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Telemundo draws record audience for Mexico-Germany World Cup game

Los Angeles Times - 6 hours 46 min ago

Telemundo drew an average audience of 6.56 million viewers for Sunday’s Mexico-Germany World Cup match, making it the most-watched sporting event in the Spanish-language network’s history.

Across all platforms, including digital, Telemundo’s coverage had an average audience of 7.4 million, and...

LAFC after spot in Open Cup quarterfinals

Los Angeles Times - 7 hours 26 min ago

Reaching the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup would be a significant accomplishment for an MLS expansion team, but it’s one the Los Angeles Football Club could add to a growing list of achievements with a win over the Sacramento Republic on Wednesday at Banc of California Stadium.

Kickoff is...

Angels continue free fall with loss to Diamondbacks 7-4

Los Angeles Times - 13 hours 36 min ago

Two months and four days ago, the Angels completed a sweep of the Kansas City Royals.

The Angels had played 16 games in the new season, winning 13. The American League West included the defending World Series champion Houston Astros, but first place belonged to the Angels.

Little did we know that...

Angels' bullpen needs some relief and a save

Los Angeles Times - 14 hours 1 min ago

This was one loss the Angels couldn’t pin on their bullpen.

Jaime Barria, making his ninth major league start, gave up six runs to the Arizona Diamondbacks in four innings Monday night, a sour note for a starting staff that has generally acquitted itself well despite a baffling array of injuries....

College World Series: Oregon State eliminates Washington 14-5 after rain delay

Los Angeles Times - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:30

Kyle Nobach hit a three-run homer to put Oregon State in control in the seventh inning, Kevin Abel pitched four strong innings of relief and Oregon State sent Pac-12 rival Washington home from the College World Series with a 14-5 win on Monday night.

The Beavers erased early deficits, starting...

Don't bank on Mike Trout participating in the All-Star game Home Run Derby

Los Angeles Times - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:15

Aaron Judge says he has no interest in defending his title in the home run derby. Neither Mookie Betts nor J.D. Martinez wants to participate. Even Bryce Harper, whose Washington Nationals are hosting the All-Star festivities, has yet to publicly commit to the derby.

Mike Trout leads the major...

Gennady Golovkin knows his worth when it comes to his rematch with Canelo Alvarez

Los Angeles Times - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 18:10

If it weren’t already apparent by his 23-fight knockout streak and his record-tying run of middleweight-title victories, there’s a cold hardness to Gennady Golovkin’s mannerisms.

So when Canelo Alvarez’s team asked Golovkin to further reduce the 45-percent purse cut he’d already agreed to — and...

Dodgers rained out, will play doubleheader; Clayton Kershaw could return this weekend

Los Angeles Times - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 17:20

The crowd at Wrigley Field stirred to life at 9:24 p.m. local time Monday as the grounds crew gathered around the tarp. It had lain in the grass of right field, beneath a malfunctioning tower of lights, for nearly 45 minutes. The fans cheered as the attendants pulled at the tarp, only to groan...

FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Mexico over anti-gay chant

Los Angeles Times - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:15

The shine from Mexico’s opening-game victory over Germany was dulled Monday when the Associated Press reported FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the team because its fans used an anti-gay slur during the game.

Mexico supporters chanted the slur when German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer...

Mike Martin, college baseball's career wins leader, will retire after 2019 season

Los Angeles Times - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:00

Mike Martin will take one more shot at getting Florida State a national championship in baseball.

The university announced on Monday that 2019 will be Martin's 40th and final season as the Seminoles' coach. The 74-year old Martin, who became college baseball's career wins leader in May, has a 1,987-713-4...

Barry Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals

Los Angeles Times - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 13:55

Barry Trotz resigned as the coach of the Washington Capitals on Monday, less than two weeks after he had guided the team to the franchise’s first Stanley Cup championship.

It was believed that Trotz’s contract ended after this season and that he had been discussing an extension. However, Eliotte...

Mexico's Osorio has proved his worth — and proved the critics wrong

Los Angeles Times - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:50

Juan Carlos Osorio wasn’t even a year into his stint as manager of Mexico’s national team when the country’s fickle fans began calling for him to be fired.

Most new coaches get a honeymoon period. Osorio went straight from the altar to divorce court.

So after Sunday’s stunning upset of defending...

Potential No. 1 draft pick Deandre Ayton says he and Devin Booker could be "Shaq and Kobe 2.0" for Phoenix Suns

Los Angeles Times - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:15

For the three years he has lived in Arizona, Deandre Ayton rarely has been more than a 7-foot curiosity outside basketball circles in Phoenix.

During high school, the big man from the Bahamas turned heads for his young, Shaq-like physique but maintained relative anonymity. Now, however, he’s better...

A look at Tuesday's World Cup schedule

Los Angeles Times - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 06:00

A look at Tuesday’s World Cup matchups:

GROUP H

COLOMBIA VS. JAPAN

Where: Saransk

Time: 5 a.m. PDT

TV: FS1, Telemundo

The buzz: With Radamel Falcao joining James Rodriguez, the World Cup’s leader scorer four years, Colombia’s attack is more potent than it was when the team made a surprising run...

Meet 'the LaVar Ball of college football', whose youngest son is determined to live up to the hype at USC

Los Angeles Times - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 05:00

Amon-ra St. Brown sits in the backseat, silently flipping through his iPhone and waiting for his turn to control the music. His father makes the rules, and if he’s driving, which John Brown often is, then he’s sure as heck going to torture the kid while he still can.

So, Foreigner’s greatest hits...

NBA mock draft 2.0: Deandre Ayton still No. 1, but Luka Doncic slides

Los Angeles Times - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 04:00

The moment of truth for all 30 NBA teams arrives Thursday evening at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

It is the moment when teams will draft players, many with the hopes that their selections can set their franchise on a course of sustained success.

Arizona’s Deandre Ayton is viewed in that...

College World Series: Texas Tech stuns Florida 6-3 in opener

Los Angeles Times - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 23:15

Gabe Holt hit a tiebreaking single in the fifth inning and drove in an insurance run in the ninth, leading Texas Tech to a stunning 6-3 win over defending national champion Florida in the College World Series on Sunday night.

The Red Raiders (45-18) won their CWS opener for the first time in their...

MLB: Carlos Carrasco is put on Indians' DL

Los Angeles Times - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 21:40

Right-hander Carlos Carrasco was put on the 10-day disabled list Sunday by the Cleveland Indians because of a bruised right elbow.

Carrasco was struck by Joe Mauer’s line drive in the second inning of Cleveland’s 9-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.

Carrasco is 8-5 with a 4.24 earned-run...

Phil Mickelson didn't talk about that unfortunate moment, but U.S. Golf Association did

Los Angeles Times - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 20:50

Just about everyone was still talking Sunday about slapping back a runaway putt the day before. Everyone but Mickelson, that is.

He spent a half hour after his round with Rickie Fowler working the rope line, signing autographs for fans and posing for selfies, but skipped talking to reporters, walking...

Dodgers' Matt Kemp doesn't start against Giants, but not because he's serving a suspension

Los Angeles Times - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 19:50

Matt Kemp was not in the Dodgers starting lineup Sunday, but it wasn’t because the hot-hitting left fielder dropped his appeal of a one-game suspension for a shoving match with Texas catcher Robinson Chirinos on Wednesday night.

“It’s just a day off,” manager Dave Roberts said before the game....