Los Angeles Clippers (23-24, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. New York Knicks (22-24, 11th in the Eastern Conference)
New York; Sunday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: New York looks to break its three-game skid when the Knicks take on Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Lakers (23-23, seventh in the Western Conference) vs. Miami Heat (29-17, third in the Eastern Conference)
Miami; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: LeBron James leads Los Angeles into a matchup against Miami.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man suspected of stabbing a woman to death at a Los Angeles furniture store in a random killing was charged Friday with murder, prosecutors said.
The charge filed against 31-year-old Shawn Laval Smith includes a special allegation that he used a deadly and dangerous weapon, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said in a statement.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are excited about another opportunity to face a regular-season nemesis in the playoffs.
The defending Super Bowl champions host the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC divisional round Sunday, looking to avenge a pair of losses to the only team they’ve played but yet to beat since Brady joined the Bucs in 2020.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams will not have left tackle Andrew Whitworth or safety Taylor Rapp available when they play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an NFC divisional playoff game Sunday.
The University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles has a lot in common with urban areas across the U.S.: A dense population with lots of businesses and housing. A cluster of car dealerships. A row of restaurants.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Playing the second game of a back-to-back set, the Colorado Avalanche looked tired. They weren't able to bombard the Los Angeles Kings with their typical offensive brilliance, finding themselves on the wrong side of a 14-shot disparity.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Demond Wilson heard that Redd Foxx was going to star in a TV sitcom, the actor brushed it off as a joke.
Foxx was a killer stand-up comic, with a trademark raunchiness that Wilson figured to be a nonstarter for the timid broadcast networks that were television in 1972.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Tom Telesco thinks the Los Angeles Chargers have a good foundation with quarterback Justin Herbert and coach Brandon Staley. The general manager also realizes fans are frustrated about not making the postseason for the third straight year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is promising statewide coordination as law enforcement and prosecutors go after thieves who have been raiding cargo containers aboard trains near downtown Los Angeles for months, leaving the tracks blanketed with discarded boxes.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Von Miller remembers every detail of each time he has sacked Tom Brady, starting all the way back in his second NFL season a decade ago.
He savored and catalogued their meetings over their years, highlighted by the AFC championship game in which Miller dropped Brady 2 1/2 times in the Broncos' win over the Patriots in January 2016.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two California counties violated the Constitution's right to keep and bear arms when they shut down gun and ammunition stores in 2020 as nonessential businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The World Rugby Sevens Series has rescheduled its U.S. stop from March to August due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The announcement was made by World Rugby and USA Rugby on Thursday.
Colorado Avalanche (26-8-3, first in the Central) vs. Los Angeles Kings (20-15-5, second in the Pacific)
Los Angeles; Thursday, 9:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Kings +166, Avalanche -197; over/under is 6
Los Angeles Lakers (22-23, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Orlando Magic (8-38, 15th in the Eastern Conference)
Orlando, Florida; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: LeBron James leads Los Angeles into a matchup against Orlando.
Los Angeles Clippers (22-24, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (26-18, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
Philadelphia; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia plays the Los Angeles Clippers after Joel Embiid scored 50 points in the Philadelphia 76ers' 123-110 win over the Orlando Magic.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caris LeVert scored a franchise-record 22 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Malcolm Brogdon added 19 and the Indiana Pacers increased the pressure on Lakers coach Frank Vogel with a 111-104 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lakers coach Frank Vogel shrugged off widespread reports of his job insecurity Wednesday night, saying it's all part of being in charge of a 17-time NBA champion franchise.
“In this business and with this team, if you’re not winning at a super-high level, you’re going to get this type of noise,” Vogel said before the Lakers hosted the Indiana Pacers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities arrested a 31-year-old man Wednesday in connection with the slaying of a woman while she worked at a Los Angeles furniture store last week.
Shawn Laval Smith was taken into custody shortly before noon Wednesday in Pasadena, according to a Twitter post by the Los Angeles Police Department.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Disability rights activists and advocates for Britney Spears backed a California proposal Wednesday to provide more protections for those under court-ordered conservatorships, while promoting less-restrictive alternatives.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man convicted of a Southern California rampage that included shootings, carjackings and murder was sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole by a judge who called him “evil personified."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Unified School District agreed to pay $14.7 million to seven former students at an elementary school who claim their teacher sexually abused them several years ago.
In a wealthy enclave nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains that is a haven for celebrities, residents now face more aggressive consequences for wasting water — including the threat of having their water flows slowed to a trickle if they repeatedly flout conservation rules.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County public health officials are seeking independent researchers to study the short- and long-term effects of the nation's largest-known natural gas leak on the health of people who lived in nearby communities.
NEW YORK (AP) — Yvette Mimieux, the blond and blue-eyed 1960s film star of “Where the Boys Are,” "The Time Machine" and “Light in the Piazza,” has died. She was 80.
Michelle Bega, a family spokeswoman, said Mimieux died in her sleep of natural causes overnight Monday evening at her home in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man sought in the killings of his grandfather and mother in Fresno was captured in Los Angeles, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said.
Rahmad Kerel Parke, 25, was picked up by Los Angeles police on Jan.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Victor Hedman and the Tampa Bay Lightning found a novel way to break up the monotony that can be the middle of the NHL regular season.
Hedman had two goals and an assist in Tuesday night's 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Kings despite being one of only four Tampa Bay defensemen who dressed after three were scratched due to injuries.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man suspected of attacking and killing a 70-year-old woman at a Los Angeles bus stop was charged Tuesday with murder, while LA officials offered a $250,000 reward in the unrelated stabbing death of a 24-year-old woman across town.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have added Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris to their candidate list for head coach.
According to a person with knowledge of the process, speaking Tuesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the organization is not announcing interviews before they're completed, the Vikings have requested a virtual meeting with Morris about the vacancy created when Mike Zimmer was fired last week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matthew Stafford was nearly flawless in his first career playoff victory. Odell Beckham Jr. made huge plays as a receiverand as a passer in his own first postseason win.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers promoted former major league pitcher Brandon Gomes to general manager on Tuesday, filling a spot that had been vacant since 2018.
Gomes had been an assistant GM with the team since 2019.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 22-year Los Angles Fire Department veteran was nominated Tuesday to become the first woman to lead the department.
Deputy Chief Kristin Crowley would become the first female fire chief for the nation's second-largest city if the nomination by Mayor Eric Garcetti is confirmed by the City Council.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 2022 Grammy Awards will shift to an April show in Las Vegas after recently postponing the ceremony due to rising COVID-19 cases because the omicron variant.
DETROIT (AP) — California prosecutors have filed two counts of vehicular manslaughter against the driver of a Tesla on Autopilot who ran a red light, slammed into another car and killed two people in 2019.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “This Is Us,” “black-ish” and “Better Call Saul” are among the shows to be saluted at the Paley Center for Media’s annual TV festival, returning to live events after two years of pandemic-caused virtual editions.
Indiana Pacers (15-29, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (22-22, seventh in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Wednesday, 10:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Indiana comes into the matchup against Los Angeles after losing four in a row.
Los Angeles Clippers (22-23, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (22-20, sixth in the Western Conference)
Denver; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles will aim to stop its three-game road skid when the Clippers play Denver.
Tampa Bay Lightning (26-9-5, second in the Atlantic) vs. Los Angeles Kings (20-14-5, second in the Pacific)
Los Angeles; Tuesday, 10:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Kings +143, Lightning -171; over/under is 5.5
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 25 points and Stanley Johnson had 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 101-95 win over the Utah Jazz on Monday night.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Matthew Stafford passed for 202 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score in his first playoff victory, and the Los Angeles Rams roared out of the wild-card round with a 34-11 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Kyler Murray's first NFL playoff start quickly turned into a nightmare.
The dynamic quarterback and his Arizona Cardinals teammates had about the worst start imaginable in Monday night's 34-11 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC wild-card round.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Rams had a 20-point lead on Arizona with 4 1/2 minutes left at raucous SoFi Stadium. Matthew Stafford’s 13-year quest for his first playoff victory was all but complete after Los Angeles' dominant performance on both sides of the ball.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker is being evaluated for a concussion after he appeared to briefly lose consciousness in a helmet-to-helmet collision Monday night late in the third quarter of a playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Timo Meier added a historic chapter to what’s already been a special season for him, setting San Jose's franchise record with five goals in a game.
The Sharks used a huge first period — including Meier's hat trick — to beat the Los Angeles Kings 6-2 on Monday.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — J.J. Watt is in uniform for the Arizona Cardinals and Eric Weddle is playing for the Los Angeles Rams in the NFL West rivals' playoff showdown Monday night.
Watt was activated off injured reserve earlier in the day for the Cardinals (11-6), who are going after their second playoff victory in 12 seasons when they face the division champion Rams (12-5) at SoFi Stadium.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nicolas Batum scored all of his season-high 32 points in the second half, Reggie Jackson added 26 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Indiana Pacers 139-133 on Monday in a matchup of sub-.500 teams.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police were searching Monday for a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old employee of a Los Angeles furniture store.
The woman was found dead by a customer at the store in the Hancock Park neighborhood on Thursday, police said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crews made railroad repairs in Los Angeles Monday after a train derailed near the location where thieves have been raiding cargo containers, leaving the tracks littered with emptied boxes of packaged good sent by retailers.
Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1980s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: