Death of man near trailers at SoFi Stadium is ruled an accident

The death of a man near construction trailers at the SoFi Stadium development in Inglewood was an accident caused by “sharp force injury,” the Los Angeles County medical examiner-coroner ruled Tuesday. The agency identified the man as Sergio Rojo. A spokeswoman said the 25-year-old had been experiencing homelessness. Rojo was found dead early Friday near […]

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Man’s body found near construction trailers at SoFi Stadium

A man was found dead near the construction trailer complex at the SoFi Stadium development in Inglewood early Friday. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner said a Latino male in his 20s was pronounced dead at 2:34 a.m. The man’s name hasn’t been released publicly because the next of kin has yet to be notified. […]

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Dodgers’ Mookie Betts has the MLB’s top-selling jersey for the 2020 season

Dodger Stadium has been closed to fans all season, so the stands have not been dotted with Mookie Betts jerseys. That has not stopped fans from rushing to buy jerseys bearing the name of the Dodgers’ best player. The most popular jersey in the major leagues this season is the one with Betts’ name on […]

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Venice’s new football stadium is nearing completion

Venice High School could be ready to take control of its new football stadium as early as next week, football coach Angelo Gasca said Tuesday. There’s new grass, new lights, new bleachers, a new all-weather track, new press box, new snack shack. Now, if only players could use the field. Los Angeles Unified School District […]

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Notre Dame breezes to a 52-0 romp against South Florida

ND No. 20 C’Bo Flemister in the second half vs. South Florida (9.19.20) at Notre Dame Stadium | ACC Media QB Ian Book ran for three first-half touchdowns SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Ian Book just needed to stick to the routine against South Florida. Notre Dame quarterback ran for three first-half touchdowns as the seventh-ranked […]

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Dodgers rout Rockies to clinch home-field advantage in wild card

There will be playoff baseball at Dodger Stadium this fall — officially. With a 15-6 rout of the Colorado Rockies on Friday, the Dodgers (37-15) clinched home-field advantage in the best-of-three wild card round, the only stage of the postseason that won’t be held at a neutral bubble site. The team’s fourth straight win also […]

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Public health experts weigh risks for playing football as coronavirus cases spike on Big Ten campuses

Camp Randall Stadium, home of the Wisconsin Badgers, is expected to host football again in October, despite 42 players and staff testing positive for COVID-19. | Morry Gash/AP One infectious disease expert said it’s “really hard” to see a strategy for the Big Ten to play an eight-game season because of the high case rate […]

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Dodgers’ late miscues allow Padres take game and cut NL West lead

The closest thing to a playoff atmosphere in an empty stadium in September unfolded at Petco Park on Monday night. As a layer of haze hovered over the vacant ballpark, the two best teams in the National League, separated by 2 1/2 games in the standings, began a marquee three-game series with a pitcher’s duel, […]

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Anaheim: Throw out this lawsuit over stadium sale. Judge: No.

The Anaheim City Council is expected to approve a development deal for the Angel Stadium property within three weeks, but with a legal cloud hanging over the project. An Orange County Superior Court judge Monday denied the city’s request to throw out a lawsuit alleging impropriety in the sale of the property. Judge David Hoffer […]

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New players make big contributions in Rams’ season-opening win over Cowboys

The Rams played in a new stadium, in new uniforms with a new defensive coordinator. And plenty of new players made big plays Sunday night in the Rams’ 20-17 season-opening victory over the Dallas Cowboys at SoFi Stadium. On a night when veteran running back Malcolm Brown rushed for two touchdowns, rookie kicker Samuel Sloman […]

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Kenley Jansen blows three-run lead in ninth as Dodgers lose in Astros’ return to L.A.

A flock of people lined up outside Dodger Stadium’s Gate A, on the corner of Stadium Way and Vin Scully Avenue, to greet the Houston Astros on Saturday morning. It was the closest the peeved fans could come to jeering them this season. So they gathered carrying signs and trash cans to welcome the Astros […]

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Could poor air quality threaten Rams’ opener against Cowboys at SoFi Stadium?

Heavy rains in 2016 delayed construction of SoFi Stadium, forcing the completion date to be moved to 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of summer concerts scheduled to serve as the first events at the open-air venue that is covered with a roof. Could poor air quality from Southern California wildfires threaten the Rams’ […]

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Banner scheduled to fly over Dodger Stadium to have direct message: ASTROS CHEATED

Fans will not be allowed at Dodger Stadium to jeer the Houston Astros in person Saturday and Sunday, but the plan for some is to communicate their feelings in other ways before the Astros’ first games in Los Angeles since their cheating scandal rocked the major leagues. Weather permitting, an airplane will fly over Dodger […]

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With no fans in SoFi Stadium, DJ Jamal McCoy will be music to Rams ears

Jamal McCoy’s workstation rests on the third level of SoFi Stadium, a perched end zone vantage point with a holistic view of the field, the goliath videoboard and a sea of empty seats. But the Rams team DJ isn’t using the absence of fans as an excuse to slack off. In this climate, he views […]

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Return of football renews fears over more virus spread

The kickoff of the NFL season Thursday with 17,000 fans in the stadium illustrates on a global stage the nation’s determination to resume its most popular sport in the middle of a pandemic that has already killed nearly 200,000 Americans. The topic has led to passionate debates at the state and local level, including whether […]

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Dodgers could get postseason home games, then a bubble

The Dodgers have not opened the postseason away from Dodger Stadium since 2016. They are expected to stay home again to start this postseason, even as Major League Baseball prepares to conduct the final three rounds of the playoffs in a bubble format. The league is finalizing a postseason format in which teams would not […]

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Rams rookie Sam Sloman gets chance for more kicks beginning Sunday

No fans will be in the stands at brand-new SoFi Stadium on Sunday night when the Rams open the season against the Dallas Cowboys. That won’t throw off Rams rookie kicker Samuel Sloman, who played in college at Miami of Ohio, a member of the Mid-American Conference. “It’s not going to be weird me not […]

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Want a Dodgers bobblehead? Run for one

No promotion attracts fans to Dodger Stadium like a bobblehead giveaway. The Dodgers had planned 18 such giveaways this season, with a variety from Vin Scully to Max Muncy. No fans at Dodger Stadium this year? No bobblehead giveaways. Unless, that is, you want to run for one. The Dodgers announced Tuesday that their annual […]

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BYU rolls past Navy 55-3 in major college football season-opener with no fans

BYU players celebrate in an empty Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. | Tommy Gilligan/AP Tyler Allgeier ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns, and the Cougars put the clamps on Navy’s usually potent triple option Monday night inside an eerily empty stadium at the Naval Academy. ANNAPOLIS, Md. — BYU coach Kalani Sitake did a fine […]

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Mike Trout’s blast ties franchise homer mark for Angels, who outlast Astros in 11

Moments after a baseball disappeared into the outfield hedges at Angel Stadium, Mike Trout pitched his voice just loud enough for the person a few feet in front of him to hear over the din of piped-in crowd noise. “Simba,” he said, mirth evident in the comment captured by a microphone provided him by Fox […]

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Memory of young baseball fan killed in school shooting lives on in 14 MLB ballparks

Joaquin Oliver occupies an aisle seat for every game at Dodger Stadium, seven rows up, in Section 150 of the loge level. The boy sits there by himself, no friends or family around him. He is a cutout, of course. If this had been a better year, there would be living, breathing human beings in […]

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Anaheim to sell Angel Stadium to Arte Moreno, at a discount, for $150 million

In December, the Anaheim City Council agreed to sell Angel Stadium and the surrounding parking lots for $325 million. The deal was done, but the city said the price was subject to change. On Friday, the final sale price was announced: $150 million. In order to entice Angels owner Arte Moreno and his development company […]

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College football embarks on uncertain season of COVID-19

Notre Dame Stadium is shown during the second half of an NCAA college football game between Notre Dame and Michigan State in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. What is most commonly referred to as major college football (aka NCAA Division I Bowl Subdivision or FBS) is compromised of 130 teams and 10 conferences. […]

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‘Hard Knocks’ review: Chargers, Rams share raw feelings about police shooting Black men

Ahead of the team’s first scrimmage at SoFi Stadium, Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor walked through the tunnel and motioned for his teammates. who were still marveling at their new $5-billion home, to come into the locker room. There, the players, coaches and staff talked. That week, the NBA and MLB canceled scheduled games in protest […]

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Qatar raises minimum wage, lifts curbs on changing jobs

© Reuters. A general view shows the Education city stadium built for the upcoming 2022 Fifa soccer World Cup during a stadium tour in Doha DUBAI (Reuters) – Qatar announced changes to its labour laws on Sunday, raising the minimum wage by 25 percent to 1,000 riyals ($275) a month and scrapping a requirement for […]

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