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.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Barry Zito pitched the San Francisco Giants back into the NL championship series, dominating into the eighth inning of a 5-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night that narrowed their deficit to 3-2.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Carpenter always tries to stay ready, keeping an assortment of gloves nearby. That's his job.
This season has been a learning experience for two local golfers.
While Max Homa and Jason Gore are having success on the Web.com Tour, Saugus High graduate Nick Delio has his sights set on it.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Zack Greinke is getting tripped up by first innings.
HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Rory McIlroy looks as if he has just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Kobe Bryant says he's "scared" about his future after basketball, although he's embracing the challenge of finding something that he can be as passionate about as sports.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Holliday homered and doubled with three RBIs, and Lance Lynn won his third straight start for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
Carlos Boozer is headed to the Lakers' crowded frontcourt after Los Angeles made the winning bid for the veteran forward waived by the Chicago Bulls via the amnesty clause.
SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) - Because of doping's ravages on cycling, it's natural for suspicion to fall on Vincenzo Nibali, who led the Tour de France on Thursday for a 10th time in 12 stages.
Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League's 5-3 victory.
HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open.
OYONNAX, France (AP) - Sitting on a roadside guard rail, wincing and rubbing his lower back, Andrew Talansky looked ready to quit the Tour de France in the middle of Stage 11. The Tour's Web site and French TV commentators said his race was over. So did some English-language Twitterati.
At Royal Liverpool Golf Club
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the show honoring the year's best performances Wednesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball's national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits.
HOYLAKE, England (AP) - Tiger Woods will have Angel Cabrera and Henrik Stenson when he opens his major championship season Thursday in the British Open.