Los Angeles Times

Kershaw makes first spring start


Clayton Kershaw gave up three runs in three innings in his first start of the spring in the Dodgers’ 6-5 win over the Angels in Phoenix and was encouraged by how he felt physically.

It was Kershaw’s first time getting to experience Major League Baseball’s new rules — most notably the introducti­on of a pitch clock and pickoff limit.

Kershaw acknowledg­ed the new rules are “gonna be an experiment for a little while,” and added that he caught himself looking at the clock “a lot” throughout the day.

— Jack Harris

Shohei Ohtani doubled and singled in Japan’s 13-4 win over South Korea in Tokyo at the World Baseball Classic . ... Philadelph­ia Phillies pitching prospect Andrew Painter (elbow sprain) won’t throw for four weeks . ... New York Yankees outfielder Harrison Bader (oblique) might not be available for opening day, manager Aaron Boone said.

Clippers forward Norman Powell, who suffered a partial dislocatio­n of his left shoulder March 2, will remain out for the next week before being reevaluate­d.

— Andrew Greif

Former Alabama basketball player Darius Miles and another man have been indicted by a grand jury on capital murder charges for the January shooting death of a 23-year-old woman near campus, defense lawyers confirmed to the AP.

Christiaan Bezuidenho­ut and Adam Svensson shared the lead at eightunder par after the second round of the Players Championsh­ip at the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., was suspended because of weather. Top-ranked Jon Rahm withdrew from the tournament because of a stomach illness.

The Philadelph­ia Flyers fired general manager Chuck Fletcher and promoted Danny Briere to the interim job.

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin won her record-tying 86th World Cup race with a victory in a giant slalom in Are, Sweden. Shiffrin’s win matched the overall record set by Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark 34 years ago.

Oleksandr Usyk accepted Tyson Fury’s terms for a heavyweigh­t title fight.

Neymar underwent season-ending surgery on his damaged right ankle.

Pat McCormick, who was the first diver to sweep the 3-meter and 10-meter events at consecutiv­e Olympics, has died at 92.

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