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 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 16, 2015 

Angels Must Pay Hamilton And They're Not Happy

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Major League baseball has announced it won’t investigate the Josh Hamilton case, and that means the Angels are stuck with his sizeable contract for this season....

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    April 16, 2015 

Coach Explains Why Kings Missed The Playoffs

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter It was the final regular season game for the Los Angeles Kings, a team that was eliminated from playoff contention, but they came out and ended the season with a...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    April 16, 2015 

Culver Tennis Is Off To A Great Start

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter Tennis anyone?! That's the question the 2015 Culver City High boys tennis team is asking this season as they have rolled out to a 10-1 preseason record leading into lea...

 
 Sports    April 9, 2015

Dodgers Mourn The Passing Of Billy DeLury

Billy DeLury, a Dodger employee since 1950, passed away Saturday evening at the age of 81. “Billy's consistent dedication and outstanding character were both an inspiration in our front office as well as a daily reminder of our roots in...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 9, 2015

I Like Wooden Best, But Krzyzewski Is Getting Close

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor John Wooden guided UCLA to 10 national championships and there’s a solid case that he’s the greatest coach in college basketball history. But if you’re a fan of...

 
 By Steven Lieberman    Sports    April 9, 2015

Rollins' Homer Gives Dodgers Opening Day Win

By Steven Lieberman Observer Reporter Former Dodger Matt Kemp drove in all three of the Padres runs, but it was the former Philly, Jimmy Rollins, and his three-run blast in the eighth that would...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    April 9, 2015

Culver Golf Team Is On The Rise

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter For the greater part of the country the golf season unofficially begins in April with the Masters Golf Tournament in Georgia on the hallowed grounds of Augusta...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 2, 2015

Warriors End Clippers' Seven-Game Winning Streak

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor So many times during the Lakers' feat of winning 16 NBA championships I've been in the building, feeling the excitement, eager to do my work and being thankful I'm in...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 2, 2015

UCLA's Two Tournament Wins Salvage Some Credibility

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor When John Wooden was coaching 10 UCLA basketball teams to national championships there was no ESPN. Times have certainly changed. Now the schools best identified with...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    April 2, 2015

UCLA Announcer Roberts Retires

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor UCLA’s loss to Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 last week was the final game for Chris Roberts, who has broadcast Bruin football and basketball for the...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    April 2, 2015

Culver Track Team Competes Well at Mira Costa

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter While the majority of the Culver City High students have been enjoying Spring Break 2015 at the many entertainment spots, beaches, mountains and deserts of Southern...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    March 26, 2015

Culver Softball Thrives On New Field

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter A brand new era in Culver City High softball began with a very satisfying 8-1 victory in its brand new ballpark on a picture perfect Thursday afternoon, March 19,...

 
 By George Laase    Sports    March 26, 2015

Lawsuit Puts Spin On Free Agency For College Players

By George Laase Special to the Observer Back in 1994, CBS Sports bought the rights to the NCAA men's basketball tournament with an eight-year contract averaging $215 million annually. This month, a single, 30-second TV ad airing during the men’s...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 26, 2015

Champion Giants Struggle In Spring Training

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor How important are the results in spring training? The popular belief is the results aren’t very important since minor leaguers often replace major leaguers in the la...

 
 Sports    March 26, 2015

Clippers To Play Exhibition Games In China

The National Basketball Association announces that NBA Global Games China 2015 will feature two preseason games between the Charlotte Hornets and the Los Angeles Clippers in October. The Clippers and...

 
 Sports    March 19, 2015

Let The Fans Be Heard: Sprint Fan Vote Returns

A favorite isn't always the winner – as the Sprint Fan Vote's history suggests. In the last 10 seasons, fans have voted 10 different drivers into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race™ at Charlotte Moto...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 19, 2015

Lowly Knicks Add To Lakers' Troubles

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor The Lakers and New York Knicks are the richest franchises in the NBA, but this season they’re two of the worst teams. The Knicks arrived at Staples Center last...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    March 19, 2015

A No Hitter On Culver's New Field (Really)

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter In baseball a no-hitter is always special. But it's even more remarkable when it occurs in a team's season home opener. Better yet, this actually happened immediately...

 
 By Bosmat Eynav    Sports    March 19, 2015

Winning Championships Is in His Blood

By Bosmat Eynav Sports Columnist David Blatt was born on May 22, 1959. He grew up in the town of Framingham, Boston, Completed a degree in English literature at Princeton University. During his...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 19, 2015

Ex-Laker Haley, Sportscaster McDonnell Die

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Within a few days last week two well-known men from the local sports scene passed away. Last Friday death claimed Joe McDonnell, who covered sports for four decades,...

 
 By Fred Altieri    Sports    March 19, 2015

Track Season Is Off To A Rousing Start

By Fred Altieri Sports Reporter The sun was up, the weather was hot and so was the Culver City High track and field team on Saturday, March 14 for the annual Culver City Invitational held on the...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 12, 2015

Baseball's Pace of Play Rule Has Arrived

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor In recent years baseball officials have been concerned about surveys showing a decline in interest in their sport. Many fans apparently think games last too long....

 
 Sports    March 12, 2015

Culver Resident Named All-Conference

Luke Silverman-Lloyd, a junior guard at Washington University in St. Louis who resides in Culver City, has been named honorable mention on the All University Athletic Association basketball team....

 
 Sports    March 12, 2015

UCLA Drops Dodger Stadium Classic Finale To USC

The UCLA Bruins were defeated, 8-4, by the USC Trojans in front of 14,688 fans in the finale of the Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic on Saturday afternoon. USC freshman starter Mitch Hart...

 
 By Mitch Chortkoff    Sports    March 12, 2015

Ralph Lawler Night At Staples Center

By Mitch Chortkoff Sports Editor Ralph Lawler began broadcasting San Diego Clipper basketball games in 1978. Six years later the team moved to Los Angeles and it seemed likely Lawler wouldn't leave...

 

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