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Bel-Air wildfire joins the siege throughout Southern California Bel-Air wildfire joins the siege throughout Southern California
- December 10, 2017

Most evacuees were allowed home. From the beachside city of Ventura, where rows of homes were leveled, to the rugged foothills north of Los Angeles, where more than two dozen horses died at a boarding stable, to Bel-Air, where the rich and famous have sweeping views of L.A. (more...)
Paul George, Jerami Grant out vs. Brooklyn Nets in Mexico City Paul George, Jerami Grant out vs. Brooklyn Nets in Mexico City
- December 10, 2017

In a joint announcement with the Mexican Basketball Federation and Mexico's Commission for Physical Culture and Sport, the NBA said NBA Academy Latin America, the league's seventh elite training center worldwide, would open in the coming months. (more...)
National Hockey League gives Seattle the green light to submit an application for expansion National Hockey League gives Seattle the green light to submit an application for expansion
- December 10, 2017

The ability for the ceiling to rise by a minimum of $3 million is due to another increase in league revenues, which Bettman said is projected to hit around $4.85 billion this season, while hockey-related revenues are expected to reach $4.54 billion, an increase of 8.2 percent. (more...)
Cleveland Browns Hire John Dorsey as General Manager Cleveland Browns Hire John Dorsey as General Manager
- December 10, 2017

Former Bills general manager Doug Whaley "formally interviewed" for the general manager's job with the Cleveland Browns , according to a report from Ian Rappoport. Before that, Dorsey cut his teeth in the front office with the Green Bay Packers under the tutelage of legendary executive Ron Wolf. "I have spent a majority of my football life with two franchises that also have storied history and I think I have a feel for the mentality of the fans in Cleveland and what it would mean to ... (more...)
Cristobal gets OR job Cristobal gets OR job
- December 09, 2017

He then joined the Alabama staff as the offensive line coach and was recognized as one of the best recruiters in the country. Oregon, which will play Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl on December 16, has named co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Mario Cristobal as its interim head coach. (more...)
Why LA is Still the Favorite to Trade for Stanton Why LA is Still the Favorite to Trade for Stanton
- December 09, 2017

If they lose out in the Stanton sweepstakes, then Longoria and other pieces could immediately help them. According to Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic and FOX Sports, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is pushing for a trade to his hometown Los Angeles Dodgers or the New York Yankees . (more...)
Shohei Ohtani to sign with the Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani to sign with the Los Angeles Angels
- December 09, 2017

The Angels went from 50-1 to 30-1 to win the World Series at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Shohei is humbled and flattered by all the time and effort that so many teams put into their presentations and sincerely thanks them for their professionalism. (more...)
Antonio Brown cites 'karma' after vicious hits mar Steelers' win Antonio Brown cites 'karma' after vicious hits mar Steelers' win
- December 07, 2017

In a letter to Smith-Schuster, NFL Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan wrote: "You are suspended for the unsafe and unsportsmanlike acts you committed during the fourth quarter of last night's game". You got to acknowledge it and he's got to work hard so that people understand who he is from a sportsmanship standpoint. Smith-Schuster apologized for the hit during post-game interviews as well as on Twitter . (more...)
Fire burning in Sepulveda Pass Fire burning in Sepulveda Pass
- December 07, 2017

The Foothill (210) Freeway was closed in both directions between the Golden State (5) Freeway on the west and the Glendale (2) Freeway and aren't expected to be reopened until at least later this morning. Forecasters are calling for another afternoon of gusty winds, which will help fuel the fires on Wednesday. This part of the 405 is heavily traveled through the Santa Monica Mountains between the western neighborhoods of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley to the north. (more...)
City derby win would be massive - De Bruyne City derby win would be massive - De Bruyne
- December 07, 2017

The two managers renewed acquaintances at the beginning of last season after Mourinho took the reins at Manchester United and Guardiola set up shop across town at Manchester City . First-half goals from Brazilian pair Bernard and Ismaily stunned Pep Guardiola's side on a freezing night at the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv, with Sergio Aguero's injury-time penalty too late to affect the outcome. (more...)
DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Durant almost fight, get ejected DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Durant almost fight, get ejected
- December 06, 2017

On Sunday, Shaun Livingston was ejected after making contact with a referee (he and the official, Courtney Kirkland, received suspensions on Monday ). Durant has had three in the past 18 games, one more than he had in his previous 810. But it's a surprising pattern for Durant, who now has been tossed two times in the last four days and leads the National Basketball Association with three ejections through 25 games. (more...)
Russia Has Been Banned From Competing In The 2018 Winter Olympics Russia Has Been Banned From Competing In The 2018 Winter Olympics
- December 06, 2017

The absence of Russian athletes would sap many events of top competitors. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko and his deputy minister Yuri Nagornykh are banned from all future editions of the Olympics . These invited athletes will participate, be it in individual or team competitions, under the name "Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR)". International Olympic Committee comes down hard on Russian cheats, stripping Alexander Legkov of his Sochi 50-kilometre cross country gold medal and ... (more...)
Shashi Kapoor: The child star who directed a Russian film Shashi Kapoor: The child star who directed a Russian film
- December 05, 2017

Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu said Kapoor will be remembered for the memorable roles he played in a number of films. The news of his death was confirmed by his nephew Randhir Kapoor, son of Raj Kapoor. He also starred in other British and American films such as Pretty Polly ("A Matter Of Innocence" (1967)) opposite Hayley Mills, Siddhartha (1972), Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987), and Muhafiz (1994). (more...)
Washington Huskies to face Penn State Nittany Lions in Fiesta Bowl Washington Huskies to face Penn State Nittany Lions in Fiesta Bowl
- December 05, 2017

The Nittany Lions are playing in a bowl game for the fourth consecutive year under Franklin and making their second consecutive New Year's Six bowl appearance after winning the 2016 Big Ten Championship and facing USC in the Rose Bowl. Penn State is Arizona bound for the Fiesta Bowl. The Lions' last trip to the game came in the 1996 season, a 38-15 win over Texas. Mike will have one final game in which he will represent Penn State University on Saturday, December 30 at 4 p.m. (more...)
Man City's late wins can be deflating to title rivals - Vincent Kompany Man City's late wins can be deflating to title rivals - Vincent Kompany
- December 04, 2017

But we believe in the players who don't play regularly, like Bernardo, Gundogan, Danilo. Raheem Sterling scored a 96th-minute victor in the 2-1 victory over Southampton as City maintained their eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League . (more...)
Giancarlo Stanton rumors: Marlins have trade framework in place with Giants, Cards Giancarlo Stanton rumors: Marlins have trade framework in place with Giants, Cards
- December 04, 2017

Approve a deal the Dodgers liked - for the goal of offloading Stanton's remaining $295 million contract (or as much of it as a team will accept) - or keep Stanton (and his mega contract) on the books. The ball reportedly is in Giancarlo Stanton's court. The Giants have many holes to fill including the outfield, third base and the bullpen as they try to bounce back from an embarrassing 98-loss season. (more...)
Here's what an 8-team College Football Playoff would have looked like Here's what an 8-team College Football Playoff would have looked like
- December 04, 2017

The Buckeyes defeated the University of Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship 27-21. Alabama was chosen despite not winning even its division title. Ohio State was the first, being selected last season over Big Ten champion Penn State. The committee favored a quality record over quality wins this year, and that's going to hurt college football fans more than anything. (more...)
Dante Cunningham listed as Pelicans' starter in place of Anthony Davis (groin) Dante Cunningham listed as Pelicans' starter in place of Anthony Davis (groin)
- December 04, 2017

Davis was injured Friday night early in the fourth quarter of 114-108 loss to the Utah Jazz . It's concerning that Davis couldn't put weight on the leg and collapsed without contact on an otherwise innocuous play under the basket. The NBA says New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been fined $25,000 in connection with his ejection from a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. (more...)
Windsor's unemployment rate drops for November Windsor's unemployment rate drops for November
- December 03, 2017

Canada's unemployment rate dropped right through the 6-per-cent level, registering 5.9 per cent, down from 6.3 per cent the month before. Stats Canada says almost 80,000 jobs were created nationally in November and helped brings Canada's unemployment figure down to 5.9 per cent, the lowest level in almost a decade. (more...)
Jimbo Fisher to take Texas A&M job Jimbo Fisher to take Texas A&M job
- December 03, 2017

The Seminoles were ranked third in the AP preseason poll but lost quarterback Deondre Francois in the opener against Alabama . Even though Fisher was gone, the Seminoles still had a game to play that would decide whether the nation's longest bowl streak would stay alive. (more...)