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La Liga Results 2014 Week 9: Tracking Final Scores and Top Scorers for Matchday

La Liga's three top scorers will take to the pitch together on Saturday, as Real Madrid and Barcelona will battle it out in 2014-15's first Clasico. The hosts have been scoring almost at will and field the most in-form forward on the...Show More Summary

Mailbag: What if baseball were more like college football?

Each week during the college football season, national analyst Chris Dufresne will burn a timeout to answer questions and exchange opinions. You can email him at chris.dufresne@latimes.com and reach him on Twitter: @DufresneLATimes.

Scientists say Rosetta's comet stinks -- literally

It turns out that the comet the Rosetta mission has been chasing for the last decade is a stinker. Literally.

NASCAR at Martinsville 2014 Results: Race Order, Final Times, Twitter Reaction

Ahead of the first race in the Eliminator Round, Jamie McMurray stole the pole at Martinsville Speedway. McMurray claimed the top spot with a final round track record of 18.954 seconds and 99.905 mph on Friday evening. NASCAR Stats noted...Show More Summary

Green Bay Packers vs. New Orleans Saints: Breaking Down New Orleans' Game Plan

The New Orleans Saints will attempt to bounce back from last week’s stunning loss to the Detroit Lions as they host the Green Bay Packers this Sunday night. New Orleans was in control for much of the game against Detroit, and coach Sean Payton’s squad led, 23-10, with four minutes to go. Show More Summary

World Series 2014 live stream: How to watch Royals vs. Giants Game 3 online

The Royals' bullpen is poised to be the difference-maker. When one winning streak is lost, just go start another. That's what the Royals did anyway. After the Giants dashed their eight-game postseason win-streak (11 games, going back...Show More Summary

Same eight teams in NBA West likely to make playoffs again

The same eight teams that made the playoffs in the Western Conference last season will make the postseason again in the 2014-15 season.

Blandino says ref made right call on Broncos non-fumble

The Broncos appeared to catch a huge break on Thursday night when the on-field ruling of a fumble by kickoff returner Andre Caldwell was reversed on instant replay, with the referee saying Caldwell was down before he lost control of the ball. On Friday, NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino said that was the right…

How Much a Bottle of Whiskey Costs in Every State

1 hour agoSports : Deadspin

It is Friday, which means it is an excellent day for a whiskey drink. Inspired by The Awl's quest to catalog the cost of cigarettes in every state, we decided to hunt down the price of a bottle of liquor in every state so you can know exactly how much more or less that stiff pour is costing you than neighboring imbibers. Read more...

Jamie McMurray wins pole at Martinsville

A Chase driver isn't starting first for the second straight Chase race. A week after Brian Vickers qualified first at Talladega, Jamie McMurray qualified first at Martinsville on Friday. It's his second career pole at Martinsville. He...Show More Summary

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix solidifies Packers' safety spot

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was 13 yards away from Jerricho Cotchery when the Carolina Panthers receiver caught a swing pass at his own 48-yard line in the third quarter of Sunday's game at Lambeau Field. In 1.4 seconds, Clinton-Dix...Show More Summary

Deputies shot in Sacramento area, leading to manhunt

A manhunt was underway Friday for a gunman suspected of shooting four people, including three deputies, Friday in Northern California, authorities said.

Judge halts plan to allow New Jersey sports betting

The four major U.S. pro sports and the NCAA scored a legal win on Friday. New Jersey's plan to allow legalized sports betting is on hold after a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order at the behest of the four major U.S. pro sports leagues and the NCAA, according to David Porter of the Associated Press. U.S. Show More Summary

Commentators for Premier League Matches On NBC Sports, Gameweek 9

1 hour agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

In a change that was made late on Friday, NBC Sports has decided to switch Saturday’s 10am ET game and show Liverpool vs Hull City instead of Sunderland-Arsenal. The game featuring Mario Balotelli will be shown at 10am ET on … Continue reading ? Commentators for Premier League Matches On NBC Sports, Gameweek 9 is a post from World Soccer Talk.

'King David' movie anointed at Warner Bros.

King David might want to get ready for his close-up.

Jeremy Lin’s At It Again, This Time Pranking Customers At An Adidas Store

1 hour agoSports : With Leather

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Adam Wainwright Injury: Updates on Cardinals Star's Recovery from Elbow Surgery

For most of the 2014 season, Adam Wainwright dealt with an elbow injury that he was able to pitch through. Now, the St. Louis Cardinals' ace underwent surgery to address the issue moving forward. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the latest on Wainwright's ailment. Show More Summary

Who's Overachieving, Underperforming for the Toronto Maple Leafs This Season?

Given that the Toronto Maple Leafs are off to a mediocre start to the NHL season, it's not surprising that individual performances have been varied. The Leafs have been inconsistent over the last 10 days, winning twice and coming upShow More Summary

5 NFL Draft Prospects Titans Fans Should Already Be Watching

NFL draft season is still at least 12 weeks away for most teams, but the Tennessee Titans are one of a handful of teams that can probably start thinking about the offseason already. The following list highlights five prospects who could...Show More Summary

Detroit Tigers: Why Detroit Doesn't Have to Make Any Major Offseason Moves

Winter is coming for the Detroit Tigers. Or, in less ominous terms, the offseason is just around the corner. Once the World Series concludes, general manager Dave Dombrowski and company will delve into Detroit’s plans for improving a supremely talented team. Like any other squad, contending or not, the Tigers have their warts. Show More Summary

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