• Los Angeles Lakers forward Kobe Bryant (24) drives against Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    Kobe scores 13 after announcement, but Pacers beat Lakers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant drained a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left in a one-point game, and the Lakers’ crowd roared with a mix of excitement and nostalgia for the transcendent moments of its beloved star’s now-finite career.

    Updated: 11:34 pm

  • Interim coach Helton leads USC into Pac-12 title game

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clay Helton is wholly uninterested in spending even one minute of the next week publicly politicking for the full-time head coaching position at Southern California.

  • Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa, left, battles for control of the puck against Anaheim Ducks center Mike Santorelli (25) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Christine Cotter)

    Blackhawks score twice in final minutes, beat Ducks in OT

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Artem Anisimov scored 1:53 into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied from a two-goal deficit in the final moments of regulation for a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.

  • USC, No. 22 UCLA face off for Pac-12 South title at Coliseum

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Kessler and his fellow Southern California seniors are aware of all the big prizes available in their crosstown showdown with No. 22 UCLA.

  • Calgary Flames goalie Karri Ramo, right, of Finland, makes a save as Anaheim Ducks' Corey Perry watches during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Rakell, Perry lead Ducks’ rally to 5-3 win over Calgary

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks haven’t lost at home to Calgary in nearly 12 years, and their top line kept the streak alive with a phenomenal finish.

  • This photo provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Michael B. Jordan, left, as Adonis Johnson and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures', Warner Bros. Pictures' and New Line Cinema's drama "Creed," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. The movie opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 25, 2015. (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

    New Rocky story ‘Creed’ balances brutality and theatricality

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sylvester Stallone knows most of Rocky Balboa’s famous fights would have been stopped by a real-life referee long before the battered and bloodied fictional heavyweight champion rallies his will to win.