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Even after Ryan Kesler scored a goal in his season debut last week, there was no telling just how much he had left. He was largely ineffective last season following hip surgery, and another grueling summer of rehab — driven by his unquenchable thirst to quiet the critics — was required just...

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Staples Center operations staffers frantically gathered near the court midway through the fourth quarter Wednesday, talking into walkie-talkies and glancing, worried, at the basket on the arena’s southern end. After absorbing three rim-bending dunks by the Clippers 7-foot-3 center Boban...

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The final clod of dirt that buried the Clippers’ star-driven “Lob City” era was tossed before their season-opening 107-98 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday at Staples Center. High above the floor, where banners depicting Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin and other players had...

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Controversy swirled around the fourth game of the American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox long before Andrew Benintendi made a game-saving dive to end a 4-hour 33-minute battle of wills at Minute Maid Park. A man in a 1984 Republican presidential campaign...

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Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. In a statement issued late Wednesday night, the Walker County district...

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DeMar DeRozan had 28 points in his San Antonio debut, LaMarcus Aldridge added 21 points and 19 rebounds and the Spurs overcame a 23-point performance by Minnesota's Jimmy Butler in a 112-108 victory Wednesday night in a matchup of teams coming off a tumultuous offseason. DeRozan was acquired from...

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Former longtime Newport Harbor High football coach Jeff Brinkley, as well as former Edison and Corona del Mar tennis coach Tim Mang, were among 15 inducted into the CIF Southern Section Hall of Fame on Wednesday during a ceremony at The Grand Conference Center in Long Beach. Bob Johnson, who...

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Los funcionarios federales de salud están preocupados por el aumento de una rara y misteriosa enfermedad que afecta principalmente a los niños y puede paralizar los brazos y las piernas; hasta este martes se registraron 127 casos confirmados o presuntos de dicha condición. Sesenta y dos...

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The Corona del Mar High girls’ tennis team brought plenty of snacks to Wednesday’s key nonleague match at Rolling Hills Estates Palos Verdes Peninsula. Bagels were not one of the options, but CdM senior Kristina Evloeva still provided three of those. Evloeva swept 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 in singles,...

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Former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. In a statement issued late Wednesday night, the Walker County district...

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México envió fuerzas federales a su frontera sur para intentar detener una caravana de inmigrantes hondureños que se dirige a Estados Unidos, luego de que el presidente Trump hizo un llamado a varias naciones latinoamericanas a detener la caravana constituida principalmente, por inmigrantes...

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In retrospect, it’s curious the Dodgers were ever in the position they found themselves last month. The reasons they were in danger of missing the postseason remain a mystery, something worth looking into over this winter to ensure they don’t underperform to that degree again. The Dodgers had...

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The participation of the U.S. in next year’s Women’s World Cup was never really in doubt. That kind of certainty is owed to the world’s top-ranked national team, one that has never missed the tournament and has won it a record three times. But just to make it official, the Americans won their...

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Clay Helton has compared Porter Gustin to the superhero “Thor.” Now, with Gustin out for the season because of a broken ankle, USC will ask a collection of talented players to be the Trojans’ version of “The Avengers,” the superteam of heroes that aims to defeat the forces of evil through...

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It was old school. It was throwback. It was lovely. On the mound, a giant threw for nearly three hours, no hook, no help, just curves and heat and heart. At the plate, the home run was replaced with hustle, big swings became blunt pokes, no clubbing, all creating. On an old-fashioned autumnal...

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Wade Miley might not have won the game, but he won best supporting actor. The Milwaukee Brewers gave Miley a mission a couple days ago and told him to keep it secret. He would start Wednesday’s game, but only in a cameo role. He could tell only a very few people within his circle of trust. He...

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Jaylen Hands, an old-timer as a sophomore point guard on this UCLA basketball team, had just finished ticking off the attributes of every freshman when he paused to make sure he hadn’t forgotten anyone. “That’s six, right?” Hands asked the reporters gathered around him Wednesday during the...

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Escalating his criticism of California’s fire management strategy, President Trump threatened Wednesday to withhold unspecified funding from the state. The comments at a Cabinet meeting were vague on details — but they nonetheless sent federal forest managers across the state scrambling to...

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SERIES The Big Bang Theory When Amy (Mayim Bialik) doesn’t have time to work on super-asymmetry with Sheldon (Jim Parsons), he goes to great lengths to ensure she’s available. Also, Raj (Kunal Nayyar) doesn’t want Howard (Simon Helberg) to join him in hosting a show at the planetarium in this...

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Max Muncy stood at the plate one botched swing away from what would have been his third strikeout of the game. But this time, he knew what to do. In his third at-bat against Brewers pitcher Brandon Woodruff on Wednesday, Muncy finally understood the pitch mix Woodruff employed. He had tried and...

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