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  • Angels Manager Mike Scioscia: 'Next year starts today'

    Angels Manager Mike Scioscia: 'Next year starts today'
    After a lengthy closed-door meeting with pitchers Jered Weaver, Jason Vargas and Garrett Richards before batting practice Thursday, Manager Mike Scioscia said he will not scale back the workload of the Angels starters in the final three weeks of the...
  • Mexico fires national soccer team coach, but is it too late?

    The biggest question left in the wake of Mexico's decision to sack national team coach Jose Manuel "Chepo" de la Torre early Saturday isn't why, but rather why now. Hours after an embarrassing 2-1 loss to Honduras in a World Cup qualifier at once-...
  • National tennis center coming to Fort Lauderdale

    The nation's oldest black amateur tennis association wants to build its first permanent home and training center in Fort Lauderdale's historic black Sistrunk Boulevard community. Once completed, the estimated $6 million facility — excluding land,...
  • Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka to win Brisbane title

    BRISBANE, Australia -- This was one time Serena Williams didn't mind being pushed into the deep end, to use her own description. The top-ranked Williams carried her winning momentum from 2013 into the new season, beating No. 2-ranked Victoria Azarenka,...
  • Lleyton Hewitt upsets Roger Federer to win Brisbane title

    BRISBANE, Australia -- With the Fanatics in bright yellow and raucously chanting for Lleyton Hewitt to stay on top of Roger Federer, the Brisbane International final had the surreal feel of a journey back in time. It wouldn't have seemed out of...
  • Unicycle football takes sport to a new level

    Unicycle football takes sport to a new level
    The saying used to go that there are two sports in Texas: football and spring football. In San Marcos, they now have unicycle football. Their motto: Pedestrian football is outdated. If you haven't seen the above video, it's unique. Make sure you watch...
  • Defending U.S. Open champion Andy Murray upset by Stan Wawrinka

    Defending U.S. Open champion Andy Murray upset by Stan Wawrinka
    NEW YORK -- On match point, Stan Wawrinka held three tennis balls in his hand. He finally picked one to serve and it wasn't a winner. He did the same thing on his second match point. Correct choice. Wawrinka, a 28-year-old from Switzerland, where he has...
  • TV This Week Nov. 3 - 9: 'American Masters' on PBS

    TV This Week Nov. 3 - 9: 'American Masters' on PBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 3 - 9, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SUNDAY Friendly fire? A former detective puts...
  • Antawn Jamison agrees to one-year contract with Clippers

    Antawn Jamison agrees to one-year contract with Clippers
    Free-agent forward Antawn Jamison told The Times on Monday afternoon that he’d reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Clippers for the veteran’s minimum of $1.4 million. Jamison, a 15-year veteran who spent last season with the...
  • Sloane Stephens barely avoids upset by Mandy Minella

    Sloane Stephens barely avoids upset by Mandy Minella
    NEW YORK — Sloane Stephens, an Australian Open semifinalist and a rising American talent, survived a match full of errors in which she wasted two match points on her own serve but beat  Mandy Minella, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), on Monday in a first-round U....
  • Review: ESPN's 'Venus Vs.' highlights Venus Williams' fighting spirit

     Review: ESPN's 'Venus Vs.' highlights Venus Williams' fighting spirit
    "Venus Vs.," which premieres Tuesday on ESPN, is a new documentary film that follows the career of tennis star Venus Williams and her part in the fight to make the prize money in women's tennis equal to that of men's. There is a special focus on...
  • Marion Bartoli, Sabine 'Boom Boom' Lisicki set for Wimbledon final

    Marion Bartoli, Sabine 'Boom Boom' Lisicki set for Wimbledon final
    WIMBLEDON -- It’s something of a cliché to discuss the obstacles that athletes have overcome to reach the pinnacle of their respective sports. Yet, if not for encountering difficulty along the way they might not have developed the determination that...