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Pac-12 football: Oregon holds off Nebraska; Cal avoids upset against Weber State

Justin Herbert threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns, and the Oregon Ducks spoiled coach Mike Riley's homecoming with a 42-35 victory over Nebraska on Saturday. Royce Freeman rushed for 153 yards and two scores while Charles Nelson caught eight passes for a career-high 117 yards as the Ducks...
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Nobe Kawano, longtime Dodgers clubhouse manager, dies at 95
Tue, 31 Jul 2018 02:00:00 +0200
There wasn’t much place in professional baseball — not in the 1930s — for a pair of Japanese American brothers who loved to play the game. So Yosh and Nobe Kawano found another way to make themselves fixtures in the major leagues, spending the better...
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Red Sanders' impact on UCLA football has lasted well past his death, 60 years ago Tuesday
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:00:00 +0200
The darkest day in UCLA football history started with a coaches’ luncheon on campus. While Ohio State’s Woody Hayes, Oklahoma’s Bud Wilkinson and other top college coaches assembled in Chicago for a yearly all-star game, Henry Russell “Red”...
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TSA chief defends controversial Quiet Skies surveillance program
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0200
At a gathering of corporate travel managers, the head of the Transportation Security Administration defended a once little-known program to target airline passengers whose travel patterns raise suspicions. During an on-stage discussion before thousands...
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A half-century after being uprooted for a remote U.S. naval base, these islanders are still fighting to return
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0200
The memories remain fresh in her mind: the fishermen tramping in from the surf with armfuls of fresh catches, the Saturday night dance parties under swaying palms, the long Sundays swimming in crystalline waters until her parents called her in for dinner....
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Cable's answer to cool new streaming services? Soaring internet prices
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0200
The good news: More “skinny bundles” of pay-TV channels will be available to consumers as a growing number of households abandon fat programming packages and seek cheaper online streaming options for home entertainment. The bad news: Analysts say...
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Astronaut capsule development 'will not be a losing proposition' for SpaceX
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0200
Despite delays that have pushed initial test flights months behind schedule, SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell told reporters Monday that a NASA contract to build an astronaut transport capsule “will not be a losing proposition” for the company. The...
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It is now Manafort's chance to make his case to the jury
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0200
Now that prosecutors have finished presenting evidence against Paul Manafort, lawyers for President Trump’s former campaign chairman can start outlining his defense on Tuesday as the high-profile trial moves into a crucial phase. Defense lawyers asked...
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Scientists deploy emergency response to save largest corals off Florida
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0200
The effort to save South Florida’s largest coral colonies will soon extend beyond the intensive care unit and into the maternity ward. The colonies are being killed by a disease of unknown origin — sometimes called white plague or white blotch —...
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Dodgers' bullpen fails to close for third consecutive game in 5-2 loss to Giants
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:35:00 +0200
There may come a time, perhaps very late in the season, when the Dodgers toast a division championship and reminisce about overcoming the scary heart episode that sidelined Kenley Jansen. That time seems far, far away at the moment. For the third consecutive...
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Angels score four runs in 10th inning, beat Padres 6-3
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 07:30:00 +0200
Kole Calhoun hit a tiebreaking double in the 10th inning and Justin Upton added a two-run homer to cap a four-run rally that carried the Angels past the San Diego Padres 6-3 on Monday night. Jose Briceno homered early for the Angels, who got 7 1/3 solid...
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Serena Williams wins Cincinnati opener; Andy Murray is first-round victim
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 05:50:00 +0200
Serena Williams bounced back from the most lopsided loss of her career, cruising past Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2 at the Western & Southern Open on Monday. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner who returned to the tour this year after the birth of her first...
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USC coaches want quarterbacks to understand the concept of self preservation
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 05:45:00 +0200
Two days after their first scrimmage of fall camp, USC’s quarterbacks received their evaluations Monday from offensive coordinator Tee Martin and quarterbacks coach Bryan Ellis. There were plenty of positives as the trio of JT Daniels, Jack Sears and...
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Rams not sweating absence of Aaron Donald or starters in preseason games
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 05:20:00 +0200
Even if he’d ended his holdout and reported to training camp weeks ago, Rams star defensive tackle Aaron Donald would not be on the field Saturday against Oakland. He would be on the Coliseum sideline with other starters, safely out of harm’s way....
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Invention by Chargers coach Phil McGeoghan is giving his receivers a whack at getting open
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 05:10:00 +0200
Phil McGeoghan, the Chargers’ new high-energy wide receivers coach, is usually the guy who is raring to get to work, but before Monday’s practice he decided to spend a little time on his back. Cris Cyborg, the UFC’s women’s featherweight champion,...
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Angels outfielder Mike Trout may not return when expected because of personal matters
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 04:55:00 +0200
Mike Trout may not return Thursday as hoped. The two-time American League MVP outfielder is away from the team to tend to a personal family matter and the Angels are unsure whether he’ll be able to play Thursday, when he is eligible to return from the...
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