National Sports

New California law prompted by crash that killed Kobe Bryant

Sep 28, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved legislation prompted by the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others

Point scores, Lightning lead Stars 1-0 after 1st in Game 6

Sep 28, 2020

Penalties continue to hurt the Dallas Stars, and the Tampa Bay Lightning’s power play keeps making them pay in the Stanley Cup Final

LEADING OFF: Playoffs begin, Bieber vs Cole in prime matchup

Sep 28, 2020

Shane Bieber dominated this year for Cleveland, leading the American League in wins, ERA and strikeouts

Lakers, Heat start their preparations for NBA Finals

Sep 28, 2020

What was once a 22-team bubble at Walt Disney World is down to the final two, with Bam Adebayo and the Miami Heat set to take on LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals

Lots of unfamiliar territory in 2020 baseball playoffs

Sep 28, 2020

Welcome to the first round of the 2020 baseball playoffs, a class with an unusual amount of homework — and precious little room for error

Chiefs DE Alex Okafor inactive for KC against Ravens

Sep 28, 2020

Chiefs injured defensive end Alex Okafor has been placed on the inactive list for Monday night’s game against the Baltimore Ravens

Johnstone, 2-time WS champ and popular prankster, dies at 74

Sep 28, 2020

Jay Johnstone, who won World Series championships as a versatile outfielder with the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers while being baseball’s merry prankster, has died

Yanks to start C Higashioka, sit Sánchez in wild-card opener

Sep 28, 2020

Slumping slugger Gary Sánchez will be benched in favor of Kyle Higashioka in the New York Yankees lineup for their wild-card opener

'Runaway train': Serena wins French Open opener; Nadal, too

Sep 28, 2020

Serena Williams has won her opener at the French Open, going from a first set that required a tiebreaker to a lopsided second set in which she did not drop a game

Doc Rivers out as Clippers' coach, after seven seasons

Sep 28, 2020

Doc Rivers says he’s out as coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, though did not specify if he chose to leave on his own or if he was fired

Pocket Aces: Bieber, Cole square off as Yankees play Indians

Sep 28, 2020

Pitching matchups don't get any better than Game 1 of the wild-card series between the Indians and Yankees

Misdemeanor kidnap charge for mother of Ravens guard's child

Sep 28, 2020

The mother of Baltimore Ravens offensive guard D

With 3rd straight win, Liverpool making ominous start to EPL

Sep 28, 2020

Three wins from three games, two big rivals dispatched and an expensive new signing already on the scoresheet

Doc Rivers says on social media he is no longer the coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, thanks fans for their support

Sep 28, 2020

Doc Rivers says on social media he is no longer the coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, thanks fans for their support

Column: A season like no other gets playoffs like no other

Sep 28, 2020

It’s entirely possible, if not terribly likely, that the Astros could suddenly discover a way to start hitting the ball and make the World Series once again