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UCLA is looking to repeat recent history with late-season run 24 Feb 2018 at 4:35pm -

UCLA appears to be in a precarious spot heading into its final two games before the Pac-12 Conference basketball tournament.

The Bruins have fallen into a tie for third place in the conference standings after losing to Utah on Thursday. They are on the edge of securing an NCAA tournament berth,...



Democratic memo defending surveillance of former Trump aide is released 24 Feb 2018 at 4:20pm -

The House Intelligence Committee on Saturday released a Democratic memo countering a harsh Republican critique of the FBI and Justice Department, escalating the partisan battle over government surveillance of a former Trump campaign advisor that began three weeks before the 2016 election.

The top...



On a Moscow bridge, volunteers brave weather and provocateurs to maintain mem... 24 Feb 2018 at 4:10pm -

It?s 10 degrees on a February afternoon, and Boris Kazadayev has already been standing outside on the bridge just south of Red Square for four hours. He?s keeping watch over the flowers and candles laid here in tribute to slain Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov.

Tuesday will mark three...



Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani has mixed results in 1 1/3 innings of work ... 24 Feb 2018 at 4:05pm -

Shohei Ohtani?s celebrated Cactus League debut lasted 31 pitches and 1 1/3 innings Saturday, the two-way talent finished after facing seven Milwaukee Brewers.

It certainly was eventful.

The right-hander gave up a homer to Keon Broxton and an unearned run, struck out two and threw a wild pitch.

...

College basketball: No. 17 Michigan routs Maryland for fifth win in a row 24 Feb 2018 at 3:30pm -

Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman scored 22 of his career-high 28 points in the decisive first half, and No. 17 Michigan easily defeated Maryland 85-61 on Saturday in College Park for its fifth consecutive victory.

Using runs of 9-0 and 16-3, the Wolverines built a 54-24 halftime lead and cruised to the...



Chris Klein will try to help Galaxy make another turnaround 24 Feb 2018 at 2:55pm -

Chris Klein played for the Galaxy in 2008 and was its president in 2017, inglorious bookends to the period in between during which the Galaxy were the most dominant team in MLS.

Over those eight seasons the Galaxy won nearly twice as many games as they lost and made the MLS Cup final four times,...



USC announces Chimezie Metu will play Saturday against Utah after being named... 24 Feb 2018 at 2:10pm -

USC has announced that Chimezie Metu will play Saturday in a Pac-12 Conference basketball game at Utah.

Metu?s name, and an alleged payment of $2,000, was included in notes the FBI gathered in its investigation of bribery and corruption in college basketball.

The 6-foot-11 junior leads the USC...



As outrage continues over Florida school shooting, NRA loses sponsors and cor... 24 Feb 2018 at 12:50pm -

As the nation continues to mourn the lives of 17 students and staff killed Feb. 14 at a Florida high school by a gunman armed with an AR-15 rifle, companies have started to end business relationships with the National Rifle Assn.

On Friday afternoon, rental car company Hertz tweeted that it had...



Olympics Buzz: The winners and losers of the Pyeongchang Games 24 Feb 2018 at 12:40pm -

This is your daily infusion of information and news that you might have missed. The really big stuff you?ll find in other stories.

Here, in the final Buzz of these Games, we take a look at some of the winners and losers.

Winners

Tourism Bureau of Norway. You can see the pamphlet now: ?Come visit...



Five takeaways from the Clippers' defeat of the Phoenix Suns 24 Feb 2018 at 12:10pm -

The Clippers resumed their push for the playoffs Friday night with a 128-117 victory over the Suns in Phoenix.

Here are five takeaways from the win:

1. Perhaps the most impressive thing about Tobias Harris? scoring 30 points for the Clippers against the Suns was his efficiency.

In scoring at least...



Mavericks scandal shows even progressive NBA needs to improve 24 Feb 2018 at 12:00pm -

Among the North American major men?s professional sports leagues, the NBA often is considered the most progressive.

That reputation has been earned by the league?s inclusion and promotion of women ? from having the highest-ranking female in North American men?s pro sports organizations (Kathy Behrens,...



Delta and United Airlines are cutting ties with the NRA 24 Feb 2018 at 11:35am -

Delta Air Lines and United Airlines are cutting ties with the National Rifle Assn., the latest major companies to do so following the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school earlier this month.

Both Delta and United said Saturday they will no longer offer discounted fares to NRA members to...



Five takeaways from the Lakers' 124-102 win over the Dallas Mavericks 24 Feb 2018 at 11:30am -

One of the first people to text Isaiah Thomas after he got traded to the Lakers was Kobe Bryant.

?I like you better in LA anyway,? Bryant said, according to Thomas? recollection.

Bryant has been a mentor for Thomas, who reached out to Bryant last year during the playoffs. Thomas grew up watching...



Silicon Valley start-up known for vegan mayo thinks it can cure malnutrition ... 24 Feb 2018 at 10:10am -

When Bill Gates called flashy food start-up Hampton Creek the "future of food," he was presumably referring to products such as the company's much-hyped vegan mayonnaise. The mayo, the company argues, shows it's possible to produce plant-based foods Americans love at prices they can afford, without...



Do you believe in miracles? U.S. men top Sweden for curling gold 24 Feb 2018 at 9:39am -
New San Gabriel Sheraton offers robots and high-end food to attract Chinese t... 24 Feb 2018 at 9:00am -

Several Southern California hotels have added amenities to lure big-spending Chinese tourists, including putting tea pots and slippers in each room. But a hotel built specifically to draw Chinese visitors opened recently in San Gabriel, featuring robots, Mandarin-speaking concierges, a high-end...



Getting down to the fiber of LAFC's branding fabric 24 Feb 2018 at 9:00am -

Mike Walker, like most proud fathers, keeps several pictures of his baby on his cellphone. Only Walker?s baby isn?t flesh and blood, it?s mainly polyester double knit.

Walker, who has been the creative force behind Major League Soccer gear from German sportswear giant Adidas for nearly two decades,...



Saturday's Winter Olympics TV schedule 24 Feb 2018 at 8:00am -
Mystery surrounds disappearance of three Italians in Mexico's Jalisco state 24 Feb 2018 at 6:00am -

In a country where tens of thousands have gone missing, most presumed killed by gangs, sometimes in cahoots with police, the recent disappearance of three men barely qualified as news except for one fact: they are citizens not of Mexico but of Italy.

The toll of Mexico?s escalating violence has...



Ester Ledecka pulls off an unprecedented double gold with victory in snowboar... 24 Feb 2018 at 1:55am -

There wasn?t any surprise this time.

Ester Ledecka completed one of the most unlikely feats in Olympic history by pumping her right fist in the air after she sped across the finish line for the snowboard parallel giant slalom at the Phoenix Snow Park. She hugged second-place Selina Joerg of Germany,...



Clippers continue playoff push with big first half in victory over Suns 128-117 24 Feb 2018 at 1:45am -

This was supposed to be an easy one for the Clippers, but their 128-117 victory over an overwhelmed Phoenix Suns team made L.A. feel some angst toward the end of the game Friday night at Talking Stick Resort Arena.

The Clippers looked to be trouble-free when they built a 29-point lead and had 79...



Julius Randle's triple-double leads Lakers to defeat of Mavericks in Lonzo Ba... 24 Feb 2018 at 1:00am -

Lonzo Ball returned to the Lakers lineup Friday night, but Julius Randle stole the show.

Randle notched his fifth career triple-double with 18 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists as the Lakers beat the Dallas Mavericks 124-102.

?I was just trying to play to my strengths,? Randle said. ?Use my advantages...



Kyle Kuzma keeps quiet on basketball scandal, but Lonzo Ball says it's time t... 24 Feb 2018 at 1:00am -

Often vocal about his belief that college basketball players should be paid, Kyle Kuzma took a step back on Friday and let Lakers teammate Lonzo Ball make the point for him.

?I don?t think it is the right time to really say too much about that with all (the stuff) going on,? Kuzma said.

Ball, however,...



Those who survive are champions in big air 24 Feb 2018 at 12:30am -

The bloody patch on Max Parrot?s chin pretty much said it all.

On a day when some of the world?s best snowboarders pushed each other to go for broke, the inaugural men?s big air contest at the 2018 Winter Olympics turned into a game of survival.

One after another, pre-contest favorites ? including...



Shareef O'Neal puts on a show as Crossroads downs Cajon to get to final 24 Feb 2018 at 12:25am -

With just over 35 seconds left in Friday night?s Southern Section Division 2AA semifinal playoff game, 6-foot-10 Shareef O?Neal, the son of Shaquille, delivered a breakaway dunk that had Crossroads fans leaping to their feet and squealing with delight.

?I?ve done some pretty cool dunks in high...



Shani Davis says goodbye to speedskating without saying a word 24 Feb 2018 at 12:20am -

In the absence of a competitor taking a club to a knee or vandalizing a gas station bathroom, the scene Friday night at the Gangneung Oval marked the height of absurdity at these Olympics.

Facing a small army of reporters, Matt Kooreman fielded questions about Shani Davis.

That Kooreman was introduced...



College basketball: No. 16 Ohio State keeps title hopes alive with double ove... 23 Feb 2018 at 11:35pm -

Keita Bates-Diop finished with 24 points and 14 rebounds and C.J. Jackson made a long threee-pointer with 1.7 seconds left in double overtime to give No. 16 Ohio State an 80-78 victory at Indiana on Friday night.

With the win, the Buckeyes (24-7, 15-3) can claim a share of the conference crown...



Germany gets a chance at hockey gold, but already feels like winners with ups... 23 Feb 2018 at 11:10pm -

The result was so unfathomable, so absurd, forward Marcel Goc was sure he was dreaming when the final buzzer sounded on Germany?s 4-3 upset of defending champion Canada in their Olympic hockey semifinal Friday night. Many of his teammates cried. Others hugged. Goc struggled to grasp what had just...



NBA: Timberwolves fall to Rockets after Jimmy Butler is carried off court 23 Feb 2018 at 10:40pm -

James Harden scored 31 points and the Houston Rockets won their 11th consecutive game with a 120-102 victory Friday night over the Minnesota Timberwolves, who lost All-Star Jimmy Butler to an apparent right knee injury.

Butler left the game late in the third quarter. After grabbing a rebound, he...



Clippers lose another starter when Danilo Gallinari can't play because of a b... 23 Feb 2018 at 10:15pm -

Danilo Gallinari sat in his chair inside the Clippers? locker room Friday night with his bruised right hand soaking in a bucket of ice water, his frustration visible because he was unable to play against the Phoenix Suns.

Gallinari alternated between putting his injured hand in the cold water and...



Kyle Mack wins silver medal in Olympic debut of Big Air 23 Feb 2018 at 9:55pm -
When it comes to guns, the Parkland shooting survivors aren't here to play nice 23 Feb 2018 at 9:40pm -

Since the shooting massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week, a student there named Sarah Chadwick has amassed a Twitter following of more than 150,000 people. On Thursday night, Chadwick decided to share a thought with them.

Was it time for a message calling for thoughts, prayers...



KPCC buys LAist: Public radio stations are reviving Gothamist websites 23 Feb 2018 at 8:00pm -

LAist, the news website that was shut down abruptly last year by its billionaire owner, will reopen under new management: public radio station KPCC.

KPCC said Friday that it will run the website out of its Pasadena offices after two anonymous donors provided funds for it and other public radio...



Richard Gates, former top campaign aide to Trump, pleads guilty in Russia inv... 23 Feb 2018 at 7:30pm -

Richard W. Gates III, who helped manage Donald Trump?s presidential campaign after making millions of dollars advising Ukraine?s pro-Kremlin government, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy against the United States and lying to federal agents, becoming the latest former Trump aide to cooperate...



World powers press for cease-fire in Syria, but U.N. doesn't act 23 Feb 2018 at 6:35pm -

As Syrian warplanes continued to bombard a civilian enclave outside Damascus, killing hundreds, key European leaders demanded a cease-fire Friday while the United Nations struggled to bring Russia on board with the plan to end the carnage.

The U.N. Security Council scheduled, then postponed, then...



Stocks rally broadly, ending a choppy week slightly higher 23 Feb 2018 at 6:10pm -

Wall Street capped several days of choppy trading Friday with a broad rally that gave the stock market a modest gain for the week.

Technology companies, banks and healthcare stocks accounted for much of the market's gains. Energy companies rose along with crude oil prices.

The rally came as bond...



Several companies cut ties with the NRA as public pressure grows 23 Feb 2018 at 6:00pm -

U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the National Rifle Assn., after the latest school massacre.

Petitions are circulating online targeting companies that offer discounts to NRA members on its website....



American Airlines subsidiary workers say they must take food stamps, sell blo... 23 Feb 2018 at 5:55pm -

American Airlines, the world?s largest carrier, is enjoying strong financial results, but service agents who work for a subsidiary carrier say they aren?t sharing in that wealth.

A survey of 900 workers at regional carrier Envoy Air found that 27% of those who responded said they must accept food...



Trump administration hits North Korea with more sanctions 23 Feb 2018 at 5:30pm -

Seeking to further isolate North Korea, the Trump administration on Friday announced a broad new raft of economic sanctions against 56 companies, ships and people around the world that allegedly aid the government in Pyongyang in pursuing its nuclear ambitions.

President Trump, who was supposed...



Southwest Airlines raises fee to board early at some airports 23 Feb 2018 at 5:20pm -

At Southwest Airlines, passengers who want to board early to pick a window seat or be assured of room in the overhead compartment for their luggage must pay a fee.

The Dallas-based carrier has quietly raised that fee at some airports for passengers who decide after they get to the terminal that...