Los Angeles Times scribe covering 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup champion Kings.

U.S. Open can keep out the rain but can't escape the injuries

latimes.com — First off, there was Roger Federer's left knee. Next, the injury ante was raised in a big way by the time the Olympics ended with Novak Djokovic's left wrist and, finally and dramatically, the right shoulder of Serena Williams. The way things are going, the portable ultrasounds better be poised...

Rupp gets bronze, but silver medalist gets all the attention in marathon

latimes.com — The beginning of Galen Rupp's Olympic marathon career - opening with a bronze-medal performance - collided with the conclusion of Meb Keflezighi's on Sunday. The 30-year-old Rupp, competing in just his second marathon, took third behind Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya and Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia. Rupp...

Silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa shows solidarity with protesters in Ethiopia

latimes.com — Follow the 2016 Rio Olympics as our crew of reporters and photographers brings you all the action every day. In this spot, we will also highlight the best stories from our crew in Rio. With so much action, some of these stories may have flown under the radar.

Rio Olympics: Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya wins men's marathon; Galen Rupp of the U.S. takes bronze

Gwen Jorgensen wins first gold medal for U.S. women in triathlon

latimes.com — Two of the world's best triathletes found time to engage in verbal battle, almost humorously. Gwen Jorgensen and defending champion Nicola Spirig- with a gold medal on the line Saturday in the women's Olympic triathlon - exchanged words during the 10-kilometer run. They were discussing the head...

Gwen Jorgensen wins gold for U.S. in women's triathlon

latimes.com — Four seconds is virtually nothing for a gifted runner like Gwen Jorgensen. Jorgensen was a mere four seconds behind the leader, Mari Rabie of South Africa, in the bike-to-run transition of the women's Olympic triathlon on Saturday morning. Just like that Jorgensen erased the lead and surged into first in a matter of seconds.

U.S. men's volleyball team loses to Italy in semifinals

latimes.com — Three points stood between the U.S. men's volleyball team and a spot in the final. The Americans were three points from beating Italy in the fourth set until Ivan Zaytsev exerted his will and his equally formidable serve, pushing it to a fifth set with three straight aces.

US men’s volleyball team loses to Italy in semifinals

bostonherald.com — RIO DE JANEIRO - They called a timeout to try to stop Italy's momentum. It didn't work. They tried it again. Nothing, it seemed, was going to work late in the fifth set against a suddenly surging Italy. The well-developed survival skills exhibited by the U.S.

U.S. men's volleyball team loses to Italy in semifinals

latimes.com — They called a timeout to try to stop Italy's momentum. It didn't work. They tried it again. Nothing, it seemed, was going to work late in the fifth set against a suddenly surging Italy. The well-developed survival skills exhibited by the U.S. men's volleyball team here vanished late in its semifinal against Italy on Friday at the Olympics.

Helen Maroulis of Rockville, Md., wins first-ever wrestling gold for U.S. women

latimes.com — Helen Maroulis first felt last year that she could beat legendary wrestler and three-time Olympic champion Saori Yoshida of Japan. She wrote about the possibilities in her journal but self-belief can be fleeting. The path to becoming the first U.S. women's wrestler to win an Olympic gold medal...
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Aug 29, 2016

RT @WTA_insider: Madison Keys and Alison Riske are under the lights on Ashe to finish off Day 1. First ball: 11:22pm. #USOpen

Aug 29, 2016

A well-meaning Colin Kaepernick starts a conversation that, sadly, seems headed nowhere (From LAT's Dylan Hernandez)  http://fw.to/8qQw4PF 

Aug 29, 2016

RT @Vinncent: You can dislike Dilma or her politics but it's very hard to call her a coward. She knows she's going down, and she came to face her accusers

Aug 29, 2016

RT @m_millsey: R.I.P. Monty Lee Wilkes, sound engineer for Replacements, Nirvana and First Ave, dies at 54  http://strib.mn/2bvdulW . Good man gone too young

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