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LANCASTER — The Desert Christian girls basketball team won a nail-biter against Lone Pine, defeating the Eagles 47-46 on Friday night.

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THOUSAND OAKS — Although Jared Goff is uncomfortable being overly nosy when he’s around the NFL’s best quarterbacks, he kept a close eye on Drew Brees while they were together at the Pro Bowl in Orlando last year.

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NEW YORK — A record number of college football players will bypass their remaining years of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Maybe Serena Williams will be tested in the Australian Open’s fourth round, because no one has come close to making her work too hard so far.

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THOUSAND OAKS — It took 13 National Football League seasons, but Andrew Whitworth was finally on the winning side in an NFL playoff game.

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LOS ANGELES — Stephen Curry scored 28 points, DeMarcus Cousins added 14 before fouling out of his Warriors debut after being sidelined for nearly a year, and Golden State pulled away in the third quarter to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 112-94 on Friday night for its seventh straight victory…

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LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley boys soccer team came out for the second half on Friday afternoon energized, despite trailing by a goal to Quartz Hill.

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PALMDALE — The strength of the Eastside girls basketball team is defense and when the Lions needed a stop on Thursday night at Palmdale High, the defense delivered.

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The fish report is weekly. Its accuracy depends on marina operators, tackle shops, and local fishermen we contact. Anglers catching large fish should send the information to Outdoor News Service, P.O. Box 9007, San Bernardino, CA 92427, or telephone 909-887-3444, so it can be included in thi…

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Question: How can we discourage hawks from eating their prey in our backyard? Two days ago we watched a hawk eat a dove, making a huge mess everywhere. It came back today with a different bird, leaving a bloody mess and two feet behind. Is there a way to properly haze them or otherwise shoo …

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LOS ANGELES — A fired coach. A transfer. Suspensions. Injuries. UCLA and Southern California have experienced it all barely halfway through the season.

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LANCASTER — Coach Deon Price and his University of Antelope Valley basketball women only have two speeds.

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LANCASTER — The Palmdale Aerospace Academy boys basketball team beat Lancaster Baptist 73-27 in a Heritage League game on Thursday at Lancaster Baptist High.

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams’ next Australian Open opponent, 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska, feels as if she saw Friday’s matchup coming a decade ago.

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LANCASTER — The Grand Canyon’s bottomless majesty can cause you to take a tumble if you’re not careful.

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THOUSAND OAKS — Perhaps a Billion Raindrops would be a better name for the town that hosts the Los Angeles Rams’ practice headquarters.

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ARCADIA — Santa Anita has canceled its eight-race card because of wet weather after 3½ inches of rain dropped on the Southern California racetrack in three days.

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DALLAS — Dustin Brown scored a rare Los Angeles power-play goal, goalie Jack Campbell beat the team that drafted him and the Kings moved out of the NHL basement by holding off the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Thursday night.

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LANCASTER — The Antelope Valley girls basketball team had Thursday’s game circled on its schedule following its loss on Dec. 4 against Quartz Hill.

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MELBOURNE, Australia — All of 17, never the winner of a Grand Slam match until this week, Amanda Anisimova is making quite a first impression at the Australian Open.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — Burdened with a franchise-record losing streak, the Anaheim Ducks got a spark after a roster makeover. The Minnesota Wild were left reeling after the trade of a popular teammate.

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THOUSAND OAKS — Marcus Peters stood at a podium Wednesday and spoke about his respect for Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints. He insisted his feisty comments about the coach two months ago had been misinterpreted and blown out of proportion by controversy-hungry fans and media.

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 Fourth Saturday Classic Car Show: 4 to 8 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month in the Rancho Vista shopping center at 30th Street West and Rancho Vista Boulevard (Avenue P). Registration is a $5 donation. For details, call (661) 816-2216.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  — Every racing series in the world is full of wealthy enthusiasts with ideas that sound too good to be true. Expensive promises to fund life-changing opportunities are usually broken before cars even make it to the track.

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LOS ANGELES — Donovan Mitchell scored 28 points and the Utah Jazz defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 129-109 on Wednesday night for their first five-game winning streak of the season.

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When John Tortorella compares Brooks Orpik to a creature that went extinct 65 million years ago, he means it affectionately.

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Bob Bryan was four months removed from hip replacement surgery when he joined his twin, Mike, for practice sessions in December in the hopes of reuniting the most successful men’s doubles team of tennis’ professional era.

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As Chief Operating Officer of Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center,  Steve Hext  can look out his window every day and see ambulances and Fire Department EMT vehicles zoom in and out, saving lives in the process.

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass.  — In their first meeting with Kansas City, the Patriots had quarterback Patrick Mahomes figured out — at least for a half.

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METAIRIE, La. — Drew Brees is about to play his first game as a 40-year-old — and his biggest game in nine years.

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As the top four point-producers in the NFL were advancing to the conference championship round for the first time ever, Dak Prescott was getting sacked by his own teammate, Tom Brady was embracing the underdog role a little too tightly and C.J. Anderson was making the most of his second, thi…

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From the day in 1996 when the Lancaster JetHawks’ mission statement talked about, “The Minor Leagues in a Major League Way,” the franchise’s goal has been to get every player, coach, manager, trainer, clubby, broadcaster and front office person to the major leagues.

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DETROIT — The Anaheim Ducks dropped their heads on the bench and looked down at their skates, another defeat seemingly imminent.

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Things were looking bad for Venus Williams, who was perilously close to an opening-round exit at the Australian Open for the fourth time in six years.

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PALMDALE — The Knight boys basketball team held strong to first place in the Golden League with a 65-46 victory over Lancaster at home on Tuesday.