EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Pau Gasol got home from the game and read about it on Twitter, while Dwight Howard got a midnight message on his BlackBerry. They shared most Los Angeles Lakers fans' mix of surprise, trepidation and anticipation.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marqise Lee showed up in coach Lane Kiffin's office 45 minutes before kickoff with swollen cheeks and irritated eyes from an allergic reaction.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol have raised enough championship trophies to realize they really shouldn't be getting excited about any win in the first week of November.
LOS ANGELES - Last week, USC's hopes of playing for a national championship were all but washed away with a loss to Arizona.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Dwight Howard's 33 points and 14 rebounds were not enough for the Los Angeles Lakers in a 116-106 loss to the inspired Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Darren Collison scored 17 points, Brandan Wright added 14, and the Dallas Mavericks spoiled the Lakers debuts of Dwight Howard and Steve Nash with a 99-91 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
DETROIT (AP) - Marco Scutaro singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Sunday night to complete a four-game sweep and win their second World Series title in three years.
It was the first of its kind in the Santa Clarita Valley.
DETROIT (AP) - OK, so even Bruce Bochy has to grudgingly admit that his San Francisco Giants are on a World Series roll.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A roly-poly Kung Fu Panda outslugged the Triple Crown winner. An October outcast outpitched the Cy Young ace.
In the United States of America in 2008 and 2009, Collin Keoshian was the biggest fish in the smallest pond of prep football - 8-man football.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In a postseason full of twists and turns, the San Francisco Giants are headed back to the World Series after a big comeback against the defending champs.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ryan Vogelsong and these San Francisco Giants sure have become adept at saving their season.
LOS ANGELES - Matt Barkley and Robert Woods, welcome to the USC record books.
Canyons Aquatics Club has become synonymous with the success of Santa Clarita Valley swimming in the past few years.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Hitting a tough shot over one of the NBA's best defenders is a boost to any ego. For Kobe Bryant, it's a sign he's getting back to his own personal standard.
DETROIT (AP) - The Anaheim Ducks used a fast start to stay on a roll.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored 27 points, hitting 11 of 15 free throws, and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the San Antonio Spurs 115-92 Monday night, 48 hours after completing a seven-game road trip.
ATLANTA (AP) - DeMarre Carroll shadowed Kobe Bryant from one end of the court to the other, leading Atlanta's defensive effort that eventually wore down the Lakers and their star.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Teemu Selanne followed Paul Kariya's instructions and got dirty to end his 19-game goal drought.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks were coming off an ugly loss, and they had the surging Los Angeles Kings coming to town for a rematch of last season's Western Conference finals.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - This was more like the Kobe Bryant the Los Angeles Lakers are accustomed to seeing.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Chris Paul had 38 points and 12 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers shared the ball impeccably Saturday night as they wrapped up a tougher-than-it-should've-been East Coast road trip with a 113-97 win over the Washington Wizards.
OTTAWA (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings' fast start was too much for the Ottawa Senators.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Three games into his comeback from injury, Kobe Bryant remains a work in progress for the Los Angeles Lakers.
NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett share a championship with Doc Rivers and a bond that didn't break when they ended up on opposite coasts.
TORONTO (AP) - Four games, four wins, two shutouts and three goals allowed. Martin Jones is off to quite a start in the NHL.
BOSTON (AP) - Doc Rivers picked up another win in Boston.