• Angels ace Richards shut down for season by elbow tear

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels ace Garrett Richards won’t pitch again this season because of a tear in his right elbow.

  • In this Jan. 25, 2016 file photo, director Steven Caple Jr. poses for a portrait to promote his film, "The Land", during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

    Director’s debut explores ‘The Land’ with Nas, Badu help

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Steven Caple Jr. was mentoring some elementary school students at an inner-city park in Los Angeles when he spotted two stray kids hopping a fence with their skateboards. He went to go kick them out of the park and ended up talking with them instead. They spilled that they were selling marijuana to fund their entry into skateboarding competitions and new equipment. It was their ticket out.

  • In this April 13, 2016 file photo, Jennifer Aniston arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Mother's Day."  Aniston wrote in her Huffington Post essay earlier this month that constant tabloid speculation over whether she’s pregnant contributes to sexist cultural standards that equate a woman’s worth with her appearance and maternal status.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

    Aniston essay inspires actresses to address sexist standards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When one of Hollywood’s most objectified women talks about tabloid culture, people listen. But while actresses are cheering Jennifer Aniston’s recent essay connecting the media’s obsession with her looks to the overall objectification of women, most are resigned that reality will be slow to catch up with the conversation.

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  • Los Angeles Angels' Daniel Nava, center, is congratulated by teammate as they celebrate the team's 2-1 win against the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game, Thursday, July 28, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif. Boston Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez's throwing error to the plate on Nava's bases-loaded grounder allowed two runs to score, and the Angels walked off with a stunning 2-1 victory over the Red Sox on Thursday night. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Angels walk off with 2 runs on Ramirez’s error, beat Sox 2-1

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Hanley Ramirez fielded the grounder to first and saw Mike Trout steamrolling toward home. Ramirez rushed his throw just enough to send it sailing — and to hand a victory to the Los Angeles Angels.

  • In this Monday, July 25, 2016 photo, skydiver Luke Aikins smiles as he jumps from a helicopter during his training in Simi Valley, Calif. After months of training, this elite skydiver says he's ready to leave his chute in the plane when he bails out 25,000 feet above Simi Valley on Saturday. That's right, no parachute, no wingsuit and no fellow skydiver with an extra one to hand him in mid-air. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    He’s a skydiver working with a net _ but no parachute

    SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — He’s made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world’s most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts for “Ironman 3.” But the plunge Luke Aikins knows he’ll be remembered for is the one he’s making without a parachute. Or a wingsuit.

  • Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia, right, argues with umpires during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The Angels played the game under protest. The Royals won 7-5. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Scioscia protests Angels’ 7-5 loss to Royals

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Manager Mike Scioscia is not ready to acknowledge his Los Angeles Angels lost Wednesday night.

  • Kansas City Royals' Raul Mondesi takes batting practice before the Royals' baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Mondesi’s bunt single helps Royals beat Angels, 7-5

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Raul Mondesi celebrated an unforgettable 21st birthday.

  • Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore throws to the plate against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    Moore pitches Rays to their 1st win at Dodger Stadium, 3-1

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Matt Moore’s performance in Hollywood was an audition, the Tampa Bay left-hander definitely helped his chances to get the part with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

  • LA Rams release QB Nick Foles on eve of camp reporting date

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have released quarterback Nick Foles after failing to find a trade destination for the disgruntled quarterback.

  • In this July 25, 2016 photo, actor Matt Damon poses for a portrait in Los Angeles to promote his latest film, "Jason Bourne." (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

    Damon’s company is taking steps to address diversity crisis

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Damon is taking steps to address the diversity crisis in Hollywood through his and Ben Affleck’s production company, Pearl Street Films, and collaboration with the people behind the Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at USC’s Annenberg School. They’re the latest high-profile names in the industry who are throwing their weight behind the goal of inclusion, including J.J. Abrams and Ryan Murphy.