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baseball: city section is preparing for a friday night championship game at dodg

the city section usually plays its championship baseball game on a urday afternoon at dodger stadium.this season, the city section has agreed to allow the southern section to play its finals all day on urday, june 3, with the city section playing two night championship games on friday, june 2.the southern section will help pay for the city section's use of lights.the plan still must be finalized and approved by the dodgers' facility office.for the latest on high school sports, follow @latsondheimer on twitter

takeaways from the clippers' 133-120 loss to the warriors

5. the clippers miss paul, a playmaking and defensive whiz, on both ends of the court. they are 7-17 in games paul has missed in the last two seasons and 79-35 (.693) in games paul has played.“i think we’re figuring out how to play without a guy who has the ball in his hands probably 80% of the time on offense,” griffin said, “so that changes a lot of things for us.”captiondodgers fanfest: take me out to the ball gamesights and sounds from urday's dodgers fanfest at dodger stadium.sights and sounds from urday's dodgers fanfest at dodger stadium.captiondodgers fanfest: take me out to the ball gamesights and sounds from urday's dodgers fanfest at dodger stadium.sights and sounds from urday's dodgers fanfest at dodger stadium.captionchargers owners discuss move to los angeleschargers owners d

goldman sachs steps back from las vegas stadium deal with raiders

a day after billionaire casino magnate sheldon adelsonbacked out of a deal to build a stadium for the oakland raiders in las vegas, the arran ent continued to unravel tuesday.a person with direct knowledge of the proposed $1.9-billion stadium told the times that a deal for goldman sachs to finance the project is contingent on adelson’s involvement. without the billionaire, the person said, there isn’t a deal.the arran ent the raiders presented to the league when they applied for relocation earlier this month centered around goldman sachs financing the project without owners had been expected to vote on the move in march, but the seismic shift in the last 24 hours casts doubt on a speedy resolution to the matter.before adelson issued a strongly worded statement monday and withdr

what time does super bowl li start?

the new england patriots and atlanta falcons are the last teams standing in the nfl. they will face off in super bowl li on feb. 5 at nrg stadium in houston.the game is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. pt and will be broadcast on fox.of course, the network’s coverage of the game starts long before that. super bowl-related programming begins at 8 a.m., leading up to the pregame show at 11 a.m.the patriots will be playing in their league-record ninth super bowl, and coach bill belichick and quarterback tom brady each will be appearing in the big game for a record seventh time.belichick could become the first head coach to win five super bowl rings, while brady is looking to become the second player in nfl history to do so.the falcons have made it this far only one other time, losing to the de

usc guard shaqquan aaron named pac-12's player of the week

usc guard shaqquan aaron had the best game of his career in an upset win over ucla last wednesday. it was also the best performance of all the pac-12 conference performances last week.pac-12 media members named aaron the pac-12 player of the week on monday.coming off the bench, aaron scored a game-high (and career-high) 23 points in 26 minutes in usc's 84-76 win over ucla. it snapped a prolonged shooting drought, when aaron made just 29% of his field goals in the first eight conference games.aaron be e the second usc team member to win the award. point guard jordan mclaughlin won it in late december.captiondodgers fanfest: take me out to the ball gamesights and sounds from urday's dodgers fanfest at dodger stadium.sights and sounds from urday's dodgers fanfest at dodger stadium.captiondodg

alliance with trump may prove to be a super distraction for new england patriots

he will surely flee from the question, but neither he nor the patriots will be able to escape the controversy that, if recent history is any indication, could very well be inflamed by trump himself.after all, at trump’s donor dinner on the night before the inauguration, he made certain everyone knew where his football loyalties lay.“in the audience we have somebody that’s under no pressure whatsoever because he’s got a great quarterback named tom brady and a great coach named belichick — bob kraft,’’ trump said. “so, good luck bob. your friend tom just called, he feels good. he called to congratulate us, he feels good. good luck. you’re going to do great. thanks.’’yeah, patriots. good luck.captiondodgers fanfest: take me out to the ball gamesights and sounds from urday's dodgers fanfest at

college basketball roundup: long-range s s help lift creighton

justin patton, khyri thomas and marcus foster each scored 15 points and no. 22 creighton made 13 three-point baskets on the way to beating no. 16 butler, 76-67, tuesday night at indianapolis. after the bulldogs (18-5, 7-4) scored the first five points of the second half to take a 38-37 lead, the bluejays (20-3, 7-3) went on a 17-4 run to make it 54-42 with 14 minutes 5 seconds left. the bulldogs answered with seven points in a row to make it a five-point game, but creighton rebuilt a double-digit lead and the bulldogs couldn’t get closer than seven points again. the bluejays earned their 20th victory for the 17th time in 19 seasons. kamar baldwin finished with 14 points for butler, which has lost two home games in a no. 8 kentucky 90, georgia 81 (ot): malik monk had eight points in

dodgers trade pitcher carlos frias to cleveland

the dodgers traded right-handed pitcher carlos frias to cleveland on monday for either cash considerations or a player to be named later.the team had designated frias for ignment last week after acquiring outfielder brett eibner from oakland.frias, 27, made 13 starts for the dodgers in 2015, but played a minimal role in the club last season. he appeared in only one game, lasting four innings as a reliever. he was slowed by an oblique injury in april, and never found his footing on the roster.the dodgers already possess an abundance of depth at starting pitcher. after the trio of clayton kershaw, rich hill and kenta maeda, the team has a group fighting for innings that includes julio urias, scott kazmir, brandon mccarthy, alex wood, brock stewart and ross stripling.the team has also express

the times' boys' basketball rankings

a look at the top 25 high school boys’ basketball teams in the southland:rk. school (w-l) next opponent (last week’s ranking) 1. sierra canyon (23-1) at viewpoint, tuesday (2) 2. chino hills (25-1) vs. los osos, tuesday (1) 3. bishop montgomery (22-2) vs. cathedral, monday (3) 4. santa ana mater dei (26-1) vs. santa margarita, tuesday (4) 5. birmingham (22-3) at el ino real, wednesday (5) 6. alemany (22-3) vs. harvard-westlake, wednesday (6) 7. damien (23-3) vs. rancho cu onga, tuesday (7) 8. eastvale roosevelt (16-6) at corona santiago, tuesday (9) 9. santa margarita (19-5) at mater dei, tuesday (10) 10. fairfax (21-3) vs. palisades, monday (8) 11. corona centennial (20-7) at norco, tuesday (11) 12. esperanza (23-1) vs. canyon, tuesday (12) 13. westchester (21-7) at palisades, wednesday (

florida atlantic's lane kiffin says he intentionally made a lame promo video to

lane kiffin knew what he was doing.all the squinting, shifting from foot to foot and general lack of enthusiasm from the new florida atlantic coach in the most awkward hype video in the history of college football was all for publicity.or so he says.last week the school tweeted out a video of kiffin talking up national signing day and the upcoming football season in the fall — but looking and sounding about as unhyped as a human being could’s one rather nonsensical sample sentence:“so please join us [awkward pause] next week for its exciting season [weird inflection] and come watch the owls have a great year and championship run starting with you.”huh?the school later tried explaining that kiffin — a former head coach at usc and tennessee as well as for the oakland raiders — made t

hey, coach mora: patriots’ slater is willing to help out

matt slater should be one of jim mora’s best recruiting tools for ucla football, especially on the eve of national signing day wednesday. slater is a former bruin who be e a six-time pro bowl special teams player and will be seeking his second super bowl ring on sunday with the new england patriots.except slater has never even spoken to mora.“actually, i’ve never met coach mora, no,” slater said monday at super bowl media day. “i haven’t been back to pus in a while.”it’s not that slater doesn’t like giving back to the community. in fact, he gives back so much that he recently won the 2016 bart starr man of the year award for community service.slater said that if ucla needs him, mora just has to call.“certainly, if they reached out to me i’d love to offer my hand in whatever they need me to

bill belichick tries to let loose at the patriots' victory parade by starting an

new england patriots coach bill belichick isn’t known to be the most outgoing guy in the world.but maybe it was something about becoming the first coach to win a fifth super bowl or taking part in a victory parade in front of tens of thousands of fans that prompted the notorious grump to try something rather un-belichick-like tuesday afternoon.he tried to start a chant. and it went like this:“no days off!”the coach seems to be referencing his comments from a day earlier, when he told reporters that winning the super bowl put the patriots “five weeks behind” other teams in preparing for the 2017 season.kind of catchy, isn’t it?certainly all those players who have been working their s off since august and all those people playing hooky from their jobs on a tuesday afternoon must have thought

royal rumble live results: what time does the royal rumble start?

the road to wrestlemania begins today with the 2017 wweroyal rumble, available on pay-per-view and online on the wwe network. as wwethe show, originating from san antonio, officially begins at 4 p.m. pt, with a pre-show beginning at 2 p.m. pt.this year’s rumble match is one of the most anticipated in years, with several wrestlers having a chance to winning. usually it is easy to pick who is going to win, but this year it could be goldberg, brock lesnar, braun strowman, randy orton, the undertaker or any of a half-dozen other wrestlers.we will have live match-by-match results here thoughout the evening.scheduled for the the pre-show and the main show are:nia jax vs. sasha bankscesaro and sheamus vs. luke gallows and karl anderson for the raw tag team championshipkevin owens vs. roman reigns

bill belichick says winning the super bowl put the patriots five weeks behind fo

new england patriots coach bill belichick actually said this on monday:"as great as today feels and as great as today is, in all honesty we're five weeks behind in the 2017 season."the comment drew laughs from some reporters covering a news conference the day after the patriots over e a 25-point deficit to defeat the atlanta falcons in super bowl li, but belichick was being serious.technically, he’s correct that his team’s 2016 season lasted longer than those of all other teams except atlanta. but, dude, come on. you just be e the first coach ever to win five super bowls — and you did it in dramatic fashion.isn’t that what all the work is about? why not take a minute to appreciate what you’ve accomplished? belichick said monday that he and his coaching staff will take some time off, but no

yankee stadium

yankee stadium app description going to an event at yankee stadium? the official yankee stadium app to maximize your experience in the stadium. the yankee stadium app is a smart, in-venue concierge app that provides you with access to everything you need at the venue, exactly when you need it, regardless of your seat location. enter the stadium with mobile tickets and parking p es and be guided to your seat with turn-by-turn directions. in-seat delivery is available, in select areas, to enable you to order food and drinks that will be delivered directly to your seat within minutes. or, if you are feeling generous, you can order food and drinks to be delivered to a friend. use 'around me' to explore the stadium and get directions from your location to the stadium's top picks -- like the

tom brady thinks his game jersey from super bowl li was stolen. what else could

it sure s to be tom brady.i mean, sure, leading the new england patriots from 25 points down against the atlanta falcons to win super bowl li on sunday night must have been nice.and becoming the first quarterback ever to win five super bowls certainly is a pretty cool thing to do. so is setting the all-time record for most yards thrown in the big game.but not long after he accomplished all that, reporters saw brady searching through his bag and around his locker area, then enlisting others, including team staff and security, to help him look.“it was right here,” brady said. “i know exactly where i put it.”backup quarterback jimmy garoppolo rounded up other players to aid in the effort.“this is not good,” brady said as the search continued. “it was right here and now i don’t have it. not go

rio's iconic maracana stadium abandoned

just months after the olympics, a dispute over the condition of brazil's maracana stadium has erupted.the building has been damaged by looters and has lain empty as clubs and authorities argue over who should manage it.concerns for brazil's maracana stadium after looting

'roger that!': tom brady takes a jab at nfl commissioner goodell in post-super b

now we know what tom brady did with some of the time on his hands while serving his four-game, deflategate-related suspension earlier this season.he was filming a commercial that wouldn’t air unless the new england patriots won a fifth super bowl. months later, brady and his teammates have done just that, and the ad made its debut sunday features a subtle jab at the man who handed brady that suspension — nfl commissioner roger goodell.the commercial for new england-based shields healthcare group features brady being asked to remove all jewelry before an appointment. brady removes four super bowl rings from his fingers before remembering he has a fifth in his pocket.“it’s kinda new,” brady says in the commercial.when a shields employee comments, “we’re gonna need to get you a bigge

ufc president dana white on ronda rousey's future as a fighter: 'i think she's p

not much has been heard from former ufc champion ronda rousey since she lost to amanda nunes in december. but ufc president dana white has talked to her recently, and he said tuesday that the star fighter is in good spirits after her second straight loss following a 12-0 start to her mma career.that said, though, white went on to say we may never see rousey in the octagon again.“if i had to say right here, right now — and, again, i don’t like saying right here, right now ’cause it’s up to her and her thing — but i wouldn’t say she fights again,” white said on the ufc unfiltered podcast. “i think she’s probably done. i think she’s going to ride off into the sunset and start living her life outside of fighting.”a 2008 olympic bronze medalist in judo, rousey was the ufc’s first women’s bantam

baylor regents lawsuit says art briles knew about misconduct by football players

former baylor football coach art briles dropped his libel lawsuit against three baylor regents and a university vice president on wednesday, and a new court filing may be the reason.the filing by the three baylor regents says that briles and his staff not only knew about multiple ual ault allegations and other wrongdoing committed by the players but attempted to protect the players while showing little concern for the law and potential victims.the law firm pepper hamilton discovered text messages as part of its independent investigation into the allegations, the filing says. pepper hamilton llp  (pepper hamilton llp) pepper hamilton llp  (pepper hamilton llp) pepper hamilton llp  (pepper hamilton llp)the text messages reveal briles and his staff tried to bury the misconduct committed by pl

usc kicker matt boermeester has been suspended as usc investigates a 'code of co

usc has suspended rose bowl star matt boermeester while the school investigates what it described as "a code of conduct issue,” an athletic department spokesman said tuesday.boermeester, a junior from san diego, made a 46-yard field goal as time expired to give the trojans a 52-49, win over penn state on jan. 2.“while this student code of conduct issue is being investigated, the student will not be representing the university as a member of its athletic team,” usc spokesman tim tessalone said in a statement.tessalone said he could not specify the nature of the suspension, including whether it barred boermeester from all team activities or only competition.the statement said, “student disciplinary records and proceedings regarding any matter of student conduct are confidential and protected

la 2024 looking for olympic-minded volunteers ahead of the games

volunteers are crucial to hosting any olympic games, with tens of thousands needed to ist athletes, greet fans and offer the private committee bidding to bring the 2024 summer games back to los angeles has launched a program to get the people of southern california in the mood to help 2024’s volunteer service program will link residents to one-day volunteering opportunities throughout the area over the next few months — and anyone who signs up will be be given priority when it comes to applying for volunteer spots if los angeles is awarded the games seven years from now.“la 2024 wants to use the power of the games to galvanize volunteerism today, making la an even better place to live for all angelenos, well before the games,” committee chairman casey w erman said in a

gisele bundchen wants tom brady to retire. his response? 'too bad, babe, i'm hav

tom brady’s wife wants him to retire from the nfl.gisele bundchen has told her husband so multiple times since he led the new england patriots to a dramatic victory over the atlanta falcons in super bowl li at 39 ½ years old.but don’t worry, patriots fans. your quarterback s that idea down every time.“if it was up to my wife, she would have me retire today,” brady related to jim miller on his sirius xm show monday. “she told me that last night three times. and i said, ‘too bad, babe, i’m having too much fun right now.’ on sunday night, the patriots trailed atlanta by 25 points midway through the third quarter but launched the greatest comeback in super bowl history to claim a 34-28 victory in overtime.old man brady finished with 466 yards while completing 43 of 62 p es — all super bowl rec

usc kicker matt boermeester has been suspended as usc investigates a "code of co

usc has suspended rose bowl hero matt boermeester while the school investigates what it described as "a code of conduct issue,” an athletic department spokesman said tuesday.boermeester, a junior from san diego, made a 46-yard field goal as time expired to give the trojans a wild, 52-49, win over penn state on new years day.“while this student code of conduct issue is being investigated, the student will not be representing the university as a member of its athletic team,” usc athletics spokesman tim tessalone said in a statement.tessalone said he could not specify the nature of the suspension, including whether it barred boermeester from all team activities or only competition.the statement said, “student disciplinary records and proceedings regarding any matter of student conduct are con

baylor fires istant coach accused of soliciting a prostitute

baylor fired a recently hired istant strength coach after his arrest on a prostitution solicitation charge, the university said monday in a statement.brandon washington, 33, was fired on urday after being arrested at a waco-area el earlier that day. he could get up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine if convicted of the cl b misdemeanor.washington worked with baylor football coach mark rhule at temple for the past three years. rhule was hired by baylor in december after former coach art briles was fired in the midst of a ual- ault scandal at the university."when we arrived at baylor, we made a commitment to character and integrity in our program," rhule said in a statement. "brandon's actions are completely unacceptable. we will not tolerate conduct that is contradictory to these values.

will politics hurt the olympic bids in l.a. and budapest?

the uproar over president trump’s travel ban has renewed concerns that los angeles’ paign to host the 2024 summer olympics might be hurt by national politics.l.a. isn’t the only bid facing this 2024 announced over the weekend that it will delay the final stage of the bidding process while a hungarian youth organization continues to gather signatures for a potential referendum on the issue.“we have always welcomed debate and discussion around our bid and continue to do so,” the bid committee said in a statement quoted in multiple news reports.the three finalists for 2024 — paris is also contending — must submit their third and final bid documents later this week. at that point, they enter the “international promotion” segment of the competition, which allows for greater con

kings are bullied on the road in 5-0 loss to the lightning

 ben bishop made 28 saves, nikita kucherov scored twice during a three-goal second period and the tampa bay lightning beat the los angeles kings 5-0 on tuesday night. tampa bay, which won consecutive games for the first time since dec. 20-22, also got goals from jonathan drouin, gabriel dumont and braydon coburn. kings goalie peter budaj turned aside 16 s s in losing for the second straight game after a five-game winning streak in which he had three shutouts. budaj was pulled after allowing four goals over two periods in sunday's 5-0 loss at washington. bishop stopped 19 s s in the first, including a nifty glove save on jake muzzin's drive from the left circle, en route to his first shutout this season and 19th overall. after kucherov had a breakaway goal seven minutes into the second, dum

lamelo ball's 92-point game gets everyone's attention, including members of the

the ball brothers of chino hills have been well known for a while, and now the youngest has made a name for himself. everyone took notice of lamelo ball on tuesday night after he scored 92 points during a 146-123 victory over los osos.even some of l.a.’s best-known professional athletes made arran ents to see the sophomore guard in action. take a look at a plan coming together on twitter between rams running back todd gurley, quarterback jared goff and dodgers outfielder joc december, golden state warriors superstar stephen curry raved about a halfcourt s by ball during a postgame news conference.with brother liangelo ball out with an ankle injury on tuesday, lamelo ball was able to shoot to his heart’s content, making 30 of 39 s s from two-point range, and seven of 22 on three

usc kicker matt boermeester has been suspended as usc investigates a 'code of co

usc has suspended rose bowl star matt boermeester while the school investigates what it described as "a code of conduct issue,” an athletic department spokesman said tuesday.boermeester, a junior from san diego, made a 46-yard field goal as time expired to give the trojans a 52-49, win over penn state on jan. 2.“while this student code of conduct issue is being investigated, the student will not be representing the university as a member of its athletic team,” usc spokesman tim tessalone said in a statement.tessalone said he could not specify the nature of the suspension, including whether it barred boermeester from all team activities or only competition.the statement said, “student disciplinary records and proceedings regarding any matter of student conduct are confidential and protected

roof at nrg stadium in houston will be closed for game

the new england patriots and the atlanta falcons play in the final nfl game of the season today at nrg stadium in houston. super bowl li coverage on fox-tv begins at 3:30 p.m.

la 2024 remains upbeat about olympic bid in face of iranian wrestling ban

on a day when international tensions prompted iran to ban u.s. wrestlers from a prestigious meet in that country, la 2024 officials said they believe olympic leaders will remain open to awarding the summer games to los angeles.the bidding for 2024 has entered its final stage, with the international olympic committee scheduled to choose a host — paris and budapest also are in the running — in september.los angeles’  paign has encountered some resistance in the global community with the election of president trump and, more recently, his executive order banning travel visas for citizens of seven predominantly muslim countries, including iran.“we are certain the merits of our bid are outstanding,” casey w erman, chairman of the private la 2024 committee, said in a teleconference friday. “and

amgen tour of california announces routes for 2017 race

the amgen tour of california will start in sacramento, finish in pasadena and hit many scenic areas along the way during the seven-stage bicycle race may 14 to 20, according to route maps released tuesday morning.amgen also announced the routes for its four-stage breakaway from heart disease women’s race, which will run from south lake tahoe to sacramento may 11 to 14.“the amgen tour of california is america's greatest race, and this year more than ever, the world will be watching,” kristin klein, race president and executive vice president of aeg sports, said in a statement. “as the sport of cycling continues to bloom in america, the amgen tour of california men’s and women’s events are both part of the uci worldtour for the first time, a privilege and designation reserved for the world’s

with all-star break over, kings resume their season-long playoff hunt

the all-star break is often seen as the point when nhl teams catch their collective breath and return to make a final push to the playoffs. but for the kings, who are a point behind calgary for the second west wild card spot and have three games in hand on the flames, competition for a postseason spot has been going on for quite a while.“you look at it, we’ve been pushing for the playoffs the entire year. we’ve been in the battle. so i don’t think the mind-set changes,” defenseman alec martinez said after the kings held their morning skate at gila river arena in a nce of tuesday’s game against the coyotes.“certainly, it’s that time of year when it’s moving day. these are important games, especially during this stretch. you look at it, our team, we have six games before we go on a break aga

casino mogul adelson pulls out of raiders-vegas stadium deal

las vegas — casino mogul sheldon adelson has pulled out of a plan to build a $1.9 billion domed stadium for the nfl's oakland raiders to move to las a terse statement on monday, adelson declared that he had been excluded from talks before the team sent a lease proposal last week to the public board that will own the 65,000-seat stadium.adelson says his family and las vegas sands "will no longer be involved in any facet" of the plan.the raiders made no immediate comment.adelson had pledged $650 million and the raiders $500 million, with the stadium authority putting up $750 million in las vegas tax revenues.nevada gov. brian sandoval's office says the proposal now is for the raiders to invest $1.15 billion and accept operating responsibilities.

lebron james lashes out at longtime critic charles barkley: 'i'm tired of biting

lebron james has had enough of charles barkley and his seemingly constant criticism.“i’m not going to let him disrespect my legacy like that,” james told reporters monday following the slumping cleveland cavaliers’ latest loss, 104-97 against the dallas mavericks.barkley, the basketball hall of famer who is now an analyst for “nba on tnt,” recently referred to james as “inappropriate. whiny. all of the above.”“i'm not the one who threw somebody through a window. i never spit on a kid,” james said. “i never had unpaid debt in las vegas. i never said, ‘i’m not a role model.’ i never showed up to all-star weekend on sunday because i was in vegas all weekend partying.“all i’ve done for my entire career is represent the nba the right way. fourteen years, never got in trouble. respected the game

nba roundup: leonard, spurs top westbrook, thunder

kawhi leonard scored 36 points and the san antonio spurs held russell westbrook scoreless in the fourth quarter tuesday night on their way to a 108-94 victory over the oklahoma city thunder in san antonio. westbrook had 27 points, 14 ists and six rebounds in 34 minutes, but was shut out after scoring 14 points in the third quarter. lamarcus aldridge scored 25 points as san antonio improved to 17-6 at home, and spurs coach gregg popovich collected his 1,126th career victory, leaving him one shy of tying the nba record for most wins with one franchise held by utah’s jerry sloan. rookie forward domantas sabonis matched a season high with 13 rebounds and had 13 points for the thunder, whose bench was outscored 32-22. leonard had 12 points in the final quarter, including a dynamic three-point p

royal rumble live results: what time does the royal rumble start?

luke gallows and karl anderson d. cesaro and sheamus to win the raw tag team championshipthere are two referees for this match. cesaro and sheamus start strong, overpowering gallows at the start. gallows finally made a tag and anderson, who tried to pin sheamus with his feet on the ropes. second ref saw it and stopped the count. the ref in the ring got knocked out by an inadvertent brogue kick. the second ref e into the ring and made the count when anderson rolled up cesaro and held the tights. i kept waiting for the second ref to come in and reverse the decision and dq sheamus for hitting him, but it never happened.  becky lynch, nikki bella and naomi d. alexa bliss, mickie james and natalyathe heels worked on lynch early before the match broke down with everyone hitting a move in the rin

most vikings stadium suite guests were friends, report says

st. paul, minn. — the public agency that runs the minnesota vikings' new stadium issued nearly half of the tickets inside its two luxury suites to friends and family.that's a key finding from a recent investigation by the state's legislative auditor released tuesday on the minnesota sports facilities authority's use of suites at u.s. bank stadium. while 45 percent of the guests were friends and family of top authority officials, just 29 percent were marketing guests.authority chair michelle kelm-helgen has said the suites were meant to attract new events and customers. the authority later changed its policies to ban family and friends.the long-awaited report may fuel changes at the legislature, where top republicans have taken issue with stadium oversight. the star tribune first reported o

usc loses istant coach tommie robinson to ed orgeron and lsu

louisiana state has hired istant football coach tommie robinson away from usc, lsu spokesman michael bonnette confirmed tuesday.robinson was among usc’s most effective recruiters. he is the first trojans coach to leave the program in the off-season.robinson, 53, joins the staff of former usc interim coach ed orgeron, now lsu’s head coach. robinson will coach running backs, as he did at usc during two separate one-season stints.usc has seen departures or firings among its istant coaching staff during every off-season since the 2008 season.on national signing day last week, helton mentioned usc’s coaching consistency as a selling point."i thought it was invaluable,” helton said. “when you look at today's realm of college football and you see all the coaching changes that happen, whether it's

what we learned in the ducks' 5-1 win over the avalanche

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