Photos: Lakers extend series lead over Denver Nuggets in Game 4 of Western Conference Finals

Take a look at the photos from the Lakers’ NBA playoff game against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, Sept. 24. Lakers’ LeBron James and Anthony Davis combined for 60 points to hold off Jamal Murray and the Nuggets in Game 4. The Lakers hold a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference Finals. Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James (23) shoots over Denver Nuggets defenders during the first half of an NBA conference final playoff basketball game Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fl...
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Kuusamo, Finland World Cup Goes Full Steam Ahead – with no Fans

Sadie Maubet Bjornsen at the 2019 Ruka World Cup. This year, Ruka Nordic announced the three race series will be held with no fans. (Photo: Nordic Focus) The local organizing club for the first cross-country Word Cup of the season, Kuusamon Erä-Veikot, announced on it’s website the show will go on as planned with no fans. As sure as the sun rises Nov. 27 on 9:36 AM and sets at 2:05 PM in Kuusamo, the classic sprint will kick off the 2020-2021 cross-country World Cup. Ruka plans...
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Lakers hold off Nuggets in Game 4 to take a 3-1 series lead

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. >> Either the Lakers are poised to do what no team has done yet in these playoffs, or the Denver Nuggets are positioned right where they want to be. After a Game 4 dogfight Thursday, which saw Anthony Davis and LeBron James wrestle for 60 combined points and hold off an awe-inspiring assault from Jamal Murray, the Lakers won 114-108 and now hold a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals. It’s proven to be the most difficult series lead to hold against these Nuggets who h...
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Denver’s Jamal Murray climbs up reputation rung in NBA playoffs

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. >> However these Western Conference Finals turn out, observers will agree on at least one thing: Jamal Murray has raised his game. The fourth-year guard is the highest draft pick on the Denver Nuggets’ roster, landed at No. 7 in 2016. At the time, Nuggets coach Michael Malone thought he was a steal even so. And now as he averages 26.6 points, 6.5 assists while shooting better than 47 percent from three in 17 playoff games, he’s outshone a lot of even what Malone could have...
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Australia’s Duke heads Al Taawoun into AFC knockouts

Doha (AFP) – Australian striker Mitchell Duke shrugged off a head injury to put Saudi Arabia’s Al Taawoun into the Asian Champions League knockouts with a 1-0 win over Qatar giants Al Duhail on Thursday.... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Ice baths, special glasses keep Haaland sharp before Augsburg return

Berlin (AFP) – Regular ice baths and light-filtering glasses are helping keep Erling Braut Haaland sharp as the Norwegian looks to inflict more Bundesliga misery on Augsburg this Saturday with Borussia Dortmund. The 20-year-old made... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Miami Dolphins' Ryan Fitzpatrick makes history against Jaguars on TNF

England Patriots in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Ryan Fitzpatrick is in his 16th NFL season, but did something Thursday night he hadn't achieved in his 141 sta
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Dodgers prepare for postseason with quarantine time

LOS ANGELES >> Bubble up. The Dodgers, like playoff-bound teams across MLB, went into quarantine Wednesday night in hopes for a postseason uninterrupted by positive coronavirus tests. The Dodgers players and coaching staff were expected to move into a Los Angeles hotel for the duration of the regular season and next week’s Wild Card Series, then move to a resort in Dallas for the remaining rounds of the postseason (if they advance). The MLB ‘bubble’ will not be as stringent as the NBA version wh...
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Parents sue LAUSD over distance learning plan

Pastor Cedric Nelms speaks about a lawsuit which was filed against LAUSD on behalf of Black and Latino families over its distance learning plan, which the plaintiffs allege violates students’ California constitutional rights to a basic public education on Thursday, September 24, 2020 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Keshara Shaw, parent of a sixth-grader, joined a lawsuit which was filed against LAUSD on behalf of Black and Latino families over its di...
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Pirlo’s new-look Juve face Roma challenge

Milan (AFP) – Andrea Pirlo’s new-look Juventus face their first major test this season on Sunday when the Serie A champions tackle Roma. Juventus kicked off their bid for a 10th consecutive league title with... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Koeman’s revolution needs instant results as Barca start against Villarreal

Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona have kept Lionel Messi, discarded Luis Suarez and hired Ronald Koeman but the new era begins against Villarreal on Sunday when change must bring results.  A shortened break has not made... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Neymar back but problems persist for PSG

Paris (AFP) – It has been a troubled start to the season for Paris Saint-Germain, overshadowed by a raft of coronavirus cases, suspensions and injuries, but the French champions can welcome back Neymar from a... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Falcons Win Both In West Plains

JV W 4-0. Luis with the Brace, Sam & Cung with a G, Tanine with 2 A’s & Landon with 1A. Varsity w 4-0. Captain Jack with the game winner/1A, Drei with the Brace/1A, Captain Spence with a G, Linc, Dilly & Super Mario with A’s.Friday: Both teams off.
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Man Utd aim to bounce back as Arsenal face acid test at Liverpool

London (AFP) – Manchester United and Chelsea need a swift response to their title credentials being damaged by home defeats last weekend, while one or both of Liverpool and Arsenal’s perfect records will come to... Visit for the rest of the story.
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DA won’t file case against reporter arrested by deputies

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office declined on Thursday, Sept. 24, to file a case against a reporter pinned to the ground, handcuffed and taken into custody by sheriff’s deputies while covering the arrest of a demonstrator. Prosecutors cited insufficient evidence against Josie Huang of KPCC and LAist, noting that it “does not appear that she was intentionally attempting to interfere with the deputies.” Prosecutors said she also was “not given the opportunity to comply with their d...
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Sydney and Melbourne derbies to kick-off WBBL hub season

There will be a WBBL village created at the Sydney Olympic Park that will house all eight teams
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Twins comfortable, albeit a bit bored in quarantine on off day

Millions of Americans, idled by the pandemic and the need to avoid risking infection, can relate to the boredom that major leaguers face this week as they enter MLB-mandated lockdown prior to next week's postseason.
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Jerry Tillery’s sophomore surge bolsters Chargers defensive line

COSTA MESA —The Chargers were often mentioned in recent seasons for having one of the best defensive lines in the NFL because of Pro Bowl pass rushers Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. But it wasn’t known as the best, like the 2017 Philadelphia Eagles or last season’s San Francisco 49ers. Those memorable defensive lines led their teams to the Super Bowl because of depth. The Chargers haven’t had that, but they were aware of the lack of production from interior defensive linemen and backup pass rusher...
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Giants Lose 5-4 To Rockies, Miss Chance In NL Wild-Card Race

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Raimel Tapia hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the 11th inning, and the Colorado Rockies rallied to keep contending San Francisco from gaining ground in the NL wild-card race by beating the Giants 5-4 on Thursday. Jairo Díaz earned his fourth save by getting Austin Slater to ground into a game-ending double play. Several cheering Rockies jumped over the dugout rail celebrating. The Giants (28-28), winners of three of their last five, dropped behind idle Cincinnati for the firs...
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Dolphins at Jaguars Thursday Night Footbal inactive players update

Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images The Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars are closing in on kickoff on their NFL 2020 Week 3 Thursday Night Footall game. As both teams prepare for the game, they have released their respecti
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New Zealand home international summer gets green light, but Australia limited-overs tour postponed

The limited-overs tour across the Tasman early next year proved too difficult to schedule due to quarantine requirements
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Rams’ Robert Woods revisits Buffalo and mixed memories

THOUSAND OAKS — To know how well he fits with the Rams, Robert Woods doesn’t have to look back any farther than last week. That’s when the Rams showed their appreciation by signing Woods to a new contract that makes him one of the NFL’s 10 best-paid wide receivers and keeps him with the team well into his 30s. But to really grasp how good he has it these days, he must look all the way back to Buffalo. That’s where Woods began his professional career, a multi-talented receiver, ballcarrier and ru...
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Festival Pass: How to watch Ohana and Bonnaroo online this weekend; more streaming shows

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. I’m worried about Simon Le Bon. Not the Duran Duran frontman, but my houseplant (a stunning calathea ornata beauty star I named after the singer) that has spider mites. I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ve gotten REALLY into houseplants during the pandemic. I also name them after rock stars so they have a built-in soundtrack. (Didn’t we all do that elementary...
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U.S. bill would formalize national museum on board the USS Iowa in San Pedro

Exhibits at the future National museum of the Surface Navy in San Pedro would include the Navy’s role around the world in humanitarian aid and in protecting international waters for trade. (Courtesy Photo, Pacific Battleship Center) A rendering of the theater space in the planned National Museum of the Surface Navy on the Battleship USS Iowa in San Pedro. (Courtesy Photo, Pacific Battleship Center) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Humanitarian service provided by the nat...
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Lakers vs. Nuggets live updates: WCF Game 4 from the NBA bubble

LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers continue their quest for the franchise’s 17th NBA Championship in the Western Conference semifinal series against the Denver Nuggets. The Lakers may be considered a favorite to win the NBA Championship this season but the duo of Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray stand in their way. Lakers (2-1) vs. Nuggets (1-2) When: Thursday, 6 p.m. PST Where: Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida TV: TNT Can’t watch the game? Follow our live u...
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Pac-12 agrees to start football season in November

There will be football in the Pac-12 this fall. On Thursday, the conference’s CEO group voted to start its football season on the weekend of Nov. 6-7, according to multiple media reports. The decision ends a tumultuous past several months in which the Pac-12 cycled through several different options for how to hold a season in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pac-12 also voted to move the basketball start date back from Jan. 1 to Thanksgiving weekend. With a Nov. 6 start date for football, ...
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‘Stay healthy’: Super Cup delight as Bayern, Sevilla fans watch live football again

Budapest (AFP) – For Bayern Munich fan Sven Widmann, it was worth driving to Budapest just to watch the Champions League winners play in Thursday’s UEFA Super Cup, the first time he’s been able to... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Steven Gerrard: Rangers boss says Galatasaray are Europa League play-off favourites

Galatasaray will be favourites in next week's Europa League play-off tie at Ibrox despite Rangers thrashing Willem II, says manager Steven Gerrard.
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‘Homeland Elegies’ offers brutal, often funny look at being Muslim in post 9/11 America

By Ann Levin An elegy is a mournful poem expressing regret for something lost. Ayad Akhtar’s brilliant new novel, “Homeland Elegies,” mourns an America that has lost its way in the half-century since it welcomed his parents’ generation of Muslim immigrants from Pakistan. It’s a work of autofiction narrated by a man named Ayad Akhtar who is best known, like the real Akhtar, for writing a hit Broadway play in which the lead character, a Pakistani American lawyer, expresses some sympathy for the te...
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