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Oct 19

Bonsignore: Rams are happy to be 4-2, but not content

JACKSONVILLE — The dark clouds and wet, gloomy conditions that besieged North Florida the last couple of days lifted by the time the Rams returned to practice Wednesday in preparation for their Sunday game against the Cardinals in London. But Florida b…

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Oct 17

Kartje: Aaron Rodgers injury alters entire NFC, opens door for Brett Hundley

It seemed innocuous, at first. The NFL’s smoothest signal caller dodging the rush, cooly scrambling into a soft spot outside the pocket. He dumped off a quick, 15-yard pass to his tight end and braced for impact. He’d done it so many times before, absorbing the hit, popping back up again, conjuring

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Oct 17

Aaron Donald earns praise from Rams coach Sean McVay for his work ethic

If Aaron Donald remains frustrated about not getting a new contract with the Rams, he’s venting it in productive ways, most notably against opposing quarterbacks and a defenseless remote control. Donald, who missed training camp and the season opener as part of his contract holdout — which proved

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Oct 16

Whicker: Kenley Jansen, Dodgers’ closer with big shoulders, looms large over Chicago

LOS ANGELES — Kenley Jansen struck up a friendship with Alex Rodriguez. This winter he hopes to parlay that into a meeting with Mariano Rivera, who closed out five World Series for the Yankees. Jim Leyland managed against Rivera for enough years to say…

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Oct 14

Good feelings all around as Alex Pourdanesh does his part in CdM’s win over University

IRVINE – Some of Alex Pourdanesh’s friends, his former teammates at University High, gathered around him after Corona del Mar had beaten the Trojans, 42-3, Friday night in a Pacific Coast League game. University quarterback Tristan Lucas and Trojans defensive lineman Dominic Milano playfully portrayed

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Oct 14

Fogel ignites fast start that La Habra uses to cruise past Troy

LA HABRA – Another week and another dominating performance by La Habra’s football in the Freeway League. The Highlanders compiled over 600 yards in offense and held Troy to 184 total yards on its way to a 47-0 rout over the Warriors on Friday at La Habra High. La Habra (5-2, 2-0), ranked eighth in

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Oct 14

NLCS Game 1: Dodgers vs. Cubs, game time, TV channel and starting pitchers

NLCS GAME 1 CUBS at DODGERS When: 5 p.m. Where: Dodger Stadium TV: TBS THE PITCHERS Vs. Cubs: 5-3, 2.64 ERA At Dodger Stadium: 80-31, 2.04 ERA Postseason history: 5-7, 4.63 ERA, 19 games, 15 starts Hates to face: Wilson Contreras, 4 for 7 (.571), 2 hom…

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Oct 14

Back injury might keep Corey Seager out of Dodgers’ Game 1 lineup

LOS ANGELES — Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager isn’t certain to start Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, Manager Dave Roberts said Friday. Seager did not practice with teammates for the second consecutive day because of an injury to his back. Roberts said the injury occurred in Game

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Oct 14

Whicker: Cubs hope to shake off their long, strange trip

LOS ANGELES — Vince Lombardi said fatigue makes cowards of us all. But not always. Sometimes it makes clowns and comedians and kids of us all. Especially when it’s 25 semi-adults, playing the most serious games of their lives and spending the intervening hours coast-to-coast, in a flying prison.

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Oct 14

Chargers defense can’t let down against Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch

COSTA MESA — When Marshawn Lynch came out of retirement earlier this year to join the Raiders, Brandon Mebane had a message for him. “It’s on,” the Chargers defensive tackle told his friend, laughing. “You know I’ve got to get you.” Mebane and Lynch shared a locker room for years, their college

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Oct 14

Week 6 NFL picks: Jacksonville Jaguars winning without proven quarterback

Last Sunday, in their most resounding victory of the season — and maybe the past decade — the Jacksonville Jaguars completed eight passes. Total. To reach that comically low number, their quarterback, Blake Bortles, threw the ball just 14 times. He fin…

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Oct 13

Angels Notes: ‘Dialogue’ ongoing with Justin Upton

Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Friday he recently had a “positive conversation” with Justin Upton and agent Larry Reynolds and “there is dialogue going on,” although he wouldn’t characterize the situation any further. Upton has an opt-out in his contract, which must be exercised by three

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Oct 13

From Los Al to pro: Football stars return to celebrate their high school’s 50th homecoming

It’s not every high school that can claim seven NFL players as alumni. Nor is it every high school that can point to four of those professional athletes cheering from the sideline at  homecoming. Then again, 50-year anniversaries come around but once a half century. Los Alamitos High’s busy celebration

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Oct 13

El Dorado grinds out confidence-building win over Canyon

ORANGE – El Dorado used a deep touchdown pass and two field goals to win a thrilling game against No. 21 Canyon, 13-12, Thursday at El Modena High. Nathan Jaquez made 44- and 34-yard field goals for the Golden Hawks (4-3), while the Comanches (4-3) mis…

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Oct 13

Whicker: Dodgers in World Series: If not now, when?

As you’ve noticed, the Big Dodger In The Sky has been on sabbatical. Last seen in the fall of 1988, the BDITS has left Dodgers fans (A) glumly watching someone else lift trophies and wear champagne goggles or (B) angrily bolting the sports bar, looking for the car and a Lakers schedule. L.A. fans

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Oct 13

Rams’ defense challenged to slow Jacksonville’s big cat, Leonard Fournette

THOUSAND OAKS — The jaguar, native to parts of North America, is known for its combination of size and speed. So Jacksonville drafted appropriately in April when it made Leonard Fournette a Jaguar. Fournette is listed at 6-foot and a bulky 228 pounds. …

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