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Ohtani, backed by Ward's slam, leads Angels past Tigers 7-5

Jun. 18, 2021 01:58 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hadn't pitched in front of a full, rowdy crowd at Angel Stadium since he was a major league rookie three years ago, and he had missed the feeling. With 30,709 fans cheering them on, Ohtani and the Angels rode that wave of energy to...

Oscar De La Hoya announces boxing comeback vs UFC's Belfort

Jun. 17, 2021 22:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar De La Hoya says he is returning to the boxing ring for a bout against former UFC champion Vitor Belfort. The 48-year-old De La Hoya announced Thursday that he will end his nearly 13-year ring retirement Sept. 11 in Las Vegas for what is expected...

Bellator books Forum for 1st domestic show outside bubble

Jun. 17, 2021 21:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bellator has chosen the Forum in Inglewood, California, for its first domestic show outside of its Connecticut bubble since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Patrício “Pitbull” Freire will take on unbeaten AJ McKee for the Bellator...

California urges power conservation for second day amid heat

Jun. 17, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's power grid operator called for a second day of voluntary energy conservation and the governor declared an emergency as much of the state sweltered under a heat wave that has baked the U.S. West. The California Independent System Operator...

Clippers' Leonard listed as out for Friday's Game 6 vs. Utah

Jun. 17, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard is officially out Friday night for Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Utah Jazz, but coach Tyronn Lue did not have any update on if it will be longer. Leonard sprained his right knee Monday night in...

Separated by pandemic, Molinari brothers unite at US Open

Jun. 17, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Edoardo and Francesco Molinari spent the week before Christmas together in Italy in 2019, not realizing then it would be 18 months before the brothers would see each other again because of travel restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Even...

Top seeds 76ers, Jazz facing elimination games in semifinals

Jun. 17, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The NBA's top playoff seeds, Philadelphia and Utah, are on the brink of being eliminated. The 76ers have blown leads of 18 and 26 points in back-to-back losses to the Atlanta Hawks, who now lead the Eastern Conference semifinal series 3-2. Atlanta, the...

No apology: Tavis Smiley makes comeback bid after PBS firing

Jun. 17, 2021 04:56 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three years after workplace misconduct allegations cost veteran TV and radio talk-show host Tavis Smiley his job and a national forum, he’s ending his silence. Smiley, who continues to deny the claims of unwanted sexual behavior that led PBS to drop...

Jimmy Kimmel to be title sponsor of inaugural LA Bowl

Jun. 17, 2021 02:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The LA Bowl has found a big name to be its very first title sponsor: ABC talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. The inaugural edition of the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl will be played Dec. 18 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, the host announced on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”...

Wheeler, Hoskins lead Phillies past Kershaw, Dodgers 2-0

Jun. 17, 2021 02:39 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zack Wheeler outpitched Clayton Kershaw, and Rhys Hoskins homered early to end an 0-for-33 slump as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 on Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep. Hoskins connected in the first inning, J.T....