LOS ANGELES (AP) - Luis Cruz and the Los Angeles Dodgers are showing the kind of spunk and tenacity that hasn't been seen around Chavez Ravine for quite a while, and now the playoffs aren't such a far-fetched possibility after all. Far from it.
Jeremy Zager, a manager in the communications and broadcasting department for the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, lives in Torrance.
NEW YORK (AP) - The clock struck midnight, and the NHL turned into another sports league closed for business.
PASADENA (AP) - Houston's high-scoring offense never got untracked Saturday night because of a hard-hitting UCLA defense and its own mistakes.
PASADENA - Although Brett Hundley is a freshman quarterback with only two starts under his belt at UCLA, he knows the surprising Bruins already have a concern most of his recent predecessors never faced.
STANFORD - David Shaw sat in a chair speaking to a round table of reporters about his Stanford team's upcoming game against Southern California this week. At the same time, Lane Kiffin was talking to writers on a conference call from Los Angeles when someone asked about the relationship between the young coaches, given the hostility that surrounded their predecessors.
Corby Segal, a Santa Clarita Valley resident, made it all the way to the quarterfinals of the 2012 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship in Lake Forest, Ill. before falling to three-time champion Nathan Smith on Wednesday in match play.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - When Datone Jones broke through the Nebraska line unblocked and pummeled Taylor Martinez into the blue-and-gold turf in the Rose Bowl's end zone, he created much more than a safety for UCLA.
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association released Tuesday its list of 10 student-athletes to earn 2012 Diamond Sports Catcher of the Year honors, and former Hart High catcher Jessica Shults was named the top catcher in NCAA Division I play.
By Signal Staff and wire services
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ian Kennedy pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning and Chris Young hit a two-run homer off Clayton Kershaw to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 Thursday night, snapping a six-game skid.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Barkley's progression at Southern California has taken him from a heralded freshman who sometimes made questionable decisions to one of the best quarterbacks in college football.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jim Mora made no big promises when he took over as UCLA's head coach, vowing only that he would make fans proud.
DENVER (AP) - Joe Blanton pitched effectively into the eighth inning for his first win with the Los Angeles Dodgers and A.J. Ellis hit his first career grand slam in a 10-8 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Mike Krzyzewski is ready to decide who is going with him to Spain.
BOSTON (AP) - Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Clayton Kershaw scattered three hits over eight innings while outdueling Tyson Ross, Justin Turner hit a two-run homer and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Thursday night.
BOSTON (AP) - Garrett Richards lay on the ground for several minutes, his left knee damaged and his season seemingly over.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Alexi Amarista had two hits and drove in a run, Eric Stults combined with three relievers on a six-hitter and the San Diego Padres defeated the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Justin Turner drove in two runs and scored another pair, helping rally the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-6 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night that snapped a three-game skid.
BOSTON (AP) - Kole Calhoun leaped at the low right-field fence to take a three-run homer away from Brock Holt in the second inning.
BOSTON (AP) - Kevin Jepsen hadn't earned a save in nearly two years. He certainly deserved this one, after a clutch strikeout of Boston bopper David Ortiz.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Dodgers were trying to avoid getting swept in a three-game series for the first time this season. Dan Haren was attempting to win three consecutive starts for the first time in over a year.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - It took the Los Angeles Angels 4½ months to catch the Oakland Athletics and move into first place in the American League West.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - On a night when Clayton Kershaw couldn't keep the ball in the ballpark, Milwaukee's Yovani Gallardo held the Los Angeles Dodgers in check and sent the major leagues' ERA leader to his first loss in over 2 1-2 months.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pinch-hitter Lyle Overbay drove in three runs with a two-out double in the eighth inning, rallying the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night in a game between division leaders.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Kole Calhoun is embracing his role leading off for the Los Angeles Angels. And he's doing it well.
ATLANTA (AP) - Despite hitting only .229 in the first 12 games in August, Dee Gordon remained confident in his approach as he refused to make changes that might lead to bad habits.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Jered Weaver pitched into jams and out of trouble in every early inning, waiting for the Los Angeles Angels' slumbering bats to provide some help.