The Dodgers have clinched the National League West title with tonight’s 9-1 win over the San Francisco Giants.
Photos: The Dodgers celebrate after their win over the Giants. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times
The Ravens made the announcement on Twitter today, hours after TMZ released a video purportedly showing the star running back punching his then-fiance in the face in a casino elevator.
Steve Ballmer was introduced as the Clippers’ new owner this week. He chest-bumped and high-fived fans and "stole the show with a boldness that included everything from a guaranteed victory to a gratuitous shot at the Lakers."
Photo: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times
The transaction ends a fractious period of nearly four months in which embattled owner Donald Sterling fought to retain control of the team he had presided over for three decades. A judge affirmed the right of Shelly Sterling, Donald’s estranged wife, to wrest control of the team from her husband and sell it to Ballmer.
Dodgers announcer Vin Scully will return next year for an unprecedented 66th season, the team has announced.
Top photo: Scully in front of a street sign marking Vin Scully Way at the Dodgers’ spring training complex in 1985. Credit: Los Angeles Times. Middle photo: Scully announces “It’s time for Dodgers baseball” before the team’s season opener in 2009. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times. Bottom photo: Scully prepares to call a game at Dodger Stadium in 2012. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times
Alice Coachman, who in 1948 became the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold medal, has died.
During her youth in Georgia, she wasn’t permitted to use public sports facilities because of the color of her skin; to practice high-jumping, the event that later won her the gold medal, she used rope or tied rags together to substitute for crossbars. When she returned home from the London Olympics in 1948, her hometown gave her a celebratory welcome, but she wasn’t allowed to speak at the ceremony and the mayor did not shake her hand.
Photo: Coachman wins the 1948 Women’s National Track Meet in Grand Rapids, Iowa. Credit: Associated Press
Photo: U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard makes a save during the team’s World Cup game against Belgium yesterday. Credit: AP / Felipe Dana
The U.S. lost to Belgium today, but Team USA still had "a remarkable underdog run" at the World Cup.
Photo: AP / Michael Conroy
The U.S. soccer team lost at the World Cup today, but it was still cause for celebration. Here’s how the team advanced even without a win or a draw.
How fans of the U.S. World Cup team showed their support as USA beat Ghana today, 2-1.
See more fans and shots of the game here.
Photos: Top: Fans cheer for the U.S. team at a viewing party in Chicago (AP/Sun-Times Media, Chandler West). Middle left: U.S. fan arrives for the U.S.-Ghana game in Natal, Brazil (Getty Images/Diego Marcel). Middle right: U.S. fan celebrates his team’s victory (AP/Leo Correa). Bottom: Fan dressed as Elvis arrives for the U.S.-Ghana game in Natal, Brazil (Getty Images/Diego Marcel).