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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Ronda Rousey celebrates her victory over Cat Zingano in their UFC women's bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 184 event at Staples Center on February 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit:Harry How/Getty Images)

No Arm Bar Needed: Rousey KO’s Correia In 34 Seconds

It didn’t take long for the defending champion to keep her title belt by defeating challenger Bethe Correia in Brazil.

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Former U.S. Olympic diver Greg Louganis won Olymmpic gold medals in 1984 in Los Angeles and in 1988 in Seoul. In the early 90s, he was romantically paired with TV entertainment reporter Steve Kmetko. (credit: Maury Phillips/Getty Images for The Pantages Theatre)

Louganis Contemplates His, Fellow Olympian Jenner’s Journeys

Greg Louganis said he was unaware of fellow Olympian Bruce Jenner’s gender identity struggle when their paths crossed at the Summer 1976 Games and in later years.

07/31/2015

A view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during the closing ceremony of the 1984 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles, 12th August 1984. The scoreboard has a message reading: 'Good luck to the athletes of the world'. (Credit: Steve Powell/Getty Images)

1984 Olympic Torch Carried By Jenner Sells For 24K

The 1984 Summer Olympic Torch that Bruce Jenner carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, has sold for just under $24,000 at auction.

07/30/2015

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Boston’s Withdrawal From Olympics Bid May Propel LA’s Chances As 2024 Host

As Boston drops out of the running to host the 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles finds itself as a possible frontrunner to host the games for the third time.

07/27/2015

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Special Olympics Team Trains With Help From Calabasas High School Athletes

Athletes in town for the Special Olympics World Games are meeting local sports enthusiasts for help training.

07/23/2015

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Southern California Communities Welcome 7,000 Special Olympics Athletes

Many of the 100 Southern California communities hosting Special Olympic athletes from around the globe held welcoming events Wednesday night for their welcomed guests.

07/22/2015

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Thousands Of Athletes Prepare For Special Olympics This Week

“It was probably a little on the small side,” Olympic icon Rafer Johnson, who welcomed those competitors in 1968, recalled recently with a chuckle, “but it had an unbelievable amount of enthusiasm.”

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Oscar De La Hoya: ‘I’m Not Coming Back Ever Again’ Because Of My Kids

Our Jim Hill sat down with de la Hoya to find out what it was that made him decide to never return to the ring again.

07/19/2015

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 17:  Mike Trout #27 of  the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts as he runs to first as his walk off home run clears the wall in the ninth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 17, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  The Angels won 1-0.  (Credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Mike Trout Walk-Off Home Run Lifts Angels

Mike Trout returned from his second straight All-Star MVP performance with a walkoff home run with two outs in the ninth Friday night, lifting the Los Angeles Angels to a 1-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox after they were no-hit through six innings by Wade Miley.

07/17/2015

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Lloyd’s Historic Hat Trick Leads U.S. Women’s Team To World Cup Title

Carli Lloyd scored the first hat trick in Women’s World Cup Finals history on Sunday, leading the United States Women’s National Team to their first Cup championship since 1999.

07/05/2015

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California Bill Seeks To Make Cheerleaders Team Employees

The bill approved by the state Senate on Monday would require that cheerleaders be paid at least minimum wage if they work for professional sports teams based in California.

06/29/2015

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Michelle Obama To Open 2015 Special Olympics In Los Angeles

The Special Olympics features athletes with intellectual disabilities competing in such sports as swimming, basketball, track and field, and gymnastics.

06/25/2015

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Play It Forward Nonprofit Helps Schools Get Sports Equipment

Created by a teenager, the nonprofit has grown and now will underwrite sports programs at nine schools. Find more information here about the group.    

06/18/2015

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Trout, Calhoun HRs In 8th Help Angels Beat A’s, 5-4

Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with eighth-inning homers, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a seesaw 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

06/12/2015

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Pujols, Trout Homer In Angels’ Win Against Tampa Bay Rays

Albert Pujols hit his 537th home run Thursday night to move ahead of Mickey Mantle into 16th place on the all-time list and complete the scoring for the Los Angeles Angels in a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

06/11/2015

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