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Golfer Bill Haas released from hospital after car crash that killed driver

Collision killed driver of Ferrari golfer was driving inActor Luke Wilson escaped injury after clipping Haas’s carProfessional golfer Bill Haas was hospitalised but escaped serious injuries following a crash in Los Angeles that killed the driver of the…

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Falcons take out Rams in NFC wild card play-off to book date with Philadelphia

Matt Ryan passes for 218 yards as sixth-seeded Falcons upend RamsDefending NFC champions advance to face Eagles on 13 JanuaryAFC wild card play-off: Titans rally to hand Chiefs latest heartbreakMatt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons showed the upstart Los A…

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Astros even World Series with fightback over Dodgers in wildly dramatic Game 2

Late power surge lifts Astros to dramatic 11-inning win in Los AngelesDodgers fall to 98-1 including playoffs when leading after eight inningsBoth teams combined to hit eight home runs, a World Series recordWorld Series 2017: Astros rally to beat Dodge…

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‘Anytime, anywhere’: Brock Lesnar and Jon Jones both express interest in fight

  • Jones raised possibility of Lesnar showdown in Facebook Live chat
  • Lesnar’s response on Tuesday to potential fight: ‘Anytime, anywhere’

If Jon Jones is really interested in taking on Brock Lesnar in a UFC superfight, Lesnar will be ready.

Jones is preparing for his rematch with Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 214 this weekend, but he made headlines during a recent Facebook Live chat by saying he would love to take on Lesnar, who is back in professional wrestling after his return to the octagon at UFC 200 last year.

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‘Anytime, anywhere’: Brock Lesnar and Jon Jones both express interest in fight

  • Jones raised possibility of Lesnar showdown in Facebook Live chat
  • Lesnar’s response on Tuesday to potential fight: ‘Anytime, anywhere’

If Jon Jones is really interested in taking on Brock Lesnar in a UFC superfight, Lesnar will be ready.

Jones is preparing for his rematch with Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 214 this weekend, but he made headlines during a recent Facebook Live chat by saying he would love to take on Lesnar, who is back in professional wrestling after his return to the octagon at UFC 200 last year.

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USA crush Puerto Rico 8-0 to clinch first ever World Baseball Classic title

  • Pitcher Marcus Stroman dominates tournament’s highest scoring team
  • USA win first World Baseball Classic at their fourth attempt
  • Ian Kinsler slugs two-run homer in front of 51,565 at Dodger Stadium

Marcus Stroman tossed six hitless innings, Ian Kinsler slugged a two-run homer and the United States routed Puerto Rico 8-0 on Wednesday night to win its first World Baseball Classic in four tries.

Related: USA v Puerto Rico: World Baseball Classic final – live!

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Derrick Rose judge considers mistrial after criticizing plaintiff’s lawyers

  • Judge calls woman’s legal team ‘unbelievably careless’ in production of exhibits
  • Rose’s lawyers say they were not given text messages important to their case

A judge in the trial of a rape lawsuit against NBA star Derrick Rose and two other men said Tuesday that he’s considering a mistrial after criticizing lawyers for the plaintiff as “unbelievably careless” in production of exhibits.

Rose’s lawyers asked US district court judge Michael Fitzgerald to declare a mistrial because they had not been given three text messages important to their case until Friday, when Rose was on the witness stand.

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Philadelphia Phillies trade longtime catcher Carlos Ruiz to Dodgers

Phils trade fan favorite catcher for AJ Ellis, a minor-leaguer and cashDeal makes Ryan Howard last remaining member of 2008 championsThe NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers have swapped catchers with Philadelphia, getting Carlos Ruiz and trading AJ Ell…

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LeBron James leads call to end gun violence: ‘We have to do better’

  • James and fellow NBA stars appear on stage at ESPY awards
  • ‘We all feel helpless and frustrated by the violence,’ Cleveland star says

LeBron James won five trophies, including best male athlete and best NBA player, at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night when frivolity gave way to a James-led call to end gun violence and racial profiling.

Related: ESPY Awards 2016: Sager gives powerful speech in moving ceremony – as it happened

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Lakers tab Warriors assistant Luke Walton as head coach in dramatic hire

LA Lakers hire Luke Walton to replace Byron Scott as head coachWalton played nine years with Lakers and won two titles with teamFormer Warriors assistant will join Lakers after end of playoff runLuke Walton is coming home to rebuild the Los A…

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Kobe Bryant scores 60 points in storybook farewell victory

  • Bryant scores 60 points in last ever game to cap 20-year career
  • Long-time Lakers guard helps team rally from 15 down for win

Kobe Bryant went out with a Hollywood ending to his remarkable career.

Bryant scored 60 points in his final game Wednesday night, wrapping up 20 years in the NBA with an unbelievable offensive showcase in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz.

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Miesha Tate to defend title belt against Amanda Nunes at UFC 200

Tate to defend UFC bantamweight title on 9 July at UFC 200UFC 200 will be headlined by Nate Diaz-Conor McGregor IIUFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate will make her first title defense against Amanda Nunes at UFC 200 on 9 July. Related:…

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Los Angeles Lakers post huge upset over record-chasing Warriors

  • Golden State Warriors 95-112 LA Lakers
  • Stephen Curry’s team lose only sixth game of season

Jordan Clarkson scored 25 points, D’Angelo Russell added 21 and the Los Angeles Lakers stunned the Golden State Warriors 112-95 on Sunday, handing the defending NBA champions just their sixth loss of the season, all on the road.

Kobe Bryant added 12 points in helping the Lakers earn one of the biggest upsets in NBA history and their biggest victory in a downtrodden farewell season for Bryant, who spent the fourth quarter on the bench resting his aching right shoulder.

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The race for NFL in LA: Chargers, Rams and Raiders apply for 2016 relocation

NFL confirmed it received three official applications, and all team owners will vote in Houston next week on whether to allow any of the teams to move

The San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St Louis Rams filed for relocation to the Los Angeles area on Monday night, trying not to be left out in the race to return the NFL to the nation’s second-largest market after a 21-year absence.

Related: Green Bay fans are worried, but Rodgers and co insist they can get it done

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DeAndre Jordan backs out of Mavericks move and stays with Clippers

  • Center signs deal estimated at $87m
  • Team-mates help persuade player to stay in California

DeAndre Jordan gave the Dallas Mavericks his word. Then he gave the Los Angeles Clippers his signature.

After a Clippers contingent including Blake Griffin, JJ Redick, Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers descended on Jordan’s home in Houston on Wednesday night for a last-ditch push to keep their defensive pillar, Jordan backed out of a verbal agreement with the Mavericks to stay with the only NBA home he’s ever had.

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Diddy arrested on suspicion of assault on University of California campus

Rapper was taken into custody on Monday afternoon after incident involving a kettlebell at sports complex of college where his son is on football team

The rapper and hip-hop producer Diddy was arrested on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles on Monday, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, police have said.

Diddy, 45, whose real name is Sean Combs, was arrested at UCLA’s Acosta Athletic Training Complex shortly after 12.30pm, according to a statement from campus police. He was later released on bail.

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Donald Sterling’s wife wins back $2.6m ex-Clippers owner gave to companion

LA judge says V Stiviano has to pay back the money given to her by Sterling, nearly a year after Sterling’s racially offensive remarks bounced him from NBA

The wife of former Clippers owner Donald Sterling is owed $2.6m by a woman her husband showered with gifts, a judge ruled on Tuesday.

Judge Richard Fruin awarded Shelly Sterling money that was community property from six decades of marriage that was secretly spent buying V Stiviano a house, a Ferrari and other luxury gifts.

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Donald Sterling’s wife wins back $2.6m ex-Clippers owner gave to companion

LA judge says V Stiviano has to pay back the money given to her by Sterling, nearly a year after Sterling’s racially offensive remarks bounced him from NBA

The wife of former Clippers owner Donald Sterling is owed $2.6 million by a woman her husband showered with gifts, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Judge Richard Fruin awarded Shelly Sterling money that was community property from six decades of marriage that was secretly spent buying V Stiviano a house, a Ferrari and other luxury gifts.

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Wisconsin tops Arizona to return to Final Four

  • Badgers make consecutive Final Fours for first time in school history
  • Senior forward Frank Kaminsky poured in a game-high 29 points
  • Wisconsin could face Kentucky in next week’s national semifinals

Frank Kaminsky and the Wisconsin Badgers hung on to make the Final Four again.

‘Frank the Tank’ scored 29 points, Sam Dekker added his second straight career high of 27 and the West Regional’s top seed beat No2 Arizona 85-78 on Saturday to reach consecutive Final Fours for the first time in school history.

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Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers plan shared $1.7bn LA stadium

  • Both teams discussing new deals in home towns
  • Stadium would be in Carson, south of downtown LA

The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, adding another layer of complexity to a possible NFL return to the region. The proposed $1.7bn stadium would be in Carson, 15 miles south of downtown Los Angeles and home to MLS’s Los Angeles Galaxy.

Thursday night’s statement says the teams have tried and failed for years to find stadium solutions in Oakland and San Diego, and without new agreements in those cities their hands will be forced. “We are pursuing this stadium option in Carson for one straightforward reason,” the statement says. “If we cannot find a permanent solution in our home markets, we have no alternative but to preserve other options to guarantee the future economic viability of our franchises.”

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