LeBron James gives Lakers reason to believe

If Los Angeles ever becomes LeBron James’ city, it will be because there are more nights like Wednesday night, nights when he imposes his physicality and intellect with such force that he demolishes any notion there is an active player his equal. What James did in the Lakers’ 126-117 victory...

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Lakers' Rondo suffers broken hand in win

Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo suffered a broken right hand Wednesday night, the team announced after its 126-117 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Lakers coach Luke Walton said Rondo would be out “for at least two weeks� and possibly longer once the team gives the backup point guard a...

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LeBron James scores 44 to become fifth leading scorer in NBA history in Lakers' 126-117 win over the Trail Blazers

There are some nights when there is nothing an opponent can do about LeBron James. There are some nights when his shot seems too sure, his focus too narrow and his will too intense. Sometimes on those nights he makes history. With 44 points in a 126-117 victory over the Portland Trail...

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Local high school athletes commit on signing day

Sophie Wallace is entering her fourth year starting for the Corona del Mar High girls’ water polo team. On Wednesday, she made her college decision official — and her best friend also played a role. Wallace signed her national letter of intent to play women’s water polo at Stanford...

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For the Record

Gaza attacks: In the Nov. 13 Section A, an article about missile launches from the Gaza Strip said that civil servants in Gaza were not paid their full salaries because of Israel’s blockade. The Palestinian Authority, not Israel, cut funding for salaries in Gaza. School closures: In the Nov....

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USC easily overwhelms Stetson 95-59

Shaqquon Aaron pound-ed his chest as he landed on the court in the second half, hooting after another successful score for USC men’s basketball. Plays like that came frequently for the Trojans as they defeated Stetson 95-59 on Wednesday night at Galen Center. They mounted overpowering scoring...

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