Photos: Lakers vs. Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals

Take a look at the photos from the Lakers’ NBA playoff game against the Houston Rockets on Friday, Sept. 4. The Rockets led at halftime 63-55 in Game 1 of the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals series. LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers on the court against the Houston Rockets in Game One of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on September 04, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo...
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Photos: Lakers lose to Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals

Take a look at the photos from the Lakers’ NBA playoff game against the Houston Rockets on Friday, Sept. 4. The Rockets won 112-97 to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals series. Houston Rockets’ Jeff Green (32) tries to block a shot by Los Angeles Lakers’ Markieff Morris, right, during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Da...
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After 19 years in prison, man convicted as teen for double-shooting ordered released

After serving 19 years of a life prison sentence for an attempted murder conviction, a Compton man will be released next week after a re-sentencing on Friday, according to the Loyola Marymount University’s Project for the Innocent. “LPI has been investigating this case for nearly six years, and we firmly believe in our client’s innocence,” LPI Program Director Adam Grant said. “In fact, we uncovered substantial evidence pointing toward someone else entirely as the perpetrator.” Emon Barnes, now ...
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Dodgers’ Gavin Lux, his swing in sync, has Kenosha on his mind

LOS ANGELES – You could excuse Gavin Lux for having a lot on his mind. The weight is heavy enough that anyone, especially a 22-year-old navigating a strange baseball landscape, could be forgiven for having a .118 batting average next to his name. Lux, the Dodgers’ second baseman, was a player to watch in the National League Rookie of the Year race not long ago. He was expected to at least improve on his first major league call-up, a 23-game cameo in which he hit two home runs, drove in nine, the...
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Dolphins cut former first-round pick Josh Rosen after failing to find suitable trade, per report

Rosen, the No. 10 overall pick in the 2018 draft, will look to find another opportunity with a third NFL team
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Modric: ‘I remember the fear. We played football and the alarms went off. It was normal’

Madrid (AFP) – The alarms are ringing and Luka Modric is running because soon the bombs are coming. He is eight years old, wearing full kit and boots, and he has a football under his arm. ... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Aaron Finch and David Warner accept blame for failed chase but Australia's middle order exposed

Somehow Australia failed to scored 39 off 35 balls in the opening T20I against England
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Photos: SoFi’s still so quiet, so empty, but so stunning; enjoy glimpses from Rams’ test runs

Los Angeles Rams in the first half of a scrimmage football game at Sofi Stadium in Inglewood on Saturday, August 22, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Los Angeles Rams during a scrimmage football game at Sofi Stadium in Inglewood on Saturday, August 22, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Sofi Stadium home of the Los Angeles Rams in Inglewood on Saturday, August 22, 2020. (Photo by Keith Bir...
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Coronavirus: How much of the labor force is working from home and do they want to continue

More employees are working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. Will that trend continue after stay-at-home orders end? Before and after the coronavirus According to a June 2020 survey by Global Workplace Analytics, 76% of global office workers and 82% of U.S. office workers say they want to continue working from home, at least weekly, when the pandemic is over (approximately 75 million U.S. employees). But only 16% (19% in the U.S.) want to say goodbye to the office forever, with most pre...
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San Fernando Valley church, L.A. County square off in court over indoor ban

Grace Community Church Pastor John MacArthur preaches on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. An appeals court has ordered Grace Community Church in Sun Valley not to hold indoor services. (Video screengrab via Facebook) A San Fernando Valley church clashed with Los Angeles County’s Public Health Department in court on Friday, Sept. 4, over whether the county’s “Safer at Home” health order trumps the church’s right to hold worship services indoors during the resurgent coronavirus pandemic. Related link...
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Hometown left deflated but still hopeful after Messi snub

Rosario (Argentina) (AFP) – Rosario had dared to dream but was left disappointed after the Argentine city’s most celebrated son Lionel Messi announced he was staying at Barcelona. When Messi told the Spanish giants last... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Denver’s Malone calls ‘shame’ on NBA for not allowing coaches to invite their families to bubble

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The NBA bubble has been injected with new life this week: Wives. Partners. Children. Parents. Most players on the Disney campus have waited for two months to see loved ones willing to go through quarantine and attend games in person at the NBA restart. According to estimates, close to 200 people are among this group, which has been thoroughly tested for coronavirus in an attempt to keep the case count in the bubble at zero.  But coaches and staff who have been in the bub...
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Could Southern California see all-time record heat this weekend?

The oppressive summer heat that descended on Southern California in late August is back — and this time the searing temperatures may set some all-time records while again bringing threats to public safety along with the possibility of rolling power blackouts and wildfires. Weather experts say the latest heat wave is likely to yield temperatures between 10 to 20 degrees above normal over the Labor Day weekend. Some Southern California cites removed from the cooler coastal areas — including Woodla...
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Senior Living: Why Black aging matters, too

Old. Chronically ill. Black. People who fit this description are more likely to die from COVID-19 than any other group in the country. They are perishing quietly, out of sight, in homes and apartment buildings, senior housing complexes, nursing homes and hospitals, disproportionately poor, frail and ill, after enduring a lifetime of racism and its attendant adverse health effects. Yet, older Black Americans have received little attention as protesters proclaim that Black Lives Matter and experts...
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Miami Dolphins roster cuts live tracker

The Miami Dolphins' process of cutting down their active roster to the required 53 players is officially underway. Along with the rest of the NFL, the Dolphins are in a sprint to lop off nearly a third of their rosters head of Saturday's 4
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In-person learning at LAUSD campuses won’t come until safety is assured, union says

United Teachers Los Angeles, which represents teachers in the nation’s second-largest school district, opposes having any of its members return to L.A. Unified School District campuses to provide in-person instruction to the district’s highest-needs students before it is safe to do so, the union’s president said Friday, Sept. 4. “We know our students learn best in physical schools, face-to-face with educators and the support providers they need and deserve,” union President Cecily Myart-Cruz sai...
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New Heim Bridge comes online in Los Angeles, Long Beach port complex

Replacement to the Heim Bridge still under construction in 2018. (Courtesy Photo Port of Los Angeles) The Commodore Schuyler F. Heim Lift Bridge located over the Cerritos Channel along the Terminal Island Freeway is the only lift bridge in Los Angeles. Photo Robert Casillas Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Photo from the 1920s before the Heim Bridge was constructed in the port. (Courtesy Photo Port of Los Angeles) Photo from the 1920s predating the Heim bridge that...
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Shohei Ohtani still focused on returning to mound for the Angels next season

ANAHEIM >> As Shohei Ohtani continues to do drills in the outfield and at first base — which the Angels asked him to do — the idea of becoming a position player remains just a vague possibility to him. “I’m focused on pitching,” Ohtani said though his interpreter on Friday. “That’s the plan for now.” Ohtani had not spoken to the media since he began working out in the field, which prompted speculation that the Angels were at least preparing for the possibility that Ohtani would no longer be a pi...
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Rams pick rookie Sam Sloman to be their new kicker

The first time a game comes down to a Rams field-goal attempt this season, the pressure will rest on the right foot of a rookie. Sam Sloman, a seventh-round draft pick in April, won the open competition to be the Rams’ new kicker when the team waived Lirim Hajrullahu and Austin MacGinnis on Friday. Hajrullahu, a CFL veteran, and MacGinnis, who played in the AAF and XFL, were among 17 players cut, the Rams announced on their website. The cut list included John Kelly, the running back who made it ...
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Whicker: Will one Churchill Downs upset lead to another?

John Rebenstorf was the radio play-by-play man for Cal State Fullerton and UCLA. He used to speak of Tracy Murray draining buckets from the “parking lot.” He would have enjoyed Churchill Downs on Friday. As Gamine and Swiss Skydiver prepared to stage a private duel at the Kentucky Oaks, Shedaresthedevil jumped the fence. “Ride to win the race,” trainer Brad Cox told jockey Flaurent Giroux. “If she runs third, it’s a victory.” Running first was a victory, too. Shedaresthedevil exposed Gamine’s di...
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Election 2020: San Fernando Valley races take shape as candidates qualify and runoffs set

With the Los Angeles County’s deadline to run for office passing on Aug. 7, qualified lists of candidates for local office have been set for the Nov. 3 election. Here is a list of some local races to keep an eye on as mail-in ballots begin to hit mailboxes in October. Here is a brief roundup of who’s running — as of Aug. 24 — in the San Fernando Valley and neighboring communities. L.A. City Council District 4 — Ranges from Sherman Oaks and Van Nuys to Toluca Lake, and then through the Cahuenga P...
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Photos: Drive-in movies back for long, hot holiday weekend

People enjoy a movie at the Regency Theaters Plant Drive-In in Van Nuys, Thursday, September 3, 2020. The theater has converted a parking lot into a drive in theater due to the coronavirus shutdown. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) People enjoy a movie at the Regency Theaters Plant Drive-In in Van Nuys, Thursday, September 3, 2020. The theater has converted a parking lot into a drive in theater due to the coronavirus shutdown. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Dail...
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Janice Hahn awarded medal for work on behalf of Merchant Mariners who served in WWII

John Pitts, the national president of American Merchant Marine Veterans, Inc., recently presented Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn with a medal commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Allied victory in World War II to recognize the years she spent fighting for recognition of the Merchant Marine’s WWII veterans when she served in the United States Congress. Pitts presented the supervisor — who represents a large swath of LA County’s coast and southeast, from Marina Del Rey to Long Beac...
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Jobs of the Week: Metropolis Cycle Repair, Community Cycling Center, Nomad Cycles

Three new jobs for your perusal. Do it! Learn more about each one via the links below… – Bike Mechanic/Electric Technician – Nomad Cycles – Mechanic – Community Cycling Center – Bike Mechanic, Customer Service, and Bike Sales – Metropolis Cycle Repair Advertisement --> Advertisement 2005 ~ 2020. Serving the community for 15 years. Please support BikePortland with a monthly subscription or one-time financial contribution. For a complete list of available jobs, click here. ...
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NYU drama grad takes on new role in Santa Clarita to help students prepare for college

Actress Bre Tomey talks to Noah Ozuna as they work on a documentary on growing up as an artist in Santa Clarita on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at musician Karli Webster’s home studio. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Musician Karli Webster, who was on The Voice, and actress Bre Tomey pose in Webster’s home studio in Santa Clarita on Tuesday, August 25, 2020. The two are part of a group of artists who ended up home during the pandemic. Webster in finishing up her last ye...
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Lakers-Rockets Game 1 updates: Who wins the series opener?

LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the rest of the Los Angeles Lakers continue their playoff journey with Game 1 of the second-round series against the Houston Rockets. The Lakers are considered a favorite to win the NBA Championship this season but a pair of former league MVPs, with ties to the local area, have intentions on stopping the purple and gold from advancing to the Western Conference Finals. Lakers (0-0) vs. Houston Rockets (0-0) When: 6 p.m. PST Friday Where: Walt Disney World Resort,...
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Special Report: Maggie Haney still working with gymnasts despite suspension

USA Gymnastics has received multiple complaints over the course of months that former U.S. Olympic and national team coach Maggie Haney has continued to work with minor-aged gymnasts despite being suspended earlier this year for repeatedly emotionally and verbally abusing young athletes, the Southern California News Group has learned. An attorney for victims of Haney’s alleged abuse said she has made complaints to USA Gymnastics, the sport’s national governing body, claiming that Haney has vi...
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Live Nation laying off more employees as COVID-19 drags on

Live Nation instituted another round of staffing reductions this week as the company continues to grapple with concert cancellations and plummeting revenue amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Beverly Hills-based concert promoter didn’t reveal how many employees are impacted, but the layoffs — first reported by Pollstar — follow a host of cost-cutting reductions in April. That included the furlough of 20% of its employees, salary reductions for senior executives, hiring freezes, a reduction in the us...
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MLB During COVID-19: A Report From the Cleveland Indians Press Box

Major League Baseball decided that no fans would be allowed to spectate at games this season, and only the teams' staff and the media would be let in. I ended up being one of the lucky few to be inside the Cleveland Indians press box so far during this COVID-19 pandemic. Before I could enter Progressive Field, I was asked a set of health questions, had my temperature taken, and went through security. Then I walked inside and up a ramp to the press box. The pregame music blared throughout the sta...
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LA County reports 47 coronavirus deaths leading into Labor Day weekend heat wave

A day before Southern California launches into a scorching Labor Day weekend, public health officials announced the deaths of another 47 individuals related to the new coronavirus and 1,429 new confirmed cases. The numbers were slightly above average for the past week. The department also Friday reported three additional cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children bringing to 31 the number of kids in the county who have been stricken by the disease that’s related to the coronavirus. N...
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