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Dodgers hold on to defeat Padres, 1-0

KEY MOMENT: With the game scoreless, Dee Gordon singled to left field with one out and promptly stole second base. Carl Crawford drew a walk, which brought up Yasiel Puig, who singled to left-center field to drive in Gordon.

World Cup notes: Germany takes note of Klinsmann's contributions

U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann wasn't with the German team in person when it won the World Cup on Sunday. But he was certainly there in spirit and influence.

Hyun-Jin Ryu shows quality of Dodgers starters in another 1-0 win

The Dodgers went into the All-Star break Sunday with the best record in the National League.

'Brilliant but flawed' women rule NBC's TCA presentation

The portrayal of women emerged as a major theme Sunday at NBC's presentation at the Television Critics Assn. summer press tour.

'Parenthood' boss Jason Katims talks final-season plan

"Parenthood," NBC's little family drama that could, will enter its sixth and final season in the fall — and showrunner Jason Katims says the plan is to go big and go home.

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.

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