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Chris Paul leaving Clippers to team with Houston, James Harden

By Bill Oram|

Who are the 7 players the Clippers are getting in the Chris Paul trade?

The first blockbuster trade of the NBA offseason came Wednesday with the Clippers, after being informed that Chris Paul intended to sign with Houston as a free agent, trading their All-Star point guard to the Rockets for Patrick Beverley, Sam Dekker, ...

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    Video: How will trade of Chris Paul affect Clippers franchise?

    The Clippers traded Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets Wednesday, so what’s next for the them as they head into free agency? Bill Oram, NBA writer for the Southern California News Group, previews the Clippers’ options. (Video by Jonathan Khamis, for SCNG.)

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  • Sexual abuse

    Report rips USA Gymnastics in wake of sex abuse scandal

    USA Gymnastics has had a “largely ineffective approach” to preventing sexual abuse within the sport, failing both to keep pace with best practices and to hold non-compliant gyms and clubs accountable, according to a report commissioned by the sport’s Indianapolis-based national governing body released Tuesday. In addition to recommending a series of reforms to enact culture change within the sport, the 146-page report found that “over time, the practices of...

    By Scott M. Reid sreid@scng.com @sreidocregister on Twitter|

  • MLB baseball

    Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda continues resurgence in shutout victory over Angels

    LOS ANGELES >> Kenta Maeda is technically the Dodgers’ sixth starter. One year after finishing third in National League Rookie of the Year voting, Maeda hasn’t pitched as often as he’d like. And yet, in five June appearances, Maeda has allowed only four runs. The right-hander continued his resurgence in the Dodgers’ 4-0 win over the Angels on Tuesday before the announced crowd of 47,245 at Dodger Stadium. Making a spot start to give...

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  • MLB baseball

    Miller: Ruinous Dodgers front office wrecks writer’s rep

    LOS ANGELES >> They were ruining the Dodgers, the once-proud franchise likened to a burning car careening off a cliff, the listless future best represented by the image of a deflating balloon. The conclusion was this team was drowning in a pit of “smoldering, putrid negativity.” Strong and biting was the opinion delivered in mid-December of 2015. Strong and biting and oh so wretchedly wrong. I just wish I wasn’t the one who had delivered...

    By Jeff Miller jmiller@scng.com @jeffmillerOCR on Twitter|

  • Angels

    Angels love Keynan Middleton’s energy and emotion

    LOS ANGELES >> Keynan Middleton lost his poise in the eighth inning Monday at Dodger Stadium. This time, it was OK. In fact, it was better than OK. The Angels loved it. Middleton struck out sizzling Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger to complete a 1-2-3 eighth inning, preserving a three-run lead in what became a 4-0 victory. Middleton let out a scream and pumped his fist in celebration as he bounded off the mound and headed for the dugout. “He was...

    Elliott Teaford
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  • Los Angeles Sparks

    Streaking Los Angeles Sparks eclipse Sun on the road

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. >> The Sparks have been playing a lot better over the last few weeks and their defense has been a big reason why. Nneka Ogwumike scored 17 of her 21 points in the first half to help the Sparks beat the Connecticut Sun 87-79 on Tuesday night. “We’re getting better defensively,” Sparks coach Brian Agler said. “At the start of the season we were one of the bottom two teams. I’m not sure where we are now, but we’re...

    By Doug Feinberg The Associated Press|

  • MLB baseball

    Angels’ Alex Meyer vs. Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu, Wednesday 7 p.m.

    Where: Angel Stadium TV: Fox Sports West, SNLA (where available) THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP ALEX MEYER (3-4, 4.20) Vs. Dodgers: Never faced At Angel|

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    Fryer: Angels might be a .500 team, but they are 100 percent fun

    What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on here … • The Angels won’t be contenders for the American League West championship. But this might be the most-fun-to-watch .500 team in club history. • It’s an entertaining team, with a lot to like: baserunning that is aggressive and borderline psychotic, timely hits coming from all over the batting order, unexpected fine outings from the mishmash starting rotation, strong fielding at most...

    By Steve Fryer sfryer@scng.com|

  • Los Angeles Rams

    Rams, Trumaine Johnson at awkward contract impasse

    As the months dragged on without the Rams and cornerback Trumaine Johnson coming to terms on a long-term contract extension, the more obvious it became Johnson was facing a make-or-break 2017 season to secure his long-range future with the team. The sixth-year defensive back is slated to make $16.7 million under the franchise tag distinction, the consecutive straight year he’ll play under the tag after failing to come to terms with the Rams on a long-term deal. Upon tagging him...

    Vincent Bonsignore
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  • Los Angeles Galaxy

    Galaxy focus on U.S. Open Cup amid difficult stretch

    The Galaxy can see the end of the tunnel, but it will still take a couple of more days to get there. Wednesday night’s U.S. Open Cup round of 16 game against Sacramento Republic marks the team’s sixth game in June. From the June 14 victory over Orange County SC to their upcoming MLS game against San Jose, Curt Onalfo’s team will have played six games in 17 days. If you add the July 4 game against Real Salt Lake, then those numbers are seven games in 20...

    By Damian Calhoun dcalhoun@scng.com @DamianCalhoun on Twitter|

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