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Dodgers' defensive prowess in the outfield has been a run-stopper

Los Angeles Times (Jorge Castillo) — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts called it the breaking point for Hyun-Jin Ryu in their win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night. There were two outs in the sixth inning and Ryu was behind...
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Giannis Antetokounmpo still has much to learn on the path to greatness

Los Angeles Times (Dan Woike) — More than a week ago in what must feel like a different universe, Milwaukee Bucks All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo talked about the first minute of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals...
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Essential Arts: 300 artists and a $10-million birthday gift electrify MOCA's 40th

Los Angeles Times (Laurie Ochoa) — While Carolina Miranda recovers from her just-ended LA Times Expedition to Japan — and the rest of us recover from too many “Game of Thrones” finale gripe sessions — I’ll be your guide to...
  • New: 32 min ago

Bart Starr, Packers legend who led team to first Super Bowl titles, dies at 85

Los Angeles Times (Mike Kupper) — Bart Starr , a 17th-round draft choice who, largely through self-determination, made himself the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers , then led them to five league championships, plus...
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Twins Will and Sofie Kupiec's formula for success = MIT education

Los Angeles Times (Eric Sondheimer) — When it comes to sibling rivalries, twins Will and Sofie Kupiec have no peers in pushing each other to success. How else to explain the unique accomplishment of two 18-year-olds born one minute...
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This border barrier got built — and it’s upended lives in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Los Angeles Times (Zulfiqar Ali) — For generations, families on both sides of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border worked together to till the fields of wheat, corn and rice that spread across the rugged plains. With no physical...
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Joey Klein of El Camino Real is West Valley League MVP

Los Angeles Times (Eric Sondheimer) — First baseman Joey Klein of El Camino Real has been selected the MVP of the West Valley League in baseball. Cole Kitchen of El Camino Real is the pitcher of the year. First-team all-league ...
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Food Bowl this week: Fried chicken, GUSH and dinner in the L.A. River

Los Angeles Times (Jenn Harris) — Food Bowl, our monthlong food festival, is almost over. Here’s a rundown of some of the stuff you should check out this week before May is gone: MAY 27: ONE DAY AND NIGHT IN BANGKOK BY WAY OF...
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Pro wrestler Chris Jericho seeks new champion for Florida home

Los Angeles Times (Jack Flemming) — Former WWE star Chris Jericho is looking to knock out a home sale in Odessa, Fla. His lakefront estate, complete with 175 feet of water frontage, is on the market for $1.149 million. The Tampa...
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Former Dodger Mark Ellis seeks $8 million for loaded desert mansion

Los Angeles Times (Jack Flemming) — Four years after retiring from baseball, former Dodger Mark Ellis is looking to score once more in the Arizona desert. His amenity-loaded mansion in Scottsdale is on the market for $7.95 million,...
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L.A. movie openings, May 29-31: ‘Rocketman,’ ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ and more

Los Angeles Times (Kevin Crust, Matt Cooper) — May 29 Always Be My Maybe Childhood sweethearts reconnect after a falling-out 15 years earlier. With Ali Wong, Randall Park, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Dae Kim, Charlyne Yi. Written by Wong, Park,...
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On a trip to Guatemala with my toddler, her grandparents' fears give way to fun

Los Angeles Times (Cindy Carcamo) — When I told my parents I was bringing my 3-year-old daughter with me on assignment to Guatemala City, I heard a gasp. “What? Are you crazy?” my mother said over the phone. She turned her...
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SoCal movie events & revivals, May 26-June 2: ‘Cruel Intentions,’ the Hola Mexico Film Festival and more

Los Angeles Times (Matt Cooper) — Lawrence of Arabia Peter O’Toole portrays the titular WWI-era British officer in director David Lean’s Oscar-winning 1962 historical epic; with Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn, Claude Rains, Alec...
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A different Oregon unfolds in the wild, wild East

Los Angeles Times (Kathleen Squires) — I do it every time: overschedule a visit to Portland, Ore. Leave it to a New Yorker to make one of the country’s most laid-back cities seem like a giant escape room with a gantlet of back-to-back...
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A little-noticed zoning twist is set to spark a home-building boom in L.A.

Los Angeles Times (Andrew Khouri) — On a recent spring day, bulldozers leveled the low-slung Holiday Auto Plaza in Palms, home to several repair shops. Just another unremarkable commercial building being swept away — except for the...
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An environmental hero has his moment — and so do the photos of places he loved

Los Angeles Times I just had to respond to “ Chasing After Edward Abbey ” (Christopher Reynolds, May 19). Abbey’s “Desert Solitaire” is one of the most accurate depictions of nature I have ever read. Also super...
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Corruption case against USC’s Tony Bland shows what government had — and didn’t

Los Angeles Times (Nathan Fenno) — The floor-to-ceiling curtains were drawn in the sprawling penthouse suite as midnight approached and Tony Bland sank into the couch that, on video, blended into the low light. Assistant coaches...
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Two tax hikes for schools could end up on California’s 2020 ballot

Los Angeles Times (John Myers) — Though it’s never a sure bet that California voters will sign off on a tax increase, the odds improve when the money is promised to schools. Less clear, though, is what happens if two school tax...
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Japan sets aside worries about trade and North Korea as Trump attends a sumo match

Los Angeles Times (Noah Bierman) — The two sumo wrestlers, 785 pounds of flesh between them, paused as the American president walked in from the corner of the ring waving, clapping and pointing to the crowd, who stood to applaud. ...
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Blog Articles

Assistant coaching notes; Blues styles and defensive scoring

LA Kings Insider (Jon Rosen) — COACHING BITS. Just a few quick notes on the coaching search. There hasn’t been a ton of movement away from the targets we’d all heard and shared recently. No announcement or hiring is...
  • 2 days ago
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Arbitrator upholds Voynov year-long suspension but credits him with 41 games; statements

LA Kings Insider (Jon Rosen) — Jointly via the NHL/NHLPA: NEW YORK/TORONTO (May 23, 2019) – The National Hockey League Players’ Association and National Hockey League announced today that Arbitrator Shyam Das has issued his...
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Wednesday: Worlds playoffs to begin; Memorial Cup; on this date; ample photos

LA Kings Insider (Jon Rosen) — AROUND THE WORLD, AROUND THE WORLD. The IIHF World Championship knockout round begins Thursday as Alec Martinez and the United States will face Ilya Kovalchuk and Russia. You’re in direct...
  • 3 days ago
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Looking back at Year 1 with Reign GM Seeley

LA Kings Insider (Zach Dooley) — I sat down with Ontario Reign General Manager Richard Seeley yesterday to recap his first season as the team’s GM. Seeley has been within the organization since 2015, with his first three years as...
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Royal Lineage: Kirby Dach (feat. Saskatoon Head Coach Mitch Love)

LA Kings Insider (Jon Rosen) — You recall the disclaimer. The LA Kings are slotted to pick 5th and 22nd in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft, June 21 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. They might take Saskatoon Blades center...
  • 4 days ago
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Balancing viewpoints, data, “bad cop” Yannetti builds team philosophy into scouting

LA Kings Insider (Jon Rosen) — When the NHL Draft is a month away, Director of Amateur Scouting isn’t the most popular figure in LA Kings headquarters. “Guys hate me right now. No one on the staff likes me right now,” said...
  • 5 days ago
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Royal Lineage: Alex Turcotte, Cole Caufield (feat. Tony Granato)

LA Kings Insider (Jon Rosen) — You recall the disclaimer. The LA Kings are slotted to pick 5th and 22nd in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft, June 21 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. They might take U.S. National Team...
  • 8 days ago
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Reign announce 6 guaranteed dates for 2019-20 season

LA Kings Insider (Zach Dooley) — The Ontario Reign have announced the first step towards the 2019-20 home schedule, with the release of their six guaranteed home dates. The Reign will be home on the following six dates next...
  • 9 days ago
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Looking at Rymsha, Imama & Wysz, and their AHL/ECHL split

LA Kings Insider (Zach Dooley) — The final team left standing in the Kings organization saw its season come to an end last week as the Manchester Monarchs were eliminated from the ECHL’s Kelly Cup Playoffs in the North Division...
  • 9 days ago
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Prokhorkin signed. What are the Kings getting here? Let’s ask Michael Futa.

LA Kings Insider (Jon Rosen) — Nikolai Prokhorkin, who turns 26 at the outset of training camp, signed an entry-level contract last week. We haven’t seen the whites of his eyes, so to speak, but with a one-year ELC following a...
  • 10 days ago
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The Manchester Monarchs have ceased operations, and that stinks

LA Kings Insider (Zach Dooley) — The Manchester Monarchs, ECHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings and Ontario Reign, announced today that they are ceasing operations: Looks like the organization will have a new ECHL affiliate...
  • 10 days ago
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May 14: On this date; NHL Draft notes; Worlds updates and photos

LA Kings Insider (Jon Rosen) — Happy May 14. This happened five years ago today: And, let us not forget May 14, 2013: That was Game 1 against the Sharks in 2013, a game the Kings led 2-0 when Jarret Stoll was hit in the head by...
  • 11 days ago
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Luff, Amadio take steps towards full-time NHL role

LA Kings Insider (Zach Dooley) — “When I’m in the gym or on the ice this summer, the goal is to make the Kings. I don’t want to be a kid who comes into camp and gets assigned [to Ontario]. I want to be a guy that enters his third...
  • 12 days ago
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Talking World Championships, Slovenian hockey with Kopitar (+ photos)

LA Kings Insider (Jon Rosen) — While Alec Martinez, Ilya Kovalchuk and Adrian Kempe are in Slovakia, where the IIHF World Championship began late last week, Anze Kopitar has already concluded his international assignment,...
  • 12 days ago
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Prokhorkin ELC official; a quick refresher, plus more to come

LA Kings Insider (Jon Rosen) — Nikolai Prokhorkin has signed his one-year entry-level contract, solidifying a move to North America that gained momentum over the past 12 months. Prokhorkin, who turns 26 at the start of training...
  • 12 days ago
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Audio: LAKI joins Kings Men Podcast

LA Kings Insider (Jon Rosen) — Lots of good stuff in this pod, Insiders. Playoffs, the Plan, Prokhorkin, Panama! Jesse and I spent the better part of an hour discussing the topics above, minus Panama, and filled in some detail...
  • 16 days ago
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With conference finals set, second pick locked in at 22

LA Kings Insider (Jon Rosen) — San Jose’s Game 7 win over Colorado last night not only pushed the Sharks into the Conference Final for the second time in four seasons, it pushed the Kings’ first round pick obtained...
  • 17 days ago
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Cool, this again: The IIHF World Championships

LA Kings Insider (Jon Rosen) — Five years ago right now, you were reading up and preparing for Game 3 against Anaheim. And today? You get a World Championship teaser! By now, you’re aware of the circumstances of this...
  • 17 days ago
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Recapping rookie seasons for Eyssimont, Bauman

LA Kings Insider (Zach Dooley) — The 2018-19 season was a time of patience and growth for several first-year Reign forwards. The Reign had a young makeup throughout their lineup – As previously touched on, forward Sheldon...
  • 18 days ago
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As McLellan lays groundwork, discussions of communication and accountability

LA Kings Insider (Jon Rosen) — There’s a lot to unpack after a calamitous LA Kings season that stoked a proud organization to recalibrate its competitive trajectory and again define angles of approach in rebuilding their...
  • 18 days ago
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