• Lavender leads Sparks to wire-to-wire, 60-52 win over Stars

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jantel Lavender scored a season-high 24 points and the Los Angeles Sparks kept the San Antonio Stars winless on the road with a 60-52 win Sunday.

  • This 1932 photo from the Los Angeles Herald Examiner Collection of the Los Angeles Public Library shows hundreds of Mexicans at a Los Angeles train station awaiting deportation to Mexico. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that actually happened to many Mexican-American families 85 years ago. During the Great Depression, counties and cities in the American Southwest and Midwest forced Mexican immigrants and their families to leave the U.S. over concerns they were taking jobs away from whites despite their legal right to stay. The traumatic impact of the experience on Latinos remains evident today, experts and advocates say.(Los Angeles Herald Examiner Collection/Los Angeles Public Library via AP)

    Trump’s deportation idea similar to 1930s mass removals

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago.

  • Chicago Cubs’ Dexter Fowler reacts to striking out during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    Cubs fall to Dodgers 5-2 on offense-starved West Coast trip

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Cubs can’t wait to get home since they’re hardly scoring any runs on the road.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Andre Ethier follows through on a two-run single in front of Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    Dodgers score 4 runs in 7th to beat Cubs 5-2

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw leads with his arm not his mouth. Yet ever since the Dodgers’ ace spoke up after they lost a season-high fifth straight game last weekend, the NL West leaders have been rolling.

  • Cleveland Indians’ Yan Gomes watches his ball after hitting a grand slam off Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Joe Smith in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Cleveland. Michael Brantley, Carlos Santana and Lonnie Chisenhall also scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Smith implodes in eighth as Angels lose 8-3 to Indians

    CLEVELAND (AP) — On the outside looking in at a tight AL wild card race, the Los Angeles Angels are experiencing some serious road woes.

  • Abner Mares, left, exchanges punches with Leo Santa Cruz, right, during the first round of the WBC diamond featherweight and WBA featherweight championship boxing bout, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

    Leo Santa Cruz beats Abner Mares by majority decision

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — With his hometown crowd going crazy and Abner Mares charging right at him from the opening bell, Leo Santa Cruz really wanted to brawl.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully announces he will return to broadcast his 67th, and last baseball season in 2016, during a news conference in Los Angeles, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    Vin Scully: 2016 will be final season in booth for Dodgers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully says 2016 will be his last season in the broadcast booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers, which would mark the end of his record 67-year tenure with the same franchise.

  • FILE -- In this May 27, 2014 file photo, Mary Saylor, left, sells a $5 raffle ticket to Erica and Jerry Oie prior to the Texas Rangers-Minnesota Twins baseball game, in Minneapolis. As hight-stakes charity raffles gain popularity at sports venues across the nation, California clubs and a leading raffle vendor are lobbying state lawmakers to authorize 50-50 raffles in California.  Critics call it an unfair exemption that favors franchise owners over food banks, PTAs and churches. (AP Photo/Jim Mone,file)

    Pro teams push California to offer high-stakes raffles

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The pitch is for charity, but the call could favor California’s professional sports teams.