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Galaxy and LAFC begin MLS Is Back tournament with different scenarios

The Galaxy will face the Portland Timbers while LAFC will take on the Houston Dynamo in their opening matches of the MLS Is Back tournament on Monday.

D.C. United-Toronto FC match postponed after players test positive for coronavirus

Troubles with Major League Soccer's return continued with D.C. United and Toronto FC players testing positive amid the coronavirus outbreak.

This day in sports: Mary Decker breaks American record in women's 1,500 meters

A look at what happened in sports history July 12, including Mary Decker breaking the American record in the women's 1,500 meters in 1980.

Sparks' Nneka Ogwumike proves most valuable off the court in challenging times

Sparks star Nneka Ogwumike juggles her responsibilities as WNBA players union president while preparing for the season amid a pandemic and social unrest.

Angels' Jaime Barria looks good in first intrasquad outing

In three modified innings Friday, Jaime Barria gave up two hits and drew numerous swings and misses.

Plaschke: LeBron James is in Orlando with a message, and it won't be on the back of his jersey

LeBron James is not worried about his health or concerned about the layoff. He has no fears his fight for social justice will get lost in the NBA title chase.

Chico is the man in Dodgers intrasquad games

Clubhouse attendant Francisco Herrera, known as Chico, plays left field during the Dodgers' intrasquad games. And his teammates love it.

Column: This could be the perfect season for Albert Pujols

When the 60-game season unfolds at an unfamiliar rhythm, Albert Pujols' expertise should provide stability and guidance.

Doc Rivers challenges Sen. Josh Hawley over criticism as Clippers stand together

Coach Doc Rivers and star Lou Williams say Clippers are ready for the NBA restart after deciding to pursue a title and use their platform to call for social reforms.

Coronavirus pandemic leads to rare harmony in the NHL labor negotiations

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said these extraordinary times led him and the players' union to ensure labor amity until Sept. 15, 2026.

Dwight Howard, Danny Green miss Lakers practice after testing problem

Danny Green and Dwight Howard missed Lakers practice Saturday because of glitches in the coronavirus testing process, according to people who know of the situation.

LeBron James says he will keep his name on back of jersey

Lakers All-Star forward LeBron James says he'll keep working on social reforms but putting a preapproved slogan on back of his jersey will not be one.

School masks are becoming fashion statement for players, coaches and fans

High schools are coming up with their own customized masks, mostly featuring their team's logos and school's emblems.

Del Mar has first horse death of summer season

A horse died at Del Mar, the first such fatality of its summer season, when an unraced 3-year-old filly suffered a catastrophic injury after a workout Saturday.

UCLA women's soccer team is not caught off-guard by Pac-12's conference-only slate

UCLA women's soccer coach Amanda Cromwell has prepared her team for changes during the COVID-19 pandemic, so the Pac-12's scheduling move wasn't a shock.
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