DETROIT (AP) - Matt Ryan got what he wanted, helping the Atlanta Falcons win a game they needed to earn home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Paul had 24 points and 13 assists to help the Los Angeles Clippers, for decades synonymous with long losing streaks, break a 38-year-old franchise record with their 12th consecutive victory Friday night, 97-85 over the Sacramento Kings.
College football's postseason, also known as bowl season, has already begun.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Matt Barnes scored 21 points, Blake Griffin had 18 points and 11 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers routed the cold-shooting Milwaukee Bucks 111-85 on Saturday night for their ninth consecutive victory.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Holiday Tour will stop at Westfield Valencia Town Center today.
WASHINGTON (AP) - All smiles after an all-too-rare victory, Kobe Bryant got a locker-room visit from Attorney General Eric Holder, who wanted to know how the Los Angeles Lakers' point-guard-by-default was holding up.
NEW YORK (AP) - Carmelo Anthony scored 22 of his 30 points in the first quarter, and the New York Knicks held on after he departed with a sprained left ankle to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 116-107 on Thursday night in coach Mike D'Antoni's return to Madison Square Garden.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Chris Paul isn't sure when the Los Angeles Clippers will lose again.
CLEVELAND (AP) - There had to be a low point. The Los Angeles Lakers can only hope they've reached it.
Join local runners and hikers Saturday, Dec. 8 for the sixth annual holiday scaling of The Beast to benefit the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry.
HOUSTON (AP) - UCLA coach Ben Howland couldn't hold back a wide grin as he praised his trio of freshman stars.
NEW YORK (AP) - Johnny Football just got himself a way cooler nickname: Johnny Heisman.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant had 36 points, Russell Westbrook scored 27 of his 33 in the first half to stake Oklahoma City to a commanding lead and the Thunder beat the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers 114-108 Friday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - After overwhelming another overmatched division rival, Peyton Manning and the streaking Denver Broncos can turn their attention to much more meaningful opponents.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Before Kobe Bryant had even turned in his latest dominant performance, NBA Commissioner David Stern sought him out to offer a congratulatory hand shake for the extraordinary scoring milestone the Lakers star was about to surpass.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles have a knack for winning in extra innings, and it has nothing to do with luck.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Manager Don Mattingly hardly considers a late-July sweep in San Francisco a turning point to put his Dodgers in the driver's seat atop the NL West.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy.
ANAHEIM (AP) - After a weekend filled with mostly miserable swings, David Freese surprised his teammates, the Angel Stadium fireworks crew and even himself when he hit a tiebreaking homer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Efren Navarro hit his first major league homer off Justin Verlander, and Matt Shoemaker combined with two relievers on a four-hitter as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 4-0 Saturday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Clayton Kershaw pitched a two-hitter to win his ninth straight decision, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Dan Haren's promising spring has morphed into a troubling summer. At this point, even he isn't sure when it is going to stop.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Miguel Gonzalez took a two-hit shutout into the eighth inning, Jonathan Schoop homered and J.J. Hardy hit two RBI doubles to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Clint Hurdle watched rookie Gregory Polanco scuffle for the better part of two weeks before giving the talented but raw right fielder a needed night off on Monday.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Adam Jones hit a pair of two-run homers, including a tiebreaking shot in the sixth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 Monday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven strong innings, Adrian Gonzalez reached base five times and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night.
Fox Sports is reporting that Saugus High graduate and Oakland A's pitcher Tommy Milone has asked to be traded.
This season has been a learning experience for two local golfers.