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World of Outlaws driver Jason Johnson, 41, dies after crash at Wisconsin track 24 Jun 2018 at 3:30pm -

Sprint car driver Jason Johnson has died following a crash at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin, race officials said Sunday. He was 41.

Johnson was injured during a World of Outlaws race Saturday night at the one-third-mile dirt oval, the series said. It said the driver from Eunice, La., crashed...



A look at Monday's World Cup schedule 24 Jun 2018 at 3:00pm -

A look at the matchups for World Cup games Monday:

GROUP A

SAUDI ARABIA VS. EGYPT

Where: Volvograd

Time: 7 a.m. PDT

TV: FS1, Universo

The buzz: Both teams will be going home after this game, making their final match more a matter of pride than points. Saudi Arabia is still looking for its first...



Administration says it has a plan to reunite immigrant families; Democrats ar... 24 Jun 2018 at 2:55pm -

Democrats responded skeptically Sunday to the Trump administration?s assertion that it has a process in place to reunite more than 2,000 ?separated minors? with their parents, while Republican lawmakers sought to defend the president?s immigration policies and again promised that all the children...



Dodgers hoping to avoid placing Chris Taylor on disabled list 24 Jun 2018 at 2:45pm -

Chris Taylor played a pivotal but brief role in the Dodgers? victory over the Mets on Saturday night. Relegated to the bench to rest his sore left hamstring, he arrived as a pinch hitter in the fourth inning and drilled a double off Mets ace Jacob deGrom. Taylor coasted into second base and then...



Tennis: Borna Coric snaps Federer's grass win streak to win Gerry Weber Open 24 Jun 2018 at 2:25pm -

Borna Coric defeated defending champion Roger Federer 7-6 (6), 3-6, 6-2 to win the Gerry Weber Open final in Halle, Germany, on Sunday.

The 21-year-old Croat saved three of the four break points he faced and took his second match point to end Federer's 20-match winning streak on grass for his second...



Winning changes everything for once-ridiculed Russian national team 24 Jun 2018 at 2:00pm -

Maybe Vitaly Milonov was right. Maybe all the jokes and sarcastic songs and abuse heaped on the Russian national team heading into the World Cup were misplaced.

Once dismissed as something of a national embarrassment, the Russian team has become a national treasure heading into Monday?s group-stage...



Will Mexico advance in the World Cup? Here are the scenarios heading into the... 24 Jun 2018 at 11:50am -

Despite two wins in two games, Mexico?s future in the World Cup is almost as unsettled as it was when the team landed in Russia three weeks ago.

Heading into its final group stage game with Sweden on Wednesday, Mexico is facing several scenarios that could either send it on to the knockout rounds...



Meet the top-ranked American fencer who's also a male model 24 Jun 2018 at 6:00am -

Things could get ugly ? shouting, maybe cursing ? if Race Imboden shows up late for his workout.

So he arrives well before 9 a.m. on a recent weekday morning, fiddling with switches on the wall as a few more banks of fluorescent lights sputter to life inside this storefront club beside a cell phone...



Fed up with violence and corruption, Mexican voters embrace a seasoned leftis... 24 Jun 2018 at 6:00am - If the polls are right, leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is poised to win in a landslide in Mexico's July 1 vote. He represents radical change.

She left toyland for candyland, finding a sweet spot with Sugarfina 24 Jun 2018 at 6:00am - Rosie O'Neill was a successful businesswoman at Mattel Inc. when she saw "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" on a 2010 third date with Josh Resnick. Two years later they had developed the core idea of Sugarfina, a business selling artisan candies from around the world for adults.

High earners need to watch out for Medicare surcharge 24 Jun 2018 at 6:00am -

Dear Liz: When I retired at age 70, I anticipated receiving the maximum available Social Security benefit payment because I had paid in the maximum tax for my entire career. I did not anticipate the heavy hit my spouse and I would take in monthly income-adjusted Medicare ?premiums.? (I say ?tax?...



Angels' Justin Anderson unable to close out Blue Jays 24 Jun 2018 at 1:50am -

He had given up a potentially damaging leadoff single but now suddenly had two outs and the bases empty.

Justin Anderson knew he had the game as squarely in his right hand as the baseball itself.

?I?m like, ?OK, two outs, let?s get out of this and let the boys go hit,? ? the Angels reliever said....



Angels allow three runs in ninth inning in 4-1 loss to Blue Jays 24 Jun 2018 at 1:20am -

Santa Claus threw out the ceremonial first pitch Saturday at Angel Stadium, although sources later confirmed that it was only someone dressed as him.

As weird at that might sound ?it was all part of the Angels? ?Christmas in June? promotion ? the real strangeness came later off reliever Justin...



Laurent Ciman needs just four minutes to make impact in return to LAFC 24 Jun 2018 at 1:10am -

Laurent Ciman hadn?t played for Los Angeles Football Club since May 26. That?s 360 minutes of game time without LAFC?s captain, absent because of his obligations to the Belgian national team.

Ciman, the last player cut by Belgium before the World Cup, returned to LAFC last week, and in his return...



Oregon State beats Mississippi State 5-2, plays Arkansas in College World Ser... 23 Jun 2018 at 11:35pm -

Kevin Abel and Jake Mulholland combined on a four-hitter, Tyler Malone hit his third home run of the College World Series, and Oregon State survived some ninth-inning drama to beat Mississippi State 5-2 on Saturday night to reach the best-of-three finals against Arkansas.

As they did in 2006, when...



MLB: Blue Jays put pitchers Aaron Sanchez and Jaime Garcia on DL 23 Jun 2018 at 11:35pm -

The Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday put pitchers Aaron Sanchez and Jaime Garcia on the 10-day disabled list.

Sanchez suffered a right finger bruise before starting in an 8-5 loss to the Angels on Thursday, giving up two runs in one inning before leaving. He is 3-5 with a 4.52 earned-run average.

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In Mexico the joy continues as national team wins again in the World Cup 23 Jun 2018 at 11:15pm -

The streets of this capital were mostly deserted. The distant squawks of radio and TV broadcasters were punctuated by muted cheers and groans ? a disembodied soundtrack to the becalmed metropolis.

Small clusters of intense fans gathered at cafes and restaurants, their attentions focused on The...



Clayton Kershaw flashes talent and rust in return; Dodgers beat Mets 8-3 23 Jun 2018 at 11:05pm -

The parameters of the assignment precluded Clayton Kershaw from answering any significant questions about either his present or his future. The Dodgers did not expect Kershaw to pitch for long on Saturday night at Citi Field. He did not. For three innings in an 8-3 victory over the New York Mets,...



Contrasting views as Trump visits Nevada: 'Best president we've ever had' to ... 23 Jun 2018 at 10:15pm -

Dan Martinez is tired of people ? including his sister ? constantly ripping President Trump for seemingly everything he says, does and tweets.

The former military veteran and current Teamster saw the president speak at the Nevada Republican Party State Convention on Saturday, and when it was over...



Kings agree to three-year deal with former All-Star Ilya Kovalchuk 23 Jun 2018 at 10:15pm -

From Russia, with belated love.

Eight years ago, the Kings found themselves needing more punch offensively following a first-round elimination in the playoffs. They unsuccessfully courted prolific Russian winger Ilya Kovalchuk that summer.

?It didn?t work then,? Kings president Luc Robitaille told...



Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons is an aberration in a league where strikeo... 23 Jun 2018 at 9:50pm -

He is striking out at a pace reminiscent of another era, comparable to the career marks of players with names like Klondike Douglass, Irish Meusel and Cupid Childs.

Andrelton Simmons entered Saturday striking out once every 24.36 plate appearances, leading baseball during a season in which strikeout...



People flock to social media to take sides after Sarah Huckabee Sanders is as... 23 Jun 2018 at 9:05pm -

It didn?t take long before word got out that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant ? or for people to hail her ejection as a brave move or denounce it as intolerance.

?I just served Sarah Sanders for a total of 2 minutes before my owner kicked...



Lakers' latest comments show the mustard's off the hot dog 23 Jun 2018 at 7:40pm -

The Lakers official was stating a truth that was evident for years.

But that truth no longer exists, making it the wrong thing to say, and a worse thing to believe.

?When you have 16 banners there?s going to be a natural envy from your competitors because you?re sitting at the top of the food chain,??...



Kerry Kennedy and Dolores Huerta rally supporters of immigrant family reunifi... 23 Jun 2018 at 7:30pm -

Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, joined labor activist Dolores Huerta at a park in this border city Saturday to announce a hunger strike to demand the government reunite immigrant families it separated.

?Reunify these families now,? Kennedy told a crowd of hundreds. She called on lawmakers...



Dodgers rookie pitcher Walker Buehler still dealing with sore ribcage 23 Jun 2018 at 7:30pm -

The Dodgers postponed a bullpen session for rookie pitcher Walker Buehler, who is recovering from a microfracture in his ribcage. Buehler was expected to throw off a mound Saturday, but did not. Manager Dave Roberts indicated it was possible Buehler could complete this assignment Sunday.

?Walker...



Zimbabwe's President Mnangagwa calls assassination attempt 'cowardly act' 23 Jun 2018 at 7:25pm -

Zimbabwe's president was unscathed Saturday by an explosion at a campaign rally that state media called an attempt to assassinate him. Later he visited his two injured vice presidents and declared that the "cowardly act" would not disrupt next month's historic elections.

Dramatic footage showed...



Mexico closes in on knockout stage with 2-1 win over South Korea 23 Jun 2018 at 6:50pm -

Two games into the World Cup, Mexico is unbeaten, leads its group and has its fate firmly in its grasp.

Javier ?Chicharito? Hernandez, who scored the second of his team?s two goals in Saturday?s 2-1 win over South Korea at Rostov-on-Don, believes the hard work is just beginning. While Mexico is...



Justify receives warm welcome at Santa Anita 23 Jun 2018 at 6:35pm -

Naomi Anderson of La Puente arrived at Santa Anita at 7 a.m. on Saturday to be first in line for jockey Mike Smith signing posters featuring Triple Crown winner Justify.

?It?s a big deal,? she said.

By 10:30 a.m., the line around the Kingsbury Fountain had grown to an estimated 3,000 and stretched...



Golf: Esteban Toledo takes Champions lead 23 Jun 2018 at 6:30pm -

Esteban Toledo birdied four of the last six holes for a six-under 66 and the second-round lead Saturday in the American Family Insurance Championship.

Five strokes behind tournament host Steve Stricker after an opening 69 in rain Friday at University Ridge, Toledo had six birdies in a bogey-free...



Number of black players at World Cup is way up, but there's only one black coach 23 Jun 2018 at 5:40pm -

Senegal?s Aliou Cisse is the only black coach at this year?s World Cup and he says more must be done to create opportunities for others to follow in his path.

?In European countries, in major clubs, you see lots of African players. Now we need African coaches for our continent to go ahead,? Cisse,...



Who the Kings, Ducks selected on Day 2 of the NHL draft 23 Jun 2018 at 5:10pm -

Selections by the Kings and Ducks in Dallas on Saturday, in rounds 2-7 of the NHL draft.

KINGS

Round 2, pick 51: Akil Thomas, C, 5-11, 177, Canada; Niagara (OHL) 22-59-81 (Goals-Assists-Points) in 68 games

Round 3, pick 82: Bulat Shafigullin, F, 6-1, 165, Russia; Nizhnekamsk (KHL) 0-2-2 in 17 games

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Recent rough patch shows Mariners might have a tough time ending their playof... 23 Jun 2018 at 4:05pm -

As Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto watched his players trudge to their Yankee Stadium dugout following Giancarlo Stanton?s mammoth two-run, walk-off home run Wednesday night, he sensed something in his team that he hadn?t felt all year: defeat.

?For the first time in half a season, you saw...



Three up, three down: Steven Brault belts out anthem; Diamondbacks question d... 23 Jun 2018 at 3:10pm -

A look at what?s trending in Major League Baseball this week:

THREE UP

Chin music: The Angels had the ?singing usher? in Ed Hoffman, the father of Hall of Fame closer Trevor Hoffman who sang the national anthem on occasion during his two decades as a stadium employee before he died in 1995. The...



World Cup: Sunday's TV schedule 23 Jun 2018 at 3:00pm -

GROUP G

ENGLAND VS. PANAMA

Where: Nizhny Novgorod

Time: 5 a.m. PDT

TV: FS1, Telemundo

The buzz: England could be without Dele Alli after the Tottenham midfielder missed training because of a thigh strain. Harry Kane, his club teammate, accounted for both of England?s goals in its opening win over...



Could Turkey's president be in trouble? He faces a stiff challenge in Sunday'... 23 Jun 2018 at 1:45pm -

The stakes for Turkey could not be higher.

Voters on Sunday will cast ballots in a presidential election that could return President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to a second term in office. But the election will determine far more than that.

Should Erdogan win, his victory will cement a sweeping constitutional...



Boeing's robot submarine is back roaming off the California coast 23 Jun 2018 at 9:00am -

Boeing Co.?s Echo Voyager has headed back to sea for a second round of testing, as the aerospace company looks to demonstrate the underwater drone?s more sophisticated capabilities for a U.S. Navy contract competition.

The 51-foot-long, yellow and grey autonomous undersea vehicle is being designed...



Surf Air faces lawsuit, tax liens 23 Jun 2018 at 9:00am -

To hear Sudhin Shahani explain the latest turbulence at Surf Air, you would get the impression that all is well with the all-you-can-fly membership airline.

But the chairman and chief executive of Surf Air, based in Santa Monica, can?t completely dismiss the sense that something is amiss at the...



The Supreme Court protects privacy in the digital age 23 Jun 2018 at 7:05am -

In remarks at Rice University in 2012, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. predicted that the challenge for the Supreme Court for the next 50 years would be how to adapt old, established rules to new technology. On Friday, Roberts and four of his colleagues admirably rose to that challenge by holding...



Well-meaning proposals to change California's mental health law fall short 23 Jun 2018 at 7:05am -

At the core of the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles and around California is the simple fact that thousands of people spend their nights beneath overpasses, beside freeways and on the street because they cannot afford other places to live.

There is a significant subset that is homeless because...



Trump's policies aren't all outliers. They reflect a hardening of the America... 23 Jun 2018 at 7:05am -

The Trump administration and its Republican allies in Congress have embarked on a mission to reduce federal support for the poor. They are seeking to impose callous, untested work requirements on Medicaid and expand them on food stamps and related programs. The administration wants to hike rents...