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Dodgers prospect Corey Seager has a request granted

Asking your boss for a couple days off is difficult for any employee. The degree of difficulty increases when you are a baseball player, in season.

Lakers sign top draft pick Julius Randle

The Lakers signed rookie forward Julius Randle on Sunday, securing the seventh overall pick in last month's NBA draft to a deal potentially worth approximately $13.5 million.

Afghanistan breathes sigh of relief over agreement to recount votes

A surprise agreement to recount all 8 million votes from last month's presidential election has dramatically changed the outlook — at least in the near term — for a country struggling to stand on its own as the nearly 13-year U.S.-led war draws to a close.

Red-hot Angels complete four-game sweep of Rangers

The home of the Texas Rangers hasn't been very hospitable toward the Angels, and not just because of the stifling heat and humidity that can be suffocating at times. The Angels lost their last eight games here in 2013, four in walk-off fashion, three on dagger-like, game-winning home runs.

Golf roundup: Colin Montgomerie wins U.S. Senior Open in a playoff

Colin Montgomerie won a three-hole playoff against Gene Sauers to win the U.S. Senior Open title Sunday at Oak Tree National at Edmond, Okla.

Dodgers head into All-Star break after another 1-0 win over Padres

At portable speaker night in Los Angeles, the Dodgers’ offense went into the All-Star break quietly.

National League All-Star roster undergoes changes

San Francisco's Tim Hudson, Cincinnati's Alfredo Simon, San Diego's Huston Street and Washington's Tyler Clippard have been added to the roster for Tuesday's All-Star game at Target Field in Minneapolis as the National League changed about one-third of its pitching staff.

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds offer fury, comfort, brimstone at Ace Hotel

The lyrical scenes depicted during Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' typically overwhelming set of rock 'n' roll Saturday night flooded the newly resurrected United Artists Theater in downtown Los Angeles with the kind of drama for which the space was first intended. 

Germany wins fourth World Cup title by beating Argentina, 1-0

It had more twists and turns -- and almost as much blood -- as a heavyweight title fight. But when the knockout blow finally came it was delivered by one of the smallest players on the field, with second-half substitute Mario Goetze scoring in the second overtime to give Germany its long-sought...

Brad Keselowski gets Sprint Cup victory at New Hampshire

Brad Keselowski completed a flawless weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway by winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday under a green-white checkered finish.

Katherine Heigl: 'I certainly don't see myself as being difficult'

Katherine Heigl appeared before an audience of reporters Sunday at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour to promote her new NBC series, "State of Affairs."

Lakers officially acquire Jeremy Lin from Houston Rockets

The Lakers officially acquired Jeremy Lin from the Houston Rockets on Sunday.

Angels outfielder Collin Cowgill has broken nose, out 4 to 5 weeks

Collin Cowgill suffered a broken nose and a small fracture in his right thumb when he foul-tipped a high-and-tight fastball while squaring to bunt in the eighth inning Saturday night.

Box Office: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' tops, 'Boyhood' shines

It took a set of evolved primates to end the dominance of colossal transforming robots at the box office. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” became king of the multiplex after taking in $73 million over the weekend in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates.

New Jersey cop killer said he was 'going to be famous,' officials say

A man who claimed he was “going to be famous” assaulted a security officer in a Walgreens store early Sunday, stole his gun, and then waited several minutes for New Jersey police to arrive before opening fire on them and killing one officer, authorities said.

Frenchman Tony Gallopin takes lead in Tour de France

German rider Tony Martin broke ahead early and comfortably held on to win the hilly ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday, while Frenchman Tony Gallopin took the yellow jersey from overnight leader Vincenzo Nibali of Italy.

This year's best photos taken via drone

The winners are out in a new contest to determine the year's best aerial photos taken by drone.

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