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SWIMMING: Tyler Clary wins 200 back gold medal
Orange County-based Tyler Clary upset Ryan Lochte to win the 2012 Olympic Games 200-meter backstroke at the Olympic Aquatics Center Thursday night. Clary set a new Olympic record with a 1 minute, 53.41 second clocking. Lochte was third at 1:53.94.
Excessive heat warning issued for Burbank-Glendale area
It's going to be hot, humid and potentially miserable for at least a couple more days as triple-degree temperatures continue to scorch the Burbank-Glendale region. Highs today could hit 106 degrees, prompting the National Weather Service to issue an excessive heat warning for the area.
Alex Theatre task force to tackle venue's financial woes
The nonprofit that manages the Alex Theatre plans to form a task force in the coming months to deal with the impending loss of more than $400,000 a year from the city of Glendale - the result of the state slashing redevelopment powers and possibly taking ownership of the historic venue.
Council calls off planned 'road diet'
A cyclist rides south on the 700 block of Sonora Avenue in Glendale. The Glendale City Council shot down a proposal that would create two bike paths down a one-mile stretch of North Glendale.
Haren goes on DL, Jepsen recalled
The Angels placed right-handed starter Dan Haren on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with back stiffness. To take his place on the roster the team recalled right-hander Kevin Jepsen from Triple-A Salt Lake City. Haren is 6-8 this season with an ERA of 4.86 and an uncharacteristically high 24 walks.
Parros off to Florida; Brookbank to Chicago
The Ducks expected both enforcer George Parros and rugged defenseman Sheldon Brookbank to test free agency and were prepared to lose both after they turned down contract offers to remain with the club. Parros and Brookbank are now gone, taking with them some brawn and grit that will need to be replaced.
Top 10 nations with Summer Olympic medals
Flags of 200 nations are displayed on Regent Street in London, England. The London 2012 Olympics will open in 30 days. Which countries have won the most Summer Olympic medals? You might be surprised to see which countries made the list. Click on the PHOTO to see.
Ryan trade rumors will spice up Ducks' draft day
Finding out who will be the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft is always an anticipated part of the annual proceedings. But the possibility that a perennial 30-goal scorer could be on the move is really something to chew on.
UCLA football: First 3 games selected for TV
UCLA announced Thursday its first three football games for the 2012 season will be televised. The Bruins open the season on Aug. 30 at Rice, a game that was chosen by the Conference USA broadcast partners. It will be shown locally on Prime Ticket.
USC football: Kickoff times set for 3 more games
Kickoff times and television assignments have been set for three additional USC football games. Both the Sept. 1 opener vs. Hawaii and the Sept. 15 game at Stanford will kick off at 4:30 p.m. PT on FOX. The Thursday-night game at Utah (Oct. 4) will begin at 6 p.m.
Angels on wrong end of this rivalry
If the Angels are going to consolidate the gains they made in May and become a real threat to the first-place Rangers, they are going to have to change some
Agreement expected for sale of bankrupt villa
An agreement should be reached in a matter of days to resolve objections raised by the Irvine Co. to the $18.5 million sale of the bankrupt 1 Pelican Hill estate in Newport Coast, the property's lawyer has said. Both the Irvine Co.
Game 5: Thunder 106, Lakers 90
The neon green sign amid a sea of Thunder blue faced the Lakers' bench and reiterated the message that this five-game Western Conference semifinal series: L.A., time to pass the torch. The Lakers built around Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum under Phil Jackson stepped back last season against eventual NBA champion Dallas.
Clippers eliminated in Game 4
Throughout the Clippers' season, they've turned to Chris Paul to win the games. For the first three games of their series with the San Antonio Spurs, he
Dooley overcame hurdles for Olympic flight
In a way, the kids who mocked and tormented him were right. Logan Dooley was different. He could fly. Dooley realized at a young age that the trampoline could propel him to a place of refuge and discovery. Soaring 15, eventually 20, 25 feet above the rest of us, he found peace and comfort on the edge.
Andrew Bynum doesn't care what you think
OKLAHOMA CITY - Because Andrew Bynum hasn't done all that much listening to some people trying to advise him, let's turn to the one guy for whom Bynum will pull off his studio-quality high-definition headphones ... Kobe Bryant.
Game 1: Thunder 119, Lakers 90
Kobe Bryant sarcastically said the Lakers needed to get "a little" better in the second round. They couldn't have gotten much worse. Oklahoma City led by 35 points and cruised to a 119-90 Game 1 domination of the Lakers on Monday night.