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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had just completed a shooting drill before a recent Clippers practice when assistant coach Sam Cassell walked over and sat in a chair with a computer in his hand. The two began to watch video, the pupil and the teacher starting another lesson. Gilgeous-Alexander, the...

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A teacher who recounted how a senior aide to President Trump ate glue as a third-grader is in trouble with her employers. The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District has placed veteran teacher Nikki Fiske on “home assignment” while it decides what to do, if anything, about disclosures she...

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School was back in session for the young U.S. national team Thursday. And once again the lessons it learned in an exhibition were harsh ones, with Colombia running roughshod over an inexperienced American defense in a 4-2 victory. “You can scout teams, you can watch teams, you can talk about...

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Even in the most depressing times of his career, Jack Campbell reserved a space in the back of his mind for nights like this. When he put his game under a microscope in Texas and Idaho it was difficult to see much light, but Campbell never let his positivity flicker out. “You always got to...

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Hallie Tran has been improving in singles throughout the season for the Costa Mesa High girls’ tennis team, but one area she has struggled with has been putting away the short ball. Tran has still racked up the wins in Orange Coast League play, but instead of being satisfied, the junior took...

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BURBANK — The Burroughs High girls’ volleyball team headed crosstown to Burbank to end the regular season with a rivalry match and a share of the Pacific League title on the line. The Indians did what they intended to do, defeating the Bulldogs, 25-16, 25-21, 21-25, 25-13, and sweeping the...

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All the Philadelphia Eagles needed to get over their Super Bowl hangover was a little more urgency, some big plays — and a timely game against the New York Giants. Carson Wentz threw a season-high three touchdown passes and the Eagles got an early lift from their defense and special teams in...

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Jett Duffey scored on a 38-yard quarterback draw with seven minutes left, holding on to the ball just long enough for the go-ahead score in Texas Tech's 17-14 victory over TCU on Thursday night. Duffey took off on the first play after a punt, and the touchdown stood after a replay review. The...

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While overseeing one of the best defenses in NFL history, Wade Phillips won a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos during the 2015 season. So the Rams’ defensive coordinator has a soft spot for Broncos players such as linebacker Von Miller and cornerback Chris Harris Jr. On Sunday, Phillips...

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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he was not ready on Wednesday to disclose how the club planned to set its rotation for the National League Championship Series beyond Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 on Friday. He explained various factors remained in play. A day later, minutes after getting off the...

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After practice Wednesday, USC cornerback Isaiah Langley was asked what makes Colorado’s budding star receiver, Laviska Shenault, so tough to defend. “Who?” Langley said. “Laviska Shenault,” the reporter answered. “Who’s that?” Langley said, still stumped. “No. 2. The guy with all...

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Richard Gregory Bauer didn’t hide his identity when he gathered information to hack into the email and social media accounts of his female friends, family members and co-workers. In some cases, the U.S. attorney’s office said, he told them via Facebook that he was working on a class project...

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The math never changes. A baseball series can be considered a test of wills, a contrast of styles or a clash of potential champions. But the math is iron-clad, which is why starting pitchers still carry weight, Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi explained. “In every playoff game, 27 outs...

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Michael Jordan, the greatest shooting guard in NBA history, moved with an incredible fluidity. The quick shake of his shoulders, a wiggle of his hips, a tilt of his head could all leave defenders helpless. The same can be said for Kobe Bryant — the closest thing to Jordan that has ever existed...

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A Lancaster man has been arrested after authorities say he sent an email threatening to kill U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif). Authorities say Craig Shaver sent a Sept. 30 email to the senator. No other details were released. Prosecutors said Thursday that Shaver, who has a 1991 grand theft...

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A capsule look at the Boston Red Sox-Houston Astros ALCS: When they matched with the Boston Red Sox in last year’s American League Division Series, the Houston Astros seemed unstoppable. They’d bolstered their starting rotation with the waiver-deadline acquisition of Justin Verlander, scored...

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The Dodgers came within a victory of a winning the World Series last season. That wasn’t much of a consolation, was it? The Buffalo Bills once came within a Scott Norwood field goal of claiming a Super Bowl and that didn’t earn them a piece of the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Championships are all...

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Regulators fined the Bay Area’s transit agency $650,000 on Thursday for safety failures that led a commuter train to strike and kill two workers inspecting a track five years ago during a union strike. The California Public Utilities Commission also placed the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency on...

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