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A voter guide to California's boring but important ballot propositions

— Six state propositions are on the ballot and none are sexy. All are snoozers. But each is significant.

Fantasy football projections, Week 9: Saints-Panthers featuring Drew Brees, Mark Ingram and Kelvin Benjamin

We break down the Week 9 matchup between the New Orleans Saints and the Carolina Panthers. The Week 8 matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers features an explosive offense against a defense that's been shaky this season. Show More Summary

L.A. officials to consider ballot measures to change election years

Can changing when Los Angeles votes reverse a long-term decline in turnout?

'Thursday Night Football,' Saints vs. Panthers 2014: NFC South foes collide in primetime

The Saints and Panthers clash on 'Thursday Night Football' with first place in the NFC South on the line. The Carolina Panthers (3-4-1) and New Orleans Saints (3-4) have combined for just six wins through the first eight weeks of the season, but the winner of Thursday night's matchup in Charlotte will move into first place in the NFC South. Show More Summary

Will 'yes means yes' create more problems than it solves?

There isn't much hard science to support it, but the conventional wisdom on date rape is that university and college dormitories and fraternity houses are ground zero for this terrible crime. This is because of colleges' combustible mix of youthful inexperience, free-flowing alcohol and the...

2015 MLB Free Agency: 4 Available Players Who Are About to Hit a Decline

The conclusion of the World Series on Wednesday means that free agency is nearly upon us. This year’s free-agent class features three high-end pitchers in Max Scherzer, Jon Lester and James Shields, as well as a few middle-of-the-order...Show More Summary

How to watch Florida State vs. Louisville: Game guide, TV schedule, streaming, odds

Can one of the nation's top defenses finally hand the Seminoles a loss? It's been identified as one of Florida State's potential stumbling blocks since the preseason, and now it's finally here. The No. 2 Seminoles travel to face theShow More Summary

FCC chief proposes opening the pay-TV industry to tech firms

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler wants to open the pay-TV industry to technology companies.

World Series 2014: Most Impressive Performances from Giants vs. Royals Battle

The San Francisco Giants won the World Series in a hard-fought battle against the Kansas City Royals, but there were some individual performances that stood above the rest. As a team, the Giants can now be considered a dynasty after winning three titles in five seasons. Show More Summary

Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 9: Jimmy Graham

Jimmy Graham put the Week 7 goose egg behind him in Week 8. Will owners in daily fantasy leagues want to cash in on him? Yes, you're starting New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham in your year-long fantasy league. While he did have zero...Show More Summary

Official election count bears out win for secular Tunisian party

A secular Tunisian party garnered the biggest share of parliamentary seats in Sunday’s election, the North African country’s election commission announced early Thursday.

In Iraq, Shiite militias are both friend and foe

2 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Abu Karar, an eager Shiite Muslim militiaman, is willing to fight alongside the Iraqi army against Islamic State militants. But he is not counting on the army for much support in battle.

Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 9: Brandin Cooks

Brandin Cooks had a big bounce-back game on Sunday. Will fantasy owners want to use him again this week? Things were not looking great for New Orleans Saints receiver Brandin Cooks before last week. He was targeted just three times in...Show More Summary

Lake Mission Viejo isn't feeling California drought — yet

2 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Lake Mission Viejo is Southern California at its most idyllic and, when it comes to water, its most extravagant. Multimillion-dollar homes surround a 1.2-billion-gallon lake created solely for recreation, where sailboats sway under sunny afternoon skies as children frolic on pristine sandy...

Tracking the Performance of Baltimore O's Prospects at the Arizona Fall League

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a piece highlighting the prospects who the Baltimore Orioles sent to the Arizona Fall League this October. With the season past the midway point, it's time we take a look at how these guys are doing out west. Show More Summary

In India, a new-generation peon at your service

3 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Aditya Giri had awoken at 4 a.m. for his newspaper route, sat through three hours of math and science lectures and hoofed across the city in head-pounding humidity.

The loss to Genoa should be a wake up call for Juventus and Max Allegri

Juventus have problems that cannot be ignored, but calls for Massimiliano Allegri's head are premature. Juventus' last minute 1-0 defeat to Genoa on Wednesday night was their third in the last six games, between Serie A and Champions League, and the fourth game in which Juve failed to win. Show More Summary

No Fairytale Ending to Royals' Cinderella Story

4 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

There was no happy ending to Kansas City's storybook season after the Royals lost 3-2 in Game Seven of the World Series, and while they exceeded expectations simply by reaching Wednesday's finale, manager Ned Yost found the narrow loss hard to swallow.

Royals' Season Ends 90 Feet Short in World Series

5 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The roars from the field had died away. Kauffman Stadium had fallen silent for the first time all night. In the Royals' clubhouse, Alex Gordon had finally peeled off his dirt-stained jersey.

Column: Bumgarner Great, but Bochy Good, Too

5 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

The easiest decision Bruce Bochy had all night was when to put Madison Bumgarner in the game.

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