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February 18, 2014 | By Chris Foster
When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Haas Pavilion. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 20-5, 9-3 in Pac-12; Cal 17-8, 8-4. Record vs. Cal: 1-0. Update: No. 23 UCLA is trying to chase down first-place Arizona. California is trying to chase down UCLA. The Bruins handled the Bears, 76-64, at Pauley Pavilion but saw a 19-point second-half lead trimmed to five before recovering their initiative. UCLA has been a much stronger second-half team in its last three games, but two of those were at home and the other was at last-place USC. The Bruins have lost three consecutive games at Haas Pavilion.
February 12, 2014 | Broderick Turner
Maybe J.J. Redick could play with his sore right hip, but Clippers Coach Doc Rivers is taking no chances with his starting shooting guard, who will sit out Wednesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. Redick said his injury has improved, but he will listen to Rivers and miss his fourth straight game. "I don't think that I'll play tomorrow. That's what Doc says," Redick said. "It's a day-to-day thing. " With the All-Star break coming up Thursday through Sunday, Redick will have had two weeks off to make sure his hip is 100% healthy.
February 12, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers won an important game over a Portland Trail Blazers team that was ahead of them in the ultra-competitive Western Conference when the night started. Los Angeles' 122-117 victory Wednesday night at Staples Center still left the Clippers as the fourth seed in the West going into this weekend's All-Star break. The Clippers improved to 37-18 and passed the Trail Blazers, but they were leapfrogged by the Houston Rockets, who moved from the fifth spot into the third spot after they defeated the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.
February 11, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
CLIPPERS VS. PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 36-18, Trail Blazers 36-15 before Tuesday night's game. Record vs. Trail Blazers: 0-1. Update: If Chris Paul scores 17 points, the All-Star point guard will reach the 11,000-point mark in his career. The Clippers are 22-4 at home this season and have defeated the Trail Blazers in the last three meetings at Staples Center.
February 8, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Looking ahead OKLAHOMA CITY AT PORTLAND, 7 p.m. PST Tuesday. TV: NBA TV. Neil Olshey can never get enough credit. The Mike Dunleavy protégé turned the Clippers into big winners and now has built the Portland Trail Blazers into a Western Conference power in only his second season as the team's general manager. New additions Robin Lopez and Mo Williams have bolstered the core of LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard and Nicolas Batum while making Portland one of the NBA's breakthrough teams.
February 4, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Steve Sarkisian became USC's coach in December and he did not complete his staff until two weeks ago. But Sarkisian is confident that on Wednesday, the first day that high school football players can sign national letters of intent, the Trojans staff will close a short recruiting season with a flourish. "It's always great to make a statement there at the very end," Sarkisian said. Sarkisian's first USC class will be the final one recruited and signed under NCAA sanctions.
February 1, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy hit the ball well Saturday during the third round of the Dubai Desert Classic, but it was defending champion Stephen Gallacher who tied a European Tour record nine-hole score of 28 on the back nine to pull into a two-shot lead. The top-ranked Woods, a two-time winner in Dubai, is in a tie for 37th after a third-round 70 and said it was a matter of "throwing away a lot of shots" by missing putts. McIlroy, who is trying to rebound from a disappointing 2013 season, moved to 14-under-par 202 for the tournament after a 69 on Saturday, good for second place.
January 24, 2014 | By Charles Fleming
This unexpectedly pleasant waterfall destination will seem a little off the map for some Angelenos, but I found it well worth the drive to Thousand Oaks and very much worth the walk. Note: It includes a short water crossing that in damp weather could involve some slippery stepping stones. 1. Begin your walk from Wildwood Park and look for the trail head at the lower end of the parking lot. Drop down a flight of wooden stairs and head right, following signs for Moonridge Trail to Paradise Falls.
January 13, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan
European aircraft maker Airbus captured a record number of orders for new commercial jets last year, taking in 1,503 orders worth $225 billion. Airbus soared past Chicago-based rival Boeing Co.'s total of 1,355 aircraft. But the company trailed behind Boeing's 648 deliveries last year. Airbus said it had delivered a total of 626 aircraft in 2013, up from 588 in 2012. The two companies are neck and neck in the large jet market, with each looking for even the smallest of financial gains over the other.
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