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Cowboys rally to beat Giants for 10th time in 11 meetings

By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — CeeDee Lamb made a one-handed touchdown catch with 8:30 left to cap a go-ahead drive that featured a big fourth-down gamble by Mike McCarthy, and the Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants, 23-16, on Monday night. Ezekiel Elliott scored on a 1-yard run to igni…

Swanson: Clippers’ ‘Fun Guy’ Kawhi Leonard excited to play ball

LOS ANGELES — What’s better than a baby’s laugh? Nothing in the whole wide world, unless you’re a Clippers fan. In that case: Kawhi laughing > some silly baby. And the NBA’s Fun Guy poked his head up Monday at the Clippers’ annual preseason media day. What that means: If the Clippers’ season goes as they hope it …

Lakers GM Rob Pelinka affirms commitment to building competitive team around LeBron James

EL SEGUNDO — For a man who recently signed a contract extension that will pay him more than $97 million, LeBron James seemed relatively soft-spoken when asked about his payday. The 37-year-old forward – who can remain a Laker until he’s 40 – was asked what moved him to sign on for more years with the franchise that …

Caruso’s ad blitz under way as LA Mayor race approaches final weeks

As the race for Los Angeles mayor enters its final weeks, billionaire developer Rick Caruso’s anticipated ad blitz is under way, with the release of a spot on Monday, Sept. 26, reviving a speech his opponent, Rep. Karen Bass, made at a Church of Scientology event more than a decade ago. The 60-second ad, titled “Chu…

Alexander: Will Lakers’ success come down to attitude rather than star power?

EL SEGUNDO — Patrick Beverley cut to the chase at the Lakers’ preseason media day on Monday. The question, as I posed it to him: As an opponent with the Minnesota Timberwolves last season, what were his impressions of the Lakers during their 33-49 playoff-less campaign? “The will factor,” Beverley said. “Are they wi…

Rams review: WR Ben Skowronek, CB Derion Kendrick make most of opportunities in Arizona

Here’s what we learned, what we heard and what comes next after a 20-12 road victory against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium to improve the Rams’ record to 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the NFC West: INEXPERIENCED PLAYERS STEP UP Ben Skowronek, a second-year wide receiver, thought he did something wrong when Ra…

First mountain lion to die of mange had five different rat poison chemicals in her system

While scientists are sadly accustomed to rangy mountain lions killed by cars when they try to cross roadways like the 101 Freeway in San Fernando Valley, this year a cougar was killed by a disease far from the freeways, a state agency reported on Monday, Sept. 26. P-65, a five-year-old adult female, is the first mou…

Possible Temecula abortion ban draws warning from Attorney General

California Attorney General Rob Bonta has weighed in on a Temecula City Council member’s request that the city consider a ban on abortions, warning that local laws “may not conflict with state laws” and that his office could take legal action against the city. A Friday, Sept. 23, letter from Bonta’…

Clippers embracing expectations, pressure to ‘win big’

PLAYA VISTA — An air of giddiness permeated the Clippers’ training facility on Monday, giving the team’s annual preseason media day the feel of a long-overdue pep rally. Maybe the excitement came from seeing a healthy Kawhi Leonard in uniform or hearing Paul George talk about their veteran roster or Coach Tyronn Lue…

COVID: Pfizer, Moderna seek authorization for updated boosters for younger children

Younger children could soon be eligible to receive an updated Covid-19 booster shot. Pfizer and BioNTech on Monday said they completed their submission to the US Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization of their updated Covid-19 booster for children ages 5 through 11. Moderna on Friday said it ha…


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