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U.S. women's soccer team is back on big stage, and America loves it

chicagotribune.com — Since the day Brandi Chastain took off her shirt 16 years ago, America has clothed its women's national soccer team with the sort of crazy unconditional love that somehow survived bad losses, lineup controversy, and the legal dossier of Hope Solo. On Tuesday night, America was reminded why.

U.S. women's soccer team is back on big stage, and America loves it

baltimoresun.com — Since the day Brandi Chastain took off her shirt 16 years ago, America has clothed its women's national soccer team with the sort of crazy unconditional love that somehow survived bad losses, lineup controversy, and the legal dossier of Hope Solo. On Tuesday night, America was reminded why.

U.S. women's soccer team is back on big stage, and America loves it

latimes.com — Since the day Brandi Chastain took off her shirt 16 years ago, America has clothed its women's national soccer team with the sort of crazy unconditional love that somehow survived bad losses, lineup controversy, and the legal dossier of Hope Solo. On Tuesday night, America was reminded why.

Dodger Stadium chef Dave Pearson savors life as he battles lung cancer

latimes.com — It was supposedly about the food, not the joyful man with the giant smile who created it. For more than half a century at Dodger Stadium, chef Dave Pearson has cooked for players, fans and team employees and media in a press-box dining room that bears his name.

Lakers better have big free-agent plans after going small in draft

latimes.com — About that NBA draft that appeared to be a Lakers slam dunk? They broke ankles, stepped back, and shot a trey. All the hype over the franchise-changing big man the Lakers would be miraculously handed with their second pick? They didn't want him.

As UCLA football hits big time on field, it walks through muck off it

latimes.com — When Jim Mora was introduced as the new UCLA football coach in December of 2011, he vowed to take the Bruins to the big time. "I'd say that it's a sleeping giant in college football," he said.

A dad shares lessons learned the hard way with son, and Dodgers benefit

latimes.com — He loved the Dodgers, but they never loved him back. Stu Pederson toiled through their minor league system for seven years, yet wore a Dodgers uniform for only eight major-league games. He came to the plate just five times. He never got a hit. He never scored a run.

Steve Ballmer's opinions on the Clippers couldn't be clearer

latimes.com — One month after slinking out of Staples Center amid one of the worst collapses in Los Angeles professional sports history, the Clippers marched boldly back across the landscape Thursday, rolling out a new logo plastered on T-shirts delivered to cheering fans in a citywide caravan.

FBI probe of Cardinals makes it fair to question series with Dodgers

latimes.com — After watching the planet's best pitcher endure two unimaginable meltdowns in the same situation to the same team in consecutive Octobers, some Dodgers fans began to wonder. Were the St. Louis Cardinals cheating? Maybe not, but now federal authorities think they may be cheaters. Just call them the New England Cardinals ...

U.S. women's soccer team still has a long way to go on equality scale

latimes.com — The Women's World Cup has only been kicking around for a week, yet it seems all the requirements for a major American female sports competition have already been fulfilled. Sexist comment by a national sports commentator? Check. Athletes negatively impacted by playing in substandard conditions that would never be forced upon men?
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Jun 30, 2015

USC kicking Germany all over the field..but no goals to show for it...

Jun 30, 2015

Both players should leave game immediately for concussion testing..ridiculous that WC doesn't enforce that..

Jun 30, 2015

Nobody looks more comfortable than USA coach Ellis...has she gotten out of that easy chair the entire tournament?

Jun 30, 2015

This looks like a different USA team..could be leading by two goals...

Jun 30, 2015

43 years after Title IX empowered generations, USA has best women athletes in world, Today versus Germany, it's time to act like it.

Jun 30, 2015

Without Aldridge, Lakers still rebuilding, not reloading...Without Jordan, Clippers window on championship run with CP3 slams shut...

Jun 30, 2015

The futures of both L.A. teams rest in free agent big men..Lakers desperately need Aldridge, Clippers desperately need Jordan,

Jun 25, 2015

Obviously, Lakers must think they can get a free agent big man..obviously, they have no choice now..

Jun 25, 2015

In D'Angelo Russell's last college game, he was 3-for-19 in blowout NCAA loss to Arizona..this is all-or-nothing player...crazy...

Jun 25, 2015

Mitch Kupchak has repeatedly said the final decision on this pick belongs to him, so can't even blame Jim Buss here...but, wow.

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