LOS ANGELES (AP) - The game began with an intense pitcher's duel between Cy Young Award-winning left-handers Clayton Kershaw and Cliff Lee. That lasted for eight innings. It ended four innings later with slugger Matt Kemp doing what he does best.
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Local boxer Said El Harrak was scheduled to fight this Friday for the second time of his career on the Showtime network.
DETROIT (AP) - On this night, Quintin Berry was the best rookie on the field.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ryan Howard homered for his first RBI of the season and Joe Blanton pitched eight effective innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Monday night.
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A frustrating season for the Santa Clarita Blue Heat came to a happy ending on Sunday at Valencia High School, where the Blue Heat beat the crosstown Los Angeles Strikers 4-1.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Less than 24 hours after a game was literally stolen from them in the ninth inning, the Los Angeles Dodgers gave one away to the San Diego Padres with some costly errors that were converted into six unearned runs.
NEW YORK (AP) - With a struggling bullpen and facing a powerful offense perfectly suited for a homer-friendly ballpark, Mike Scioscia is relieved the Angels were able to escape New York with a win.
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The moment the group of American basketball players and coaches stepped off the plane and began walking through the terminal at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, they could feel the eyes of military guards upon them.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pinch-runner Everth Cabrera stole home to tie the game with two out in the ninth inning and Will Venable came around with the winning run when closer Kenley Jansen threw the ball past catcher A.J. Ellis, leading the San Diego Padres to a 7-6 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.
KANSAS CITY - Baseball's star is on the rise in Los Angeles.
An estimated 1,000 skateboarding fans are expected to turn out to the Santa Clarita Skatepark on Saturday for the kick off of the Birdhouse Left Coast Tour, featuring legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk and his Birdhouse team.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Joe Paterno and other top Penn State officials hushed up child sex abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago for fear of bad publicity, allowing the former assistant football coach to prey on other youngsters, according to a scathing report issued Thursday on the scandal.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thaddeus Young scored seven of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, Evan Turner added 22 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped their 13-game road losing streak with a 111-104 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Mike Fisher didn't let this tie last very long.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin scored a season-high 40 points, overcoming early foul trouble and a career-worst eight turnovers to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 98-90 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested on a reckless driving charge for the second time this year after officers clocked him going 110 mph in a 70 mph zone.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Derrick Favors made quite an impression with the first game-winning shot of his career - at any level.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 10 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers held on for a 116-112 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Aaron Rodgers has been cleared to return from a left collarbone injury, just in time to start Sunday for the Packers against the Chicago Bears in a game to decide the NFC North title.
MIAMI (AP) - The only thing that keeps LeBron James up worrying at night is basketball, which simultaneously makes perfect sense and no sense.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers missed having Kobe Bryant out on the court on Christmas Day. Same for LeBron James.
NEW YORK (AP) - If the NBA had a Christmas wish, it might be for a different holiday schedule.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - On a night they cheered "The Catch" and all the San Francisco greats of old, the current 49ers looked ready to move that success right into the future at a flashy new stadium.
PHOENIX (AP) - Gerald Green hit six 3-pointers and scored 22 points, Miles Plumlee grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds, and the Phoenix Suns dominated the paint in a 117-90 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau admitted he "was as nervous as all get out" to be facing his former team Monday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jared Dudley made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 38 seconds remaining in overtime and Chris Paul made five free throws in the final 19 seconds, leading the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 120-116 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Matt Barnes is back playing with the Los Angeles Clippers, and it looked as though he'd never been away.