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Kyle Busch wins again at Fontana after wild finish

Kyle Busch wins again at Fontana after wild finish

FONTANA, Calif. | Kyle Busch won at Fontana for the second straight year Sunday, holding off Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart and his older brother Kurt on a frantic two-lap sprint to the finish.

March 23, 2014 9:00 pm
Brad Keselowski edges Junior on last lap in Las Vegas

Brad Keselowski edges Junior on last lap in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS | Brad Keselowski surged ahead on the final lap when Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel, claiming a dramatic victory Sunday in the NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

March 09, 2014 9:00 pm
Joey Logano wins NASCAR pole in Las Vegas

Joey Logano wins NASCAR pole in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS | Joey Logano believes two facts are abundantly clear after he emerged from the organized chaos of NASCAR's first three-round knockout qualifying session Friday with the pole position at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

March 07, 2014 8:40 pm
OLYMPICS: Canada's Olympic hockey win could be NHL farewell

OLYMPICS: Canada's Olympic hockey win could be NHL farewell

SOCHI, Russia | Steve Yzerman was stuck in an elevator while the maple leaf flag was raised to the Bolshoy Ice Dome rafters Sunday.

February 24, 2014 9:00 pm
U.S. women lose hockey gold in heartbreaking fashion

U.S. women lose hockey gold in heartbreaking fashion

SOCHI, Russia | A two-goal lead blown in the final four minutes. A long shot that clanged off the post of an empty net. Two perplexing penalties in overtime, setting up a golden goal for Canada.

February 20, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Elimination games begin in Olympic men's hockey

Elimination games begin in Olympic men's hockey

SOCHI, Russia | Thanks to that memorable shootout loss to the U.S., Russia must win four games in six days to bring home its first Olympic men's hockey gold medals in 22 years.

February 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Russians face high stakes in Olympic men's hockey

Russians face high stakes in Olympic men's hockey

Sidney Crosby and Canada are traveling halfway around the world in search of another golden moment. Sweden, Finland and the U.S. team arrive in Sochi brimming with NHL talent and intending to depart with medals.

January 30, 2014 8:00 pm
Rose-less Bulls humbled by the Clippers

Rose-less Bulls humbled by the Clippers

LOS ANGELES | While Derrick Rose headed home to Chicago for knee surgery, the Bulls began life without their superstar guard again.

November 24, 2013 6:22 pm
Blackhawks must return to the 'Chicago' way in Games 1 and 2

Blackhawks must return to the 'Chicago' way in Games 1 and 2

LOS ANGELES | If the Chicago Blackhawks are going to end the Los Angeles Kings' perfect postseason on home ice in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, they'll have to do it without their top defenseman.

June 05, 2013 7:30 pm
LA Kings stumble home to host surging Blackhawks

LA Kings stumble home to host surging Blackhawks

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. | The Los Angeles Kings have been in all types of jams during the past two postseasons. Just a few weeks ago, they even escaped the same 0-2 deficit they're now facing in the Western Conference finals.

June 03, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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Wichita State upsets OSU for Final Four trip

Wichita State upsets OSU for Final Four trip

LOS ANGELES | Cleanthony Early kept stealing glances down at the hat in his hands while he waited for his turn to climb the stepladder, scissors in hand. The Wichita State forward seemed stunned at the words embroidered on his brand new ballcap: "Final Four Atlanta."

March 30, 2013 8:46 pm
Ohio St. faces Wichita St. for trip to Final Four

Ohio St. faces Wichita St. for trip to Final Four

LOS ANGELES | During Ohio State's journey to the Final Four last season, Aaron Craft learned the importance of focusing on the next 40 minutes, not the three-week trip.

March 29, 2013 7:09 pm
Busch avoids Hamlin-Logano wreck in Fontana finish

Busch avoids Hamlin-Logano wreck in Fontana finish

FONTANA, Calif. | Denny Hamlin was airlifted to a hospital Sunday after colliding with Joey Logano on the last lap while NASCAR's newest rivals raced for the win in a thrilling finish at Fontana.

March 24, 2013 9:30 pm
Tony Stewart hoping for more good luck at Fontana

Tony Stewart hoping for more good luck at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. | A few hours after putting his footprints and signature in drying concrete on Fontana's walk of fame, Tony Stewart hopped on his jet with Kyle Larson and flew 400 miles north to Stockton, Calif., where Larson beat him in a dirt-track race.

March 23, 2013 4:26 pm
Matt Kenseth holds off Kahne to win in Vegas

Matt Kenseth holds off Kahne to win in Vegas

LAS VEGAS | Matt Kenseth won on his 41st birthday in just his third start for the Joe Gibbs Racing, barely holding off Kasey Kahne at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday for his 25th career victory.

March 10, 2013 8:15 pm

Hamlin fined $25k by NASCAR for criticizing new Gen-6 race car

LAS VEGAS | Denny Hamlin was fined $25,000 by NASCAR on Thursday for criticizing the new Gen-6 race car after last week's race at Phoenix, and the furious driver said he won't pay.

March 07, 2013 3:36 pm
Blackhawks crash LA Kings' party with rout

Blackhawks crash LA Kings' party with rout

LOS ANGELES | The Blackhawks raised their own Stanley Cup championship banner just two seasons ago, so their core players already know it's tough to go back to work after a pregame party.

January 19, 2013 7:00 pm
Pete Rose preaches patience to tarnished stars

Pete Rose preaches patience to tarnished stars

LOS ANGELES | Pete Rose recently went to Cooperstown to film an episode of his upcoming reality television show. His fiancée got choked up when baseball's career hits leader had to watch the Parade of Legends and other Hall of Fame festivities as just another face in the crowd.

January 10, 2013 5:41 pm
Notre Dame reigns atop college football again

Notre Dame reigns atop college football again

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The postgame roars from Notre Dame's locker room echoed right through the Coliseum's thick cement walls and metal beams Saturday night, moving around the 89-year-old arena like a long-absent force of nature.

November 25, 2012 4:23 pm

Briscoe holds off teammate Power to win in Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. | Ryan Briscoe got past Penske teammate Will Power out of a pit stop Sunday and held off the two-time defending Sonoma champion for his first IndyCar victory since 2010.

August 26, 2012 6:47 pm
Kings celebrate Stanley Cup with parade, rally

Kings celebrate Stanley Cup with parade, rally

LOS ANGELES | Dustin Brown stood on a flatbed truck and raised the big silver trophy above his head once again. The air in downtown Los Angeles filled with a blizzard of silver-and-black confetti.

June 14, 2012 5:33 pm
Kings keep it cool with Stanley Cup in sight

Kings keep it cool with Stanley Cup in sight

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. | Jonathan Quick remembers eating ice pops with his friends and watching their beloved New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup on television in 1994. Dustin Brown vaguely recalls Joe Nieuwendyk bringing the Cup to Ithaca, N.Y., but can't remember if he got to see it up close.

June 05, 2012 5:45 pm
Kasey Kahne confident he'll turn around his season

Kasey Kahne confident he'll turn around his season

FONTANA, Calif. | Kasey Kahne waited nearly two years between signing with NASCAR's winningest team and finally climbing into his new ride.

March 24, 2012 4:50 pm
Bulls' season starts Rose-y

Bulls' season starts Rose-y

LOS ANGELES | Derrick Rose drove the lane and lofted home a smooth floating shot for the winning points in the Bulls' opener, just in case anybody doubted the youngest MVP in NBA history can shoulder the expectations that come bundled with that shiny new trophy and a huge contract extension.

December 25, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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Bourjos' bases-loaded RBI drives Angels past White Sox

Bourjos' bases-loaded RBI drives Angels past White Sox

ANAHEIM, Calif. | Peter Bourjos drove a single through a drawn-in infield with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the White Sox 5-4 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.

August 23, 2011 11:00 pm
Shaun White edges rival for X Games skate title

Shaun White edges rival for X Games skate title

LOS ANGELES | Shaun White won the X Games skateboard vert competition Saturday night, dramatically edging rival Pierre-Luc Gagnon on their final run.

July 30, 2011 10:00 pm
Bruins batter Luongo's Canucks to force Game 7

Bruins batter Luongo's Canucks to force Game 7

BOSTON | The Boston Bruins put Roberto Luongo and the Stanley Cup back on the shelf.

June 14, 2011 10:00 pm
Canucks edge Bruins, move to brink of NHL title

Canucks edge Bruins, move to brink of NHL title

VANCOUVER, British Columbia | With a fortunate bounce and a flawless goalie, the Vancouver Canucks are heading back to Boston with the chance to hoist the Stanley Cup for the first time.

June 10, 2011 10:00 pm
Stanley Cup finals show NHL still struggling with violence

Stanley Cup finals show NHL still struggling with violence

BOSTON | Two players made two bad decisions in an instant, something that happens fairly often in the NHL. Boston's Nathan Horton watched his pass an instant too long, and Vancouver's Aaron Rome checked him an instant too late.

June 07, 2011 10:00 pm
Canucks' Burrows scores fast in OT

Canucks' Burrows scores fast in OT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia | In a mere 11 seconds, Alex Burrows used the strengths of the Boston Bruins' two best defensive players against them.

June 05, 2011 12:15 am
Canucks, Bruins show creativity can win Cup

Canucks, Bruins show creativity can win Cup

VANCOUVER, British Columbia | When Daniel and Henrik Sedin streak down the ice, exchanging crisp passes in a display of their jaw-dropping offensive creativity, it's easy to forget the Vancouver Canucks were the NHL's best defensive team this season.

June 03, 2011 6:00 pm
Dunn's 4 hits lead WSox's late rally past Angels

Dunn's 4 hits lead WSox's late rally past Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. | Alexei Ramirez scored the tiebreaking run from third base when Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen threw a wild pitch during an intentional walk in the 10th inning, and the Chicago White Sox rallied from a late three-run deficit for a 6-4 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

May 11, 2011 10:00 pm
Dirk blasts Lakers again, sends Mavs to 2-0 lead

Dirk blasts Lakers again, sends Mavs to 2-0 lead

LOS ANGELES | Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, Shawn Marion added 14 and the Dallas Mavericks stunned the erratic Los Angeles Lakers 93-81 in Game 2 on Wednesday night, taking a 2-0 second-round lead over the two-time defending champions with consecutive road wins.

May 04, 2011 10:00 pm
UConn earns Final Four bid, edges Arizona

UConn earns Final Four bid, edges Arizona

ANAHEIM, Calif. | With nine pressure-packed victories in 19 days, Connecticut has been on an exhausting sprint through the postseason for nearly three weeks now.

March 26, 2011 8:45 pm
Clippers' Griffin leaps car to win dunk contest

Clippers' Griffin leaps car to win dunk contest

LOS ANGELES | With a gospel choir at midcourt encouraging him to fly, Blake Griffin soared over a car and threw down a two-handed dunk.

February 19, 2011 10:00 pm
Unbeaten TCU stops Wisconsin

Unbeaten TCU stops Wisconsin

PASADENA, Calif. | Andy Dalton threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score, linebacker Tank Carder swatted down a 2-point conversion pass attempt with 2 minutes to play, and No. 3 TCU completed a perfect season with its first Rose Bowl victory, 21-19 over fourth-ranked Wisconsin on Saturday.

January 01, 2011 10:00 pm

Irish hold off USC to end 8-game rivalry skid

LOS ANGELES | Robert Hughes scored on a 5-yard run with 2:23 to play, and Notre Dame rallied to snap an eight-game losing streak in college football's best intersectional rivalry with a 20-16 victory over Southern California on Saturday night.

November 27, 2010 10:00 pm

Historic USC-Notre Dame rivalry gets next chapter

LOS ANGELES | Although Brian Kelly is new to Notre Dame's rivalry with Southern California, the best intersectional matchup in college football isn't new to him.

November 26, 2010 9:15 pm
Lakers hold off Bulls for 5th straight win

Lakers hold off Bulls for 5th straight win

LOS ANGELES | Shannon Brown tried not to take it personally when his hometown team showed no real interest in him last summer during free agency.

November 24, 2010 10:00 pm

David Ortiz wins HR Derby with 11-homer final

ANAHEIM, Calif. | Boston slugger David Ortiz won his first Home Run Derby title Monday night, hitting 11 homers in the final round to beat Florida's Hanley Ramirez at Angel Stadium.

July 12, 2010 10:30 pm
Dramatic Hollywood sequel

Dramatic Hollywood sequel

LOS ANGELES | The Los Angeles Lakers won their 16th NBA championship, dramatically rallying from a fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 83-79 Thursday night in Game 7 of the NBA finals.

June 18, 2010 12:00 am

Lakers edge Celtics in Game 7, win 16th title

LOS ANGELES | The Los Angeles Lakers have won their 16th NBA championship, dramatically rallying from a fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 83-79 Thursday night in Game 7 of the NBA finals.

June 17, 2010 11:01 pm

Celtics get past Lakers, even finals

LOS ANGELES | The Boston Celtics evened the NBA finals with Ray Allen shredding the Lakers from the 3-point line -- and Rajon Rondo doing everything else from everywhere else.

June 07, 2010 12:00 am
Butler holds off underdog Murray State 54-52

Butler holds off underdog Murray State 54-52

SAN JOSE, Calif. | Butler's Gordon Hayward instinctively left his man for a double-team, deflected a freshman's desperate pass and slammed Murray State's storybook shut.

March 21, 2010 12:05 am

Butler wins with second-half surge

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- When Shelvin Mack made a steal and quickly hit a 3-pointer in the opening minute of the second half, he had a good feeling Butler could shake its opening-game jitters.

March 19, 2010 12:00 am

United ... and on a mission

VANCOUVER, British Columbia | Angela Ruggiero launched a wrist shot over Kim Martin's too-late glove and gratefully raised her hands to the roof, finally certain her U.S. women's hockey team wouldn't allow another Swedish surprise at the Olympics.

February 23, 2010 12:00 am Related

Chargers blow another playoff chance

SAN DIEGO | When Vincent Jackson swung his foot at the New York Jets' challenge flag with 3 minutes left, every fan in the stadium felt his frustration.

January 18, 2010 12:00 am
Rothwell lurking for upset of Velasquez at UFC 104

Rothwell lurking for upset of Velasquez at UFC 104

LOS ANGELES | While Cain Velasquez patiently waits his turn for a shot at the UFC heavyweight title, Ben Rothwell thinks he can sneak up and take that place in line. After all, he's been waiting a whole lot longer.

October 23, 2009 1:20 pm Related

Bulls get Miller, Salmons from Kings

The Bulls acquired center Brad Miller, a Purdue product, and John Salmons from the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday in exchange for four players, including forwards Drew Gooden and Andres Nocioni.

February 19, 2009 12:00 am

Bulls get Miller, Salmons from Kings

The Bulls acquired center Brad Miller and John Salmons from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for four players, including forwards Drew Gooden and Andres Nocioni.

February 18, 2009 12:00 am
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