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MLB: Mariners extend stadium lease

The Washington State Major League Baseball Public Facilities District has approved terms of a new 25-year lease with the Seattle Mariners for Safeco Field. Combined with options for two three-year extensions as part of the agreement approved Wednesday, the new lease could keep the Mariners at the...

Dodgers shut out Rockies to earn first series win at Dodger Stadium in a month

Kenta Maeda balled his right hand into a fist and hopped off the mound. A scream escaped his lungs after he executed his 97th pitch of the evening, a well-placed changeup which resulted in his 10th strikeout, ended the sixth inning and erased a threat from the Rockies in a 3-0 Dodgers victory....

Angels' leadoff spot isn't getting the ball rolling

Wednesday marked the 45th time in 49 games this season that the Angels had one of the most dynamic and dangerous hitters in baseball batting second. So how come that with Mike Trout positioned so well, this team still has struggled to score runs recently? Part of the problem is what has been happening...

Angels come out on top of Blue Jays after dramatic ninth inning

Shohei Ohtani hit a tying two-run single in the ninth inning, Andrelton Simmons added another two-run hit and the Los Angeles Angels rallied to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Wednesday night. Toronto turned to Tyler Clippard (4-2) in the ninth to protect a 3-1 lead, but he loaded the bases with...

NHL playoffs: Capitals blank Lightning in Game 7, will face Golden Knights for Stanley Cup

Alex Ovechkin scored early and Andre Burakovsky added two second-period goals to help the Washington Capitals put a decade of playoff frustration behind them with a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final Wednesday night. Braden Holtby stopped 29 shots...

Doc Rivers, Clippers agree to a contract extension

The challenge now, Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Wednesday after he agreed to a contract extension, is to build a sustainable future and culture. It started with Rivers agreeing to a two-year extension that will keep him with the team through the 2020-21 season. He had one year left on his five-year...

NFL raises flag of convenience on national anthem

This latest bit of football flag-wringing really isn’t complicated. The NFL is a private corporation that has decided players protesting the national anthem, in public, while in uniform, is bad for business. The NFL is also a publicly consumed entity that doesn’t want to be viewed as completely...

Dodgers send struggling reliever J.T. Chargois to minors

The Dodgers optioned reliever J.T. Chargois to the minors after Chargois, a darling of spring training, struggled to throw strikes in May. Chargois walked seven batters and permitted seven runs in 6 2/3 innings this month. Chargois will try to sharpen his mechanics with triple-A Oklahoma City,...

Warriors' Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala are questionable for Game 5 against Rockets

Fatigue was certainly a factor for the Golden State Warriors in the fourth quarter of the Game 4 of the Western Conference finals on Monday, and an already thin wing rotation could be getting thinner. The Warriors announced shooting guard Klay Thompson (knee strain) and forward Andre Iguodala (knee...

Former UCLA coach Jim Harrick and former NBA player Mo Williams join coaching staff at Cal State Northridge

Former UCLA head coach Jim Harrick, longtime coach Jeff Dunlap and 13-year NBA veteran Mo Williams will join Mark Gottfried’s coaching staff at Cal State Northridge, the school announced Wednesday. Harrick, 79, coached UCLA to eight NCAA tournament appearances and won the national title in 1995....

USC receiver Joseph Lewis pleads no contest to two counts of domestic battery

USC wide receiver Joseph Lewis IV pleaded no contest Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court to two counts of domestic battery with an injury relating to his February arrest. Lewis agreed to a plea deal that he rejected last Thursday. With a jury nearly selected for his trial and opening...

UFC and ESPN have $1.5-billion deal in place starting in January

UFC and ESPN completed their bond beyond the one announced earlier this month on Wednesday, bringing all non-pay-per-view fights to the cable giant and its streaming arm, ESPN+, in a reported $1.5-billion, five-year arrangement. The partnership, which will launch in January following UFC’s expiring...

With Hunter Henry out for the season, GM Telesco says Chargers will 'look at all of our options,' including Antonio Gates

It’s difficult to quantify the loss of Hunter Henry, the Chargers tight end who tore a right-knee ligament while running a simple out route Tuesday and will undergo surgery that will sideline him for the 2018 season. Henry, a second-round pick out of Arkansas in 2016, established himself as one...

This fight broadcaster lives with bipolar disorder; now Mauro Ranallo aims to beat down the stigma of mental illness

Mauro Ranallo chuckled as he gazed down at the table. His iPhone lay before him, wrapped in a case with “Stigma Free” written across it. He uses words to make a living as a broadcaster, so he took a moment to gather them. For a decade, Ranallo allowed a close friend to shadow him in hopes of helping...

USC gets another shot against Alabama in 2020 football opener

USC and Alabama will open the 2020 college football season at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Trojans and Crimson Tide will play in the Advocare Classic on Sept. 5 in the home of the Dallas Cowboys, it was announced Wednesday. USC and Alabama played in the 2016 version of the game and the...
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