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Major League Baseball announced on Friday that it would move this year’s All-Star game and baseball draft out of Georgia.

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During oral arguments, Justice Stephen Breyer said college sports was different than any other business or product that might fall under the purview of antitrust law.

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It’s opening day for major league baseball, and Dodgers fans are hoping for a repeat of their World Series win.

On this baseball season opening day, LA and Anaheim fans have high hopes

It’s opening day for major league baseball, and Dodgers fans are hoping for a repeat of their World Series win.

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It’s baseball’s opening day. KCRW takes you back almost 50 years to April 8, 1974.

Major League Baseball will recognize stats from Negro Leagues. One historian says that’s insufficient

It’s baseball’s opening day. KCRW takes you back almost 50 years to April 8, 1974.

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The UCLA men’s basketball team is on its way to the Final Four for the first time since 2008.

UCLA men’s basketball team pulls off an upset, moving into NCAA Final Four

The UCLA men’s basketball team is on its way to the Final Four for the first time since 2008.

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Netflix’s “Last Chance U” is now featuring the men’s basketball team at East Los Angeles College — the talented but struggling young players and their inspirational head coach.

East LA College basketball coach and former player on ‘Last Chance U,’ success, and pandemic

Netflix’s “Last Chance U” is now featuring the men’s basketball team at East Los Angeles College — the talented but struggling young players and their inspirational head coach.

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The UCLA and USC men’s basketball teams have advanced to the “Sweet 16” round in March Madness.

As UCLA and USC advance in March Madness, gender inequity ensues

The UCLA and USC men’s basketball teams have advanced to the “Sweet 16” round in March Madness.

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The men’s NCAA tournament starts on Thursday. All the teams will play in Indiana. It’s a less-strict bubble than the NBA’s. The women’s tournament will be in Texas.

March Madness 2021 is on, and players know to follow COVID protocols. Here are teams to watch

The men’s NCAA tournament starts on Thursday. All the teams will play in Indiana. It’s a less-strict bubble than the NBA’s. The women’s tournament will be in Texas.

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A recent incident in Manhattan Beach has revived a conversation about who gets to surf.

What happened when Black surfers organized a ‘Peace Paddle’ after being called racial slurs

A recent incident in Manhattan Beach has revived a conversation about who gets to surf.

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Even as in-person school instruction remains on hold, high school and other youth sports have the green light to resume in much of the state.

After a year on the sidelines, young athletes can trickle back to the playing fields

Even as in-person school instruction remains on hold, high school and other youth sports have the green light to resume in much of the state.

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Tennis player Naomi Osaka took home her second Australian Open title over the weekend. She is one of only seven current players — male or female — to win four Grand Slams.

Serena Williams paved the way for Naomi Osaka on and off the tennis court

Tennis player Naomi Osaka took home her second Australian Open title over the weekend. She is one of only seven current players — male or female — to win four Grand Slams.

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“I always looked up to UCLA. ... When I started getting into dance, I completely stepped away from the world of gymnastics. But as I saw that college gymnastics evolved ...

UCLA gymnasts like Nia Dennis are going viral. Their secret weapon is choreographer Bijoya Das

“I always looked up to UCLA. ... When I started getting into dance, I completely stepped away from the world of gymnastics. But as I saw that college gymnastics evolved ...

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Until recently, the NFL did not allow players to silently protest police brutality or kneel during the national anthem.

NFL emphasizes its fight against systemic racism during Super Bowl. How genuine is it?

Until recently, the NFL did not allow players to silently protest police brutality or kneel during the national anthem.

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“I feel like people can get to know me and everything about me through my music and my message, not knowing my name or what I look like or where I'm from,” H.E.R. says.

Grammy winner H.E.R. will perform at Super Bowl Sunday. She says representation matters now more than ever

“I feel like people can get to know me and everything about me through my music and my message, not knowing my name or what I look like or where I'm from,” H.E.R. says.

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This Sunday’s Super Bowl game will be a historic moment for women in sports. For the first time ever, two women will be coaching. They are Maral Javadifar and Lori Locust.

NFL milestone: Two women will coach the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in this year’s Super Bowl

This Sunday’s Super Bowl game will be a historic moment for women in sports. For the first time ever, two women will be coaching. They are Maral Javadifar and Lori Locust.

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Hot air ballooning is a sport — there are races and festivals dedicated to it. The competition has remained mostly white in its 200-plus year history.

What it was like being the only Black man to be a professional hot air balloon pilot

Hot air ballooning is a sport — there are races and festivals dedicated to it. The competition has remained mostly white in its 200-plus year history.

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A year ago today, a helicopter crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, killing Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna (aka Gigi), along with seven other…

LA artists keep Kobe Bryant’s image and legacy alive

A year ago today, a helicopter crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, killing Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna (aka Gigi), along with seven other…

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Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were going to her basketball game when their helicopter crashed one year ago today.

LA basketball coach says Kobe Bryant’s influence goes beyond the court

Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were going to her basketball game when their helicopter crashed one year ago today.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to play the Kansas Chiefs in this year’s Super Bowl.

Tom Brady is the oldest quarterback to start a Super Bowl game. Here are predictions for his 10th Bowl

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are set to play the Kansas Chiefs in this year’s Super Bowl.

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The vaccine site opened on January 15 and administered 2,500 shots. On Saturday, another 4,800 were given. The goal is to reach 12,000 shots every day by the end of this week.

Behind the scenes of the country’s largest COVID vaccination site at Dodger Stadium

The vaccine site opened on January 15 and administered 2,500 shots. On Saturday, another 4,800 were given. The goal is to reach 12,000 shots every day by the end of this week.

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