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Yasiel Puig homers twice, Walker Buehler goes eight innings in Dodgers' 3-0 defeat of the Cardinals

Yasiel Puig homers twice, Walker Buehler goes eight innings in Dodgers' 3-0 defeat of the Cardinals
  • Yasiel Puig homers twice, Walker Buehler goes eight innings in Dodgers' 3-0 defeat of the Cardinals FWC: Yasiel Puig homers twice, Walker Buehler goes eight innings in Dodgers’ 3-0 defeat of the Cardinals

    Walker Buehler suffocated the Cardinals for eight scoreless innings and Yasiel Puig blasted a pair of home runs as the Dodgers pulled into a tie for the second wild-card spot with a 3-0 victory on Friday at Busch Stadium. Pitching into the eighth inning for the first time as a professional, Buehler…

  • USC-Texas: A look at how the teams match up FWC: USC-Texas: A look at how the teams match up

    No. 22 USC (1-1) at Texas (1-1) Saturday, 5 p.m. PDT, Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. TV: Channel 11. Radio: 710. Marquee matchup USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin vs. Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando: With the Trojans coming off their lowest scoring output since 1997, the pressure…

  • NFL notes: Falcons rule out RB Devonta Freeman for Sunday; Packers QB Aaron Rodgers questionable FWC: NFL notes: Falcons rule out RB Devonta Freeman for Sunday; Packers QB Aaron Rodgers questionable

    The Atlanta Falcons will be missing another key starter for Sunday’s game against Carolina. Two-time Pro Bowl running back Devonta Freeman was ruled out after missing the entire week of practice with a knee injury, another blow to a team that was already reeling from injuries to defensive stalwarts…

  • MLB: Cubs’ Strop is out for season FWC: MLB: Cubs’ Strop is out for season

    It looks like the back end of the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen will be a big question mark down the stretch. Pedro Strop will miss the rest of the regular season with a left hamstring strain, leaving the NL Central leaders with a closer-by-committee approach as they try to hold off the Milwaukee Brewers…

  • Rams' Marcus Peters is fine with paying the penalty for celebration in Week 1. Donald fined too FWC: Rams’ Marcus Peters is fine with paying the penalty for celebration in Week 1. Donald fined too

    It cost him more than $13,000, but Marcus Peters said it was worth it. Aaron Donald probably didn’t like his bill for about $20,000, but with a $131-million extension he can afford it. Both Rams players were fined Friday for actions during the season-opening victory over the Oakland Raiders. Peters…

  • They shouted racial slurs as he ran into the record books. The story behind USC's 1956 win against the Longhorns FWC: They shouted racial slurs as he ran into the record books. The story behind USC’s 1956 win against the Longhorns

    C.R. Roberts is most comfortable when he’s on the move. Even at 82, he defaults easily to his natural pose, weight shifted forward to the balls of his feet in a fighter’s stance. Roberts wasn’t a boxer. He was a running back who sparred with the world around him. On this July afternoon, he walks…

  • UCLA vs. Fresno State: A look at how the teams match up FWC: UCLA vs. Fresno State: A look at how the teams match up

    UCLA (0-2) vs. Fresno State (1-1) Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Rose Bowl. TV: FS1. Radio: 570, 1150, 97.3. Marquee matchup UCLA’s offensive line versus Fresno State’s defensive line. The Bruins have allowed 11 sacks, 20 tackles for losses and four quarterback hurries in two games but don’t appear to be…

  • For LAFC's Tyler Miller, getting benched gave him a chance to clear his head FWC: For LAFC’s Tyler Miller, getting benched gave him a chance to clear his head

    The most important game of the year for goalkeeper Tyler Miller might have been the only one he didn’t play in. After playing every minute of the Los Angeles Football Club’s first 22 games — or 21 more regular-season games then he had played in his first two MLS seasons combined — Miller was benched…