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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Play On

March Madness is about a month away, but Wisconsin and Michigan, who played last Sunday at the Crisler Center, are assured of being in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, while Pittsburgh and North Carolina, who met at the Dean E. Smith Center on Saturday, should get in, but aren’t as certain. The No. 21-ranked Badgers’ […]

Defensive Dandy

Shooting the ball and scoring is fun, while playing defense is hard work and often overlooked. The Burbank High boys’ basketball team prides itself in the latter, used it against rival and host Burroughs in the Pacific League finale last Thursday night, and the result was a 57-32 lambasting. The Bulldogs (23 of 49 for […]


Having accumulated 16 NBA world championship banners, including 11 in Los Angeles, the second most behind the Boston Celtics who have 17, the Lakers are one of the most recognized brands in the world. Following last season’s ouster in the first-round of the playoffs, the Lakers are on pace to finish with their third worst […]