News: UCLA men’s basketball stage big rally, fend off Oregon

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

UCLA men’s basketball stage big rally, fend off Oregon

Whatever Lonzo Ball was yelling was drowned out by the 13,659 in attendance at Pauley Pavilion.

The UCLA freshman point guard strode up the court pumping his fist after a long 3-pointer with 32 seconds to play and the Bruins held on for an 82-79 win over No. 5 Oregon on Thursday night.

The win avenged a last-second loss in Eugene, Oregon on Dec.

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Corey Perry scores twice in Anaheim Ducks’ win over Buffalo Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. >> It was a long time coming. Four months in fact. Or even nearly 12 months.

The goal scorer that used to be Corey Perry reappeared in timely fashion Thursday night. The winger was the force for the Ducks, with his first two-goal game of the season powering them to a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center.

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Jeff Carter leads LA Kings to road victory over Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. >> Jeff Carter had two goals and two assists, and the Kings snapped a two-game scoreless drought in easily beating the Florida Panthers 6-3 on Thursday night.

Dwight King, Tanner Pearson, Tyler Toffoli and Dustin Brown also scored for the Kings, while Peter Budaj made 36 saves.

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Bennie Boatwright easing his way back for USC basketball

LOS ANGELES >> In his first game back from a knee injury last week at Washington, USC men’s basketball forward Bennie Boatwright came off the bench.

Boatwright has since found a place in the starting five.

For a second straight game against Oregon State on Thursday night, the 6-foot-10 sophomore started alongside fellow sophomore forward Chimezie Metu in the Trojans’ frontcourt.

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A wicked day of wind and rain at Pebble Beach

PEBBLE BEACH >> Jordan Spieth could barely stand up and worried his hat would fly off in the middle of his swing.

From 176 yards downhill to the par-3 11th green at Monterey Peninsula, he ripped a 4-iron and hoped for the best. When he saw it land about 6 feet from the flag, he declared to anyone within earshot, “That’s the best shot I’ve ever hit.

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No. 1 Gonzaga routs Loyola Marymount

PLAYA DEL REY >> If another dominant West Coast Conference victory wasn’t already enough, Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura needed to add one more exclamation point. With 20 seconds left against Loyola Marymount, the freshman forward slammed home a vicious dunk in traffic to punctuate No. 1-ranked Gonzaga’s 90-60 victory over LMU on Thursday at Gersten Pavilion.

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King of the Hammers UTV race brings family together

Johnson Valley is indeed out in the desert, located near Lucerne Valley, so those who have traveled to the site aren’t exactly “in the middle of nowhere."

Close, but it is the instant city created by those who are attending the annual King of the Hammers competition.

Many of the thousands attending the event have camped out since last week.

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UCLA honors Dick Enberg, who called eight NCAA championships

LOS ANGELES >> UCLA honored Dick Enberg at halftime of Thursday’s game for a legendary broadcasting career that began in Westwood, where he covered the UCLA basketball team for nine seasons.

Enberg, 82, called it a career in October after six decades behind the microphone that included 28 Wimbledon tennis championships, 10 NFL Super Bowls, the Olympics, major golf tournaments and, of course, Final Fours.

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