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Report submitted, Robert Mueller ends Russia investigation in silence 23 Mar 2019 at 10:25am -

The end of a sprawling investigation that has riveted the nation usually calls for a news conference from the person in charge, but Robert S. Mueller III chose a different approach on Friday.

The special counsel sent a security officer to the Justice Department to deliver his long-awaited final...



Mike Trout remaining an Angel for 12 more years begins to sink in 23 Mar 2019 at 10:00am -

With two teammates as passengers, Mike Trout whipped a golf cart up a sidewalk at the Angels? complex at Tempe Diablo Stadium a few days ago and maneuvered through a crush of several dozen fans. They wanted autographs, pictures, anything to commemorate the moment.

This scene is familiar to Trout....



U.S. men's national team looks to flip the script on perception of American s... 23 Mar 2019 at 9:00am -

Christian Pulisic had spent less than two days in training camp with Gregg Berhalter, new coach of the national team, when he was asked to play a game of word association. What should come to mind in the rest of the world when they think of U.S. Soccer?

?A real world force. A team that has a chance...



Once the site of Bernie Sanders? last stand, California now is pivotal to his... 23 Mar 2019 at 9:00am -

Tim Johnson hasn?t stopped feeling the Bern.

A committed Bernie Sanders acolyte since 2016, Johnson was at a UCLA labor strike on Wednesday to watch the senator make his first California appearance as a 2020 presidential candidate. He?s taking part in Sanders rallies this weekend as well.

?It's...



From South L.A. to the NBA: Allen Crabbe gives back to keep his family's scho... 23 Mar 2019 at 8:00am -

The dream used to be to play in the NBA.

That?s what Allen Crabbe thought about when he was scoring baskets inside the gym at Frederick K.C. Price III Christian Schools in South L.A. It?s what he thought about when he was the team?s ball boy while in middle school. It?s what he thought about when...



Americans are becoming less happy, and there's research to prove it 23 Mar 2019 at 8:00am -

Life in America keeps getting more miserable, according to the latest data from the General Social Survey, one of the longest-running and most highly regarded public opinion research projects in the nation.

On a scale of 1 to 3, where 1 represents "not too happy" and 3 means "very happy," Americans...



?I'm really struggling? ? Facing pay cuts, some Uber and Lyft drivers prepare... 23 Mar 2019 at 8:00am -

Frustrations are mounting among some Uber and Lyft drivers about wages and treatment. But because ride-hailing drivers are classified as independent contractors instead of employees, unionizing ? a common way for discontented workers to bring about change ? is something of a non-starter.

So in...



Phillies boost chances with robust offseason capped by Bryce Harper signing 23 Mar 2019 at 7:00am -

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CLEARWATER, Fla. ? On his first day with the Philadelphia Phillies, as the ink on his 13-year, $330 million contract was drying, Bryce Harper eschewed bold proclamations in favor of tempering expectations.

?I?m not going to tell you that we?re going to...



Best Game Ever: For Devin Booker, the answer was obvious (70 points vs. Celtics) 23 Mar 2019 at 7:00am -

Dan Woike asked NBA players to tell us about the best game in their basketball career. This week: Devin Booker.

March 24, 2017: Boston 130, Phoenix 120

70 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals

Phoenix guard Devin Booker was really trying. Shootaround had just ended in Phoenix and the young Suns...



Kamala Harris to call for federal spending to raise teacher salaries 23 Mar 2019 at 7:00am -

Sen. Kamala Harris plans to call for a federal effort to boost teachers? salaries Saturday, offering up the first new policy proposal of her 2020 presidential campaign on an issue that is roiling school districts across the country and is dear to a powerful Democratic constituency.

The plan, which...



The death penalty is wrong, but it?s still the law in California 23 Mar 2019 at 6:15am -

In his laudable zeal to undo California?s dysfunctional capital punishment system, Gov. Gavin Newsom may be taking things a step too far. He told reporters Thursday that he is contemplating a ban on county district attorneys seeking the death penalty in capital-eligible cases. As great as it would...



The admissions scandal revealed yet another reason to rethink college sports 23 Mar 2019 at 6:05am -

The universities caught up in the fraudulent-admissions scandal are undoubtedly looking at ways to prevent such problems in the future, focusing in many cases on their athletic departments, where coaches in soccer and water polo and other sports allegedly took bribes from wealthy parents hoping...



Mr. President, the real national emergency is fentanyl 23 Mar 2019 at 6:05am -

President Trump and his minions cooked up a fake national security crisis to justify diverting billions of dollars from multiple federal projects and programs to build a bigger, wider border wall to keep out of the hordes of immigrants he imagines marching across the deserts, hills and prairies...



Lakers officially eliminated from playoff contention after 111-106 loss to Nets 23 Mar 2019 at 2:10am -

LeBron James will not be participating in the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2005.

The Lakers will not be participating in the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.

James and the Lakers officially were eliminated from the playoff race Friday night following a 111-106 defeat by the Brooklyn...



Ducks? recent surge continues in 4-3 OT win over Sharks 23 Mar 2019 at 1:55am -

Bob Murray is left to wonder what could have been?

What if the Ducks? general manager made the decision earlier to fire Randy Carlyle and assume coaching duties himself? Just maybe, the Ducks would be in playoff position with six games remaining in the season. With Murray behind the bench, the...



El Tri makes fans feel good in 3-1 friendly win over nemesis Chile 23 Mar 2019 at 1:45am -

Seven-nil.

It?s what many in the announced crowd of 49,617 inside SDCCU Stadium were probably thinking.

Mexico finally broke through in its exhibition against Chile on Friday night when Carlos Salcedo drew a penalty in the box and Raul Jimenez, who had hit the post in the first half, converted...



Mike Trout launches three-run homer in Angels' 5-4 victory over White Sox 23 Mar 2019 at 1:20am -

Angels 5, Chicago White Sox 4 (SS)

Seattle 8, Angels 7

AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout hit a line drive into the berm beyond the left-field fence for a three-run homer off White Sox starter Carlos Rodon in the first inning. It was his third spring home run. He has batted .293 (12 for 41) with 11 RBIs,...



NCAA tournament, East Regional: Duke routs North Dakota State; Liberty upsets... 23 Mar 2019 at 12:30am -

Zion Williamson had an explosive NCAA Tournament debut with 25 points and a can't-miss second-half showcase to lead top-seeded Duke to an 85-62 win over North Dakota State on Friday night.

RJ Barrett led Duke with 26 points and 14 rebounds and combined with Williamson for a prolific showing for...



Clippers dodge a bullet against Jordan Clarkson and Cavaliers 23 Mar 2019 at 12:05am -

Clippers coach Doc Rivers spent Friday afternoon keeping tabs on UC Irvine?s upset of Kansas State in the NCAA tournament because his son, Spencer, is a senior Irvine guard. Irvine's victory was its 17th consecutive and first ever in the tournament, and when Rivers greeted reporters before tip-off...



NCAA tournament, Midwest Regional: Washington beats Utah State; North Carolin... 23 Mar 2019 at 12:00am -

Noah Dickerson had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and ninth-seeded Washington made a successful return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in eight years, beating Utah State 78-61 on Friday.

The Pac-12's regular season champions swept the league's awards ? top player, best defensive player and...



NCAA tournament: Virginia's sequel to first-round horror show has happier end... 22 Mar 2019 at 11:50pm -

Every successful horror movie has a sequel.

For the members of the University of Virginia basketball team, theirs came Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament. A year after the Cavaliers became the first No. 1 seed to lose to a 16, it almost happened again.

Top-seeded Virginia was down...



Bernie Sanders, rallying in San Diego, calls for Mueller report to be made pu... 22 Mar 2019 at 11:35pm -

Bernie Sanders kicked off the first of three rallies in California on Friday evening, promising to complete what he began three years ago with his improbable bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Drawing a crowd of thousands to downtown?s Waterfront Park, many of whom supported his 2016...



Angels? moves signal roster close to being finalized as Opening Day nears 22 Mar 2019 at 10:40pm -

The composition of the Angels? opening day roster became clearer Friday when the team announced it had released right-handed pitcher Daniel Hudson and made a series of other moves.

The veteran reliever entered spring training as a nonroster invitee. The Angels would have had to clear room on their...



Lonzo Ball cuts ties to Big Baller Brand part owner Alan Foster 22 Mar 2019 at 10:30pm -

Lonzo Ball severed ties with a part owner of Big Baller Brand and his father?s best friend, over his belief that the man took money without permission.

Gregory Alan Foster was accused by Ball?s financial planner, Humble Lukanga, of taking money from Big Baller Brand and general mismanagement of...



Gardena Serra's Maalik Murphy has college recruiters' attention without start... 22 Mar 2019 at 10:30pm -

Maalik Murphy hasn?t started a high school game and there?s no guarantee he will this fall when he enters his sophomore season at Gardena Serra High. Yet, Murphy already has attracted the eye of college football recruiters.

Murphy has received eight scholarship offers, including from Michigan,...



Adding Paul Goldschmidt vaults Cardinals back in the NL Central hunt 22 Mar 2019 at 10:05pm -

One day during the 2018 season, after another empty at-bat against Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez, Paul Goldschmidt decided to investigate whether the data matched his intuition.

He insisted he does not spend much time pondering his statistics ? six All-Star appearances and four Silver Slugger awards...



Art Mazmanian, star on USC's College World Series title team, dies at 91 22 Mar 2019 at 9:40pm -

Art Mazmanian, an All-American second baseman on Southern California's first College World Series championship team in 1948 who later coached future major leaguers, has died. He was 91.

The university said he died Friday in San Dimas, a Los Angeles suburb. No cause was given.

Mazmanian was a four-year...



UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi hopes to run the floor with her new Beyoncé-inspi... 22 Mar 2019 at 9:30pm -

The word flowed freely as coach Valorie Kondos Field described Katelyn Ohashi?s new floor routine, from the music to the message behind it.

Perfect.

Ohashi?s new floor routine, which she will debut at the Pac-12 Championships on Saturday, is even more joyful than before, and even more quintessentially...



Trump?s tweet about lifting North Korea sanctions spawns confusion 22 Mar 2019 at 9:25pm -

President Trump undermined his administration?s sanctions aimed at forcing North Korea to end its nuclear program, surprising his staff and confusing the American public and the world with a tweet Friday afternoon seeming to lift some of them.

?It was announced today by the U.S. Treasury that additional...



Justin Turner homers again in Dodgers' 10-4 loss to Diamondbacks 22 Mar 2019 at 9:20pm -

Arizona 10, Dodgers 4

ON THE MOUND: Tony Gonsolin was initially slated to start Friday against the Diamondbacks, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he was sick, so Gonsolin was scratched. It was later announced that Gonsolin was reassigned to the minor league camp. Instead, Dennis Santana came...



The Fox lot is one asset Rupert Murdoch wouldn?t sell to Disney ? for good re... 22 Mar 2019 at 9:05pm -

In the end, the legendary Los Angeles birthplace of what became the vast Fox film empire was just too dear to part with.

The historic Century City lot on Pico Boulevard was retained by the newly formed Fox Corp., even as Walt Disney Co. absorbed much of 21st Century Fox?s entertainment assets in...



Kings' Ilya Kovalchuk feels like he didn't 'have a chance' after Willie Desja... 22 Mar 2019 at 9:05pm -

Ilya Kovalchuk looked sharp in a dark blue suit and loafers without socks when he appeared outside of the Kings? locker room after a recent game.

The Kings played the Florida Panthers, a team that Kovalchuk feasted on early in his career with 35 goals, his second-most against any opponent. But...



Weldon Kirui aims to become first three-time winner at L.A. Marathon 22 Mar 2019 at 8:40pm -

It was a couple of months ago that Weldon Kirui struggled at a half-marathon in Houston, finishing well behind the lead pack. Disappointed, the Kenyan long-distance runner looked ahead to his next race.

?I know what I need to do for L.A.,? he told his agent.

If anyone understands the course and...



Southern Poverty Law Center chief Richard Cohen announces resignation amid in... 22 Mar 2019 at 8:35pm -

The president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Richard Cohen, announced his resignation Friday, the latest in a series of high-profile departures at the anti-hate organization that have come amid allegations of misconduct and workplace discrimination.

The departure will mark the end of an era...



Stocks tumble as fears about the U.S. and worldwide economy spread 22 Mar 2019 at 8:00pm -

Fears of a steeper slowdown in the global economy rattled financial markets Friday, sending stock prices sharply lower and bond prices higher as investors piled into safer securities.

The stock market has been climbing this year ? and celebrated its historic, 10-year-bull rally two weeks ago ?...



Congress demands to see the entire Mueller report, and may subpoena special c... 22 Mar 2019 at 7:50pm -

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III?s report is done. But members of Congress are just getting started.

Within moments of the Justice Department?s announcement Friday evening that Mueller had filed the report on his investigation into Russian election interference, congressional Democrats and...



UC Irvine opens its Cinderella bid with upset over Kansas State in NCAA tourn... 22 Mar 2019 at 7:50pm -

When the game was there to be won, with everyone watching and more than a few wondering, UC Irvine did the darnedest of things for a 13th seed.

The Anteaters flexed, proudly and playfully posing, not unlike their junior shooting guard, Max Hazzard, who punctuated his three-pointer from the deep...



Mueller submits Trump-Russia investigation report but doesn?t recommend addit... 22 Mar 2019 at 7:40pm -

Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III turned in his long-anticipated report on the Russia investigation on Friday, but did not recommend any more indictments in the political and legal saga that has threatened President Trump?s tenure in the White House and is likely to cloud his legacy.

Mueller...



LAFC gets its long-awaited rematch with Real Salt Lake, with a few twists 22 Mar 2019 at 7:15pm -

LAFC?s players have been universal in talking about the effect last season?s early playoff exit has had on this year?s team, even if they can?t agree on exactly how that disappointment tasted.

?We underachieved in terms of how we finished,? defender Walker Zimmerman said. ?We probably left at the...



NCAA tournament, West Regional: Texas Tech pulls away for win over Northern K... 22 Mar 2019 at 7:10pm -

Jarrett Culver had 29 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to help No. 3 seed Texas Tech shake off a slow start and beat No. 14 seed Northern Kentucky 72-57 in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday.

Tariq Owens scored 12 points and Davide Moretti had 10 for Texas Tech (27-6), which...