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Astros weren't attempting to cheat when employee filmed opposing dugouts, MLB determines

Astros weren't attempting to cheat when employee filmed opposing dugouts, MLB determines

19/10/2018, Los Angeles, Multi Sports, Los Angeles Times Publication, Article # 27922135

The Houston Astros didn't cheat. They didn't want to get cheated.

That's their story, and Major League Baseball agrees.

Following an investigation into two incidents this postseason, MLB said the defending World Series champions were conducting surveillance — not spying — when a credentialed Astros...



http://www.latimes.com/sports/mlb/la-sp-astros-not-cheating-20181018-story.html
Ducks' Ryan Kesler scores twice in 4-1 victory over Islanders

Ducks' Ryan Kesler scores twice in 4-1 victory over Islanders

18/10/2018, Los Angeles, Multi Sports, Los Angeles Times Publication, Article # 27920387

Even after Ryan Kesler scored a goal in his season debut last week, there was no telling just how much he had left.

He was largely ineffective last season following hip surgery, and another grueling summer of rehab — driven by his unquenchable thirst to quiet the critics — was required just to...



http://www.latimes.com/sports/ducks/la-sp-ducks-islanders-20181017-story.html
Without a closer, Clippers lose lead and opening game to Nuggets

Without a closer, Clippers lose lead and opening game to Nuggets

18/10/2018, Los Angeles, Multi Sports, Los Angeles Times Publication, Article # 27920388

Staples Center operations staffers frantically gathered near the court midway through the fourth quarter Wednesday, talking into walkie-talkies and glancing, worried, at the basket on the arena’s southern end.

After absorbing three rim-bending dunks by the Clippers 7-foot-3 center Boban Marjanovic...



http://www.latimes.com/sports/clippers/la-sp-clippers-nuggets-20181017-story.html
With the 'Lob City' era gone, the Clippers are still trying to figure out their identity

With the 'Lob City' era gone, the Clippers are still trying to figure out their identity

18/10/2018, Los Angeles, Multi Sports, Los Angeles Times Publication, Article # 27920349

The final clod of dirt that buried the Clippers’ star-driven “Lob City” era was tossed before their season-opening 107-98 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday at Staples Center.

High above the floor, where banners depicting Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin and other players had been...



http://www.latimes.com/sports/clippers/la-sp-clippers-elliott-20181017-story.html
José Altuve's two-run homer for Houston is called an out due to fan interference; Red Sox defeat As

José Altuve's two-run homer for Houston is called an out due to fan interference; Red Sox defeat As

18/10/2018, Los Angeles, Multi Sports, Los Angeles Times Publication, Article # 27920303

Controversy threatened the fourth game of the American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox long before Andrew Benintendi made a game-saving dive to end a 4-hour 33-minute battle of wills at Minute Maid Park.

A man in a 1984 presidential campaign hat and bright...



http://www.latimes.com/sports/mlb/la-sp-red-sox-astros-20181017-story.html
Grand jury indicts ex-USA Gymnastics president on tampering charge tied to Nassar sexual assault cas

Grand jury indicts ex-USA Gymnastics president on tampering charge tied to Nassar sexual assault cas

18/10/2018, Los Angeles, Multi Sports, Los Angeles Times Publication, Article # 27920236

Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

In a statement issued late Wednesday night, the Walker County district...



http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-steve-penny-gymnastics-20181017-story.html
NBA: DeRozan, Aldridge lead Spurs past Timberwolves

NBA: DeRozan, Aldridge lead Spurs past Timberwolves

18/10/2018, Los Angeles, Multi Sports, Los Angeles Times Publication, Article # 27920237

DeMar DeRozan had 28 points in his San Antonio debut, LaMarcus Aldridge added 21 points and 19 rebounds and the Spurs overcame a 23-point performance by Minnesota's Jimmy Butler in a 112-108 victory Wednesday night in a matchup of teams coming off a tumultuous offseason.

DeRozan was acquired from...



http://www.latimes.com/sports/nba/la-sp-nba-roundup-20181017-story.html
Dodgers' talent level always had World Series expectations despite the lows of their season

Dodgers' talent level always had World Series expectations despite the lows of their season

18/10/2018, Los Angeles, Multi Sports, Los Angeles Times Publication, Article # 27920052

In retrospect, it’s curious the Dodgers were ever in the position they found themselves last month. The reasons they were in danger of missing the postseason remain a mystery, something worth looking into over this winter to ensure they don’t underperform to that degree again.

The Dodgers had more...



http://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/la-sp-dodgers-brewers-hernandez-20181017-story.html
U.S. qualifies for World Cup with 2-0 victory over Canada in CONCACAF Championship final

U.S. qualifies for World Cup with 2-0 victory over Canada in CONCACAF Championship final

18/10/2018, Los Angeles, Multi Sports, Los Angeles Times Publication, Article # 27920053

The participation of the U.S. in next year’s Women’s World Cup was never really in doubt. That kind of certainty is owed to the world’s top-ranked national team, one that has never missed the tournament and has won it a record three times.

But just to make it official, the Americans won their qualifying...



http://www.latimes.com/sports/soccer/la-sp-us-women-soccer-20181017-story.html
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