WASHINGTON (AP) - Matt Kemp scored a phantom run early, then hit a go-ahead homer in the ninth inning - right after Washington rallied with a six-run eighth - and the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers grabbed a 7-6 victory Wednesday night for a doubleheader split that prevented the Nationals from sewing up a playoff berth.
ANAHEIM (AP) - Jered Weaver earned his 100th victory, Chris Iannetta had a two-run single and scored on a wild pitch during a crazy eight-run rally in the fourth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels moved up in the AL playoff race with an 11-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.
Santa Clarita Valley resident and Wisconsin native William Povletich will sign copies of his book, "Green Bay Packers - Trials, Triumphs, and Tradition on Saturday at Barnes and Noble in Valencia.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jon Jay hit a go-ahead RBI double during a three-run 12th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals split of a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, beating them 5-2 on Sunday and regaining undisputed possession of the second NL wild card spot.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Los Angeles bullpen had no room for error the final 3 1-3 innings Sunday. The Angels also have no margin for error in the final 15 games of the season if they hope to make the playoffs.
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) - The Lakers have been giving playoff-contending teams more trouble over the past week than clubs that are way out of contention - like themselves.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu did his part for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The left-hander handed over a lead to his bullpen.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Even after three games and a cross-country flight in the previous five days, the Los Angeles Kings came out roaring at home with a three-goal first period against Winnipeg.
HOUSTON (AP) - Things did not look good for the Los Angeles Clippers early in Saturday night's game against Houston.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Playing through an earthquake that was felt in the ballpark, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Angels 5-4 in 10 innings Friday night after rookie Joc Pederson hit a tying home run in the eighth.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - In a rare season of losing in Los Angeles, discombobulated Lakers fans have taken to dreaming about Kevin Love in purple and gold. They see him as the savior, the young star they need to carry the franchise forward and help Kobe Bryant restore the team's pride.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Howie Kendrick singled home two runs in a four-run seventh inning, offsetting a pair of solo homers by Hanley Ramirez and leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night in the opener of their Freeway Series.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Andrew Cogliano scored the go-ahead goal at 14:41 of the third period as the Anaheim Ducks picked up an important two points with a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Every point matters more than ever to Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, who are part of a logjam in the Eastern Conference - and on the outside of the playoff race, looking in, at the moment.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Xavier Henry scored 22 points, Nick Young hit five 3-pointers while scoring 20 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers dropped a franchise-record 51 points in the third quarter of their 127-96 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Los Angeles Kings improved their play after blowing a two-goal lead on the road. A little experience goes a long way.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Doc Rivers and Larry Drew both got new coaching jobs this season. Needless to say, the Los Angeles Clippers dealt Rivers a much better hand that his counterpart received in Milwaukee.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jordan Hill did it at both ends of the court Sunday night against the Orlando Magic, putting together his own personal highlight reel in a season during which there haven't been many of those for himself or the Los Angeles Lakers.
SYDNEY (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers felt right at home in their season-opening series Down Under.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The only thing better than breaking someone's franchise record is being able to talk about it with that player right after it happened.