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.
DENVER (AP) - Zack Greinke pitched eight solid innings, Juan Uribe hit the go-ahead single in the ninth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 Thursday night.
CHICAGO (AP) - Leury Garcia did all he could to stay ready, to be prepared when his chance came. When he got it, he sure did deliver.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Cleveland Indians turned an unorthodox triple play that required two replay reviews, and David Murphy broke out of a 1-for-44 slump with three hits in a 10-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) - They captured the eyes and hearts of a suddenly awakened soccer nation, who gathered in unprecedented numbers to watch the world's game.
MOGI DAS CRUZES, Brazil (AP) - Highly physical, probably defensive and anxiety-ridden for sure.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dan Haren pitched one-hit ball over seven innings - a single that was awarded to Michael Bourn after a video review - and rookie Clint Robinson had a pinch-hit RBI single in the seventh as the Los Angeles Dodgers opened their interleague series against the Cleveland Indians with a 1-0 victory on Monday night.
RECIFE, Brazil (AP) - Costa Rica beat Greece in a penalty shootout Sunday to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time after defending with 10 men for nearly an hour.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - After Clayton Kershaw completed a spectacular month on the mound with yet another dominant victory, he struggled to muster much excitement about his performance or even the Los Angeles Dodgers' leap to the top of the standings.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Neither rain nor the Kansas City Royals could stop the Los Angeles Angels from winning again.
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) - Brazil advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday with a 3-2 shootout win over Chile following a tense and thrilling battle that ended 1-1 after extra time.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Zack Greinke became the third NL pitcher to reach double digits in victories, and the Los Angeles Dodgers had four RBI doubles during a six-run second inning to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-1 on Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jhonny Peralta hit a tiebreaking two-run double and Yadier Molina homered, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Tiger Woods never felt so good after playing so badly.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Omar Infante capped a seven-run inning with his first career grand slam, and the Kansas City Royals held on to beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-6 on a rough Friday night for starting pitchers.
NEW YORK (AP) - Andrew Wiggins went No. 1, so he got to make the first pitch.