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Tom Flores' trailblazing Hall of Fame career had rocky start

Aug. 03, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

Tom Flores was ready to pursue a career in teaching instead of football after getting cut by a team in Canada, having a stint with a minor league team in California and failing to hook on with Washington in the NFL. The AFL gave Flores one last chance when the fledging...

AP sources: Pelicans send Ball to Bulls, get Hornets' Graham

Aug. 02, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans are sending Lonzo Ball to Chicago and will acquire Devonte Graham from Charlotte as part of separate sign-and-trade agreements, two people with knowledge of the situation said. The Ball trade will send Bulls guards Tomas...

Rams' Stafford stops passing after hitting thumb on helmet

Aug. 02, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford stopped passing after hitting the thumb of his throwing hand on the helmet of a defensive player near the end of Monday's practice. Coach Sean McVay is hopeful it is nothing serious. Stafford was looked...

California man gets prison for $7.6M mortgage fraud scheme

Aug. 02, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A West Hollywood man who defrauded more than 2,000 homeowners and caused $7.6 million in losses was sentenced Monday to more than 12 1/2 years in federal prison, authorities said. Patrick Soria, 35, was “a skillful conman who created a very...

What election? California Democrats worry over recall apathy

Aug. 02, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has a simple way to beat back the recall election that could force him out of his job: Get Democrats to vote. But it may not be as easy as it sounds. Democratic registration almost doubles that of Republicans in...

Newcomers Gomes, Marte boost Jefferies, A's over Angels 8-3

Aug. 01, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Yan Gomes homered in his Oakland debut, fellow newcomer Starling Marte got three hits and stole three bases, and the Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 on Sunday. Gomes, acquired from Washington at the trade deadline Friday, hit a two-run...

Stafford, fans creating more spirited training camp for Rams

Jul. 31, 2021 22:57 PM EDT

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — When the Los Angeles Rams held training camp behind closed doors last season, it started with the defense getting the better of the offense. That proved to be a preview of coming attractions, with the Rams fielding the best defense in football in...

Ohtani's RBI, Barria's gem gives Angels 1-0 victory over A's

Jul. 31, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani ended a long run drought with an RBI double, Jaime Barria outdueled Cole Irvin and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Saturday. The Japanese two-way sensation lined a double to right-center in the third that...

Splash! Giants land Bryant from Cubs just before deadline

Jul. 31, 2021 05:26 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kris Bryant was the face of the Chicago Cubs for a long time. His new bosses in San Francisco were thrilled that joining the Giants meant so much to him, despite the emotions of leaving the only major league team he's ever known. ...

A's blank Angels again, 2-0; Bassitt 1st in AL to 11 wins

Jul. 31, 2021 02:05 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Chris Bassitt thinks Oakland isn't receiving enough attention for having one of the best starting rotations in the American League. With another dominant outing Friday night, it might be time to start giving the Athletics their due. ...