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NBA: Lakers' early struggles are normal, says James

Oct 21 2018

LOS ANGELES Los Angeles Lakers' new forward LeBron James said he was not disappointed with the defeats in the first two games and the early struggles were normal for a side that overhauled their roster in the offseason to bring in the league's best player.

Lakers must choose between winning now and building for future: Barkley

Oct 18 2018

LOS ANGELES The LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers will face the tough task of deciding whether to contend for a title this season or give their young core the on-court experience they need to develop as players, NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley said on Thursday.

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

Oct 12 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

Oct 10 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

Oct 03 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.

Koepka headlines nominees for PGA Tour Player of the Year

Sep 24 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

Sep 24 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.

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

Sep 20 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.

Mixed Martial Arts: McGregor promotes fight, whiskey at raucous press conference

Sep 20 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.

Los Angeles to get professional rugby team in 2019

Jul 11 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.

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