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New-look Lakers fall to Warriors as Russell Westbrook struggles in debut

LOS ANGELES — It was just the first night of the Lakers’ season, but forget the slow build – why wait for the drama? On a pull-out-the-stops kind of evening, there was a fourth-quarter comeback, a player checking in on his first day on the squad, and more than a few fast-breaks and big-time shots. Unfortunately for …

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street rises for 5th day

By JOE McDONALD BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street rose for a fifth day on strong corporate earnings. Shanghai and Seoul, South Korea, fell while Tokyo and Hong Kong advanced. Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 index rose 0.7%, propelled by health care and tech st…

Alexander: Cody Bellinger revives Dodgers with thunder in NLCS Game 3

LOS ANGELES – Maybe this was the only way it could make sense. A team that seemed dead, and a crowd that had just about packed it in, were roused by a player who had, as his manager noted, “hit rock bottom” and found his way back. Cody Bellinger super-charged Dodger Stadium, and maybe the entire city of Los Angeles …

Lakers welcome back Avery Bradley ‘with open arms’

LOS ANGELES — Just a week ago, Avery Bradley was possibly the most unlikely Laker to ever earn a tribute video, having played just 49 games on a title team that he didn’t end up joining in the playoffs. As it turns out, the Lakers’ minute-long highlight package served as an open invitation: In the week since they pl…

USC QB Jaxson Dart’s status for Notre Dame still up in air

LOS ANGELES — USC quarterback Jaxson Dart showed signs of progress at Tuesday’s practice as he works to return from meniscus surgery, but his status for Saturday’s rivalry game against Notre Dame still remains undetermined. Dart is still day-to-day with his knee injury, interim head coach Donte Wil…

Cher’s former Palm Springs home sells $355K above list price

A view of the great room. (Photo by Craig G Bernardi) The kitchen. (Photo by Craig G Bernardi) The primary bedroom. (Photo by Craig G Bernardi) One of two walk-in closets in the primary bedroom suite. (Photo by Craig G Bernardi) The coffee/wet bar is pictured between the primary bathr…
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Major League Baseball Commits up to $150 Million to Get More Blacks Into the Game

In what has been the largest financial commitment in its history, Major League Baseball has pledged $150 million to the Players Alliance to improve its investment in Black players and professionals across the game over a ten year period. The money will go to a variety of programs built around participation in baseb…
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Kobe Bryant Estate and Nike Fail to Come to Terms

J.T. Torbit A beautiful business partnership has come to an end as the Kobe Bryant estate and Nike executives have failed to come to terms on a contract extension after a partnership that has lasted two decades. “Kobe and Nike have made some of the most beautiful basketball shoes of all time, worn and adored by fans…
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Briefly: Dave Roberts Becomes Second Black Manager to Win the World Series; Iyanla Vanzant’s, ‘Fix My Life’ Series on OWN is Coming to an End; Netflix Set to Premiere New Gospel Series Executively Produced by Pharrell Williams…

Dave Roberts Becomes Second Black Manager to Win the World Series Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent The Los Angeles Dodgers are the champions of baseball in large part because of a masterful managerial job by Dave Roberts, who becomes just the second African American skipper to win t…
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Michael Jordan Forms NASCAR Team, Secures Bubba Wallace as Driver

Staff             Basketball legend Michael Jordan is the newest NASCAR team owner. The 57-year-old will oversee a NASCAR Cup Series team with the only Black, NASCAR top racer, Bubba Wallace, as a featured driver. Jordan will be the majority owner while NASC…


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