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Paul George leads Kawhi-less Clippers to win in Utah, 3-2 series lead

Clippers guard Reggie Jackson gets past Jazz center Rudy Gobert on his way to the basket during the first half of Game 5 of their second-round playoff series on Wednesday night in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) drives as Los Angeles Clippers guard Terance Ma…

To increase Metro’s ridership, we have to increase the service

Los Angeles’ Metro transit system is not the system that transit riders — a majority who earn less than $30,000 a year — want and deserve. For the 900,000 plus Angelenos who depend on our buses to get around every day, this is not news. For them, our buses are too slow, too infrequent, and too unreliable…

Sparks hold off Phoenix rally

The Sparks (5-5) outworked rival Phoenix Mercury (5-7) and star center Brittney Griner Wednesday night behind a balanced effort of energy. Sparks staved off a fourth-quarter Mercury run, finishing them off 85-80 in front of a slightly extended home crowd at Los Angeles Convention Center. With 14 offensive rebounds a…

Hornets’ LaMelo Ball selected NBA Rookie of the Year

By STEVE REED CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LaMelo Ball thought he would become NBA Rookie of the Year long before he joined the league. That belief became a reality Wednesday night as Ball’s versatility as a passer, scorer and rebounder earned the Charlotte Hornets point guard the honor despite missing 21 games with a fra…

Lynwood man convicted of stealing painkillers in robberies of Southern California pharmacies

A Lynwood man was found guilty Wednesday of federal robbery charges for organizing and leading a crew that committed 15 armed robberies of independent, mom-and-pop pharmacies across Southern California, with the intent of illegally selling the stolen prescription medication. Tyrome “Boobie” Lewis, 26, wa…

Prosecutors: Suspect in freeway shooting death of boy in Orange later brandished gun in another traffic altercation

SANTA ANA — Days after the killing of a 6-year-old boy in a road-rage shooting on the 55 Freeway in Orange, the suspects got into another traffic altercation in which the alleged shooter waved a gun at another motorist, prosecutors said in court papers filed Wednesday. Marcus Anthony Eriz, 24, and Wynne Lee, 2…

Dodgers’ patient approach with Steven Souza Jr. pays off

LOS ANGELES — When the Houston Astros released Steven Souza Jr. from his minor-league contract in March, the 32-year-old outfielder thought his baseball playing days might be over. He had batted .095 in spring training. He started to wonder what might be next. The Dodgers didn’t give Souza enough time to switch care…

El Camino Real baseball rallies second time to top Cleveland in drama-filled City semifinal

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. RESEDA – Drama is impossible to avoid on the road to the City Section’s Open Division baseball final. El Camino Real and Cleveland both experienced it Wednesday afternoon. El Camino Real needed to rally a second ti…

San Pedro baseball defeats Birmingham to advance to City Section Open Division final

SAN PEDRO — Junior pitcher Zack Geiss started strong Wednesday and never let up, throwing a two-hit shutout in a 7-0 victory over Birmingham in the L.A. City Section Open Division semifinals. The victory sends the No. 4-seeded Pirates to the championship game on Saturday. They will host No. 11-seeded El Camino…

Clippers disappointed to be without Kawhi Leonard, determined to stay the course

SALT LAKE CITY — It’s not a happy time in Clipperdom. Kawhi Leonard, the Clippers’ leading man, is out indefinitely with a knee injury that the team is characterizing as a sprain, for now. There have been reports that the Clippers are fearful their star might be dealing with an anterior cruciate ligament injury. “No…


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