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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 […]

Sheiks Level Tornadoes

Hoover High’s football team played without senior Rayvin Tanhueco, its most productive running back who will be sidelined for about five weeks after suffering a hairline fracture of the collarbone which put a significant dent in the offensive output. The Tornadoes’ running attack was held to 71 yards on 33 carries as Hollywood prevailed, 35-7, […]

Rick Assad

Rick Assad

The Washington Nationals came out slugging on Sunday, adding another win and looking like a team that can win a world championship

With home run power coming off the bats of Ian Desmond, Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa, the Nationals crushed the San Francisco Giants 14-6 for their ninth win in 10 games during their homestand. Washington entered this week with 15 victories in its last 18 games, and an 8-2-1 record in its last 11 series. […]

The Scout

Like many kids growing up during the Great Depression, George Genovese was bitten by the baseball bug, and it’s held firm ever since. So great was the hold on the Staten Island, New York native, that Genovese has been a player, manager, and scout. “From the time I was a little boy, I always wanted […]

Blue On Track

The Dodgers (74-58) missed sweeping New York this past weekend because Lucas Duda, who played at USC, drove in five runs that included a three-run homer (25th) in the third inning, a run-scoring single in the seventh, and a solo blast in the ninth (26th) as the Mets romped to an 11-3 win on Sunday […]

A New Kind of BMW

A New Kind of BMW

There are certain traits BMW models have had for many years. Sleek designs, dynamic handling, and melodious exhaust notes being just a few. Well, you can scratch some of those off that list with a new model you’re likely to see on the road soon. The 2014 BMW i3 is not sleek, and it doesn’t […]

Kansas City and Seattle are making some noise

The two clubs usually aren’t in the playoff picture this late in the season, but this year’s different. Seattle on Tuesday was tied with Detroit for the final AL wild-card slot, while Kansas City led the AL Central by 2 games over the Tigers. The Mariners took two out of three games from the Tigers […]