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 By Steve Finley    Sports    June 21, 2018 

First place Sparks play two home games on Sunday and Tuesday

The Los Angeles Sparks continue to play some of the best basketball in the WNBA. At press time they were in first place with a record of 8-2 followed by the Phoenix Mercury at 10-3 and the Seattle...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    June 7, 2018

Storm Coming For Sparks

The Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA play three important home games within the next week starting tonight (Thursday) when they battle Seattle at Staples Center at 7:30 p.m. The 4-1 Sparks are...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    May 17, 2018

No. 2 UCLA Softball Will Host Los Angeles Regional

The No. 2 UCLA softball team will start the NCAA Tournament on Friday at home when they play Sacramento State inside Easton Stadium at 8 p.m. in the Los Angeles Regional. The Bruins are 50-4 overall...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    May 10, 2018

Long Beach State 49ers Strike Gold in College Volleyball

Long Beach State University and UCLA played one of the most electrifying men’s volleyball games in NCAA history last Saturday inside UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in front of a crowd of 7,248. The Beach...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    May 3, 2018

21 Undrafted Free Agents To Join LA Chargers

After concluding the 2018 NFL Draft, the LA Chargers agreed to terms with 21 undrafted free agents: Tony Brown | Alabama | DB | 6-0 | 198 | Beaumont, Texas A two-year starter in football and a track...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    May 3, 2018

Trojans Sweep Bruins for First Time in Eight Years

The USC track and teams showed why they are two of the best teams in the nation last Sunday at UCLA. The Trojan men beat the Bruins 103-53 and the USC women beat the UCLA women 86-77. It was the...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    April 26, 2018

Local College Players Featured in NFL Draft

For the first time in many years UCLA and USC will have two players taken in the top two or three spots in the National Football League draft today (Thursday). USC’s Sam Darnold and UCLA’s Josh...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    April 19, 2018

UCLA Sports' Takes Center Stage This Weekend

If you are a college sports fan UCLA is the place to be this weekend. The baseball, football and softball teams will all be in action at home starting Friday and continuing through Sunday. The...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    April 12, 2018

Lakers and Clippers Are Out Of NBA Playoffs

For the first time in recent memory, both the Clippers and the Lakers will start their summer vacations early. The Clippers will miss the playoffs for the first time in seven years, although they...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    April 5, 2018

Clippers Hope for a Miracle, Lakers Look To Be The Spoiler

The NBA season for the Clippers and Lakers is about to end unless the Clippers can pull off a miracle. The NBA playoffs consist of 16 teams from two different conferences. Eight teams from the west...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    March 29, 2018

UCLA Softball Continues to Stay on Top

What is one of the best kept sports secrets in Los Angeles? It's the UCLA Bruins softball team. They are currently 28-2 and ranked No. 4 in the nation. They are one of the best hitting teams in the...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    March 22, 2018

Lady Bruins Are The Last Team Standing

The UCLA women's basketball team is the last team from Southern California to survive the madness in March. Their two wins last Saturday and Monday have put them in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA women's...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    March 15, 2018

Clippers Stay in The Race and Lakers are Improving

The NBA in Los Angeles is getting interesting. Despite not having any super stars in town the Clippers are battling for a playoff position and the Lakers are starting to play winning and entertaining...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    March 15, 2018

UCLA goes to the Senior Prom and USC Plays in the Junior Prom

The NCAA is at it again. USC men’s basketball team takes second place in the Pac-12 regular season and second place in the one and done Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas last week and that’s not...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    March 8, 2018

UCLA and USC men's basketball need wins to reach Tournament

It’s that time of the year. Its win are go home for a lot of teams and it’s no different for UCLA and USC men’s basketball. If both teams expect to make it to the 2018 NCAA Division I...

 

Lakers and Clippers look to make the NBA playoffs

The all-star game is over and now it’s time for the 23-34 Lakers and 30-26 Clippers to go back to work. Both teams are hoping to make the playoffs but it still seems like a long shot for the Lakers...

 

Will the trades Help or Hurt the Clippers and Lakers?

Professional athletes are traded all the time but when it happens most of the time it’s a shock to the players, families and fans. Unfortunately that is one of the things professional athletes have...

 

Bruins versus Trojans play three times in four days

The UCLA Bruins and the USC Trojans basketball teams will battle each other Friday, Saturday and Monday. The women will play Friday night and Monday night. The men will clash on Saturday afternoon....

 

Trojan and Bruin Men Flip-Flop Positions in Basketball

At the beginning of the season the UCLA men were the surprise team of college basketball. An early season win over Kentucky in December was the highlight of a pre-season schedule that saw the Bruins...

 

UCLA, USC Men's And Women's Basketball Teams Compete in Pac-12

Pac-12 basketball swings into high gear this weekend when UCLA and USC men’s and women’s basketball teams play important games. All four teams are competing for an opportunity to either win a...

 
 By Steve Finley    Sports    January 4, 2018

Who is the best quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft?

By Steve Finley For the past three years two local college quarterbacks have dominated the talk about who is the best NFL ready signal caller. UCLA’s Josh Rosen and USC’s Sam Darnold climbed to...

 

No. 8 USC battles No. 5 Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl

The USC Trojan football team will travel deep into the heart of Texas to play one of the best college football teams in the nation when they face Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl on Friday, December 29,...

 

UCLA Gets The Coach It Wanted

UCLA introduced its new football coach, Chip Kelly during a packed press conference on the school's campus last Monday. If you could package the smiles from boosters into victories Kelly would be...

 

USC Battles Stanford for Pac-12 Crown

The USC football team will try to beat Stanford again in 2017 but this time it's for the Pac-12 Championship. On September 9 at the Coliseum the Trojans beat the Cardinal 42-24. The problem is...

 

Trojan Football Gets Ready For Pac-12 Championship

The USC football team, fresh off a close 28-23 win over cross town rival UCLA last Saturday at the Coliseum, will play for the Pac-12 championship on December 1, at 5 p.m.at Levi's Stadium in Santa...

 

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