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Fight in LeBron's home Lakers debut, 124-115 loss to Houston

Oct. 21, 2018 2:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once the fists started flying late in the fourth quarter, LeBron James' home debut with the Los Angeles Lakers was relegated to the undercard. A spectacular multiplayer fight that included the normally mild-mannered Chris Paul and Brandon Ingram stole part of the spotlight shining on...

Burns scores 1st of season in Sharks' 4-1 win over Islanders

Oct. 21, 2018 2:23 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sharks coach Peter DeBoer wasn't overly concerned when his team struggled to get wins on an early road trip despite controlling play for much of the time. San Jose was able to put it all together on a two-game homestand that showed what this team could be capable of achieving this...

Baron's 3 FGs help San Diego St. beat San Jose St. 16-13

Oct. 21, 2018 2:19 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — John Baron II made three field goals, including a go-ahead 51-yarder late in the fourth quarter, to help San Diego State beat San Jose State 16-13 on Saturday night for the Aztecs' sixth win in a row. Baron is tied with Illinois' Chase McLaughlin for the national lead with four field goals...

Speight throws 2 touchdown passes to lead UCLA over Arizona

Oct. 21, 2018 2:07 AM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Wilton Speight threw two touchdown passes, Joshua Kelley ran for 136 yards and UCLA won its second straight game, defeating Arizona 31-30 on Saturday night. Speight began the season as UCLA's starter but suffered a back injury during the first half of the Sept. 1 opener against...

Johannesson, Oliveira lead North Dakota over Sacramento St.

Oct. 21, 2018 12:38 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — James Johannesson ran for career highs of 213 yards and two touchdowns, Brady Oliveira tied a career high with 171 yards rushing and had a career-best three TD runs, and North Dakota beat Sacramento State 41-15 on Saturday night. The Fighting Hawks (5-2) began to pull away for...

2 found guilty in triple murder of Sacramento father, 2 sons

Oct. 20, 2018 10:57 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two men have been found guilty in the home-invasion deaths of a father and his two sons in Sacramento. The Sacramento County Superior Court jury found 26-year-old David Nguyen and 24-year-old Elijah Johnson guilty of murder and robbery on Friday following more than two weeks of...

Sales are brisk as Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6 billion

Oct. 20, 2018 10:53 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Mega Millions lottery may see a streak of jackpot rollovers end as it heads toward a record $1.6 billion drawing on Tuesday. As more tickets sell, chances grow that at least one buyer will pick all six winning numbers. That would stop the streak of 25 rollovers, most recently on Friday...

Maier heats up, leads UC Davis to thumping of Cal Poly 52-10

Oct. 20, 2018 10:12 PM EDT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Jake Maier threw for five touchdowns and UC Davis recovered from a lethargic first quarter and demolished Cal Poly 52-10 on Saturday night. Cal Poly took a 10-0 lead after one quarter when, on its first drive, Joe Protheroe ran for a 35-yard touchdown finishing off a...

Laird has 3 TDs runs in 49-7 Cal win over Oregon State

Oct. 20, 2018 8:45 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — California held a players-only meeting on the eve of their game against Oregon State. The Golden Bears were still searching for their first conference win and had slumped with three straight losses. Seniors talked about how much the season meant to them, said defensive end Tevin...

Skinner scores 3 to lead Sabres to 5-1 win over Kings

Oct. 20, 2018 8:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Buffalo Sabres coach Phil Housley had to shake things up, shuffling his lines against the Los Angeles Kings an effort to revive an offense that was held to one goal in three of the past four games. The moves paid off, especially the new first line of Jeff Skinner, Jason Pominville and...