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The annual Badwater ultramarathon begins tonight in Death Valley, where the temperature is expected to reach 113 degrees.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The U.S. women’s soccer team celebrated their World Cup victory with a parade in New York,. Thousands of fans lined the streets to congratulate the two-time world champions.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Kawhi Leonard’s last minute decision to join the Clippers instead of the Lakers surprised many fans.   
  In baseball, New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso won this week’s home run derby.…

Kawhi Leonard's surprise decision to join Clippers

Kawhi Leonard’s last minute decision to join the Clippers instead of the Lakers surprised many fans.  In baseball, New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso won this week’s home run derby.…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Anthony Davis is coming to the LA Lakers from the New Orleans Pelicans. That's in exchange for some of the Lakers' younger talent.

The NBA is on a trading frenzy

Anthony Davis is coming to the LA Lakers from the New Orleans Pelicans. That's in exchange for some of the Lakers' younger talent.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Los Angeles Football Club is playing well. Now in its second season of Major League Soccer, it’s first place in the league.

Flags, chants and beer showers: Meet the LA Football Club’s biggest fans

Los Angeles Football Club is playing well. Now in its second season of Major League Soccer, it’s first place in the league.

from Greater LA

The Lakers have landed the much-sought-after Anthony Davis, from the New Orleans Pelicans. Can he help the Lakers reach the top of the league?

The Lakers hope a major trade will turn their luck around

The Lakers have landed the much-sought-after Anthony Davis, from the New Orleans Pelicans. Can he help the Lakers reach the top of the league?

from Greater LA

The Women's World Cup is underway in France. The U.S. women are preparing for their first game on Tuesday against Thailand.

Former pro-soccer player on the Women's World Cup

The Women's World Cup is underway in France. The U.S. women are preparing for their first game on Tuesday against Thailand.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Santa Anita Race Track has denied the California Horse Racing Board’s request to cancel the rest of the horse racing season.

As 2 more horses die, pressure mounts to close the Santa Anita Race Track

The Santa Anita Race Track has denied the California Horse Racing Board’s request to cancel the rest of the horse racing season.

from Greater LA

There’s a new heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Andy Ruiz won the title last weekend, beating British boxer Anthony Joshua.

California native Andy Ruiz becomes the new heavyweight boxing champ

There’s a new heavyweight boxing champion of the world. Andy Ruiz won the title last weekend, beating British boxer Anthony Joshua.

from Greater LA

The Dodgers may be the sparkle in many an Angeleno’s eye, but it’s actually the team down the 5 freeway that’s won the most recent World Series.

OC Line: Will the Anaheim Angels become the Long Beach Angels?

The Dodgers may be the sparkle in many an Angeleno’s eye, but it’s actually the team down the 5 freeway that’s won the most recent World Series.

from Greater LA

The Toronto Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors in game one of the NBA finals on Thursday.

Drake steals the spotlight in Raptors-Warriors game

The Toronto Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors in game one of the NBA finals on Thursday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This Sunday, thousands of cyclists will participate in the AIDS LifeCycle ride, a week long trek from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money for HIV/AIDS services.

Living with HIV in Los Angeles

This Sunday, thousands of cyclists will participate in the AIDS LifeCycle ride, a week long trek from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money for HIV/AIDS services.

from Greater LA

Another horse died at the Santa Anita race track in Arcadia over the weekend. A 9-year-old gelding named Kochees was put down after being injured during a race.

Horse racing at Santa Anita still draws fans and money, despite thoroughbred deaths

Another horse died at the Santa Anita race track in Arcadia over the weekend. A 9-year-old gelding named Kochees was put down after being injured during a race.

from Greater LA

This Sunday, the Los Angeles Sparks are playing their first game of the regular season against the Las Vegas Aces.

LA Sparks: Success on the court, but little respect and attention

This Sunday, the Los Angeles Sparks are playing their first game of the regular season against the Las Vegas Aces.

from Greater LA

The LA Lakers are suffering all kinds of internal turmoil in addition to not having made the playoffs since 2013.

Why are the Lakers performing so poorly, despite all their money and a new coach?

The LA Lakers are suffering all kinds of internal turmoil in addition to not having made the playoffs since 2013.

from Greater LA

In the NBA playoffs, the Curry brothers are playing against each other for the Western Conference title.

Are fans happy about the Lakers’ new coach?

In the NBA playoffs, the Curry brothers are playing against each other for the Western Conference title.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In 2001, wrestling impresario Vince McMahon launched the XFL,   a professional American football league operated by the World Wrestling Federation and NBC.

The XFL returns to LA

In 2001, wrestling impresario Vince McMahon launched the XFL, a professional American football league operated by the World Wrestling Federation and NBC.

from Greater LA

Even if you don’t follow competitive gymnastics, you may have seen UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi’s viral floor routine, which blew up on social media.

UCLA gymnastics coach on why ‘winning at all costs’ doesn’t work

Even if you don’t follow competitive gymnastics, you may have seen UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi’s viral floor routine, which blew up on social media.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Magic Johnson announced on Tuesday that he’s stepping down as president of basketball operations for the LA Lakers.

Magic Johnson stuns sports world by quitting as president of the Lakers

Magic Johnson announced on Tuesday that he’s stepping down as president of basketball operations for the LA Lakers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On Tuesday night, Magic Johnson told reporters he's stepping down after a two-year stint as the president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers.

No More Magic: Johnson abruptly resigns from the LA Lakers

On Tuesday night, Magic Johnson told reporters he's stepping down after a two-year stint as the president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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