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Dec 16

Rams vs. Seahawks: Who has the edge?

RAMS (9-4) at SEAHAWKS (8-5) When: Sunday, 1:05 p.m. Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle Line: Seahawks by 2.5 TV/radio: Ch. 11; 710-AM, 93.1-FM, 1330-AM (Spanish) RAMS OFFENSE vs. SEAHAWKS DEFENSE The Rams scored only 10 points in these teams’ first meeting, in October, but they totaled 375 yards

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Dec 16

Chargers defense ready to prove itself again in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY — Casey Hayward has four interceptions this season, but has yet to take one to the end zone. If and when that happens, the Chargers cornerback might pay homage to one of his opponents. Two months ago, Tyreek Hill debuted a celebration built…

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Dec 16

Rams look for offensive balance against always-tough Seattle defense

THOUSAND OAKS — Todd Gurley needs the ball more. Robert Woods is back. Cooper Kupp is coming off a career game. Tavon Austin is still a part of the Rams’ offense, despite what the statistics indicate. Then there’s Sammy Watkins, Gerald Everett and Tyler Higbee. The Rams’ list of skill players

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Dec 15

Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs: Who has the edge?

CHARGERS (7-6) at KANSAS CITY (7-6) When: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. PT Where: Arrowhead Stadium Line: Chargers by 1 TV/Radio: NFL Network; 640-AM, 980-AM (Spanish) CHARGERS OFFENSE vs. KANSAS CITY DEFENSE Darrelle Revis will eventually be a Hall of Famer. Bu…

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Dec 15

NFL Saturday games: Previews, predictions for Bears vs. Lions, Chargers vs. Chiefs

CHICAGO AT DETROIT Kickoff: 1:30 p.m., Saturday TV: NFL Network Outlook: The Lions’ playoff hopes continue to hang by a thread. They nearly blew a game last week in which they forced five turnovers. They’ve demoted starting running back Ameer Abdullah and promoted Theo Riddick, a third-down pass

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Dec 15

NFL Week 15 preview: Analysis, predictions and start times for every game

LAST WEEK AGAINST THE SPREAD: 7-9 SEASON RECORD: 102-99-4 PHILADELPHIA AT NEW YORK GIANTS Kickoff: 10 a.m. Outlook: The sky was (rightfully) falling in Philadelphia this week, with Carson Wentz officially out for the season with a torn ACL, and the Super Bowl hopes of the NFL’s top team thrown into

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Dec 15

Angels sign Zack Cozart, move him to third base, for 3 years and $38M

The Angels were looking for a second baseman and ended up with a third baseman … and his donkey. Billy Eppler had been talking to free agent Zack Cozart, a longtime shortstop, about moving to second with the Angels. Then the Angels general manager swun…

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Dec 15

Chargers receiver Keenan Allen has a history with Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters

COSTA MESA — Less than a year ago, Keenan Allen publicly described Marcus Peters as a “bum.” Heading into Saturday’s trip to Kansas City, the Chargers receiver has changed his tune. “I think he’s top-five, for sure,” Allen said of the All-Pro cornerback. What spurred this turn? Well, Allen doesn

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Dec 15

Containing Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is priority for Rams defense

THOUSAND OAKS — The Seahawks put 10 other players on the field, mostly for appearance’s sake. Their offense is all Russell Wilson, all the time, and the Rams understand the challenge this week. Wilson has either passed or run for each of Seattle’s last 25 offensive touchdowns. Not since early

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Dec 14

Leaving winter meetings, Angels search for flexibility in final spots

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — After day after plugging the most gaping hole in the Angels everyday lineup by getting Ian Kinsler, a sleep-deprived Billy Eppler prepared to leave the winter meetings on Thursday with more work ahead. “There are some more boxe…

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Dec 14

Quarterback Sam Darnold, linebacker Uchenna Nwosu named USC’s co-MVPs

Sam Darnold and Uchenna Nwosu shared USC’s team MVP honors at its awards banquet on Wednesday night. Darnold, the Trojans’ star quarterback, threw for 3,787 yards, 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions this season, completing 64 percent of his passes. The redshirt sophomore also ran for five touchdowns

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Dec 14

With Brandon Morrow gone, Dodgers looking to hit the jackpot in the bullpen again

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — As the Dodgers look to try to replace Brandon Morrow, while being hamstrung by a luxury tax that makes spending big money on the bullpen dicey, the best solution would be to find the next Morrow. The Dodgers signed Morrow to a …

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Dec 14

Chargers’ Melvin Gordon doesn’t want to jinx himself as he nears 1,000 yards

COSTA MESA — Melvin Gordon knows he can get there. He also knows that it’s far from guaranteed. With three games left in the regular season, the Chargers running back is only 147 rushing yards shy of 1,000 — a milestone that eluded him his first two years as a pro. Hitting even 50 yards in each of

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Dec 14

Thursday night NFL preview: Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts

DENVER AT INDIANAPOLIS Kickoff: 5:30 p.m., Thursday TV: Ch. 4 Outlook: This is the Thursday Night Football we remember. No offense. Two flailing teams with coaches who might be fired. At least the Broncos are coming off a win, one in which they actuall…

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Dec 14

Alexander: Travis Coons the man of the moment for Chargers

COSTA MESA — Kickers, better than anyone, understand the saying about how “NFL” often stands for Not For Long. It is an impermanent assignment. Unless you are one of the league’s truly gifted and consistent kickers, your job security is about the width of the goal posts: 18 feet, 6 inches. Imagine

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Dec 14

Angels acquire second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Tigers

The Angels have apparently filled their hole at second base by getting All-Star Ian Kinsler from the Detroit Tigers, according to multiple reports. Because the deal has not yet been announced, it’s unclear who the Angels sent to Detroit. Kinsler, 35, is coming off a season in which he hit .236 with

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