• California governor approves $250 million Olympics guarantee

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is approving legislation that puts California taxpayers on the hook for up to $250 million if Los Angeles is awarded the 2024 Olympics and the Games go over budget.

  • Figure skating costume designer Jef Billings dies at 71

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jef Billings, a renowned costume designer who directed some of figure skating’s biggest names with Stars on Ice, has died. He was 71.

    Updated: 2:25 pm

  • Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    A’s fall 8-6 to Angels in Sonny Gray’s return

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics got a morale boost from ace Sonny Gray’s return Wednesday night, but it wasn’t enough.

  • Los Angeles Angels' Shane Robinson, left, congratulates Kole Calhoun, who hit a two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    Calhoun homers to help Angels complete sweep of A’s

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels saw one of their future stars make strides but may have lost their biggest star for the last days of the season, as Mike Trout exited the game after taking a fastball to the shoulder.

  • Los Angeles Sparks' Nneka Ogwumike (30) dives for a loose ball with Chicago Sky's Jessica Breland during the first half of Game 1 of a WBNA basketball semifinal in Long Beach, Calif, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

    Parker and Ogwumike lead Sparks’ 95-75 rout of Sky

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Candace Parker scored 19 of her 30 points in the first half, Nneka Ogwumike added 27, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Chicago Sky 95-75 in their semifinal playoff opener Wednesday night.