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Jeff Fisher gets contract extension, but lots of questions remain

Rams Coach Jeff Fisher said he wasn’t going to put up with that 7-9 B.S. Suddenly, that B.S. stands for best scenario. The 4-8 Rams theoretically could finish 8-8, but who thinks they’re going to run the table in the last quarter of the season? And even if they did, just as they surged at the end...

Jeff Fisher isn't going anywhere, signing two-year extension, and neither are Rams, who fall to 4-8

Cornerback Trumaine Johnson was sitting on the team bus en route to Gillette Stadium when he heard the news. “I actually saw that on Twitter,” he said. Defensive end William Hayes was not surprised by the development.  “I kind of had an idea about it,” he said. But most Rams players said they were...

USC wins second women's soccer national championship

Katie Johnson broke a tie in the 75th minute and Southern California won the NCAA women's soccer title Sunday, beating top-ranked West Virginia 3-1 at Avaya Stadium on Sunday.  The second-seeded Trojans (19-4-2) also won the College Cup in 2007.  The Mountaineers (23-2-2) lost for the first time...

Jared Goff pays the price for Rams' lackluster offense in loss to Patriots

It was a brief exchange near midfield in Gillette Stadium, after the New England Patriots thoroughly dominated the Rams in a 26-10 victory that wasn’t nearly as close as the score would indicate. “I told him congratulations on the record,” Rams quarterback Jared Goff said of his message to Patriots...

Raiders rally in second half to get their 10th win of season, 38-24 over Bills

Derek Carr threw for 260 yards and two touchdowns to rally the Oakland Raiders to their biggest comeback in 16 years with a 38-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.  After falling behind by 15 points, 24-9, following touchdowns on the first two drives of the second half for Buffalo (6-6),...

The Dakota Access pipeline will have to find another route.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not grant a permit for the pipeline.

UK Winter 2015/2016 floods: One of the century's most extreme and severe flood episodes

(Centre for Ecology & Hydrology) A new scientific review of the winter floods of 2015/2016 confirms that the event was one of the most extreme and severe hydrological events of the last century.The new hydrological appraisal, published...Show More Summary

Boys' basketball: No. 1 Sierra Canyon debuts on Monday in its own tournament

Sierra Canyon, ranked No. 1 by The Times in boys' basketball, will finally begin its season on Monday night at home against Chaminade in an 8 p.m. game of its own tournament. The cameras should be out, because 6-foot-11 Marvin Bagley III will make his Sierra Canyon debut. He's the junior center...

Facing Standing Rock Campaign, Army Corps Blocks Dakota Pipeline Path

Intensifying Indian protests prompted the Obama administration to block a pipeline's path in North Dakota.

Will California Ever Let Sierra Nevada Forests Burn?

In the Sierra Nevada, California's main forest fire problem lies in not letting forests burn.

Army says it won't allow oil pipeline in area that has seen weeks of protests

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota. The decision is a victory for the several thousand people camped near the construction site, who've said for months that the four-state, $3.8-billion project...

Iran says it won't walk away from the nuclear deal that Trump has threatened to 'dismantle'

Trump again threatens to tax companies that move jobs out of the U.S. Dec. 4, 2016, 2:03 p.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration. Here's what's happening: Companies that try to ship jobs overseas will face tariffs, Trump saysA top...

NFL roundup: Chiefs edge Falcons while Broncos, Lions and Ravens get key wins

Eric Berry returned an interception for a touchdown, and then brought back another pick for a two-point conversion that gave the Kansas City Chiefs an improbable 29-28 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.  The Falcons, rallying from a 27-16 deficit, went ahead 28-27 on Matt Ryan's five-yard...

US, China, EU, others fail to reach environmental goods deal

Forty-six countries including the U.S., China and European Union nations failed Sunday to agree on a list of "environmental goods" like solar-powered air conditioners or LED light bulbs that could be targeted for lower tariffs.

The Patriots punt for a fifth time

Live updates: Patriots lead the Rams, 26-3, in the fourth quarter Dec. 4, 2016, 12:50 p.m. Stay tuned for updates throughout the game from Lindsey Thiry and Gary Klein.SCORING SUMMARYFirst quarter:Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount scores on a 43-yard run (Patriots 7, Rams 0)Second quarter:Patriots...

Rams receivers continue to make errors in second half

Live updates: Rams trail the Patriots, 17-0, in the third quarter Dec. 4, 2016, 11:46 a.m. Stay tuned for updates throughout the game from Lindsey Thiry and Gary Klein.SCORING SUMMARYFirst quarter:Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount scores on a 43-yard run (Patriots 7, Rams 0)Second quarter:Patriots...

USC earns Rose Bowl berth, capping dramatic turnaround

USC is headed to the Rose Bowl. After starting the season 1-3, USC reeled off eight straight wins — not enough to catch Colorado to win the Pac-12 South Division. But enough to overtake the Buffaloes in the final College Football Playoff rankings. When Washington was selected for the College Football...

The Rams' numbers on offense are bleak at halftime

Live updates: Rams trail the Patriots, 17-0, in the third quarter Dec. 4, 2016, 11:46 a.m. Stay tuned for updates throughout the game from Lindsey Thiry and Gary Klein.SCORING SUMMARYFirst quarter:Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount scores on a 43-yard run (Patriots 7, Rams 0)Second quarter:Patriots...

Scrutiny grows over conditions at Ghost Ship warehouse where at least 24 died during a fire

Scrutiny is increasing about the conditions and management of an Oakland warehouse where at least 24 people died when a fire swept through during a concert Friday night. The building, known locally as the Ghost Ship, was being used as an artists’ space, though officials said it was zoned for use...

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