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UFC returning to competition with 3 shows in Florida

The UFC is returning to competition on May 9 with three shows in eight days in Jacksonville, Fla. The mixed martial arts promotion announced its plans Friday to return to action after postponing and cancelling several shows due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Quick, Andersen carry shutouts into shootout before Kings topple Leafs

Anze Kopitar and Adrian Kempe scored in the shootout, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 1-0 Thursday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

Lakers attempt to lighten the mood with outdoor soccer, football ahead of practice

Before the Los Angeles Lakers practiced on the final day before their first game since Kobe Bryant's death, they played. The players, their coaching staff and general manager Rob Pelinka took to the park across the street from the team's headquarters Thursday to kick around a soccer ball and throw a pigskin.

Lakers, Clippers return to practice amid grief over Kobe Bryant's death

The Los Angeles Lakers ended practice with a few sombre, almost plaintive laughs. As they left the court, they all passed under the oversized 8 and 24 outlined in white on the black wall above the door to their locker room.

NBA postpones Lakers-Clippers game 'out of respect' for Kobe Bryant's old team

The NBA has postponed the Los Angeles Lakers' next game against the Clippers on Tuesday night after the deaths of retired superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash.
UFC 246

McGregor back in UFC saddle with blazing 1st-round TKO victory over Cowboy

Conor McGregor stopped Donald Cerrone with a head kick and punches 40 seconds into the first round at UFC 246 on Saturday night, announcing his return to mixed martial arts with his first victory since 2016.

Calmer Conor McGregor returns to octagon to fight 'Cowboy' Cerrone at UFC 246

Conor McGregor became a two-division UFC champion because he was a tremendous fighter. He became the biggest mixed martial artist in the world only because he talked an even bigger game.

Kings put Ilya Kovalchuk on waivers for release

Veteran forward Ilya Kovalchuk has been placed on waivers by the Los Angeles Kings after a tumultuous 81-game stint with the last-place club.

Raptors end Lakers' 7-game winning streak

Pascal Siakam had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Fred VanVleet finished with 23 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors snapped the Los Angeles Lakers' seven-game winning streak with a 113-104 victory Sunday night.

John Gibson slows high-flying Canucks offence in OT win for Ducks

Ryan Getzlaf scored a breakaway goal 2:30 into overtime, and John Gibson made 39 saves in the Anaheim Ducks' 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night.

Sounders upset league-best LAFC to reach MLS Cup final

Nicolas Lodeiro scored a goal and assisted on two more by Raul Ruidiaz, and the Seattle Sounders advanced to the MLS Cup final for the third time in four years with a 3-1 victory over Los Angeles FC on Tuesday night.

Manager Joe Maddon will look to build winning culture in return to Angels

Joe Maddon agreed to become the Los Angeles Angels' manager on Wednesday, reuniting the World Series-winning former skipper of the Chicago Cubs with the organization he spent the first three decades of his baseball career.

Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey gets his wish, traded to Rams for 2 1st-round picks

A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Rams have acquired star cornerback Jalen Ramsey from the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for two first-round picks and a fourth-rounder.

LeBron James says Rockets GM 'wasn't educated' on China tweet

LeBron James believes Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey "was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation" and the potential consequences of his actions when he tweeted in support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests.

Brees injured as Rams beat Saints in title game rematch

With Drew Brees watching from the sideline with an injured hand, the Los Angeles Rams didn't need a no-call to beat the New Orleans Saints again. Jared Goff passed for 283 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another score in L.A.'s 27-9 win.