• Magic look to build on foundation with young players in summer league

    Magic look to build on foundation with young players in summer league
    With a fresh start and new opportunities now that the NBA calendar has officially turned, the Orlando Magic are looking to further evaluate young talent during the Las Vegas summer league.
    The event is scheduled for tip-off Thursday at Thomas and Mack Center and Cox Pavilion when the Magic take on the Houston Rockets in the opener.
    Wins aren’t the priority. The Magic go in focused on growth and development.
    “Our young guys need to get accustomed to the foundations that we built,&rdqu
  • Dodgers’ Craig Kimbrel blows save, Padres avoid sweep in LA

    Dodgers’ Craig Kimbrel blows save, Padres avoid sweep in LA
    LOS ANGELES – The 100.5 mph comebacker that hit him in the back had to hurt. But the blown save is going to sting too.
    Handed a 1-0 lead in the ninth inning Sunday afternoon, Craig Kimbrel couldn’t hold it, suffering his third blown save of the season as the San Diego Padres rallied for a 4-2 victory over the Dodgers.
    The loss snapped a four-game Dodgers’ winning streak and kept them from completing a four-game sweep of the Padres. It was just the second Padres victory in the p
  • Jacob deGrom clocks in at 101 mph in first rehab start for Single-A St. Lucie

    Jacob deGrom clocks in at 101 mph in first rehab start for Single-A St. Lucie
    It was triple digits at Port St. Lucie, and we’re not talking about the temperature.
    Jacob deGrom returned to the mound Sunday and pitched in a professional game for the first time in 361 days. In his first rehab assignment, a nightcap for the Single-A St. Lucie Mets, deGrom struck out five of the six batters he faced. The only batter that reached was hit by a pitch. The ace was done after 1.2 innings and 24 pitches.
    DeGrom’s first pitch of the evening was a 100-mph fastball that wen
  • Nikola Jovic uneven again as Heat fall to 0-2 in summer league with loss to Kings

    Nikola Jovic uneven again as Heat fall to 0-2 in summer league with loss to Kings
    Miami Heat first-round pick Nikola Jovic continued to work on his NBA babysteps Sunday at summer league in San Francisco, while also dealing with rookie missteps.
    So on his second attempt in the Heat’s 81-64 loss to the Sacramento Kings, the 19-year-old converted a step-back 17-foot jumper for his first conversion. Then, on his second attempt, a drop-step led to a driving layup.
    Jovic played off the bench after starting Saturday’s 100-66 loss to the Lakers, entering for the first tim
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  • Irvine man indicted in $5 million COVID fraud scheme

    Irvine man indicted in $5 million COVID fraud scheme
    An Irvine man and his business partner are facing federal charges after authorities allege they fraudulently obtained $5 million in pandemic aid funds.
    Prosecutors say Pierre Rogers of Irvine and Joshua Leavitt of New Hampshire applied for about $2 million in payroll protection loans and $3 million in a Small Business Administration program that also provided for other business expenses. They personally misused some of the funds, with Rogers spending $107,780 on a Rolls Royce Ghost, an indictmen
  • Column: Boston Red Sox rookie’s 1-star review of Wrigley Field hits a nerve with the Chicago Cubs

    Column: Boston Red Sox rookie’s 1-star review of Wrigley Field hits a nerve with the Chicago Cubs
    The Chicago Cubs owners have spent the last decade-plus trying to emulate the Boston Red Sox.
    Whether it was hiring Theo Epstein as president of baseball operations, renovating Wrigley Field the same way as Fenway Park, signing free-agent pitcher Jon Lester, creating their own TV network or exploring the purchase of a Premier League soccer team, there seldom has been an idea out of Boston the Cubs couldn’t borrow.
    If they could’ve gotten away with playing “Sweet Caroline”
  • 2 of world’s largest helitankers back on duty to fight wildfires in Southern California

    2 of world’s largest helitankers back on duty to fight wildfires in Southern California
    A fleet of aircraft including two of the world’s largest water-dropping helicopters return to duty this summer, as warmer temperatures coupled with consecutive years of drought heighten the risk of wildfires in Southern California.
    The Quick Response Force is made up of a mobile fire-retardant base, one firefighting helicopter, another for reconnaissance, two Chinook CH-47 helitankers and their respective crews. They have been standing at the ready since June 24, and will be on call to res
  • JP Sears surrenders first earned run of his career

    JP Sears surrenders first earned run of his career
    CLEVELAND —- JP Sears finally gave up a run. After starting his big league career with 12.2 scoreless innings, Sears was charged with a run in the Yankees 2-0 loss to the Guardians on Sunday.
    The Yankees lefty was just activated Sunday morning to take the spot of Ron Marinaccio, who was placed on the injured list with right shoulder inflammation. Sears has been a starter of late, but Boone sees this as a chance to use him in different spots.
    Sunday, he pitched 2.2 innings, allowing a run o
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  • Angels equal strikeout record in loss to Astros

    Angels equal strikeout record in loss to Astros
    Los Angeles Angels’ Monte Harrison, left, steals second base as Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve reaches to tag him during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 3, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
    Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, hits a RBI-single as Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado reaches for the pitch during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 3, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
    Houston Astros’ Jose A
  • Eduardo Escobar homers in third straight game to help Mets beat Rangers

    Eduardo Escobar homers in third straight game to help Mets beat Rangers
    Eduardo Escobar got his power back, Carlos Carrasco bounced back, and the Mets ran it back, winning their 18th series out of 24 matchups this season.
    Escobar homered for a third straight game in the Mets’ 4-1 win over the Rangers on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field. His slump is apparently in the rearview mirror. The third baseman has opened July with six RBI and three home runs in three games. His two-run blast off Jon Gray in the fourth inning on Sunday gave the Amazin’s the final le
  • Backed by trio of homers, Tyler Wells throws 6 strong innings vs. former organization in Orioles’ 3-1 win over Twins

    Backed by trio of homers, Tyler Wells throws 6 strong innings vs. former organization in Orioles’ 3-1 win over Twins
    As effective as Tyler Wells has been since donning an Orioles uniform, it becomes easy to forget he was not only a player Baltimore acquired through in 2020′s Rule 5 draft, but also the second player they plucked from another organization that year in that manner.
    In Wells’ case, that franchise was the Minnesota Twins, who he held to one run in six innings Sunday to lead the Orioles to a sweep-avoiding 3-1 victory at Target Field. Having selected Wells in the 15th round of 2016&prime
  • Galaxy looking to get back on track as calendar turns to July

    Galaxy looking to get back on track as calendar turns to July
    After a winless June and getting eliminated from the U.S. Open Cup, the Galaxy is hopeful that things will be better in July.
    The Galaxy lost to Sacramento Republic FC in Open Cup quarterfinals, settled for a 1-1 draw against Portland and last Wednesday allowed three first-half goals before rallying for a somewhat respectable 3-2 defeat.
    July is a busy month, starting with Monday’s home game against CF Montreal (7:30 p.m., Spectrum SportsNet), which is also the first of a four games in 13
  • Triston McKenzie, Guardians, shut down Yankees for 2-0 win

    Triston McKenzie, Guardians, shut down Yankees for 2-0 win
    CLEVELAND — Triston McKenzie was finally the answer. The Yankees were on the verge of a season sweep against the Guardians when they ran into Cleveland’s talented young right-hander. He shut down the Bombers’ powerful lineup for seven innings as the Guardians shutout  the Yankees 2-0 at Progressive Field Sunday.
    The Yankees (58-22) took the series, sweeping both ends of a doubleheader on Saturday, but the Guardians avoided the embarrassment of going 0-6 against the Bombers
  • Mookie Betts returns to a reconfigured Dodgers’ lineup

    Mookie Betts returns to a reconfigured Dodgers’ lineup
    LOS ANGELES – Everybody wants to be the man at the top.
    The Dodgers activated Mookie Betts from the Injured List before Sunday’s game. Betts’ return after missing 15 games with a cracked rib on his right side created a dilemma for the Dodgers.
    Betts’ preference for batting leadoff has been expressed and acknowledged by the Dodgers. In his absence, though, Trea Turner had moved into the top spot in the lineup – his home for most of his career – and hit .338 (23
  • Goran Dragić reportedly will sign with the Chicago Bulls, addressing the team’s 3-point shooting concerns

    Goran Dragić reportedly will sign with the Chicago Bulls, addressing the team’s 3-point shooting concerns
    Looking to address a lack of 3-point shooting, the Chicago Bulls are set to sign veteran guard Goran Dragić to a one-year deal, according to a report by The Athletic.
    The deal is worth a reported $2.9 million as the Bulls continue to build their roster around newly re-signed guard Zach LaVine.
    Dragić, 36, is a 36.2% career 3-point shooter, one of the weakest areas for the Bulls last season. They took the fewest 3-pointers in the league last season (28.8 per game), and despite ranking f
  • Francisco Alvarez to be promoted to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday: source

    Francisco Alvarez to be promoted to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday: source
    The Mets’ No. 1 prospect is ready to make his next big leap.
    Francisco Alvarez has been told that he will be promoted to Triple-A Syracuse on Monday, a source with knowledge of the organization’s decision confirmed to the News.
    Alvarez, 20, has been tearing the cover off the ball for Double-A Binghamton. He entered Sunday slashing .277/.368/.553 with 18 home runs, 47 RBI, 36 walks and 16 doubles in 67 games. The 5-foot-10, 233-pound catcher has a stocky, powerful frame that was built
  • Black Jewish leader works to boost community, inclusiveness

    Black Jewish leader works to boost community, inclusiveness
    By Deepa Bharath
    Nate Looney is a Black man who grew up in Los Angeles, a descendant of enslaved people from generations ago. He’s also an observant, kippah-wearing Jew.
    But he doesn’t always feel welcome in Jewish spaces — his skin color sometimes elicits questioning glances, suspicions and hurtful assumptions. Once, he walked into a synagogue dressed for Shabbat services in slacks and a buttoned-down shirt and was told to go to the kitchen.
    “The last thing you want to h
  • That ‘box of chocolates’ that is life leaves us with a cornucopia of choices

    That ‘box of chocolates’ that is life leaves us with a cornucopia of choices
    What a time this is in our life, in the lives of everyone on the planet. Daily, it seems to go between a beautiful journey and a crazy ride. While our intention may be to focus on the good, there certainly are times when that effort is tougher than at others.
    One moment we might be calm, and in another moment, topsy-turvy. One moment we may feel abundant, and the next, clutching at pennies.
    We all have different definitions of the good life, and sometimes these definitions collide with what is h
  • Solitary confinement should be abolished in American prisons, jails

    Solitary confinement should be abolished in American prisons, jails
    “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons,” wrote Fyodor Dostoevsky in 1862.  By that measure, America’s prisons reveal a rather abysmal state of affairs in what is supposed to be a highly advanced society.
    According to a recent prison census, around 75,505 people are incarcerated in solitary confinement on any given day in America’s prison systems.
    As it sounds, the practice entails the isolation of people in often small, rudimen
  • Solitary confinement should be abolished in American prisons and jails

    Solitary confinement should be abolished in American prisons and jails
    “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons,” wrote Fyodor Dostoevsky in 1862.  By that measure, America’s prisons reveal a rather abysmal state of affairs in what is supposed to be a highly advanced society.
    According to a recent prison census, around 75,505 people are incarcerated in solitary confinement on any given day in America’s prison systems.
    As it sounds, the practice entails the isolation of people in often small, rudimen
  • Maria ousts Ostapenko at Wimbledon; Sinner beats Alcaraz

    Maria ousts Ostapenko at Wimbledon; Sinner beats Alcaraz
    By KEN MAGUIRE
    WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Tatjana Maria pulled off another upset at Wimbledon to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal at the age of 34 after beating Jelena Ostapenko on Sunday.
    She’ll face not another high-seeded opponent but 22-year-old Jule Niemeier, who is making her All England Club debut, in an all-German showdown for a place in the semifinals.
    Heading into the second week at Wimbledon, only two of the top 15 seeds remain in the women’s draw, which has ju
  • NBA free agents: Goran Dragic agrees to terms with Bulls

    NBA free agents: Goran Dragic agrees to terms with Bulls
    NBA free agents, with the NBA negotiating period now open. The signing period begins at noon Wednesday:
    Agreed to terms: Kyle Anderson (Timberwolves), Marvin Bagley III (Pistons), Mo Bamba (Magic), Nicolas Batum (Clippers), Bradley Beal (Wizards), Nemanja Bjelica (Turkey), Bismack Biyombo (Suns), Bol Bol (Magic), Bruce Brown (Nuggets), Troy Brown Jr. (Lakers), Jalen Brunson (Knicks), Chris Boucher (Raptors), Javon Carter (Bucks), Nicolas Claxton (Nets), Amir Coffey (Clippers), Dewayne Dedmon (He
  • It’s time to help Tony Thurmond find another job

    It’s time to help Tony Thurmond find another job
    As a candidate for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2018, Tony Thurmond campaigned on restricting parental control over K-12 education decisions. So far, his administration has kept the promises of sidelining mothers and fathers during some of the most critical years of their children’s lives. And he did this without improving a single academic standard in his first term. Instead, public school children continue to suffer.
    By nearly every metric, California schools are fai
  • It’s time to help education Superintendent Tony Thurmond find another job

    It’s time to help education Superintendent Tony Thurmond find another job
    As a candidate for California’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2018, Tony Thurmond campaigned on restricting parental control over K-12 education decisions.
    So far, his administration has kept the promises of sidelining mothers and fathers during some of the most critical years of their children’s lives. And he did this without improving a single academic standard in his first term. Instead, public school children continue to suffer.
    By nearly every metric, California
  • Laguna Woods HOA board welcomes fresh faces after recall

    Laguna Woods HOA board welcomes fresh faces after recall
    For his first meeting at the helm, Third Mutual board President Mark Laws introduced the board’s new look – fresh faces and role assignments –  last week.
    The meeting was the first to follow the successful recall of two members of the condo association’s board, in an election held June 3.
    Of the 2,784 ballots counted, 1,981 members voted to recall President Robert Mutchnick and Director Lynn Jarrett. A total of 759 votes dissented the recall.
    Catherine Burkhart, dire
  • USC names Andy Stankiewicz new head baseball coach

    USC names Andy Stankiewicz new head baseball coach
    USC announced its new head baseball coach on Sunday, hiring former Major League player Andy Stankiewicz after he spent 11 seasons in the same role at Grand Canyon.
    Stankiewicz, 57, is a four-time Western Athletic Conference coach of the year and led Grand Canyon to postseason appearances in each of the last two seasons.
    “Andy has a proven record of success in building a winning program,” USC athletic director Mike Bohn said in a statement. “Andy’s leadership, relationship
  • Michael Stefanic joins Angels and becomes their regular second baseman

    Michael Stefanic joins Angels and becomes their regular second baseman
    HOUSTON — Back in spring training, Phil Nevin sidled up to Michael Stefanic and was chatting with him about the infielder’s background. Stefanic then proceeded to tell Nevin the whole story, how he had gone undrafted out of Westmont College and sent letters to all the teams to try to find a job.
    “It’s going to be helluva story,” Nevin told him, “when I see you in the big leagues at some point this year.”
    That point arrived on Sunday.
    The Angels called up
  • Former coaches see Kevin Fiala as dangerous with Kings

    Former coaches see Kevin Fiala as dangerous with Kings
    Since their respective arrivals in Southern California, Kings general manager Rob Blake and Coach Todd McLellan have been seeking a player like Kevin Fiala.
    Blake had emphasized that he would only dip into the Kings’ formidable prospect pool to acquire stars in their mid-20s, while McLellan subtly pined for a finisher for his team’s top line. Now, the Kings made a power move for Fiala, acquiring him via trade and signing him to a seven-year contract.
    Before McLellan, the 25-year-old
  • Realizing Reform: Understanding the criminal justice reform movement

    Realizing Reform: Understanding the criminal justice reform movement
    A movement has taken hold across the nation, with approximately 20 percent of all Americans living in a jurisdiction with a reform-minded prosecutor.
    These leaders were chosen by voters who understand we have work to do to improve safety and justice in our communities. Over the course of the next several months, this column – Realizing Reform – will provide a behind the scenes look at these modern prosecutors, at what’s happening in Los Angeles and around the country, and perha
  • Pedestrian killed on 22 Freeway in Westminster

    Pedestrian killed on 22 Freeway in Westminster
    A man was killed Saturday night, July 3 when he was struck by a vehicle while walking in the center divider of the 22 Freeway in Westminster.
    He was identified as Trung Tram, 38, according to the Orange County coroner’s office. His city of residence was not available.
    Tram was found on the eastbound 22 Freeway at Brookhurst Street around 9 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. He died at the scene.
    It was not clear why he was on the freeway. Details about the crash were not ava
  • Successful Aging: Why staying creative as we age can take many forms

    Successful Aging: Why staying creative as we age can take many forms
    Last week, we addressed P.L.’s question of whether age was an advantage in expressing creativity. The quick answer according to the late expert on the subject, Dr. Gene D. Cohen, is “yes.”
    There are several types of creativity identified by Cohen in his book “The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life (Avon Books, 2000).
    Personal creativity. This creativity might be a product, idea or new perspective. It’s something that you find satisfyi
  • Create a hummingbird habitat in your garden with colorful drought-tolerant California native plants

    Create a hummingbird habitat in your garden with colorful drought-tolerant California native plants
    The hummingbirds are most active early in the morning at Roger’s Gardens in Corona del Mar. On a recent morning, a tiny Allen’s hummingbird guarded an entire row of California native plants, chasing off competitors that ventured too close to his blooms.
    Meanwhile, in the sky overhead, a male Anna’s performed an aerial courtship display to impress a potential mate, while scores of other hummingbirds squeaked and buzzed around the many species of native plants, seemingly undeterr
  • Victor Oladipo’s NBA free-agency agreement with Heat comes with a trade twist (actually two)

    Victor Oladipo’s NBA free-agency agreement with Heat comes with a trade twist (actually two)
    Among the nuances of the Miami Heat’s early agreements in NBA free agency are a pair of restrictions on the one-year, $11 million contract with guard Victor Oladipo.
    While Oladipo’s salary could work in eventual trade permutations, both time and NBA trade rules are on Oladipo’s side.
    First, any player signed in free agency cannot before traded for three months or until Dec. 15, whichever comes later.
    That means that Oladipo cannot be included in any trade this offseason, no mat
  • When will commercial real estate market pivot?

    When will commercial real estate market pivot?
    Much has been written lately about economic storm clouds massing on the horizon. If you doubt what I say, pick up any periodical, listen to talk radio or a network news broadcast and mentions of inflation, interest rate hikes, and the Fed’s remedies will abound.
    Akin to a desert monsoon that starts with a puff of clouds and morphs into something larger, everyone senses the deluge is coming but most are uncertain how extreme the soaking will be. Full disclosure: Neither do I.
    Certainly, my
  • ASK IRA: Is Heat approach to get it right rather than getting it done?

    ASK IRA: Is Heat approach to get it right rather than getting it done?
    Q: Don’t understand the Heat fans worries that we missed out on good but not great free agents. Settling for good is how the Knicks have remained irrelevant for decades. – Bernardo, Fort Lauderdale.
    A: Don’t know if this can be classified as Question of the Week (considering it is not in question form), but yes – very much yes – to this. Free agency tends to be another aspect of the instant-gratification element of sports, similar to immediate expectations on draft
  • Orioles’ draft strategy remains a public mystery with two weeks until first overall pick

    Orioles’ draft strategy remains a public mystery with two weeks until first overall pick
    As much external focus as there is on what the Orioles will do in two weeks with the first overall pick of the MLB draft, the 21 picks that follow will also have a role to play in that decision.
    Practically every new mock draft has brought a different player going to Baltimore at No. 1, though that prospect has generally come from a group of four high schoolers — Georgia outfielder Druw Jones, Georgia infielder Terrmarr Johnson, Oklahoma infielder Jackson Holliday and Florida outfielder El
  • Los Alamitos horse racing consensus picks for Sunday July 3

    Los Alamitos horse racing consensus picks for Sunday July 3
    The consensus box of Los Alamitos picks comes from handicappers Bob Mieszerski, Art Wilson, Terry Turrell and Eddie Wilson. Here are the picks for thoroughbred races on Sunday July 3, 2022.
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  • UFC 276: Volkanovski, Adesanya easily defend their titles

    UFC 276: Volkanovski, Adesanya easily defend their titles
    Alexander Volkanovski, left, kicks Max Holloway in a featherweight title bout during the UFC 276 mixed martial arts event Saturday, July 2, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
    Alexander Volkanovski reacts after winning a featherweight title bout against Max Holloway during the UFC 276 mixed martial arts event Saturday, July 2, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
    Alexander Volkanovski, left, fights Max Holloway in a featherweight title bout during the UFC 276 mixed martial arts even
  • Andres Cubas scores in 89th, Whitecaps beat LAFC

    Andres Cubas scores in 89th, Whitecaps beat LAFC
    Vancouver Whitecaps’ Javain Brown, Marcus Godinho, Ranko Veselinovic, Tristan Blackmon and Brian White, from left, line up to block a free kick by Los Angeles FC’s Cristian Arango (9) during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 2, 2022, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
    The ball bounces off the post behind Los Angeles FC goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau and stays out of the goal during the second half of the team’s MLS soccer matc
  • Reports of America’s death are greatly exaggerated

    Reports of America’s death are greatly exaggerated
    SACRAMENTO – Americans are this weekend celebrating the day the Second Continental Congress declared itself independent from Great Britain by adopting the Declaration of Independence in 1776, thus building the foundation for one of the freest and most prosperous nations in history. It is of course our country’s most joyous national holiday.
    Across the pond, the Brits still jokingly refer to July 4 as Treason Day, given that the declaration’s 56 signers (who probably didn’
  • Fountain Valley felon arrested on firearms and narcotics counts

    Fountain Valley felon arrested on firearms and narcotics counts
    A convicted felon was arrested on suspicion of possession of multiple firearms and narcotics in Fountain Valley, police announced Saturday.
    On Friday, Fountain Valley officers responded to a report of a high-powered pellet gun being fired in the vicinity of a public area near the 10000 block of El Plano Avenue, according to Fountain Valley Detective Sgt. Bill Hughes.
    At the scene, they detained 42-year-old Joseph Pham of Fountain Valley. A records check revealed that Pham was a convicted felon,
  • Mark Leiter Jr. comes up big in relief, helping the Chicago Cubs top the Boston Red Sox for their 5th win in 6 games

    Mark Leiter Jr. comes up big in relief, helping the Chicago Cubs top the Boston Red Sox for their 5th win in 6 games
    Mark Leiter Jr. threw 5⅓ solid innings of emergency relief, Nico Hoerner and Patrick Wisdom each had two hits and the Chicago Cubs capitalized on a pair of errors and beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 on Saturday night at Wrigley Field.
    Four pitchers combined to limit the Red Sox to five hits as the Cubs won for the fifth time in six games.
    David Robertson recorded four outs for his 11th save in 14 chances. He gave up a double before striking out Rafael Devers and J.D. Martinez and worked around
  • Lakers’ summer league team hammers Heat in California Classic opener

    Lakers’ summer league team hammers Heat in California Classic opener
    SAN FRANCISCO — Mac McClung scored 17 points in 16 minutes, Paris Bass added 15 points and six rebounds, and the Lakers’ summer league squad opened the California Classic with a 100-66 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday at the Chase Center.
    Rookie Scotty Pippen Jr. scored 14 points (going 7 for 8 from the free-throw line) and grabbed six rebounds (but five turnovers) in his 25 minutes, and rookie Cole Swider added 13 points, going 3 for 5 from 3-point range, for the Lakers, who
  • Man convicted of fatally shooting his wife in front of a Lake Forest hotel in 2020

    Man convicted of fatally shooting his wife in front of a Lake Forest hotel in 2020
    LAKE FOREST — A 62-year-old man was convicted Thursday of gunning down his wife in front of a Lake Forest hotel two years ago.
    Philip Douglas Whyte was convicted of first-degree murder with a sentencing enhancement for the discharge of a firearm causing death, according to court records. He is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 19.
    Whyte killed Cindy Whyte, 43, of Laguna Niguel, on June 10, 2020, at the Hilton Garden Inn Irvine Spectrum.
    Deputies were called at 1:15 p.m. to the hotel at 23158
  • Dodgers clobber Yu Darvish early, win third straight over Padres

    Dodgers clobber Yu Darvish early, win third straight over Padres
    Third baseman Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers fields a baseball and throws out Manny Machado (not pictured) of the San Diego Padres in the second inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 2, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)
    Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a solo home run offer starting pitcher Yu Darvish #11 of the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium in Los A
  • Yankees reliever Ron Marinaccio heading to IL with right shoulder inflammation

    Yankees reliever Ron Marinaccio heading to IL with right shoulder inflammation
    CLEVELAND — After bailing out the Yankees in the seventh, right-handed reliever Ron Marinaccio sought out a trainer. Hours later he was heading to the IL with inflammation in his right shoulder.
    “Just a little discomfort, I guess, I would say not so much pain,” Marinaccio said. “Just not feeling like I had too much behind it. Velocity was a little bit down as well. So just not feeling 100 percent.”
    Marinaccio said he has been feeling it for about a week, b
  • Dodgers ready to welcome Mookie Betts back from injured list

    Dodgers ready to welcome Mookie Betts back from injured list
    Reporters are reflected in the eyes of Mookie Belts of the Los Angeles Dodgers as he talks to the media prior to a MLB baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 2, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)
    Mookie Belts of the Los Angeles Dodgers talks to the media prior to a MLB baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Saturday, July
  • Dodgers ready to welcome Mookie Betts back at second base

    Dodgers ready to welcome Mookie Betts back at second base
    LOS ANGELES ― Just before he left the field Saturday afternoon, Mookie Betts had a long talk with Eddy Alvarez. Betts was done taking ground balls, something he hasn’t done much of in 2022. Alvarez, who’s started more than 500 games on the infield as a professional, made for a good sounding board.
    When Betts returns to the Dodgers either Sunday or Monday ― neither he nor manager Dave Roberts were ready to say before Saturday’s game ― he will play second base.
  • Yankees get back to business with doubleheader sweep of Guardians in Cleveland

    Yankees get back to business with doubleheader sweep of Guardians in Cleveland
    CLEVELAND — The waiting was the hardest part. Getting rained out on Friday night, the Yankees had to wait longer to get rid of that taste. Coming off a loss in Houston on Thursday, they just needed to get back on the field and do what they do. The Guardians paid that price Saturday when the Yankees swept the split doubleheader.
    In the first game, Gerrit Cole pitched six solid innings and Matt Carpenter hit two home runs for a 13-4 win. In the nightcap, Anthony Rizzo and Giancarlo Stanton w
  • A ‘good enough’ Dylan Cease helps the Chicago White Sox top the San Francisco Giants 5-3: ‘I kept us in there’

    A ‘good enough’ Dylan Cease helps the Chicago White Sox top the San Francisco Giants 5-3: ‘I kept us in there’
    Dylan Cease had a terrific June, earning American League Pitcher of the Month honors.
    His July had a bumpy beginning Saturday before the Chicago White Sox starter returned to award-winning form.
    Cease allowed one run and four hits in five innings, leading the Sox to a 5-3 victory against the San Francisco Giants in front of 30,804 at Oracle Park.
    Cease struck out four and walked three in the 104-pitch outing, a performance he described as “good enough.”
    “It wasn’t my shar

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