Archive for August, 2017

Suspected arsonist arrested after fire that leaves 3 children badly burned in Wilmington

A man in his 30s was arrested Thursday evening after setting a fire to a Wilmington home that left three children badly burned, officials said. The man was not immediately identified, but Los Angeles police said he was a relative of a couple who lived in the two-story duplex along with a mother…

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Pac-12 football roundup: Utah gets it going quickly in opener

Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley threw for 227 yards, rushed for 70 and accounted for three touchdowns as the Utes overwhelmed FCS North Dakota 37-16 in the season opener for both teams Thursday night at Salt Lake City.

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Running back Austin Ekeler impresses in Chargers’ final preseason game against 49ers

The empty seats didn’t matter to the chosen — the two dozen or so players who sat out because their jobs are secure. Win or lose, good or bad, they’ll be on the field when the Chargers open the season Sept.

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Chargers linebackers Korey Toomer and Nick Dzubnar show their stuff against 49ers

Playing middle linebacker in new Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley’s 4-3 scheme is both mentally and physically demanding. First, you get the play call from a coach and relay it to teammates in the huddle

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Around the NFL: DeAndre Hopkins agrees to deal with Texans

The Houston Texans and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins agreed to a five-year, $81-million contract extension, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.

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College football roundup: Buckeyes roll in the second half

J.K. Dobbins broke Ohio State’s freshman record by rushing for 181 yards in his college debut, J.T. Barrett threw three touchdown passes and the second-ranked Buckeyes pulled away to beat Indiana 49-21 on Thursday night at Bloomington, Ind.

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Angels signal they’re in it to win it by trading for Justin Upton

This is bigger than Yu Darvish. You might have wondered if the Dodgers were trying their hardest to win the World Series, but you never had to wonder whether they were trying to win

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MLB: Astros boost rotation with trade for Justin Verlander

The Houston Astros have acquired Justin Verlander in a trade with the Detroit Tigers. The right-hander joins the American League West leaders and a rotation that includes Dallas Keuchel and Lance McCullers

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‘The Teacher’ has a lesson for audiences about corruption in a Communist society

Teachers teach, but that’s not all. For students they’re dictators of classroom time and space, for parents they’re gatekeepers who determine their child’s future

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Inconsistent Roger Federer survives another five-set match at U.S. Open

Roger Federer insisted his back felt fine on Thursday, no matter how often he seemed out of sync during his 6-1, 6-7(3), 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory over 101st-ranked Mikhail Youzhny in the second round of the U.S. Open. Nor did he fret about having played back-to-back five-set matches in a Grand Slam…

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