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U.S. rises in FIFA rankings despite failing to qualify for the World Cup

Nine teams that didn’t qualify for the 32-team field for next summer’s World Cup will have to be content with spots in the top 32 in the latest FIFA world rankings, which were announced Thursday. The U.S., which failed to make the cut in soccer’s quadren

today, 14:53 in Sport
 

The Times' college football experts make their picks: Everyone likes Bruins over Bears

Each week, the Los Angeles Times’ college football experts — it’s how they refer to themselves — will make choices on a variety of games. Warning: If they could accurately predict results, they wouldn’t be reporters or editors. :: Ben Bolch South Florida

yesterday, 14:13 in Sport
 

LAFC signs international soccer player Omar Gaber, nears deal with Diego Rossi

LAFC, which will join Major League Soccer as an expansion club in March, confirmed Tuesday that it has signed Egyptian national team defender Omar Gaber after a months-long pursuit. Gaber, 25, who has fallen out of favor with Swiss club Basel, played for

Tuesday, 14:46 in Sport
 

Rocket launches from Vandenberg to carry weather satellite into orbit

A rocket carrying a new weather satellite was launched successfully from Vandenberg Air Force Base early Saturday, with plans to put the satellite in a polar orbit to help improve forecasting. The Delta II rocket carrying the Joint Polar Satellite System

Saturday, 06:29 in Regional
 

Danica Patrick to end racing career at next year's Indy 500

Danica Patrick broke down in tears Friday as she announced she will retire from full-time racing next year after running the Daytona 500 and then the Indianapolis 500, closing her career at the storied track that made her famous. Patrick told the Associa

Friday, 16:21 in Sport
 

In a Boyle Heights already wary of gentrification, rumors about a mural's fate stir concern

Over three decades, the mural at the southwest corner of Cesar Chavez Avenue and Soto Street in Boyle Heights has been a backdrop for countless bus commuters, students walking to school and shoppers. “El Corrido de Boyle Heights” — “The Ballad of Boyle H

Friday, 07:32 in Regional
 

Motorcyclist who became an Internet sensation with freeway jump is critically injured in another stunt

A motocross rider whose jump over a freeway in Riverside County last month became an Internet video sensation was critically injured Sunday after performing a dangerous off-road stunt over train tracks, police said Kyle Katsandris, 24, of San Clemente, p

16 November 2017 in Regional
 

Gunman wildly sprays school with bullets, and quick action prevents mass bloodshed

Students were playing in the schoolyard at Rancho Tehama Elementary, waiting for the morning bell to ring, when gunshots erupted a quarter mile away. Teachers and staff immediately rushed the children into classrooms and under desks, locking the doors. A

15 November 2017 in Regional
 

Dodgers executive Alex Anthopoulos to be named Atlanta Braves general manager

Alex Anthopoulos, the former Toronto Blue Jays general manager who has spent the last two seasons in the Dodgers front office, has been chosen as the next general manager of the Atlanta Braves, according to people familiar with the situation. The move is

13 November 2017 in Sport
 

Burglars wore Ronald Reagan masks as disguises, police say

The Glendale Police Department arrested two men and one teenage boy this week on suspicion of residential burglary after a witness spotted two suspicious people wearing matching masks of Ronald Reagan and breaking into an apartment. Glendale Police Sgt.

11 November 2017 in Regional
 

Getty family, beset by tragedies, again in mourning

The death of Andrew Getty, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, marks another tragic turn for the family. Here is a Q&A about the Getty family's triumphs and setbacks, assembled from the Los Angeles Times archives.  Who was J. Paul Getty? He was an...

9 November 2017 in Regional
 

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