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Russian forward Ilya Kovalchuk returns to NHL with LA Kings

Jun. 23, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

After five years back home in Russia, Ilya Kovalchuk is ready to resume his Stanley Cup chase with the Los Angeles Kings. The high-scoring forward agreed to a three-year, $18.75 million deal with the Kings on Saturday, choosing Los Angeles over several interested teams for his return to the NHL. The 35-year-old...

Richard sets down 18 of 21 in Padres' 6-2 win over Giants

Jun. 23, 2018 2:07 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eric Hosmer's first single barely stayed fair and never made it past third base. His second was a little crisper and gave the Padres a little cushion in the ninth inning. It also assured Clayton Richard's career-best winning streak stayed intact. Hosmer reached base three times,...

Solid outing by Heaney leads Angels past Blue Jays 2-1

Jun. 23, 2018 1:43 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Andrew Heaney feels awfully comfortable on the mound in Anaheim — and the results reflect that. Heaney pitched seven solid innings in another quality start, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 2-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. In his last six starts at Angel...

Bellinger slams sinking Mets; Dodgers win 5-2 behind Wood

Jun. 23, 2018 12:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One timely swing by slumping Cody Bellinger turned a nip-and-tuck game in favor of the Dodgers. Bellinger hit a grand slam to break a scoreless tie in the sixth inning and Los Angeles beat the sinking New York Mets 5-2 on Friday night behind Alex Wood's effective pitching. "Yeah, it felt...

White Sox end 8-game skid, top A's 6-4 to split doubleheader

Jun. 23, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Lucas Giolito was rolling, feeling as comfortable as he has all season. It was just what the White Sox needed. Giolito pitched into the eighth inning before Xavier Cedeno worked out of a jam, and Chicago snapped an eight-game losing streak by beating the Oakland Athletics 6-4 Friday night to...

California lawmaker attacked over net neutrality decision

Jun. 22, 2018 9:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California lawmaker's decision to alter a net neutrality bill considered one of the nation's most aggressive efforts to require an equal playing field on the internet has generated intensely personal online attacks aimed at his family as well as criticism from fellow Democrats...

Cage-free egg initiative qualifies for California ballot

Jun. 22, 2018 8:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will decide in November whether egg-laying hens must live cage free. Secretary of State Alex Padilla says an initiative setting standards for confining calves, pigs and hens is eligible for the ballot. Businesses wouldn't be allowed to sell meat and eggs raised...

Nearly 400 people used California assisted death law in 2017

Jun. 22, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California health officials reported Friday that 374 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in 2017, the first full year after a law made the option legal. The California Department of Public Health said 577 people received aid-in-dying drugs last year, but not...

Kyle Larson loves NASCAR, isn't headed to dirt tracks soon

Jun. 22, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Larson isn't jumping from NASCAR into full-time dirt track racing any time soon. Larson said Friday that he didn't mean to minimize his commitment to NASCAR this week when he expressed his plans to race full-time in the World of Outlaws sprint car series "before I'm 40." Larson...

NASCAR drivers relishing chance to conquer 3 road courses

Jun. 22, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — As a born-and-bred Northern Californian, Kyle Larson is quite familiar with the numerous twists and 11 turns on the vaunted Sonoma Raceway road course. That doesn't make him much better at navigating them in a stock car. "Turn 1 up through the hill, all the way basically through Turn...