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Houston, You’ve Got A Problem! You Beat The Yankees But Now You Gotta Face The Dodgers
HOUSTON (AP)  — CC Sabathia was on the mound, unbeaten when starting after New York Yankees losses. Aaron Judge made another home run-robbing catch early in the game. Still, the Yankees couldn’t avoid elimination this time. Their season is over, and their 41st American League pennant must wait. Sabathia, one of only three players remaining from New York’s last World Series team in 2009, was unable to save them again in maybe his last game with the Yankees. The big left-hander was done in the fourth inning of the decisive Game 7 of the AL Championship Series, a 4-0 loss to the Houston Astros on Saturday night. After sweeping the Astros in three games at Yankees Stadium, New York scored just three runs and had 20 hits in the four games at Houston, striking out 48 times. Joe Girardi’s contract is expiring and he has not said whether he wants to return for an 11th season in the Bronx. Sabathia can become a free agent and Japanese right-hander Mashiro Tanaka can opt out of his contract. New York had avoided elimination four times already this postseason, winning the AL wild card game and then overcoming a 2-0 deficit in the ... read more
Published on 10-22-2017
39 mins ago
Trump and Democrats play politics with families of the fallen
The United States of America was not yet a country when our first commander-in-chief paid his respects to a fallen hero. In August 1775, Gen. George Washington visited a Boston area field hospital where William Simpson, a Continental Army rifleman from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, lay mortally wounded. A British cannon ball had destroyed Simpson’s foot. His leg was amputated and he died the following day. But in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Gen. Washington started a tradition that continues to this day. Whether it survives Donald Trump’s presidency is another question. On Monday, Trump used a Rose Garden press conference to fire rhetorical volleys at his predecessors over who called — or did not call — Gold Star families. It was a performance, to paraphrase another president, which will live in infamy. It began with a two-part question Trump should have expected. “Why haven’t we heard anything from you so far about the soldiers that were killed in Niger?” he was asked. “What do you have to say about that?” The question had an edge and Trump bristled. He then gave a meandering answer that sounded like a schoolboy dissembling when asked about a tardy homework assignment. He’d written condolence letters to the ... read more
Published on 10-22-2017
46 mins ago
No. 13 Notre Dame Hammers No. 11 USC, 49-14
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Brandon Wimbush passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more, Josh Adams added three touchdown runs and No. 13 Notre Dame took advantage of three turnovers by No. 11 Southern California to win 49-14 on Saturday night. The Fighting Irish (6-1) turned all three USC turnovers into touchdowns, giving them their first victory against USC (6-2) when the Trojans were ranked since a 38-10 victory in 1995. The turnovers came on a fumble and interception by Sam Darnold and a dropped punt by Jack Jones. Adams had an 84-yard touchdown run and finished with 191 yards on 19 carries. Wimbush ran for 106 yards on 14 carries as the Irish amassed 377 yards on the ground. It was the fifth 100-yard rushing game of the season for Adams, quickest to 2,000 rushing yards in Notre Dame history at 316 carries. It took George Gipp 323 carries to set the mark. It was the third 100-yard rushing game for Wimbush, coming back from missing a game with an injured right foot. Wimbush still wasn’t sharp passing, completing 9 of 19 passes for 120 yards. But he came up with key passes when needed. Linebacker Te’Von ... read more
Published on 10-21-2017
1 hour ago
Dodgers Fans Show Team Spirit Ahead of World Series
Dodgers_Fans_Show_Team_Spirit.jpgDodger fans are fired up for the World Series, flocking to Dodger Stadium for merchandise and photos. Hetty Chang reports for the NBC4 News at 8 on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. ... read more
Published on 10-21-2017
1 hour ago
‘Taste Of Soul’ Festival Enjoyed By 300,000 In Crenshaw District
CRENSHAW (CBSLA)  —   More than 300,000 people enjoyed the 12th annual “Taste of Soul” festival in the Crenshaw district Saturday. There was fun, music, and food (of course) — all things soulful. CBS2’s Kandiss Crone was there and mingled with the festival goers. She also got the chance to sneak in a little fried catfish for herself. (Did she being any back for the newsroom? No comment.) There was plenty of gospel, jazz, soul and R&B music. “Just a positive event for the neighborhood and the community,” said festival attendee Eulalia Ross. The BBQ Smokehouse was among 200 vendors who rolled out their best to please the crowd. Ribs, chicken, even fried broccoli — food was everywhere. “We want to try and help give back to the community, participate in the community event so we love coming out to the event this is our 10th year,” said Regina Hill of the BBQ Smokehouse. Festival founder Danny Bakewell Sr.  says he created the festival to celebrate all that LA’s black community has to offer. “It’s really a day of testimony to all of the good things that go on in the African-American community you can come out in a safe, ... read more
Published on 10-21-2017
1 hour ago
Gov. Brown sides with justice on Title IX
In a stinging rebuke to his fellow California Democrats, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed their attempted codification of Title IX regulations into state law. Brown’s impressive statement withholding his signature should be a wake-up call to the way that “progressive” measures, however well-intentioned, have encouraged an approach deeply at odds with America’s foundational principles of justice. The bill, Senate Bill 169, was passed in an effort to counteract the Trump White House’s rollback of federal rules, promulgated during the Obama administration, applying to investigations into sexual assault. As usual in California politics, the expectation was that decisive support in Sacramento would snowball across the country. Activists would be gratified, California’s influence over national and Democratic politics would grow and resistance to President Trump would strengthen. In Gov. Brown’s balance, none of those outcomes outweighed the basic due process concerns at the heart of all questions of criminal justice. Brown explained that, in 2014, he signed California’s landmark “Yes Means Yes” legislation to help draw some stable, predictable legal boundaries in what had become the fraught and murky terrain of sexual activity on campus. Now, however, Brown noted, legal scholars have raised pressing questions about the way campus justice has “unintentionally resulted” ... read more
Published on 10-21-2017
1 hour ago
Injuries ravage UCLA during win over Oregon
PASADENA — When Josh Woods walked to the sideline holding his right shoulder, team trainers examined the junior linebacker on the UCLA bench. There was no room on the training table. Matt Dickerson was already there. During their 31-14 win over Oregon on Saturday at the Rose Bowl, the Bruins picked up several injuries, some that may cost players significant time, and were forced to get creative with personnel packages. Related Articles Miller: Jim Mora and UCLA Bruins get well needed victory over Oregon Defense steps up as UCLA football snaps six-game losing streak to Oregon Dickerson suffered a collarbone injury on the first play of the second half that “could be very significant,” Coach Jim Mora said. Coupled with a first-quarter injury to Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, the Bruins were without both of their most experienced defensive linemen for most of the game. They were forced to burn freshman Greg Rogers’ redshirt. Tuioti-Mariner was taken to the hospital during the game because team doctors were concerned for some internal organ damage. Mora added “all preliminary reports are that he’s OK, but we’re always going to err on the side of caution.” Rogers, a ... read more
Published on 10-21-2017
1 hour ago
Proposed Huntington Beach Desalination Plant Passes Key Test
AP_582462395981.jpgA lease for a large-scale desalination plant in Huntington Beach was granted Thursday by the State Lands Commission. The plant will produce enough water for about 400,000 people a day, NBC4's media partner KPCC...Photo Credit: AP ... read more
Published on 10-21-2017
2 hours ago
Nightmare at Notre Dame, Irish Rout Trojans
GettyImages-864809996.jpgThe Fighting Irish rushed for 377 yards and No. 13 Notre Dame blew out No.11 USC, 49-14, on Saturday night in South Bend.Photo Credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images ... read more
Published on 10-21-2017
2 hours ago
USC suffers humiliating 49-14 defeat at Notre Dame, dashing playoff hopes
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Weeks passed this fall that saw USC manage one comeback victory after another. As it started 6-1, its best record to begin a season in the years following NCAA sanctions, it routinely came back to win despite trailing at various points in games. A 3-point hole in the final seconds against Texas? The Trojans ultimately prevailed in double-overtime. A 14-point halftime deficit last week against Utah? They survived, again. In four of their first six victories this seasons, the Trojans were either trailing or tied at the start of the fourth quarter. But their deficit in a 49-14 loss at 13th-ranked Notre Dame on Saturday night was as much humiliating as insurmountable. USC trailed the Fighting Irish by four touchdowns at halftime, with the score 28-0. The only other time it was down by so much in a rivalry that has spanned almost nine decades was in 1966. The Trojans trailed Notre Dame, 31-0, en route to a 51-0 loss that has remained the worst in program history. The defeat also likely dashed 11th-ranked USC’s hopes of making the College Football Playoff, as it suffered its second loss of the season. Since the playoff format was ... read more
Published on 10-21-2017
2 hours ago
USC cornerback Iman Marshall leaves game at Notre Dame with knee injury
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — USC’s defense, which has dealt with a rash of injuries throughout this season, took another hit in the first quarter on Saturday night at Notre Dame when Iman Marshall suffered an apparent knee injury. Marshall, a starting cornerback, missed the rest of the game. After he was sidelined, he sat on a trainers table with an ice pack placed over his left knee. Without Marshall, Isaiah Langley took over as one of the cornerbacks, alongside sophomore Jack Jones. Among the Trojans’ defensive starters, three players miss at least one game, including defensive tackle Josh Fatu, who had started the first seven games this but didn’t play against Notre Dame because of a concussion. USC coach Clay Helton said earlier in the week that Fatu was involved in an automobile accident. Fatu’s absence left freshman Brandon Pili to make his first career start at nose tackle. Depth at the position had already taken a hit this month, after senior Kenny Bigelow moved into a coaching role and freshman Marlon Tuipulotu underwent season-ending back surgery. Malik Dorton, a defensive end, also rotated in at nose tackle with Pili. RETURN EXCHANGE The Trojans used Jones as a punt returner ... read more
Published on 10-21-2017
2 hours ago
Can Chargers extend 2017 winning streak in rematch against Broncos?
The Chargers and the Broncos have faced each other 116 times. Many of those meetings have featured Philip Rivers. Now in his 14th NFL season, the veteran quarterback will step into StubHub Center on Sunday, hoping to lead his Chargers (2-4) to their longest winning streak in three years. He will do so against Denver, an opponent he has dueled 25 times before, more than he’s seen any other NFL team. This is the type of matchup, Rivers said this week, where he can rattle off an entire defensive lineup before he even starts reviewing film. Related Articles Chargers vs. Broncos: Who has the edge? That level of familiarity can present its own set of problems. “Well, they know that we know this about them,” Rivers said, “and we know they know this, so maybe we need to do this. And you start trying to overthink things sometimes, when you know that they’re going to have a wrinkle for us off of what they do.” Coaches, always looking for a schematic edge, can fall into the same trap. It’s up to the staff to make sure their players aren’t surprised by anything they might see Sunday, ... read more
Published on 10-21-2017
2 hours ago
Miller: Jim Mora and UCLA Bruins get well needed victory over Oregon
PASADENA  – The headline last week was striking: “Practice success not showing up on game day.” Well, no kidding. On game day, UCLA doesn’t get to play UCLA. Related Articles Defense steps up as UCLA football snaps six-game losing streak to Oregon A Bruins season that early on was making so many nice promises soured during a 1-3 stretch that left the team as the butt of jokes and Jim Mora as the backside of something else entirely. The speculation that followed about Mora’s future as UCLA’s coach was as predictable as it was rampant, dropping road games at Memphis, Stanford and Arizona just one way to torpedo popularity. On Saturday, the Bruins returned to the Rose Bowl to face a wobbling Oregon team and did precisely what they needed to do against a bunch of wounded ducks dressed as wounded Ducks. This 31-14 victory didn’t save UCLA’s season. But it did prevent the season from souring even more – perhaps beyond hope – and meant Mora was free to live another week relieved of his greatest concerns and not his job. “If you’ve a competitive bone in your body – and these guys have a ... read more
Published on 10-21-2017
2 hours ago
Kings Top Blue Jackets 6-4 To Remain Unbeaten In Regulation
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Anze Kopitar broke a tie with 2:14 left with his second goal of the game and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-4 on Saturday night to remain the only NHL team unbeaten in regulation. At 6-0-1, Los Angeles is off to the best start in franchise history. Kopitar also had an assist, Dustin Brown added a goal and three assists, and Jake Muzzin had a goal and two assists. Trevor Lewis, Drew Doughty also scored for the Kings, and Jonathan Quick stopped 32 shots. Nick Foligno, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Matt Calvert and Sonny Milano scored for Columbus, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 26 saves. Columbus got the scoring started after Adrian Kempe’s tripping penalty, which led to Foligno’s power-play goal at 5:43 of the first period. It was Columbus’ first goal with a man advantage after going 0 for 18 in its last six games. The Kings struck back at 6:51 on Kopitar’s fifth goal of the season. Kopitar took the pass at the front of the net from a cornered Brown. The Kings took the lead 42 seconds later when Lewis went top shelf with a backhander over Bobrovsky. Bjorkstrand tied it, burying ... read more
Published on 10-21-2017
2 hours ago
Austin Rivers says the Clippers are a better, deeper team without Chris Paul
LOS ANGELES — Are the Clippers a better team without Chris Paul than they were with him for six seasons? Most observers would say, no. After spending the past six seasons as one of the top four teams in the hyper-competitive Western Conference, many have picked the Clippers to finish anywhere from sixth to eighth. Some have suggested they won’t make the playoffs without Paul. Related Articles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley gives rude welcome to Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball Photos: LA Clippers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-92 Doc Rivers fires back at Chris Paul, who questions Clippers’ ‘culture’ Clippers guard Austin Rivers would disagree. Count him among those who believe the Clippers are deeper, more talented and more capable than when Paul was their point guard, before he was traded during the offseason to the Houston Rockets for a package of players. What’s changed? What’s improved? “Our competitive spirit, our defense, our overall chemistry,” Rivers said. “We have a willing to pass the ball. We have a willingness to cheer people up. I had a rough game (Thursday against the Lakers). The whole bench was, like, ‘Keep ... read more
Published on 10-21-2017
3 hours ago
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