will join the Rams in a personnel role. The Rams are expected to explain Xanders’ specific role next week, at the start of training camp at UC Irvine, but Xanders will work with General Manager Les Snead, who is entering his sixth season with the Rams and survived after last season’s firing of Coach Jeff...

    By Rich Hammond @Rich_Hammond on Twitter|

  • British Open Golf

    British Open: Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka lead early

    SOUTHPORT, England >> The wind off the Irish Sea pushed away the rain clouds and bathed Royal Birkdale in sunshine, Stars and Stripes. The British Open began Thursday with an All-American flavor. Jordan Spieth, chomping away on gum as he watched one putt after another pour into the center of the cup, worked some bunker magic of his own late in the round to keep his card filled only with birdies and pars for a 5-under 65. U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka, with no...

    By Doug Ferguson The Associated Press|

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