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Baseball’s Here

After picking up two victories in Australia, then losing two of three to the Angels in the Freeway Series, the Dodgers finally played their first game in North America last Sunday night against San Diego at Petco Park before a stadium-record 45,567. In a tight pitching matchup between Andrew Cashner and Hyun-Jin Ryu, the Dodgers […]

Real Sweet

College basketball’s Sweet 16 was set over four days this past week and a dozen games are on tap to determine the Final Four. Several stood out such as No. 3 seeded Duke losing to No. 14 Mercer in the Midwest Regional, 78-71, No. 12 Harvard taking out No. 5 Cincinnati in the East Regional, […]

G’day, Mate!

Major League Baseball wants to expand its brand, and the Dodgers were selected to open the 2014 season this past weekend in Australia against National League West rival Arizona. The trip was profitable for the Dodgers, who took two games from the Diamondbacks at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground. Clayton Kershaw’s Opening Day assignment was […]

Hoophead

Michigan State is playing at a high level at just the right time, and capped off the Big Ten Tournament with a 69-55 pounding of Michigan at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis last Sunday. For their work the Spartans (26-8) were given the No. 4 seed in the East Regional and will meet No. 13 […]

Hoover Pounds Out Win

Hitting in the clutch with two outs has been a problem for the Hoover High baseball team. It wasn’t in last Friday’s 9-2 win over Venice in the L.A. Poly Tournament as the Tornadoes tallied seven runs with two out. Hoover, which won two and lost two in the Southern California Invitational, had junior pitcher […]

Halted

If Saul “Canelo’’ Alvarez had his way, the majority decision loss to undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. last September would merely be an aberration, and it was as he pounded Alfredo “El Perro’’ Angulo in a non-title light-middleweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena last Saturday night. The scheduled 12-round fight was stopped 47 seconds […]

Magic’s Gone

The good fortune that the St. Francis High boys’ basketball team carried around during this playoff run wasn’t enough against No. 4 seeded Oak Park in the CIF Southern Section Division III-A title game in Azusa this past Friday. Even though the Golden Knights were the No. 2 seed, and wiped out a five-point deficit […]

Interesting

This was college basketball’s lost weekend as several teams in the Associated Press’ Top 25 poll were on the losing end. It began on Saturday as No. 4 Syracuse was drilled by No. 12 Virginia, 75-56, No. 5 Kansas was knocked off by unranked Oklahoma State, 72-65, No. 7 Louisville was edged by No. 21 […]

Knights’ Spurt

Because of the way basketball is designed and played at every level, it’s essentially a sport in which running and jumping are paramount, and as such there are numerous scoring spurts that take place over the course of a game. If played at an uptempo, break-neck pace, it’s possible to collect points in a hurry, […]

Quick Scores

Eight minutes in the Pacifica High girls’ soccer team kicked in a pair of goals against host Burbank in a CIF Southern Section Division III first-round playoff match last Friday, which held up for a 2-0 victory. The initial tally came with six minutes having elapsed after a corner kick that was knocked into the […]