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Playoffs the goal in LeBron's first season: Lakers' Buss

13 Oct 2018

LOS ANGELES Success for the Los Angeles Lakers' first season with LeBron James will be measured by whether the team can make the playoffs after a five-year absence, owner Jeanie Buss has told Reuters.

Axe throwing takes aim at sunny Los Angeles

10 Oct 2018

LOS ANGELES Axe throwing may not seem to have a place in Los Angeles, where sun and surf reign supreme, but the city's first venue featuring the niche sport is counting on people to ditch the waves for steel hatchets. | Video

Ice hockey: More women's brains needed for concussion studies, says Ruggiero

03 Oct 2018

LOS ANGELES American gold-medal ice hockey player Angela Ruggiero said she hopes her pledge to donate her brain to concussion research would encourage other female athletes to do the same so scientists could gain a fuller picture of the problem.

Golf - Koepka headlines nominees for PGA Tour Player of the Year

25 Sep 2018

Brooks Koepka, who won the PGA Championship and U.S. Open this year, was nominated for the PGA Tour Player of the Year award on Monday along with Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau and Francesco Molinari.

NBA - LeBron tempers expectations ahead of first season with Lakers

24 Sep 2018

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James said on Monday his new team has a long way to go before they can dethrone the reigning champion Golden State Warriors but added that he will be excited to get started when training camp kicks off this week.

McGregor promotes fight, whiskey at raucous press conference

21 Sep 2018

Conor McGregor sipped whiskey and boasted he would need just one round to defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov and reclaim the UFC lightweight title during a typically wild news conference to promote his return to the octagon on Thursday.

Laker LeBron already in 'mid-season' form, says Magic

21 Sep 2018

LOS ANGELES Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson on Thursday said newly-acquired forward LeBron James is in excellent shape ahead of next week's training camp and will lead an up-tempo offense as the franchise attempts to return to NBA relevancy.

Los Angeles to get professional rugby team in 2019

11 Jul 2018

LOS ANGELES Professional rugby will come to Los Angeles next year when LA Coast Rugby joins Major League Rugby, bringing the sport to a city where interest in it has been steadily growing.

USOC must do more to help retiring athletes - Phelps

19 Sep 2018

American swimmer Michael Phelps says the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) should do more to help Olympians transitioning into retirement, saying they are all too often "brushed aside" as the focus shifts to the next generation of talent.

USOC board chair Probst to step down

10 Sep 2018

U.S. Olympic Committee Board Chair Larry Probst will step down at the end of the year and be replaced by board member Susanne Lyons, who until recently was the acting CEO, USOC said on Monday

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