Top sports news for Dec 30, 2016

      LOS ANGELES TIMES | Sports   Friday, December 30, 2016  ___________________________________________________________    - Which Rousey will show up at UFC 207?> ___________________________________________________________ LAKERS NOW - Five takeaways from the Lakers’ 101-89 loss to the Dallas Mavericks> - Lakers blow another double-digit lead to lose 14th in 16 games> - Five takeaways from the Lakers 102-100 loss to the Utah Jazz> ___________________________________________________________ DODGERS NOW - Dodgers Dugout: Signing Turner and Jansen is great, but Dodgers still have work to do> - As World Series drought approaches 30 years, Dodgers stand firm in their future> - Why the luxury tax increase is tip money to the 2017 Dodgers> ___________________________________________________________ FEATURED COLUMNISTS - Bill Plaschke Kenley Jansen's burden grows, and the Dodgers closer accepts it> - Sam Farmer With the NFL back in Los Angeles, Super Bowl can't be far behind—perhaps as soon as 2020> - Helene Elliott Jordan Wilimovsky has taken the long route -- marathon swimming -- to the Rio Olympics> - Chris Erskine Two fans beat Dodgers traffic by walking to the game – 22 miles from Sherman Oaks> ___________________________________________________________ SPORTS NOW - George Karl continues trashing NBA players — this time Damian Lillard — while promoting his book> ___________________________________________________________ MORE SPORTS NOW - Jesse Ertz leads Kansas State to win over Texas A&M in the Texas Bowl> - Joe Williams helps Utah edge Indiana to win Foster Farms Bowl> - College basketball: No. 1 Villanova avoids upset; No. 6 Louisville and No. 16 Indiana lose> ___________________________________________________________ About this Communication: Unsubscribe from Sports" >> Update Your E-mail Preferences Privacy Policy View your User Profile Sign up for Los Angeles Times Newsletters Los Angeles Times, 202 West First Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90012 1-800-LA-TIMES