Stories by Beth Harris

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Badgers back in Final Four

LOS ANGELES - Sam Dekker had 27 points and the top-seeded Badgers beat No. 2 Arizona 85-78 on Saturday to reach consecutive Final Fours for the first time in school history.
By Beth Harris

Friday, March 27, 2015

Arizona eyes revenge in rematch

LOS ANGELES - Arizona guard Gabe York remembers having the ball in his hands, taking a couple of dribbles and failing to get a shot off before time expired. Wisconsin 64, Arizona 63, in overtime.
By Beth Harris

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dekker leads Wisconsin into Elite Eight

LOS ANGELES — Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 Thursday night.
By Beth Harris

Monday, March 23, 2015

Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin turns pro after winning college title

Missy Franklin has bid farewell to college swimming and is turning pro.
By Beth Harris

Friday, March 20, 2015

Federer makes semifinals at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Roger Federer defeated Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-0 to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Friday, keeping alive his bid of winning an unprecedented fifth title in the ...
By Beth Harris

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Serena Williams, Roger Federer easily advance at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Serena Williams is settling right on into the BNP Paribas Open, producing a quick, business-like effort in advancing to the fourth round Sunday while enjoying her return ...
By Beth Harris

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Murray breezes into third round

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Andy Murray beat Vasek Pospisil 6-1, 6-3 to reach the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, with the hard-serving Canadian making it easier with 35 unforced errors.
By Beth Harris

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Serena returns to Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Serena Williams returned to the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday, ending a 14-year personal boycott of the $5 million tournament that began when she was booed as a teenager on ...
By Beth Harris

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

UCLA fighting for spot in NCAA Tournament

LOS ANGELES - These are humble days for UCLA basketball, with the Bruins desperate to get into the NCAA Tournament any way they can.
By Beth Harris

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

Rivers run through LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES - Austin Rivers joined coach Doc Rivers with the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, and he made it clear he's not expecting any favors from dear old dad. The 22-year-old guard averaged ...
By Beth Harris

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

History might work against Los Angeles in bid for Olympics

Whether the city's long past with the Olympics will help or hurt is an issue the U.S. Olympic Committee must reconcile when it decides whether to give Los Angeles a shot at playing host to its ...
By Beth Harris

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Napravnik guides Untapable to Distaff win

Untapable polished off an impressive year with a 1 1/4-length victory Friday in the Breeders' Cup Distaff, with a pregnant Rosie Napravnik becoming the first female jockey to win the $2 million ...
By Beth Harris

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Shared Belief favorite for Breeders Cup Classic

ARCADIA, Calif. - Shared Belief was made the early 9-5 favorite in a field of 14 for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, a race of seven 3-year-olds taking on older foes.
By Beth Harris

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

California Chrome, undefeated Shared Belief to meet in Classic

ARCADIA, Calif. - Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome and undefeated Shared Belief will face off in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic next week, with Belmont Stakes winner ...
By Beth Harris

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Wise Dan to miss Breeders' Cup with leg injury

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan won't run in the upcoming Breeders' Cup because of an ankle injury.
By Beth Harris

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Ex-teacher, professional Vic Braden dies

LOS ANGELES - Vic Braden, a tennis player in the late 1940s and early '50s who became one of the nation's top tennis teaching professionals, died from complications of congestive heart failure. He ...
By Beth Harris

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

USA Swimming suspends Michael Phelps for 6 months

USA Swimming suspended Michael Phelps for six months, forced him to withdraw from next year's world championships and took away his funding.
By Beth Harris

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Cardinals rally past Dodgers

LOS ANGELES - Matt Carpenter hit a go-ahead, three-run double off a wilting Clayton Kershaw in an eight-run seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied for a 10-9 victory over the Los ...
By Beth Harris

Trainer O'Neill banned from Breeders' Cup

LOS ANGELES - The Breeders' Cup banned trainer Doug O'Neill on Friday from entering horses in this year's world championships after he was suspended and fined by New York racing officials.
By Beth Harris

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Kershaw out to avenge playoff loss

LOS ANGELES - The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers faced the St. Louis Cardinals in the playoffs, Clayton Kershaw had a terrible outing and the Dodgers were bounced out of the postseason.
By Beth Harris
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