Candace Parker scored 22 points, including two free throws with 7.8 seconds remaining, to help the Sparks beat the Connecticut Sun, 77-72, on Thursday night.
Nneka Ogwumike had 11 points and 11 rebounds and Jantel Lavender scored eight of her 11 points in the second half for the Sparks (5-0),...
The unflappable state judge who presided over the “Mississippi Burning” trial – in which a defendant accused in the 1964 killing of three civil rights workers was convicted four decades later – died Thursday.
Retired Mississippi Circuit Judge Marcus Gordon died at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson,...
State water regulators are proposing to dismiss a record $1.5-million fine they intended to levy against a Northern California irrigation district accused of ignoring drought-related cuts in water diversions.
The State Water Resources Control Board slapped the fine on the Byron Bethany Irrigation...
Dorsey Coach Ralph Tilley won his 15th City Section boys track and field championship, and he can thank getting out many of his school's top athletes for the accomplishment on Thursday night.
There were football and basketball players galore scoring points for the Dons.
Jojo Lambey, a basketball...
Sophomore Daniel Kamulali of Chatsworth High earned the title “fastest teenager in the City Section” on Thursday night when he raced to victory in the 100 meters in 10.66 seconds at the City track and field finals at Birmingham High.
“This is a blessing -- a year of hard work,” he said.
The Golden State Warriors aren’t going home. There’s still at least one more game to play.
Stephen Curry made sure of it in the closing minutes Thursday night at Oracle Arena. With the Oklahoma City Thunder still within striking distance in a game that could have ended the Warriors’ season, Curry...
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Mira Costa d. Loyola, 25-18, 25-17, 20-25, 23-25, 15-11
Corona del Mar d. Beckman, 25-20, 25-23, 23-25, 25-23
Oak Park d. La Jolla, 25-20, 25-14, 25-16
The words were tougher. The final rounds lasted longer. The result was the same.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a tie for the third consecutive year Thursday night, with Jairam Hathwar and Nihar Janga declared co-champions after a roller-coaster finish.
Thirteen-year-old Jairam is the...
Eagle Rock 3, Chavez 1
Franklin 7, Roybal 6
Friday at USC
Div. III: #1 Los Angeles CES vs. #2 Harbor Teacher, 4 p.m.
Saturday at Dodger Stadium
Div. II: #8 Eagle Rock vs. #6 Franklin, 10 a.m.
Div. I: #1 Chatsworth vs. #2 El Camino...
It will be an all-Northern League baseball final on Saturday at Dodger Stadium in the City Section Division II championship game at 10 a.m.
On Thursday in the semifinals at USC, Eagle Rock defeated Chavez, 3-1. Jacob Alvarez threw a one-hitter.
In the other semifinal, Franklin fell behind, 5-0,...
A woman was found dead Thursday in a West Hollywood apartment, and her boyfriend was arrested on suspicion of murder, authorities said.
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were called about 11:30 a.m. to an apartment in the 8500 block of Holloway Drive, Sheriff's Deputy Sara Rodriguez said.
When Julio Urias makes his major league debut Friday, the left-hander will be auditioning for more than a permanent place on the Dodgers' roster.
Urias might not know it, but he will be on trial for a far more significant role.
He has a chance to be Los Angeles’ next superstar.
The elements are...
Water quality at Southern California beaches has shown marked improvement for the second year in a row in what experts say is a continuing byproduct of the severe drought that has cut polluted runoff into the Pacific Ocean.
About 97% of Southern California beaches received an A or B grade for water...
A man wanted on suspicion of abducting a 15-year-old Bay Area girl was killed Thursday in a shootout with sheriff's deputies in Santa Barbara County after a high-speed chase, authorities said.
The suspect, 19-year-old Fernando Castro, was spotted driving a gold Saturn south on the 101 Freeway,...
Woodcrest Christian 7, Santa Ynez 4 (11)
Norco 2, Valencia 1
Los Alamitos 4, Vista Murrieta 1
Orange Lutheran 9, Lakewood 5
Quarterfinal, Friday, 4 p.m.
Great Oak vs. Mater Dei at Thornton Park (Santa Ana)
Semifinals, Tuesday, 3:15 p.m.
Mater Dei at #4 Norco OR #4 Norco...
The 17-year-old girl was standing alone at a station in Germany awaiting her train ride home when a car pulled up alongside her.
One of three men in the vehicle asked the teenager a question before forcing her into the car, holding a blade firmly against her throat.
“Kill you,” she recalled the...
There’s a lot more going on at colleges these days than just studying.
On any given day, 1.2 million full-time students are drinking alcohol and more than 703,000 are using marijuana, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
A lot of Americans are mad about a Chinese commercial. "We found it," proclaimed a BuzzFeed headline. "The most racist commercial of 2016."
In the below commercial for laundry detergent, a Chinese woman is doing her washing when a paint-spattered black man approaches her. As he gets closer, she...
The La Cañada Unified School District has reached a tentative agreement with its teachers union, agreeing to pay a 4.25% salary increase retroactive to the beginning of this school year that will be applied to a new salary schedule taking effect July 1.
The restructured salary schedule includes...
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