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Benches clear and the Dodgers’ bullpen gives it up yet again in 2-1 loss to Giants

The game had crept into the seventh inning, another warm and stuffy evening in Los Angeles, the crowd listless, with no sign of runs or life from the Dodgers. And then, an explosion of emotion. A player roared. A team roared to life. A stadium...

Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda is mum on shift in role

What Kenta Maeda didn’t say about his move to the bullpen registered considerably louder than what he did. He didn’t say he accepted his new role as a late-inning, high-leverage reliever. He didn’t say he understood why he was taken out...

Galaxy’s defense twice squanders the lead in tie with Rapids

About an hour before the StubHub Center gates opened to the public Tuesday, the stadium’s two huge video boards flashed with a message congratulating Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic for scoring his 500th career goal. It was just a test —...

Sparks seal home court for playoff opener with win over Liberty

It was the last regular-season home game for the Sparks, but coach Brian Agler’s team ensured it would play again at Staples Center this year, clinching home court for its opening playoff matchup with a 74-66 win over the New York Liberty...

Upton homers, drives in 3 to lift Angels past Padres 7-3

Justin Upton had three hits, including a home run for the second straight night, and drove in three runs to lead the Angels to a 7-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. Eric Young Jr. tripled and had two RBIs, and rookie Taylor...

Track the key details on California’s fires

California fire coverage: Eleven dead and hundreds of thousands of acres scorched across the state

USC will be ready with fresh legs by using two spotting

Clay Helton’s biggest takeaway from USC’s season-ending loss to Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl last year was watching the Buckeyes shuttle their defensive linemen in and out and never lose a step. They didn’t have a two-deep as a roster...

NFL: Eagles, Steelers share QB concerns

Carson Wentz expects to join 11-on-11 drills next week, but it’s unsure if he’ll be ready for Philadelphia’s Sept. 6 opener with Atlanta. Wentz’s goal since surgery in December to repair torn ligaments in his left knee has been to be...

MLB: Trevor Bauer sidelined by stress fracture

Right-hander Trevor Bauer was put on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday by the Cleveland Indians because of a small stress fracture in his right leg. Bauer was struck by Jose Abreu’s liner in the seventh inning of Saturday night’s 3-1 victory...