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While several teams are still in the hunt for a playoff berth, the Los Angeles Angels can rest easy

The Angels became the first major league team to clinch a playoff berth with an 8-1 win over Seattle on Monday. “We have a long way to go,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “I think these guys know the bigger prize that we need to keep our eyes on.” It is the first time the […]


In a somewhat surprising move, the NCAA reduced Penn State’s sanctions last week, which upset many, but especially USC, which was hammered with a four-year probation, forced to give back the last two wins in 2004, including the Orange Bowl victory over Oklahoma, wiping out the 2005 season, banned from bowl action in 2010 and […]

Tigers’ Early Blitz

South Pasadena High’s football team came out like a buzzsaw in the first half as the visiting Tigers built an insurmountable lead and coasted to a 39-0 nonleague rout last Friday night. On the second play from scrimmage, running back Matthew Ayala (84 yards on eight carries) raced 64 yards for a touchdown, and after […]

09-10 Tolucan Picks

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Lincoln Joins the Compact SUV Segment

Lincoln Joins the Compact SUV Segment

As Ford’s Lincoln division (excuse me, the “Lincoln Motor Company”) claws its way out of a really ho-hum existence of late, it recently introduced its newest model, the MKC. The current Lincoln nomenclature can be confusing, but the MKC is a compact crossover sport utility to do battle with the likes of the BMW X3, […]

The incredible season that the Baltimore Orioles have had just keeps rolling along

Baltimore went into Tuesday’s games with a 10-game lead over the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East, the first time the Orioles have held a double-digit lead since 1979. “Every night you get to take a step toward your goal,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said after his team beat […]


For the second year in a row against Stanford, USC place kicker Andre Heidari saved the Trojans with a game-winning effort, and his career-long 53-yarder with 2:30 left in the fourth quarter proved to be a 13-10 clincher this past Saturday at Stanford Stadium as 50,814 watched in the Pacific 12 Conference opener. “I trusted […]

Hoover Earns Win

Davit Nersisyan and Elijah Augustine didn’t play football last season, but are making the most of their senior year at Hoover High. Last Friday night at Moyse Field, the two running backs accounted for 239 yards, scored three touchdowns and set the tone as the Tornadoes toppled Sotomayor, 26-12, in a nonleague scuffle, and snapped […]


This wasn’t exactly how defending college football national champion Florida State wanted to begin its season last Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in the Cowboys Classic. Playing brilliant and uneven at times, the Seminoles held on for a 37-31 win against Oklahoma State before 61,521 fans, and tied a school record with 17 […]